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Northern Marianas

This checklist includes all bird species found in Northern Marianas , 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: Northern Marianas
Number of species: 157
Number of endemics: 6
Number of globally threatened species: 13
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 6
Date last reviewed: 2013-01-13

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

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
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Common PochardAythya ferina
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Micronesian ScrubfowlMegapodius laperouseEndangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeVulnerable
Tristram's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma tristramiRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
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 abbottiRare/Accidental Endangered

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucosRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeusRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Eastern Marsh-HarrierCircus spilonotusRare/Accidental
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Common BuzzardButeo buteo

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Guam RailGallirallus owstoniEndemic (country/region) Extinct in the wild
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
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
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Little CurlewNumenius minutus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
RuffCalidris pugnax
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Philippine Collared-DoveStreptopelia dusumieriIntroduced species Vulnerable
White-throated Ground-DoveGallicolumba xanthonuraNear-threatened
Mariana Fruit-DovePtilinopus roseicapillaEndangered

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensisRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Mariana SwiftletAerodramus bartschiEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Caroline Islands SwiftletAerodramus inquietus
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Micronesian MyzomelaMyzomela rubratraEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Tinian MonarchMonarcha takatsukasaeEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Mariana CrowCorvus kubaryiEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Nightingale Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus lusciniusEndemic (country/region)
Saipan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus hiwaeEndemic
Aguiguan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus nijoiEndemic
Pagan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus yamashinaeEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Golden White-eyeCleptornis marcheiEndemic Critically endangered
Bridled White-eyeZosterops conspicillatus
Rota White-eyeZosterops rotensisEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseistictaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Micronesian StarlingAplonis opacaEndemic (country/region)
White-cheeked StarlingSturnus cineraceusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaRare/Accidental
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpodaIntroduced species

 

References (partial list)

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