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The names waled for teetles is mair tae sinder ae bird frae anither nor tae threap that is the richt ane. For ordinar a weel-kent or leeterar name. There micht weel be guid grunds for chyngin the name waled for the teetle.

The list is sortit alphabetic by Laitin name.

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  • rose lintie (Acanthis flammea) Ither names: hill-lintie, dwarf lintie, yallae-nebbit lintie, heather lintie, reid-heidit finch
  • goss (Accipiter gentilis)
  • spur-hawk (Accipiter nisus) Ither names: blue spur hawk, blue hawk, blue merlin , gleg hawk
  • wid-laverock (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) Ither names: Scots nichtingale
  • heather peeper (Actitis hypoleucos) Ither names: kittie-needie, watter laverock
  • fuffit or uin-bird (Aegithalos caudatus)
  • mandareen (Aix galericulata)
  • laverock (Alauda arvensis) Ither names: lairk
  • couter neb (Alca torda) Ither names: scout, marrot, sea-craw, bill auk, cutty
  • kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
  • French paitrick (Alectoris rufa)
  • Norawa wifie (Alle alle)
  • earn (Aquila chrysaetos)
  • Teal (Anas crecca)
  • whistlin deuk (Anas penelope) Ither names: gress deuk, wigeon-teal
  • muir deuk (Anas platyrhynchos) Ither names: mire deuk, moss deuk, gray deuk, stock-deuk
  • beld guiss (Anser albifrons)
  • stibble guiss (Anser anser) Ither names: lag(gie)
  • bean guiss (Anser fabalis)
  • wee oul or little oul (Athene noctua)
  • titlin (Anthus pratensis) Ither names: moss cheeper, muir cheeper, gray cheeper, sea cheep, heather peeper, gray bird, erd titlin
  • dulser (Anthus petrosus) Ither names: sea lintie, rock-titlin, -teetlag, sea cheep, cheeperock, rock lintie, sea-weet, tweetock, tang-sparrae
  • tree-laverock or wid-laverock (Anthus trivialis)
  • cran or cran swallae (Apus apus) Ither names: black mairtin, pick-heid, broun swallae, harlie, swallae hawk
  • hern (Ardea cinerea) Ither names: Willie-Fisher
  • stane powter (Arenaria interpres) Ither names: skirl-craik, ebb-snippock
  • hill oul (Asio flammeus) Ither names: moss oul, gress oul, gray yogle
  • hornit houlet or horny-houlet (Asio otus) Ither names: white-hornit houlet, luggie,
  • awteal (Aythya ferina) Ither names: diver, douker
  • tappit deuk or black douker (Aythya fuligula)
  • Holland deuk (Aythya marila) Ither names: Norwegian teal

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  • bluiter (Botaurus stellaris) heather bluiter, -bleater, loch bluiter, bog bluiter, -bleater, bull-o-the-bog, moss bummer, mire bumper, blackwack
  • ware guiss (Branta bernicla) Ither names: clatter guiss, gawlin
  • Canadae guiss (Branta canadensis)
  • claik guiss (Branta leucopsis)
  • stock oul (Bubo bubo)
  • white oul (Bubo scandiacus)
  • gowden ee (Bucephala clangula) Ither names: gowd-ee deuk
  • bizzart (Buteo buteo) Ither names: Puttock

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  • horse-cock (Calidris alpina) Ither names: sea-moose, sea-laverock
  • gray pliver or siller pliver (Calidris canutus)
  • nichtchurr or churr oul (Caprimulgus europaeus) Ither names: fern-oul, moch-hawk
  • reid-heidit finch (Carduelis cabaret) Ither names: rose lintie
  • Lintie or lintwhite (Carduelis cannabina) Ither names: lintock, gray lintie, broun lintie, hedge lintie, rose lintie, rosey lintie, whin lintie, gray lintie, heather lintie
  • gowdspink or gowdie (Carduelis carduelis)
  • green lintie or greenie (Carduelis chloris) Ither names: green lintwhite, rose lintie
  • muir lintie (Carduelis flavirostris) Ither names: heather lintie, yallae-neb lintie, rock lintie or rockie
  • gowdie (Carduelis spinus)
  • badock (Catharacta skua) Ither names: herd, bonxie, rain guiss
  • tree-speeler or bark-speeler (Certhia familiaris) Ither names: speelock
  • Greenland-doo or sea-doo (Cepphus grylle) Ither names: scrabe
  • French pliver (Charadrius hiaticula) Ither names: paitrick, sea-laverock
  • dotterel (Charadrius morinellus)
  • watter-pyot (Cinclus cinclus) Ither names: watter blackbird, watter-craw, water bobbie, bobbitie, water peggie burn(ie)-becker, ess-cock, kitty-neetie
  • bog gled (Circus aeruginosus)
  • blue gled (Circus cyaneus) Ither names; blue sleeves, blue kite, blue hawk, white-abuin-gled, Saunt Mairtin's foul
  • northren harle (Clangula hyemalis) Ither names: coal-caundle-week, callou
  • doo (Columba livia)
  • cushat or cushie-doo (Columba palumbus)
  • corbie or raen (Corvus corax)
  • huidit craw or huidie (Corvus cornix) Ither names: gray cheuch, gray craw,
  • haver craw or black-nebbit craw (Corvus corone)
  • reuk (Corvus frugilegus) Ither names; corn-craw, wid-craw
  • kae (Corvus monedula)
  • quail (Coturnix coturnix)
  • craik(er) (Crex crex), corn-craik, weet-ma-fit, scraich
  • gowden pheisant (Chrysolophus pictus)
  • gowk (Cuculus canorus)
  • Bewick's swan (Cygnus columbianus)
  • blue-bunnet or ox-ee (Cyanistes caeruleus) Ither names: blue-kaip, blue Tam, blue yaup

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  • mairtin or windae swallae (Delichon urbica) Ither names: mairtin swallae
  • Norawa widpecker (Dendrocopos major) Ither names: specht

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  • yorlin (Emberiza citrinella) Ither names: yoldrin, yellae lintie, yellae yite
  • black heid or coal huid (Emberiza schoeniclus)
  • rabin (reid breest)(Erithacus rubecula) Ither names: reid rab

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  • rock hawk or smaw blue hawk (Falco columbarius)
  • huntin hawk or game hawk (Falco peregrinus) Ither names: blue hawk
  • broun hawk or reid hawk (Falco tinnunculus) Ither names: keelie-hawk, Willie-whip-the-wind, , stanchel (archaeic)
  • habby hawk (Falco subbuteo)
  • Atlantic Tammie Norrie (Fratercula arctica) Ither names: sea-cock, couter-neb, cockandy, bass cock, peaty cock
  • shilfie (Fringilla coelebs) Ither names: spink, brichty, chye, tree lintie
  • cock o the north (Fringilla montifringilla)
  • beld-cuit (Fulica atra) Ither names: watter craw , drink-a-penny, hawkie
  • foumaw (Fulmarus glacialis) mallimoke, mall-deuk

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  • heather bleater or mire snipe (Gallinago gallinago) Ither names: moss bluiter, heatherbleat, snippock, neukfit, earnbleater
  • stank-hen or stankie (Gallinula chloropus) Ither names: watter craw
  • blue Jannet or jay-pyot (Garrulus glandarius)
  • ring neckit luim (Gavia immer) Ither names: immer, allan-hawk, holland-hawk, beeshop
  • burrian (Gavia stellata) Ither names: rain guiss, sprataluin, luimie

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  • sea-pyot (Haematopus ostralegus) Ither names: mussel pyot, mussel picker
  • earn (Haliaeetus albicilla)
  • swallae or swallock (Hirundo rustica)
  • aselag (Hydrobates pelagicus) Ither names: peter's cock or bird

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  • tarmigan (Lagopus mutus)
  • muircock (Lagopus lagopus) Ither names: muir bird, muirfoul, gor-cock, reid foul
  • pewl (Larus argentatus) Ither names: willie gou, white maw, gray willie, Scorrie
  • loch maw (Larus canus) Ither names: blue maw, huidie maw, peerie maw,
  • herrin maw (Larus fuscus)
  • gowden maw (Larus hyperboreus) Ither names: muckle scorrie
  • gou maw or swartback (Larus marinus) Ither names: swabie
  • wee gou or little gou (Larus minutus)
  • pirr-maw or pickmaw (Larus ridibundus) Ither names: picktarnie
  • hauf whaup (Limosa lapponica) Ither names: puir willie
  • pliver's page (Lymnocryptes minimus)

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  • Scots deuk (Melanitta nigra) Ither names: Black deuk
  • harle (Mergus merganser) Ither names: saw neb
  • bar drake (Mergus serrator) Ither names: gray diver
  • bere buntlin (Miliaria calandra)
  • gled (Milvus milvus)
  • solan guiss or gaunt (Morus bassanus) Ither names: bass guiss
  • willie wagtail or willie-waggie (Motacilla alba) Ither names: watter wagtail, waterie winkie
  • yellae seed-leddy (Motacilla cinerea)
  • watter-waggie (Motacilla flava) Ither names: watterie, burnie-becker, corn willie
  • egypt (Muscicapa striata)

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  • whaup (Numenius arquata)
  • little whaup or tang-whaup (Numenius phaeopus) Ither names: peerie whaup, Mey-bird

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  • goillir (Gaelic) (Oceanodroma leucorhoa)
  • clacharet (Oenanthe oenanthe) Ither names: chack, stane-chacker, stinkle, dyke happer, dyker

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  • fish-hawk (Pandion haliaetus)
  • big ox-ee (Parus major) Ither names: bee-eater
  • spur or spurdie (Passer domesticus) Ither names: speug(ie)
  • whin sparrae (Passer montanus)
  • stibble hen (Perdix perdix) Ither names: pai(r)trick
  • black ox-ee (Periparus ater) Ither names: black coal-huid
  • scart (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) Ither names: scarf
  • black scart or gormaw, (Phalacrocorax carbo) Ither names: sea-souter, scart, scarf
  • pheisant (Phasianus colchicus)
  • fiery-tail (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
  • titty wran or grund wran (Phylloscopus trochilus) Ither names: wheelie-oe, muffie, willie-mufftie, gabblin Tam, hey bird white wran, thummle
  • pyot (Pica pica) Ither names: the deil’s bird
  • snaw-flaucht or snawie (Plectrophenax nivalis) Ither names:snaw-foul, north cock, cock-o-the-north, gwalock
  • yellae pliver (Pluvialis apricaria) Ither names: gray plover, whistlin pliver, hill pliver, French pliver
  • (gray) pliver (Pluvialis squatarola)
  • bunnetie (Podiceps cristatus) Ither names: willie fisher
  • bullfinch or bullie (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
  • field sparrae, fieldie (Prunella modularis) Ither names: ,buss sparrae, hedge spurdie, hedgie, hemp sparrae, hempie, blue sparrae, blue dickie, seedock, bussock, blue dickie, bluie, creepie, katie, whinnie, gray rabin, whin sparrae spurdie, dykie
  • scrabe (Puffinus puffinus) Ither names: skeever, ling-foul, booty,
  • yellae wran (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) Ither names: willie-muff(tie), tam-thoum
  • reid-leggit craw (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)

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  • wheary (Regulus regulus) Ither names: gowden crestie or gowdie, muin, miller's thoum
  • watter swallae (Riparia riparia) Ither names: saundie mairtin, saund-backie, bitterbaunk or bitterie
  • kittywake or kittie (Rissa tridactyla)

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  • whin-chacker or -chackart (Saxicola rubetra) Ither names: whin lintie, fern lintie, stane-chackart, gress-chat, clocharet
  • stane-chackart or clocharet (Saxicola rubicola)
  • muff cock (Scolopax rusticola) Ither names: muckle snippack
  • ennet or dunter (deuk) (Somateria mollissima) Ither names: wrack-deuk, sea-deuk
  • alan hawk (Stercorarius parasiticus) Ither names: gray alan
  • little pickie (Sterna albifrons) Ither names: strick-davie
  • tarrock (Sterna hirundo) Ither names: pictarnie, pirr, Willie-Fisher
  • pictarnie (Sterna paradisaea)
  • croodlin dou (Streptopelia decaocto)
  • turtle-dou (Streptopelia turtur)
  • Jenny houlet (Strix aluco)
  • stirlin (Sturnus vulgaris) Ither names: stuckie
  • black powheid (Sylvia atricapilla) Ither names: coal huid
  • wheybeard or beardie (Sylvia communis) Ither names: kitty-white-hause, muffie, muffit, wheetie, whitin, wheet, wheetie, Bletherin Tam

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  • smaw douker or little douker (Tachybaptus ruficollis) Ither names: mither o the maukins, little fittie airse, drink-a-penny
  • black cock or heather cock (Tetrao tetrix) Ither names: gray foul, gray hen (female)
  • capercailzie (Tetrao urogallus)
  • stock-annet or skell-drake (Tadorna tadorna) Ither names: , lauchin deuk, craw deuk, links guiss
  • stiltie(Tringa nebularia) Ither names: wee-weet
  • reidshank (Tringa totanus) Ither names: stiltie, saund cock, reid-leggit horseman, wheepler
  • chitty wran (Troglodytes troglodytes) Ither names: kitty-wran
  • mavis or mavie (Turdus philomelos) Ither names: throstle
  • merl (Turdus merula) Ither names: blackie
  • little feltifleer (Turdus iliacus)
  • feltifleer (Turdus pilaris) Ither names: hillbird, gray thrush
  • rock blackbird (Turdus torquatus) Ither names: hill-blackbird, -blackie, rock-starling, heather blackie, muir blackbird
  • storm-cock (Turdus viscivorus) Ither names: hillbird, gray chacker
  • white houlet or siller oul (Tyto alba) Ither names: rock oul

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  • cuit or sea-hen (Uria aalge) Ither names: scoot, marrot, willie maw, tystie

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  • teuchit (Vanellus vanellus) Ither names: peesweep