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Réunion

This checklist includes all bird species found in Réunion , 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: Réunion
Number of species: 112
Number of endemics: 8
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of extinct species: 3
Number of introduced species: 24
Date last reviewed: 2004-01-31
See also: http://membres.lycos.fr/skua/page7.html

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Meller's DuckAnas melleriIntroduced species Endangered
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Gray FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianusIntroduced species
Chinese FrancolinFrancolinus pintadeanusExtirpated
Madagascar PartridgeMargaroperdix madagarensisIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixIntroduced species
Blue QuailCoturnix adansoniiIntroduced species
Jungle Bush-QuailPerdicula asiaticaIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental
Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minorRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchosRare/Accidental
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiEndangered
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheriRare/Accidental
Mascarene PetrelPseudobulweria aterrimaBreeding endemic Critically endangered
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental
Persian ShearwaterPuffinus persicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusExtirpated
Reunion IbisThreskiornis solitariusEndemic Extinct

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Reunion HarrierCircus maillardi
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Madagascar ButtonquailTurnix nigricollisIntroduced species

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental
Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularisRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
White TernGygis albaRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Pink PigeonNesoenas mayeriEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Madagascar Turtle-DoveStreptopelia picturataIntroduced species
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Mascarene SwiftletAerodramus francicusNear-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Mascarene ParrotMascarinus mascarinEndemic Extinct
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
Echo ParakeetPsittacula eques

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Reunion CuckooshrikeLalage newtoniEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Mascarene Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone bourbonnensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Mascarene MartinPhedina borbonica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusIntroduced species
Reunion BulbulHypsipetes borbonicusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Reunion White-eyeZosterops olivaceusEndemic
Reunion Gray White-eyeZosterops borbonicusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Reunion StonechatSaxicola tectesEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Reunion StarlingFregilupus variusEndemic Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Cape CanarySerinus canicollisIntroduced species
Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusIntroduced species
Red FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species
Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraExtirpated Vulnerable

 

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