Types of birds with pictures and facts: an alphabetical list of notable birds and bird families. Part of our Birds series.
This list of the birds of Britain contains pictures and facts on a number of well-known British species. This page is the second part of our look at birds of the British Isles.
- You can find the first part here: Common British Birds.
On this page you’ll find a list of 25 common British birds with pictures and facts on each species. We’ve included not only garden birds, but also species found in woodlands, cities and coastal regions, giving you a useful introduction to British bird species.
We think that everyone in Britain should be able to identify most – if not all – of the birds on this list!
As you read through the list make a note of how many of these common British birds you can identify. Let us know how you did in the comments at the bottom of the page!
Many of these birds can also be found in other parts of the world. If you don’t live in Britain, comment to let us know where you’re from and which of these species can also be found in your country!
Want to see more British Birds?
- Once you know all of the birds on this list, you’ll find 25 slightly less-common British species on this page: Birds of Britain.
When you know all of the birds on both lists you can consider yourself to be a true British bird expert!
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