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Kangaroo Island

This checklist includes all bird species found in Kangaroo 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: Kangaroo Island
Number of species: 251
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 11
Number of extinct species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2008-03-24
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_birds_of_Kangaroo_Island,_South_Australia

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Dromaiidae

EmuDromaius novaehollandiaeEndemic (country/region)
Kangaroo Island EmuDromaius baudinianusEndemic Extinct

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Cape Barren GooseCereopsis novaehollandiaeEndemic (country/region)
Freckled DuckStictonetta naevosaEndemic (country/region)
Black SwanCygnus atratusEndemic (country/region)
Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesEndemic (country/region)
Maned DuckChenonetta jubataEndemic (country/region)
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Australian ShovelerAnas rhynchotis
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Gray TealAnas gracilis
Chestnut TealAnas castaneaEndemic (country/region)
Pink-eared DuckMalacorhynchus membranaceusEndemic (country/region)
White-eyed DuckAythya australis
Blue-billed DuckOxyura australisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Musk DuckBiziura lobataEndemic (country/region)

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Australian Brush-TurkeyAlectura lathamiEndemic (country/region)

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Stubble QuailCoturnix pectoralisEndemic (country/region)
Brown QuailCoturnix ypsilophora
Indian PeafowlPavo cristatus

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae
Hoary-headed GrebePoliocephalus poliocephalus
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Little PenguinEudyptula minor
Fiordland PenguinEudyptes pachyrhynchusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaVulnerable
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
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 glacialoidesRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittata
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salvini
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Hutton's ShearwaterPuffinus huttoniEndangered
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae

Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serrator

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax varius
Black-faced CormorantPhalacrocorax fuscescensEndemic (country/region)
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusEndangered
Pacific HeronArdea pacifica
Great EgretArdea alba
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Australian IbisThreskiornis moluccus
Straw-necked IbisThreskiornis spinicollis
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia
Yellow-billed SpoonbillPlatalea flavipes

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Australian KiteElanus axillarisEndemic (country/region)
Letter-winged KiteElanus scriptusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Square-tailed KiteLophoictinia isuraEndemic (country/region)
Little EagleHieraaetus morphnoides
Wedge-tailed EagleAquila audax
Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Spotted HarrierCircus assimilis
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus
Collared SparrowhawkAccipiter cirrocephalus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Whistling KiteHaliastur sphenurus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Lewin's RailLewinia pectoralis
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
Australian CrakePorzana flumineaEndemic (country/region)
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Dusky MoorhenGallinula tenebrosa
Black-tailed Native-henTribonyx ventralisEndemic (country/region)
Eurasian CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

BrolgaGrus rubicunda

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Bush Thick-kneeBurhinus grallarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus
Banded StiltCladorhynchus leucocephalusEndemic (country/region)
Red-necked AvocetRecurvirostra novaehollandiaeEndemic (country/region)

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Pied OystercatcherHaematopus longirostris
Sooty OystercatcherHaematopus fuliginosusEndemic (country/region)

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Banded LapwingVanellus tricolorEndemic (country/region)
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus
Red-capped PloverCharadrius ruficapillus
Red-kneed DotterelErythrogonys cinctusEndemic (country/region)
Hooded PloverThinornis cucullatusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Black-fronted DotterelElseyornis melanops

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Australian Painted-SnipeRostratula australisEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Painted ButtonquailTurnix varius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Pacific GullLarus pacificusEndemic (country/region)
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Fairy TernSternula nereisVulnerable
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-fronted TernSterna striata
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Common BronzewingPhaps chalcopteraEndemic (country/region)
Brush BronzewingPhaps elegansEndemic (country/region)
Crested PigeonOcyphaps lophotesEndemic (country/region)

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pallid CuckooCacomantis pallidus
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis
Horsfield's Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx basalis
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiae

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Aegothelidae

Australian Owlet-NightjarAegotheles cristatus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae

Tawny FrogmouthPodargus strigoidesEndemic (country/region)

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Spotted NightjarEurostopodus argus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutus
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Laughing KookaburraDacelo novaeguineaeEndemic (country/region)
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Australian KestrelFalco cenchroides
Australian HobbyFalco longipennis
Brown FalconFalco berigora
Black FalconFalco subnigerEndemic (country/region)
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Glossy Black-CockatooCalyptorhynchus lathamiEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-tailed Black-CockatooCalyptorhynchus funereusEndemic (country/region)
Gang-gang CockatooCallocephalon fimbriatumEndemic (country/region)
GalahEolophus roseicapillaEndemic (country/region)
Little CorellaCacatua sanguinea
Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galerita

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus
Purple-crowned LorikeetGlossopsitta porphyrocephalaEndemic (country/region)
Crimson RosellaPlatycercus elegansEndemic (country/region)
Elegant ParrotNeophema elegansEndemic (country/region)
Rock ParrotNeophema petrophilaEndemic (country/region)
BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Maluridae

Southern EmuwrenStipiturus malachurusEndemic (country/region)
Superb FairywrenMalurus cyaneusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Eastern SpinebillAcanthorhynchus tenuirostrisEndemic (country/region)
Singing HoneyeaterLichenostomus virescensEndemic (country/region)
White-eared HoneyeaterLichenostomus leucotisEndemic (country/region)
Purple-gaped HoneyeaterLichenostomus cratitiusEndemic (country/region)
White-plumed HoneyeaterLichenostomus penicillatusEndemic (country/region)
White-fronted HoneyeaterPurnella albifronsEndemic (country/region)
Spiny-cheeked HoneyeaterAcanthagenys rufogularisEndemic (country/region)
Red WattlebirdAnthochaera carunculataEndemic (country/region)
Little WattlebirdAnthochaera chrysopteraEndemic (country/region)
Regent HoneyeaterAnthochaera phrygiaEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered
Crimson ChatEpthianura tricolorEndemic (country/region)
White-fronted ChatEpthianura albifronsEndemic (country/region)
Tawny-crowned HoneyeaterGliciphila melanopsEndemic (country/region)
Crescent HoneyeaterPhylidonyris pyrrhopterusEndemic (country/region)
New Holland HoneyeaterPhylidonyris novaehollandiaeEndemic (country/region)
White-naped HoneyeaterMelithreptus lunatusEndemic (country/region)
Brown-headed HoneyeaterMelithreptus brevirostrisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pardalotidae

Spotted PardalotePardalotus punctatusEndemic (country/region)
Striated PardalotePardalotus striatusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

White-browed ScrubwrenSericornis frontalisEndemic (country/region)
Shy HeathwrenHylacola cautaEndemic (country/region)
Brown ThornbillAcanthiza pusillaEndemic (country/region)
Yellow ThornbillAcanthiza nanaEndemic (country/region)
Striated ThornbillAcanthiza lineataEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Psophodidae

Western WhipbirdPsophodes nigrogularisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Masked WoodswallowArtamus personatusEndemic (country/region)
White-browed WoodswallowArtamus superciliosusEndemic (country/region)
Black-faced WoodswallowArtamus cinereus
Dusky WoodswallowArtamus cyanopterusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cracticidae

Australasian MagpieGymnorhina tibicen
Gray CurrawongStrepera versicolorEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Gray Shrike-ThrushColluricincla harmonica
Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys
Gray FantailRhipidura albiscapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Magpie-larkGrallina cyanoleuca
Satin FlycatcherMyiagra cyanoleuca
Restless FlycatcherMyiagra inquietaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Australian RavenCorvus coronoidesEndemic (country/region)
Little RavenCorvus melloriEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Scarlet RobinPetroica boodang
Flame RobinPetroica phoeniceaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Australasian BushlarkMirafra javanica
Sky LarkAlauda arvensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Fairy MartinPetrochelidon arielEndemic (country/region)
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Australian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Little GrassbirdMegalurus gramineus
Brown SonglarkMegalurus cruralisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Australasian PipitAnthus novaeseelandiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Beautiful FiretailStagonopleura bellaEndemic (country/region)
Red-browed FiretailNeochmia temporalisEndemic (country/region)

 

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