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