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This checklist includes all bird species found in Chatham Islands , 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: Chatham Islands [map]
Number of species: 175
Number of globally threatened species: 31
Number of extinct species: 6
Number of introduced species: 13
Date last reviewed: 2016-02-28
See also: http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoniRare/Accidental
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 rhynchotisRare/Accidental
Brown TealAnas chlorotisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
New Zealand ScaupAythya novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)
Auckland Islands MerganserMergus australisEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicusRare/Accidental
Yellow-eyed PenguinMegadyptes antipodesRare/Accidental Endangered
Little PenguinEudyptula minor
Erect-crested PenguinEudyptes sclateriEndangered
Royal PenguinEudyptes schlegeliRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Southern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Moseley's Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes moseleyiRare/Accidental Endangered
Snares PenguinEudyptes robustusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchosRare/Accidental
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaRare/Accidental Endangered
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriNear-threatened
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniVulnerable
Chatham AlbatrossThalassarche eremitaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoidesRare/Accidental
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Gray-faced PetrelPterodroma gouldiRare/Accidental
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Magenta PetrelPterodroma magentaeEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessoniiRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Chatham PetrelPterodroma axillarisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Blue PetrelHalobaena caeruleaRare/Accidental
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittata
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salviniRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolataRare/Accidental
Fulmar PrionPachyptila crassirostris
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Parkinson's PetrelProcellaria parkinsoniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisRare/Accidental
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriVulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gaviaRare/Accidental
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix
South Georgia Diving-PetrelPelecanoides georgicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

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

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serratorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusEndangered
New Zealand BitternIxobrychus novaezelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Great EgretArdea alba
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacraRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regiaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

WekaGallirallus australisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Chatham Islands RailGallirallus modestusEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Dieffenbach's RailGallirallus dieffenbachiiEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusillaRare/Accidental
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensisRare/Accidental
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

South Island OystercatcherHaematopus finschiRare/Accidental
Chatham OystercatcherHaematopus chathamensisEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental
Shore PloverThinornis novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Endangered
WrybillAnarhynchus frontalisRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisRare/Accidental Endangered
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Forbes's SnipeCoenocorypha chathamicaEndemic (country/region)
Chatham Islands SnipeCoenocorypha pusillaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incanaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Red-billed GullChroicocephalus scopulinusEndemic (country/region)
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black-fronted TernChlidonias albostriatusRare/Accidental Endangered
White-fronted TernSterna striataEndemic (country/region)
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Antarctic TernSterna vittataRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaRare/Accidental
Chatham Island PigeonHemiphaga chathamensisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensisRare/Accidental
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiae

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Pacific SwiftApus pacificusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

New Zealand FalconFalco novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Strigopidae

New Zealand KakaNestor meridionalisExtirpated Endangered

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Red-crowned ParakeetCyanoramphus novaezelandiae
Chatham Islands ParakeetCyanoramphus forbesiEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

TuiProsthemadera novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)
Chatham Island BellbirdAnthornis melanocephalaEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrysRare/Accidental
New Zealand FantailRhipidura fuliginosaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

RookCorvus frugilegusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

TomtitPetroica macrocephalaEndemic (country/region)
Chatham RobinPetroica traversiEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricansRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Chatham Islands FernbirdMegalurus rufescensEndemic (country/region) 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 citrinellaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsIntroduced species
European GreenfinchChloris chlorisIntroduced species
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

References (partial list)

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