List of AVES species in United Arab Emirates

This is a list of AVES in United Arab Emirates according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Bucanetes githagineus Trumpeter Finch 22720513 LC
Oenanthe picata Eastern Pied Wheatear 22710295 LC
Oenanthe pleschanka Pied Wheatear 22710308 LC
Anthus campestris Tawny Pipit 22718501 LC
Anthus godlewskii Blyth's Pipit 22718505 LC
Carpodacus erythrinus Scarlet Rosefinch 22720556 LC
Oenanthe deserti Desert Wheatear 22710325 LC
Tetrax tetrax Little Bustard 22691896 NT
Oenanthe isabellina Isabelline Wheatear 22710333 LC
Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing 22693949 NT
Merops albicollis White-throated Bee-eater 22683714 LC
Anthus richardi Richard's Pipit 103821389 LC
Cettia cetti Cetti's Warbler 22714445 LC
Clanga pomarina Lesser Spotted Eagle 22696022 LC
Anthus hodgsoni Olive-backed Pipit 22718550 LC
Clanga clanga Spotted Eagle 22696027 VU
Anthus pratensis Meadow Pipit 22718556 NT
Merops persicus Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 22683740 LC
Anthus cervinus Red-throated Pipit 22718560 LC
Vanellus spinosus Spur-winged Plover 22693983 LC
Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle 22696038 EN
Merops apiaster Bee-eater 22683756 LC
Caprimulgus aegyptius Egyptian Nightjar 22689902 LC
Anthus rubescens Buff-bellied Pipit 22718575 LC
Aquila heliaca Eastern Imperial Eagle 22696048 VU
Oenanthe melanura Blackstart 22710385 LC
Caprimulgus mahrattensis Sykes's Nightjar 22689906 LC
Milvus migrans Black Kite 22734972 LC
Vanellus indicus Red-wattled Plover 22694013 LC
Petrochelidon fluvicola Streak-throated Swallow 22712458 LC
Aquila fasciata Bonelli's Eagle 22696076 LC
Burhinus oedicnemus Eurasian Thick-knee 45111439 LC
Sylvia curruca Lesser Whitethroat 22734992 LC
Bulweria fallax Jouanin's Petrel 22698136 NT
Clamator jacobinus Jacobin Cuckoo 22683800 LC
Hieraaetus pennatus Booted Eagle 22696092 LC
Emberiza striolata Mountain Bunting 22735007 LC
Vanellus gregarius Sociable Plover 22694053 CR
Delichon dasypus Asian House-Martin 22712491 LC
Vanellus leucurus White-tailed Plover 22694064 LC
Calandrella brachydactyla Greater Short-toed Lark 103766207 LC
Dromas ardeola Crab-plover 22694081 LC
Ardenna carneipes Flesh-footed Shearwater 22698188 NT
Anthus similis Long-billed Pipit 103821527 LC
Cyanoptila cyanomelana Blue-and-white Flycatcher 103758039 LC
Oriolus chinensis Black-naped Oriole 22706394 LC
Ardenna grisea Sooty Shearwater 22698209 NT
Phylloscopus tristis Siberian Chiffchaff 103844067 LC
Riparia paludicola African Plain Martin 103815402 LC
Glareola pratincola Common Pratincole 22694127 LC
Anthropoides virgo Demoiselle Crane 22692081 LC
Glareola maldivarum Oriental Pratincole 22694132 LC
Glareola nordmanni Black-winged Pratincole 22694136 NT
Gallinula chloropus Common Moorhen 62120190 LC
Glareola lactea Little Pratincole 22694152 LC
Hydrobates leucorhous Leach's Storm-petrel 132438298 VU
Puffinus persicus Persian Shearwater 22698267 LC
Cygnus olor Mute Swan 22679839 LC
Locustella naevia Common Grasshopper-Warbler 22714657 LC
Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 22679856 LC
Grus grus Common Crane 22692146 LC
Cygnus columbianus Tundra Swan 22679862 LC
Locustella fluviatilis River Warbler 22714679 LC
Locustella luscinioides Savi's Warbler 22714684 LC
Acrocephalus melanopogon Moustached Warbler 22714693 LC
Anser albifrons Greater White-fronted Goose 22679881 LC
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Sedge Warbler 22714700 LC
Anser erythropus Lesser White-fronted Goose 22679886 VU
Anser anser Greylag Goose 22679889 LC
Acrocephalus agricola Paddyfield Warbler 22714714 LC
Stercorarius pomarinus Pomarine Skua 22694240 LC
Acrocephalus scirpaceus Reed Warbler 22714722 LC
Stercorarius parasiticus Arctic Jaeger 22694245 LC
Pycnonotus xanthopygos White-spectacled Bulbul 22712681 LC
Stercorarius longicaudus Long-tailed Jaeger 22694251 LC
Acrocephalus dumetorum Blyth's Reed-warbler 22714736 LC
Emberiza leucocephalos Pine Bunting 22720881 LC
Emberiza stewarti White-capped Bunting 22720884 LC
Acrocephalus palustris Marsh Warbler 22714741 LC
Pycnonotus cafer Red-vented Bulbul 22712695 LC
Pycnonotus leucotis White-eared Bulbul 22712687 LC
Acrocephalus stentoreus Clamorous Reed Warbler 22714751 LC
Emberiza cineracea Cinereous Bunting 22720912 NT
Eudynamys scolopaceus Western Koel 22684049 LC
Larus leucophthalmus White-eyed Gull 22694299 LC
Larus hemprichii Sooty Gull 22694303 LC
Oenanthe xanthoprymna Kurdistan Wheatear 22735267 LC
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 22696357 LC
Larus canus Mew Gull 22694308 LC
Alopochen aegyptiaca Egyptian Goose 22679993 LC
Emberiza pusilla Little Bunting 22720954 LC
Emberiza rustica Rustic Bunting 22720960 VU
Tadorna ferruginea Ruddy Shelduck 22680003 LC
Oceanites oceanicus Wilson's Storm-Petrel 22698436 LC
Emberiza aureola Yellow-breasted Bunting 22720966 CR
Emberiza melanocephala Black-headed Bunting 22720990 LC
Tadorna tadorna Shelduck 22680024 LC
Emberiza bruniceps Red-headed Bunting 22720993 LC
Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gull 22694373 LC
Sylvia nana Asian Desert Warbler 103872996 LC
Larus ichthyaetus Pallas's Gull 22694379 LC
Falco vespertinus Red-footed Falcon 22696432 NT
Lamprotornis superbus Superb Starling 22710767 LC
Larus brunnicephalus Brown-headed Gull 22694384 LC
Emberiza schoeniclus Common Reed Bunting 22721012 LC
Falco amurensis Eastern Red-footed Falcon 22696437 LC
Falco eleonorae Eleonora's Falcon 22696442 LC
Ploceus jacksoni Jackson's Golden-backed Weaver 22718966 LC
Falco concolor Sooty Falcon 22696446 VU
Falco columbarius Merlin 22696453 LC
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster Violet-backed Starling 22710791 LC
Sylvia nisoria European Barred Warbler 22716937 LC
Iduna caligata Booted Warbler 22714891 LC
Iduna rama Sykes's Warbler 22714894 LC
Larus ridibundus Common Black-headed Gull 22694420 LC
Rallus aquaticus European Water Rail 22725141 LC
Hippolais languida Upcher's Warbler 22714904 LC
Hydrobates monorhis Swinhoe's Storm-petrel 22698520 NT
Larus genei Slender-billed Gull 22694428 LC
Nettapus coromandelianus Cotton Pygmy-Goose 22680090 LC
Ploceus manyar Streaked Weaver 22719002 LC
Hippolais icterina Icterine Warbler 22714916 LC
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon 22696487 LC
Larus melanocephalus Mediterranean Gull 22694443 LC
Falco cherrug Saker Falcon 22696495 EN
Creatophora cinerea Wattled Starling 22710832 LC
Sylvia mystacea Menetries's Warbler 22716971 LC
Turdus obscurus Eyebrowed Thrush 22708793 LC
Larus pipixcan Franklin's Gull 22694462 LC
Hydrocoloeus minutus Little Gull 22694469 LC
Sturnia pagodarum Brahminy Starling 22710864 LC
Turdus pilaris Fieldfare 22708816 LC
Xema sabini Sabine's Gull 22694479 LC
Turdus iliacus Redwing 22708819 NT
Mareca strepera Gadwall 22680149 LC
Mareca penelope European Wigeon 22680157 LC
Pastor roseus Rose-coloured Starling 22710881 LC
Rissa tridactyla Black-legged Kittiwake 22694497 VU
Sturnus vulgaris Starling 22710886 LC
Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebe 22696545 LC
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard 22680186 LC
Hydroprogne caspia Caspian Tern 22694524 LC
Streptopelia orientalis Oriental Turtle-Dove 22690439 LC
Acridotheres tristis Common Myna 22710921 LC
Acridotheres ginginianus Bank Myna 22710929 LC
Spilopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove 22690445 LC
Haematopus ostralegus Pied Oystercatcher 22733462 NT
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe 22696602 LC
Podiceps nigricollis Eared Grebe 22696610 LC
Thalasseus bengalensis Lesser Crested Tern 22694561 LC
Thalasseus bergii Crested Tern 22694571 LC
Spatula clypeata Northern Shoveler 22680247 LC
Phaethon aethereus Red-billed Tropicbird 22696637 LC
Crex crex Corn Crake 22692543 LC
Streptopelia tranquebarica Red Collared Dove 22690493 LC
Thalasseus sandvicensis Sandwich Tern 22694591 LC
Sterna dougallii Roseate Tern 22694601 LC
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 22694623 LC
Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern 22694629 LC
Acrocephalus arundinaceus Great Reed-warbler 104317670 LC
Anas acuta Pintail 22680301 LC
Gelochelidon nilotica Common Gull-billed Tern 62026481 LC
Sula sula Red-footed Booby 22696694 LC
Spatula querquedula Garganey 22680313 LC
Chlamydotis macqueenii Macqueen's Bustard 22733562 VU
Sula leucogaster Brown Booby 22696698 LC
Sternula albifrons Little Tern 22694656 LC
Sternula saundersi Saunders's Tern 22694666 LC
Dicrurus macrocercus Black Drongo 22706961 LC
Dicrurus leucophaeus Ashy Drongo 22706964 LC
Marmaronetta angustirostris Marbled Teal 22680339 VU
Riparia riparia Collared Sand Martin 103815961 LC
Netta rufina Red-crested Pochard 22680348 LC
Phylloscopus orientalis Balkan Warbler 22729503 LC
Amaurornis phoenicurus White-breasted Waterhen 22692640 LC
Phylloscopus nitidus Green Warbler 22731553 LC
Aythya ferina Pochard 22680358 VU
Eremopterix nigriceps Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark 22717222 LC
Phylloscopus humei Hume's Leaf Warbler 22729514 LC
Sterna repressa White-cheeked Tern 22694705 LC
Ammomanes cinctura Bar-tailed Desert Lark 22717236 LC
Aythya nyroca Ferruginous Pochard 22680373 NT
Zapornia parva Little Crake 22692663 LC
Zapornia pusilla Marsh Crake 22692667 LC
Charadrius alexandrinus Snowy Plover 22727487 LC
Porzana porzana Spotted Crake 22692676 LC
Ammomanes deserti Desert Lark 22717254 LC
Aythya fuligula Tufted Duck 22680391 LC
Onychoprion anaethetus Bridled Tern 22694730 LC
Alaemon alaudipes Hoopoe Lark 22717262 LC
Strix butleri Omani Owl 62290760 DD
Oena capensis Namaqua Dove 22690645 LC
Onychoprion fuscatus Sooty Tern 22694740 LC
Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant 22696792 LC
Phalacrocorax nigrogularis Socotra Cormorant 22696802 VU
Melanocorypha calandra Calandra Lark 22717285 LC
Melanocorypha bimaculata Bimaculated Lark 22717288 LC
Chlidonias hybrida Whiskered Tern 22694764 LC
Phylloscopus neglectus Plain Leaf Warbler 22715249 LC
Lanius cristatus Brown Shrike 22705011 LC
Otus brucei Pallid Scops Owl 22688631 LC
Chlidonias leucopterus White-winged Tern 22694782 LC
Lanius vittatus Bay-backed Shrike 22705026 LC
Chlidonias niger Black Tern 22694787 LC
Phylloscopus fuscatus Dusky Warbler 22715264 LC
Lanius schach Long-tailed Shrike 22705029 LC
Anous stolidus Common Noddy 22694794 LC
Lanius minor Lesser Grey Shrike 22705038 LC
Phylloscopus schwarzi Radde's Warbler 22715284 LC
Anous tenuirostris Lesser Noddy 22694805 LC
Ixobrychus minutus Common Little Bittern 22735766 LC
Mergus serrator Red-breasted Merganser 22680485 LC
Hypocolius ampelinus Hypocolius 22713263 LC
Phylloscopus inornatus Yellow-browed Warbler 22715310 LC
Porphyrio porphyrio Purple Swamp-Hen 22692792 LC
Phylloscopus magnirostris Large-billed Leaf-warbler 22715334 LC
Galerida cristata Crested Lark 22717383 LC
Lanius nubicus Masked Shrike 22705099 LC
Egretta gularis Reef Heron 22729692 LC
Cursorius cursor Cream-coloured Courser 22735845 LC
Alauda gulgula Small Skylark 22717424 LC
Ardea intermedia Intermediate Egret 22727668 LC
Anas crecca Eurasian Teal 22729717 LC
Eremophila bilopha Temminck's Horned Lark 22717438 LC
Motacilla flava Western Yellow Wagtail 103822349 LC
Pandion haliaetus Osprey 22694938 LC
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 22696993 LC
Ficedula parva Red-breasted Flycatcher 22735909 LC
Fulica cristata Red-Knobbed Coot 22692907 LC
Fulica atra European Coot 22692913 LC
Larus cachinnans Caspian Gull 22735929 LC
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 22697031 LC
Ficedula semitorquata Half-collared Flycatcher 22709319 LC
Ardea alba Great White Egret 22697043 LC
Pernis ptilorhynchus Crested Honey Buzzard 22694995 LC
Apus pallidus Pallid Swift 22686815 LC
Elanus caeruleus Black-shouldered Kite 22695028 LC
Apus pacificus Pacific Swift 22686845 LC
Pterocles exustus Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse 22692990 LC
Ammoperdix heyi Sand Partridge 22678657 LC
Pterocles senegallus Spotted Sandgrouse 22692994 LC
Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared-dove 22727811 LC
Apus affinis House Swift 22686856 LC
Pterocles orientalis Black-bellied Sandgrouse 22693002 LC
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 22697109 LC
Terpsiphone paradisi Indian Paradise-flycatcher 103715992 LC
Alectoris chukar Chuckar 22678691 LC
Ardeola ralloides Common Squacco Heron 22697123 LC
Pterocles lichtensteinii Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse 22693028 LC
Ardeola grayii Indian Pond Heron 22697128 LC
Bubo ascalaphus Pharaoh Eagle-Owl 22688938 LC
Riparia diluta Pale Sand Martin 22736052 LC
Haliastur indus Brahminy Kite 22695094 LC
Scolopax rusticola Woodcock 22693052 LC
Francolinus pondicerianus Grey Francolin 22678728 LC
Scotocerca inquieta Streaked Scrub-warbler 22713547 LC
Halcyon smyrnensis White-breasted Kingfisher 22725846 LC
Haliaeetus leucoryphus Pallas's Sea-Eagle 22695130 EN
Gallinago stenura Pintail Snipe 22693085 LC
Gallinago media Great Snipe 22693093 NT
Gallinago gallinago Common Snipe 22693097 LC
Coracias garrulus European Roller 22682860 LC
Turdus atrogularis Black-throated Thrush 22736108 LC
Turdus eunomus Dusky Thrush 22736111 LC
Prinia gracilis Graceful Prinia 22713590 LC
Nycticorax nycticorax Night Heron 22697211 LC
Merops cyanophrys Arabian Green Bee-eater 22725894 LC
Lymnocryptes minimus Jack Snipe 22693133 LC
Coracias benghalensis Indian Roller 22725914 LC
Euodice malabarica Indian Silverbill 22719770 LC
Himantopus himantopus Black-winged Stilt 22727969 LC
Limosa lapponica Bar-tailed Godwit 22693158 NT
Ficedula albicilla Taiga Flycatcher 22734119 LC
Sula dactylatra Masked Booby 22736173 LC
Gyps himalayensis Himalayan Griffon 22695215 NT
Gyps fulvus Griffon Vulture 22695219 LC
Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel 22693178 LC
Torgos tracheliotos Lappet-faced Vulture 22695238 EN
Lonchura punctulata Nutmeg Mannikin 22719821 LC
Tringa erythropus Spotted Redshank 22693207 LC
Tringa totanus Redshank 22693211 LC
Tringa stagnatilis Marsh Sandpiper 22693216 LC
Tringa nebularia Greenshank 22693220 LC
Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Cinnamon Bittern 22697323 LC
Tringa ochropus Green Sandpiper 22693243 LC
Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper 22693247 LC
Botaurus stellaris Common Bittern 22697346 LC
Xenus cinereus Terek Sandpiper 22693251 LC
Phoenicopterus roseus Greater Flamingo 22697360 LC
Alaudala rufescens Lesser Short-toed Lark 104007058 LC
Phoeniconaias minor Lesser Flamingo 22697369 NT
Cinnyris asiaticus Purple Sunbird 22717855 LC
Luscinia luscinia Thrush Nightingale 22709691 LC
Cyanecula svecica Bluethroat 22709707 LC
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis 22697422 LC
Arenaria interpres Turnstone 22693336 LC
Circus macrourus Pallid Harrier 22695396 NT
Calidris tenuirostris Great Knot 22693359 EN
Calidris canutus Red Knot 22693363 NT
Butorides striata Green-backed Heron 22728182 LC
Calidris alba Sanderling 22693369 LC
Irania gutturalis White-throated Robin 22709758 LC
Calidris minuta Little Stint 22693379 LC
Calidris ruficollis Rufous-necked Stint 22693383 NT
Calidris temminckii Temminck's Stint 22693388 LC
Calidris subminuta Long-toed Stint 22693392 LC
Calidris fuscicollis White-rumped Sandpiper 22693399 LC
Calidris melanotos Pectoral Sandpiper 22693408 LC
Cecropis daurica Red-rumped Swallow 103812643 LC
Fringilla montifringilla Brambling 22720041 LC
Calidris alpina Dunlin 22693427 LC
Calidris ferruginea Curlew Sandpiper 22693431 NT
Accipiter badius Shikra 22695490 LC
Accipiter brevipes Levant Sparrowhawk 22695499 LC
Platalea leucorodia Spoonbill 22697555 LC
Calidris falcinellus Broad-billed Sandpiper 22693464 LC
Calidris pugnax Ruff 22693468 LC
Phalaropus lobatus Red-necked Phalarope 22693490 LC
Pelecanus onocrotalus Great White Pelican 22697590 LC
Halcyon leucocephala Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher 22683255 LC
Phalaropus fulicarius Grey Phalarope 22693494 LC
Pelecanus crispus Dalmatian Pelican 22697599 NT
Cercotrichas galactotes Rufous Bush Robin 22709936 LC
Buteo rufinus Long-legged Buzzard 22736562 LC
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 62774969 LC
Ciconia nigra Black Stork 22697669 LC
Oenanthe lugens Mourning Wheatear 106000073 LC
Cercotrichas podobe Black Scrub-robin 22709967 LC
Burhinus capensis Spotted Thick-knee 22693589 LC
Ciconia ciconia White Stork 22697691 LC
Passer hispaniolensis Spanish Sparrow 22718179 LC
Passer moabiticus Dead Sea Sparrow 22718197 LC
Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl 22689531 LC
Psittacula eupatria Alexandrine Parakeet 22685434 NT
Psittacula krameri Rose-ringed Parakeet 22685441 LC
Todiramphus chloris Collared Kingfisher 22683399 LC
Corvus splendens House Crow 22705938 LC
Phoenicurus erythronotus Eversmann's Redstart 22710034 LC
Lanius isabellinus Isabelline Shrike 103718693 LC
Butastur teesa White-eyed Buzzard 22695718 LC
Gracupica contra Asian Pied Starling 103890729 LC
Lanius phoenicuroides Red-tailed Shrike 103718714 LC
Eremalauda eremodites Arabian Lark 103765827 LC
Recurvirostra avosetta Avocet 22693712 LC
Gymnoris xanthocollis Chestnut-shouldered Sparrow 22718294 LC
Pluvialis apricaria Eurasian Golden Plover 22693727 LC
Carpospiza brachydactyla Pale Rockfinch 22718310 LC
Pluvialis fulva Pacific Golden Plover 22693735 LC
Pluvialis squatarola Black-bellied Plover 22693749 LC
Charadrius hiaticula Ringed Plover 22693759 LC
Charadrius dubius Little Ringed Plover 22693770 LC
Corvus ruficollis Brown-necked Raven 22706064 LC
Corvus rhipidurus Fan-tailed Raven 22706073 LC
Iduna pallida Eastern Olivaceous Warbler 22734747 LC
Charadrius pecuarius Kittlitz's Plover 22693793 LC
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta Pale Crag-Martin 22712230 LC
Motacilla citreola Citrine Wagtail 22718379 LC
Saxicola caprata Pied Bushchat 22710209 LC
Sylvia crassirostris Eastern Orphean Warbler 22734793 LC
Argya squamiceps Arabian Babbler 22716364 LC
Oenanthe chrysopygia Red-tailed Wheatear 22734803 LC
Oenanthe leucopyga White-crowned Black Wheatear 22710238 LC
Charadrius mongolus Lesser Sand-Plover 22693855 LC
Oenanthe monacha Hooded Wheatear 22710244 LC
Charadrius leschenaultii Large Sand Dotterel 22693862 LC
Oenanthe albonigra Hume's Wheatear 22710248 LC
Hirundo smithii Wire-tailed Swallow 22712299 LC
Charadrius asiaticus Caspian Plover 22693868 LC
Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 22683645 LC


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)