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Pitcairn Islands

This checklist includes all bird species found in Pitcairn 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 .

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: Pitcairn Islands
Description: Pitcairn and Henderson Islands (including Oeno, Sandy, & Ducie)
Number of species: 47
Number of endemics: 5
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of introduced species: 1

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusExtirpated

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriNear-threatened
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulansRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaNear-threatened
Henderson PetrelPterodroma atrataBreeding endemic Endangered
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaEndangered
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina

 
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

Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
Henderson Island CrakePorzana atraEndemic Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
SanderlingCalidris alba

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue-gray NoddyProcelsterna cerulea
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Henderson Island Fruit-DovePtilinopus insularisEndemic Vulnerable

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Stephen's LorikeetVini stepheniEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Pitcairn Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus vaughaniEndemic Endangered
Henderson Island Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus taitiEndemic Vulnerable

 

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