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