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Micronesia

This checklist includes all bird species found in Micronesia , 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: Micronesia
Description: includes Federate State of Micronesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Northern Marianas Islands, Palau
Number of species: 309
Number of endemics: 49
Number of globally threatened species: 34
Number of extinct species: 4
Number of introduced species: 13

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Snow GooseChen caerulescensRare/Accidental
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsiiRare/Accidental
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
GadwallAnas strepera
Falcated DuckAnas falcataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
American WigeonAnas americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Eastern Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhynchaRare/Accidental
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
CanvasbackAythya valisineriaRare/Accidental
RedheadAythya americana
Common PochardAythya ferinaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Micronesian ScrubfowlMegapodius laperouseEndemic Endangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinusIntroduced species
Blue-breasted QuailCoturnix chinensis
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripesVulnerable
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrusVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriVulnerable
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaVulnerable
Hawaiian PetrelPterodroma sandwichensisVulnerable
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiVulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Stejneger's PetrelPterodroma longirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaEndangered
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Pink-footed ShearwaterPuffinus creatopusVulnerable
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatisRare/Accidental
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeData deficient
Tristram's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma tristramiRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Abbott's BoobyPapasula abbottiRare/Accidental Endangered

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostrisRare/Accidental
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmusRare/Accidental
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeusRare/Accidental
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollisRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchusRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Japanese Night-HeronGorsachius goisagiRare/Accidental Endangered
Malayan Night-HeronGorsachius melanolophusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Gray-faced BuzzardButastur indicusRare/Accidental
Eastern Marsh-HarrierCircus spilonotusRare/Accidental
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularisRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indusRare/Accidental
Common BuzzardButeo buteo

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciataRare/Accidental
Slaty-legged CrakeRallina eurizonoides
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Guam RailGallirallus owstoniEndemic Extinct in the wild
Rufous-tailed Bush-henAmaurornis moluccanaRare/Accidental
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
Kosrae CrakePorzana monasaEndemic Extinct
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
WatercockGallicrex cinereaRare/Accidental
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental
Red-kneed DotterelErythrogonys cinctusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Nordmann's GreenshankTringa guttiferRare/Accidental Endangered
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Tuamotu SandpiperProsobonia cancellataEndangered
Little CurlewNumenius minutus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickiiRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenuraRare/Accidental
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue-gray NoddyProcelsterna cerulea
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Philippine Collared-DoveStreptopelia dusumieri
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Caroline Islands Ground-DoveGallicolumba kubaryiEndemic Vulnerable
White-throated Ground-DoveGallicolumba xanthonuraEndemic Near-threatened
Friendly Ground-DoveGallicolumba stairiIntroduced species Vulnerable
Palau Ground-DoveGallicolumba canifronsEndemic Near-threatened
Crimson-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus porphyraceus
Palau Fruit-DovePtilinopus pelewensisEndemic
Mariana Fruit-DovePtilinopus roseicapillaEndemic Endangered
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica
Micronesian Imperial-PigeonDucula oceanicaEndemic Near-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Chestnut-winged CuckooClamator coromandusRare/Accidental
Hodgson's Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx nisicolorRare/Accidental
Northern Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx hyperythrusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosusRare/Accidental
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Palau OwlPyrroglaux podarginusEndemic
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Striped OwlPseudoscops clamator

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Gray NightjarCaprimulgus indicus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Palau SwiftletAerodramus pelewensisEndemic
Mariana SwiftletAerodramus bartschiEndemic Endangered
Caroline Islands SwiftletAerodramus inquietusEndemic
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthisRare/Accidental
Micronesian KingfisherTodiramphus cinnamominus
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galeritaIntroduced species

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Pohnpei LorikeetTrichoglossus rubiginosusEndemic Near-threatened
Kuhl's LorikeetVini kuhliiIntroduced species Endangered
Eclectus ParrotEclectus roratusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Micronesian MyzomelaMyzomela rubratraEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

MorningbirdPachycephala tenebrosaEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Palau FantailRhipidura lepidaEndemic
Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons
Pohnpei FantailRhipidura kubaryiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Truk MonarchMetabolus rugensisEndemic Endangered
Yap MonarchMonarcha godeffroyiEndemic Near-threatened
Tinian MonarchMonarcha takatsukasaeEndemic Vulnerable
Palau FlycatcherMyiagra erythropsEndemic
Guam FlycatcherMyiagra freycinetiEndemic Extinct
Pohnpei FlycatcherMyiagra plutoEndemic
Oceanic FlycatcherMyiagra oceanicaEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Mariana CrowCorvus kubaryiEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricansRare/Accidental
Asian House-MartinDelichon dasypus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Palau Bush-WarblerHorornis annaeEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Nightingale Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus lusciniusEndemic
Saipan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus hiwaeEndemic
Caroline Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus syrinxEndemic
Aguiguan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus nijoiEndemic
Kiritimati Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus aequinoctialisEndemic Endangered
Pagan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus yamashinaeEndemic
Nauru Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus rehseiEndemic Vulnerable
Mangareva Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus astrolabiiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Giant White-eyeMegazosterops palauensisEndemic Near-threatened
Truk White-eyeRukia rukiEndemic Endangered
Long-billed White-eyeRukia longirostraEndemic Near-threatened
Golden White-eyeCleptornis marcheiEndemic Critically endangered
Bridled White-eyeZosterops conspicillatusEndemic
Rota White-eyeZosterops rotensisEndemic Critically endangered
Caroline Islands White-eyeZosterops semperiEndemic
Plain White-eyeZosterops hypolaisEndemic Near-threatened
Dusky White-eyeZosterops finschiiEndemic
Gray White-eyeZosterops cinereusEndemic
Yap White-eyeZosterops oleagineusEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseistictaRare/Accidental
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliopeRare/Accidental
Narcissus FlycatcherFicedula narcissinaRare/Accidental
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitariusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurusRare/Accidental
Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Micronesian StarlingAplonis opacaEndemic
Pohnpei StarlingAplonis pelzelniEndemic Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Kosrae StarlingAplonis corvinaEndemic Extinct
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisExtirpated
Chestnut-cheeked StarlingSturnia philippensisRare/Accidental
White-cheeked StarlingSturnus cineraceusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensis
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephalaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpodaIntroduced species
Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Nutmeg MannikinLonchura punctulataIntroduced species
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapillaIntroduced species
Mottled MuniaLonchura hunsteini

 

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