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Mauritius and Reunion

This checklist includes all bird species found in Mauritius and Reunion , 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: Mauritius and Reunion
Number of species: 165
Number of endemics: 23
Number of breeding endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 18
Number of extinct species: 7
Number of introduced species: 28

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Meller's DuckAnas melleriIntroduced species Endangered
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
GarganeyAnas querquedula

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Gray FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianusIntroduced species
Chinese FrancolinFrancolinus pintadeanusIntroduced species
Madagascar PartridgeMargaroperdix madagascarensisIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixIntroduced species
Blue QuailCoturnix adansoniiIntroduced species
Jungle Bush-QuailPerdicula asiaticaIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minorNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macropteraRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiBreeding endemic Endangered
Fairy PrionPachyptila turturRare/Accidental
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolataRare/Accidental
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheriRare/Accidental
Mascarene PetrelPseudobulweria aterrimaBreeding endemic Critically endangered
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental
Persian ShearwaterPuffinus persicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallaria
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Abbott's BoobyPapasula abbottiEndangered

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Reunion HarrierCircus maillardi
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Madagascar Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vociferoidesRare/Accidental Critically endangered

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensisRare/Accidental
White-throated RailDryolimnas cuvieri
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrioRare/Accidental
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Madagascar ButtonquailTurnix nigricollisIntroduced species

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaRare/Accidental
Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental
Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularisVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Great SkuaStercorarius skua
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostris
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifrons
Saunders's TernSternula saundersiRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Pink PigeonNesoenas mayeriEndemic Endangered
Madagascar Turtle-DoveStreptopelia picturataIntroduced species
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisRare/Accidental
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
DodoRaphus cucullatusEndemic Extinct
Reunion SolitaireRaphus solitariusEndemic
Rodrigues SolitairePezophaps solitariaEndemic Extinct
Mauritius Blue-PigeonAlectroenas nitidissimusEndemic Extinct

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Mascarene SwiftletAerodramus francicusEndemic Near-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Mauritius KestrelFalco punctatusEndemic Vulnerable
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Sooty FalconFalco concolorNear-threatened
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
Mauritius ParakeetPsittacula echoEndemic Endangered
Newton's ParrotPsittacula exsulEndemic Extinct
Gray-headed LovebirdAgapornis canusExtirpated
Mascarene ParrotMascarinus mascarinusEndemic Extinct
Lesser Vasa-ParrotMascarinus nigerIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Reunion CuckooshrikeLalage newtoniEndemic Critically endangered
Mauritius CuckooshrikeLalage typicaEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Mascarene Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone bourbonnensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Mascarene MartinPhedina borbonica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusIntroduced species
Reunion BulbulHypsipetes borbonicusEndemic
Mauritius BulbulHypsipetes olivaceusEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Rodrigues WarblerAcrocephalus rodericanusEndemic Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Mascarene White-eyeZosterops borbonicusEndemic
Reunion White-eyeZosterops olivaceusEndemic
Mauritius White-eyeZosterops chloronothosEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Reunion StonechatSaxicola tectesEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Rodrigues StarlingNecropsar rodericanusExtinct
Reunion StarlingFregilupus variusEndemic Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Cape CanarySerinus canicollisIntroduced species
Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusIntroduced species
Red FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species
Mauritius FodyFoudia rubraEndemic Endangered
Rodrigues FodyFoudia flavicansEndemic Vulnerable
Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
Nutmeg MannikinLonchura punctulataIntroduced species
Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraExtirpated Vulnerable

 

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