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Fiji

This checklist includes all bird species found in Fiji , 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: Fiji
Number of species: 163
Number of endemics: 27
Number of globally threatened species: 17
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 13
Date last reviewed: 2003-12-31
See also: http://www.pacificbirds.com/fiji1.html

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuataExtirpated
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Eastern Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhyncha
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Melanesian ScrubfowlMegapodius eremitaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Brown QuailCoturnix ypsilophoraIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macropteraRare/Accidental
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaRare/Accidental Endangered
Fiji PetrelPseudobulweria macgillivrayiEndemic Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Parkinson's PetrelProcellaria parkinsoniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatisRare/Accidental
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeRare/Accidental Data deficient

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Fiji GoshawkAccipiter rufitorquesEndemic

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Bar-winged RailNesoclopeus poecilopterusEndemic Extinct
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Masked LapwingVanellus milesRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue-gray NoddyProcelsterna cerulea
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Friendly Ground-DoveGallicolumba stairiVulnerable
Many-colored Fruit-DovePtilinopus perousii
Crimson-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus porphyraceus
Orange DovePtilinopus victorEndemic
Golden DovePtilinopus luteovirensEndemic
Velvet DovePtilinopus layardiEndemic Near-threatened
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica
Peale's Imperial-PigeonDucula latransEndemic

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis
Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Australasian Grass-OwlTyto longimembrisExtirpated
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae

Tawny FrogmouthPodargus strigoidesIntroduced species

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Collared LoryPhigys solitariusEndemic
Blue-crowned LorikeetVini australis
Red-throated LorikeetCharmosyna amabilisEndemic Critically endangered
Crimson Shining-ParrotProsopeia splendensEndemic Vulnerable
Red Shining-ParrotProsopeia tabuensisEndemic
Masked Shining-ParrotProsopeia personataEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Rotuma MyzomelaMyzomela chermesinaEndemic Vulnerable
Orange-breasted MyzomelaMyzomela jugularisEndemic
Wattled HoneyeaterFoulehaio carunculatus
Giant HoneyeaterGymnomyza viridisEndemic
Kandavu HoneyeaterXanthotis provocatorEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Fiji WoodswallowArtamus mentalisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cracticidae

Australasian MagpieGymnorhina tibicenIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

White-throated WhistlerPachycephala vitiensis
Fiji WhistlerPachycephala graeffii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

SilktailLamprolia victoriaeEndemic Near-threatened
Streaked FantailRhipidura verreauxi
Kandavu FantailRhipidura personataEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Ogea MonarchMayrornis versicolorEndemic Vulnerable
Slaty MonarchMayrornis lessoniEndemic
Fiji ShrikebillClytorhynchus vitiensis
Black-throated ShrikebillClytorhynchus nigrogularis
Vanikoro FlycatcherMyiagra vanikorensis
Blue-crested FlycatcherMyiagra azureocapillaEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Pacific RobinPetroica multicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Fiji Bush-WarblerHorornis ruficapillaEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Long-legged WarblerTrichocichla rufaEndemic Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Layard's White-eyeZosterops exploratorEndemic
Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis
Yellow-fronted White-eyeZosterops flavifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Polynesian StarlingAplonis tabuensis
Jungle MynaAcridotheres fuscusIntroduced species
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
Fiji ParrotfinchErythrura pealiiEndemic
Pink-billed ParrotfinchErythrura kleinschmidtiEndemic Vulnerable
Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraIntroduced species Vulnerable

 

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