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Santa Cruz

This checklist includes all bird species found in Santa Cruz , 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: Santa Cruz
Description: Includes Utupua, Vanikoro
Number of species: 92
Number of endemics: 5
Number of globally threatened species: 4

 
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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental

 
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

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
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 CrakePorzana tabuensis
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
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
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus

 
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
Santa Cruz Ground-DoveGallicolumba sanctaecrucisEndemic Endangered
Red-bellied Fruit-DovePtilinopus greyi
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis

 
APODIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Moustached TreeswiftHemiprocne mystacea

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Palm LorikeetCharmosyna palmarumVulnerable
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

South Melanesian CuckooshrikeCoracina caledonica
Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Vanuatu WhistlerPachycephala chlorura
Temotu WhistlerPachycephala utupuae
Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Vanikoro MonarchMayrornis schistaceusEndemic Vulnerable
Black-throated ShrikebillClytorhynchus nigrogularis
Vanikoro FlycatcherMyiagra vanikorensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Sanford's White-eyeWoodfordia lacertosaEndemic Near-threatened
Santa Cruz White-eyeZosterops santaecrucisEndemic
Vanikoro White-eyeZosterops gibbsiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Brown-winged StarlingAplonis grandisEndemic (country/region)
Rusty-winged StarlingAplonis zelandicaNear-threatened
Polynesian StarlingAplonis tabuensis

 

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