Birds

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


ANATIDAE - swans, geese and ducks

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Greylag Goose

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Brent Geese

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Red-breasted Merganser (female)

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Mallard (female)


TETRAONIDAE - Red Grouse


GAVIIDAE - divers

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Red-throated Diver


PROCELLARIDAE - Manx Shearwater


SULIDAE - Gannet

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Gannet


PHALACROCORACIDAE - cormorants

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Shag

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Shag


ARDEIDAE - Grey Heron

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Grey Heron


PODICEPEDIDAE - grebes


ACCIPITRIDAE - hawks and eagles

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Buzzard

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Buzzard


FALCONIDAE - falcons


RALLIDAE - rails and crakes


HAEMATOPODIDAE - Oystercatcher

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Oystercatcher


CHARADRIIDAE - plovers


SCOLOPACIDAE - sandpipers and related waders

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Redshank

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Curlew

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Dunlin

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Dunlin


STERCORARIIDAE - skuas


LARIDAE - gulls

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Common Gull

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Herring Gull

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Kittiwake

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Kittiwake

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Great Black-backed Gull


PROCELLARIIDAE - Northern Fulmar

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Northern Fulmar

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Northern Fulmar


STERNIDAE - terns


ALCIDAE - auks

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Razorbill

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Razorbill

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Razorbill


COLUMBIDAE - pigeons and doves

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Collared Dove


CUCULIDAE - Cuckoo


TYTONIDAE - Barn Owl


STRIGIDAE - other owls


PICIDAE - woodpeckers


CORVIDAE - crows

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Hooded Crow


PARIDAE - tits


ALAUDIDAE - larks


HIRUNDIDAE - swallows and martins

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Swallows


SYLVIIDAE - warblers


AEGITHALIDAE - Long-tailed Tit


BOMBYCILLIDAE - Waxwing


CERTHIIDAE - Treecreeper


TROGLODYTIDAE - Wren


STURNIDAE - Starling

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Starling

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Starling


CINCLIDAE - Dipper

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Dipper


TURDIDAE - thrushs, chats, flycatchers

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Song Thrush

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Spotted Flycatcher

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Spotted Flycatcher


PRUNELLIDAE - Dunnock


PASSERIDAE - sparrows

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House Sparrow


MOTACILLIDAE - pipits and wagtails

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Meadow Pipit

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Rock Pipit


FRINGILLIDAE - finches

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Goldfinch

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Crossbill


EMBERIZIDAE - buntings


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