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New Britain

This checklist includes all bird species found in New Britain , 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: New Britain
Number of species: 251
Number of globally threatened species: 16
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2014-08-02
See also: http://www.birdsofmelanesia.net/png8html/newbritain.pdf

 
CASUARIIFORMES: Casuariidae

Dwarf CassowaryCasuarius bennettiIntroduced species Near-threatened

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Spotted Whistling-DuckDendrocygna guttata
Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuata
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Gray TealAnas gracilis
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Melanesian ScrubfowlMegapodius eremita

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailCoturnix chinensis

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallaria
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeVulnerable

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostrisRare/Accidental
Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Australasian DarterAnhinga novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Pied HeronEgretta picata
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black Honey-buzzardHenicopernis infuscatusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Pacific BazaAviceda subcristata
Variable GoshawkAccipiter hiogaster
Slaty-mantled GoshawkAccipiter luteoschistaceusVulnerable
New Britain GoshawkAccipiter princepsEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
New Britain SparrowhawkAccipiter brachyurusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Meyer's GoshawkAccipiter meyerianus
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Whistling KiteHaliastur sphenurus
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
New Britain RailGallirallus insignisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Rufous-tailed Bush-henAmaurornis moluccana
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Dusky MoorhenGallinula tenebrosaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinacea

 
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
Little CurlewNumenius minutus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnax
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickii
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura
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 parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensisRare/Accidental
Yellow-legged PigeonColumba pallidicepsVulnerable
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Slender-billed Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia amboinensis
Black-billed Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia nigrirostris
Mackinlay's Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia mackinlayiRare/Accidental
Pied Cuckoo-DoveReinwardtoena browniNear-threatened
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Stephan's DoveChalcophaps stephani
New Britain BronzewingHenicophaps foersteriVulnerable
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
White-bibbed Ground-DoveGallicolumba jobiensis
Bronze Ground-DoveGallicolumba beccarii
Superb Fruit-DovePtilinopus superbus
White-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus rivoli
Yellow-bibbed Fruit-DovePtilinopus solomonensis
Knob-billed Fruit-DovePtilinopus insolitus
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica
Red-knobbed Imperial-PigeonDucula rubriceraNear-threatened
Finsch's Imperial-PigeonDucula finschiiNear-threatened
Island Imperial-PigeonDucula pistrinaria
Bismarck Imperial-PigeonDucula melanochroa
Torresian Imperial-PigeonDucula spilorrhoa
Papuan Mountain-PigeonGymnophaps albertisii

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Violaceous CoucalCentropus violaceusNear-threatened
Pied CoucalCentropus ateralbus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Golden Masked-OwlTyto aurantiaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Bismarck BoobookNinox variegataEndemic (country/region)
New Britain BoobookNinox odiosaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Mayr's SwiftletAerodramus orientalisIntroduced species Data deficient
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis

 
APODIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Moustached TreeswiftHemiprocne mystacea

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Bismarck KingfisherCeyx websteriEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Little KingfisherCeyx pusillus
Variable Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx lepidus
Forest KingfisherTodiramphus macleayii
New Britain KingfisherTodiramphus albonotatusNear-threatened
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Beach KingfisherTodiramphus saurophagus
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
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 severusRare/Accidental
Australian HobbyFalco longipennisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galerita
Blue-eyed CockatooCacatua ophthalmicaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Buff-faced Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta pusio
Red-breasted Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta bruijnii
Eclectus ParrotEclectus roratus
Singing ParrotGeoffroyus heteroclitus
Red-chinned LorikeetCharmosyna rubrigularis
Red-flanked LorikeetCharmosyna placentis
Purple-bellied LoryLorius hypoinochrous
Black-capped LoryLorius lory
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus
Green-fronted Hanging-ParrotLoriculus tenerNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

New Britain PittaErythropitta gazellae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Bismarck HoneyeaterVosea whitemanensisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Ashy MyzomelaMyzomela cineraceaEndemic (country/region)
Red MyzomelaMyzomela cruentata
Black MyzomelaMyzomela nigrita
Scarlet-bibbed MyzomelaMyzomela sclateriEndemic (country/region)
Ebony MyzomelaMyzomela pammelaena
Black-bellied MyzomelaMyzomela erythromelasEndemic (country/region)
New Britain FriarbirdPhilemon cockerelliEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Bismarck WoodswallowArtamus insignisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Barred CuckooshrikeCoracina lineata
Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
White-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina papuensis
Varied TrillerLalage leucomela
Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis
Black-tailed WhistlerPachycephala melanuraRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Olive-backed OrioleOriolus sagittatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Northern FantailRhipidura rufiventris
Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys
Bismarck FantailRhipidura dahliEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
Black-tailed MonarchSymposiachrus verticalisEndemic (country/region)
Leaden FlycatcherMyiagra rubeculaRare/Accidental
Satin FlycatcherMyiagra cyanoleuca
Shining FlycatcherMyiagra alecto
Dull FlycatcherMyiagra hebetiorEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Torresian CrowCorvus orru
Bismarck CrowCorvus insularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Torrent FlycatcherMonachella muelleriana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricansRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

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 (country/region) Vulnerable
Rusty ThicketbirdMegalurulus rubiginosusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Black-crowned White-eyeZosterops atrifrons
Black-headed White-eyeZosterops hypoxanthusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Pied BushchatSaxicola caprata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica
Singing StarlingAplonis cantoroides
Atoll StarlingAplonis feadensisNear-threatened
Long-tailed MynaMino kreffti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Red-banded FlowerpeckerDicaeum eximium

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Black SunbirdLeptocoma sericea
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Hooded MuniaLonchura spectabilisEndemic (country/region)
Bismarck MuniaLonchura melaenaEndemic (country/region)

 

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