Passerines

Spörfuglar

More than half of all birds belong to this group comprising almost 6,000 species. They are sometimes called songbirds or perching birds and are as diverse  and different in size as the Raven and the Goldcrest. The passerines’ feet are designed for perching in trees and their bill adapted to a diet of insects, seeds or like the Raven’s powerful beak for almost anything that can be had.
Only around nine species were breeding birds in Iceland but with increased forestry in the last decades more species have settled here . Passerine birds make their nest with care, lay several eggs and the chicks leave the nest early.

Redpoll Auðnutittlingur – Redpoll – Carduelis flammea ORNOSK blogs
Goldcrest Glókollur – Goldcrest – Regulus regulus ORNOSK blogs
Hoouse Sparrow Gráspör – House sparrow  -Passer domesticus ORNOSK blogs
gratrostur-2 Gráþröstur – Fieldfare – Turdus pilaris ORNOSK blogs
Raven Hrafn –  Raven – Corvus corax ORNOSK blogs
Pied Wagtail Maríuerla – White Wagtail – Motacilla alba ORNOSK blogs
Wren Músarrindill – Wren – Troglodytes troglodytes ORNOSK blogs
Redwing Skógarþröstur – Redwing – Turdus iliacus ORNOSK blogs
Snow Bunting Snjótittlingur – Snow Bunting – Plectrophenax nivalis ORNOSK blogs
Starling Stari – Starling – Sturnus vulgaris ORNOSK blogs
Wheatear Steindepill – Wheatear – Oenanthe oenanthe ORNOSK blogs
Blackbird Svartþröstur – Blackbird– Turdus merula ORNOSK blogs
Meadow Pipit Þúfutittlingur – Meadow Pipit – Anthus pratensis ORNOSK blogs