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This checklist includes all bird species found in Seram , 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: Seram [map]
Other names: Ceram, Seran, Serang
Number of species: 254
Number of endemics: 15
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of introduced species: 7
See also: http://www.noord.bart.nl/~edcolijn

 
CASUARIIFORMES: Casuariidae

Southern CassowaryCasuarius casuariusIntroduced species Vulnerable
Dwarf CassowaryCasuarius bennettiIntroduced species Near-threatened

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Spotted Whistling-DuckDendrocygna guttata
Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuata
Radjah ShelduckTadorna radjah
Green Pygmy-GooseNettapus pulchellus
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Sunda TealAnas gibberifronsVulnerable
Gray TealAnas gracilis

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Moluccan ScrubfowlEulipoa wallaceiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Forsten's ScrubfowlMegapodius forsteniEndemic
Orange-footed ScrubfowlMegapodius reinwardt

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensis

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
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 Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterNear-threatened
Australasian DarterAnhinga novaehollandiae

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Pied HeronEgretta picata
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Striated HeronButorides striata
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Australian IbisThreskiornis moluccus
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Pacific BazaAviceda subcristata
Black EagleIctinaetus malaiensis
Pygmy EagleHieraaetus weiskei
Gurney's EagleAquila gurneyiNear-threatened
Variable GoshawkAccipiter hiogaster
Rufous-necked SparrowhawkAccipiter erythrauchenEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Meyer's GoshawkAccipiter meyerianus
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-necked CrakeRallina tricolor
Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciata
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Rufous-tailed Bush-henAmaurornis moluccana
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus
Dusky MoorhenGallinula tenebrosa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinacea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Little CurlewNumenius minutus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Australian PratincoleStiltia isabella
Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
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

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Slender-billed Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia amboinensis
Great Cuckoo-DoveReinwardtoena reinwardti
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Superb Fruit-DovePtilinopus superbus
Rose-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus regina
White-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus rivoli
Claret-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus viridis
Black-naped Fruit-DovePtilinopus melanospilus
Spectacled Imperial-PigeonDucula perspicillataEndemic (country/region)
Seram Imperial-PigeonDucula neglectaEndemic (country/region)
Elegant Imperial-PigeonDucula concinnaEndemic (country/region)
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor
Seram Mountain-PigeonGymnophaps stalkeriEndemic

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Sunda CuckooCuculus lepidusIntroduced species
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Moluccan CuckooCacomantis aeruginosusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Pacific KoelEudynamys orientalis
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Greater Black CoucalCentropus menbeki
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Seram Masked-OwlTyto almaeEndemic Data deficient
Lesser Masked-OwlTyto sororculaEndemic (country/region)

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Moluccan Scops-OwlOtus magicus
Brown BoobookNinox scutulata
Tanimbar BoobookNinox forbesiEndemic (country/region)
Hantu BoobookNinox squamipila

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Seram SwiftletAerodramus ceramensisEndemic (country/region)
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
APODIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Moustached TreeswiftHemiprocne mystacea

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Blyth's HornbillRhyticeros plicatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Little KingfisherCeyx pusillus
Lazuli KingfisherTodiramphus lazuliEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Beach KingfisherTodiramphus saurophagus
Cinnamon-banded KingfisherTodiramphus australasiaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Common Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera galatea

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galeritaIntroduced species
Salmon-crested CockatooCacatua moluccensisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Red-breasted Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta bruijnii
Moluccan King-ParrotAlisterus amboinensisEndemic (country/region)
Eclectus ParrotEclectus roratus
Red-cheeked ParrotGeoffroyus geoffroyi
Great-billed ParrotTanygnathus megalorynchos
Red-flanked LorikeetCharmosyna placentis
Purple-naped LoryLorius domicellaEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Red LoryEos borneaEndemic (country/region)
Blue-eared LoryEos semilarvataEndemic
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Seram PittaErythropitta piroensisEndemic
Elegant PittaPitta elegansEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Seram MyzomelaMyzomela blasiiEndemic (country/region)
Wakolo MyzomelaMyzomela wakoloensisEndemic (country/region)
Seram HoneyeaterLichmera monticolaEndemic
Seram FriarbirdPhilemon subcorniculatusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
Moluccan CuckooshrikeCoracina atricepsEndemic (country/region)
Wallacean CuckooshrikeCoracina personataEndemic (country/region)
Pale CicadabirdEdolisoma ceramenseEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Yellow-throated WhistlerPachycephala macrorhyncha
Black-chinned WhistlerPachycephala mentalis
Island WhistlerPachycephala phaionotaEndemic (country/region)
Drab WhistlerPachycephala griseonotaEndemic (country/region)
White-bellied WhistlerPachycephala leucogastra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Seram OrioleOriolus forsteniEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Cinnamon-tailed FantailRhipidura fuscorufaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Northern FantailRhipidura rufiventris
Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys
Streak-breasted FantailRhipidura dedemiEndemic
Long-tailed FantailRhipidura opistherythraEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
Black-chinned MonarchSymposiachrus boanensisEndemic Critically endangered
Spectacled MonarchSymposiachrus trivirgatus
Moluccan FlycatcherMyiagra galeataEndemic (country/region)
Shining FlycatcherMyiagra alecto

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Slender-billed CrowCorvus enca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sooty-headed BulbulPycnonotus aurigaster
Yellow-vented BulbulPycnonotus goiavier
Seram Golden-BulbulAlophoixus affinisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Mountain TailorbirdPhyllergates cucullatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis
Island Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis
Clamorous Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Tawny GrassbirdMegalurus timoriensis
Gray's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella fasciolata
Chestnut-backed Bush-WarblerLocustella castaneaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Gray-hooded White-eyeLophozosterops pinaiaeEndemic
Rufescent White-eyeTephrozosterops stalkeriEndemic
Mountain White-eyeZosterops montanus
Lemon-bellied White-eyeZosterops chlorisEndemic (country/region)
Ashy-bellied White-eyeZosterops citrinella
Seram White-eyeZosterops stalkeriEndemic
Ambon White-eyeZosterops kuehniEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Island FlycatcherEumyias panayensis
Snowy-browed FlycatcherFicedula hyperythra
Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanni
Cinnamon-chested FlycatcherFicedula buruensisEndemic (country/region)
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Seram ThrushGeokichla joiceyiEndemic Near-threatened
Slaty-backed ThrushGeokichla schistaceaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica
Moluccan StarlingAplonis mysolensisEndemic (country/region)
Long-crested MynaBasilornis corythaixEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Ashy FlowerpeckerDicaeum vulneratumEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Black SunbirdLeptocoma sericea
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensis
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Black-faced MuniaLonchura moluccaEndemic (country/region)
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapilla

 

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