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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
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Red JunglefowlGallus gallus


Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental


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


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


White-faced Storm PetrelPelagodroma marina
Polynesian Storm PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered


Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra


Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus


Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel


Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster


Tahitian RailGallirallus pacificusEndemic Extinct
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis


Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva


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


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


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


Blue LorikeetVini peruvianaEndemic Vulnerable


Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis


Chattering KingfisherTodiramphus tutus
Tuamotu KingfisherTodiramphus gambieriEndemic Critically endangered


Marquesan MonarchPomarea mendozaeEndemic
Iphis MonarchPomarea iphisEndemic
Large MonarchPomarea whitneyiEndemic Critically endangered


Long-billed Reed WarblerAcrocephalus caffer


Silver-eyeZosterops lateralisIntroduced species


Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species


Red-browed FinchNeochmia temporalisIntroduced species


References (partial list)

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