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Canterbury

This checklist includes all bird species found in Canterbury , 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: Canterbury
Number of species: 221
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 36
Number of extinct species: 5
Number of introduced species: 30
Date last reviewed: 2012-01-20

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Apterygidae

Great Spotted KiwiApteryx haastiiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

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)
Maned DuckChenonetta jubataRare/Accidental
Blue DuckHymenolaimus malacorhynchosEndemic (country/region) Endangered
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Australian ShovelerAnas rhynchotis
Gray TealAnas gracilis
Chestnut TealAnas castaneaRare/Accidental
Brown TealAnas chlorotisEndangered
White-eyed DuckAythya australisRare/Accidental
New Zealand ScaupAythya novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)
Auckland Islands MerganserMergus australisEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

ChukarAlectoris chukarIntroduced species
New Zealand QuailCoturnix novaezelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae
Hoary-headed GrebePoliocephalus poliocephalusRare/Accidental
New Zealand GrebePoliocephalus rufopectusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticusRare/Accidental
Yellow-eyed PenguinMegadyptes antipodesEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Little PenguinEudyptula minor
Fiordland PenguinEudyptes pachyrhynchusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Erect-crested PenguinEudyptes sclateriRare/Accidental Endangered
Snares PenguinEudyptes robustusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaVulnerable
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriNear-threatened
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniVulnerable
Chatham AlbatrossThalassarche eremitaVulnerable
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
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
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
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salvini
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Fulmar PrionPachyptila crassirostris
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Parkinson's PetrelProcellaria parkinsoniEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Hutton's ShearwaterPuffinus huttoniEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae

Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serrator

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax varius
Rough-faced ShagPhalacrocorax carunculatusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Bronze ShagPhalacrocorax chalconotusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Bounty Islands ShagPhalacrocorax ranfurlyiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Spotted ShagPhalacrocorax punctatusEndemic (country/region)
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Australasian DarterAnhinga novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusEndangered
New Zealand BitternIxobrychus novaezelandiae
Pacific HeronArdea pacificaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

WekaGallirallus australisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
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

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Red-breasted DotterelCharadrius obscurusEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus
Black-fronted DotterelElseyornis melanops
WrybillAnarhynchus frontalisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Australian Painted-SnipeRostratula australisRare/Accidental Endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Wandering TattlerTringa incanaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Little CurlewNumenius minutusRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickiiRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
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
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Black-fronted TernChlidonias albostriatusEndemic (country/region) Endangered
White-fronted TernSterna striataEndemic (country/region)
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Antarctic TernSterna vittata
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Little OwlAthene noctuaIntroduced species
Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiae
Laughing OwlSceloglaux albifaciesEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Strigopidae

KeaNestor notabilisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
New Zealand KakaNestor meridionalisEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galeritaIntroduced species

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Red-fronted ParakeetCyanoramphus novaezelandiaeRare/Accidental
Yellow-fronted ParakeetCyanoramphus auricepsEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Malherbe's ParakeetCyanoramphus malherbiEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered
Eastern RosellaPlatycercus eximius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthisittidae

RiflemanAcanthisitta chlorisEndemic (country/region)
Bush WrenXenicus longipesEndemic (country/region) Extinct
South Island WrenXenicus gilviventrisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Gray GerygoneGerygone igataEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Callaeidae

KokakoCallaeas cinereusEndemic (country/region) Endangered
HuiaHeteralocha acutirostrisEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-browed WoodswallowArtamus superciliosusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cracticidae

Australasian MagpieGymnorhina tibicenIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

YellowheadMohoua ochrocephalaEndemic (country/region) Endangered
PipipiMohoua novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

PiopioTurnagra capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

New Zealand FantailRhipidura fuliginosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

RookCorvus frugilegus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Sky LarkAlauda arvensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricansRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Australian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus australisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

FernbirdMegalurus punctatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaIntroduced species
Song ThrushTurdus philomelosIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

DunnockPrunella modularisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Australasian PipitAnthus novaeseelandiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaIntroduced species
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlusIntroduced 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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