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Biak

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 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: Biak
Number of species: 232
Number of endemics: 5
Number of globally threatened species: 6
Number of introduced species: 1
See also: http://www.birdsofmelanesia.net/indonesia8/biak.pdf

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Casuariidae

Dwarf CassowaryCasuarius bennettiNear-threatened
Northern CassowaryCasuarius unappendiculatusVulnerable

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Radjah ShelduckTadorna radjah

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Wattled Brush-TurkeyAepypodius arfakianus
Brown-collared Brush-TurkeyTalegalla jobiensis
Dusky ScrubfowlMegapodius freycinet
New Guinea ScrubfowlMegapodius affinis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus

 
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

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Long-tailed Honey-buzzardHenicopernis longicauda
Pacific BazaAviceda subcristata
Gurney's EagleAquila gurneyiNear-threatened
Variable GoshawkAccipiter hiogaster
Gray-headed GoshawkAccipiter poliocephalus
Collared SparrowhawkAccipiter cirrocephalus
Meyer's GoshawkAccipiter meyerianus
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-necked CrakeRallina tricolor
Rufous-tailed Bush-henAmaurornis moluccana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Slender-billed Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia amboinensis
Black-billed Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia nigrirostris
Great Cuckoo-DoveReinwardtoena reinwardtii
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 victoriaVulnerable
Wompoo Fruit-DovePtilinopus magnificus
Pink-spotted Fruit-DovePtilinopus perlatus
Orange-fronted Fruit-DovePtilinopus aurantiifrons
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 myristicivoraEndemic (country/region)
Purple-tailed Imperial-PigeonDucula rufigaster
Pinon Imperial-PigeonDucula pinon
Zoe Imperial-PigeonDucula zoeae
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor
Torresian Imperial-PigeonDucula spilorrhoa
Papuan Mountain-PigeonGymnophaps albertisii

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Chestnut-breasted CuckooCacomantis castaneiventris
Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
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 beccariiEndemic Endangered
Papuan BoobookUroglaux dimorphaData deficient

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae

Marbled FrogmouthPodargus ocellatus
Papuan FrogmouthPodargus papuensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Mountain SwiftletAerodramus hirundinaceus
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis

 
APODIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Moustached TreeswiftHemiprocne mystacea

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Azure KingfisherCeyx azureus
Variable Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx lepidus
Rufous-bellied KookaburraDacelo gaudichaud
Blue-black KingfisherTodiramphus nigrocyaneusData deficient
Beach KingfisherTodiramphus saurophagus
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
Hook-billed KingfisherMelidora macrorrhina
Yellow-billed KingfisherSyma torotoro
Biak Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera riedeliiEndemic Near-threatened
Numfor Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera carolinaeEndemic Near-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Blyth's HornbillAceros plicatus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Oriental HobbyFalco severus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Palm CockatooProbosciger aterrimus
Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galerita

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Hooded PittaPitta sordida
Red-bellied PittaPitta erythrogaster
Noisy PittaPitta versicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ptilonorhynchidae

White-eared CatbirdAiluroedus buccoides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Maluridae

Wallace's FairywrenSipodotus wallacii
Emperor FairywrenMalurus cyanocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Forest HoneyeaterMeliphaga montana
Puff-backed HoneyeaterMeliphaga aruensis
Mimic HoneyeaterMeliphaga analoga
Varied HoneyeaterLichenostomus versicolor
Dusky MyzomelaMyzomela obscura
Red MyzomelaMyzomela cruentata
Black MyzomelaMyzomela nigrita
Green-backed HoneyeaterGlycichaera fallax
Helmeted FriarbirdPhilemon buceroides
Tawny-breasted HoneyeaterXanthotis flaviventer
Long-billed HoneyeaterMelilestes megarhynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Melanocharitidae

Black BerrypeckerMelanocharis nigra
Yellow-bellied LongbillToxorhamphus novaeguineae
Dwarf HoneyeaterOedistoma iliolophum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclosomatidae

Chestnut-backed Jewel-babblerPtilorrhoa castanonota

 
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
Black-browed TrillerLalage atrovirens
Varied TrillerLalage leucomela
Papuan CicadabirdEdolisoma incertum
Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre
Gray-headed CicadabirdEdolisoma schisticeps
Black CicadabirdEdolisoma melan

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Rusty PitohuiColluricincla ferruginea
Rufous Shrike-ThrushColluricincla megarhyncha
Island WhistlerPachycephala phaionotaEndemic (country/region)
Gray WhistlerPachycephala simplex

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Hooded PitohuiPitohui dichrous
Variable PitohuiPitohui kirhocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Golden MonarchCarterornis chrysomela
Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
Biak MonarchSymposiachrus brehmiiEndemic Endangered
Spot-winged MonarchSymposiachrus guttula
Frilled MonarchArses telescophthalmus
Rufous-collared MonarchArses insularis
Biak FlycatcherMyiagra atraEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
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

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Mountain WarblerPhylloscopus trivirgatus
Island Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Gray's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella fasciolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Black-crowned White-eyeZosterops atrifronsEndemic (country/region)
Black-fronted White-eyeZosterops minor
Biak White-eyeZosterops mysorensisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Louisiade White-eyeZosterops griseotinctus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica
Long-tailed StarlingAplonis magnaEndemic (country/region)
Moluccan StarlingAplonis mysolensisEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-faced MynaMino dumontii
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 montanus

 

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