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Kerguelen

This checklist includes all bird species found in Kerguelen , 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: Kerguelen
Number of species: 53
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 8
Date last reviewed: 2011-08-17

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Eaton's PintailAnas eatoniVulnerable

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriNear-threatened
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeNear-threatened
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuaNear-threatened
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticus
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusVulnerable
Royal PenguinEudyptes schlegeliVulnerable
Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaEndangered
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniVulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaEndangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataNear-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma niveaRare/Accidental
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salvini
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Fulmar PrionPachyptila crassirostris
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae

Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix
South Georgia Diving-PetrelPelecanoides georgicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereis
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallaria
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Imperial CormorantPhalacrocorax atriceps
Crozet ShagPhalacrocorax melanogenis
Kerguelen ShagPhalacrocorax verrucosusEndemic

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Black-faced SheathbillChionis minor

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata
Kerguelen TernSterna virgataNear-threatened

 

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