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Reeve's Pheasant
(Syrmaticus reevesii) Norfolk, 2006

Monk Parakeet
(Myiopsitta monachus) Herts, 2006
Helmeted Guineafowl
Helmeted Guineafowl
(Numida meleagris) IOW, 2007
Helmeted Guineafowl
Helmeted Guineafowl
(Numida meleagris) IOW, 2007

Golden Pheasant
(Chrysolophus pictus) Wales, 2007

Red Billed Leiothrix
(Leiothrix lutea) N France, 2007

Sacred Ibis
(Threskiornis aethiopicus) N France, 2007

Reeve's Pheasant
(Syrmaticus reevesii) Norfolk, 2006
Pheasant
Ring Necked Pheasant
(Phasianus colchicus) Wales, 2008
Mandarin
Mandarin
(Aix galericulata) Essex, 2007
Muscovy Duck
Muscovy Duck
(Cairina moschata) Cambs, 2006
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck
(Oxyura jamaicensis) Essex, 2006
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck
(Oxyura jamaicensis) Essex, 2006
Canada Goose
Canada Goose
(Branta canadensis) Essex, 2006
Greylag Goose
Greylag Goose
(Anser anser) Essex, 2006
Snow Goose
Snow Goose
(Anser caerulescens) Norfolk, 2006
Snow Goose
Snow Goose
(Anser caerulescens) Norfolk, 2006
White Fronted Goose
White Fronted Goose
(Anser albifrons) Norfolk, 2006
Black Swan
Black Swan
(Cygnus atratus) Essex, 2006

Monk Parakeet
(Myiopsitta monachus) Herts, 2008
Ring Necked Parakeet
Ring Necked Parakeet
(Psittacula krameri) Surrey, 2007
Little Owl
Little Owl
(Athene noctua) Cambs, 2007
Feral Pigeon
Feral Pigeon
(Columba livia)
Lancashire, 2007
Feral Duck
Feral Duck
(Anas platyrhynchus)
Norfolk, 2008
Feral Goose
Feral Goose
(Columba livia)
Norfolk, 2008
Indian Peafowl
Indian Peafowl
(Pavo cristatus)
Herts, 2006
Indian Peafowl
Indian Peafowl
(Pavo cristatus)
Herts, 2006
Hawaiian goose
Hawaiian goose
(Branta sandvicensis)
Cambs, 2007
Hawaiian goose
Hawaiian goose
(Branta sandvicensis)
Cambs, 2007
Hawaiian goose
Hawaiian goose
(Branta sandvicensis)
Cambs, 2007
Ruddy Shelduck
Ruddy Shelduck
(Tadorna ferruginea)
Cumbria, 2006
Ruddy Shelduck
Ruddy Shelduck
(Tadorna ferruginea)
Cumbria, 2008
Ruddy Shelduck
Ruddy Shelduck
(Tadorna ferruginea)
Cumbria, 2008
Lesser White Fronted Goose
Lesser White Fronted Goose
(Anser erythropus)
Norfolk, 2007
Cinnamon Teal
Cinnamon Teal
(Anas cyanoptera)
USA, 2006
Whooper Swan
Whooper Swan
(Cygnus cygnus)Herts
2006
Jungle Fowl
Jungle Fowl
(Gallus gallus) Wales
2007
Village Weaver
Village Weaver
(Ploceus cucullatus)
Gambia, 2006

Sacred Ibis
(Threskiornis aethiopicus) France 2007
Indian Silverbill
Indian Silverbill
(Lonchura malabarica) Nice, 2008
Indian Silverbill
Indian Silverbill
(Lonchura malabarica) Nice, 2008
Blue Morph Masked Lovebird
Blue Morph Masked Lovebird
(Agapornis personata) Nice, 2008
Bar Headed Goose
Bar Headed Goose
(Anser indicus) Cambs
2008
Golden Pheasant
Golden Pheasant
(Chrysolophus pictus)
Norfolk, 2008
House Crow
House Crow
(Corvus splendens)
Holland 2008
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
(Aix sponsa) Netherlands, 2010
Hooded Merganser
Hooded Merganser
(Lophodytes cucullatus) Netherlands, 2010
Mandarin Duck
Mandarin Duck
(Aix galericulata) Netherlands, 2010


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European Exotic and Introduced Birds

Golden Pheasant - Chrysolophus pictus

UK

Deliberatly introduced into several areas they still are present in good numbers but are declining, they are originally from China and are best found at dawn or dusk.

Lady Amherst's Pheasant - Chrysolophus amherstiae

UK

From the China these birds are kept in collections, the UK population originates from one such collection introduced into Woburn park in the late 1800's, and from here it colonised the surronding areas and reached a peak at approx 200 birds, but habitat reduction and game shooting have reduced their numbers to a handful.

Reeve's Pheasant - Syrmaticus reevesii

France, UK, Czech Republic

Originally introduced as a game bird its flight did not suit the hunters so introductions were not persistant. A mixture of these birds and escapes from collections are now established in a couple of areas.

Red Legged Partridge - Alectoris rufa

UK, Canary Islands

Released for shooting from european stock, they are very common and are still released in large numbers every year.

Ring Necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus

Most of Europe

Released in very large numbers for shooting for several hundred years it is now Widespread and common in all farmland and woodland throught the UK. There are two common forms, one with a white ring around the neck and one without.

Helmeted Guineafowl - Numida meleagris

UK, Canary Islands

Small but established populations are now present in many areas originally from farming stock.

Mandarin Duck - Aix galericulata

UK, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Netherlands

The UK has a significant established breeding population. Smaller populations occur in several other European countries.

Red Crested Pochard - Netta rufina

UK, Netherlands

There is now an established population derived from collection escapes the numbers are small but increasing.

Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata

UK, Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands

Escaped from farm stock.

Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis

UK, France, Iceland

Originally escaped from collections, they are now widespread, although reduced in number due to the RSPB eradication policy. There are some safe havens from the guns so they will survive.

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis

UK, Netherlands, Scandanavia

Introduced into the UK in the 1600's and were common in collections and have spread from there. They are now present throught the UK, Netherlands and in Scandanavia.

Greylag Goose - Anser anser

Present in large numbers throught most of the UK (a natural population occurs in Scotland) derived from the Scottish stock.

UK

Egyptian Goose - Alopochen aegyptiaca

UK, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands,

Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens

UK

A population exists on the islands of Mull and Coll derived from a collection in the area, these have been present from their escape in the 1960's and number 60-70 birds.

Barnacle Goose - Branta leucopsis

UK, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden

These are well established in Suffolk, Herts/Bucks and Cumbria all derived from escaped birds and these birds usually have individials from other species which have escaped.

Bar headed Goose - Anser indicus

UK, Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Italy, Ukraine

White Fronted Goose - Anser albifrons

UK

A small population exists on Islay

Black Swan - Cygnus atratus

UK, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Germany, Italy

Escaped from collections there are good numbers and they have bred sporadically as the numbers are quite dispersed but the population is growing. The Netherlans holds the largest population.

Monk Parakeet - Myiopsitta monachus

UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands

Populations ocur in many European cities London, Brussels

Ring Necked Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

UK, Spain, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands,

Common in many European cities easy to find due to their rather noisy calls, London, Brussels, Barcelona, Cologne, Ansterdam, Barcelona, Wiesbaden, Genoa to name a few cities.

Little Owl - Athene noctua

UK

Birds were released in the early 1900's from a european population, they have become widespread and common in the England and Wales.

Eagle Owl - Bubo bubo

UK

Approx. 50 pairs are now breeding in the UK mostly Scotland and the North of England. All are derived originally from escaped birds but wild bred birds are now in the population, which has been increasing for the last 10 years.

Feral Pigeon - Columba livia

All of europe

Birds are descended from the Rock Dove, kept for food and laterly for racing/showing there is a large colour variation from the wild ancestor. There is a massive population in all urban areas with birds easy to find.

Feral Duck - Anas platyrhynchus

All of europe

Common types are a white Aylesbury duck or peking ducks. Other types are mallard type birds like Rouen Clair, swedish or Rouen and other similar breeds, and loads of hybrids. All these are easily found on most bodies of water.

Feral Goose - Columba livia

All of europe

Birds are descended from domesticated greylag stock and frequently interbreed, most are white, they are common and widespread, found with greylag flocks and in all urban areas with birds easy to find.

Green Pheasant - Phasianus versicolor

UK, France

Increasing numbers are being released for shooting in Norfolk and Berkshire in particular, there have been small numbers of breeding.

Indian Peafowl - Pavo cristatus

UK

Commonly kept in may collections, particularly in parks and stately homes where they are allowed to roam freely and therefore easily escape, they have nested in the wild, although in small numbers and their numbers are small.

Wood Duck - Aix sponsa

UK

Small numbers are present and small colonies have existed but they seem to struggle in the UK and the population remains small and scattered.

UK,

Rosy-faced Lovebird - Agapornis roseicollis

Breeding is confirmed in Scotland where there is a small population.

Blue-crowned Parakeet - Aratinga acuticaudata

UK, Italy, Spain

Confirmed breeding in London where there is a small population. A breeding population is present in Genoa.

Alexandrine Parakeet - Psittacula eupatria

UK, Germany, Netherlands

Small numbers are present in London. They are much more abundant in several cities in SW Germany and Amsterdam.

Hawaiian goose - Branta sandvicensis

UK

Escaped from collections they can be encountered anywhere but are scarce, but have bred.

Swan Goose - Anser cygnoides

UK, Germany

Escaped from farms it easily forms hybrids and these can be encountered anywhere, pure birds are scarce.

Hybrids can easily be found at Grafham water, Cambs UK.

Emperor Goose - Anser canagicus

UK

A small population with occasional breeding exists in Cumbria.

Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea

Netherlands, UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Ukraine, Czech Republic, France

Scattered individuals wander widely with occasional breeding in the UK. Wanderers from the established populations in Russia, Ukraine and Switzerland probably account for some of the small populations elsewhere. A very large population is present in Holland.

Lesser White Fronted Goose - Anser erythropus

UK

Small numbers of escaped birds are widespread but have bred.

Ross's Goose - Anser rossii

UK

Small numbers of escaped birds are widespread but have bred.

Magellan Goose - Chloephaga picta

UK, Belgium

Small numbers of escaped birds are widespread but have bred, a small self sustaining population is present in Belgium.

Cinnamon Teal - Anas cyanoptera

UK

Small numbers of escaped birds have bred particularly in the south.

Black Crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

UK

Small numbers free flying birds from two major sites, Edinburgh Zoo and Great Witchingham Norfolk have bred, but measures to recapture these birds have been undertaken, and they are now scarce.

Silver Pheasant - Lophura nycthemera

UK, Germany

Small numbers in Norfolk and Sussex, UK.

Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus

UK

A small feral population is present in the Bucks/Beds/Herts area.

Jungle Fowl - Gallus gallus

All of europe

Very commonly kept and frequently escape and can easily be found almost anywhere.

Budgerigar - Melopsittacus undulatus

Canary Islands, UK

The UK population has died out.

Northern Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus

Italy, France

Numbers still present in Northern Italy and near Orleans in France.

Rock Partridge - Alectoris graeca

UK

Released for hunting in small numbers this was stopped in 1992 and there have been no sightings for several years.

Chukar - Alectoris chukar

UK, Italy, France

Released for hunting in reasonable numbers. Died out in UK.

Red Winged Laughing Thrush - Garrulax formosus

Isle of Man

A very small population is present, escaped from a wildlife park, it is thought to be breeding.

Rhea - Rhea americana

Germany

A small population lives near Lubeck derived from escaped animals, the number is slowly increasing as they are on protected land.

Barbary Partridge - Alectoris barbara

Sardinia, Gibraltar

Introduced to for sport.

Sacred Ibis - Threskiornis aethiopicus

France, Italy

Established populations in North Italy and Brittany.

California Quail - Callipepla californica

Corsica, Italy

Small colonies exist on Corsica and on mainland Italy introduced for hunting.

Daurian Partridge - Perdix dauurica

Italy, Russia, Ukraine

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Germany, Russia, Austria

Introduced for hunting.

Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis

Canary Islands, Russia, Portugal

Established on some of the Canary islands and a small population is present near Lisbon.

Common Waxbill - Estrilda astrild

Portugal, Spain, Italy

Very widespread in Marshes they are doing very well and their range is increasing.

Red Avadavat - Amandava amandava

Spain, Italy, Portugal

Becoming quite common but localised in marshes in Central Italy, Southern and Central Spain and Portugal.

House Crow - Corvus splendens

Netherlands

A "natural" accidental introduction with ship assisted birds from SE Asia. The population is present in the port area of the Hook of Holland.

Erckel's Francolin - Francolinus erckelii

Italy

Japanese Quail - Coturnix japonica

Italy

Chilean flamingo - Phoenicopterus chilensis

Netherlands / Germany

A small breeding population is present in on the German/Dutch border.

Carribean Flamingo - Phoenicopterus ruber

Netherlands / Germany

A small breeding population is present in on the German/Dutch border.

Barbary Dove - Streptopelia risoria

Balearics, Canary Islands

Small numbers are still present but interbreeding with collared doves is quickly reducing the population. Tenerife is the best site.

Red Masked Parakeet - Aratinga erythrogenys

Spain

A small population is present in Valencia and Barcelona.

Nanday Parakeet - Nandayus nenday

Spain, Canary Islands.

Present on Tenerife and a small population in Barcelona.

Mitred Parakeet - Aratinga mitrata

Spain

A good population in Barcelona, along with many other parrot species.

Red whiskered Bulbul - Pycnonotus jocosus

Spain

Red vented bulbul - Pycnonotus cafer

Spain

Crested Myna - Acridotheres cristatellus

Portugal

An established population in the Lisbon area.

Village weaver - Ploceus cucullatus

Spain, Portugal, Italy

Increasing in the marshland areas of Spain and Portugal with samller populations in Italy.

Tree sparrow - Passer montanus

Corsica, Canary Islands

Thought to have been introduced to Corsica and Gran Canaria.

Northern Red Bishop - Euplectes franciscanus

Spain, Portugal

Yellow Crowned Bishop - Euplectes afer

Spain, Portugal

Orange cheeked waxbill - Estrilda melpoda

Spain

Black rumped waxbill - Estrilda troglodytes

Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands

Indian Silverbill - Lonchura malabarica

France

Well established in Nice and the surronding area, Botanical gardens, the costal marshes are good sites.

Black Headed Munia - Lonchura atricapilla

Spain, Portugal

Small populations present near Lisbon.

Ashy Throated Parrotbill - Paradoxornis alphonsianus

Italy

Present in Northern Italy in several marshes and its range is slowly spreading.

Fischerís Lovebird - Agapornis fischeri

France

Good numbers are present in the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat peninsular near Nice they are mixed with Masked Lovebirds in large colonies.

Masked Lovebird - Agapornis personata

France

Good numbers are present in the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat peninsular near Nice they are mixed with Fisher's Lovebirds in large colonies. The blue form (a cage bird bred form) is also present.

Red Billed Leiothrix - Leiothrix lutea

France, Spain, Italy and Portugal

Small populations derived from these popular cage birds are present near Paris, Pau, Lucca and Lisbon, they are quite easy to find with their distinctive call.

Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus

Netherlands

A small breeding population is present in the Netherlands.

Yellow headed Amazon - Amazona oratrix

Germany

Established in Stuttgart.



Rhea
(Rhea americana) Lubeck, Germany, 2007
Lady Amherst's Pheasant
Lady Amherst's Pheasant
(Chrysolophus amherstiae) Beds, 2006
Lady Amherst's Pheasant
Lady Amherst's Pheasant
(Chrysolophus amherstiae) Beds, 2006
Pheasant
Ring Necked Pheasant
(Phasianus colchicus) Wales, 2008
Pheasant
Ring Necked Pheasant
(Phasianus colchicus) Wales, 2008
California Quail
California Quail
(Callipepla californica) Corsica, 2008
Barbary Partridge
Barbary Partridge
(Alectoris barbara) Morocco2007
Mandarin
Mandarin
(Aix galericulata) Essex, 2007
Mandarin
Mandarin
(Aix galericulata) Essex, 2008
Egyptian Goose
Egyptian Goose
(Alopochen aegyptiaca) Norfolk, 2007
Egyptian Goose
Egyptian Goose
(Alopochen aegyptiaca) Norfolk, 2007
Snow Goose
Snow Goose
(Anser caerulescens) Norfolk, 2006
Barnacle Geese
Barnacle Geese
(Branta leucopsis) Suffolk, 2007
Bar Headed Goose
Bar Headed Goose
(Anser indicus) Essex, 2007
Bar Headed Goose
Bar Headed Goose
(Anser indicus) Essex, 2007
Black Swan
Black Swan
(Cygnus atratus) Essex, 2006
Black Swan
Black Swan
(Cygnus atratus) Essex, 2006
Monk Parakeet
Monk Parakeet
(Myiopsitta monachus) Herts, 2008
Monk Parakeet
Monk Parakeet
(Myiopsitta monachus) Herts, 2008
Monk Parakeet
Monk Parakeet
(Myiopsitta monachus) Herts, 2008
Ring Necked Parakeet
Ring Necked Parakeet
(Psittacula krameri) Surrey, 2007
Feral Pigeon
Feral Pigeon
(Columba livia)
Lancashire, 2007
Feral Duck
Feral Duck
(Anas platyrhynchus)
Norfolk, 2008
Feral Goose
Feral Goose
(Columba livia)
Norfolk, 2008
Green Pheasant
Green Pheasant
(Phasianus versicolor )
Cambs, 2006
Indian Peafowl
Indian Peafowl
(Pavo cristatus)
Herts, 2006
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
(Aix sponsa)
Cornwall, 2006
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
(Aix sponsa)
Essex, 2006
Swan Goose-Hybrid
Swan Goose-Hybrid
(Anser cygnoides)
Cambs, 2007
Swan Goose
Swan Goose
(Anser cygnoides)
Cambs, 2007
Emperor Goose
Emperor Goose
(Anser canagicus)
Norfolk, 2007
Emperor Goose
Emperor Goose
(Anser canagicus)
Cumbria, 2008
Ross's Goose
Ross's Goose
(Anser rossii)
Norfolk, 2006
Ross's Goose
Ross's Goose
(Anser rossii)
Norfolk, 2006
Ross's Goose
Ross's Goose
(Anser rossii)
Norfolk, 2006
Black Crowned Night Heron
Black Crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax)
2007
Silver Pheasant
Silver Pheasant
(Lophura nycthemera)
Captive 2007
Flamingo's
Flamingo's
Holland, 2007
Flamingo's
Flamingo's
Holland, 2007
Fisher's Lovebird
Fisher's Lovebird
(Agapornis fischeri) Nice, 2008
Masked and Fisher's Lovebird
Masked and Fisher's Lovebird
Nice, 2008
Red Avadavat
Red Avadavat
(Amandava amandava) Italy, 2008
Ring Necked Parakee
Ring Necked Parakeet
(Psittacula krameri) Italy, 2008
Ring Necked Parakeet
Ring Necked Parakeet
(Psittacula krameri) Italy, 2008
Sacred Ibis
Sacred Ibis
(Threskiornis aethiopicus) Italy, 2008
Sacred Ibis
Sacred Ibis
(Threskiornis aethiopicus) Italy, 2008
Hooded Merganser
Hooded Merganser
(Lophodytes cucullatus) UK, 2008
Alexandrine Parakeet
Alexandrine Parakeet
(Psittacula eupatria) Netherlands, 2010
Yellow headed Amazon
Yellow headed Amazon
(Amazona oratrix) UK, 2008
Chilean Flamingo
Chilean Flamingo
(Phoenicopterus chilensis) Netherlands, 2010
Carribean Flamingo
Carribean Flamingo
(Phoenicopterus ruber) Netherlands, 2010
Blue Crowned Parakeet
Blue Crowned Parakeet
(Aratinga acuticaudata) Spain, 2012
Mitred Parakeet
Mitred Parakeet
(Aratinga mitrata) Spain, 2012
Red billed leiothrix
Red billed leiothrix
(Leiothrix lutea) Spain, 2012
 
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