Several species of birds also occur, first of all the birds of prey such as the goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and the sparrow-hawk (Accipiter nisus), mainly in the forest; the buzzard (Buteo buteo), the kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), the red kite (Milvus milvus), the brown kite (Milvus migrans) and hen harrier (Circus cyaneus), preferring instead the rocky walls and open spaces on the slopes of the Sila Mountain. Among the nocturnal birds of prey there are the barn owl (Tyto alba), the common owl (Asio otus), the tawny owl (Strix aluco), the little owl (Athene noctua), the scops owl (Otus scops). There are also numerous corvids, including the raven (Corvus corax), the hooded crow (Corvus corone cornix), the magpie (Pica pica) and the jay (Garrulus glandarius) known as the bird of the ninety-nine chants. Among the columbiformes there are the wood pigeon (Columba palumbus), the wild pigeon (Columba livia) and the turtledove (Streptopelia turtus). What is relevant is also the presence of the black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), the great spotted woodpecker (Picoides major) and, in the wet woods, the woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) and the common snipe (Gallinago gallinago). Finally, a large number of passerines shall be mentioned, among which we find the blackbird (Turdus merula), the redwing (Turdus iliacus), the fieldfare (Turdus pilaris), the great tit (Parus major), the goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), together with many sparrows, larks, sylviidae, finches, and so on.