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Chatham Isl.

This checklist includes all bird species found in Chatham 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 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: Chatham Isl.
Number of species: 143
Number of endemics: 13
Number of breeding endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 26
Number of extinct species: 4
Number of introduced species: 17
Date last reviewed: 2012-01-20

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Graylag GooseAnser anserIntroduced species
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Black SwanCygnus atratusIntroduced species
Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesRare/Accidental
Paradise ShelduckTadorna variegataRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Australian ShovelerAnas rhynchotis
Brown TealAnas chlorotisExtirpated Endangered
Auckland Islands MerganserMergus australisEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Yellow-eyed PenguinMegadyptes antipodesRare/Accidental Endangered
Little PenguinEudyptula minor
Erect-crested PenguinEudyptes sclateriRare/Accidental Endangered
Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Tristan PenguinEudyptes moseleyiRare/Accidental Endangered
Snares PenguinEudyptes robustusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchosRare/Accidental
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaVulnerable
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriNear-threatened
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniVulnerable
Chatham AlbatrossThalassarche eremitaBreeding endemic Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataNear-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Magenta PetrelPterodroma magentaeBreeding endemic Critically endangered
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Chatham PetrelPterodroma axillarisBreeding endemic Endangered
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittata
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Fulmar PrionPachyptila crassirostris
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravisRare/Accidental
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereis
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae

Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serratorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Chatham Islands ShagPhalacrocorax onslowiEndemic Critically endangered
Spotted ShagPhalacrocorax punctatusEndemic (country/region)
Pitt Island ShagPhalacrocorax featherstoniEndemic Endangered

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great EgretArdea alba
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

WekaGallirallus australisIntroduced species Vulnerable
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Chatham Islands RailGallirallus modestusEndemic Extinct
Dieffenbach's RailGallirallus dieffenbachiiEndemic Extinct
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

South Island OystercatcherHaematopus finschiRare/Accidental
Chatham OystercatcherHaematopus chathamensisEndemic Endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus
Shore PloverThinornis novaeseelandiaeEndemic Endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Forbes's SnipeCoenocorypha chathamicaEndemic
Chatham Islands SnipeCoenocorypha pusillaEndemic Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Red-billed GullChroicocephalus scopulinusEndemic (country/region)
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
White-fronted TernSterna striataEndemic (country/region)
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

New Zealand PigeonHemiphaga novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)
Chatham Island PigeonHemiphaga chathamensisEndemic

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensisEndemic (country/region)

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiae

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Strigopidae

New Zealand KakaNestor meridionalisExtirpated Endangered

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Red-fronted ParakeetCyanoramphus novaezelandiae
Chatham Islands ParakeetCyanoramphus forbesiEndemic Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

TuiProsthemadera novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)
New Zealand BellbirdAnthornis melanuraExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Gray GerygoneGerygone igataEndemic (country/region)
Chatham Island GerygoneGerygone albofrontataEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrysRare/Accidental
New Zealand FantailRhipidura fuliginosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

RookCorvus frugilegusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

TomtitPetroica macrocephalaEndemic (country/region)
New Zealand RobinPetroica australisEndemic (country/region)
Chatham RobinPetroica traversiEndemic Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Sky LarkAlauda arvensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricansRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Chatham Islands FernbirdMegalurus rufescensEndemic Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaIntroduced species
Song ThrushTurdus philomelosIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

DunnockPrunella modularisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Australasian PipitAnthus novaeseelandiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsIntroduced species
European GreenfinchChloris chlorisIntroduced species
Common RedpollAcanthis flammeaIntroduced species
Lesser RedpollAcanthis cabaretIntroduced species
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

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