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This checklist includes all bird species found in Snares Island , 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: Snares Island [map]
Number of species: 117
Number of globally threatened species: 16
Number of introduced species: 7
Date last reviewed: 2016-02-28
See also: http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesRare/Accidental
Maned DuckChenonetta jubataRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Australian ShovelerAnas rhynchotisRare/Accidental
Gray TealAnas gracilisRare/Accidental
White-eyed DuckAythya australisRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Hoary-headed GrebePoliocephalus poliocephalusRare/Accidental

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicusRare/Accidental
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Yellow-eyed PenguinMegadyptes antipodesRare/Accidental Endangered
Little PenguinEudyptula minorRare/Accidental
Fiordland PenguinEudyptes pachyrhynchusVulnerable
Erect-crested PenguinEudyptes sclateriEndangered
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Royal PenguinEudyptes schlegeliRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Southern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Snares PenguinEudyptes robustusEndemic (country/region) 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 eremitaVulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoidesRare/Accidental
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessoniiRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
Blue PetrelHalobaena caeruleaRare/Accidental
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittata
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salviniRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Fulmar PrionPachyptila crassirostris
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaVulnerable
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Hutton's ShearwaterPuffinus huttoniRare/Accidental Endangered
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gaviaRare/Accidental
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereisRare/Accidental
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serratorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucosRare/Accidental
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Spotted ShagPhalacrocorax punctatusRare/Accidental
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostrisRare/Accidental
Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax variusRare/Accidental
Auckland Islands ShagPhalacrocorax colensoiRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great EgretArdea alba
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximansRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

South Island OystercatcherHaematopus finschiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Masked LapwingVanellus milesRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Snares Island SnipeCoenocorypha huegeliEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Subantarctic SnipeCoenocorypha aucklandicaNear-threatened
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickiiRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-billed GullChroicocephalus bulleriRare/Accidental Endangered
Red-billed GullChroicocephalus scopulinusEndemic (country/region)
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Black-fronted TernChlidonias albostriatusRare/Accidental Endangered
White-fronted TernSterna striataRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Antarctic TernSterna vittata

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensisRare/Accidental
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidusRare/Accidental
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiaeRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Red-crowned ParakeetCyanoramphus novaezelandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

TuiProsthemadera novaeseelandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Gray GerygoneGerygone igataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

New Zealand FantailRhipidura fuliginosaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

TomtitPetroica macrocephalaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxenaRare/Accidental
Fairy MartinPetrochelidon arielRare/Accidental
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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

DunnockPrunella modularisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Australasian PipitAnthus novaeseelandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsIntroduced species
European GreenfinchChloris chlorisRare/Accidental
Common RedpollAcanthis flammeaIntroduced species
Lesser RedpollAcanthis cabaretIntroduced species
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 

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