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This checklist includes all bird species found in Aldabra 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 .

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: Aldabra Island [map]
Number of species: 130
Number of breeding endemics: 20
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of extinct species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2016-07-01
See also: http://www.seychellesbirdrecordscommittee.com/the-seychelles-list.html

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

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

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusBreeding endemic

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacificaRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

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

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusBreeding endemic
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaBreeding endemic

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielBreeding endemic
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorBreeding endemic

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sulaBreeding endemic

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
Madagascar Pond-HeronArdeola idaeBreeding endemic Endangered
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

White-throated RailDryolimnas cuvieri
Striped CrakeAmaurornis marginalisRare/Accidental
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulataRare/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

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenuraRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidusBreeding endemic
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostris
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Saunders's TernSternula saundersi
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaBreeding endemic
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatranaBreeding endemic
Common TernSterna hirundo
White-cheeked TernSterna repressaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiBreeding endemic
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turturRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Madagascar Turtle-DoveStreptopelia picturataBreeding endemic
Namaqua DoveOena capensisRare/Accidental
Comoro Blue-PigeonAlectroenas sganziniBreeding endemic

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto albaExtirpated

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Madagascar NightjarCaprimulgus madagascariensisBreeding endemic

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Malagasy KingfisherCorythornis vintsioidesRare/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
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Madagascar KestrelFalco newtoniBreeding endemic
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteoRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

Rufous VangaSchetba rufaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Aldabra DrongoDicrurus aldabranusBreeding endemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Pied CrowCorvus albusBreeding endemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaRare/Accidental

 
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 madagascariensisBreeding endemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusRare/Accidental
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Aldabra Brush-WarblerNesillas aldabranaExtinct
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustrisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Garden WarblerSylvia borinRare/Accidental
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Madagascar White-eyeZosterops maderaspatanus
Aldabra White-eyeZosterops aldabrensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinereaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Souimanga SunbirdCinnyris sovimanga

 
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: Ploceidae

Red FodyFoudia madagascariensisBreeding endemic
Red-headed FodyFoudia eminentissima

 

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