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This checklist includes all bird species found in Maldives , 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 2016. 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: Maldives [map]
Number of species: 181
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2017-02-26
See also: http://orientalbirdclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Ash-Maldives.pdf

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Lesser Whistling-DuckDendrocygna javanicaRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesNear-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental
Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma monorhisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castroRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellarisRare/Accidental
Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensisRare/Accidental
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermediaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularisRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Indian Pond-HeronArdeola grayii
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleusRare/Accidental
Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indusRare/Accidental
Common BuzzardButeo buteoRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusRare/Accidental
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megalaRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaRare/Accidental
Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Brown-headed GullChroicocephalus brunnicephalusRare/Accidental
White-eyed GullIchthyaetus leucophthalmusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Sooty GullIchthyaetus hemprichiiRare/Accidental
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostris
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Saunders's TernSternula saundersi
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
White-cheeked TernSterna repressaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turturRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Oriental Turtle-DoveStreptopelia orientalis
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Gray-bellied CuckooCacomantis passerinusRare/Accidental
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Indian SwiftletAerodramus unicolorRare/Accidental
Himalayan SwiftletAerodramus brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Common SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidusRare/Accidental
Blyth's SwiftApus leuconyxRare/Accidental
Little SwiftApus affinis

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinusRare/Accidental
European Bee-eaterMerops apiasterRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Indian RollerCoracias benghalensisRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Ashy WoodswallowArtamus fuscusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Large CuckooshrikeCoracina maceiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinusRare/Accidental
Brown ShrikeLanius cristatusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schachRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Pale Sand MartinRiparia dilutaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRare/Accidental
Streak-throated SwallowPetrochelidon fluvicolaRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Indian RobinCopsychus fulicatusRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Forest WagtailDendronanthus indicusRare/Accidental
Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaRare/Accidental
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
Tree PipitAnthus trivialisRare/Accidental
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

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