The following list contains those bird species that can be regarded as "regular" in Hungary. i.e. birds which occur every year and which a visiting birder (in the appropriate season) stands a good to reasonable chance of seeing. Some vagrant, rare and very localised species have thus been omitted though they may actually occur annually. This is not a list of all the birds which have ever occurred in Hungary.


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Red-throated Diver (Red-throated Loon) Gavia stellata

Black-throated Diver (Arctic Loon) Gavia arctica

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

Great-crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps griseigena

Slavonian Grebe (Horned Grebe) Podiceps auritius

Black-necked Grebe (Eared Grebe) Podiceps nigricollis

Cormorant (Great Cormorant) Phalacrocorax carbo

Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmaeus

Bittern (Great Bittern) Botaurus stellaris

Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus

Night Heron (Black-crowned) Nycticorax nycticorax

Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Great White Egret (Great Egret) Egretta alba

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

Black Stork Ciconia nigra

White Stork Ciconia ciconia

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus

Spoonbill (Eurasian Spoonbill) Platalea leucorodia

Mute Swan Cygnus olor

Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus

Bean Goose (Taiga Bean Goose) Anser fabalis

(Greater) White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus

Greylag Goose Anser anser

Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis

Shelduck (Common Shelduck) Tadorna tadorna

Wigeon (Eurasian Wigeon) Anas penelope

Gadwall Anas strepera

Common Teal (Green-winged Teal) Anas crecca

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Pintail (Northern Pintail) Anas acuta

Garganey Anas querquedula

Shoveler (Northern Shoveler) Anas clypeata

Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina

Pochard (Common Pochard) Aythya ferina

Ferruginous Duck (White-eyed Pochard) Aythya nyroca

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

Scaup (Greater Scaup) Aythya marila

Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis

Common Scoter (Black Scoter) Melanitta nigra

Velvet Scoter (White-winged Scoter) Melanitta fusca

Goldeneye (Common Goldeneye) Bucephala clangula

Smew Mergellus albellus

Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Goosander (Common Merganser) Mergus merganser

Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus

Black Kite Milvus migrans

White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla

Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus

Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus

Hen Harrier (Northern Harrier) Circus cyaneus

Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus

Goshawk (Northern Goshawk) Accipiter gentilis

Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus

Rough-legged Buzzard (Rough-legged Hawk) Buteo lagopus

Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina

Spotted Eagle (Greater Spotted Eagle) Aquila clanga

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca

Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Kestrel (Common Kestrel) Falco tinnunculus

Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus

Merlin Falco columbarius

Hobby (Eurasian Hobby) Falco subbuteo

Saker Falcon Falco cherrug

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Grey Partridge (Common Partridge) Perdix perdix

Quail (Common Quail) Coturnix coturnix

Pheasant (Common Pheasant) Phasianus colchicus

ater Rail Rallus aquaticus

Spotted Crake Porzana porzana

Little Crake Porzana parva

Corncrake Crex crex

Moorhen (Common Gallinule) Gallinula chloropus

Coot (Eurasian Coot) Fulica atra

Common Crane Grus grus

Great Bustard Otis tarda

Oystercatcher (Eurasian) Haematopus ostralegus

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

Avocet (Pied Avocet) Recurvirostra avosetta

Stone Curlew (Eurasian Thick-knee) Burhinus oedicnemus

Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

Ringed Plover (Greater Ringed Plover) Charadrius hiaticula

Kentish Plover (Snowy Plover) Charadrius alexandrinus

Dotterel Charadrius morinellus

Golden Plover (European Golden Plover) Pluvialis apricaria

Grey Plover (Black-bellied Plover) Pluvialis squatarola

Lapwing (Northern Lapwing) Vanellus vanellus

Sanderling Calidris alba

Little Stint Calidris minuta

Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii

Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea

Dunlin Calidris alpina

Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus

Ruff Philomachus pugnax

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Woodcock (Eurasian Woodcock) Scolopax rusticola

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Curlew (Eurasian Curlew) Numenius arquata

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus

Redshank (Common Redshank) Tringa totanus

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis

Greenshank (Common Greenshank) Tringa nebularia

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola

Common Sandpiper Tringa hypoleucos

Turnstone (Ruddy Turnstone) Arenaria interpres

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus

Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus

Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus

Little Gull Larus minutus

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus

Common Gull (Mew Gull) Larus canus

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans

Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

Caspian Tern Sterna caspia

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus

Black Tern Chlidonias niger

White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus

Feral Pigeon (Rock Dove) Columba livia

Stock Dove (Stock Pigeon) Columba oenas

Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus

Turtle Dove (European Turtle Dove) Streptopelia turtur

Collared Dove (Eurasian Collared Dove) Streptopelia decaocto

Wryneck Jynx torquilla

Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius

Green Woodpecker Picus viridis

Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus

Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius

White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos

Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor

Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla

Crested Lark Galerida cristata

Woodlark Lullula arborea

Skylark (Eurasian Skylark) Alauda arvensis

Sand Martin (Bank Swallow) Riparia riparia

Swallow (Barn Swallow) Hirundo rustica

House Martin Delichon urbica

Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus

Yellow Wagtail (Blue-headed Wagtail) Motacilla flava

Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

White Wagtail Motacilla alba

Dipper (White-throated Dipper) Cinclus cinclus

Wren (Winter Wren) Troglodytes troglodytes

Robin (European Robin) Erithacus rubecula

Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia

Nightingale (Common Nightingale) Luscinia megarhynchos

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

Redstart (Common Redstart) Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Whinchat Saxicola rubetra

Stonechat (Common Stonechat) Saxicola torquata

Wheatear (Northern Wheatear) Oenanthe oenanthe

Rock Thrush (Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush) Monticola saxatilis

Blackbird (Eurasian Blackbird) Turdus merula

Fieldfare Turdus pilaris

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

Redwing Turdus iliacus

Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus

Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia

River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis

Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides

Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon

Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris

Reed Warbler (European) Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida

Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina

Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca

Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis

Garden Warbler Sylvia borin

Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla

Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus

Goldcrest Regulus regulus

Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata

Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva

Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis

Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca

Bearded Tit (Bearded Reedling) Panurus biarmicus

Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus

Marsh Tit Parus palustris

Willow Tit Parus montanus

Coal Tit Parus ater

Blue Tit Parus caeruleus

Great Tit Parus major

Nuthatch (Eurasian Nuthatch) Sitta europaea

Common Treecreeper Certhia familiaris

Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla

Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus

Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus

Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio

Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor

Great Grey Shrike (Northern Shrike) Lanius excubitor

Jay (Eurasian Jay) Garrulus glandarius

Magpie (Black-billed Magpie) Pica pica

Jackdaw (Eurasian Jackdaw) Corvus monedula

Rook Corvus frugilegus

Hooded Crow Corvus corone

Raven (Common Raven) Corvus corax

Starling (European Starling) Sturnus vulgaris

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

Brambling Fringilla montifringilla

Serin (European Serin) Serinus serinus

Greenfinch (European Greenfinch) Carduelis chloris

Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

Siskin (Eurasian Siskin) Carduelis spinus

Linnet (Common Linnet) Carduelis cannabina

Twite Carduelis flavirostris

Crossbill (Red Crossbill) Loxia curvirostra

Bullfinch (Common Bullfinch) Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Lapland Bunting (Lapland Longspur) Calcarius lapponicus

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Rock Bunting Emberiza cia

Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana

Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra