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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, version 2015. 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 [map]
Other names: Torres Islands
Description: Torres Group
Number of species: 72
Number of globally threatened species: 5
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2014-08-02
See also: http://www.birdsofmelanesia.net/vanuatu7htm/torresgrp/torresgrp.pdf

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
White-eyed DuckAythya australis

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Vanuatu ScrubfowlMegapodius layardiVulnerable

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldicaRare/Accidental
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

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

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax melanoleucos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

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
Red-bellied Fruit-DovePtilinopus greyi
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Pacific KingfisherTodiramphus sacer
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Palm LorikeetCharmosyna palmarumVulnerable
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
Vanuatu HoneyeaterGliciphila notabilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

South Melanesian CuckooshrikeCoracina caledonica
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)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Rusty-winged StarlingAplonis zelandicaNear-threatened

 

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