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Tasmania

This checklist includes all bird species found in Tasmania , 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: Tasmania
Description: Includes King and Flinders Islands
Number of species: 347
Number of endemics: 13
Number of breeding endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 27
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 21
See also: http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/internnsf/WebPages/SJON-54B6NT?open

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Dromaiidae

EmuDromaius novaehollandiaeExtirpated
King Island EmuDromaius aterEndemic Extinct

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Magpie GooseAnseranas semipalmataRare/Accidental
Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoniRare/Accidental
Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuata
Cape Barren GooseCereopsis novaehollandiaeEndemic (country/region)
Freckled DuckStictonetta naevosaRare/Accidental
Mute SwanCygnus olorIntroduced species
Black SwanCygnus atratusEndemic (country/region)
Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesEndemic (country/region)
Maned DuckChenonetta jubataEndemic (country/region)
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Australian ShovelerAnas rhynchotis
Gray TealAnas gracilis
Chestnut TealAnas castaneaEndemic (country/region)
Pink-eared DuckMalacorhynchus membranaceusRare/Accidental
White-eyed DuckAythya australis
Blue-billed DuckOxyura australisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Musk DuckBiziura lobataEndemic (country/region)

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Stubble QuailCoturnix pectoralisEndemic (country/region)
Brown QuailCoturnix ypsilophora
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

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

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicusRare/Accidental
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticusRare/Accidental
Little PenguinEudyptula minor
Fiordland PenguinEudyptes pachyrhynchusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Erect-crested PenguinEudyptes sclateriRare/Accidental Endangered
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Royal PenguinEudyptes schlegeliRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Tristan PenguinEudyptes moseleyiRare/Accidental Endangered
Snares PenguinEudyptes robustusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaVulnerable
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriNear-threatened
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Chatham AlbatrossThalassarche eremitaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
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
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma niveaRare/Accidental
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriVulnerable
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salviniRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Fulmar PrionPachyptila crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Parkinson's PetrelProcellaria parkinsoniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravisRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificusRare/Accidental
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Hutton's ShearwaterPuffinus huttoniEndangered
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereis
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae

Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serrator

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

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

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Australasian DarterAnhinga novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusEndangered
Pacific HeronArdea pacifica
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermediaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacraRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Australian KiteElanus axillarisRare/Accidental
Black-breasted KiteHamirostra melanosternonRare/Accidental
Little EagleHieraaetus morphnoidesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed EagleAquila audax
Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Spotted HarrierCircus assimilisRare/Accidental
Gray GoshawkAccipiter novaehollandiae
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus
Collared SparrowhawkAccipiter cirrocephalus
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Whistling KiteHaliastur sphenurus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensisRare/Accidental
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 ventralisRare/Accidental
Tasmanian Native-henTribonyx mortieriiEndemic
Eurasian CootFulica atra

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Bush Thick-kneeBurhinus grallariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalusRare/Accidental
Banded StiltCladorhynchus leucocephalusRare/Accidental
Red-necked AvocetRecurvirostra novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
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 leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus
Red-capped PloverCharadrius ruficapillus
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusRare/Accidental
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental
Red-kneed DotterelErythrogonys cinctusRare/Accidental
Hooded PloverThinornis cucullatusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Black-fronted DotterelElseyornis melanops

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Australian Painted-SnipeRostratula australisRare/Accidental Endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
Little CurlewNumenius minutusRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Long-toed StintCalidris subminutaRare/Accidental
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickii
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Painted ButtonquailTurnix varius
Little ButtonquailTurnix veloxRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Pacific GullLarus pacificusEndemic (country/region)
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifrons
Fairy TernSternula nereisVulnerable
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
White-fronted TernSterna striata
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Common BronzewingPhaps chalcopteraEndemic (country/region)
Brush BronzewingPhaps elegansEndemic (country/region)
Superb Fruit-DovePtilinopus superbusRare/Accidental
Rose-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus reginaRare/Accidental
Topknot PigeonLopholaimus antarcticusRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pallid CuckooCacomantis pallidus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis
Black-eared CuckooChrysococcyx osculansRare/Accidental
Horsfield's Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx basalis
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Sooty OwlTyto tenebricosa
Australian Masked-OwlTyto novaehollandiae
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiae

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Aegothelidae

Australian Owlet-NightjarAegotheles cristatus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae

Tawny FrogmouthPodargus strigoidesEndemic (country/region)

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutus
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Azure KingfisherCeyx azureus
Laughing KookaburraDacelo novaeguineaeIntroduced species
Red-backed KingfisherTodiramphus pyrrhopygiusRare/Accidental
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Glossy Black-CockatooCalyptorhynchus lathamiExtirpated
Yellow-tailed Black-CockatooCalyptorhynchus funereusEndemic (country/region)
Gang-gang CockatooCallocephalon fimbriatumRare/Accidental
GalahEolophus roseicapillaEndemic (country/region)
Long-billed CorellaCacatua tenuirostrisIntroduced species
Little CorellaCacatua sanguineaIntroduced species
Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galerita

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodusRare/Accidental
Musk LorikeetGlossopsitta concinnaEndemic (country/region)
Little LorikeetGlossopsitta pusillaEndemic (country/region)
Green RosellaPlatycercus caledonicusEndemic
Crimson RosellaPlatycercus elegansEndemic (country/region)
Eastern RosellaPlatycercus eximiusEndemic (country/region)
Blue-winged ParrotNeophema chrysostomaEndemic (country/region)
Orange-bellied ParrotNeophema chrysogasterBreeding endemic Critically endangered
Swift ParrotLathamus discolorBreeding endemic Endangered
Ground ParrotPezoporus wallicusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Menuridae

Superb LyrebirdMenura novaehollandiaeIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Climacteridae

White-throated TreecreeperCormobates leucophaeaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Maluridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Eastern SpinebillAcanthorhynchus tenuirostrisEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-faced HoneyeaterLichenostomus chrysopsEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-throated HoneyeaterLichenostomus flavicollisEndemic
Noisy MinerManorina melanocephala
Yellow-throated MinerManorina flavigula
Little WattlebirdAnthochaera chrysopteraEndemic (country/region)
Yellow WattlebirdAnthochaera paradoxaEndemic
White-fronted ChatEpthianura albifronsEndemic (country/region)
Scarlet MyzomelaMyzomela sanguinolentaEndemic (country/region)
Tawny-crowned HoneyeaterGliciphila melanopsEndemic (country/region)
Crescent HoneyeaterPhylidonyris pyrrhopterusEndemic (country/region)
New Holland HoneyeaterPhylidonyris novaehollandiaeEndemic (country/region)
White-cheeked HoneyeaterPhylidonyris nigerRare/Accidental
Black-headed HoneyeaterMelithreptus affinisEndemic
Strong-billed HoneyeaterMelithreptus validirostrisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pardalotidae

Spotted PardalotePardalotus punctatusEndemic (country/region)
Forty-spotted PardalotePardalotus quadragintusEndemic Endangered
Striated PardalotePardalotus striatusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

White-browed ScrubwrenSericornis frontalisEndemic (country/region)
Tasmanian ScrubwrenSericornis humilisEndemic
ScrubtitAcanthornis magnaEndemic
Striated FieldwrenCalamanthus fuliginosusEndemic (country/region)
Brown ThornbillAcanthiza pusillaEndemic (country/region)
Tasmanian ThornbillAcanthiza ewingiiEndemic
Yellow-rumped ThornbillAcanthiza chrysorrhoaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclosomatidae

Spotted Quail-thrushCinclosoma punctatum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchusRare/Accidental
Masked WoodswallowArtamus personatusRare/Accidental
White-browed WoodswallowArtamus superciliosusRare/Accidental
Dusky WoodswallowArtamus cyanopterusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cracticidae

Gray ButcherbirdCracticus torquatusEndemic (country/region)
Australasian MagpieGymnorhina tibicen
Black CurrawongStrepera fuliginosaEndemic
Gray CurrawongStrepera versicolorEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
White-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina papuensis
White-winged TrillerLalage tricolor
Varied TrillerLalage leucomela

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Crested Shrike-titFalcunculus frontatusEndemic (country/region)
Gray Shrike-ThrushColluricincla harmonica
Olive WhistlerPachycephala olivaceaEndemic (country/region)
Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis
Rufous WhistlerPachycephala rufiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Olive-backed OrioleOriolus sagittatusRare/Accidental
Australasian FigbirdSphecotheres vieillotiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys
Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifronsRare/Accidental
Gray FantailRhipidura albiscapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Magpie-larkGrallina cyanoleucaRare/Accidental
Leaden FlycatcherMyiagra rubeculaRare/Accidental
Satin FlycatcherMyiagra cyanoleuca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Little RavenCorvus melloriEndemic (country/region)
Forest RavenCorvus tasmanicusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Scarlet RobinPetroica boodang
Flame RobinPetroica phoeniceaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Pink RobinPetroica rodinogasterEndemic (country/region)
Dusky RobinMelanodryas vittataEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Australasian BushlarkMirafra javanicaRare/Accidental
Sky LarkAlauda arvensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Fairy MartinPetrochelidon arielRare/Accidental
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Clamorous Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus
Australian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Little GrassbirdMegalurus gramineus
Tawny GrassbirdMegalurus timoriensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Olive-tailed ThrushZoothera lunulataEndemic (country/region)
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
Australasian PipitAnthus novaeseelandiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

European GreenfinchChloris chlorisIntroduced species
Common RedpollAcanthis flammeaIntroduced species
Lesser RedpollAcanthis cabaret
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Beautiful FiretailStagonopleura bellaEndemic (country/region)

 

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