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Chilean Islands

This checklist includes all bird species found in Chilean Islands , 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: Chilean Islands
Number of species: 203
Number of endemics: 3
Number of breeding endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 20
Number of introduced species: 6

 
TINAMIFORMES: Tinamidae

Chilean TinamouNothoprocta perdicariaIntroduced species

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Black-necked SwanCygnus melancoryphusRare/Accidental
Coscoroba SwanCoscoroba coscoroba
Upland GooseChloephaga picta
Kelp GooseChloephaga hybrida
Ashy-headed GooseChloephaga poliocephala
Flying Steamer-DuckTachyeres patachonicus
Flightless Steamer-DuckTachyeres pteneres
Spectacled DuckSpeculanas specularisNear-threatened
Chiloe WigeonAnas sibilatrix
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanoptera
Red ShovelerAnas platalea
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica
Silver TealAnas versicolor
Yellow-billed TealAnas flavirostris
Rosy-billed PochardNetta peposaca
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Lake DuckOxyura vittata

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

White-tufted GrebeRollandia rollandRare/Accidental
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Great GrebePodiceps major
Silvery GrebePodiceps occipitalis

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Humboldt PenguinSpheniscus humboldtiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Magellanic PenguinSpheniscus magellanicusNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaEndangered
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriNear-threatened
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniVulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataNear-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldica
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriVulnerable
Henderson PetrelPterodroma atrataRare/Accidental Endangered
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaBreeding endemic Vulnerable
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiVulnerable
Masatierra PetrelPterodroma defilippianaBreeding endemic Vulnerable
Stejneger's PetrelPterodroma longirostrisBreeding endemic Vulnerable
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaEndangered
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaVulnerable
Pink-footed ShearwaterPuffinus creatopusVulnerable
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae

Peruvian Diving-PetrelPelecanoides garnotiiEndangered
Magellanic Diving-PetrelPelecanoides magellani

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Elliot's Storm-PetrelOceanites gracilisData deficient
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallaria
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered
Ringed Storm-PetrelOceanodroma hornbyiData deficient
Markham's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma markhamiData deficient

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Blue-footed BoobySula nebouxiiRare/Accidental
Peruvian BoobySula variegata
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus
Red-legged CormorantPhalacrocorax gaimardiNear-threatened
Magellanic CormorantPhalacrocorax magellanicus
Guanay CormorantPhalacrocorax bougainvilliiNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Peruvian PelicanPelecanus thagusNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Cocoi HeronArdea cocoi
Great EgretArdea alba
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacraRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Black-faced IbisTheristicus melanopis

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratus
Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Andean CondorVultur gryphusNear-threatened

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus
Variable HawkGeranoaetus polyosoma
Black-chested Buzzard-EagleGeranoaetus melanoleucus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Austral RailRallus antarcticusVulnerable
Spotted RailPardirallus maculatusRare/Accidental
Plumbeous RailPardirallus sanguinolentus
Spot-flanked GallinuleGallinula melanops
Red-gartered CootFulica armillataRare/Accidental
Red-fronted CootFulica rufifronsRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus
Blackish OystercatcherHaematopus ater
Magellanic OystercatcherHaematopus leucopodus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Southern LapwingVanellus chilensisRare/Accidental
Two-banded PloverCharadrius falklandicus
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusNear-threatened
Rufous-chested DotterelCharadrius modestus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Thinocoridae

Gray-breasted SeedsnipeThinocorus orbignyianus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Wandering TattlerTringa incanaRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Eskimo CurlewNumenius borealisExtirpated Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
South American SnipeGallinago paraguaiae
Fuegian SnipeGallinago stricklandiiNear-threatened
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Chilean SkuaStercorarius chilensis
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Swallow-tailed GullCreagrus furcatus
Brown-hooded GullChroicocephalus maculipennis
Dolphin GullLeucophaeus scoresbii
Gray GullLeucophaeus modestus
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Gray NoddyProcelsterna albivitta
White TernGygis albaRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
South American TernSterna hirundinacea
Snowy-crowned TernSterna trudeaui
Black SkimmerRynchops niger

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Chilean PigeonPatagioenas araucana

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Austral Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium nana
Rufous-legged OwlStrix rufipes
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Band-winged NightjarSystellura longirostris

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Green-backed FirecrownSephanoides sephaniodes
Juan Fernandez FirecrownSephanoides fernandensisEndemic Critically endangered

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquata

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Striped WoodpeckerVeniliornis lignarius
Chilean FlickerColaptes pitius
Magellanic WoodpeckerCampephilus magellanicus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Southern CaracaraCaracara plancus
Chimango CaracaraMilvago chimangoIntroduced species
American KestrelFalco sparverius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Austral ParakeetEnicognathus ferrugineus
Slender-billed ParakeetEnicognathus leptorhynchusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhinocryptidae

Black-throated Huet-huetPteroptochos tarnii
Chucao TapaculoScelorchilus rubecula
Ochre-flanked TapaculoEugralla paradoxa
Magellanic TapaculoScytalopus magellanicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

Common MinerGeositta cunicularia
White-throated TreerunnerPygarrhichas albogularis
Wren-like RushbirdPhleocryptes melanops
Gray-flanked CinclodesCinclodes oustaleti
Dark-bellied CinclodesCinclodes patagonicus
Thorn-tailed RayaditoAphrastura spinicauda
Masafuera RayaditoAphrastura masafueraeEndemic Critically endangered
Des Murs's WiretailSylviorthorhynchus desmursii
Plain-mantled Tit-SpinetailLeptasthenura aegithaloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Tufted Tit-TyrantAnairetes parulus
Juan Fernandez Tit-TyrantAnairetes fernandezianusEndemic Near-threatened
Austral NegritoLessonia rufa
Dark-faced Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola maclovianus
Great Shrike-TyrantAgriornis lividus
Fire-eyed DiuconXolmis pyrope
Patagonian TyrantColorhamphus parvirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cotingidae

Rufous-tailed PlantcutterPhytotoma rara

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Blue-and-white SwallowPygochelidon cyanoleuca
Chilean SwallowTachycineta meyeni
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedon

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Austral ThrushTurdus falcklandii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Correndera PipitAnthus correndera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Patagonian Sierra-FinchPhrygilus patagonicus
Common Diuca-FinchDiuca diuca
Grassland Yellow-FinchSicalis luteola

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Long-tailed MeadowlarkSturnella loycaRare/Accidental
Austral BlackbirdCuraeus curaeusRare/Accidental
Yellow-winged BlackbirdAgelasticus thilius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Black-chinned SiskinSpinus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

References (partial list)

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