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Auks, including Puffin and Guillemots
Sea Birds: Fulmar, Petrels, Shags and Gannets
Skuas, Terns & Black-headed Gulls
 
Sea Gulls: larger species
Sea Gulls: lesser species
waders & stilts1: plovers & phalarope's
 
waders & stilts2: sandpipers & other smaller species
waders & stilts3: Other (larger) wader & stilt species
Waterfowl1: Swan & Geese
Waterfowl2: Goose-like Duck and Dabbling Ducks
Waterfowl3: Diving Ducks
Waterfowl4: Fish-eating ducks, divers & grebes
ptarmigan, birds of prey & pigeons
Passerines: first list
Passerines: second list

Birds on Iceland

This section presents information on bird species on Iceland. It is almost complete!

The bird species are organized in natural groups. This page ("entries start") can be used as a starting point.

The following species are included in this collection.


Auks group

razorbill
Alca torda
razorbill
Uria aalge
Uria aalge
Common
Guillemot
Uria lomvia, Brünnchs Guillemot
Uria lomvia
Brünnichs
Guillemot
Cepphus grylle, Little Auk
Cepphus grylle
Black
Guillemot
Fratercula arctica, Puffin
Fratercula
arctica

Puffin
Alle alle, Little Auk, Dovekie
Alle alle
Little auk
= Dovekie
Pinguinus impennis, Great Auk
Pinguinus
impennis

Great Auk


Fulmar, Shearwater & Petrels, Shags (cormorants) and Gannets

Fulmar
Fulmarus
glacialis

fulmar
Manx Shearwater
Puffinus puffinus
Manx
Shearwater
Storm Petrel
Hydrobates
pelagicus

Storm Petrel
Leach's Petrel
Oceanodroma
leucorrhea

Leach's Petrel
Shag
Phalacrocorax
aristotelis

Shag
Gannet
Morus
bassanus

Gannet


Skua's, Gulls and Terns:
1 - Skuas, Terns and Black-headed Gull

Great Skua
Stercorarius
skua

Great Skua
Arctic Skua
Stercorarius
parasiticus

Arctic Skua

Arctic Tern
Sterna
paradisaea

Arctic Tern
Black-headed Gull
Larus
ridibundus

Black-headed Gull

2 - Sea Gulls

Great Black-backed Gull
Larus marinus
Great Black-
backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus fuscus
Lesser Black-
backed Gull
Herring Gull
Larus argentatus
Herring Gull
Common Gull
Larus canus
Common Gull
Glaucus Gull
Larus
hyperboreus

Glaucus Gull
Icelandic Gull
Larus
glaucoides

Icelandic Gull
Kittywake/Three-toed Gull
Rissa
tridactyla

Kittywake =
Three-toed Gull


waders and stilts
1: plovers and phalarope's

Pluvialis apricaria, Golden Plover
Pluvialis
apricaria

Golden
Plover
Pluvialis squatarola, Grey Plover
Pluvialis
squatarola

Grey
Plover
Charadrius hiaticula, Ringed Plover
Charadrius
hiaticula

Ringed
Plover
Phalaropus lobatus, Red-necked Phalarope
Phalaropus
lobatus

Red-necked
Phalarope
Phalaropus fulicarius, Grey Phalarope
Phalaropus
fulicarius

Grey
Phalarope


waders and stilts
2: sandpipers and other smaller species

Calidris alpina, Dunlin
Calidris
alpina

Dunlin
Calidris canutus, Knot
Calidris
canutus

Knot
Calidris alba, Sanderling
Calidris
alba

Sanderling
Calidris maritima, Purple Sandpiper
Calidris
maritima

Purple
Sandpiper
Arenaria interpres, Turnstone
Arenaria
interpres

Turnstone


waders and stilts
3: Other (larger) wader and stilt species

Tringa totanus, Redshank
Tringa
totanus

Redshank
Numenius phaeopus, Whimbrel
Numenius
phaeopus

Whimbrel
Limosa limosa, Black-tailed Godwit
Limosa
limosa

Black-tailed
Godwit
Haematopus ostralegus, Oyster Catcher
Haematopus
ostralegus

Oyster
Catcher
Gallinago gallinago, Snipe
Gallinago
gallinago

Snipe


waterfowl
1: Swan and Geese

Cygnus cygnus, Whooper Swan
Cygnus
cygnus

Whooper
Swan
Anser anser, Greylag Goose
Anser
anser

Greylag
Goose
Anser brachyrhynchus, Pink-footed Goose
Anser
brachyrhynchus

Pink-footed
Goose
Anser albifrons, White-fronted Goose
Anser
albifrons

White-fronted
Goose
Branta leucopsis, Barnacle Goose
Branta
leucopsis

Barnacle Goose
Branta bernicla, Brent Goose
Branta
bernicla

Brent Goose


waterfowl
2: Goose-like duck (Shellduck) and dabbling ducks

Tadorna tadorna, Shelduck
Tadorna
tadorna

Shelduck
Anas platyrhynchos, Mallard
Anas
platyrhynchos

Mallard
Anas penelope, Wigeon
Anas
penelope

Wigeon
Anas strepera, Gadwell
Anas
strepera

Gadwell
Anas acuta, Pintail
Anas
acuta

Pintail
Anas crecca, Common Teal
Anas
crecca

Common Teal


waterfowl
2: Goose-like duck (Shellduck) and dabbling ducks

Tadorna tadorna, Shelduck
Tadorna
tadorna

Shelduck
Anas platyrhynchos, Mallard
Anas
platyrhynchos

Mallard
Anas penelope, Wigeon
Anas
penelope

Wigeon
Anas strepera, Gadwell
Anas
strepera

Gadwell
Anas acuta, Pintail
Anas
acuta

Pintail
Anas crecca, Common Teal
Anas
crecca

Common Teal


waterfowl
3: Diving ducks

Aythya fuligula, Tufted Duck
Aythya
fuligula

Tufted Duck
Aythya marila, Scaup
Aythya
marilas

Scaup
Somateria mollissima, Eider Duck
Somateria
mollissima

Eider Duck
Histrionicus histrionicus, Harlequin Duck
Histrionicus
histrionicus

Harlequin
Duck
Clangula hyemalis, Long-tailed Duck
Clangula
hyemalis

Long-tailed
Duck
Melanitta nigra, Common Scoter
Melanitta
nigra

Common
Scoter
Bucephala islandica, Barrow's Goldeneye
Bucephala
islandica

Barrow's
Goldeneye


waterfowl
4: Fish-eating ducks, divers and grebes

Mergus serrator, Red-breasted Merganser
Mergus
serrator

Red-breasted
Merganser
Mergus merganser, Goosander
Mergus
merganser

Goosander
 
Gavia stellata, Red-throated Diver
Gavia
stellata

Red-throated
Diver
Gavia immer, Great Northern Diver (Loon)
Gavia
immer

Great Northern
Diver (Loon)
Podiceps auritus, Slavonian Grebe
Podiceps
auritus

Slavonian
Grebe


Ptarmigan, birds of prey & pigeons (miscelaneous species)

Lagopus mutus, Ptarmigan
Lagopus
mutus

Ptarmigan
 
Haliaeetus albicilla, Sea Eagle = White-tailed Eagle
Haliaeetus
albicilla

Sea Eagle =
White-tailed Eagle
Falco rusticolus, Gyrfalcon
Falco
rusticolus

Gyrfalcon
 
Falco columbarius, Merlin
Falco
columbarius

Merlin
 
Columba livia, feral pigeon
Columba
livia

Feral
Pigeon


Passerines: 1 (first list)

Anthus pratensis, Meadow Pipit
Anthus
pratensis

Meadow
Pipit
Motacilla alba, White Wagtail
Motacilla
alba

White
Wagtail
Oenanthe oenanthe, Wheatear
Oenanthe
oenanthe

Wheatear
 
Turdus iliacus, Redwing
Turdus
iliacus

Redwing
 
Sturnus vulgaris, Starling
Sturnus
vulgaris

Starling
 


Passerines: 2 (second list)

Plectrophenax nivalis, Snow Bunting
Plectrophenax
nivalis

Snow
Bunting
Carduelis flammea, Redpoll
Carduelis
flammea

Redpoll
 
Troglodytes troglodytes, Wren
Troglodytes
troglodytes

Wren
 
Corvus corax, Raven
Corvus
corax

Raven
 
Regulus regulus, Goldcrest
Regulus
regulus

Goldcrest