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This checklist includes all bird species found in Rota , 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: Rota [map]
Number of species: 86
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2013-01-13

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Micronesian ScrubfowlMegapodius laperouseExtirpated Endangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeVulnerable

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermediaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Common BuzzardButeo buteo

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megalaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutusRare/Accidental
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Common TernSterna hirundo

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Philippine Collared-DoveStreptopelia dusumieriIntroduced species Vulnerable
White-throated Ground-DoveGallicolumba xanthonuraEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Mariana Fruit-DovePtilinopus roseicapillaEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Mariana SwiftletAerodramus bartschiRare/Accidental Endangered
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Mariana KingfisherTodiramphus albicillaEndemic (country/region)

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Micronesian MyzomelaMyzomela rubratraEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Mariana CrowCorvus kubaryiEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Bridled White-eyeZosterops conspicillatusEndemic (country/region)
Rota White-eyeZosterops rotensisEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Micronesian StarlingAplonis opacaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 

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