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New Caledonia

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This checklist includes all bird species found in New Caledonia , 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 IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1. 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: New Caledonia [map]

Number of species: 221
Number of endemics: 25
Number of introduced species: 13
Date last reviewed: 2017-02-20
Last modified: 2020-08-21
See also: http://www.oeil.nc/cdrn/index.php/files/bibliographie/438
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Wandering Whistling DuckDendrocygna arcuataRare/Accidental
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Australasian ShovelerSpatula rhynchotisRare/Accidental
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Grey TealAnas gracilisRare/Accidental
Brown TealAnas chlorotisRare/Accidental
Auckland TealAnas aucklandicaExtirpated
HardheadAythya australis

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

New Caledonian NightjarEurostopodus exulEndemic

 
APODIFORMES: Aegothelidae

New Caledonian Owlet-nightjarAegotheles savesiEndemic

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Satin SwiftletCollocalia uropygialis
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Australian SwiftletAerodramus terraereginae
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensisRare/Accidental
White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pacific Long-tailed CuckooUrodynamis taitensis
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Shining Bronze CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Spotted DoveSpilopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Pacific Emerald DoveChalcophaps longirostris
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
Red-bellied Fruit DovePtilinopus greyi
Cloven-feathered DoveDrepanoptila holosericeaEndemic
Pacific Imperial PigeonDucula pacifica
Goliath Imperial PigeonDucula goliathEndemic

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

New Caledonian RailCabalus lafresnayanusEndemic
Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Dusky MoorhenGallinula tenebrosa
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusillaRare/Accidental
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
White-browed CrakePoliolimnas cinereusRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Painted ButtonquailTurnix variusExtirpated

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Stone-curlewEsacus magnirostris

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

South Island OystercatcherHaematopus finschiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctusRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental
Hooded DotterelThinornis cucullatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian WhimbrelNumenius hudsonicus
Little CurlewNumenius minutusRare/Accidental
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickiiRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Australian PratincoleStiltia isabellaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Grey NoddyAnous albivitta
White TernGygis alba
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifrons
Fairy TernSternula nereis
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
EURYPYGIFORMES: Rhynochetidae

KaguRhynochetos jubatusEndemic

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulansRare/Accidental
Southern Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophoraRare/Accidental
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental
Campbell AlbatrossThalassarche impavidaRare/Accidental
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Band-rumped Storm PetrelOceanodroma castroRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Northern Giant PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolataRare/Accidental
Fairy PrionPachyptila turturRare/Accidental
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriRare/Accidental
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldica
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectata
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucoptera
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipes
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiRare/Accidental
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrata
Grey PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental
Black PetrelProcellaria parkinsoniRare/Accidental
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serrator
Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucos
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regiaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusExtirpated
Black-backed BitternIxobrychus dubius
Nankeen Night HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Eastern Cattle EgretBubulcus coromandusRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Pied HeronEgretta picataRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef HeronEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

Eastern OspreyPandion cristatus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus
White-bellied GoshawkAccipiter haplochrousEndemic
Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Whistling KiteHaliastur sphenurus
White-bellied Sea EagleHaliaeetus leucogasterRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Eastern Barn OwlTyto javanica
Eastern Grass OwlTyto longimembris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Nankeen KestrelFalco cenchroidesRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Horned ParakeetEunymphicus cornutusEndemic
Ouvea ParakeetEunymphicus uvaeensisEndemic
New Caledonian ParakeetCyanoramphus saissetiEndemic
New Caledonian LorikeetCharmosyna diademaEndemic
Coconut LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus moluccanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Barred HoneyeaterGlycifohia undulataEndemic
New Caledonian MyzomelaMyzomela caledonicaEndemic
Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
New Caledonian FriarbirdPhilemon diemenensisEndemic
Grey-eared HoneyeaterLichmera incana
Crow HoneyeaterGymnomyza aubryanaEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Fan-tailed GerygoneGerygone flavolateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus
Dusky WoodswallowArtamus cyanopterusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
South Melanesian CuckooshrikeCoracina caledonica
New Caledonian CuckooshrikeEdolisoma analeEndemic
Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosaRare/Accidental
Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopyga
White-rumped TrillerLalage leucopygialis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Melanesian WhistlerPachycephala chlorura
New Caledonian WhistlerPachycephala caledonicaEndemic
Rufous WhistlerPachycephala rufiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Grey FantailRhipidura albiscapa
Streaked FantailRhipidura verreauxi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Southern ShrikebillClytorhynchus pachycephaloides
Melanesian FlycatcherMyiagra caledonica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

New Caledonian CrowCorvus moneduloidesEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Yellow-bellied FlyrobinCryptomicroeca flaviventrisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricansRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

New Caledonian ThicketbirdCincloramphus mariaeEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

SilvereyeZosterops lateralis
Large Lifou White-eyeZosterops inornatusEndemic
Small Lifou White-eyeZosterops minutusEndemic
Green-backed White-eyeZosterops xanthochroaEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Striated StarlingAplonis striataEndemic
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Chestnut-breasted MannikinLonchura castaneothoraxIntroduced species
Red-throated ParrotfinchErythrura psittaceaEndemic
Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroaRare/Accidental
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species

 

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