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Halmahera

This checklist includes all bird species found in Halmahera , 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: Halmahera
Number of species: 238
Number of endemics: 5
Number of globally threatened species: 13
Number of introduced species: 1
See also: http://www.noord.bart.nl/~edcolijn

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Spotted Whistling-DuckDendrocygna guttata
Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuata
Radjah ShelduckTadorna radjah
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Sunda TealAnas gibberifrons

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Moluccan ScrubfowlMegapodius wallaceiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Dusky ScrubfowlMegapodius freycinet

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailCoturnix chinensis

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Hawaiian PetrelPterodroma sandwichensisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeData deficient

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
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
Japanese Night-HeronGorsachius goisagiEndangered

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Pacific BazaAviceda subcristata
Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kienerii
Black EagleIctinaetus malayensis
Pygmy EagleHieraaetus weiskei
Gurney's EagleAquila gurneyiNear-threatened
Gray-faced BuzzardButastur indicus
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Variable GoshawkAccipiter hiogaster
Moluccan GoshawkAccipiter henicogrammusEndemic (country/region)
Rufous-necked SparrowhawkAccipiter erythrauchenEndemic (country/region)
Meyer's GoshawkAccipiter meyerianus
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciata
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Bare-eyed RailGymnocrex plumbeiventris
Rufous-tailed Bush-henAmaurornis moluccana
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Invisible RailHabroptila wallaciiEndemic Vulnerable
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinacea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Little CurlewNumenius minutus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Moluccan WoodcockScolopax rochusseniiEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Red-backed ButtonquailTurnix maculosus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
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
Chinese Crested TernThalasseus bernsteiniCritically endangered

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Slender-billed Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia amboinensis
Great Cuckoo-DoveReinwardtoena reinwardtii
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Pink-necked PigeonTreron vernans
Scarlet-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus bernsteiniiEndemic (country/region)
Superb Fruit-DovePtilinopus superbus
Blue-capped Fruit-DovePtilinopus monachaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
White-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus rivoli
Gray-headed Fruit-DovePtilinopus hyogastrusEndemic (country/region)
Carunculated Fruit-DovePtilinopus granulifronsEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Black-naped Fruit-DovePtilinopus melanospilus
Spice Imperial-PigeonDucula myristicivoraEndemic (country/region)
Cinnamon-bellied Imperial-PigeonDucula basilicaEndemic (country/region)
Pink-headed Imperial-PigeonDucula rosaceaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor
Papuan Mountain-PigeonGymnophaps albertisii

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Moluccan CuckooCacomantis heinrichiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Moluccan Drongo-CuckooSurniculus musschenbroeki
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Goliath CoucalCentropus goliathEndemic (country/region)
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Moluccan Scops-OwlOtus magicus
Barking OwlNinox connivens
Brown BoobookNinox scutulata

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Aegothelidae

Moluccan Owlet-NightjarAegotheles crinifronsEndemic (country/region)

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Gray NightjarCaprimulgus indicusRare/Accidental
Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
APODIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Moustached TreeswiftHemiprocne mystacea

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Azure KingfisherCeyx azureus
Little KingfisherCeyx pusillus
Variable Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx lepidus
Blue-and-white KingfisherTodiramphus diopsEndemic (country/region)
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Sombre KingfisherTodiramphus funebrisEndemic Vulnerable
Beach KingfisherTodiramphus saurophagus
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
Common Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera galatea

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis
Azure RollerEurystomus azureusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Blyth's HornbillAceros plicatus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

White CockatooCacatua albaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Violet-necked LoryEos squamataEndemic (country/region)
Chattering LoryLorius garrulusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Red-flanked LorikeetCharmosyna placentis
Red-cheeked ParrotGeoffroyus geoffroyi
Great-billed ParrotTanygnathus megalorynchos
Eclectus ParrotEclectus roratus
Moluccan King-ParrotAlisterus amboinensisEndemic (country/region)
Moluccan Hanging-ParrotLoriculus amabilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Ivory-breasted PittaPitta maximaEndemic (country/region)
Red-bellied PittaPitta erythrogaster
Elegant PittaPitta elegansEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

White-streaked FriarbirdMelitograis gilolensisEndemic (country/region)
Dusky MyzomelaMyzomela obscura
Olive HoneyeaterLichmera argentaurisEndemic (country/region)
Dusky FriarbirdPhilemon fuscicapillusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

White-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina papuensis
Moluccan CuckooshrikeCoracina atricepsEndemic (country/region)
Rufous-bellied TrillerLalage aureaEndemic (country/region)
Halmahera CuckooshrikeCelebesia parvulaEndemic
Pale CicadabirdEdolisoma ceramenseEndemic (country/region)
Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Black-chinned WhistlerPachycephala mentalis
Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis
Island WhistlerPachycephala phaionotaEndemic (country/region)
Drab WhistlerPachycephala griseonotaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Halmahera OrioleOriolus phaeochromusEndemic
Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Northern FantailRhipidura rufiventris
Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys
Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

White-naped MonarchCarterornis pileatusEndemic (country/region)
Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
Spectacled MonarchSymposiachrus trivirgatus
Moluccan FlycatcherMyiagra galeataEndemic (country/region)
Shining FlycatcherMyiagra alecto

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Long-billed CrowCorvus validusEndemic (country/region)
Torresian CrowCorvus orru

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paradisaeidae

Paradise-crowLycocorax pyrrhopterusEndemic (country/region)
Standardwing Bird-of-ParadiseSemioptera wallaciiEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Northern Golden-BulbulAlophoixus longirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis
Island Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis
Clamorous Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Gray's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella fasciolata
Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Mountain White-eyeZosterops montanus
Cream-throated White-eyeZosterops atricepsEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Island FlycatcherEumyias panayensis
Mugimaki FlycatcherFicedula mugimaki
Snowy-browed FlycatcherFicedula hyperythra
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica
Moluccan StarlingAplonis mysolensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Halmahera FlowerpeckerDicaeum schistaceicepsEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Black SunbirdLeptocoma sericea
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Pechora PipitAnthus gustavi

 
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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