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Tuamotu and Gambier Islands

This checklist includes all bird species found in Tuamotu and 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 Howard & Moore 3rd edition (corrigenda 8). 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: Tuamotu and Gambier Islands
Number of species: 61
Number of endemics: 10
Number of globally threatened species: 10
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 3
See also: http://www.iaora.com/

 
Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallus

 
Anatidae

Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental

 
Diomedeidae

Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophoraRare/Accidental
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrysRare/Accidental

 
Procellariidae

Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaNear-threatened
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
Henderson PetrelPterodroma atrataEndangered
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaEndangered
Grey PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
Kiritimati ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostrisRare/Accidental

 
Hydrobatidae

White-faced Storm PetrelPelagodroma marina
Polynesian Storm PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
Ardeidae

Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
Rallidae

Tahitian RailGallirallus pacificusEndemic Extinct
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis

 
Charadriidae

Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva

 
Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Grey-tailed TattlerHeteroscelus brevipes
Wandering TattlerHeteroscelus incanus
Tuamotu SandpiperAechmorhynchus parvirostrisEndemic
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental

 
Laridae

Greater Crested TernSterna bergii
Grey-backed TernSterna lunata
Sooty TernSterna fuscata
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue NoddyProcelsterna cerulea
White TernGygis alba

 
Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Polynesian Ground DoveGallicolumba erythropteraEndemic Critically endangered
Makatea Fruit DovePtilinopus chalcurusEndemic Vulnerable
Atoll Fruit DovePtilinopus coralensisEndemic Near-threatened
Red-moustached Fruit DovePtilinopus mercieriiExtinct
Pacific Imperial PigeonDucula pacifica
Polynesian Imperial PigeonDucula auroraeEndangered

 
Psittacidae

Blue LorikeetVini peruvianaEndemic Vulnerable

 
Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis

 
Alcedinidae

Chattering KingfisherTodiramphus tutus
Tuamotu KingfisherTodiramphus gambieriEndemic Critically endangered

 
Monarchidae

Marquesan MonarchPomarea mendozaeEndemic
Iphis MonarchPomarea iphisEndemic
Large MonarchPomarea whitneyiEndemic Critically endangered

 
Sylviidae

Long-billed Reed WarblerAcrocephalus caffer

 
Zosteropidae

Silver-eyeZosterops lateralisIntroduced species

 
Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
Estrildidae

Red-browed FinchNeochmia temporalisIntroduced species

 

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