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Marquesas

This checklist includes all bird species found in Marquesas , 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: Marquesas
Description: includes Hakahau, Ua Pou, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva
Number of species: 65
Number of endemics: 13
Number of globally threatened species: 13
Number of extinct species: 3
Number of introduced species: 8
See also: http://www.iaora.com/

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldica
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaVulnerable
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaEndangered
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Pink-footed ShearwaterPuffinus creatopusVulnerable
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularisRare/Accidental
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilisRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
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
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue-gray NoddyProcelsterna cerulea
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatusRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
Marquesas Ground-DoveGallicolumba rubescensEndemic Vulnerable
White-capped Fruit-DovePtilinopus dupetithouarsiiEndemic
Red-moustached Fruit-DovePtilinopus mercieriiExtinct
Marquesas Imperial-PigeonDucula galeataEndemic Endangered

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Great Horned OwlBubo virginianusIntroduced species

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Marquesan SwiftletAerodramus ocistusEndemic

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Marquesas KingfisherTodiramphus godeffroyiEndemic Critically endangered

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Ultramarine LorikeetVini ultramarinaEndemic Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Eiao MonarchPomarea fluxaEndemic Extinct
Nuku Hiva MonarchPomarea nukuhivaeEndemic Extinct
Iphis MonarchPomarea iphisEndemic Vulnerable
Ua Pou MonarchPomarea miraEndemic Critically endangered
Marquesas MonarchPomarea mendozaeEndangered
Fatuhiva MonarchPomarea whitneyiEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Southern Marquesan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus mendanaeEndemic
Northern Marquesan Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus percernisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red-browed FiretailNeochmia temporalisIntroduced species
Chestnut-breasted MuniaLonchura castaneothoraxIntroduced species

 

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