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BIRDS
Names in 10 languages of selected bird species in Greenland

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Alca torda Apparluk Alk Alke Tordmule Ruokki Álka Razorbill Tordalk Petit pengouin
Alle alle Appaliarsuk; Appaaraq Søkonge Alkekonge Alkekung Pikkuruokki Haftyrðill Little Auk; Dovekie Krabben-
taucher
Mergule nain
Anas acuta - Spidsand Stjertand Stjärtand Jouhisorsa Grafönd Northern Pintail Spiessente Canard pilet
Anas crecca Qeerlutoornaq Krikand Krikkand Kricka Tavi Urtönd Common Teal; Green-winged Teal Krickente Sarcelle d'hiver
Anas penelope - Pibeand Brunnakke Bläsand Haapana Rauðhöfðaönd Eurasian Wigeon Pfeifenente Canard siffleur
Anas platyrhynchos Qeerlutooq Gråand Stokkand Gräsand Sinisorsa Stokkönd Mallard Stockente Canard colvert
Anser albifrons Nerleq Blisgås Tundragås Bläsgås Tundra-hanhi Blesgæs White-fronted Goose Blässgans Oie rieuse
Anser brachyrhynchus Nerleq siggukitsoq Kortnæbbet Gås Kortnebbgås Spetsbergsgås Lyhytnokka-hanhi Heiðagæs Pink-footed Goose Kurzschnabel -gans Oie à bec court
Anser caerulescens Kangoq Snegås Snøgås Snögås Lumi-hanhi Snjógæs Snow Goose Schneegans Oie de niège
Anthus pratensis Kussannaq Engpiber Heipiplerke ängspiplärka Niitty- kirvinen Þúfutittlingur Meadow Pipit Wiesenpieper Pipit farlouse
Anthus spinoletta Kussattarnaq Skærpiber Skjærpiplerke Skärpiplärka Luoto-
kirvinen
Strandtittlingur Rock Pipit Strandpieper; Felsenpieper Pipit maritime
Arenaria interpres Taliffak Stenvender Steinvender Roskarl Karikukko Tildra Ruddy Turnstone Steinwälzer Tournepierre à collier
Asio flammeus Siutitooq Mosehornugle Jordugle Jorduggla Suopöllö Brandugla Short-eared Owl Sumpfohreule Hibou des marais
Branta bernicla Nerlernaq Knortegås Ringgås Prutgås Sepel- hanhi Margæs Brent Goose Ringelgans Bernache cravant
Branta canadensis Canadap nerlia Canadagås Kanadagås Kanadagås Kanadan- hanhi Kanadagæs Canada Goose Kanadagans Bernache du Canada
Branta leucopsis Nerlernarnaq Bramgås Hvitkinngås Vitkindad Gås Valkoposki- hanhi Helsingi Barnacle Goose Nonnengans; Weisswangen -gans Bernache nonnette
Bucephala islandica Niaqortooq Islandsk Hvinand Islandsk Vinand Islandsknipa Islannin- telkkä Húsönd Barrow's Goldeneye Spatelente Garrot d'Islande
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Calcarius lapponicus Narsarmiutaq Laplandsværling Lappspurv Lappsparv Lapinsirkku - Lapland Longspur; Lapland Bunting Spornammer Bruant lapon
Calidris alba Siorarsiooq Sandløber; Selning Sandløber Sandlöpare Pulmussirri Sanderla Sanderling Sanderling Bécasseau sanderling
Calidris alpina Saarfaarsuk Almindelig Ryle Myrsnipe Kärrsnäppa Suosirri Lóuþræll Dunlin Alpenstrand -läufer Bécasseau variable
Calidris bairdii - Bairdsryle Gulbrystsnipe Gulbröstad Snäppa Bairdin- sirri - Baird's Sandpiper Bairdstrand -läufer Bécasseau de Baird
Calidris canutus Qajorlak Islandsk Ryle Polarsnipe Kustsnäppa Isosirri Rauðbrystingur Red Knot Knutt Bécasseau maubèche
Calidris fuscicollis - Hvidrygget Ryle Bonapartsnipe Vitgumpsnäppa Valkoperä- sirri - White-rumped Sandpiper Weissbürzel - strandläufer Bécasseau de Bonaparte
Calidris maritima Saarfaarsuk Sortgrå Ryle Fjæreplyt Skärsnäppa Merisirri Sendlingur Purple Sandpiper Meerstrandläufer Bécasseau violet
Carduelis flammea Orpimmiutaq Gråsisken Gråsisik Gråsiska Urpiainen Auðnutittlingur Common Redpoll Birkenzeisig Sizerin flammé
Carduelis hornemanni Orpimmiutaq avannarleq Hvidsisken Polarsisik Snösiska Tundraur-piainen - Arctic Redpoll Polarbirken -zeisig Sizerin blanchâtre
Cepphus grylle Serfaq Tejst Teist Tobisgrissla Riskilä Teista Black Guillemot Gryllteiste Guillemot à miroir
Charadrius hiaticula Tuujuk Stor Præstekrave Sandlo Större Strandpipare Tylli Sandlóa Great Ringed Plover Sandregen -pfeifer Pluvier à collier
Clangula hyemalis Alleq Havlit Havelle Alfågel Alli Hávella Long-tailed Duck Eisente Harelde de Miquelon
Corvus corax Tulugaq Ravn Ramn Korp Korppi Hrafn Common Raven Kolkrabe Grand corbeau
Cygnus columbianus Qussuk Pibesvane Dvergsvane Mindre Sångsvan Pikku- joutsen - Tundra Swan; Bewick's Swan Zwergschwan Cygne siffleur
Cygnus cygnus Qussuk Sangsvane Sangsvane Sångsvan Laulu- joutsen Álft Whooper Swan Singschwan Cygne chanteur; Cygne sauvage
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Eremophila alpestris Qutsissormiutaq Bjerglærke Fjell-lerke Berglärka Tunturi- kiuru - Shore Lark Ohrenlerche Alouette haussecol
Falco peregrinus Kiinaaleeraq Vandrefalk Vandrefalk Pilgrimsfalk Muutto- haukka;
Jalo- haukka
- Peregrine Falcon Wanderfalk Faucon pèlerin
Falco rusticolus Kissaviarsuk Jagtfalk Jaktfalk Jaktfalk Tunturi- haukka Fálki Gyr Falcon Gerfalke Faucon gerfaut
Fratercula arctica Qilanngaq Lunde; Søpapegøje Lunde Lunnefågel Lunni Lundi Atlantic Puffin Papageitaucher Macarreux moine
Fulmarus glacialis Qaqulluk; Timmiakuluk; Malamuk Mallemuk; Stormfugl Havhest Stormfågel Myrskylintu Fýll Northern Fulmar Eissturmvogel Pétrel fulmar
Gallinago gallinago - Dobbeltbekkasin Enkeltbekkasin Enkeltbekkasin Taivaan- vuohi Hrossagaukur Common Snipe Bekassine Bécassine des marais
Gavia immer Tuullik Islom Islom Islom Amerikan-
jääkuikka
Himbrimi Common Loon; Great Northern Diver; Great Northern Loon Eistaucher Plongeon imbrin
Gavia stellata Qarsaaq Rødstrubet Lom Smålom Smålom Kaakkuri Lómur Red-throated Diver; Red-throated Loon Sterntaucher Plongeon catmarin
Haliaeetus albicilla Nattoralik Havørn Havørn Havsörn Merikotka Haförn White-tailed Eagle Seeadler Pyargue à queue blanche
Hirundo rustica Tulugarnaq Landsvale Låvesvale Ladusvala Haara-
pääsky
Landsvala Barn Swallow Rauchschwalbe Hirondelle de cheminée
Histrionicus histrionicus Toornaviarsuk Strømand Harlekinand Strömand Virta- alli Straumönd Harlequin Duck; Harlequin Kragenente Garrot arlequin
Lagopus mutus Aqisseq Fjeldrype Fjellrype Fjällripa Kiiruna Rjúpa Rock Ptarmigan Alpenschnee -huhn Lagopède alpin
Larus argentatus - Sølvmåge Gråmåke Gråtrut Harmaa- lokki Silfurmáfur Herring Gull Silbermöwe Goéland argenté
Larus canus - Stormmåge Fiskemåke Fiskmås Kala- lokki Stormmáfur Common Gull; Mew Gull Sturmmöwe Goéland cendré
Larus fuscus - Sildemåge Sildemåke Silltrut Selkä- lokki Silamáfur Lesser Black-backed Gull Heringsmöwe Goéland brun
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Larus glaucoides Naajaannaq Hvidvinget Måge Grønlandsmåke Vitvingad Trut Grönlannin- lokki Bjartmáfur Iceland Gull Polarmöwe Goéland à ailes blanches; Goéland leucoptere
Larus glaucoides kumlieni - Kumlien's Måge - Kumliens Trut - - Kumlien's Gull - -
Larus hyperboreus Naajarujussuaq Gråmåge Polarmåke Vittrut Isolokki Hvitmáfur Glaucous Gull Eismöwe Goéland bourgmestre
Larus marinus Naajarluk Svartbag Svartbak Havstrut Merilokki Svartbakur Great Black-backed Gull Mantelmöwe Goéland marin
Larus ridibundus Nasalik Hættemåge Hettemåke Skrattmås Nauru- lokki Hettumáfur Black-headed Gull Lachmöwe Mouette rieuse
Larus sabini Taateraarnaq Sabinemåge Sabinemåke Tärnmås Tiiralokki - Sabine's Gull Schwalbenmöwe Mouette de Sabine
Larus thayeri - Thayer's Måge - Thayertrut Thayerin- lokki - Thayer's Gull - -
Mergus serrator Paaq; Nujalik Toppet Skallesluger Siland Småskrake Tukkakoskelo; Pikkukoskelo Toppönd Red-breasted Merganser Mittelsäger Harle huppé
Motacilla alba Eqqoqqortooq Hvid Vipstjert Linerle Sädesärla Västäräkki Maríuerla Pied Wagtail; White Wagtail Bachstelze Bergeronnette grise
Numenius phaeopus Saarfaarsussuaq Lille Regnspove; Småspove Småspove Småspov Pikkukuovi Spói Whimbrel Regenbrach -vogel Courlis corlieu
Nyctea scandiaca Uppik Sneugle Snøugle Fjälluggla Tunturi-
pöllö
Snæugla Snowy Owl Schneeeule Harfang des nieges
Oceanodroma leuchorhoa - Stor Stormsvale Stormsvale Klykstjärtad Stormsvala Myrsky- keiju Sjósvala Leach's Petrel Wellenläufer Pétrel culblanc; Océanite culblanc
Oenanthe oenanthe Kussak Stenpikker; Digesmutte Steinskvett Stenskvätta Kivitasku Steindepill Northern Wheatear Steinschmätzer Traquet motteux
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Pagophila eburnea Naajavaarsuk Ismåge Ismåke Ismås Valkoloki Ismáfur Ivory Gull Elfenbeinmöwe Goéland blanc
Phalacrocorax carbo Oqaatsoq Skarv Storskarv Storskarv Merimetso Dílaskarfur Great Cormorant Kormoran Grand cormoran
Phalaropus fulicarius Kajuaraq Thorshane Polarsvømmesnipe Brednäppad Simsnäppa Isovesi-
pääsky
Þórshani Grey Phalarope; Red Phalarope Thorshöhnchen Phalarope à bec large
Phalaropus lobatus Naluumasortoq Odinshane Svømmesnipe Smalnäppad Simsnäppa Vesi-
pääsky
Óðinshani Red-necked Phalarope Odinsh§hnchen Phalrope à bec etroit
Plectrophenax nivalis Qupaloraarsuk; Qupannaaq Snespurv Snøspurv Snösparv Pulmunen Snjótittlingur Snow Bunting Schneeammer Bruant des neiges
Pluvialis apricaria Anngilik Hjejle; Hedehjejle Heilo Ljungpipare Kapusta- rinta

Heiðlóa European Golden Plover Goldregen - pfeifer Pluvier doré
Pluvialis dominica Anngilik Amerikansk Tundrahjejle Beringlo Amerikansk Tundrapipare Alaskan- kurmitsa - American Golden Plover; Lesser Golden Plover Kleiner Goldregen -pfeifer Pluvier fauve amerique
Pluvialis squatarola Anngilik Strandhjejle Tundralo Kustpipare Tundra- kurmitsa - Grey Plover Kiebitzregen -pfeifer Pluvier argenté
Podiceps auritus - Nordisk Lappedykker Horndykker Svarthakedopping Mustakurkku-uikku Flórgoði Salvonian Grebe; Horned Grebe Ohrentaucher Grèbe esclavon
Podiceps grisegena - Gråstrubet Lappedykker Gråstrubedykker Gråhakedopping Härkälintu - Red-necked Grebe Rothalstaucher Grèbe jougris
Puffinus gravis Qaqullunnaq Storskråpe Storlire Större Lira Isoliitäjä - Great Shearwater Kappensturm -taucher; Grosser Sturmtaucher Puffin majeur
Puffinus griseus Qaqullunnaq Sodfravet Skråpe Grålire Grålira Nokiliitäjä Gráskrofa Sooty Shearwater Dunkelsturm -taucher Puffin fuligineux
Rhodostethia rosea Naajannguaq Rosenmåge Rosenmåke Rosenmås Ruusulokki - Ross' Gull Rosenmöwe Mouette de Ross
Rissa tridactyla Taateraq Ride Krykkje Tretåig Mås Pikku-
kajava; Jäälokki
Rita Black-legged Kittiwake; Kittiwake Dreizehenmöve Mouette tridactyle
Somateria mollissima Miteq (siorartooq); Aavooq Ederfugl ærfugl Ejder Haahka Æður Common Eider; Eider Eiderente Eider à duvet
Somateria spectabilis Sioraki (adult male: Qingalik; Aavooq) Kongeederfugl Pragtærfugl Pragtejder Kyhmy- haahka Æðarkóngur King Eider Prachteiderente Eider à tête grise
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Stercorarius longicaudus Papikkaaq Lille Kjove Fjelljo Fjällabb Tunturi- kihu Fjallkjói Long-tailed Skua; Long-tailed Jaeger Falkenraub -möwe Labbe à longue queue
Stercorarius parasiticus Isunngaq Almindelig Kjove Tyvjo Labb Meri- kihu Kjói Arctic Skua; Parasitic Jaeger Schmarotze -raubmöwe Labbe parasite
Stercorarius pomarinus Isunngarsuaq Mellemkjove Polarjo Bredstjärtad labb

Leveäpyrstö-

kihu

Pomarine Skua; Pomarine Jaeger Spatelraub -möwe Labbe pomarin
Stercorarius skua Isunngarujussuaq Storkjove Storjo Storlabb Isokihu Ískjói Great Skua Skua Grand labbe
Sterna paradisaea Imeqqutaalaq Havterne Rødnebterna Silvertärna Lapintiira Kría Arctic Tern Küstensee -schwalbe Sterne arctique
Sturnus vulgaris Oqalloriusaq Stær Stær Stare Kottarainen Stari Common Starling Star Étourneau sansonnet
Sula bassana Timmik Sule Havsule Havssula Suula Súla Northern Gannet Basstölpel Fou de bassan
Turdus iliacus - Vindrossel Rødvingetrost Rödvingetrast Punakylki- rastas Skógarþröstur Redwing Rotdrossel Grive mauvis
Turdus pilaris Orpimmiutarsuaq Sjagger Gråtrost Björktrast; Snöskata Räkätti- rastas Gráþröstur Fieldfare Wacholder -drossel Grive litorne
Uria aalge Appa sigguttooq Atlantisk Lomvie Lomvi Sillgrissla Etelän- kiisla Langvía Common Guillemot; Murre Trottellumme Guillemot de Troïl
Uria lomvia Appa Polarlomvie (often called 'Alk') Polarlomvi Spetsbergsgrissla Pohjan- kiisla Stuttnefja Brünnich's Guillemot; Thick-billed Murre Dickschnabel -lumme Guillemot de Brünnich