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Tristan da Cunha Islands

This checklist includes all bird species found in Tristan da Cunha Islands , 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: Tristan da Cunha Islands
Description: includes Tristan da Cunha, Inaccessible, Nightingale and Gough
Number of species: 81
Number of endemics: 6
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 10
See also: http://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Yellow-billed TealAnas flavirostrisRare/Accidental

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticusRare/Accidental
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Tristan PenguinEudyptes moseleyiEndangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaVulnerable
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaEndangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataNear-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophoraRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaVulnerable
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaEndangered
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittata
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
Spectacled PetrelProcellaria conspicillataBreeding endemic Vulnerable
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis

 
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
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae

Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Cocoi HeronArdea cocoiRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Inaccessible Island RailAtlantisia rogersiEndemic Vulnerable
Paint-billed CrakeNeocrex erythropsRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Tristan MoorhenGallinula nesiotisEndemic Vulnerable
Red-gartered CootFulica armillataRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Rufous-chested DotterelCharadrius modestusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Chilean SkuaStercorarius chilensisRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Antarctic TernSterna vittata

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minorRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Tristan ThrushNesocichla eremitaEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Gough Island FinchRowettia goughensisEndemic Critically endangered
Nightingale FinchNesospiza acunhaeEndemic
Wilkins's FinchNesospiza wilkinsiEndemic

 

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