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This checklist includes all bird species found in Waikato , 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: Waikato [map]
Other names: Waikato
Number of species: 250
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 31
Number of extinct species: 7
Number of introduced species: 33
Date last reviewed: 2012-01-20

 
APTERYGIFORMES: Apterygidae

North Island Brown KiwiApteryx mantelliEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Little Spotted KiwiApteryx oweniiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoniRare/Accidental
Graylag GooseAnser anserIntroduced species
Canada GooseBranta canadensisIntroduced species
Cape Barren GooseCereopsis novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Mute SwanCygnus olorIntroduced species
Black SwanCygnus atratusIntroduced species
Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesRare/Accidental
Paradise ShelduckTadorna variegataEndemic (country/region)
Blue DuckHymenolaimus malacorhynchosEndemic (country/region) Endangered
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Australian ShovelerAnas rhynchotis
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
Gray TealAnas gracilis
Brown TealAnas chlorotisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
White-eyed DuckAythya australisRare/Accidental
New Zealand ScaupAythya novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species
Brown QuailSynoicus ypsilophorusIntroduced species
New Zealand QuailCoturnix novaezelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae
New Zealand GrebePoliocephalus rufopectusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusRare/Accidental

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Little PenguinEudyptula minor
Fiordland PenguinEudyptes pachyrhynchusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchosRare/Accidental
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaRare/Accidental Endangered
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Chatham AlbatrossThalassarche eremitaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoidesRare/Accidental
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Gray-faced PetrelPterodroma gouldi
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessoniiRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiVulnerable
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Stejneger's PetrelPterodroma longirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Pycroft's PetrelPterodroma pycroftiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Blue PetrelHalobaena caeruleaRare/Accidental
Fairy PrionPachyptila turturRare/Accidental
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salvini
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolataRare/Accidental
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheriRare/Accidental
Fulmar PrionPachyptila crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Parkinson's PetrelProcellaria parkinsoniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaBreeding endemic Vulnerable
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacificaRare/Accidental
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriVulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Hutton's ShearwaterPuffinus huttoniRare/Accidental Endangered
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilisRare/Accidental
Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrixRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereis
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
New Zealand Storm-PetrelFregetta maorianaEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental
Australasian GannetMorus serrator

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucos
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Spotted ShagPhalacrocorax punctatusEndemic (country/region)
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris
Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax varius

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Australasian DarterAnhinga novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusEndangered
New Zealand BitternIxobrychus novaezelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Pacific HeronArdea pacificaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermediaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
Australian IbisThreskiornis moluccusRare/Accidental
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

WekaGallirallus australisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
South Island TakahePorphyrio hochstetteriIntroduced species Endangered
North Island TakahePorphyrio mantelliEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus
Black-tailed Native-henTribonyx ventralisRare/Accidental
Eurasian CootFulica atra

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus
Black StiltHimantopus novaezelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

South Island OystercatcherHaematopus finschiEndemic (country/region)
Variable OystercatcherHaematopus unicolorEndemic (country/region)

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Red-breasted DotterelCharadrius obscurusEndemic (country/region)
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental
Shore PloverThinornis novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Black-fronted DotterelElseyornis melanops
WrybillAnarhynchus frontalisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Little CurlewNumenius minutusRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Endangered
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Western SandpiperCalidris mauriRare/Accidental
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
North Island SnipeCoenocorypha barrierensisEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickiiRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incanaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-billed GullChroicocephalus bulleriEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Red-billed GullChroicocephalus scopulinusEndemic (country/region)
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Blue-gray NoddyProcelsterna ceruleaRare/Accidental
White TernGygis albaRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifrons
Australian Fairy TernSternula nereisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Black-fronted TernChlidonias albostriatusRare/Accidental Endangered
White-fronted TernSterna striataEndemic (country/region)
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogriseaIntroduced species
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
New Zealand PigeonHemiphaga novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensisEndemic (country/region)
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiae
Laughing OwlSceloglaux albifaciesEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Laughing KookaburraDacelo novaeguineaeRare/Accidental
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Australian KestrelFalco cenchroidesRare/Accidental
New Zealand FalconFalco novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Strigopidae

New Zealand KakaNestor meridionalisEndemic (country/region) Endangered
KakapoStrigops habroptilaEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

GalahEolophus roseicapillaIntroduced species
Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galeritaIntroduced species

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
Red-crowned ParakeetCyanoramphus novaezelandiae
Yellow-crowned ParakeetCyanoramphus auricepsEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Eastern RosellaPlatycercus eximiusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthisittidae

RiflemanAcanthisitta chlorisEndemic (country/region)
Bush WrenXenicus longipesEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

TuiProsthemadera novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)
New Zealand BellbirdAnthornis melanuraEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Gray GerygoneGerygone igataEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mohouidae

WhiteheadMohoua albicillaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Callaeidae

North Island KokakoCallaeas wilsoniEndemic (country/region)
North Island SaddlebackPhilesturnus rufusaterEndemic (country/region)
HuiaHeteralocha acutirostrisEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Notiomystidae

StitchbirdNotiomystis cinctaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-browed WoodswallowArtamus superciliosusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cracticidae

Australian MagpieGymnorhina tibicenIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

PiopioTurnagra capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

New Zealand FantailRhipidura fuliginosaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

RookCorvus frugilegusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

TomtitPetroica macrocephalaEndemic (country/region)
New Zealand RobinPetroica australisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricansRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

FernbirdMegalurus punctatusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaIntroduced species
Song ThrushTurdus philomelosIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced 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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