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Kai islands

This checklist includes all bird species found in Kai islands , 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 .

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Country or region: Kai islands
Description: includes Kai, Kai Besar, Kai Kecil and Dullah
Number of species: 175
Number of endemics: 4
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of introduced species: 2
See also: http://www.birdsofmelanesia.net/indonesia8/kai.pdf

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Spotted Whistling-DuckDendrocygna guttata
Gray TealAnas gracilis

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Orange-footed ScrubfowlMegapodius reinwardt

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
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
Abbott's BoobyPapasula abbottiEndangered

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Pied HeronEgretta picata
Striated HeronButorides striata
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Australian IbisThreskiornis moluccus
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Pacific BazaAviceda subcristata
Variable GoshawkAccipiter hiogaster
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Pied OystercatcherHaematopus longirostris

 
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: Jacanidae

Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinacea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Red-backed ButtonquailTurnix maculosus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Australian PratincoleStiltia isabella

 
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
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Slender-billed Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia amboinensis
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Stephan's DoveChalcophaps stephani
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Wallace's Fruit-DovePtilinopus wallaciiEndemic (country/region)
Rose-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus regina
White-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus rivoli
Elegant Imperial-PigeonDucula concinnaEndemic (country/region)
Pink-headed Imperial-PigeonDucula rosaceaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Black-eared CuckooChrysococcyx osculans
Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Australian KoelEudynamys cyanocephalus
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Kai CoucalCentropus spilopterusEndemic

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiae

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Azure KingfisherCeyx azureus
Little KingfisherCeyx pusillus
Variable Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx lepidus
Forest KingfisherTodiramphus macleayii
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Beach KingfisherTodiramphus saurophagus
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Spotted KestrelFalco moluccensis
Australian HobbyFalco longipennis

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Palm CockatooProbosciger aterrimusIntroduced species
Tanimbar CorellaCacatua goffinianaNear-threatened
Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galerita

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Red LoryEos borneaEndemic (country/region)
Blue-streaked LoryEos reticulataIntroduced species Near-threatened
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus
Red-flanked LorikeetCharmosyna placentis
Yellow-capped Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta keiensis
Red-cheeked ParrotGeoffroyus geoffroyi
Eclectus ParrotEclectus roratus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

White-tufted HoneyeaterLichmera squamataEndemic (country/region)
Black-faced FriarbirdPhilemon moluccensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Rufous-sided GerygoneGerygone dorsalisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
White-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina papuensis
Wallacean CuckooshrikeCoracina personataEndemic (country/region)
Varied TrillerLalage leucomela
Kai CicadabirdEdolisoma disparEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Island WhistlerPachycephala phaionotaEndemic (country/region)
Gray WhistlerPachycephala simplex
Wallacean WhistlerPachycephala arctitorquis
Drab WhistlerPachycephala griseonotaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Australasian FigbirdSphecotheres vieilloti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
Wallacean DrongoDicrurus densusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Northern FantailRhipidura rufiventris
Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons
Arafura FantailRhipidura dryas

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
White-tailed MonarchSymposiachrus leucurusEndemic Near-threatened
Magpie-larkGrallina cyanoleuca
Moluccan FlycatcherMyiagra galeataEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Island Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Lemon-bellied White-eyeZosterops chlorisEndemic (country/region)
Great Kai White-eyeZosterops grayiEndemic Near-threatened
Little Kai White-eyeZosterops uropygialisEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Cinnamon-chested FlycatcherFicedula buruensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Olive-crowned FlowerpeckerDicaeum pectorale
MistletoebirdDicaeum hirundinaceum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Black SunbirdLeptocoma sericea
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Black-faced MuniaLonchura moluccaEndemic (country/region)

 

References (partial list)

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