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This checklist includes all bird species found in Reef Group , 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, version 2016. 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: Reef Group [map]
Other names: Reef Islands
Description: Swallow Islands, Matema Islands
Number of species: 83
Number of globally threatened species: 3

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldicaRare/Accidental
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Striated HeronButorides striata

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Pied GoshawkAccipiter albogularis
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
Black-backed SwamphenPorphyrio indicus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Mackinlay's Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia mackinlayi
Pacific Emerald DoveChalcophaps longirostris
Red-bellied Fruit-DovePtilinopus greyi
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Pacific KingfisherTodiramphus sacer
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Oriental HobbyFalco severus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Temotu WhistlerPachycephala utupuae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Polynesian StarlingAplonis tabuensis

 

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