Fauna of Greece

Birds

Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca)

Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur) ( Τρυγόνι )Greece and Cyprus

Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus)

Lammergeier ( Gypaetus Barbatus ) Γενειοφόρο Όρνιο / Κοκκαλάς (Mt. Kofinas Herakleion)

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) ( Λευκοπελαργός )

Black Stork, Ciconia nigra ( Μαυροπελαργός ) Cyprus, Greece

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) ( Αργυροπελεκάνος ) Cyprus, Greece

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) ( Κοκκινολαίμης )

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) (Πορφυροτσικνιάς)

Falcon Eleonorae (Μαυροπετρίτης)

Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus , Greece, Cyprus

(Western) Marsh Harrier, Circus aeruginosus, (Καλαμόκιρκος) Greece and Cyprus

Short-toed Eagle, Circaetus gallicus ( Φιδαετός ) Greece and Cyprus

Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) ( Διπλοσάϊνο ) Greece and Cyprus

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) ( Βαλτόμπουφος) Cyprus, Greece

European Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), ( Αλκυώνα ) Cyprus, Greece

The scientific name Alcedo atthis is derived from Alcyone , the daughter of Aeolus.

Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) ( Τσαλαπετεινός ), Greece, Cyprus

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) ( Μελισσοφάγος )

European Roller, Coracias garrulus ( Χαλκοκουρούνα )

Little Owl ( Athene noctua) ( Κουκουβάγια )

Eurasian Golden Oriole, Oriolus oriolus ( Συκοφάγος ), Cyprus, Greece

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) , ( Καλημάνα ) Cyprus, Greece

Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) ( Σταυραετός )

Egyptian Vulture, Neophron percnopterus, ( Ασπροπάρης ) Cyprus, Greece

Eurasian Spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia ( Χουλιαρομύτα ), Cyprus, Greece

Honey Buzzard, Pernis apivorus, ( Σφηκοβαρβακίνα ) Cyprus, Greece

White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos)

Rueppell's Warbler, Sylvia rueppelli , Greece, Cyprus

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus Greece, Cyprus

Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra) Greece, Cyprus

Common Cuckoo, Cuculus canorus ( Κούκος )

The cuckoo (kókkyx ) appears in the play of Aristophanes' The Birds:

PITHETAERUS
The cuckoo was king of Egypt and of the whole of Phoenicia. When he called out "cuckoo," all the Phoenicians hurried to the fields to reap their wheat and their barley.
EUELPIDES
Hence no doubt the proverb, "Cuckoo! cuckoo! go to the fields, ye circumcised."

Francolinus, Samos, Pitton de Tournfont drawing from 1717

Some of the 30000-50000 estimated animal species of Greece (around 15000 known), 116 mammals.

http://www.cc.uoa.gr/biology/zoology/biodiven.htm

See: First National Report on Biodiversity from http://www.biodiv.org/default.shtml

Hellenic Ornithological Society , Publications

List of national parks of Greece

Natural History of Thásos

Fauna and Flora of Taygetus / Laconia /Mani Region

Birdlife International , Greece

BIRDWATCHING IN GREECE

List of national parks of Greece

 
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