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This checklist includes all bird species found in Nias , 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: Nias [map]
Other names: kepulauan Nias
Number of species: 253
Number of globally threatened species: 6
See also: http://www.noord.bart.nl/~edcolijn

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuata
Lesser Whistling-DuckDendrocygna javanica
Cotton Pygmy-GooseNettapus coromandelianus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma monorhisNear-threatened

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Christmas Island FrigatebirdFregata andrewsiCritically endangered
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchus
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
Changeable Hawk-EagleNisaetus limnaeetus
Blyth's Hawk-EagleNisaetus alboniger
Wallace's Hawk-EagleNisaetus nanusVulnerable
Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kienerii
Black EagleIctinaetus malaiensis
Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
Crested GoshawkAccipiter trivirgatus
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciata
Slaty-breasted RailGallirallus striatus
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Black-backed SwamphenPorphyrio indicus
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Malaysian PloverCharadrius peroniiNear-threatened
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Australian PratincoleStiltia isabella
Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
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

Silvery Wood-PigeonColumba argentinaEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Ruddy Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia emiliana
Little Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia ruficeps
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Zebra DoveGeopelia striata
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Pink-necked PigeonTreron vernans
Cinnamon-headed PigeonTreron fulvicollisNear-threatened
Thick-billed PigeonTreron curvirostra
Large Green-PigeonTreron capelleiVulnerable
Jambu Fruit-DovePtilinopus jambuNear-threatened
Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aenea
Mountain Imperial-PigeonDucula badia
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Chestnut-winged CuckooClamator coromandus
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus
Sunda CuckooCuculus lepidus
Banded Bay CuckooCacomantis sonneratii
Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Violet CuckooChrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Square-tailed Drongo-CuckooSurniculus lugubris
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Chestnut-bellied MalkohaPhaenicophaeus sumatranusNear-threatened
Chestnut-breasted MalkohaPhaenicophaeus curvirostris
Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Oriental Bay-OwlPhodilus badius

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Buffy Fish-OwlKetupa ketupu
Brown Wood-OwlStrix leptogrammica

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Malaysian NightjarLyncornis temminckii
Great Eared-NightjarLyncornis macrotis
Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus
Savanna NightjarCaprimulgus affinis

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Silver-rumped NeedletailRhaphidura leucopygialis
Silver-backed NeedletailHirundapus cochinchinensis
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Mossy-nest SwiftletAerodramus salangana
Black-nest SwiftletAerodramus maximus
White-nest SwiftletAerodramus fuciphagus
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus
House SwiftApus nipalensis

 
APODIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Gray-rumped TreeswiftHemiprocne longipennis
Whiskered TreeswiftHemiprocne comata

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Orange-breasted TrogonHarpactes oreskios

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Oriental Pied-HornbillAnthracoceros albirostris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Blue-eared KingfisherAlcedo meninting
Black-backed Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx erithaca
Rufous-backed Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx rufidorsa
Stork-billed KingfisherPelargopsis capensis
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped KingfisherHalcyon pileata
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Rufous-collared KingfisherActenoides concretusNear-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-throated Bee-eaterMerops viridis
Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
PICIFORMES: Megalaimidae

Blue-eared BarbetPsilopogon duvaucelii
Yellow-crowned BarbetPsilopogon henriciiNear-threatened

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Rufous PiculetSasia abnormis
Sunda WoodpeckerDendrocopos moluccensis
Gray-capped WoodpeckerDendrocopos canicapillus
White-bellied WoodpeckerDryocopus javensis
Banded WoodpeckerPicus miniaceus
Crimson-winged WoodpeckerPicus puniceus
Rufous WoodpeckerMicropternus brachyurus
Buff-rumped WoodpeckerMeiglyptes tristis
Buff-necked WoodpeckerMeiglyptes tukkiNear-threatened

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Blue-rumped ParrotPsittinus cyanurus
Red-breasted ParakeetPsittacula alexandriNear-threatened
Long-tailed ParakeetPsittacula longicaudaNear-threatened
Blue-crowned Hanging-ParrotLoriculus galgulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

Green BroadbillCalyptomena viridisNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Blue-winged PittaPitta moluccensis
Hooded PittaPitta sordida

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

Black-winged Flycatcher-shrikeHemipus hirundinaceus
Maroon-breasted PhilentomaPhilentoma velataNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithinidae

Common IoraAegithina tiphia
Green IoraAegithina viridissimaNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Fiery MinivetPericrocotus igneusNear-threatened
Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus speciosus
Bar-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina striata
Pied TrillerLalage nigra
Lesser CuckooshrikeLalage fimbriata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Mangrove WhistlerPachycephala cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Tiger ShrikeLanius tigrinus
Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Dark-throated OrioleOriolus xanthonotusNear-threatened
Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus
Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
Sumatran DrongoDicrurus sumatranusEndemic (country/region)
Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Blyth's Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone affinis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Crested JayPlatylophus galericulatusNear-threatened
Black MagpiePlatysmurus leucopterusNear-threatened
Slender-billed CrowCorvus enca
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Gray-headed Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Cinereous TitParus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Velvet-fronted NuthatchSitta frontalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Black-headed BulbulPycnonotus atriceps
Straw-headed BulbulPycnonotus zeylanicusVulnerable
Yellow-vented BulbulPycnonotus goiavier
Olive-winged BulbulPycnonotus plumosus
Cream-vented BulbulPycnonotus simplex
Red-eyed BulbulPycnonotus brunneus
Spectacled BulbulPycnonotus erythropthalmos
Yellow-bellied BulbulAlophoixus phaeocephalus
Buff-vented BulbulIole olivaceaNear-threatened
Streaked BulbulIxos malaccensisNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Ashy TailorbirdOrthotomus ruficeps
Yellow-bellied PriniaPrinia flaviventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Timaliidae

Chestnut-winged BabblerCyanoderma erythropterum
Black-throated BabblerStachyris nigricollisNear-threatened
Chestnut-rumped BabblerStachyris maculataNear-threatened
Gray-throated BabblerStachyris nigriceps
Gray-headed BabblerStachyris poliocephala

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Sooty-capped BabblerMalacopteron affineNear-threatened
Scaly-crowned BabblerMalacopteron cinereum
Gray-breasted BabblerMalacopteron albogulareNear-threatened
Short-tailed BabblerPellorneum malaccenseNear-threatened
White-chested BabblerPellorneum rostratumNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Brown FulvettaAlcippe brunneicaudaNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Irenidae

Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puella

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularis
White-rumped ShamaCopsychus malabaricus
Mangrove Blue-FlycatcherCyornis rufigastra
Gray-chested Jungle-FlycatcherCyornis umbratilisNear-threatened
White-crowned ForktailEnicurus leschenaulti
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Siberian ThrushGeokichla sibirica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensis
Nias MynaGracula robusta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Chloropseidae

Greater Green LeafbirdChloropsis sonnerati
Lesser Green LeafbirdChloropsis cyanopogonNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Yellow-breasted FlowerpeckerPrionochilus maculatus
Crimson-breasted FlowerpeckerPrionochilus percussus
Scarlet-breasted FlowerpeckerPrionochilus thoracicusNear-threatened
Orange-bellied FlowerpeckerDicaeum trigonostigma
Scarlet-backed FlowerpeckerDicaeum cruentatum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Ruby-cheeked SunbirdChalcoparia singalensis
Plain SunbirdAnthreptes simplex
Plain-throated SunbirdAnthreptes malacensis
Van Hasselt's SunbirdLeptocoma brasiliana
Copper-throated SunbirdLeptocoma calcostetha
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis
Crimson SunbirdAethopyga siparaja
Little SpiderhunterArachnothera longirostra
Yellow-eared SpiderhunterArachnothera chrysogenys

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Forest WagtailDendronanthus indicus
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Baya WeaverPloceus philippinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

White-rumped MuniaLonchura striata
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata
White-headed MuniaLonchura maja

 

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