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Other larger land birds


A diverse selection of land birds in other families generally larger than a blackbird.


The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Ring-necked Parakeet

Psittacula krameri


Cuculus canorus


Caprimulgus europaeus


Merops apiaster

Green Woodpecker

Picus viridis

Great Grey Shrike

Lanius excubitor

Golden Oriole

Oriolus oriolus

These much rarer species have also been recorded in Dorset:

Click/tap the species common name if you want to see more information.

Species Common Name Scientific Name Status
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator

There are no nature notes for this species



Great Bustard Otis tarda

There are no nature notes for this species