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South Sandwich Island

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This checklist includes all bird species found in South Sandwich 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).

Bird Checklists of the World is part of Avibase and Bird links to the World, which are designed and maintained by Denis Lepage, and hosted by Bird Studies Canada, which is a co-partner of Birdlife International.

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Country or region: South Sandwich Island [map]

Number of species: 37
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Last modified: 2018-12-08
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Black-necked SwanCygnus melancoryphusRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgicaRare/Accidental


King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papua
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliae
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticus
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophus


Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicus
Grey-backed Storm-petrelGarrodia nereis


Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataNear-threatened
Grey-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaEndangered
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris


Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental


Northern Giant PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma nivea
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Grey PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
South Georgia Diving PetrelPelecanoides georgicus

PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Imperial CormorantPhalacrocorax atriceps


Snowy SheathbillChionis albus


South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus


Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata


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