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Falkland Islands

This checklist includes all bird species found in Falkland 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 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: Falkland Islands
Number of species: 233
Number of endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 15
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2010-09-05
See also: http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCCountryLists.html

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Graylag GooseAnser anserIntroduced species
Black-necked SwanCygnus melancoryphus
Coscoroba SwanCoscoroba coscoroba
Upland GooseChloephaga picta
Kelp GooseChloephaga hybrida
Ashy-headed GooseChloephaga poliocephalaRare/Accidental
Ruddy-headed GooseChloephaga rubidiceps
Flying Steamer-DuckTachyeres patachonicus
Falkland Steamer-DuckTachyeres brachypterusEndemic
Crested DuckLophonetta specularioides
Spectacled DuckSpeculanas specularisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Chiloe WigeonAnas sibilatrix
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanoptera
Red ShovelerAnas plataleaRare/Accidental
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica
Silver TealAnas versicolor
Yellow-billed TealAnas flavirostris
Rosy-billed PochardNetta peposacaRare/Accidental
Black-headed DuckHeteronetta atricapillaRare/Accidental
Lake DuckOxyura vittataRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

White-tufted GrebeRollandia rolland
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental
Great GrebePodiceps majorRare/Accidental
Silvery GrebePodiceps occipitalis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Chilean FlamingoPhoenicopterus chilensisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuaNear-threatened
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticusRare/Accidental
Magellanic PenguinSpheniscus magellanicusNear-threatened
Fiordland PenguinEudyptes pachyrhynchusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Erect-crested PenguinEudyptes sclateriRare/Accidental Endangered
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusVulnerable
Royal PenguinEudyptes schlegeliRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeVulnerable
Tristan PenguinEudyptes moseleyiRare/Accidental Endangered
Snares PenguinEudyptes robustusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchosRare/Accidental
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaVulnerable
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma niveaRare/Accidental
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macropteraRare/Accidental
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessoniiRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaEndangered
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Spectacled PetrelProcellaria conspicillataRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae

Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix
South Georgia Diving-PetrelPelecanoides georgicusRare/Accidental
Magellanic Diving-PetrelPelecanoides magellaniRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Maguari StorkCiconia maguariRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Peruvian BoobySula variegataRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusRare/Accidental
Red-legged CormorantPhalacrocorax gaimardiRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Magellanic CormorantPhalacrocorax magellanicus
Imperial CormorantPhalacrocorax atriceps

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Cocoi HeronArdea cocoiRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Buff-necked IbisTheristicus caudatusRare/Accidental
Black-faced IbisTheristicus melanopisRare/Accidental
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajajaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Long-winged HarrierCircus buffoniRare/Accidental
Cinereous HarrierCircus cinereusExtirpated
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatusRare/Accidental
Variable HawkGeranoaetus polyosoma

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Austral RailRallus antarcticusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Plumbeous RailPardirallus sanguinolentusRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Red-gartered CootFulica armillataRare/Accidental
Red-fronted CootFulica rufifronsRare/Accidental
White-winged CootFulica leucoptera

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Pluvianellidae

Magellanic PloverPluvianellus socialisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Blackish OystercatcherHaematopus ater
Magellanic OystercatcherHaematopus leucopodus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Tawny-throated DotterelOreopholus ruficollisRare/Accidental
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensisRare/Accidental
Two-banded PloverCharadrius falklandicus
Rufous-chested DotterelCharadrius modestus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Thinocoridae

White-bellied SeedsnipeAttagis malouinusRare/Accidental
Least SeedsnipeThinocorus rumicivorusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

South American Painted-SnipeNycticryphes semicollarisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
SurfbirdCalidris virgataRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
South American SnipeGallinago paraguaiae
Fuegian SnipeGallinago stricklandiiExtirpated Near-threatened
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Chilean SkuaStercorarius chilensisRare/Accidental
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown-hooded GullChroicocephalus maculipennis
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusRare/Accidental
Dolphin GullLeucophaeus scoresbii
Gray GullLeucophaeus modestusRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Belcher's GullLarus belcheriRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Black NoddyAnous minutusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
South American TernSterna hirundinacea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata
Snowy-crowned TernSterna trudeauiRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Chilean PigeonPatagioenas araucanaRare/Accidental
Eared DoveZenaida auriculataRare/Accidental
Ruddy Ground-DoveColumbina talpacotiRare/Accidental
Blue Ground-DoveClaravis pretiosaRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Dark-billed CuckooCoccyzus melacoryphusRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Great Horned OwlBubo virginianusRare/Accidental
Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaRare/Accidental
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Band-winged NightjarSystellura longirostrisRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxiRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Green-backed FirecrownSephanoides sephaniodesRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Striated CaracaraPhalcoboenus australisNear-threatened
Southern CaracaraCaracara plancus
Chimango CaracaraMilvago chimangoRare/Accidental
American KestrelFalco sparveriusRare/Accidental
Aplomado FalconFalco femoralisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Burrowing ParakeetCyanoliseus patagonusRare/Accidental
Austral ParakeetEnicognathus ferrugineusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhinocryptidae

Brasilia TapaculoScytalopus novacapitalisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Magellanic TapaculoScytalopus magellanicusExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

Blackish CinclodesCinclodes antarcticus
Buff-winged CinclodesCinclodes fuscusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Tufted Tit-TyrantAnairetes parulusRare/Accidental
White-crested ElaeniaElaenia albicepsRare/Accidental
Austral NegritoLessonia rufaRare/Accidental
Dark-faced Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola maclovianus
White-browed Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola albiloraRare/Accidental
Black-billed Shrike-TyrantAgriornis montanusRare/Accidental
Fire-eyed DiuconXolmis pyropeRare/Accidental
Black-crowned MonjitaXolmis coronatusRare/Accidental
Cattle TyrantMachetornis rixosaRare/Accidental
Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratusRare/Accidental
Crowned Slaty FlycatcherEmpidonomus aurantioatrocristatusRare/Accidental
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cotingidae

Rufous-tailed PlantcutterPhytotoma raraRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Blue-and-white SwallowPygochelidon cyanoleucaRare/Accidental
Tawny-headed SwallowAlopochelidon fucataRare/Accidental
Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollisRare/Accidental
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybeaRare/Accidental
Southern MartinProgne elegansRare/Accidental
Brown-chested MartinProgne taperaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SwallowTachycineta leucorrhoaRare/Accidental
Chilean SwallowTachycineta meyeni
Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Cobb's WrenTroglodytes cobbiEndemic Vulnerable
Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental
Austral ThrushTurdus falcklandii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Patagonian MockingbirdMimus patagonicusRare/Accidental
White-banded MockingbirdMimus triurusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Correndera PipitAnthus correndera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Patagonian Sierra-FinchPhrygilus patagonicusRare/Accidental
Mourning Sierra-FinchPhrygilus fruticetiRare/Accidental
White-bridled FinchMelanodera melanodera
Yellow-bridled FinchMelanodera xanthogrammaExtirpated
Patagonian Yellow-FinchSicalis lebruniRare/Accidental
Double-collared SeedeaterSporophila caerulescensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Long-tailed MeadowlarkSturnella loyca
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Black-chinned SiskinSpinus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

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