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Antarctic British Islands

This checklist includes all bird species found in Antarctic British Islands , 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 2014). 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: Antarctic British Islands
Number of species: 91
Number of endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 8
Number of introduced species: 1

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Upland GooseChloephaga pictaIntroduced species
Chiloe WigeonAnas sibilatrixRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealAnas discorsRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica
Yellow-billed TealAnas flavirostris

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeNear-threatened
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuaNear-threatened
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticus
Magellanic PenguinSpheniscus magellanicusNear-threatened
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusVulnerable
Royal PenguinEudyptes schlegeliRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaEndangered
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniVulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaEndangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataNear-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma nivea
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaEndangered
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittata
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salvini
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Fulmar PrionPachyptila crassirostris
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae

Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix
South Georgia Diving-PetrelPelecanoides georgicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereis
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallaria
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Antarctic ShagPhalacrocorax bransfieldensis
South Georgia ShagPhalacrocorax georgianusEndemic

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes auraRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown-hooded GullChroicocephalus maculipennisRare/Accidental
Dolphin GullLeucophaeus scoresbiiRare/Accidental
Olrog's GullLarus atlanticusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Eared DoveZenaida auriculataRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

White-crested ElaeniaElaenia albiceps
Dark-faced Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola maclovianusRare/Accidental
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Chilean SwallowTachycineta meyeniRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

South Georgia PipitAnthus antarcticusEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Long-tailed MeadowlarkSturnella loycaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 

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