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Reef Group

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 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: Reef Group
Description: Swallow Islands, Matema Islands
Number of species: 65
Number of globally threatened species: 2

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Striated HeronButorides striata

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

White-throated WhistlerPachycephala vitiensis
Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Polynesian StarlingAplonis tabuensis

 

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