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Tuamotu Islands

This checklist includes all bird species found in Tuamotu 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 .

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Country or region: Tuamotu Islands
Description: includes Manihi Atoll, Rangiroa, Tikehau Atoll
Number of species: 58
Number of endemics: 11
Number of globally threatened species: 10
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 3

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaNear-threatened
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaEndangered
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
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

Tahiti RailGallirallus pacificusEndemic Extinct
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Tuamotu SandpiperProsobonia cancellataEndemic Endangered
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
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
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba 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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Chattering KingfisherTodiramphus tutus
Tuamotu KingfisherTodiramphus gambieriEndemic Critically endangered

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Blue LorikeetVini peruvianaEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Iphis MonarchPomarea iphisEndemic
Marquesas MonarchPomarea mendozaeEndemic
Fatuhiva MonarchPomarea whitneyiEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Tuamotu Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus atyphusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Silver-eyeZosterops lateralisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red-browed FiretailNeochmia temporalisIntroduced species

 

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