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Reunion island

This checklist includes all bird species found in Reunion island , 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 .

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Country or region: Reunion island
Number of species: 69
Number of endemics: 5
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 7
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 15

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

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

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Madagascar PartridgeMargaroperdix madagascarensisIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiEndangered
Mascarene PetrelPseudobulweria aterrimaBreeding endemic Critically endangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Reunion HarrierCircus maillardi
Black KiteMilvus migrans

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Madagascar ButtonquailTurnix nigricollisIntroduced species

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental
Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularisVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Madagascar Turtle-DoveStreptopelia picturataIntroduced species
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
Reunion SolitaireRaphus solitariusEndemic (country/region)

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Mascarene SwiftletAerodramus francicusNear-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Mascarene ParrotMascarinus mascarinusEndemic Extinct

 
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

Mascarene White-eyeZosterops borbonicus
Reunion White-eyeZosterops olivaceusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Reunion StonechatSaxicola tectesEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Reunion StarlingFregilupus variusEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Cape CanarySerinus canicollisIntroduced species
Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusIntroduced species
Red FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
Nutmeg MannikinLonchura punctulataIntroduced species

 

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