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Antarctic Islands

This checklist includes all bird species found in Antarctic 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 Islands
Description: includes Antarctica, Antarctic British Islands, Tristan da Cunha Islands, Goudh, Bouvet, Prince Edward Islands, French Southern Territory, Heard & McDonald
Number of species: 163
Number of endemics: 2
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 16
Number of introduced species: 2

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Upland GooseChloephaga pictaIntroduced species
Chiloe WigeonAnas sibilatrixRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealAnas discorsRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Eaton's PintailAnas eatoniVulnerable
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica
Yellow-billed TealAnas flavirostris

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriNear-threatened
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeNear-threatened
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuaNear-threatened
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticus
Jackass PenguinSpheniscus demersusEndangered
Magellanic PenguinSpheniscus magellanicusNear-threatened
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusVulnerable
Royal PenguinEudyptes schlegeliRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeVulnerable
Tristan PenguinEudyptes moseleyiEndangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
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 antarctica
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma nivea
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiEndangered
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaVulnerable
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
Spectacled PetrelProcellaria conspicillataBreeding endemic Vulnerable
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularis
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 leucorhoa

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serrator

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Antarctic ShagPhalacrocorax bransfieldensis
South Georgia ShagPhalacrocorax georgianus
Imperial CormorantPhalacrocorax atriceps
Heard Island ShagPhalacrocorax nivalis
Crozet ShagPhalacrocorax melanogenis
Kerguelen ShagPhalacrocorax verrucosus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Cocoi HeronArdea cocoiRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes auraRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Inaccessible Island RailAtlantisia rogersiVulnerable
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
Paint-billed CrakeNeocrex erythrops
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Tristan MoorhenGallinula nesiotisEndemic
Red-gartered CootFulica armillata

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albus
Black-faced SheathbillChionis minorEndemic

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
Rufous-chested DotterelCharadrius modestus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Chilean SkuaStercorarius chilensis
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Sabine's GullXema sabini
Brown-hooded GullChroicocephalus maculipennisRare/Accidental
Dolphin GullLeucophaeus scoresbiiRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Olrog's GullLarus atlanticusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata
Kerguelen TernSterna virgataNear-threatened

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Eared DoveZenaida auriculataRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental
African CuckooCuculus gularisRare/Accidental
Dark-billed CuckooCoccyzus melacoryphus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Common SwiftApus apus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Tristan ThrushNesocichla eremitaNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
South Georgia PipitAnthus antarcticusNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Gough Island FinchRowettia goughensisCritically endangered
Nightingale FinchNesospiza acunhae
Wilkins's FinchNesospiza wilkinsi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Long-tailed MeadowlarkSturnella loycaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

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