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Kosrae

This checklist includes all bird species found in Kosrae , 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 .

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Country or region: Kosrae
Number of species: 55
Number of endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 1
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2013-12-08

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Kosrae CrakePorzana monasaEndemic Extinct

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
SanderlingCalidris alba

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Crimson-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus porphyraceus
Micronesian Imperial-PigeonDucula oceanicaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Caroline Islands SwiftletAerodramus inquietus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Micronesian MyzomelaMyzomela rubratraEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Caroline Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus syrinxExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Gray White-eyeZosterops cinereusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Micronesian StarlingAplonis opacaEndemic (country/region)
Kosrae StarlingAplonis corvinaEndemic Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa

 

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