Eurasian Bullfinch (Dompap), Valldal
Eurasian Bullfinch (Dompap), Valldal
Grey Heron (Gråhegre), Tafjord
Grey Heron (Gråhegre), Tafjord

Birds of Norway

Frequently I have wanted to know the Norwegian names of birds whose English names I knew, and vice versa. I've not found a book that has this information. One day, I hope to find one.

But in the meantime, I've done what I could to cross reference the Latin, Norwegian, and English names of over 200 birds found in Norway. The references I used for this were Aschehoug's Fuglebok and Princeton Field Guides Birds of Europe.

These Norwegian bird names are shown in the table below. This information can help a great deal when speaking with Norwegians about bird watching in Norway.

The table is presented in alphabetical order. Click on a column title to sort the data by that column.

Norwegian name English name Latin name
Ærfugl(Common) Eider Somateria mallissima
ÅkerrikseCorncrake Crex crex
AlkeRazorbill Alca torda
AlkekongeLittle Auk (Dovekie) Alle alle
BøksangerWood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Bergand(Greater) Scaup Aythya marila
BergiriskTwite Carduelis flavirostris
BjørkefinkBrambling Fringilla montifringilla
BlåmeisBlue Tit Parus caeruleus
BlåstrupeBluethroat Luscinia svecica
Bokfink(Common) Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Boltit(Eurasian) Dotterel Charadrius morinellus
Brunnakke(Eurasian) Wigeon Anas penelope
BrunsisikLesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret / Carduelis flammea cabaret
BrushaneRuff Philomachus pugnax
BuskskvettWhinchat Saxicola rubetra
BydueFeral Pigeon Columba livia domesticus
DobbeltbekkasinGreat Snipe Gallinago media
Dompap(Eurasian) Bullfinch Phyrrhula phyrrhula
DuetrostMistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
DvergdykkerLittle Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
DvergfalkMerlin Falco columbarius
DverggåsLesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus
DvergloLittle Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
DvergmåkeLittle Gull Larus minutus
DvergsnipeLittle Stint Calidris minuta
DvergspettLesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor
DvergspurvLittle Bunting Emberiza pusilla
DvergsvaneBewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus
Enkeltbekkasin(Common) Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Fasan(Common) Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
FiskeørnOsprey Pandion haliaetus
FiskemåkeCommon Gull (Mew Gull) Larus canus
FjæreplyttPurple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
FjellerkeHorned Lark (Shore Lark) Eremophila alpestris
FjelljoLong-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus
FjellmyrløperBroad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
Fjellrype(Rock) Ptarmigan Lagopus mutus
FjellvåkRough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus
FlaggspettGreat Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
Fossekall(White-throated) Dipper Cinclus cinclus
FuglekongeGoldcrest Regulus regulus
FurukorsnebbParrott Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus
Gjøk(Common) Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Gjerdesmett(Winter) Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Gluttsnipe(Common) Greenshank Tringa nebularia
GråfluesnapperSpotted Flycatcher Musciapa striata
GrågåsGreylag Goose Anser anser
GråhegreGrey Heron Ardea cinerea
GråmåkeHerring Gull Larus argentatus
Gråsisik(Common) Redpoll Carduelis flammea
GråspettGrey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus
GråspurvHouse Sparrow Passer domesticus
GråstrupedykkerRed-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
GråtrostFieldfare Turdus pilaris
GrølandsmåkeIceland Gull Larus glaucoides
Grønnfink(European) Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
Grønnsisik(Eurasian) Siskin Carduelis spinus
Grønnspett(European) Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
GrønnstilkWood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
GrankorsnebbCommon Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
GranmeisWillow Tit Parus montanus
GransangerChiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Gravand(Common) Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Gresshoppesanger(Common) Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia
GulerleYellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
GulnebblomYellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii
GulsangerIcterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
GulspurvYellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
Hønsehauk(Northern) Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
HagesangerGarden Warbler Sylvia borin
HauksangerBarred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
Haukugle(Northern) Hawk Owl Surnia ulula
HavørnWhite-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
HavelleLong-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Havhest(Northern) Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
HavlireManx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
Havsule(Northern) Gannet Morus bassanus
Havsvale(European) Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
Heilo(European) Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria
HeipiplerkeMeadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
HettemåkeBlack-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
HorndykkerHorned Grebe (Slavonian Grebe) Podiceps auritus
HornugleLong-eared Owl Asio otus
HortulanOrtolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
HvitkinggåsBarnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
HvitryggspettWhite-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
Isfugl(Common) Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
IslomGreat Northern Loon Gavia immer
JaktfalkGyr Falcon Falco rusticolus
JernspurvDunnock Prunella modularis
JerpeHazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia
JordugleShort-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Kaie(Western) Jackdaw Corvus monedula
KanadagåsCanada Goose Branta canadensis
KattugleTawny Owl Strix aluco
KjøttmeisGreat Tit Parus major
KjernebiterHawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
KnekkandGarganey Anas querquedula
KnoppsvaneMute Swan Cygnus olor
KongeørnGolden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
KonglebitPine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator
KornkråkeRook Corvus frugilegus
KortnebbgåsPink-footed Goose Anser brachrhynchus
KråkeHooded Crow Corvus corone cornix
Krikkand(Common) Teal Anas crecca
Krykkje(Black-legged) Kitiwake Rissa tridactyla
KvartbekkasinJack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Kvinand(Common) Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
LåvesvaleBarn Swallow Hirundo rustica
LøvmeisMarsh Tit Parus palustris
LøvsangerWillow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
LaksandGoosander Mergus merganser
LappfiskandSmew Mergellus albellus
LappilplerkeRed-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
LappmeisSiberian Tit Parus cinctus
LappsangerArctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
LappspoveBar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
LappspurvLapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
LappugleGreat Grey Owl Strix nebulosa
LavskrikeSiberian Jay Perisoreus infastus
Lerkefalk(Eurasian) Hobby Falco subbuteo
LinerleWhite / Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba
LirypeWillow Grouse Lagopus lagopus
Lomvi(Common) Guillemot Uria aalge
Lunde(Atlantic) Puffin Fratercula arctica
MåltrostSong Thrush Turdus philomelos
MøllerLesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
MakrellterneCommon Tern Sterna hirundo
MunkBlackcap Sylvia atricapilla
MusvåkCommon Buzzard Buteo buteo
MyrhaukHen Harrier Circus cyaneus
MyrrikseSpotted Crake Porzana porzana
MyrsangerMarsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
MyrsnipeDunlin Calidris alpina
Nøttekråke(Spotted) Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
Nøtteskrike(Eurasian) Jay Garrulus glandarius
NattergalThrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia
Nattravn(European) Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
OrrfuglBlack Grouse Tetrao tetrix
PerleugleTengmalm's Owl Aegolius funereus
Pilfink(Eurasian) Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Pirol(Eurasian) Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
PolarjoPomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus
PolarlomviBrünich's Guillemot Uria lomvia
PolarmåkeGlaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
PolarsisikArctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni
Polarsnipe(Red) Knot Calidris canutus
PolarsvømmesnipeRed Phalarope (Grey Phalarope) Phalaropus fulicarius
PraktærfuglKing Eider Somateria spectabilis
RødnebbterneArctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Rødstilk(Common) Redshank Tringa totanus
Rødstjert(Common) Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Rødstrupe(European) Robin Erithacus rubecula
RødvingetrostRedwing Turdus iliacus
Rørsanger(European) Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
RapphøneGrey Partridge Perdix perdix
Ravn(Common) Raven Corvus corax
Ringdue(Common) Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus
RinggåsBrent Goose Branta bernicla
RingtrostRing Ouzel Turdus torquatus
RosenfinkCommon Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Rugde(Eurasian) Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
SægåsBean Goose Anser fabalis
SandløperSanderling Calidris alba
Sandlo(Common) Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
SandsvaleSand Martin Riparia riparia
Sanglerke(Common) Skylark Alauda arvensis
SangsvaneWhooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Sidensvans(Bohemian) Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
SilandRed-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
SildemåkeLesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Sivhøne(Common) Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
SivhaukMarsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
SivsangerSedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Sivspurv(Common) Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
SjøorreVelvet Scoter Melanitta fusca
Skjære(Common) Magpie Pica pica
SkjærpiplerkeRock Pipit Anthus petrosus
Skjeand(Northern) Shoveler Anas clypeata
SkjeggmeisBearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus
SkogdueStock Dove Columba oenas
SkogsnipeGreen Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
SmålomRed-throated Loon Gavia stellata
SmåspoveWhimbrel Numenius phaeopus
SnøspurvSnow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
SnøugleSnowy Owl Bubo scandiacus (Nyctea Scandiaca)
SnadderandGadwall Anas strepera
Sothøne(Eurasian) Coot Fulica atra
SotsnipeSpotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Spettemeis(Eurasian) Nuthatch Sitta europaea
SplitterneSandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Spurvehauk(Eurasian) Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Spurveugle(Eurasian) Pygmy Owl Glaucidium passerinum
Stær(Common) Starling Sturnus vulgaris
StartbakGreat Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Steinskvett(Northern) Wheateater Oenanthe oenanthe
Steinvender(Ruddy) Turnstone Arenaria interpres
StellerandSteller's Eider Polystica stelleri
Stillits(European) Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Stjertand(Northern) Pintail Anas acuta
StjertmeisLong-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
StokkandMallard Anas platyrhynchos
StorfuglCapercaillie Tetrao urogallus
StorjoGreat Skua Stercorarius skua
StorlomBlack-throated Loon Gavia arctica
StormsvaleLeach's Storm-petrel Oceanodrama leucorhoa
Storskarv(Great) Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Storspove(Eurasian) Curlew Numenius arquata
StrandsnipeCommon Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
SvømmesnipeRed-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
SvartandCommon Scoter Melanitta nigra
SvarthalespoveBlack-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Svarthvit fluesnapper(European) Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
SvartkråkeCarrion Crow Corvus corone corone
SvartmeisCoal Tit Parus ater
SvartrødstjertBlack Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
SvartspettBlack Woodpecker Dyrocopus martius
Svartstrupe(Common) Stonechat Saxicola torquata
Svarttrost(Common) Blackbird Turdus merula
Tånfalk(Common) Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Tånseiler(Common) Swift Apus apus
Taffeland(Common) Pochard Aythya ferina
Taksvale(Common) House Martin Delichon urbica
TeistBlack Guillemot Cepphus grylle
TemmincksnipeTemminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Tjeld(Eurasian) Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
ToppandTufted Duck Aythya fuligula
ToppdykkerGreat Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
ToppmeisCrested Tit Parus cristatus
Toppskarv(European) Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Tornirisk(Common) Linet Carduelis cannabina
Tornsanger(Common) Whitethroat Sylvia communis
TornskateRed-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Trane(Common) Crane Grus grus
Trekryper(Eurasian) Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
TrelerkeWoodlark Lullula arborea
TrepiplerkeTree Pipit Anthus trivialis
TretåspettThree-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus
Tundragås(Greater) White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
TundraloGrey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
TundrasnipeCurlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Turteldue(European) Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
Tyrkedue(Eurasian) Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
TyvjoArctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus
Vaktel(Common) Quail Coturnix coturnix
VandrefalkPeregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
VannrikseWater Rail Rallus aquaticus
VarslerGreat Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor
Vendehals(Eurasian) Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Vepsevåk(European) Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus
VierspurvRustic Bunting Emberiza rustica
VintererleGrey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Vipe(Northern) Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Yellowhammer (Gullspurv), Valldal
Yellowhammer    (Gullspurv), Valldal
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