Birds

Around 42 familes of birds are represented on Skye, either as residents, summer visitors or winter visitors.


ANATIDAE - swans, geese and ducks

Copyright: Steve Terry

Whooper Swan

Copyright: Steve Terry

Greylag Goose

Copyright: Steve Terry

Brent Geese

Copyright: Steve Terry

Red-breasted Merganser

Copyright: Steve Terry

Red-breasted Merganser

Copyright: Steve Terry

Teal

Copyright: Steve Terry

Goosander

Copyright: Steve Terry

Mallard

Copyright: Tony Hisgett

Goldeneye (Tony Hisgett)

Copyright: Ken Billin gton

Wigeon (Ken Billington)

Copyright: Steve Terry

Shelduck


TETRAONIDAE - Red Grouse


GAVIIDAE - divers

Copyright: Steve Terry

Red-throated Diver

Copyright: Steve Terry

Great Northern Diver


PROCELLARIDAE - Manx Shearwater


SULIDAE - Gannet

Copyright: Steve Terry

Gannet


PHALACROCORACIDAE - cormorants

Copyright: Steve Terry

Shag

Copyright: Steve Terry

Shag


ARDEIDAE - Grey Heron

Copyright: Steve Terry

Grey Heron


PODICEPEDIDAE - grebes


ACCIPITRIDAE - hawks and eagles

Copyright: Steve Terry

Buzzard

Copyright: Ray Jones

Buzzard (Ray Jones)

Copyright: Ray Jones

Buzzard (Ray Jones)


FALCONIDAE - falcons


RALLIDAE - rails and crakes


HAEMATOPODIDAE - Oystercatcher

Copyright: Steve Terry

Oystercatcher


CHARADRIIDAE - plovers

Copyright: Steve Terry

Lapwing


SCOLOPACIDAE - sandpipers and related waders

Copyright: Steve Terry

Redshank

Copyright: Steve Terry

Greenshank

Copyright: Steve Terry

Turnstone

Copyright: Steve Terry

Curlew

Copyright: Steve Terry

Dunlin

Copyright: Ken Billington

Bar-tailed Godwit (Ken Billington)


STERCORARIIDAE - skuas


LARIDAE - gulls

Copyright: Steve Terry

Common Gull

Copyright: Steve Terry

Herring Gull

Copyright: Steve Terry

Kittiwake

Copyright: Steve Terry

Kittiwake

Copyright: Steve Terry

Great Black-backed Gull


PROCELLARIIDAE - Northern Fulmar

Copyright: Steve Terry

Northern Fulmar

Copyright: Steve Terry

Northern Fulmar


STERNIDAE - terns


ALCIDAE - auks

Copyright: Steve Terry

Razorbill

Copyright: Steve Terry

Razorbill

Copyright: Steve Terry

Razorbill


COLUMBIDAE - pigeons and doves

Copyright: Steve Terry

Collared Dove


CUCULIDAE - Cuckoo


TYTONIDAE - Barn Owl


STRIGIDAE - other owls


PICIDAE - woodpeckers

Copyright: Ken Billington

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ken Billington)


CORVIDAE - crows

Copyright: Steve Terry

Hooded Crow

Copyright: Ray Jones

Raven (Ray Jones)

Copyright: Steve Terry

Jackdaw


PARIDAE - tits

Copyright: Steve Terry

Blue Tit

Copyright: Steve Terry

Coal Tit

Copyright: Steve Terry

Great Tit


ALAUDIDAE - larks

Copyright: Ray Jones

Skylark (Ray Jones)

Copyright: Ray Jones

Skylark (Ray Jones)


HIRUNDIDAE - swallows and martins

Copyright: Steve Terry

Swallow

Copyright: Ken Billington

Sand Martin (Ken Billington)


SYLVIIDAE - warblers

Copyright: Ken Billington

Willow Warbler (Ken Billington)

Copyright: Steve Terry

Sedge Warbler

Copyright: Ken Billington

Chiffchaff (Ken Billington)


AEGITHALIDAE - Long-tailed Tit

Copyright: Ken Billington

Long-tailed Tit (Ken Billington)


BOMBYCILLIDAE - Waxwing


CERTHIIDAE - Treecreeper


TROGLODYTIDAE - Wren

Copyright: Steve Terry

Wren


STURNIDAE - Starling

Copyright: Steve Terry

Starling

Copyright: Steve Terry

Starling


CINCLIDAE - Dipper

Copyright: Steve Terry

Dipper


TURDIDAE - thrushs

Copyright: Steve Terry

Song Thrush

Copyright: Steve Terry

Fieldfare

Copyright: Steve Terry

Blackbird

Copyright: Ray Jones

Redwing (Ray Jones)


MUSCICAPIDAE - nightingales, redstarts, wheatears, etc.

Copyright: Ken Billington

Stonechat (Ken Billington)

Copyright: Ray Jones

Stonechat (Ray Jones)

Copyright: Steve Terry

Robin

Copyright: Steve Terry

Wheatear (female)

Copyright: Steve Terry

Spotted Flycatcher

Copyright: Steve Terry

Spotted Flycatcher


PRUNELLIDAE - Dunnock

Copyright: Steve Terry

Dunnock


PASSERIDAE - sparrows

Copyright: Steve Terry

House Sparrow


MOTACILLIDAE - pipits and wagtails

Copyright: Steve Terry

Meadow Pipit

Copyright: Steve Terry

Rock Pipit

Copyright: Steve Terry

White/Pied Wagtail


FRINGILLIDAE - finches

Copyright: Ken Billington

Brambling (Ken Billington)

Copyright: Ken Billington

Bullfinch (Ken Billington)

Copyright: Steve Terry

Goldfinch

Copyright: Steve Terry

Crossbill

Copyright: Ken Billington

Lesser Redpoll (Ken Billington)

Copyright: Steve Terry

Siskin

Copyright: Steve Terry

Greenfinch

Copyright: Steve Terry

Chaffinch


EMBERIZIDAE - buntings

Copyright: Steve Terry

Reed Bunting

Copyright: Ray Jones

Lapland Bunting (Ray Jones)


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