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This checklist includes all bird species found in Stewart 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: Stewart Island [map]
Description: Includes Codfish Island
Number of species: 162
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 25
Number of extinct species: 5
Number of introduced species: 19
Date last reviewed: 2016-02-28

 
APTERYGIFORMES: Apterygidae

Southern Brown KiwiApteryx australisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Canada GooseBranta canadensisIntroduced species
Black SwanCygnus atratusIntroduced species
Paradise ShelduckTadorna variegataEndemic (country/region)
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Australian ShovelerAnas rhynchotisRare/Accidental
Gray TealAnas gracilis
Campbell Islands TealAnas nesiotisIntroduced species Endangered
Brown TealAnas chlorotisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
New Zealand ScaupAythya novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)
Auckland Islands MerganserMergus australisEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

New Zealand QuailCoturnix novaezelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicusRare/Accidental
Yellow-eyed PenguinMegadyptes antipodesEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Little PenguinEudyptula minor
Fiordland PenguinEudyptes pachyrhynchusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Erect-crested PenguinEudyptes sclateriRare/Accidental Endangered
Southern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Snares PenguinEudyptes robustusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaEndangered
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriNear-threatened
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniVulnerable
Chatham AlbatrossThalassarche eremitaEndemic (country/region) 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
Gray-faced PetrelPterodroma gouldi
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
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
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Hutton's ShearwaterPuffinus huttoniEndangered
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix
South Georgia Diving-PetrelPelecanoides georgicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereis
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental
Australasian GannetMorus serrator

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucos
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Spotted ShagPhalacrocorax punctatusEndemic (country/region)
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostrisRare/Accidental
Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax varius
Stewart Island ShagPhalacrocorax chalconotusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusEndangered
Great EgretArdea alba
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacraRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regiaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

WekaGallirallus australisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotusRare/Accidental
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Red-breasted DotterelCharadrius obscurusEndemic (country/region)
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisRare/Accidental Endangered
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
South Island SnipeCoenocorypha iredaleiEndemic Extinct
Snares Island SnipeCoenocorypha huegeliEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Subantarctic SnipeCoenocorypha aucklandicaNear-threatened
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
New Zealand PigeonHemiphaga novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Little OwlAthene noctuaRare/Accidental
Southern BoobookNinox novaeseelandiae
Laughing OwlSceloglaux albifaciesEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

New Zealand FalconFalco novaeseelandiaeRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Strigopidae

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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Red-crowned ParakeetCyanoramphus novaezelandiae
Yellow-crowned ParakeetCyanoramphus auricepsRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
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: Mohouidae

YellowheadMohoua ochrocephalaEndemic (country/region) Endangered
PipipiMohoua novaeseelandiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Callaeidae

South Island KokakoCallaeas cinereusEndemic (country/region)
South Island SaddlebackPhilesturnus carunculatusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Dusky WoodswallowArtamus cyanopterusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cracticidae

Australian MagpieGymnorhina tibicenRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

New Zealand FantailRhipidura fuliginosaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

RookCorvus frugilegusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxenaRare/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 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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