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Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Falkland Islands (Malvinas) , 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: Falkland Islands (Malvinas) [map]

Number of species: 242
Number of endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 10
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2017-09-10
Last modified: 2020-10-04
See also: http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCCountryLists.htm
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Black-headed DuckHeteronetta atricapillaRare/Accidental
Lake DuckOxyura vittataRare/Accidental
Coscoroba SwanCoscoroba coscoroba
Black-necked SwanCygnus melancoryphus
Greylag GooseAnser anserIntroduced species
Upland GooseChloephaga picta
Kelp GooseChloephaga hybrida
Ashy-headed GooseChloephaga poliocephalaRare/Accidental
Ruddy-headed GooseChloephaga rubidiceps
Rosy-billed PochardNetta peposacaRare/Accidental
Flying Steamer DuckTachyeres patachonicus
Falkland Steamer DuckTachyeres brachypterusEndemic
Crested DuckLophonetta specularioides
Spectacled DuckSpeculanas specularisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Silver TealSpatula versicolor
Red ShovelerSpatula plataleaRare/Accidental
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Chiloe WigeonMareca sibilatrix
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica
Speckled TealAnas flavirostris

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Chilean FlamingoPhoenicopterus chilensisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental
White-tufted GrebeRollandia rolland
Great GrebePodiceps majorRare/Accidental
Silvery GrebePodiceps occipitalis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Chilean PigeonPatagioenas araucanaRare/Accidental
Eared DoveZenaida auriculataRare/Accidental
Ruddy Ground DoveColumbina talpacotiRare/Accidental
Blue Ground DoveClaravis pretiosaRare/Accidental
Black-winged Ground DoveMetriopelia melanopteraRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Band-winged NightjarSystellura longirostrisRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxiRare/Accidental
Sick's SwiftChaetura meridionalisRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Green-backed FirecrownSephanoides sephaniodesRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental
Dark-billed CuckooCoccyzus melacoryphusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Austral RailRallus antarcticusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Plumbeous RailPardirallus sanguinolentusRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
White-winged CootFulica leucoptera
Red-gartered CootFulica armillataRare/Accidental
Red-fronted CootFulica rufifronsRare/Accidental

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papua
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeRare/Accidental
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticusRare/Accidental
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophus
Northern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes moseleyiRare/Accidental Endangered
Southern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeVulnerable
Erect-crested PenguinEudyptes sclateriRare/Accidental Endangered
Fiordland PenguinEudyptes pachyrhynchusRare/Accidental
Magellanic PenguinSpheniscus magellanicusNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchosRare/Accidental
Grey-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaEndangered
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern Giant PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma niveaRare/Accidental
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaEndangered
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessoniiRare/Accidental
Grey PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaRare/Accidental Endangered
Spectacled PetrelProcellaria conspicillataRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealisRare/Accidental
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilisRare/Accidental
Magellanic Diving PetrelPelecanoides magellaniRare/Accidental
South Georgia Diving PetrelPelecanoides georgicusRare/Accidental
Common Diving PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Maguari StorkCiconia maguariRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Cocoi HeronArdea cocoiRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajajaRare/Accidental
Black-faced IbisTheristicus melanopisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Peruvian BoobySula variegataRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Red-legged CormorantPhalacrocorax gaimardiRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Magellanic CormorantPhalacrocorax magellanicus
Imperial CormorantPhalacrocorax atriceps
Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albus
Magellanic PloverPluvianellus socialisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Magellanic OystercatcherHaematopus leucopodus
Blackish OystercatcherHaematopus ater

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Tawny-throated DotterelOreopholus ruficollisRare/Accidental
Two-banded PloverCharadrius falklandicus
Rufous-chested DotterelCharadrius modestus
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Thinocoridae

White-bellied SeedsnipeAttagis malouinusRare/Accidental
Least SeedsnipeThinocorus rumicivorusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

South American Painted-snipeNycticryphes semicollarisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
SurfbirdCalidris virgataRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Fuegian SnipeGallinago stricklandiiExtirpated Near-threatened
South American SnipeGallinago paraguaiae
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolorRare/Accidental
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudus
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Chilean SkuaStercorarius chilensisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black NoddyAnous minutusRare/Accidental
Brown-hooded GullChroicocephalus maculipennis
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusRare/Accidental
Dolphin GullLeucophaeus scoresbii
Gray GullLeucophaeus modestusRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Belcher's GullLarus belcheriRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
South American TernSterna hirundinacea
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Antarctic TernSterna vittata
Snowy-crowned TernSterna trudeauiRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Long-winged HarrierCircus buffoniRare/Accidental
Cinereous HarrierCircus cinereusExtirpated
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatusRare/Accidental
Variable HawkGeranoaetus polyosoma

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaRare/Accidental
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Southern CaracaraCaracara plancus
Chimango CaracaraPhalcoboenus chimangoRare/Accidental
Striated CaracaraPhalcoboenus australisNear-threatened
American KestrelFalco sparveriusRare/Accidental
Aplomado FalconFalco femoralisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Austral ParakeetEnicognathus ferrugineusRare/Accidental
Burrowing ParakeetCyanoliseus patagonusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cotingidae

Rufous-tailed PlantcutterPhytotoma raraRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

White-crested ElaeniaElaenia albicepsRare/Accidental
Tufted Tit TyrantAnairetes parulusRare/Accidental
Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratusRare/Accidental
Cattle TyrantMachetornis rixosaRare/Accidental
Crowned Slaty FlycatcherGriseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatusRare/Accidental
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaRare/Accidental
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinusRare/Accidental
Austral NegritoLessonia rufaRare/Accidental
Dark-faced Ground TyrantMuscisaxicola maclovianus
White-browed Ground TyrantMuscisaxicola albiloraRare/Accidental
Fire-eyed DiuconXolmis pyropeRare/Accidental
Black-crowned MonjitaXolmis coronatusRare/Accidental
Black-billed Shrike TyrantAgriornis montanusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhinocryptidae

Magellanic TapaculoScytalopus magellanicusExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

Bar-winged CinclodesCinclodes fuscusRare/Accidental
Blackish CinclodesCinclodes antarcticus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Correndera PipitAnthus correndera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Black-chinned SiskinSpinus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

American RedstartSetophaga ruticillaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Long-tailed MeadowlarkLeistes loyca
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisRare/Accidental
Yellow-winged BlackbirdAgelasticus thiliusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Patagonian Yellow FinchSicalis lebruniRare/Accidental
Grassland Yellow FinchSicalis luteolaRare/Accidental
Patagonian Sierra FinchPhrygilus patagonicusRare/Accidental
White-bridled FinchMelanodera melanodera
Yellow-bridled FinchMelanodera xanthogrammaExtirpated
Double-collared SeedeaterSporophila caerulescensRare/Accidental
Mourning Sierra FinchRhopospina fruticetiRare/Accidental
Common Diuca FinchDiuca diucaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SwallowTachycineta leucorrhoaRare/Accidental
Chilean SwallowTachycineta leucopyga
Brown-chested MartinProgne taperaRare/Accidental
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybeaRare/Accidental
Southern MartinProgne elegansRare/Accidental
Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollisRare/Accidental
Blue-and-white SwallowPygochelidon cyanoleucaRare/Accidental
Tawny-headed SwallowAlopochelidon fucataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedonRare/Accidental
Cobb's WrenTroglodytes cobbiEndemic
Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Patagonian MockingbirdMimus patagonicusRare/Accidental
White-banded MockingbirdMimus triurusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Austral ThrushTurdus falcklandii
Creamy-bellied ThrushTurdus amaurochalinusRare/Accidental

 

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