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Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World

South Georgia Island

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This checklist includes all bird species found in South Georgia 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 Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). 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: South Georgia Island [map]

Number of species: 78
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 5
Last modified: 2020-01-05
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Upland GooseChloephaga pictaExtirpated
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Chiloe WigeonMareca sibilatrixRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica
Speckled TealAnas flavirostris

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Eared DoveZenaida auriculataRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papua
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeRare/Accidental
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticus
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophus
Southern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Magellanic PenguinSpheniscus magellanicusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicus
Grey-backed Storm-petrelGarrodia nereis
White-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta tropica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophoraRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataNear-threatened
Grey-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaEndangered
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern Giant PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma nivea
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaRare/Accidental Endangered
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessoniiRare/Accidental
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macropteraRare/Accidental
Grey PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilisRare/Accidental
South Georgia Diving PetrelPelecanoides georgicus
Common Diving PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Imperial CormorantPhalacrocorax atriceps

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolorRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown-hooded GullChroicocephalus maculipennisRare/Accidental
Dolphin GullLeucophaeus scoresbiiRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes auraRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental
Dark-faced Ground TyrantMuscisaxicola maclovianusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

South Georgia PipitAnthus antarcticusEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Long-tailed MeadowlarkLeistes loycaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental
Chilean SwallowTachycineta leucopygaRare/Accidental

 

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