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Samar

This checklist includes all bird species found in Samar , 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: Samar
Number of species: 295
Number of endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 20
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

 
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

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmus
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
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
Philippine Serpent-EagleSpilornis holospilusEndemic (country/region)
Great Philippine EaglePithecophaga jefferyiEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered
Pinsker's Hawk-EagleNisaetus pinskeriEndangered
Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kienerii
Eastern Marsh-HarrierCircus spilonotus
Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucos
Crested GoshawkAccipiter trivirgatus
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster
Gray-headed Fish-EagleIchthyophaga ichthyaetusNear-threatened

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciata
Slaty-legged CrakeRallina eurizonoides
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Barred RailGallirallus torquatus
Slaty-breasted RailGallirallus striatus
Luzon RailLewinia mirificaEndemic (country/region) Data deficient
Plain Bush-henAmaurornis olivaceaEndemic (country/region)
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Ruddy-breasted CrakePorzana fusca
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
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: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisVulnerable
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
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 dusumieriVulnerable
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Philippine Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia tenuirostris
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Mindanao Bleeding-heartGallicolumba crinigeraEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
White-eared DovePhapitreron leucotisEndemic (country/region)
Amethyst DovePhapitreron amethystinusEndemic (country/region)
Pink-necked PigeonTreron vernans
Philippine Green-PigeonTreron axillaris
Yellow-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus occipitalisEndemic (country/region)
Black-chinned Fruit-DovePtilinopus leclancheriEndemic (country/region)
Black-naped Fruit-DovePtilinopus melanospilus
Pink-bellied Imperial-PigeonDucula poliocephalaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aenea
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Chestnut-winged CuckooClamator coromandus
Large Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx sparverioides
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Violet CuckooChrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Philippine Drongo-CuckooSurniculus velutinus
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Black-faced CoucalCentropus melanopsEndemic (country/region)
Philippine CoucalCentropus viridisEndemic (country/region)
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Australasian Grass-OwlTyto longimembris

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Giant Scops-OwlOtus gurneyiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Everett's Scops-OwlOtus everetti
Mindanao Scops-OwlOtus mirusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Philippine Eagle-OwlBubo philippensisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Chocolate BoobookNinox randiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Luzon BoobookNinox philippensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae

Philippine FrogmouthBatrachostomus septimusEndemic (country/region)

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Great Eared-NightjarLyncornis macrotis
Gray NightjarCaprimulgus jotaka
Philippine NightjarCaprimulgus manillensisEndemic (country/region)
Savanna NightjarCaprimulgus affinis

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Philippine NeedletailMearnsia picinaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Purple NeedletailHirundapus celebensis
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Pygmy SwiftletCollocalia troglodytesEndemic (country/region)
Philippine SwiftletAerodramus mearnsiEndemic (country/region)
Ameline SwiftletAerodramus amelis
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus
Asian Palm-SwiftCypsiurus balasiensis

 
APODIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Whiskered TreeswiftHemiprocne comata

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Philippine TrogonHarpactes ardensEndemic (country/region)

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Northern Silvery-KingfisherCeyx flumenicolusNear-threatened
Philippine Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx melanurusEndemic (country/region)
Variable Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx lepidus
Stork-billed KingfisherPelargopsis capensis
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda
Brown-breasted KingfisherHalcyon gularisEndemic (country/region)
Rufous-lored KingfisherTodiramphus winchelliVulnerable
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rufous-crowned Bee-eaterMerops americanus
Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Rufous HornbillBuceros hydrocorax
Luzon HornbillPenelopides manillaeEndemic (country/region)
Samar HornbillPenelopides samarensisEndemic

 
PICIFORMES: Megalaimidae

Coppersmith BarbetPsilopogon haemacephalus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Philippine WoodpeckerDendrocopos maculatus
White-bellied WoodpeckerDryocopus javensis
Buff-spotted FlamebackChrysocolaptes lucidus
Southern Sooty-WoodpeckerMulleripicus fuliginosusVulnerable

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Philippine FalconetMicrohierax erythrogenysEndemic (country/region)
Oriental HobbyFalco severus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Philippine CockatooCacatua haematuropygiaEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Blue-crowned Racquet-tailPrioniturus discurus
Blue-naped ParrotTanygnathus lucionensisNear-threatened
Azure-rumped ParrotTanygnathus sumatranus
GuaiaberoBolbopsittacus lunulatusEndemic (country/region)
Philippine Hanging-ParrotLoriculus philippensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Eurylaimidae

Visayan BroadbillEurylaimus samarensisEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Hooded PittaPitta sordida
Azure-breasted PittaPitta steeriiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Golden-bellied GerygoneGerygone sulphurea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus speciosus
Bar-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina striata
McGregor's CuckooshrikeMalindangia mcgregoriEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Black-and-white TrillerLalage melanoleucaEndemic (country/region)
Pied TrillerLalage nigra
Black-bibbed CuckooshrikeEdolisoma mindanenseEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Yellow-bellied WhistlerPachycephala philippinensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Philippine OrioleOriolus steeriiEndemic (country/region)
Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
BalicassiaoDicrurus balicassiusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Black-and-cinnamon FantailRhipidura nigrocinnamomeaEndemic (country/region)
Visayan Blue-FantailRhipidura samarensis
Philippine Pied-FantailRhipidura nigritorquisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Short-crested MonarchHypothymis helenaeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea
Celestial MonarchHypothymis coelestisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Japanese Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone atrocaudataNear-threatened
Rufous Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone cinnamomea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Slender-billed CrowCorvus enca
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Australasian BushlarkMirafra javanica
Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Gray-throated MartinRiparia chinensis
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Striated SwallowCecropis striolata
Asian House-MartinDelichon dasypus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Citrine Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa helianthea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Elegant TitPeriparus elegansEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Sulphur-billed NuthatchSitta oenochlamysEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Yellow-wattled BulbulPycnonotus urostictusEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-vented BulbulPycnonotus goiavier
Yellowish BulbulHypsipetes everettiEndemic (country/region)
Philippine BulbulHypsipetes philippinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis
Lemon-throated WarblerPhylloscopus cebuensisEndemic (country/region)
Mountain WarblerPhylloscopus trivirgatus
Philippine Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus olivaceusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis
Clamorous Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Leyte Plumed-WarblerMicromacronus leytensisData deficient
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis
Rufous-fronted TailorbirdOrthotomus frontalisEndemic (country/region)
Green-backed TailorbirdOrthotomus chloronotus
Yellow-breasted TailorbirdOrthotomus samarensisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Black-crowned BabblerSterrhoptilus nigrocapitatusEndemic (country/region)
Rusty-crowned BabblerSterrhoptilus capitalisEndemic (country/region)
Visayan Pygmy-BabblerDasycrotapha pygmaeaNear-threatened
Everett's White-eyeZosterops everetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Timaliidae

Brown Tit-BabblerMacronus striaticepsEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Striated Wren-BabblerPtilocichla mindanensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Irenidae

Philippine Fairy-bluebirdIrena cyanogastraEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa latirostris
Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Ashy-breasted FlycatcherMuscicapa randiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Philippine Magpie-RobinCopsychus mindanensis
Mangrove Blue-FlycatcherCyornis rufigastra
Chestnut-tailed Jungle-FlycatcherCyornis ruficauda
Island FlycatcherEumyias panayensis
Mindanao Jungle-FlycatcherVauriella goodfellowiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
White-browed ShortwingBrachypteryx montana
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliope
Little Slaty FlycatcherFicedula basilanicaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Russet-tailed FlycatcherFicedula cryptaEndemic (country/region)
Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanni
Snowy-browed FlycatcherFicedula hyperythra
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
Pied BushchatSaxicola caprata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Sunda ThrushZoothera andromedae
Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensis
Short-tailed StarlingAplonis minor
ColetoSarcops calvusEndemic (country/region)
European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Stripe-sided RhabdornisRhabdornis mystacalisEndemic (country/region)
Stripe-breasted RhabdornisRhabdornis inornatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Chloropseidae

Philippine LeafbirdChloropsis flavipennisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Olive-backed FlowerpeckerPrionochilus olivaceusEndemic (country/region)
Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agile
Bicolored FlowerpeckerDicaeum bicolorEndemic (country/region)
Red-striped FlowerpeckerDicaeum australeEndemic (country/region)
Orange-bellied FlowerpeckerDicaeum trigonostigma
White-bellied FlowerpeckerDicaeum hypoleucumEndemic (country/region)
Pygmy FlowerpeckerDicaeum pygmaeum
Fire-breasted FlowerpeckerDicaeum ignipectus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Plain-throated SunbirdAnthreptes malacensis
Purple-throated SunbirdLeptocoma sperata
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis
Magnificent SunbirdAethopyga magnifica
Handsome SunbirdAethopyga bellaEndemic (country/region)
Metallic-winged SunbirdAethopyga pulcherrima
Orange-tufted SpiderhunterArachnothera flammifera
Naked-faced SpiderhunterArachnothera claraeEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata
White-bellied MuniaLonchura leucogastra
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapilla

 

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