Bird Check List

Systematic List of birds recorded within 5 km radius
of Lotan (updated in June 2001)

Key to Status

R Common resident seen on most days,
r scarce resident, not seen every day.
B Common breeder
b scarce breeder (only 1-2 pairs), fb former breeder not confirmed since 1995.
S regular spring migrant
s scarce spring migrant, but more than five records.
A regular autumn migrant
a scarce autumn migrant, but more than five records.
v vagrant, less than five records (1995-2001). Season indicated by s, a, w.
E known from historical records before inception of Lotan in 1983, now considered extinct

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Common Name Latin Name Status Check
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
vs  
White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus va  
Bittern Botaurus stellaris vs  
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus sa  
Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax SA  
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Sa  
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis SAW  
Little Egret Egretta garzetta SA  
Great Egret Egretta alba sa  
Grey Heron Ardea cinera SA  
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea SA  
Black Stork Ciconia nigra SA  
White Stork Ciconia ciconia SA  
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Sa  
Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia vs  
Shelduck Tadorna tadorna va  
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope Sa  
Gadwall Anas strepera Sa  
Garganey Anas querquela SA  
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca SAW  
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos SAW  
Northern Pintail Anas acuta SAw  
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata SAw  
Tufted Duck Aythea fulgila vs  
Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus Sa  
Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus s  
Black Kite Milvus migrans SAW  
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus SaB  
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus sa  
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus vs  
Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus SAw  
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus SAw  
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus saW  
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus saw  
Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus Sa  
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus SAW  
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes Sa  
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis va  
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo SAw  
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus SAWr  
Great Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga vs  
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina sm  
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis SAw  
Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca saW  
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos vs  
Booted Eagle Hireaaetus pennatus Sa  
Bonelli’s Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus r  
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Sa  
Lesser Kestrel Falco naunanni Sa  
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus R  
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus sa  
Merlin Falco columarius sa  
Hobby Falco subbuteo Sa  
Eleonora’s Falcon Falco eleonorae sa  
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor sab  
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus sW  
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus sa w  
Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides RB  
Chukar Alectoris chukar RB  
Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi RB  
Quail Coturnix coturnix Sa  
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana vs  
Little Crake Porzana parva Sa  
Corn Crake Crex crex s  
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus saw  
Coot Fulica atra saW  
Common Crane Grus grus sA  
Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata fb, E  
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus SA  
Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus RBW  
Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor vs, fb  
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola s  
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni sa  
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius SA  
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula SAw  
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus vsa  
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus vs  
Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus RB  
White-tailed Plover Vanellus leucurus vs  
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus saw  
Little Stint Calidris minuta SAw  
Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii sa  
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea sa  
Dunlin Calidris alpina SAw  
Ruff Philomachus pugnax SAw  
Jack Snipe Lymnocrptes minimus va  
Snipe Gallinago gallinago SAw  
Curlew Numenius arquata vs  
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus sa  
Redshank Tringa totanus SAw  
Greenshank Tringa nebularia Sa  
Green Sandpiper Tringa ocropus SAW  
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola SA  
Common Sandpiper Tringa hypoleucos SA  
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus s  
Baltic Gull Larus fuscus s  
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica s  
Common Tern Sterna hirundo vs  
Little Tern Sterna albifrons vs  
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus va  
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus sa  
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus r  
Rock Dove Columba livia R  
Stock Dove Columba oenas sa  
Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus vs  
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto RW  
Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Sa  
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis va  
Laughing Dove Strep senegalensis R  
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis rb  
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius Saw  
Cuckoo Cuculus canorus sa  
Barn Owl Tyto alba w  
Straied Scops Owl Otus brucei w  
Scops Owl Otus scops Sa  
Eagle Owl Bubo bubo r  
Little Owl Athene noctua vw  
Long-eared Owl Asio otus w  
Short-eared Owl Asio fammeus vs  
Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus sA  
Swift Apus apus S  
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus Sa  
Alpine Swift Apus melba S  
Little Swift Apus affinis s  
White-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis vw  
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis vs  
Little Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis R  
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus Sa  
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster SA  
Roller Coracias garrulus sa  
Hoopoe Upupa epops SAb  
Wryneck Jynx torquilla SA  
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cincturus rb  
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti R  
Hoopoe Lark Alaemon alaudipes aw, fb  
Thick-billed Lark Rhamphocorus clotbey vs  
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra vs  
Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata Sa  
Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla SAw  
Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens saw  
Crested Lark Galrida cristata RA  
Woodlark Lullula arborea va  
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis saW  
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula aw  
Temminck’s Horned Lark Eremophila bilopha Sa  
Sand Martin Riparia riparia SA  
Rock Martin Polyonoprogne fuligula RB  
Crag Martin Polyonoprogne rupestris S  
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica SA  
Red -rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica Sa  
House Martin Delichon urbica Sa  
Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi a  
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris SA  
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis SA  
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis sAW  
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus SAW  
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta SAW  
Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens va  
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava il SAw  
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola sa  
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea vaw  
White Wagtail Motacilla alba SAW  
Yellow-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthopygos R  
Radde’s Accentor Prunella ocularis va  
Rufous Bush Robin Cercotrichas galactotes SBa  
Black Bush Robin Cercotrichas podobe vs  
Robin Erithacus rubela Aw  
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia S  
Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos S  
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica SAW  
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis vs  
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros sAW  
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus SA  
Blackstart Cercomela melanura RB  
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Sa  
Stonechat Saxicola torquata sAW  
Pied Stonechat Saxicola caprata va  
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina SAw  
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Sa  
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca vsa  
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica SA  
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti AW  
Finsch’s Wheatear Oenanthe finschii vw  
Mourning Wheatear Oennathe lugens rW  
Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monacha RB  
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga RB  
Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis s  
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius saw  
Blackbird Turdus merula vaw  
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris aw  
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos sAw  
Redwing Turdus iliacus vw  
Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis RB  
Scrub Warbler Scotocerca inquieta RB  
River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis vs  
Savi’s Warbler Locustella luscinioides sa  
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Sa  
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris s  
Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus Sa  
Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus s  
Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida Sa  
Upcher’s Warbler Hippolais languida vs  
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum s  
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina vs  
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata aw  
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans s  
Menetries’s Warbler Sylvia mystacea vs  
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala sAW  
Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax Saw  
Ruppell’s Warbler Sylvia rueppelli S  
Desert Warbler Sylvia nana sw  
Arabian Warbler Sylvia leucomelaena rb  
Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis Sa  
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria Sa  
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca SAw  
Whitethroat Sylvia communis Sa  
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Sa  
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla SAw  
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus vw  
Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei va  
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus va  
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler Phylloscopus orientalis S  
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix s  
Mountain Chiffchaff Phylloscopus lorenzii va  
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita SAW  
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus sa  
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata SA  
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva a, vs  
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata s  
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis s  
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca s  
Arabian Babbler Turdoides squamiceps RB  
Palestine Sunbird Nectarinia osea RB  
Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus S  
Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus vs  
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio SA  
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor s  
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis RB  
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator Sa  
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus Sa  
House Crow Corvus splendens vsa  
Hooded Crow Corvus splendens vs  
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis RB  
Fan-tailed Raven Corvus rhipidurus sa  
Tristram’s Grackle Onychognathus tristramii sa  
Starling Sturnus vulgaris saw  
Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus vs  
House Sparrow Passer domesticus RB  
Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis SAW  
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus aw, rb  
Pale Rock Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla s  
Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica saw  
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs AWs  
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla aw  
Serin Serinus serinus va  
Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus sa  
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
Aws, r  
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis aw, rb  
Siskin Carduelis spinus saw  
Linnet Carduelis cannabina aWs  
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta AWs, rb  
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus
Rb  
Sinai Rosefinch Carpodacus synoicus w, r ?  
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
vsa  
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella vs  
Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos va  
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza
cineracea
s  
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana S  
Cretzschmar’s Bunting Emberiza caesia S  
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala s  
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus va  
Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra
AWs  

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