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This checklist includes all bird species found in Biak , 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, version 2015. 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: Biak [map]
Other names: kepulauan Biak, Schouten archipelago
Number of species: 265
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2014-08-02
See also: http://www.birdsofmelanesia.net/indonesia8/biak.pdf

 
CASUARIIFORMES: Casuariidae

Dwarf CassowaryCasuarius bennettiNear-threatened
Northern CassowaryCasuarius unappendiculatusVulnerable

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Radjah ShelduckTadorna radjah
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Gray TealAnas gracilis

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Wattled BrushturkeyAepypodius arfakianus
Red-legged BrushturkeyTalegalla jobiensis
Dusky ScrubfowlMegapodius freycinet
Biak ScrubfowlMegapodius geelvinkianusVulnerable
New Guinea ScrubfowlMegapodius decollatus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensis

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacificaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeVulnerable

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Striated HeronButorides striata
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Long-tailed Honey-buzzardHenicopernis longicauda
Pacific BazaAviceda subcristata
New Guinea EagleHarpyopsis novaeguineaeRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Gurney's EagleAquila gurneyiNear-threatened
Variable GoshawkAccipiter hiogaster
Gray-headed GoshawkAccipiter poliocephalus
Collared SparrowhawkAccipiter cirrocephalus
Meyer's GoshawkAccipiter meyerianus
Whistling KiteHaliastur sphenurus
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-necked CrakeRallina tricolor
Bare-eyed RailGymnocrex plumbeiventris
Rufous-tailed Bush-henAmaurornis moluccana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Slender-billed Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia amboinensis
Black-billed Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia nigrirostris
Great Cuckoo-DoveReinwardtoena reinwardti
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Stephan's DoveChalcophaps stephani
New Guinea BronzewingHenicophaps albifrons
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Cinnamon Ground-DoveGallicolumba rufigula
White-bibbed Ground-DoveGallicolumba jobiensis
Pheasant PigeonOtidiphaps nobilis
Victoria Crowned-PigeonGoura victoriaNear-threatened
Wompoo Fruit-DovePtilinopus magnificus
Pink-spotted Fruit-DovePtilinopus perlatus
Orange-fronted Fruit-DovePtilinopus aurantiifrons
Superb Fruit-DovePtilinopus superbus
Coroneted Fruit-DovePtilinopus coronulatus
White-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus rivoli
Yellow-bibbed Fruit-DovePtilinopus solomonensis
Claret-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus viridis
Orange-bellied Fruit-DovePtilinopus iozonus
Spice Imperial-PigeonDucula myristicivora
Purple-tailed Imperial-PigeonDucula rufigaster
Pinon Imperial-PigeonDucula pinon
Collared Imperial-PigeonDucula mullerii
Zoe Imperial-PigeonDucula zoeae
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor
Torresian Imperial-PigeonDucula spilorrhoa
Papuan Mountain-PigeonGymnophaps albertisii

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Chestnut-breasted CuckooCacomantis castaneiventris
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Pacific KoelEudynamys orientalis
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Greater Black CoucalCentropus menbeki
Biak CoucalCentropus chalybeusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Sooty OwlTyto tenebricosa

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Moluccan Scops-OwlOtus magicus
Biak Scops-OwlOtus beccariiVulnerable
Rufous OwlNinox rufa
Papuan BoobookNinox theomacha
Papuan OwlUroglaux dimorphaData deficient

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae

Marbled FrogmouthPodargus ocellatus
Papuan FrogmouthPodargus papuensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Mountain SwiftletAerodramus hirundinaceus
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
APODIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Moustached TreeswiftHemiprocne mystacea

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Blyth's HornbillRhyticeros plicatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Azure KingfisherCeyx azureus
Papuan Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx solitarius
Rufous-bellied KookaburraDacelo gaudichaud
Blue-black KingfisherTodiramphus nigrocyaneusData deficient
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
Beach KingfisherTodiramphus saurophagus
Hook-billed KingfisherMelidora macrorrhina
Yellow-billed KingfisherSyma torotoro
Common Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera galatea
Biak Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera riedeliiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Numfor Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera carolinaeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Oriental HobbyFalco severus
Australian HobbyFalco longipennis
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Palm CockatooProbosciger aterrimus
Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galerita

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Geelvink Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta geelvinkianaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Buff-faced Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta pusio
Papuan King-ParrotAlisterus chloropterus
Eclectus ParrotEclectus roratus
Red-cheeked ParrotGeoffroyus geoffroyi
Red-fronted LorikeetCharmosyna rubronotata
Red-flanked LorikeetCharmosyna placentis
Black-capped LoryLorius lory
Black-winged LoryEos cyanogeniaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Dusky LoryPseudeos fuscata
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Papuan PittaErythropitta macklotii
Hooded PittaPitta sordida

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ptilonorhynchidae

White-eared CatbirdAiluroedus buccoides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Maluridae

Wallace's FairywrenSipodotus wallacii
Emperor FairywrenMalurus cyanocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Plain HoneyeaterPycnopygius ixoides
Streak-headed HoneyeaterPycnopygius stictocephalus
Puff-backed HoneyeaterMeliphaga aruensis
Mimic HoneyeaterMeliphaga analoga
Forest HoneyeaterMeliphaga montana
Yellow-gaped HoneyeaterMeliphaga flavirictus
Varied HoneyeaterGavicalis versicolor
Long-billed HoneyeaterMelilestes megarhynchus
Tawny StraightbillTimeliopsis griseigula
Ruby-throated MyzomelaMyzomela eques
Dusky MyzomelaMyzomela obscura
Red MyzomelaMyzomela cruentata
Papuan Black MyzomelaMyzomela nigrita
Green-backed HoneyeaterGlycichaera fallax
Silver-eared HoneyeaterLichmera alboauricularis
Tawny-breasted HoneyeaterXanthotis flaviventer
Meyer's FriarbirdPhilemon meyeri
Helmeted FriarbirdPhilemon buceroides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Rusty Mouse-WarblerCrateroscelis murina
Perplexing ScrubwrenSericornis virgatus
Pale-billed ScrubwrenSericornis spilodera
Fairy GerygoneGerygone palpebrosa
Biak GerygoneGerygone hypoxanthaEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-bellied GerygoneGerygone chrysogaster
Large-billed GerygoneGerygone magnirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Melanocharitidae

Black BerrypeckerMelanocharis nigra
Yellow-bellied LongbillToxorhamphus novaeguineae
Spectacled LongbillOedistoma iliolophus
Pygmy LongbillOedistoma pygmaeum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclosomatidae

Chestnut-backed Jewel-babblerPtilorrhoa castanonota

 
PASSERIFORMES: Machaerirhynchidae

Yellow-breasted BoatbillMachaerirhynchus flaviventer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cracticidae

Hooded ButcherbirdCracticus cassicus
Black ButcherbirdCracticus quoyi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Stout-billed CuckooshrikeCoracina caeruleogrisea
Barred CuckooshrikeCoracina lineata
Boyer's CuckooshrikeCoracina boyeri
White-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina papuensis
Golden CuckooshrikeCampochaera sloetii
Black-browed TrillerLalage atrovirens
Varied TrillerLalage leucomela
Papuan CicadabirdEdolisoma incertum
Gray-headed CicadabirdEdolisoma schisticeps
Black CicadabirdEdolisoma melan

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Rusty PitohuiColluricincla ferruginea
Little ShrikethrushColluricincla megarhyncha
Island WhistlerPachycephala phaionota
Gray WhistlerPachycephala simplex

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Hooded PitohuiPitohui dichrous
Variable PitohuiPitohui kirhocephalus
Brown OrioleOriolus szalayi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Northern FantailRhipidura rufiventris
Sooty Thicket-FantailRhipidura threnothorax
White-bellied Thicket-FantailRhipidura leucothorax
Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys
Rufous-backed FantailRhipidura rufidorsa
Chestnut-bellied FantailRhipidura hyperythra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Golden MonarchCarterornis chrysomela
Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
Rufous MonarchSymposiachrus rubiensis
Biak MonarchSymposiachrus brehmiiEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Hooded MonarchSymposiachrus manadensis
Spot-winged MonarchSymposiachrus guttula
Ochre-collared MonarchArses insularisEndemic (country/region)
Biak FlycatcherMyiagra atraEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Satin FlycatcherMyiagra cyanoleuca
Shining FlycatcherMyiagra alecto

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Gray CrowCorvus tristis
Torresian CrowCorvus orru

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paradisaeidae

Jobi ManucodeManucodia jobiensis
King Bird-of-ParadiseCicinnurus regius
Magnificent Bird-of-ParadiseCicinnurus magnificus
Lesser Bird-of-ParadiseParadisaea minor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Olive FlyrobinMicroeca flavovirescens
White-faced RobinTregellasia leucops
Black-chinned RobinPoecilodryas brachyura
White-rumped RobinPeneothello bimaculata
Green-backed RobinPachycephalopsis hattamensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sooty-headed BulbulPycnonotus aurigasterIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Island Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Gray's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella fasciolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Black-fronted White-eyeZosterops minor
Biak White-eyeZosterops mysorensisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica
Long-tailed StarlingAplonis magnaEndemic (country/region)
Singing StarlingAplonis cantoroides
Yellow-faced MynaMino dumontiiIntroduced species
Golden MynaMino anais

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Olive-crowned FlowerpeckerDicaeum pectorale
Red-capped FlowerpeckerDicaeum geelvinkianum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Black SunbirdLeptocoma sericea
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 

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