Bird checklists - taxonomy - distribution - maps - links
Welcome guest


Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World
Micronesia

This checklist includes all bird species found in Micronesia , 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).

Bird Checklists of the World is part of Avibase and Bird links to the World, which are designed and maintained by Denis Lepage, and hosted by Bird Studies Canada, which is a co-partner of Birdlife International.

© Denis Lepage 2014

Go back to Bird Checklists of the World
Go back to Bird Links to the World

Change display options:

Select another taxonomy:

Select another second language:

Select another region:

Select another format:

You must be logged in to view your lifelist details. To register to myAvibase click here.

Country or region: Micronesia
Description: include Yap, Chuuk, Kosrae and Pohnpei
Number of species: 233
Number of endemics: 19
Number of globally threatened species: 20
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 13
Date last reviewed: 2013-12-08

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Snow GooseChen caerulescensRare/Accidental
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsiiRare/Accidental
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
GadwallAnas streperaRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
CanvasbackAythya valisineriaRare/Accidental
RedheadAythya americana
Common PochardAythya ferinaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Micronesian ScrubfowlMegapodius laperouseEndangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinusIntroduced species
Blue-breasted QuailCoturnix chinensisIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripesNear-threatened
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrusVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaVulnerable
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Stejneger's PetrelPterodroma longirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularisRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castroRare/Accidental
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeVulnerable

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmusRare/Accidental
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeusRare/Accidental
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollisRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermediaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Japanese Night-HeronGorsachius goisagiRare/Accidental Endangered
Malayan Night-HeronGorsachius melanolophusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Gray-faced BuzzardButastur indicusRare/Accidental
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciataRare/Accidental
Slaty-legged CrakeRallina eurizonoides
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Rufous-tailed Bush-henAmaurornis moluccanaRare/Accidental
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
Kosrae CrakePorzana monasaEndemic Extinct
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusRare/Accidental
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Nordmann's GreenshankTringa guttiferRare/Accidental Endangered
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Little CurlewNumenius minutusRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickiiRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/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 albifrons
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Philippine Collared-DoveStreptopelia dusumieriIntroduced species Vulnerable
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Caroline Islands Ground-DoveGallicolumba kubaryiEndemic Vulnerable
White-throated Ground-DoveGallicolumba xanthonuraNear-threatened
Friendly Ground-DoveGallicolumba stairiIntroduced species Vulnerable
Crimson-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus porphyraceus
Mariana Fruit-DovePtilinopus roseicapillaEndemic Endangered
Micronesian Imperial-PigeonDucula oceanicaNear-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Chestnut-winged CuckooClamator coromandusRare/Accidental
Hodgson's Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx nisicolorRare/Accidental
Northern Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx hyperythrusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosusRare/Accidental
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
Mariana SwiftletAerodramus bartschiEndemic Endangered
Caroline Islands SwiftletAerodramus inquietusEndemic
Pacific SwiftApus pacificusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Micronesian KingfisherTodiramphus cinnamominus
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galeritaIntroduced species

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Eclectus ParrotEclectus roratusIntroduced species
Pohnpei LorikeetTrichoglossus rubiginosusEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Micronesian MyzomelaMyzomela rubratra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons
Pohnpei FantailRhipidura kubaryiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Truk MonarchMetabolus rugensisEndemic Endangered
Yap MonarchMonarcha godeffroyiEndemic Near-threatened
Pohnpei FlycatcherMyiagra plutoEndemic
Oceanic FlycatcherMyiagra oceanicaEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricansRare/Accidental
Asian House-MartinDelichon dasypus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Caroline Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus syrinxEndemic
Mangareva Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus astrolabiiEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Truk White-eyeRukia rukiEndemic Endangered
Long-billed White-eyeRukia longirostraEndemic Near-threatened
Caroline Islands White-eyeZosterops semperi
Plain White-eyeZosterops hypolaisEndemic Near-threatened
Gray White-eyeZosterops cinereusEndemic
Yap White-eyeZosterops oleagineusEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseistictaRare/Accidental
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliopeRare/Accidental
Narcissus FlycatcherFicedula narcissinaRare/Accidental
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitariusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurusRare/Accidental
Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Micronesian StarlingAplonis opaca
Pohnpei StarlingAplonis pelzelniEndemic Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Kosrae StarlingAplonis corvinaEndemic Extinct
Chestnut-cheeked StarlingSturnia philippensisRare/Accidental
White-cheeked StarlingSturnus cineraceusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensisRare/Accidental
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephalaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapillaIntroduced species
Mottled MuniaLonchura hunsteiniIntroduced species

 

References (partial list)

Avibase has been visited 181,879,228 times since 24 June 2003. © Denis Lepage | Privacy policy