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Norfolk Island

This checklist includes all bird species found in Norfolk 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 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: Norfolk Island
Number of species: 143
Number of endemics: 6
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 12
Date last reviewed: 2006-12-09
See also: http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/d045db79-1c0e-404b-bacc-e46802d2fe6a/files/bird-checklist.pdf

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoniRare/Accidental
Graylag GooseAnser anserIntroduced species
Black SwanCygnus atratusRare/Accidental
Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
White-eyed DuckAythya australisRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusExtirpated

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Chatham AlbatrossThalassarche eremitaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulansRare/Accidental
Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriVulnerable
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriVulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularisRare/Accidental
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallaria
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaRare/Accidental Endangered

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental
Australasian GannetMorus serratorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific HeronArdea pacificaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermediaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximansRare/Accidental
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensisRare/Accidental
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

South Island OystercatcherHaematopus finschiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Masked LapwingVanellus milesRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incanaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
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 hardwickiiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Gray NoddyProcelsterna albivitta
Blue-gray NoddyProcelsterna cerulea
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
White-fronted TernSterna striataRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Rose-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus reginaRare/Accidental
Torresian Imperial-PigeonDucula spilorrhoa
Norfolk Island PigeonHemiphaga spadiceaEndemic

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pallid CuckooCacomantis pallidusRare/Accidental
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensisRare/Accidental
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto albaRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiae

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Australian KestrelFalco cenchroides

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Strigopidae

Norfolk Island KakaNestor productusEndemic Extinct

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Norfolk Island ParakeetCyanoramphus cookiiEndemic
Crimson RosellaPlatycercus elegansIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Norfolk Island GerygoneGerygone modestaEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Masked WoodswallowArtamus personatusRare/Accidental
White-browed WoodswallowArtamus superciliosusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopygaExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Gray FantailRhipidura albiscapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Pacific RobinPetroica multicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Slender-billed White-eyeZosterops tenuirostrisEndemic Near-threatened
White-chested White-eyeZosterops albogularisEndemic Critically endangered
Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaIntroduced species
Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalusExtirpated
Song ThrushTurdus philomelosIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Norfolk StarlingAplonis fuscaExtinct
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisRare/Accidental
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsRare/Accidental
European GreenfinchChloris chlorisIntroduced species
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

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