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Loyalty Isl.

This checklist includes all bird species found in Loyalty Isl. , 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: Loyalty Isl.
Number of species: 140
Number of endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2006-04-25

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophoraRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulansRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldica
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriVulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castroRare/Accidental

 
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
Australasian GannetMorus serrator

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostrisRare/Accidental
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusEndangered
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusillaRare/Accidental
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Gray NoddyProcelsterna albivitta
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Fairy TernSternula nereisVulnerable
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Red-bellied Fruit-DovePtilinopus greyi
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Australasian Grass-OwlTyto longimembris
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Aegothelidae

New Caledonian Owlet-NightjarAegotheles savesiEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered (possibly extinct)

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Australian KestrelFalco cenchroidesRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Horned ParakeetEunymphicus cornutus
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
Barred HoneyeaterGliciphila undulata
Dark-brown HoneyeaterLichmera incana
New Caledonian FriarbirdPhilemon diemenensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Fan-tailed GerygoneGerygone flavolateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

South Melanesian CuckooshrikeCoracina caledonica
Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosaRare/Accidental
Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopyga
White-rumped TrillerLalage leucopygialis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

New Caledonian WhistlerPachycephala caledonica
Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis
Rufous WhistlerPachycephala rufiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Streaked FantailRhipidura verreauxi
Gray FantailRhipidura albiscapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Melanesian FlycatcherMyiagra caledonica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

New Caledonian CrowCorvus moneduloidesEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricansRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Large Lifou White-eyeZosterops inornatusEndemic
Green-backed White-eyeZosterops xanthochroaEndemic (country/region)
Small Lifou White-eyeZosterops minutusEndemic
Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Striated StarlingAplonis striataEndemic
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Red-throated ParrotfinchErythrura psittaceaEndemic (country/region)

 

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