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Cocos (Keeling) Island

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Cocos (Keeling) 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: Cocos (Keeling) Island [map]
Number of species: 129
Number of globally threatened species: 6
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2012-12-30
See also: http://www.birdlife.org.au/images/uploads/branches/documents/WA-CocosIslands_CheckList.pdf

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

GadwallAnas streperaRare/Accidental
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosaRare/Accidental
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Gray TealAnas gracilis
White-eyed DuckAythya australisRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Green JunglefowlGallus variusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Southern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchosRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldicaRare/Accidental
Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiRare/Accidental Endangered
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Christmas Island FrigatebirdFregata andrewsiRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostrisRare/Accidental
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucosRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensisRare/Accidental
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeusRare/Accidental
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollisRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermediaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchusRare/Accidental
Javan Pond-HeronArdeola speciosaRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Malayan Night-HeronGorsachius melanolophusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchusRare/Accidental
Swamp HarrierCircus approximansRare/Accidental
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensisRare/Accidental
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularisRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
WatercockGallicrex cinereaRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanusRare/Accidental
Little CurlewNumenius minutusRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenuraRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Saunders's TernSternula saundersiRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Large Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx sparverioidesRare/Accidental
Hodgson's Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx nisicolorRare/Accidental
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterusRare/Accidental
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Horsfield's Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx basalis
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Buffy Fish-OwlKetupa ketupuRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Silver-backed NeedletailHirundapus cochinchinensisRare/Accidental
Pacific SwiftApus pacificusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Australian KestrelFalco cenchroidesRare/Accidental
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteoRare/Accidental
Brown FalconFalco berigora
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Tiger ShrikeLanius tigrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Asian House-MartinDelichon dasypusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Christmas Island White-eyeZosterops natalisIntroduced species Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Dark-sided FlycatcherMuscicapa sibiricaRare/Accidental
Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa latirostrisRare/Accidental
Blue-and-white FlycatcherCyanoptila cyanomelanaRare/Accidental
Mugimaki FlycatcherFicedula mugimakiRare/Accidental
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitariusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental
Daurian StarlingAgropsar sturninusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensisRare/Accidental
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraIntroduced species Vulnerable

 

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