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Gambier Islands

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Gambier 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, version 2015. 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: Gambier Islands [map]
Description: includes Mangareva, Minerva Sea Mount, Motu Teiku, Manui Islet, and Kamaka
Number of species: 47
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 7
Number of introduced species: 3

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldica
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaNear-threatened
Henderson PetrelPterodroma atrataEndangered
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaEndangered
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallaria
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Tuamotu SandpiperProsobonia parvirostrisEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Polynesian Ground-DoveGallicolumba erythropteraEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered
Atoll Fruit-DovePtilinopus coralensisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Mangareva KingfisherTodiramphus gambieriEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Tuamotu Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus atyphus
Mangareva Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus astrolabiiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 

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