Komitee gegen den Vogelmord e.V. Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS)

Komitee gegen den Vogelmord e. V.
Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS)

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Bird species affected by poaching in Cyprus

Cyprus is not only a focal point of poaching, but also a central stepping stone for migratory birds in the eastern Mediterranean. More than 100 bird species are affected. These two tables give an overview of the bird species found since 2001 during our bird protection camps on limesticks (upper table, plus other animal species) and in nets (lower table).

Limesticks: affected bird species

  • Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)
  • Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus)
  • Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
  • Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
  • Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)
  • Scops Owl (Otus scops)
  • Barn owl (Tyto alba)
  • Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
  • Nightjar (Caprimulgus europeus)
  • Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
  • Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
  • Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
  • Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)
  • Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
  • Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)
  • Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia)
  • Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
  • Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
  • Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)
  • Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
  • Northern Wheatear(Oenanthe oenanthe)
  • Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
  • Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
  • Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
  • Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)
  • Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)
  • Spectacled Warbler (Sylvia conspicillata)
  • Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)
  • Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
  • Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
  • Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
  • Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis)
  • Cyprus Warbler (Sylvia melanothorax)
  • Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
  • Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)
  • Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
  • Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
  • Cetti´s Warbler (Cettia cetti)
  • Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pallida)
  • Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina)
  • Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
  • Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
  • Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis)
  • Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)
  • House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
  • Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)
  • Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
  • Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)
  • Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)
  • Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)
  • Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
  • Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
  • Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)
  • Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)
  • Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
  • Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
  • Cretzschmar´s Bunting (Emberiza caesia)
  • Great Tit (Parus major)
  • Coal Tit (Periparus ater (Parus ater)
  • Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
  • Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
  • Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Limesticks: other affected species

  • Mediterranean Chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon)
  • Kotschy's Gecko (Cyrtodactylus kotschyi)
  • Black Whipsnake (Coluber [Hierophis] jugularis)
  • Starrec Agama (Stellagama stellio cypriaca)

Nets: affectetd bird species

  • Quail (Coturnix coturnix) 
  • Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
  • Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
  • Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)
  • Scops Owl (Otus scops)
  • Barn owl (Tyto alba)
  • Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
  • Nightjar (Caprimulgus europeus)
  • Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
  • Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
  • Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
  • Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
  • Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)
  • Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
  • Stoen Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)
  • White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
  • Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
  • Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia)
  • Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
  • Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
  • Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)
  • Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
  • Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
  • Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
  • Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
  • Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)
  • Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)
  • Spectacled Warbler (Sylvia conspicillata)
  • Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)
  • Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
  • Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
  • Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
  • Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris)
  • Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
  • Cetti´s Warbler (Cettia cetti)
  • Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pallida)
  • Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina)
  • Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
  • Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)
  • House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
  • Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)
  • Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)
  • Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)
  • Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
  • Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)
  • Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)
  • Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
  • Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
  • Blackbird (Turdus merula)
  • Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
  • Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
  • Cretzschmar´s Bunting (Emberiza caesia)
  • Great Tit (Parus major)
  • Coal Tit (Periparus ater (Parus ater)
  • Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
  • Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
  • Linnet (Linaria cannabina)