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This checklist includes all bird species found in Wetar , 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: Wetar [map]
Number of species: 211
Number of endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 6
See also: http://www.noord.bart.nl/~edcolijn

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuata
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Sunda TealAnas gibberifronsVulnerable
Gray TealAnas gracilis

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Orange-footed ScrubfowlMegapodius reinwardt

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Brown QuailSynoicus ypsilophorus
Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensis
Red JunglefowlGallus gallus
Green JunglefowlGallus variusEndemic (country/region)

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeVulnerable

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Javan Pond-HeronArdeola speciosa
Striated HeronButorides striata
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Pacific BazaAviceda subcristata
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Black-backed SwamphenPorphyrio indicus
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus
Dusky MoorhenGallinula tenebrosa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Malaysian PloverCharadrius peroniiNear-threatened
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinacea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatusNear-threatened
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Red-backed ButtonquailTurnix maculosus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Australian PratincoleStiltia isabella

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Island Collared-DoveStreptopelia bitorquata
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Dusky Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia magnaEndemic (country/region)
Little Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia ruficeps
Slaty Cuckoo-DoveTuracoena modestaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Barred DoveGeopelia maugeusEndemic (country/region)
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Wetar Ground-DoveGallicolumba hoedtiiEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Timor Green-PigeonTreron psittaceusEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Black-backed Fruit-DovePtilinopus cinctusEndemic (country/region)
Rose-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus regina
Elegant Imperial-PigeonDucula concinnaEndemic (country/region)
Pink-headed Imperial-PigeonDucula rosaceaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Timor Imperial-PigeonDucula cineraceaEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Sunda CuckooCuculus lepidus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Pacific KoelEudynamys orientalis
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Moluccan Scops-OwlOtus magicus
Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiae
Brown BoobookNinox scutulata
Northern BoobookNinox japonica

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus
Savanna NightjarCaprimulgus affinis

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Black-backed Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx erithaca
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Cinnamon-banded KingfisherTodiramphus australasiaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Spotted KestrelFalco moluccensisEndemic (country/region)
Australian HobbyFalco longipennis
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Olive-shouldered ParrotAprosmictus jonquillaceusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Red-cheeked ParrotGeoffroyus geoffroyi
Great-billed ParrotTanygnathus megalorynchos
Iris LorikeetPsitteuteles irisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus
Olive-headed LorikeetTrichoglossus eutelesEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Elegant PittaPitta elegansEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Crimson-hooded MyzomelaMyzomela kuehniEndemic Near-threatened
Indonesian HoneyeaterLichmera limbataEndemic (country/region)
White-tufted HoneyeaterLichmera squamataEndemic (country/region)
Black-chested HoneyeaterLichmera notabilisEndemic Near-threatened
Helmeted FriarbirdPhilemon buceroides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Golden-bellied GerygoneGerygone sulphurea
Plain GerygoneGerygone inornataEndemic (country/region)
Rufous-sided GerygoneGerygone dorsalisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus
Black-faced WoodswallowArtamus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
Wallacean CuckooshrikeCoracina personataEndemic (country/region)
White-shouldered TrillerLalage sueuriiEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Fawn-breasted WhistlerPachycephala orpheusEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-throated WhistlerPachycephala macrorhyncha
Wallacean WhistlerPachycephala arctitorquis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Timor OrioleOriolus melanotisEndemic (country/region)
Green OrioleOriolus flavocinctus
Wetar FigbirdSphecotheres hypoleucusEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Wallacean DrongoDicrurus densusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Northern FantailRhipidura rufiventris
Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons
Arafura FantailRhipidura dryas

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
Spectacled MonarchSymposiachrus trivirgatus
Broad-billed FlycatcherMyiagra ruficollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Australasian BushlarkMirafra javanica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Striated SwallowCecropis striolata
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Cinereous TitParus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Timor StubtailUrosphena subulataEndemic (country/region)
Sunda Bush-WarblerHorornis vulcanius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis
Timor Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus presbytesEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-breasted WarblerSeicercus montis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Clamorous Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Tawny GrassbirdMegalurus timoriensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Ashy-bellied White-eyeZosterops citrinella

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Timor Blue-FlycatcherCyornis hyacinthinusEndemic (country/region)
Lesser ShortwingBrachypteryx leucophrys
Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanni
Black-banded FlycatcherFicedula timorensisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
Pied BushchatSaxicola caprata
Timor BushchatSaxicola gutturalisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Chestnut-backed ThrushGeokichla dohertyiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Orange-banded ThrushGeokichla peroniiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Sunda ThrushZoothera andromedae
Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Short-tailed StarlingAplonis minor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agile
Red-chested FlowerpeckerDicaeum maugeiEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Plain-throated SunbirdAnthreptes malacensis
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis
Flame-breasted SunbirdCinnyris solarisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensis
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandava
Zebra FinchTaeniopygia guttata
Tricolored ParrotfinchErythrura tricolorEndemic (country/region)
Black-faced MuniaLonchura moluccaEndemic (country/region)
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata
Five-colored MuniaLonchura quinticolorEndemic (country/region)
Pale-headed MuniaLonchura pallidaEndemic (country/region)

 

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