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Great Reed Warbler

Great Reed Warbler

(Acrocephalus arundinaceus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 20 000 - 40 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution over the larger part of the plain areas of the country. More densely along the...

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Grey Partridge

Grey Partridge

(Perdix perdix)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 10 000 – 25 000 pairs Distribution pattern Widespread distribution in plains and in some higher valleys and mountain fields (depending on the availability of arable land,...

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Great Grey Shrike

Great Grey Shrike

(Lanius excubitor)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 0 - 5 pairs Distribution pattern In the last 20 years, there is no data for the species breeding in Bulgaria. In the past, single isolated localities were registered,...

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Grey-headed Woodpecker

Grey-headed Woodpecker

(Picus canus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 1 500 – 2 800 pairs Distribution pattern Patchy distribution on the territory of the whole country, covering more consistently Strandzha, Eastern and Western Stara Planina,...

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Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

(Motacilla cinerea)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 20 000 - 30 000 pairs Distribution pattern Distributed throughout the territory of almost all mountains, including in their lower parts (Eastern Rhodopes, Eastern Stara...

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Goldcrest

Goldcrest

(Regulus regulus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 80 000 - 150 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy distribution, covering the coniferous belt of the high mountains of the Rila-Rhodope Massif, Vitosha, Western and...

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Garden Warbler

Garden Warbler

(Sylvia borin)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 120 - 400 pairs Distribution pattern With dispersed isolated breeding sites (rarely up to several in neighbouring squares), almost evenly throughout the country, without...

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Eurasian Treecreeper

Eurasian Treecreeper

(Certhia familiaris)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 50 000 - 75 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution, concentrated mainly in the mountainous forest areas. Denser distribution in the...

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Great Bustard

Great Bustard

(Otis tarda)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Vulnerable Population size: 0- pairs Distribution pattern In the last 10 years, there have been no observations during the breeding period. Individual specimens are found during the winter.Breeding...

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Great Tit

Great Tit

(Parus major)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 800 000- 1 300 000 pairs Distribution pattern Distributed throughout the country with the exception of the high mountain treeless zone.Breeding distribution 2013 – 2020 – The...

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Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

(Dendrocopos major)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 90 000 - 150 000 pairs   Distribution pattern Distributed almost throughout the country with the exception of some predominantly agricultural areas with limited...

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Green Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

(Tringa ochropus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 50 - 80 pairs Distribution pattern With dispersed distribution throughout the country, mainly in the plains and along the larger river valleys. Some observations have been...

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Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

(Podiceps cristatus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 400 – 600 pairs Distribution pattern Dispersed and grouped in all lowland areas. The main part of the population is concentrated in the Danubian Plain and along the...

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Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

(Asio otus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 3 000 – 5 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution covering the larger part of the territory of the country, mainly the hilly and low mountain areas....

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Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

(Aquila chrysaetos)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 150–170 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy distribution, predominantly in the higher mountain areas (mainly in the Central and the Western Stara Planina, Rila, Pirin,...

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Grey Heron

Grey Heron

(Ardea cinerea)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 774 – 1 350 pairs (2007: 1 000 – 1 400 pairs) Distribution pattern In single or mixed colonies dispersed throughout the country, mainly along the Danube River and the...

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Great White Pelican

Great White Pelican

(Pelecanus onocrotalus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 0 - 9 pairs (2007: 0 – 2 pairs) Distribution pattern A rare breeding species with a small population. In different years, several pairs have nested at Srebarna...

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Garganey

Garganey

(Spatula querquedula) (Anas querquedula)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 51-168 pairs (2007: 150-350 pairs) Distribution pattern With relatively wide, dispersed and at some regions grouped distribution. Mainly along...

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Great Spotted Cuckoo

Great Spotted Cuckoo

(Clamator glandarius)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 5-21 pairs (2007: 5-15 pairs) Distribution pattern With dispersed single localities at plain and hilly areas in the whole country, close to each other in the...

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Greylag Goose

Greylag Goose

(Anser anser)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 14-27 pairs (2007: 5-15 pairs) Distribution pattern Extremely rare nesting species with a small population. With very limited distribution, in some places along the...

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Gadwall

Gadwall

(Mareca strepera) (Anas strepera)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 69-141 pairs (2007: 70-120 pairs) Distribution pattern Species with a small population and with dispersed breeding sites, grouped in neighbouring...

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Gull-billed Tern

Gull-billed Tern

(Gelochelidon nilotica)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 0-110 pairs (2007: 2-8 pairs) Distribution pattern Irregularly breeding species in the country with very limited breeding sites and small population. Locally...

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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

(Ardea alba) (Casmerodius albus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 14-60 pairs (2007: 5-25 pairs) Distribution pattern A very rare breeding species with a small population. It breeds alone or in small colonies - single...

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Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant

(Phalacrocorax carbo)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 2239 – 5281 pairs (2007: 2000–2800 pairs) Distribution pattern Dispersed in North Bulgaria, Eastern Stara Planina (Golyama and Luda Kamchiya River valleys) and in...

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Great Bittern

Great Bittern

(Botaurus stellaris)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 52 - 88 pairs (2007: 20 – 70 pairs) Distribution pattern A rare breeding species with a small population. Breeds all over the country in various water bodies...

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Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

(Plegadis falcinellus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 35-302 pairs (2007: 50-150 pairs) Distribution pattern A rare breeding species with a small population. Breeds in mixed colonies with cormorants, herons and...

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Griffon vulture

Griffon vulture

(Gyps fulvus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 124 - 125 pairs (2007: 70 - 100 pairs) Distribution pattern The autochthonous population breeds only in the Eastern Rhodopes, along the valley of the Arda River between...

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