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Aldabra

This checklist includes all bird species found in Aldabra , 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: Aldabra
Number of species: 140
Number of endemics: 2
Number of breeding endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 2

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotosRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhynchaRare/Accidental
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma monorhisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Abbott's BoobyPapasula abbottiExtirpated Endangered

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantPhalacrocorax africanusRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
Madagascar Pond-HeronArdeola idaeEndangered
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

White-throated RailDryolimnas cuvieri
Striped CrakeAenigmatolimnas marginalisRare/Accidental
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenuraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularisRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostris
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Saunders's TernSternula saundersi
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
White-cheeked TernSterna repressaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaExtirpated
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turturRare/Accidental
Madagascar Turtle-DoveStreptopelia picturata
Namaqua DoveOena capensisRare/Accidental
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
Comoro Blue-PigeonAlectroenas sganziniEndemic (country/region)

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalusRare/Accidental
Madagascar CoucalCentropus toulou

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto albaExtirpated

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Madagascar NightjarCaprimulgus madagascariensis

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Mottled SpinetailTelacanthura ussheriRare/Accidental
White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Common SwiftApus apusRare/Accidental
Little SwiftApus affinisRare/Accidental
African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusRare/Accidental
Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosusRare/Accidental
European Bee-eaterMerops apiasterRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Madagascar KestrelFalco newtoni
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteoRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Gray-headed LovebirdAgapornis canusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioRare/Accidental
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minorRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Aldabra DrongoDicrurus aldabranusEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Mascarene MartinPhedina borbonicaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithiiRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusBreeding endemic
Madagascar BulbulHypsipetes madagascariensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusRare/Accidental
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Aldabra Brush-WarblerNesillas aldabranaEndemic Extinct
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustrisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Madagascar CisticolaCisticola cherina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylvidae

BlackcapSylvia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Garden WarblerSylvia borinRare/Accidental
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Madagascar White-eyeZosterops maderaspatanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinereaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Souimanga SunbirdCinnyris souimanga

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicusExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red FodyFoudia madagascariensisBreeding endemic
Red-headed FodyFoudia eminentissima

 

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