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Austral Islands

This checklist includes all bird species found in Austral 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 6th edition (updated 2014). 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: Austral Islands
Description: includes Mataura, Tubuai, Moerai, Rurutu, Raivavae, Rapa
Number of species: 38
Number of endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 5
Number of introduced species: 1
See also: http://www.iaora.com/

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaNear-threatened
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriVulnerable
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularis
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallaria
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximansExtirpated

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue-gray NoddyProcelsterna cerulea
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rapa Fruit-DovePtilinopus huttoniEndemic Vulnerable

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Kuhl's LorikeetVini kuhliiEndemic Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Rimitara Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus rimitaraeEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 

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