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Mauritius

This checklist includes all bird species found in Mauritius , 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: Mauritius
Number of species: 136
Number of endemics: 13
Number of globally threatened species: 15
Number of extinct species: 5
Number of introduced species: 23

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Meller's DuckAnas melleriIntroduced species Endangered
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
GarganeyAnas querquedula

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Gray FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianusIntroduced species
Chinese FrancolinFrancolinus pintadeanusIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixIntroduced species
Blue QuailCoturnix adansoniiExtirpated
Jungle Bush-QuailPerdicula asiaticaExtirpated
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental
Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minorRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macropteraRare/Accidental
Trindade PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaVulnerable
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldica
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiEndangered
Fairy PrionPachyptila turturRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolataRare/Accidental
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheriRare/Accidental
Mascarene PetrelPseudobulweria aterrimaCritically endangered
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
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 sulaRare/Accidental
Abbott's BoobyPapasula abbottiExtirpated Endangered

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosusRare/Accidental
Madagascar Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vociferoidesRare/Accidental Critically endangered

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta

 
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

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostris
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Saunders's TernSternula saundersiRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Pink PigeonNesoenas mayeriEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Madagascar Turtle-DoveStreptopelia picturataIntroduced species
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisRare/Accidental
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
DodoRaphus cucullatusEndemic Extinct
Rodrigues SolitairePezophaps solitariaEndemic Extinct
Mauritius Blue-PigeonAlectroenas nitidissimusEndemic Extinct

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Mascarene SwiftletAerodramus francicusNear-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Mauritius KestrelFalco punctatusEndemic Endangered
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Lesser Vasa-ParrotMascarinus nigerIntroduced species
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
Echo ParakeetPsittacula eques
Newton's ParrotPsittacula exsulEndemic Extinct
Gray-headed LovebirdAgapornis canusExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Mauritius CuckooshrikeLalage typicaEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Mascarene Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone bourbonnensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Mascarene MartinPhedina borbonica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusIntroduced species
Mauritius BulbulHypsipetes olivaceusEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Rodrigues WarblerAcrocephalus rodericanusEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Mauritius White-eyeZosterops chloronothosEndemic Critically endangered
Mauritius Gray White-eyeZosterops mauritianusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Rodrigues StarlingNecropsar rodericanusEndemic Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusIntroduced species
Red FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species
Mauritius FodyFoudia rubraEndemic Endangered
Rodrigues FodyFoudia flavicansEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaExtirpated
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species

 

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