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Torres Group

This checklist includes all bird species found in Torres Group , 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: Torres Group
Description: Torres Group
Number of species: 70
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2007-08-21
See also: http://www.birdsofmelanesia.net/vanuatu7htm/torresgrp/torresgrp.pdf

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Vanuatu ScrubfowlMegapodius layardiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Striated HeronButorides striata

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutusRare/Accidental
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Tanna Fruit-DovePtilinopus tannensisEndemic (country/region)
Red-bellied Fruit-DovePtilinopus greyii
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus
Palm LorikeetCharmosyna palmarumVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
New Hebrides HoneyeaterPhylidonyris notabilisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa
Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopyga

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

New Zealand FantailRhipidura fuliginosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Southern ShrikebillClytorhynchus pachycephaloides
Melanesian FlycatcherMyiagra caledonica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis
Yellow-fronted White-eyeZosterops flavifronsEndemic (country/region)

 

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