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Ashmore Reef

This checklist includes all bird species found in Ashmore Reef , 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: Ashmore Reef
Number of species: 139
Number of globally threatened species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2012-12-31
See also: http://www.birdlife.org.au/images/uploads/branches/documents/WA-AshmoreReef_Checklist.pdf

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-eyed DuckAythya australisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Hutton's ShearwaterPuffinus huttoniEndangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental
Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma monorhisNear-threatened
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeVulnerable

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Abbott's BoobyPapasula abbottiRare/Accidental Endangered

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Letter-winged KiteElanus scriptusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Spotted HarrierCircus assimilis
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciataRare/Accidental
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurusRare/Accidental
WatercockGallicrex cinereaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Common RedshankTringa totanusRare/Accidental
Little CurlewNumenius minutusRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megalaRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Red-backed ButtonquailTurnix maculosusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Australian PratincoleStiltia isabella
Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostris
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Pallid CuckooCacomantis pallidus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Horsfield's Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx basalis
Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillusRare/Accidental
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Australian KoelEudynamys cyanocephalus
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensisRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Brown BoobookNinox scutulataRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Jungle NightjarCaprimulgus indicusRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Pacific SwiftApus pacificus
House SwiftApus nipalensisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Forest KingfisherTodiramphus macleayii
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chlorisRare/Accidental
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Australian KestrelFalco cenchroides
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Yellow ChatEpthianura croceaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
White-winged TrillerLalage tricolorRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascensRare/Accidental
Magpie-larkGrallina cyanoleucaRare/Accidental
Broad-billed FlycatcherMyiagra ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Torresian CrowCorvus orru

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRare/Accidental
Fairy MartinPetrochelidon ariel
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Brown SonglarkMegalurus cruralisRare/Accidental
Tawny GrassbirdMegalurus timoriensisRare/Accidental
Pallas's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella certhiolaRare/Accidental
Middendorff's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella ochotensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Ashy-bellied White-eyeZosterops citrinellaRare/Accidental
Australian Yellow White-eyeZosterops luteusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Dark-sided FlycatcherMuscicapa sibiricaRare/Accidental
Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa latirostrisRare/Accidental
Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseistictaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Chestnut-cheeked StarlingSturnia philippensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensisRare/Accidental
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
Pechora PipitAnthus gustaviRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata
Pale-headed MuniaLonchura pallidaRare/Accidental

 

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