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Tanimbar Islands

This checklist includes all bird species found in Tanimbar 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 .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements 6th edition (updated 2014). 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: Tanimbar Islands
Description: 66 islands, only 7 inhabited
Number of species: 155
Number of endemics: 13
Number of globally threatened species: 3
See also: http://www.noord.bart.nl/~edcolijn

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

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

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Tanimbar ScrubfowlMegapodius tenimberensisEndemic Near-threatened

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Brown QuailCoturnix ypsilophora
Blue-breasted QuailCoturnix chinensis

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
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

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Pacific BazaAviceda subcristata
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata
Variable GoshawkAccipiter hiogaster
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

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

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinacea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Australian PratincoleStiltia isabella

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Dusky Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia magnaEndemic (country/region)
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Barred DoveGeopelia maugeusEndemic (country/region)
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Black-backed Fruit-DovePtilinopus cinctusEndemic (country/region)
Wallace's Fruit-DovePtilinopus wallaciiEndemic (country/region)
Rose-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus regina
Elegant Imperial-PigeonDucula concinnaEndemic (country/region)
Pink-headed Imperial-PigeonDucula rosaceaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Australian KoelEudynamys cyanocephalus
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Lesser Masked-OwlTyto sororculaEndemic (country/region)
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Tanimbar BoobookNinox forbesiEndemic

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Azure KingfisherCeyx azureus
Forest KingfisherTodiramphus macleayii
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Cinnamon-banded KingfisherTodiramphus australasiaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Tanimbar CorellaCacatua goffinianaEndemic Near-threatened

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Eclectus ParrotEclectus roratus
Red-cheeked ParrotGeoffroyus geoffroyi
Black-lored ParrotTanygnathus gramineusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Great-billed ParrotTanygnathus megalorynchos
Blue-streaked LoryEos reticulataEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Elegant PittaPitta elegansEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Banda MyzomelaMyzomela boieiEndemic (country/region)
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)
White-browed TrillerLalage moestaEndemic
Kai CicadabirdEdolisoma disparEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Yellow-throated WhistlerPachycephala macrorhyncha
Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis
Island WhistlerPachycephala phaionotaEndemic (country/region)
Wallacean WhistlerPachycephala arctitorquisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Tanimbar OrioleOriolus decipiensEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Wallacean DrongoDicrurus densusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Cinnamon-tailed FantailRhipidura fuscorufaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Long-tailed FantailRhipidura opistherythraEndemic Near-threatened
Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons
Arafura FantailRhipidura dryas

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Loetoe MonarchCarterornis castusEndemic
Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
Black-bibbed MonarchSymposiachrus mundusEndemic (country/region)
Broad-billed FlycatcherMyiagra ruficollis
Shining FlycatcherMyiagra alecto

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Torresian CrowCorvus orru

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Golden-bellied FlyrobinMicroeca hemixanthaEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Tanimbar Bush-WarblerHorornis carolinaeEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis

 
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
Ambon White-eyeZosterops kuehniEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Tanimbar FlycatcherFicedula riedeliEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Slaty-backed ThrushGeokichla schistaceaEndemic Near-threatened
Fawn-breasted ThrushZoothera machikiEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica
Tanimbar StarlingAplonis crassaEndemic Near-threatened
Moluccan StarlingAplonis mysolensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

MistletoebirdDicaeum hirundinaceum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Tricolored ParrotfinchErythrura tricolorEndemic (country/region)
Black-faced MuniaLonchura moluccaEndemic (country/region)
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata
Five-colored MuniaLonchura quinticolorEndemic (country/region)

 

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