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This checklist includes all bird species found in Singapore , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements 6th edition (updated 2013). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: Singapore
Number of species: 391
Number of globally threatened species: 15
Number of introduced species: 26
Date last reviewed: 2006-04-22
See also: http://web.singnet.com.sg/~sunnyeo/CKLIST99.xls

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuata
Lesser Whistling-DuckDendrocygna javanica
Cotton Pygmy-GooseNettapus coromandelianus
GadwallAnas streperaRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelopeRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailCoturnix chinensis
Red JunglefowlGallus gallus

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma monorhisNear-threatened

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Asian OpenbillAnastomus oscitansRare/Accidental
Milky StorkMycteria cinereaIntroduced species (non established) Vulnerable

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Christmas Island FrigatebirdFregata andrewsiCritically endangered
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmus
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Chinese EgretEgretta eulophotesVulnerable
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchus
Javan Pond-HeronArdeola speciosaRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Malayan Night-HeronGorsachius melanolophus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Jerdon's BazaAviceda jerdoniRare/Accidental
Black BazaAviceda leuphotes
Himalayan GriffonGyps himalayensisRare/Accidental
Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Changeable Hawk-EagleNisaetus limnaeetus
Blyth's Hawk-EagleNisaetus alboniger
Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kienerii
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaVulnerable
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisRare/Accidental
Imperial EagleAquila heliacaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Gray-faced BuzzardButastur indicus
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosusRare/Accidental
Eastern Marsh-HarrierCircus spilonotus
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucos
Crested GoshawkAccipiter trivirgatus
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster
Gray-headed Fish-EagleIchthyophaga ichthyaetusNear-threatened
Common BuzzardButeo buteo

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciata
Slaty-legged CrakeRallina eurizonoides
Slaty-breasted RailGallirallus striatus
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
Ruddy-breasted CrakePorzana fusca
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

Masked FinfootHeliopais personatusRare/Accidental Endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Gray-headed LapwingVanellus cinereusRare/Accidental
Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicus
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Malaysian PloverCharadrius peroniiNear-threatened
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Nordmann's GreenshankTringa guttiferEndangered
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Little CurlewNumenius minutusRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Spoon-billed SandpiperCalidris pygmeaCritically endangered
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatusNear-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum
Small PratincoleGlareola lactea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Brown-headed GullChroicocephalus brunnicephalusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Aleutian TernOnychoprion aleuticusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Red Collared-DoveStreptopelia tranquebaricaIntroduced species
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Zebra DoveGeopelia striata
Little Green-PigeonTreron olax
Pink-necked PigeonTreron vernans
Cinnamon-headed PigeonTreron fulvicollisNear-threatened
Thick-billed PigeonTreron curvirostra
Jambu Fruit-DovePtilinopus jambuNear-threatened
Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aenea
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Chestnut-winged CuckooClamator coromandus
Large Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx sparverioides
Hodgson's Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx nisicolor
Northern Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx hyperythrus
Malaysian Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx fugax
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus
Banded Bay CuckooCacomantis sonneratii
Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Horsfield's Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx basalis
Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Asian Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx maculatus
Violet CuckooChrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Square-tailed Drongo-CuckooSurniculus lugubris
Fork-tailed Drongo-CuckooSurniculus dicruroides
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Chestnut-bellied MalkohaPhaenicophaeus sumatranusNear-threatened
Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Collared Scops-OwlOtus lettia
Sunda Scops-OwlOtus lempiji
Oriental Scops-OwlOtus sunia
Barred Eagle-OwlBubo sumatranus
Buffy Fish-OwlKetupa ketupu
Spotted Wood-OwlStrix seloputo
Brown Wood-OwlStrix leptogrammica
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Brown BoobookNinox scutulata
Hume's BoobookNinox obscura

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Malaysian NightjarLyncornis temminckii
Gray NightjarCaprimulgus indicus
Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus
Savanna NightjarCaprimulgus affinis

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Silver-rumped NeedletailRhaphidura leucopygialis
White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Silver-backed NeedletailHirundapus cochinchinensis
Brown-backed NeedletailHirundapus giganteus
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Himalayan SwiftletAerodramus brevirostris
Black-nest SwiftletAerodramus maximus
White-nest SwiftletAerodramus fuciphagus
Germain's SwiftletAerodramus germani
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus
Cook's SwiftApus cooki
House SwiftApus nipalensis
Asian Palm-SwiftCypsiurus balasiensis

 
APODIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Gray-rumped TreeswiftHemiprocne longipennis
Whiskered TreeswiftHemiprocne comata

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Blue-eared KingfisherAlcedo meninting
Black-backed Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx erithaca
Stork-billed KingfisherPelargopsis capensis
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped KingfisherHalcyon pileata
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-throated Bee-eaterMerops viridis
Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Oriental Pied-HornbillAnthracoceros albirostris

 
PICIFORMES: Megalaimidae

Lineated BarbetMegalaima lineataIntroduced species
Red-crowned BarbetMegalaima rafflesiiNear-threatened
Coppersmith BarbetMegalaima haemacephala

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Sunda WoodpeckerDendrocopos moluccensis
Rufous WoodpeckerCeleus brachyurus
White-bellied WoodpeckerDryocopus javensis
Banded WoodpeckerPicus miniaceus
Laced WoodpeckerPicus vittatus
Common FlamebackDinopium javanense

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Black-thighed FalconetMicrohierax fringillarius
Lesser KestrelFalco naumanniRare/Accidental
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteoRare/Accidental
Oriental HobbyFalco severusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Little CorellaCacatua sanguineaIntroduced species
Tanimbar CorellaCacatua goffinianaIntroduced species Near-threatened
Yellow-crested CockatooCacatua sulphureaIntroduced species Critically endangered

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodusIntroduced species
Blue-rumped ParrotPsittinus cyanurusNear-threatened
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
Red-breasted ParakeetPsittacula alexandriIntroduced species
Long-tailed ParakeetPsittacula longicaudaNear-threatened
Blue-crowned Hanging-ParrotLoriculus galgulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Eurylaimidae

Black-and-red BroadbillCymbirhynchus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Hooded PittaPitta sordida
Blue-winged PittaPitta moluccensis
Mangrove PittaPitta megarhynchaNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Golden-bellied GerygoneGerygone sulphurea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithinidae

Common IoraAegithina tiphia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus speciosus
Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatus
Pied TrillerLalage nigra
Lesser CuckooshrikeLalage fimbriata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Mangrove WhistlerPachycephala cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Tiger ShrikeLanius tigrinus
Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus
Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus
Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus
Crow-billed DrongoDicrurus annectans
Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Malaysian Pied-FantailRhipidura javanica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea
Japanese Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone atrocaudataNear-threatened
Asian Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone paradisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Striated SwallowCecropis striolata
Rufous-bellied SwallowCecropis badia
Asian House-MartinDelichon dasypus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Black-headed BulbulPycnonotus atriceps
Straw-headed BulbulPycnonotus zeylanicusVulnerable
Black-crested BulbulPycnonotus flaviventrisIntroduced species
Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusIntroduced species
Sooty-headed BulbulPycnonotus aurigasterIntroduced species
Yellow-vented BulbulPycnonotus goiavier
Olive-winged BulbulPycnonotus plumosus
Cream-vented BulbulPycnonotus simplex
Red-eyed BulbulPycnonotus brunneus
Buff-vented BulbulIole olivaceaNear-threatened
Ashy BulbulHemixos flavala
Streaked BulbulIxos malaccensisNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatus
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatus
Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis
Pale-legged Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus tenellipesRare/Accidental
Eastern Crowned Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus coronatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Black-browed Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus bistrigiceps
Oriental Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Pallas's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella certhiola
Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutorius
Dark-necked TailorbirdOrthotomus atrogularis
Ashy TailorbirdOrthotomus ruficeps
Rufous-tailed TailorbirdOrthotomus sericeus
Yellow-bellied PriniaPrinia flaviventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Timaliidae

Pin-striped Tit-BabblerMixornis gularis
Chestnut-winged BabblerCyanoderma erythropterum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Moustached BabblerMalacopteron magnirostre
Short-tailed BabblerPellorneum malaccenseNear-threatened
White-chested BabblerPellorneum rostratumNear-threatened
Abbott's BabblerTurdinus abbotti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

White-crested LaughingthrushGarrulax leucolophusIntroduced species
Chinese HwameiGarrulax canorusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Irenidae

Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puella

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Dark-sided FlycatcherMuscicapa sibirica
Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa latirostris
Brown-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa williamsoni
Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseistictaRare/Accidental
Ferruginous FlycatcherMuscicapa ferruginea
Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularis
White-rumped ShamaCopsychus malabaricus
Blue-throated FlycatcherCyornis rubeculoidesRare/Accidental
Mangrove Blue-FlycatcherCyornis rufigastra
Brown-chested Jungle-FlycatcherCyornis brunneatus
Blue-and-white FlycatcherCyanoptila cyanomelana
Siberian Blue RobinLarvivora cyane
Korean FlycatcherFicedula zanthopygia
Narcissus FlycatcherFicedula narcissina
Mugimaki FlycatcherFicedula mugimaki
White-throated Rock-ThrushMonticola gularis
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Siberian ThrushGeokichla sibirica
Orange-headed ThrushGeokichla citrina
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensis
Common Hill MynaGracula religiosa
Great MynaAcridotheres grandisIntroduced species
Crested MynaAcridotheres cristatellusIntroduced species
Javan MynaAcridotheres javanicusIntroduced species
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis
Black-winged StarlingAcridotheres melanopterusIntroduced species Critically endangered
Daurian StarlingSturnia sturnina
Chestnut-cheeked StarlingSturnia philippensisRare/Accidental
White-shouldered StarlingSturnia sinensis
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Chloropseidae

Greater Green LeafbirdChloropsis sonnerati
Lesser Green LeafbirdChloropsis cyanopogonNear-threatened
Blue-winged LeafbirdChloropsis cochinchinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agile
Yellow-vented FlowerpeckerDicaeum chrysorrheum
Orange-bellied FlowerpeckerDicaeum trigonostigma
Scarlet-backed FlowerpeckerDicaeum cruentatum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Plain SunbirdAnthreptes simplex
Plain-throated SunbirdAnthreptes malacensis
Van Hasselt's SunbirdLeptocoma brasiliana
Copper-throated SunbirdLeptocoma calcostetha
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis
Crimson SunbirdAethopyga siparaja
Thick-billed SpiderhunterArachnothera crassirostris
Little SpiderhunterArachnothera longirostra
Yellow-eared SpiderhunterArachnothera chrysogenys

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensis
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Oriental PipitAnthus rufulus
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoniRare/Accidental
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Forest WagtailDendronanthus indicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Yellow-breasted BuntingEmberiza aureolaVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Streaked WeaverPloceus manyarIntroduced species
Baya WeaverPloceus philippinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
White-rumped MuniaLonchura striata
Javan MuniaLonchura leucogastroidesIntroduced species
Nutmeg MannikinLonchura punctulata
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapilla
White-capped MuniaLonchura ferruginosaIntroduced species
White-headed MuniaLonchura maja
Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraIntroduced species Vulnerable

 

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