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Lord Howe Island

This checklist includes all bird species found in Lord Howe 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 6th edition (updated 2013). 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: Lord Howe Island
Number of species: 171
Number of endemics: 5
Number of globally threatened species: 8
Number of extinct species: 4
Number of introduced species: 7

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Black SwanCygnus atratusRare/Accidental
Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesRare/Accidental
Paradise ShelduckTadorna variegataRare/Accidental
Maned DuckChenonetta jubataRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Gray TealAnas gracilisRare/Accidental
Chestnut TealAnas castaneaRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Hoary-headed GrebePoliocephalus poliocephalusRare/Accidental

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Little PenguinEudyptula minor

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulansRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macropteraRare/Accidental
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriVulnerable
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessoniiRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Fairy PrionPachyptila turturRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolataRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravisRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Hutton's ShearwaterPuffinus huttoniRare/Accidental Endangered
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gaviaRare/Accidental
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallaria

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Australasian GannetMorus serrator

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostrisRare/Accidental
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental
Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax variusRare/Accidental
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucosRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusRare/Accidental Endangered
Little BitternIxobrychus minutusRare/Accidental
Black-backed BitternIxobrychus dubiusRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
Australian IbisThreskiornis moluccusRare/Accidental
Straw-necked IbisThreskiornis spinicollisRare/Accidental
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regiaRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed SpoonbillPlatalea flavipesRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Australian KiteElanus axillarisRare/Accidental
Swamp HarrierCircus approximansRare/Accidental
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogasterRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Lord Howe RailGallirallus sylvestrisEndemic Endangered
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusillaRare/Accidental
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Lord Howe SwamphenPorphyrio albusEndemic Extinct
Dusky MoorhenGallinula tenebrosaRare/Accidental
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Pied OystercatcherHaematopus longirostrisRare/Accidental
South Island OystercatcherHaematopus finschiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Banded LapwingVanellus tricolorRare/Accidental
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Australian Painted-SnipeRostratula australisRare/Accidental Endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Little CurlewNumenius minutusRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Australian PratincoleStiltia isabellaRare/Accidental
Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Red-billed GullChroicocephalus scopulinusRare/Accidental
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Gray NoddyProcelsterna albivitta
Blue-gray NoddyProcelsterna cerulea
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatranaRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensisExtirpated
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisRare/Accidental
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Brush BronzewingPhaps elegansRare/Accidental
Peaceful DoveGeopelia placidaRare/Accidental
Torresian Imperial-PigeonDucula spilorrhoa

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Oriental CuckooCuculus optatusRare/Accidental
Pallid CuckooCacomantis pallidusRare/Accidental
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformisRare/Accidental
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Australian Masked-OwlTyto novaehollandiae
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiae

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Australian KestrelFalco cenchroides
Brown FalconFalco berigoraRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Red-fronted ParakeetCyanoramphus novaezelandiaeExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Noisy FriarbirdPhilemon corniculatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Lord Howe GerygoneGerygone insularisEndemic Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Masked WoodswallowArtamus personatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cracticidae

Pied CurrawongStrepera graculinaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Olive-backed OrioleOriolus sagittatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

New Zealand FantailRhipidura fuliginosaExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Magpie-larkGrallina cyanoleucaIntroduced species
Leaden FlycatcherMyiagra rubeculaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Australian RavenCorvus coronoidesRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Sky LarkAlauda arvensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Fairy MartinPetrochelidon arielRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Lord Howe White-eyeZosterops tephropleurusEndemic
Robust White-eyeZosterops strenuusEndemic Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaIntroduced species
Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalusExtirpated
Song ThrushTurdus philomelosIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Norfolk StarlingAplonis fuscaEndemic (country/region) Extinct
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Australasian PipitAnthus novaeseelandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsRare/Accidental
European GreenfinchChloris chlorisRare/Accidental
Lesser RedpollAcanthis cabaretIntroduced species
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisRare/Accidental

 

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