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Scientific Index to Photo Galleries - Based on Old Taxonomic List



Tip: Use Ctrl-F to search this index, then click on the underlined name to go to the photo gallery page for the species.

Note: The taxonomy used in this page is now obsolete, but I have retained it because it maps on to the order and names used in many bird books.  To see an alternative index based on the latest 'British List' published by the BOU, click on the link at the top-right of this page.

Gaviidae:

Red-throated Diver

Gavia stellata

Black-throated Diver

Gavia arctica

Great Northern Diver

Gavia immer

Podicipedidae:

Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Red-necked Grebe

Podiceps grisegena

Slavonian Grebe

Podiceps auritus

Black-necked Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis

Procellariidae:

Fulmar

Fulmarus glacialis

Sulidae:

Gannet

Morus bassanus

Phalacrocoracidae:

Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

Shag

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

Ardeidae:

Green Heron

Butorides virescens

Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

Great White Egret

Egretta alba / Ardea alba

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea

Threskiornithidae:

Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

Sacred Ibis

Threskiornis aethiopicus

Anatidae:

Mute Swan

Cygnus olor

Bewick's Swan

Cygnus columbianus

Whooper Swan

Cygnus cygnus

Black Swan

Cygnus atratus

Pink-footed Goose

Anser brachyrhynchus

White-fronted Goose

Anser albifrons

Lesser White-fronted Goose

Anser erythropus

Greylag Goose

Anser anser

Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

Barnacle Goose

Branta leucopsis

Brent Goose

Branta bernicla

Egyptian Goose

Alopochen aegyptiacus

Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorna ferruginea

Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna

Carolina Duck

Aix sponsa

Mandarin Duck

Aix galericulata

Wigeon

Anas penelope

Gadwall

Anas strepera

Teal

Anas crecca

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Pintail

Anas acuta

Garganey

Anas querquedula

Shoveler

Anas clypeata

Red-crested Pochard

Netta rufina

Pochard

Aythya ferina

Ring-necked Duck

Aythya collaris

Ferruginous Duck

Aythya nyroca

Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

Scaup

Aythya marila

Lesser Scaup

Aythya affinis

Eider

Somateria mollissima

Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalis

Common Scoter

Melanitta nigra

Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

Smew

Mergus albellus / Mergellus albellus

Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator

Goosander

Mergus merganser

Ruddy Duck

Oxyura jamaicensis

Accipitridae:

Red Kite

Milvus milvus

Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

Common Buzzard

Buteo buteo

Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

Falconidae:

Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Red-footed Falcon

Falco vespertinus

Merlin

Falco columbarius

Hobby

Falco subbuteo

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Tetraonidae:

Red Grouse

Lagopus lagopus scotica

Phasianidae:

Red-legged Partridge

Alectoris rufa

Grey Partridge

Perdix perdix

Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

Rallidae:

Water Rail

Rallus aquaticus

Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

Coot

Fulica atra

Haematopodidae:

Oystercatcher

Haematopus ostralegus

Recurvirostridae:

Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

Charadriidae:

Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius dubius

Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula

Golden Plover

Pluvialis apricaria

Grey Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus

Scolopacidae:

Knot

Calidris canutus

Sanderling

Calidris alba

Purple Sandpiper

Calidris maritima

Dunlin

Calidris alpina

Ruff

Philomachus pugnax

Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

Long-billed Dowitcher

Limnodromus scolopaceus

Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

Bar-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica

Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

Hudsonian Whimbrel

Numenius hudsonicus

Curlew

Numenius arquata

Spotted Redshank

Tringa erythropus

Redshank

Tringa totanus

Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularia / Actitis macularius

Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Grey Phalarope

Phalaropus fulicarius

Stercoraridae:

Arctic Skua

Stercorarius parasiticus

Great Skua

Stercorarius skua

Laridae:

Mediterranean Gull

Larus melanocephalus

Laughing Gull

Larus atricilla

Little Gull

Larus minutus / Hydrocoloeus minutus

Sabine's Gull

Xema sabini

Black-headed Gull

Larus ridibundus / Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Ring-billed Gull

Larus delawarensis

Common Gull

Larus canus

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Larus fuscus

Herring Gull

Larus argentatus

Iceland Gull

Larus glaucoides

Great Black-backed Gull

Larus marinus

Kittiwake

Rissa tridactyla

Sternidae:

Sandwich Tern

Sterna sandvicensis

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

Arctic Tern

Sterna paradisaea

Whiskered Tern

Chlidonias hybrida / hybridus

Black Tern

Chlidonias niger

Alcidae:

Guillemot

Uria aalge

Razorbill

Alca torda

Black Guillemot

Cepphus grylle

Puffin

Fratercula arctica

Columbidae:

Feral Pigeon

Columba livia

Stock Dove

Columba oenas

Woodpigeon

Columba palumbus

Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Psittacidae:

Ring-necked Parakeet

Psittacula krameri

Cuculidae:

Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

Tytonidae:

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Strigidae:

Little Owl

Athene noctua

Tawny Owl

Strix aluco

Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus

Apodidae:

Swift

Apus apus

Alcedinidae:

Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

Upupidae:

Hoopoe

Upupa epops

Picidae:

Green Woodpecker

Picus viridis

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos minor

Alaudidae:

Woodlark

Lullula arborea

Skylark

Alauda arvensis

Shore Lark

Eremophila alpestris

Hirundinidae:

Sand Martin

Riparia riparia

Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Red-rumped Swallow

Hirundo daurica / Cecropis daurica

House Martin

Delichon urbica / Delichon urbicum

Motacillidae:

Meadow Pipit

Anthus pratensis

Rock Pipit

Anthus petrosus

Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

White Wagtail

Motacilla alba

Pied Wagtail

Motacilla alba yarrellii

Bombycillidae:

Waxwing

Bombycilla garrulus

Cinclidae:

Dipper

Cinclus cinclus

Troglodytidae:

Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

Prunellidae:

Dunnock

Prunella modularis

Turdidae:

Robin

Erithacus rubecula

Black Redstart

Phoenicurus ochruros

Redstart

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Whinchat

Saxicola rubetra

Stonechat

Saxicola torquata / Saxicola torquatus

Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe

Desert Wheatear

Oenanthe deserti

Ring Ouzel

Turdus torquatus

Blackbird

Turdus merula

Fieldfare

Turdus pilaris

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos

Redwing

Turdus iliacus

Mistle Thrush

Turdus viscivorus

Sylviidae:

Grasshopper Warbler

Locustella naevia

Sedge Warbler

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Dartford Warbler

Sylvia undata

Whitethroat

Sylvia communis

Garden Warbler

Sylvia borin

Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla

Wood Warbler

Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus collybita

Willow Warbler

Phylloscopus trochilus

Goldcrest

Regulus regulus

Muscicapidae:

Spotted Flycatcher

Muscicapa striata

Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula hypoleuca

Timaliidae:

Bearded Tit

Panurus biarmicus

Aegithalidae:

Long-tailed Tit

Aegithalos caudatus

Paridae:

Willow Tit

Parus montanus / Poecile montana

Coal Tit

Parus ater / Periparus ater

Blue Tit

Parus caeruleus / Cyanistes caeruleus

Great Tit

Parus major

Sittidae:

Nuthatch

Sitta europaea

Certhiidae:

Treecreeper

Certhia familiaris

Lanidae:

Great Grey Shrike

Lanius excubitor

Corvidae:

Jay

Garrulus glandarius

Magpie

Pica pica

Chough

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Jackdaw

Corvus monedula

Rook

Corvus frugilegus

Carrion Crow

Corvus corone

Hooded Crow

Corvus corone cornix / Corvus cornix

Raven

Corvus corax

Sturnidae:

Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Passeridae:

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus

Fringillidae:

Chaffinch

Fringilla coelebs

Brambling

Fringilla montifringilla

Greenfinch

Carduelis chloris

Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis

Siskin

Carduelis spinus

Linnet

Carduelis cannabina

Twite

Carduelis flavirostris

Lesser Redpoll

Carduelis cabaret

Common Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Emberizidae:

Snow Bunting

Plectrophenax nivalis

Yellowhammer

Emberiza citrinella

Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus