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Bismarck

This checklist includes all bird species found in Bismarck , 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: Bismarck
Description: Includes Admirality Islands, New Britain and New Ireland
Number of species: 370
Number of endemics: 56
Number of globally threatened species: 22
Number of introduced species: 2

 
CASUARIIFORMES: Casuariidae

Dwarf CassowaryCasuarius bennettiNear-threatened

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Spotted Whistling-DuckDendrocygna guttata
Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuata
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Sunda TealAnas gibberifronsVulnerable
Gray TealAnas gracilisRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Dusky ScrubfowlMegapodius freycinet
Melanesian ScrubfowlMegapodius eremita
Orange-footed ScrubfowlMegapodius reinwardt

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailCoturnix chinensis
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Beck's PetrelPseudobulweria beckiCritically endangered
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Heinroth's ShearwaterPuffinus heinrothiVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallaria
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeVulnerable

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
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

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterNear-threatened
Australasian DarterAnhinga novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmus
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermediaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Pied HeronEgretta picata
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Straw-necked IbisThreskiornis spinicollisRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black Honey-buzzardHenicopernis infuscatusEndemic Vulnerable
Pacific BazaAviceda subcristata
Gurney's EagleAquila gurneyiNear-threatened
Variable GoshawkAccipiter hiogaster
Gray GoshawkAccipiter novaehollandiae
Pied GoshawkAccipiter albogularis
Slaty-mantled GoshawkAccipiter luteoschistaceusEndemic Vulnerable
New Britain GoshawkAccipiter princepsEndemic Vulnerable
New Britain SparrowhawkAccipiter brachyurusEndemic Vulnerable
Meyer's GoshawkAccipiter meyerianus
Doria's GoshawkMegatriorchis doriaeNear-threatened
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Whistling KiteHaliastur sphenurus
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-necked CrakeRallina tricolor
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
New Britain RailGallirallus insignisEndemic Near-threatened
Lewin's RailLewinia pectoralis
Bare-eyed RailGymnocrex plumbeiventris
Rufous-tailed Bush-henAmaurornis moluccana
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Dusky MoorhenGallinula tenebrosa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinaceaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Little CurlewNumenius minutus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickii
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenuraRare/Accidental
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Red-backed ButtonquailTurnix maculosus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Australian PratincoleStiltia isabellaRare/Accidental
Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostris
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Yellow-legged PigeonColumba pallidicepsVulnerable
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisRare/Accidental
Slender-billed Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia amboinensis
Black-billed Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia nigrirostris
Mackinlay's Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia mackinlayi
Great Cuckoo-DoveReinwardtoena reinwardti
Pied Cuckoo-DoveReinwardtoena browniEndemic Near-threatened
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Stephan's DoveChalcophaps stephani
New Britain BronzewingHenicophaps foersteriEndemic Vulnerable
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
White-bibbed Ground-DoveGallicolumba jobiensis
Bronze Ground-DoveGallicolumba beccarii
Wompoo Fruit-DovePtilinopus magnificus
Superb Fruit-DovePtilinopus superbus
Coroneted Fruit-DovePtilinopus coronulatus
Beautiful Fruit-DovePtilinopus pulchellus
White-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus rivoli
Yellow-bibbed Fruit-DovePtilinopus solomonensis
Claret-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus viridis
Orange-bellied Fruit-DovePtilinopus iozonus
Knob-billed Fruit-DovePtilinopus insolitusEndemic
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica
Red-knobbed Imperial-PigeonDucula rubriceraNear-threatened
Purple-tailed Imperial-PigeonDucula rufigaster
Finsch's Imperial-PigeonDucula finschiiEndemic Near-threatened
Island Imperial-PigeonDucula pistrinaria
Pinon Imperial-PigeonDucula pinon
Bismarck Imperial-PigeonDucula melanochroaEndemic
Zoe Imperial-PigeonDucula zoeae
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor
Torresian Imperial-PigeonDucula spilorrhoa
Papuan Mountain-PigeonGymnophaps albertisii

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Australian KoelEudynamys cyanocephalus
Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensisRare/Accidental
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Violaceous CoucalCentropus violaceusEndemic Near-threatened
Pied CoucalCentropus ateralbusEndemic
Lesser Black CoucalCentropus bernsteini

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Australian Masked-OwlTyto novaehollandiae
Golden Masked-OwlTyto aurantiaEndemic Vulnerable
Manus Masked-OwlTyto manusiEndemic
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Rufous OwlNinox rufa
Barking OwlNinox connivens
Manus BoobookNinox meekiEndemic
Bismarck BoobookNinox variegataEndemic
New Britain BoobookNinox odiosaEndemic Vulnerable

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutus
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Mountain SwiftletAerodramus hirundinaceus
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Bare-legged SwiftletAerodramus nuditarsus
Mayr's SwiftletAerodramus orientalisData deficient
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis

 
APODIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Moustached TreeswiftHemiprocne mystacea

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Azure KingfisherCeyx azureus
Bismarck KingfisherCeyx websteriEndemic Vulnerable
Little KingfisherCeyx pusillus
Variable Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx lepidus
Forest KingfisherTodiramphus macleayii
New Britain KingfisherTodiramphus albonotatusEndemic Near-threatened
Micronesian KingfisherTodiramphus cinnamominus
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Beach KingfisherTodiramphus saurophagus
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
Common Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera galatea
Buff-breasted Paradise-KingfisherTanysiptera sylvia

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus
Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Blyth's HornbillAceros plicatus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Oriental HobbyFalco severus
Australian HobbyFalco longipennisRare/Accidental
Brown FalconFalco berigora
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galerita
Blue-eyed CockatooCacatua ophthalmicaEndemic Vulnerable

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Buff-faced Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta pusio
Red-breasted Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta bruijnii
Meek's Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta meekiEndemic
Finsch's Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta finschii
Eclectus ParrotEclectus roratus
Singing ParrotGeoffroyus heteroclitus
Red-chinned LorikeetCharmosyna rubrigularisEndemic
Red-flanked LorikeetCharmosyna placentis
Cardinal LoryChalcopsitta cardinalis
Purple-bellied LoryLorius hypoinochrousEndemic (country/region)
Black-capped LoryLorius lory
White-naped LoryLorius albidinuchaEndemic Near-threatened
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus
Papuan Hanging-ParrotLoriculus aurantiifrons
Green-fronted Hanging-ParrotLoriculus tenerEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

New Ireland PittaErythropitta extima
Tabar PittaErythropitta splendidaEndemic
New Britain PittaErythropitta gazellaeEndemic
Hooded PittaPitta sordida
Superb PittaPitta superbaEndemic Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Bismarck HoneyeaterVosea whitemanensisEndemic Near-threatened
Red-throated MyzomelaMyzomela eques
Ashy MyzomelaMyzomela cineraceaEndemic
Red MyzomelaMyzomela cruentata
Black MyzomelaMyzomela nigrita
New Ireland MyzomelaMyzomela pulchellaEndemic
Red-headed MyzomelaMyzomela erythrocephala
Scarlet-bibbed MyzomelaMyzomela sclateriEndemic
Ebony MyzomelaMyzomela pammelaenaEndemic
Yellow-vented MyzomelaMyzomela eichhorni
Black-bellied MyzomelaMyzomela erythromelasEndemic
Green-backed HoneyeaterGlycichaera fallax
White-naped FriarbirdPhilemon albitorquesEndemic
New Britain FriarbirdPhilemon cockerelliEndemic
New Ireland FriarbirdPhilemon eichhorniEndemic
Long-bearded MelidectesMelidectes princepsVulnerable
Rufous-backed HoneyeaterPtiloprora guiseiEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Pale-billed ScrubwrenSericornis spilodera
Fairy GerygoneGerygone palpebrosa
Large-billed GerygoneGerygone magnirostris
Brown-breasted GerygoneGerygone ruficollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Bismarck WoodswallowArtamus insignisEndemic
Black-faced WoodswallowArtamus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cracticidae

Hooded ButcherbirdCracticus cassicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Barred CuckooshrikeCoracina lineata
Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
White-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina papuensis
Manus CuckooshrikeCoracina ingensEndemic
Varied TrillerLalage leucomela
Mussau TrillerLalage conjunctaEndemic
Manus CicadabirdEdolisoma admiralitatisEndemic
Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis
Black-tailed WhistlerPachycephala melanura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Brown OrioleOriolus szalayi
Olive-backed OrioleOriolus sagittatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
Ribbon-tailed DrongoDicrurus megarhynchusEndemic Near-threatened
Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Northern FantailRhipidura rufiventris
Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys
Bismarck FantailRhipidura dahliEndemic
Mussau FantailRhipidura matthiaeEndemic Near-threatened
Manus FantailRhipidura semirubraEndemic Vulnerable
Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Golden MonarchCarterornis chrysomela
Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
Manus MonarchSymposiachrus infelixEndemic Near-threatened
White-breasted MonarchSymposiachrus menckeiEndemic Near-threatened
Black-tailed MonarchSymposiachrus verticalisEndemic
Spot-winged MonarchSymposiachrus guttula
Leaden FlycatcherMyiagra rubecula
Satin FlycatcherMyiagra cyanoleuca
Shining FlycatcherMyiagra alecto
Dull FlycatcherMyiagra hebetiorEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Torresian CrowCorvus orru
Bismarck CrowCorvus insularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paradisaeidae

King-of-Saxony Bird-of-ParadisePteridophora alberti
Black SicklebillEpimachus fastosusVulnerable
Short-tailed ParadigallaParadigalla brevicauda

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Torrent FlycatcherMonachella muelleriana
Pacific RobinPetroica multicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Striated SwallowCecropis striolata
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealisRare/Accidental
Mountain WarblerPhylloscopus trivirgatus
Island Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Clamorous Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus
Australian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Tawny GrassbirdMegalurus timoriensis
Gray's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella fasciolata
Bismarck ThicketbirdMegalurulus grosvenoriEndemic Vulnerable
Guadalcanal ThicketbirdMegalurulus whitneyiNear-threatened
Rusty ThicketbirdMegalurulus rubiginosusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Black-crowned White-eyeZosterops atrifrons
White-throated White-eyeZosterops meekiEndemic (country/region) Data deficient
Black-headed White-eyeZosterops hypoxanthusEndemic
Louisiade White-eyeZosterops griseotinctusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Pied BushchatSaxicola caprata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Scaly ThrushZoothera dauma
New Britain ThrushZoothera talaseaeEndemic
Russet-tailed ThrushZoothera heinei
Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica
Yellow-eyed StarlingAplonis mystaceaNear-threatened
Singing StarlingAplonis cantoroides
Atoll StarlingAplonis feadensisNear-threatened
Yellow-faced MynaMino dumontii
Long-tailed MynaMino kreffti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Olive-crowned FlowerpeckerDicaeum pectorale
Red-capped FlowerpeckerDicaeum geelvinkianum
Red-banded FlowerpeckerDicaeum eximiumEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Black SunbirdLeptocoma sericea
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensis
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Streak-headed MuniaLonchura tristissima
Hooded MuniaLonchura spectabilis
Mottled MuniaLonchura hunsteiniEndemic
New Ireland MuniaLonchura forbesiEndemic
New Hanover MuniaLonchura nigerrimaEndemic
Chestnut-breasted MuniaLonchura castaneothorax
Bismarck MuniaLonchura melaena

 

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