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Lifu

This checklist includes all bird species found in Lifu , 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: Lifu
Number of species: 86
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2014-08-02
See also: http://www.birdsofmelanesia.net/newcaledonia8/lifou.pdf

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldica
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castroRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Fairy TernSternula nereisVulnerable
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatranaRare/Accidental
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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

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

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 flavolateralisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

South Melanesian CuckooshrikeCoracina caledonicaEndemic (country/region)
Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopyga

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

New Caledonian WhistlerPachycephala caledonica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Streaked FantailRhipidura verreauxi
Gray FantailRhipidura albiscapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Melanesian FlycatcherMyiagra caledonicaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

New Caledonian CrowCorvus moneduloidesEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxenaRare/Accidental
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Striated StarlingAplonis striataEndemic (country/region)
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Red-throated ParrotfinchErythrura psittacea

 

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