List of Birds in Spotted Woodpecker

Prunella collaris

This is a robin sized bird at 15-17.5 cm in length, slightly larger than its relative, the dunnock.

Pyrrhocorax graculus

The Alpine chough, is a member of the crow family.

Recurvirostra avosetta
Merops apiaster

This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly-coloured, slender bird. It has brown and yellow upper parts, whilst the wings are green and the beak is black.

Turdus merula

A medium sized bird that, as might be expected, is black , although the female is brown

Sylvia atricapilla

The blackcap is a mainly grey warbler with distinct male and female plumages. It has a beautiful rich warbling song.

Fringilla montifringilla

Very similar to a chaffinch, the male brambling has a black head in summer, and an orange breast with white belly. When flying, its white rump is visible.

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

The bullfinch is a bulky bull-headed bird.

Emberiza cirlus

The cirl bunting is like a small yellowhammer, 15-16.5 cm in length (wing-span 22-22.5 cm) with a thick seed-eater's bill.

Emberiza calandra
Emberiza schoeniclus
Plectrophenax nivalis)
Buteo buteo

The common buzzard is a medium-to-large bird of prey whose range covers most of Europe and extends into Asia.

Buteo lagopus

Closely related to the common buzzard, the rough legged is distinguished by its white tail band, conspicuous when flying.

Tetrao urogallus

The capercaillie is the largest member of the grouse family.  The species shows extreme sexual dimorphism, with the male twice the size of the female.

Fringilla coelebs

A ground feeding bird with a consipcuous orange breast and white rump when it flies. The chaffinch is very common in northern Europe.

Phylloscopus collybita

The chiffchaff is a common and widespread leaf warbler which breeds in open woodlands throughout northern and temperate Europe and Asia.


Fulica atra
Fulica cristata
Phalacrocorax carbo

A large and conspicuous waterbird, the cormorant has an almost primitive appearance with its long neck making it appear almost reptilian. It is often seen standing with its wings held out to dry.

Corvus corone

A medium sized, all black bird that is easy to confuse with a rook. Crows have a bad reputation, being a pest to farmers, and appearing in horror stories such as "The Birds".

Corvus cornix

Except for the head, throat, wings, tail, and thigh feathers, which are black and mostly glossy, the plumage is ash-grey, the dark shafts giving it a streaky appearance.

Cuculus canorus

The common cuckoo is 32–34 centimetres long from bill to tail (with a tail of 13–15 centimetres and a wingspan of 55–60 centimetres. The legs are short.

Numenius arquata
Burhinus oedicnemus
Cinclus cinclus

The white-throated dipper is about 18 centimetres (7.1 in) long, rotund and short tailed.

Streptopelia decaocto

It is a medium-sized dove, distinctly smaller than the wood pigeon, similar in length to a rock pigeon but slimmer and longer-tailed,

Columba oenas
Anas platyrhynchos domesticus

Most domestic ducks, except the Muscovy  are a sub species of the Mallard

Marmaronetta angustirostris
Cairina moschata
Aythya fuligula

The adult male is all black except for white flanks and a blue-grey bill with gold-yellow eyes. It has an obvious head tuft that gives the species its name.

Calidris alpina
Prunella modularis
Hieraaetus pennatus, also classified as Aquila pennata
Bubulcus ibis

The cattle egret is a stocky heron with an 88–96 cm wingspan; it is 46–56 cm long. It has a relatively short, thick neck, a sturdy bill, and a hunched posture.

Ardea alba

The great egret, also known as the common egretlarge egret or great white heron, is a large, widely distributed egret, with fou

Egretta garzetta
Somateria mollissima

The common eider is both the largest of the four eider species and the largest duck found in Europe and in North America.

Falco eleonorae

Eleonora's falcon is an elegant bird of prey, 36–42 cm (14–17 in) long with an 87–104 cm (34–41 in) wingspan.

Falco vespertinus

This is a medium-small, long-winged species. The adult male is all blue-grey, except for his red undertail and legs; its underwings are uniformly grey.

Turdus pilaris

The fieldfare is 25 cm (10 in) long, with a grey crown, neck and rump, a plain brown back, dark wings and tail and white underwings. The breast and flanks are heavily spotted.

Montifringilla nivalis

Snow finches are stocky sparrows 13.5–17 centimetres in length, with strong conical bills.

Regulus ignicapilla
Phoenicopterus roseus

Most of the plumage is pinkish-white, but the wing coverts are red and the primary and secondary flight feathers are black.

Muscicapa striata
Mareca strepera

The gadwall is 46–56 cm long with a 78–90 cm wingspan.

Spatula querquedula
Limosa lapponica
Limosa limosa
Regulus regulus

The Goldcrest has greenish upper-parts, whitish under-parts, and has two white wingbars.

Bucephala clangula
Carduelis carduelis

A brightly coloured finch with a red face and yellow wing patch. Sociable, often breeding in colonies, they have a loverly liquid twittering song and call.

Mergus merganser

It is 58–72 cm long. Males average slightly larger than females but with some overlap.

Branta leucopsis

The barnacle goose is a medium-sized goose, 55–70 cm long, with a wingspan of 130–145 cm and a body mass of 1.21–2.23 kg. It has a white face and black head, neck, and upper breast.

Branta canadensis
Anser anser domesticus

European domestic geese are domesticated greylag geese kept as poultry for their meat, eggs, and down feathers since ancient times.

Alopochen aegyptiaca

It swims well, and in flight looks heavy, more like a goose than a duck, hence the English name. It is 63–73 cm long.

Anser anser

The greylag is the largest and bulkiest of the grey geese of the genus Anser. It has a rotund, bulky body, a thick and long neck, and a large head and bill.

Anser brachyrhynchus
Podiceps cristatus
Tachybaptus ruficollis

Also known as a Dabchick

Chloris chloris

The greenfinch is 15 cm long with a wing span of 24.5 to 27.5 cm .

Tringa nebularia
Lagopus lagopus scotica

The red grouse, is a medium-sized bird which is found in heather moorland in Great Britain and Ireland. The red grouse is differentiated from the 

Uria aalge

The common guillemot (Uria aalge) is a large auk.

Ichthyaetus audouinii
Chroicocephalus ridibundus

This gull is 38–44 cm long with a 94–105 cm wingspan. In flight, the white leading edge to the wing is a good field mark.

Larus canus

The common gull is a small version of the herring gull, with greenish legs and a yellow bill. Despite its name, it is not as common as the herring gull.

Larus hyperboreus)
Larus argentatus

A large seagull common around the coasts of Europe

Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Larus michahellis

A common gull around the mediterranean. Adults are externally similar to herring gulls but have yellow legs.

Circus aeruginosus)
Coccothraustes coccothraustes

The hawfinch is recognisable by it's large powerful bill. Often shy and difficult to see, it does nevertheless visit bird tables from time to time.

Ardea cinerea

A large grey bird that eats fish and also worms

Upupa epops

The hoopoe is a medium-sized bird, 25–32 cm (9.8–12.6 in) long, with a 44–48 cm (17–19 in) wingspan. It weighs 46–89 g (1.6–3.1 oz).

Coloeus monedula

Measuring 34–39 centimetres (13–15 in) in length, the western jackdaw is a black-plumaged bird with a grey nape and distinctive pale-grey 

Garrulus glandarius

The Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a species of bird occurring over a vast region from Western Europe and north-w

Falco tinnunculus

A medium sized bird of prey that is notable for it's ability to hover.

Alcedo atthis

The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as the Eurasian kingfisher, and river kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subsp

Milvus migrans

The black kite  is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.

Milvus milvus

A large reddish bird of prey recognised by its forked tail

Rissa tridactyla

The adult is 37–41 cm (15–16 in) in length with a wingspan of 91–105 cm (36–41 in) and a body mass of 305–525 g (10.8–18.5 oz).

Calidris canutus
Vanellus vanellus

The northern lapwing is a 28–33 cm (11–13 in) long bird with a 67–87 cm (26–34 in) wingspan and a body mass of 128–330 g (4.5–11.6 oz). It has rounded wings and a crest.

Galerida cristata
Linaria cannabina

The common linnet is a small passerine bird of the finch family, Fringillidae.

Pica pica

The Eurasian magpie is one of the most intelligent birds, and it is believed to be one of the most intelligent of all animals.

Cyanopica cyanus
Anas platyrhynchos

The mallard  is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Eurasia, and North Africa.

Delichon urbicum

The adult common house martin of the western nominate race is 13 cm long, with a wing span of 26–29 cm and a weight averaging 18.3 g. It is steel-blue above with a white rump, and white underparts,

Riparia riparia
Mergus serrator