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This checklist includes all bird species found in Fiji , 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 .

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Country or region: Fiji [map]

Other names: Republic of Fiji

Number of species: 181
Number of endemics: 31
Number of introduced species: 13
Date last reviewed: 2003-12-31
Last modified: 2024-03-18
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Wandering Whistling DuckDendrocygna arcuataExtirpated
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Eastern Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhyncha
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Melanesian MegapodeMegapodius eremitaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Brown QuailSynoicus ypsilophorusIntroduced species

 
PODARGIFORMES: Podargidae

Tawny FrogmouthPodargus strigoidesIntroduced species

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Australian SwiftletAerodramus terraereginae
White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pacific Long-tailed CuckooUrodynamis taitensis
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Spotted DoveSpilopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Tongan Ground DovePampusana stairi
Many-colored Fruit DovePtilinopus perousii
Crimson-crowned Fruit DovePtilinopus porphyraceus
Orange Fruit DovePtilinopus victorEndemic
Golden Fruit DovePtilinopus luteovirensEndemic
Whistling Fruit DovePtilinopus layardiEndemic
Pacific Imperial PigeonDucula pacifica
Barking Imperial PigeonDucula latransEndemic

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Bar-winged RailHypotaenidia poecilopteraEndemic
Black-backed SwamphenPorphyrio indicus
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
White-browed CrakePoliolimnas cinereus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Masked LapwingVanellus milesRare/Accidental
Caspian PloverAnarhynchus asiaticusRare/Accidental
Siberian Sand PloverAnarhynchus mongolus
Greater Sand PloverAnarhynchus leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Double-banded PloverAnarhynchus bicinctus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensis
Eurasian WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensis
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

White TernGygis alba
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue NoddyAnous ceruleus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Spectacled TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
New Zealand Storm PetrelFregetta maorianaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosa

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Snowy AlbatrossDiomedea exulansRare/Accidental
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm PetrelHydrobates matsudairaeRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm PetrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Grey-faced PetrelPterodroma gouldi
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriRare/Accidental
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaRare/Accidental
Vanuatu PetrelPterodroma occultaRare/Accidental
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldicaRare/Accidental
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectata
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraRare/Accidental
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipes
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrata
Fiji PetrelPseudobulweria macgillivrayiEndemic
Black PetrelProcellaria parkinsoniRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatisRare/Accidental
Newell's ShearwaterPuffinus newelli
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific Reef HeronEgretta sacra
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Striated HeronButorides striata
Eastern Cattle EgretBubulcus coromandusRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Fiji GoshawkAccipiter rufitorquesEndemic
Swamp HarrierCircus approximans

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Eastern Barn OwlTyto javanica
Eastern Grass OwlTyto longimembrisExtirpated

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Pacific KingfisherTodiramphus sacer
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Crimson Shining ParrotProsopeia splendensEndemic
Masked Shining ParrotProsopeia personataEndemic
Maroon Shining ParrotProsopeia tabuensisEndemic
Red-throated LorikeetVini amabilisEndemic
Collared LoryVini solitariaEndemic
Blue-crowned LorikeetVini australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalisRare/Accidental
Rotuma MyzomelaMyzomela chermesinaEndemic
Sulphur-breasted MyzomelaMyzomela jugularisEndemic
Yellow-billed HoneyeaterGymnomyza viridisEndemic
Giant HoneyeaterGymnomyza brunneirostrisEndemic
Polynesian Wattled HoneyeaterFoulehaio carunculatus
Fiji Wattled HoneyeaterFoulehaio taviunensis
KikauFoulehaio proceriorEndemic
Kadavu HoneyeaterMeliphacator provocatorEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Fiji WoodswallowArtamus mentalisEndemic
Australian MagpieGymnorhina tibicenIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Fiji WhistlerPachycephala vitiensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Fiji Streaked FantailRhipidura layardi
Kadavu FantailRhipidura personataEndemic
Natewa SilktailLamprolia klinesmithiEndemic
Taveuni SilktailLamprolia victoriaeEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Ogea MonarchMayrornis versicolorEndemic
Slaty MonarchMayrornis lessoniEndemic
Fiji ShrikebillClytorhynchus vitiensis
Black-throated ShrikebillClytorhynchus nigrogularisEndemic
Vanikoro FlycatcherMyiagra vanikorensis
Azure-crested FlycatcherMyiagra azureocapillaEndemic
Chestnut-throated FlycatcherMyiagra castaneigularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Pacific RobinPetroica pusilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Fiji Bush WarblerHorornis ruficapillaEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Long-legged ThicketbirdCincloramphus rufusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

SilvereyeZosterops lateralis
Vanuatu White-eyeZosterops flavifrons
Fiji White-eyeZosterops exploratorEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Polynesian StarlingAplonis tabuensis
Jungle MynaAcridotheres fuscusIntroduced species
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Java SparrowPadda oryzivoraIntroduced species
Fiji ParrotfinchErythrura pealiiEndemic
Pink-billed ParrotfinchErythrura kleinschmidtiEndemic
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species

 

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