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Palawan

This checklist includes all bird species found in Palawan , 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 2013). 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: Palawan
Number of species: 274
Number of endemics: 20
Number of globally threatened species: 13
Number of introduced species: 1

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuata
Philippine DuckAnas luzonicaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
GarganeyAnas querquedula

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Tabon ScrubfowlMegapodius cumingii

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailCoturnix chinensis
Red JunglefowlGallus gallus
Palawan Peacock-PheasantPolyplectron napoleonisEndemic Vulnerable

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Christmas Island FrigatebirdFregata andrewsiCritically endangered
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmus
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Chinese EgretEgretta eulophotesVulnerable
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Striated HeronButorides striata
Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Japanese Night-HeronGorsachius goisagiEndangered
Malayan Night-HeronGorsachius melanolophus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
Barred Honey-buzzardPernis celebensis
Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Jerdon's BazaAviceda jerdoni
Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
Philippine Serpent-EagleSpilornis holospilusEndemic (country/region)
Changeable Hawk-EagleNisaetus limnaeetus
Pinsker's Hawk-EagleNisaetus pinskeriEndemic (country/region)
Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kienerii
Eastern Marsh-HarrierCircus spilonotus
Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucos
Crested GoshawkAccipiter trivirgatus
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster
Gray-headed Fish-EagleIchthyophaga ichthyaetusNear-threatened

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciata
Slaty-breasted RailGallirallus striatus
Plain Bush-henAmaurornis olivaceaEndemic (country/region)
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
Ruddy-breasted CrakePorzana fusca
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Malaysian PloverCharadrius peroniiNear-threatened
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Philippine Collared-DoveStreptopelia dusumieri
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Philippine Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia tenuirostris
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
White-eared DovePhapitreron leucotisEndemic (country/region)
Pink-necked PigeonTreron vernans
Philippine Green-PigeonTreron axillaris
Thick-billed PigeonTreron curvirostra
Yellow-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus occipitalisEndemic (country/region)
Black-chinned Fruit-DovePtilinopus leclancheri
Black-naped Fruit-DovePtilinopus melanospilus
Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aenea
Gray Imperial-PigeonDucula pickeringiiVulnerable
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Chestnut-winged CuckooClamator coromandus
Large Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx sparverioides
Hodgson's Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx nisicolor
Philippine Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx pectoralisEndemic (country/region)
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Banded Bay CuckooCacomantis sonneratii
Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Violet CuckooChrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Square-tailed Drongo-CuckooSurniculus lugubris
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Chestnut-breasted MalkohaPhaenicophaeus curvirostris
Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Australasian Grass-OwlTyto longimembris

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Palawan Scops-OwlOtus fuliginosusEndemic Near-threatened
Mantanani Scops-OwlOtus mantananensisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Spotted Wood-OwlStrix seloputo
Brown BoobookNinox scutulata

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae

Javan FrogmouthBatrachostomus javensis
Sunda FrogmouthBatrachostomus cornutus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Gray NightjarCaprimulgus indicus
Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus
Philippine NightjarCaprimulgus manillensisEndemic (country/region)

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Brown-backed NeedletailHirundapus giganteus
Pygmy SwiftletCollocalia troglodytesEndemic (country/region)
Philippine SwiftletAerodramus mearnsiEndemic (country/region)
Palawan SwiftletAerodramus palawanensisEndemic
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
Black-nest SwiftletAerodramus maximus
White-nest SwiftletAerodramus fuciphagus
Germain's SwiftletAerodramus germani
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus
Asian Palm-SwiftCypsiurus balasiensis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Blue-eared KingfisherAlcedo meninting
Black-backed Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx erithaca
Rufous-backed Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx rufidorsa
Stork-billed KingfisherPelargopsis capensis
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda
Brown-breasted KingfisherHalcyon gularisEndemic (country/region)
Black-capped KingfisherHalcyon pileata
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rufous-crowned Bee-eaterMerops americanusEndemic (country/region)
Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Palawan HornbillAnthracoceros marcheiEndemic Vulnerable

 
PICIFORMES: Megalaimidae

Coppersmith BarbetMegalaima haemacephala

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

White-bellied WoodpeckerDryocopus javensis
Spot-throated FlamebackDinopium everettiEndemic (country/region)
Red-headed FlamebackChrysocolaptes erythrocephalus
Great Slaty WoodpeckerMulleripicus pulverulentusVulnerable

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Oriental HobbyFalco severus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Philippine CockatooCacatua haematuropygiaEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Blue-headed Racquet-tailPrioniturus platenaeEndemic Vulnerable
Blue-naped ParrotTanygnathus lucionensisNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Hooded PittaPitta sordida
Red-bellied PittaPitta erythrogaster

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Golden-bellied GerygoneGerygone sulphurea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithinidae

Common IoraAegithina tiphia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Fiery MinivetPericrocotus igneusNear-threatened
Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatus
Bar-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina striata
Pied TrillerLalage nigra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Mangrove WhistlerPachycephala cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Tiger ShrikeLanius tigrinusRare/Accidental
Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus
Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Dark-throated OrioleOriolus xanthonotusNear-threatened
Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus
Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Philippine Pied-FantailRhipidura nigritorquisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea
Japanese Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone atrocaudataNear-threatened
Blue Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone cyanescensEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Slender-billed CrowCorvus enca
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Striated SwallowCecropis striolata
Asian House-MartinDelichon dasypus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Gray-headed Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensis
Citrine Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa helianthea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Palawan TitPeriparus amabilisEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Velvet-fronted NuthatchSitta frontalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Black-headed BulbulPycnonotus atriceps
Yellow-vented BulbulPycnonotus goiavier
Ashy-fronted BulbulPycnonotus cinereifronsEndemic
Gray-throated BulbulAlophoixus fraterEndemic
Sulphur-bellied BulbulIole palawanensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Mountain TailorbirdPhyllergates cucullatus
Sunda Bush-WarblerHorornis vulcanius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis
Mountain WarblerPhylloscopus trivirgatus
Philippine Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus olivaceus
Yellow-breasted WarblerSeicercus montis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Striated GrassbirdMegalurus palustris
Gray's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella fasciolata
Middendorff's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella ochotensis
Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis
Rufous-tailed TailorbirdOrthotomus sericeus
Gray-backed TailorbirdOrthotomus derbianusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Palawan Striped-BabblerZosterornis hypogrammicusEndemic Near-threatened
Yellowish White-eyeZosterops nigrorumEndemic (country/region)
Mountain White-eyeZosterops montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Timaliidae

Pin-striped Tit-BabblerMixornis gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Palawan BabblerMalacopteron palawanenseEndemic Near-threatened
Ashy-headed BabblerPellorneum cinereicepsEndemic
Falcated Wren-BabblerPtilocichla falcataEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Irenidae

Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puella

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa latirostris
Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Ferruginous FlycatcherMuscicapa ferruginea
Philippine Magpie-RobinCopsychus mindanensis
White-browed ShamaCopsychus luzoniensis
White-vented ShamaCopsychus nigerEndemic
Palawan Blue-FlycatcherCyornis lemprieriEndemic Near-threatened
Mangrove Blue-FlycatcherCyornis rufigastra
Blue-and-white FlycatcherCyanoptila cyanomelana
White-browed ShortwingBrachypteryx montana
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliope
Palawan FlycatcherFicedula platenaeEndemic Vulnerable
Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanni
Narcissus FlycatcherFicedula narcissina
Snowy-browed FlycatcherFicedula hyperythra
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensis
ColetoSarcops calvusEndemic (country/region)
Common Hill MynaGracula religiosa
Chestnut-cheeked StarlingSturnia philippensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Chloropseidae

Yellow-throated LeafbirdChloropsis palawanensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Palawan FlowerpeckerPrionochilus plateniEndemic
Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agile
Orange-bellied FlowerpeckerDicaeum trigonostigma
Pygmy FlowerpeckerDicaeum pygmaeum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Plain-throated SunbirdAnthreptes malacensis
Purple-throated SunbirdLeptocoma sperataEndemic (country/region)
Copper-throated SunbirdLeptocoma calcostetha
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis
Lovely SunbirdAethopyga shelleyi
Handsome SunbirdAethopyga bellaEndemic (country/region)
Pale SpiderhunterArachnothera dilutiorEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Oriental PipitAnthus rufulus
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni
Pechora PipitAnthus gustavi
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Nutmeg MannikinLonchura punctulata
White-bellied MuniaLonchura leucogastra
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapilla

 

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