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South Sandwich Island

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This checklist includes all bird species found in South Sandwich Island , 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, version 2015. 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: South Sandwich Island [map]
Number of species: 23
Number of globally threatened species: 2


Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica


King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeNear-threatened
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuaNear-threatened
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticus
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusVulnerable


Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans


Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma nivea
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable


Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental

SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

South Georgia ShagPhalacrocorax georgianus


Snowy SheathbillChionis albus


Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus


Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Antarctic TernSterna vittata


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