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Tonga

This checklist includes all bird species found in Tonga , 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: Tonga
Number of species: 74
Number of endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 7
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2003-12-31
See also: http://www.pacificbirds.com/tokelau.html

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Niuafoou ScrubfowlMegapodius pritchardiiEndemic Endangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaRare/Accidental Endangered
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
SanderlingCalidris alba

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Gray NoddyProcelsterna albivitta
Blue-gray NoddyProcelsterna cerulea
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Friendly Ground-DoveGallicolumba stairiVulnerable
Many-colored Fruit-DovePtilinopus perousii
Crimson-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus porphyraceus
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Blue-crowned LorikeetVini australis
Red Shining-ParrotProsopeia tabuensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Wattled HoneyeaterFoulehaio carunculatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Tongan WhistlerPachycephala jacquinotiEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Fiji ShrikebillClytorhynchus vitiensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Polynesian StarlingAplonis tabuensis
Jungle MynaAcridotheres fuscusIntroduced species
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 

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