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Alexandrine Parakeet Arctic Skua Arctic Tern Avocet (Pied Avocet) Baillon's Crake Bar-Headed Goose Barn Owl Barnacle Goose Bearded Tit Bee-Eater (European Bee-Eater) Bittern (Great Bittern) Black Duck (American Black Duck) Black Grouse Black Guillemot Black Redstart Black Swan Black Tern Black-Browed Albatross Black-Headed Gull Black-Necked Grebe Black-Tailed Godwit Black-Throated Diver Black-Winged Stilt Blackbird (Common Blackbird) Blackcap Blue Tit Blue-Winged Teal Bluethroat Bob-White Quail (Northern Bobwhite) Brambling Budgerigar Bullfinch (Common Bullfinch) Buzzard (Common Buzzard) Canada Goose Cape Shelduck (South African Shelduck) Capercaillie (Western Capercaillie) Cetti's Warbler Chaffinch Chiffchaff (Common Chiffchaff) Chough (Red-Billed Chough) Chukar Cirl Bunting Coal Tit Collared Dove (Eurasian Collared Dove) Common Gull (Mew Gull) Common Rosefinch (Scarlet Rosefinch) Common Sandpiper Common Scoter (Black Scoter) Common Tern Coot (Common Coot) Cormorant (Great Cormorant) Corn Bunting Corncrake (Corn Crake) Crane (Common Crane) Crested Tit Crossbill (Common Crossbill) Crow Cuckoo (Common Cuckoo) Curlew (Eurasian Curlew) Dartford Warbler Dipper (White-Throated Dipper) Dotterel (Eurasian Dotterel) Dunlin Dunnock (Hedge Accentor) Eagle Owl Egyptian Goose Eider (Common Eider) Fieldfare Firecrest Fulmar (Northern Fulmar) Gadwall Gannet (Northern Gannet) Garden Warbler Garganey Goldcrest Golden Eagle Golden Oriole (Eurasian Golden Oriole) Golden Pheasant Golden Plover (European Golden Plover) Goldeneye (Common Goldeneye) Goldfinch (European Goldfinch) Goosander Goshawk (Northern Goshawk) Grasshopper Warbler Great Auk Great Black-Backed Gull Great Bustard Great Crested Grebe Great Northern Diver Great Reed Warbler Great Skua Great Spotted Woodpecker Great Tit Green Sandpiper Green Woodpecker Greenfinch (European Greenfinch) Greenshank (Common Greenshank) Grey Heron Grey Partridge Grey Wagtail Greylag Goose Guillemot (Common Guillemot) Gull-Billed Tern Hawfinch Hen Harrier Herring Gull Hobby (Eurasian Hobby) Honey Buzzard (European Honey Buzzard) Hoopoe House Martin House Sparrow Icterine Warbler Jackdaw (Eurasian Jackdaw) Jay (Eurasian Jay) Kentish Plover Kestrel (Common Kestrel) Kingfisher (Common Kingfisher) Kittiwake (Black-Legged Kittiwake) Lady Amherst's Pheasant Lapland Bunting (Lapland Longspur) Lapwing (Northern Lapwing) Leach's Petrel (Leach's Storm-Petrel) Lesser Black-Backed Gull Lesser Crested Tern Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Lesser Whitethroat Linnet (Common Linnet) Little Bittern Little Egret Little Grebe Little Gull Little Owl Little Ringed Plover (Little Plover) Little Shearwater Little Tern Long-Eared Owl Long-Tailed Duck Long-Tailed Skua Long-Tailed Tit Magpie (Black-Billed Magpie) Mallard Mandarin Manx Shearwater Marsh Harrier (European Marsh Harrier) Marsh Tit Marsh Warbler Meadow Pipit Mediterranean Gull Merlin Mistle Thrush Monk Parakeet Montagu's Harrier Moorhen (Common Moorhen) Moustached Warbler Muscovy Duck Mute Swan Night Heron (Black-Crowned Night Heron) Nightingale (Common Nightingale) Nightjar (European Nightjar) Nuthatch (Wood Nuthatch) Osprey Oystercatcher (Eurasian Oystercatcher) Pallas's Sandgrouse Pallid Harrier Parrot Crossbill Penduline Tit (Eurasian Penduline Tit) Peregrine (Peregrine Falcon) Pheasant (Common Pheasant) Pied Flycatcher Pied Wagtail Pied-Billed Grebe Pink-Footed Goose Pintail (Northern Pintail) Pochard (Common Pochard) Ptarmigan (Rock Ptarmigan) Puffin (Atlantic Puffin) Purple Sandpiper Quail (Common Quail) Raven (Common Raven) Razorbill Red Grouse (Willow Ptarmigan) Red Kite Red-Backed Shrike Red-Breasted Merganser Red-Crested Pochard Red-Legged Partridge Red-Necked Grebe Red-Necked Phalarope Red-Throated Diver Redpoll (Common Redpoll) Redshank (Common Redshank) Redstart (Common Redstart) Redwing Reed Bunting Reed Warbler (Eurasian Reed Warbler) Reeve's Pheasant Ring Ouzel Ring-Necked Parakeet (Rose-ringed Parakeet) Ringed Plover River Warbler Robin (European Robin) Rock Dove And Feral Pigeon Rock Pipit Rook Roseate Tern Ruddy Duck Ruddy Shelduck Ruff Sand Martin Sandwich Tern Savi's Warbler Scaup (Greater Scaup) Scottish Crossbill Sedge Warbler Serin (European Serin) Shag (European Shag) Shelduck Shorelark (Horned Lark) Short-Eared Owl Short-Toed Treecreeper Shoveler (Northern Shoveler) Silver Pheasant Siskin (Eurasian Siskin) Skylark (Sky Lark) Slavonian Grebe Snipe (Common Snipe) Snow Bunting Snow Goose Snowy Owl Song Thrush Sparrowhawk (Eurasian Sparrowhawk) Spoonbill (Eurasian Spoonbill) Spotted Crake Spotted Flycatcher Spotted Sandpiper Starling (Common Starling) Stock Dove (Stock Pigeon) Stone Curlew (Stone-Curlew) Stonechat Storm Petrel (European Storm-Petrel) Subalpine Warbler Swallow (Barn Swallow) Swift (Common Swift) Swinhoe's Petrel (Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel) Tawny Owl Tawny Pipit Teal (Common Teal) Temminck's Stint Tree Pipit Tree Sparrow Treecreeper (Eurasian Treecreeper) Trumpeter Swan Tufted Duck Turnstone (Ruddy Turnstone) Turtle Dove (European Turtle Dove) Twite Velvet Scoter Water Rail Waxwing (Bohemian Waxwing) Wheatear (Northern Wheatear) Whimbrel Whinchat White Stork White-Fronted Goose White-Tailed Eagle Whitethroat (Common Whitethroat) Whooper Swan Wigeon (Eurasian Wigeon) Willow Tit Willow Warbler Wood Duck Wood Sandpiper Wood Warbler Woodcock (Eurasian Woodcock) Woodlark (Wood Lark) Woodpigeon (Common Wood Pigeon) Wren (Winter Wren) Wryneck (Eurasian Wryneck) Yellow Wagtail Yellow-Legged Gull Yellowhammer