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Taiwan (Kinmen island)

This checklist includes all bird species found in Taiwan (Kinmen 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 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: Taiwan (Kinmen island)
Number of species: 325
Number of globally threatened species: 14
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2012-05-12
See also: http://www.bird.org.tw/index.php/works/lists

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Swan GooseAnser cygnoidesRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Taiga Bean-GooseAnser fabalisRare/Accidental
Tundra Bean-GooseAnser serrirostris
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare/Accidental
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadornaRare/Accidental
Mandarin DuckAix galericulataRare/Accidental
GadwallAnas streperaRare/Accidental
Falcated DuckAnas falcataNear-threatened
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Eastern Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhyncha
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Baikal TealAnas formosaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Common PochardAythya ferinaRare/Accidental
Baer's PochardAythya baeriRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Japanese QuailCoturnix japonicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellataRare/Accidental
Arctic LoonGavia arcticaRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusRare/Accidental
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripesRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigraRare/Accidental
Oriental StorkCiconia boycianaRare/Accidental Endangered

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Japanese CormorantPhalacrocorax capillatusRare/Accidental
Pelagic CormorantPhalacrocorax pelagicusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellarisRare/Accidental
Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmusRare/Accidental
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollisRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Chinese EgretEgretta eulophotesRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchus
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Malayan Night-HeronGorsachius melanolophusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Black-headed IbisThreskiornis melanocephalusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
Black-faced SpoonbillPlatalea minorRare/Accidental Endangered

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchusRare/Accidental
Gray-faced BuzzardButastur indicus
Eastern Marsh-HarrierCircus spilonotusRare/Accidental
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneusRare/Accidental
Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucosRare/Accidental
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensisRare/Accidental
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularisRare/Accidental
BesraAccipiter virgatusRare/Accidental
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisusRare/Accidental
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilisRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indusRare/Accidental
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogasterRare/Accidental
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopusRare/Accidental
Common BuzzardButeo buteo

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Slaty-breasted RailGallirallus striatusRare/Accidental
Brown-cheeked RailRallus indicus
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Ruddy-breasted CrakePorzana fusca
WatercockGallicrex cinereaRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusRare/Accidental
Gray-headed LapwingVanellus cinereusRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Long-billed PloverCharadrius placidusRare/Accidental
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Nordmann's GreenshankTringa guttiferRare/Accidental Endangered
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Little CurlewNumenius minutusRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
Long-toed StintCalidris subminutaRare/Accidental
Spoon-billed SandpiperCalidris pygmeaRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megalaRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Saunders's GullSaundersilarus saundersiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetusRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Mew GullLarus canusRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Oriental Turtle-DoveStreptopelia orientalis
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoRare/Accidental
Red Collared-DoveStreptopelia tranquebaricaRare/Accidental
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Barred Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia unchallRare/Accidental
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indicaRare/Accidental
White-bellied PigeonTreron sieboldiiRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Chestnut-winged CuckooClamator coromandusRare/Accidental
Large Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx sparverioides
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatusRare/Accidental
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalusRare/Accidental
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Australasian Grass-OwlTyto longimembrisRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Collared Scops-OwlOtus lettiaRare/Accidental
Oriental Scops-OwlOtus suniaRare/Accidental
Long-eared OwlAsio otusRare/Accidental
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental
Northern BoobookNinox japonicaRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Gray NightjarCaprimulgus indicusRare/Accidental
Savanna NightjarCaprimulgus affinisRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus
House SwiftApus nipalensis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromandaRare/Accidental
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped KingfisherHalcyon pileata
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteoRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatus
Black-winged CuckooshrikeLalage melaschistosRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Bull-headed ShrikeLanius bucephalusRare/Accidental
Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus
Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach
Chinese Gray ShrikeLanius sphenocercusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus
Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeusRare/Accidental
Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azureaRare/Accidental
Japanese Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone atrocaudataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Asian Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone paradisiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Gray TreepieDendrocitta formosaeRare/Accidental
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Daurian JackdawCorvus dauuricusRare/Accidental
Carrion CrowCorvus coroneRare/Accidental
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchosRare/Accidental
Collared CrowCorvus torquatusNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Sky LarkAlauda arvensisRare/Accidental
Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Gray-throated MartinRiparia chinensisRare/Accidental
Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Chinese Penduline-TitRemiz consobrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Light-vented BulbulPycnonotus sinensis
Sooty-headed BulbulPycnonotus aurigasterRare/Accidental
Black BulbulHypsipetes leucocephalusRare/Accidental
Chestnut BulbulHemixos castanonotusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Asian StubtailUrosphena squameicepsRare/Accidental
Japanese Bush-WarblerHorornis diphoneRare/Accidental
Manchurian Bush-WarblerHorornis canturians
Brownish-flanked Bush-WarblerHorornis fortipesRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatus
Pallas's Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus proregulusRare/Accidental
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatus
Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis
Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloidesRare/Accidental
Pale-legged Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus tenellipesRare/Accidental
Sakhalin Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus borealoidesRare/Accidental
Eastern Crowned Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus coronatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Black-browed Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus bistrigicepsRare/Accidental
Oriental Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Yellow-bellied PriniaPrinia flaviventris
Plain PriniaPrinia inornata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Japanese White-eyeZosterops japonicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Chinese HwameiGarrulax canorus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Dark-sided FlycatcherMuscicapa sibiricaRare/Accidental
Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa latirostris
Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseistictaRare/Accidental
Ferruginous FlycatcherMuscicapa ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularis
Blue-and-white FlycatcherCyanoptila cyanomelanaRare/Accidental
Verditer FlycatcherEumyias thalassinusRare/Accidental
Blue Whistling-ThrushMyophonus caeruleusRare/Accidental
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliopeRare/Accidental
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurus
Taiga FlycatcherFicedula albicillaRare/Accidental
Korean FlycatcherFicedula zanthopygiaRare/Accidental
Narcissus FlycatcherFicedula narcissinaRare/Accidental
Mugimaki FlycatcherFicedula mugimakiRare/Accidental
Plumbeous RedstartPhoenicurus fuliginosusRare/Accidental
Daurian RedstartPhoenicurus auroreus
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus
Gray BushchatSaxicola ferreusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Siberian ThrushGeokichla sibiricaRare/Accidental
Scaly ThrushZoothera dauma
Gray-backed ThrushTurdus hortulorumRare/Accidental
Japanese ThrushTurdus cardis
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurus
Pale ThrushTurdus pallidus
Brown-headed ThrushTurdus chrysolaus
Red-throated ThrushTurdus ruficollisRare/Accidental
Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomus
Naumann's ThrushTurdus naumanni

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Crested MynaAcridotheres cristatellus
Javan MynaAcridotheres javanicusIntroduced species
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Black-collared StarlingGracupica nigricollis
Chestnut-cheeked StarlingSturnia philippensisRare/Accidental
White-shouldered StarlingSturnia sinensis
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental
Red-billed StarlingSturnus sericeus
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
White-cheeked StarlingSturnus cineraceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Fork-tailed SunbirdAethopyga christinae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaRare/Accidental
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Blyth's PipitAnthus godlewskiiRare/Accidental
Tree PipitAnthus trivialisRare/Accidental
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni
Pechora PipitAnthus gustaviRare/Accidental
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Water PipitAnthus spinolettaRare/Accidental
American PipitAnthus rubescensRare/Accidental
Forest WagtailDendronanthus indicusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Crested BuntingMelophus lathamiRare/Accidental
Tristram's BuntingEmberiza tristramiRare/Accidental
Chestnut-eared BuntingEmberiza fucataRare/Accidental
Yellow-browed BuntingEmberiza chrysophrysRare/Accidental
Little BuntingEmberiza pusilla
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated BuntingEmberiza elegansRare/Accidental
Yellow-breasted BuntingEmberiza aureolaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Chestnut BuntingEmberiza rutilaRare/Accidental
Yellow BuntingEmberiza sulphurataRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-faced BuntingEmberiza spodocephala
Pallas's BuntingEmberiza pallasiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
Oriental GreenfinchChloris sinica
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed GrosbeakEophona migratoriaRare/Accidental
Japanese GrosbeakEophona personataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Nutmeg MannikinLonchura punctulata
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapillaRare/Accidental

 

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