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Pohnpei

This checklist includes all bird species found in Pohnpei , 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: Pohnpei
Number of species: 78
Number of endemics: 5
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2013-12-08

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
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
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos

 
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
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Caroline Islands Ground-DoveGallicolumba kubaryiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Crimson-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus porphyraceus
Micronesian Imperial-PigeonDucula oceanicaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Caroline Islands SwiftletAerodramus inquietus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Micronesian KingfisherTodiramphus cinnamominus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Pohnpei LorikeetTrichoglossus rubiginosusEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Micronesian MyzomelaMyzomela rubratraEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Pohnpei FantailRhipidura kubaryiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Pohnpei FlycatcherMyiagra plutoEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Caroline Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus syrinxEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Long-billed White-eyeRukia longirostraEndemic Near-threatened
Caroline Islands White-eyeZosterops semperiEndemic (country/region)
Gray White-eyeZosterops cinereusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Micronesian StarlingAplonis opacaEndemic (country/region)
Pohnpei StarlingAplonis pelzelniEndemic Critically endangered (possibly extinct)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Mottled MuniaLonchura hunsteini

 

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