Birds of The Glenkens

Some Birds of Glenkens

 

Common Name Latin Name Gaelic Name Meaning of Gaelic Name
    (where known)  
Curlew Numenius arquata Guilbneach Wailing or lamenting bird
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus An-t-adharean-luachrach Crested bird of the rushes
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Gille brighde St Bride's lad
Snipe Gallinago gallinago Croman-loin Snipe
Skylark Alauda arvensis Uiseag Lark
Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria Feadag Plover (whistler)
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis    
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis    
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Breacan-glas Grey spotted bird
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Breacan-sgiobalt Agile or clever spotted bird
Treecreeper Certhia familiaris Snaigear Creeping thing
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Trilleachan-glas Sandpiper
Merlin Falco columbarius Meirneal Merlin
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus Clamhan-fionn; Breid air toin White buzzard; Ring-tailed hawk
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Iolair- bhuidhe Golden Eagle
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Seabhag-na-seilge Hunting falcon
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Iolair uisge Water eagle
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Speireag Sparrowhawk
Buzzard Buteo buteo Clamhan Buzzard
Red Kite Milvus milvus Clamhan-gobhlach Kite or salmon-tailed gled
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Clamhan-ruadh Red hawk
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Gocan Little attendant
Stonechat Saxicola torquata Cloichearan Stonechat
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Ceann-dearg Red head
Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia    
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Crionag-ghiuthais Willow wren
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita    
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Ceileriche-garaidh Garden warbler
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Ceann-dubh Black head
Whitethroat Sylvia communis Gealan-coille Little white thing of the woods
Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix Coileach-dubh; Liath-chearc Black cock of the woods; Grey hen
Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus Coileach-fhraoich; Cearc fraoich Cock of the heather; Heather hen
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix Cearc-thomain Partridge
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa    
Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Easag Pheasant
Redpoll Carduelis flammea Ceann-dearg Red head
Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Gocan-cireanach White crest
Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus    
Dipper Cinclus cinclus Gobhachan-uisge Dipper (among others)
Pied wagtail Motacilla alba Breac an t-sil Spotted bird of the rain
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Breacan-baintighearna Lady bird
Dunlin Calidris alpina Gille-feadaig Whistling lad
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Sgarbh Cormorant
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Corra-ghritheach Screaming heron
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Eala-bhan Mute swan
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Eala Swan
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Lach riabhach Brindled duck
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Gobhlachan  
Little Grebe (Dab chick) Tachybaptus ruficollis Spag-ri-ton Bottom-like feet
Goosander Mergus merganser Siolta Small wild duck
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Lach-an-sgumain Tufted or crested duck
Shoveler Anas discors    
Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Lach-a' chinn-uaine Goldeneye
Teal Anas crecca Crann-lach Tree duck
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus    
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Ceare uisge Waterhen
Coot Fulica atra Lacha bhlair Coot
Greylag Goose Anser anser Geadh-glas Grey goose
Greenland White Fronted Goose Anser albifrons Geadh bhlar Goose with the white spot
Canada Goose Branta canadensis Geadh dubh Black goose
Redshank Tringa totanus Cam-ghlas Redshank
Swallow Hirundo rustica Gobhlan-gaoithe Bird of the wind
Swift Apus apus Gobhlan dubh Black bird
House Martin Delichon urbica Gobhlan taighe House bird
Blue tit Parus caeruleus Cailleachag-cheann-ghorm Little blueheaded bird of the woods
Great tit Parus major Currac-bhaintighearna Quick capped ruler
Coal tit Parus ater Cailleachag-cheann-duhb Little blackheaded bird of the woods
Willow tit Parus montanus    
Long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus Ciochan Long-tailed tit
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Gealbhonn House sparrow
Tree Sparow Passer montanus Gealbhonn nan craobh Tree sparrow
Dunnock or Hedge Sparrow Prunella modularis Gealan nam preas Bird of the thicket
Starling Sturnus vulgaris Druid Starling
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Breacan-beithe Spotted bird of the birch
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris Glaisean-daraich Grey headed bird of the oakwoods
Siskin Carduelis spinus Gealag-bhuidhe Siskin
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Corcan-coille Bullfinch
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Deargan-fraoich Heather wren
Crossbill Loxia curvirostra Cam-ghob Crooked bill
Twite Carduelis flavirostris Gealan-beinne Mountain bird
Linnet Carduelis cannabina Am beacan beithe Spotted bird of the birch
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Breacan-caorainn Berry bird
Goldcrest Regulus regulus Crionag-bhuidhe Golden crested wren
Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Brùgheal White belly
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Dreathan-donn Brown wren
Robin Erithacus rubecula Brùdhearg Red breast
Blackbird Turdus merula Lòn-dubh Blackbird
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus Smeòrach-mhòr Big thrush
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Smeòrach Thrush
Red Wing Turdus iliacus Deargan-sneachda Red bird of the snow
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris Liath-thruisg Fieldfare
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus Dubh-chreige Blackbird of the crag
Carrion Crow Corvus corone corone Feannag Crow
Rook Corvus frugilegus Ròcas Rook
Jackdaw Corvus monedula Glaisean-coille Grey head of the woods
Raven Corvus corax Fitheach Raven
Magpie Pica pica Pioghaid Magpie
Jay Garrulus glandarius Sgreuchan-coille Screecher of the woods
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto Calman tuchan Cooing dove
Stock Dove Columba oenas Calman gorm Blue pigeon
Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus Calman coille Wood pigeon
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis Lasair-choille Red flame of the wood
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Snagair-daraich Oak creeper
Barn Owl Tyto alba Comhachag Barn owl
Tawny Owl Strix aluco Comhachag-dhonn Brown owl
Long-eared Owl Asio otus Comhachag-adharcach Long-eared owl
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Comhachag-chluasach Short-eared owl
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis Gealan an t-sneachda White bird of the snow
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus Gealag-dhubh-cheannach Black-headed bunting
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella Bùidheag-bhuachair Yellow bird of the dunghill
Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Cuthag Cuckoo
Common Gull Larus canus Faoileann Common white gull
Blackheaded Gull Larus ridibundus Faoileag-dhubh-cheannach Black-headed gull
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Farspach Great black-backed gull
Herring Gull Larus argentatus Faoileag an sgadain Gull of the herring