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Halmahera

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Halmahera , 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 8.2. 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: Halmahera [map]

Number of species: 284
Number of endemics: 5
Number of globally threatened species: 15
Number of introduced species: 1
Last modified: 2018-11-24
See also: http://www.noord.bart.nl/~edcolijn
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Spotted Whistling DuckDendrocygna guttata
Wandering Whistling DuckDendrocygna arcuata
Raja ShelduckRadjah radjah
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Sunda TealAnas gibberifronsNear-threatened
Grey TealAnas gracilis

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Moluccan MegapodeEulipoa wallaceiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Dusky MegapodeMegapodius freycinet

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

King QuailExcalfactoria chinensis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm PetrelOceanites oceanicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Hawaiian PetrelPterodroma sandwichensisRare/Accidental Endangered
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasNear-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Tricolored GrebeTachybaptus tricolor
Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Black BitternDupetor flavicollis
Japanese Night HeronGorsachius goisagiEndangered
Nankeen Night HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Striated HeronButorides striata
Javan Pond HeronArdeola speciosa
Eastern Cattle EgretBubulcus coromandus
Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef HeronEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatus

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucos
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterNear-threatened

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

Eastern OspreyPandion cristatus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Pacific BazaAviceda subcristata
Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kieneriiNear-threatened
Black EagleIctinaetus malaiensis
Pygmy EagleHieraaetus weiskei
Gurney's EagleAquila gurneyiNear-threatened
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Variable GoshawkAccipiter hiogaster
Moluccan GoshawkAccipiter henicogrammusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Rufous-necked SparrowhawkAccipiter erythrauchenEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Meyer's GoshawkAccipiter meyerianus
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster
Grey-faced BuzzardButastur indicus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciata
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Bare-eyed RailGymnocrex plumbeiventris
Pale-vented Bush-henAmaurornis moluccana
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Invisible RailHabroptila wallaciiEndemic Vulnerable
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Red-backed ButtonquailTurnix maculosus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Stone-curlewEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinacea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Little CurlewNumenius minutus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisEndangered
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Moluccan WoodcockScolopax rochusseniiEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
Chinese Crested TernThalasseus bernsteiniCritically endangered
Little TernSternula albifrons
Aleutian TernOnychoprion aleuticusVulnerable
Spectacled TernOnychoprion lunatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Red Turtle DoveStreptopelia tranquebarica
Spotted DoveSpilopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Amboyna Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia amboinensis
Sultan's Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia doreya
Great Cuckoo-DoveReinwardtoena reinwardti
Common Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Pacific Emerald DoveChalcophaps longirostris
Stephan's Emerald DoveChalcophaps stephani
Zebra DoveGeopelia striata
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Pink-necked Green PigeonTreron vernans
Grey-cheeked Green PigeonTreron griseicaudaEndemic (country/region)
Scarlet-breasted Fruit DovePtilinopus bernsteiniiEndemic (country/region)
Superb Fruit DovePtilinopus superbus
Blue-capped Fruit DovePtilinopus monachaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
White-bibbed Fruit DovePtilinopus rivoli
Grey-headed Fruit DovePtilinopus hyogastrusEndemic (country/region)
Carunculated Fruit DovePtilinopus granulifronsEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Black-naped Fruit DovePtilinopus melanospilus
Spectacled Imperial PigeonDucula perspicillataEndemic (country/region)
Spice Imperial PigeonDucula myristicivoraEndemic (country/region)
Cinnamon-bellied Imperial PigeonDucula basilicaEndemic (country/region)
Pink-headed Imperial PigeonDucula rosaceaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Pied Imperial PigeonDucula bicolor
Papuan Mountain PigeonGymnophaps albertisii

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Goliath CoucalCentropus goliathEndemic (country/region)
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Pacific KoelEudynamys orientalis
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Horsfield's Bronze CuckooChrysococcyx basalis
Little Bronze CuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Pallid CuckooCacomantis pallidus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Rusty-breasted CuckooCacomantis sepulcralis
Moluccan CuckooCacomantis aeruginosus
Moluccan Drongo-CuckooSurniculus musschenbroeki
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Moluccan Scops OwlOtus magicus
Barking OwlNinox connivens
Brown Hawk-OwlNinox scutulata
Northern BoobookNinox japonica
Halmahera BoobookNinox hypogrammaEndemic (country/region)

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Great Eared NightjarLyncornis macrotis
Grey NightjarCaprimulgus jotakaRare/Accidental
Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
APODIFORMES: Aegothelidae

Moluccan Owlet-nightjarAegotheles crinifronsEndemic (country/region)

 
APODIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Grey-rumped TreeswiftHemiprocne longipennis
Moustached TreeswiftHemiprocne mystacea

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Halmahera SwiftletAerodramus infuscatusEndemic (country/region)
Seram SwiftletAerodramus ceramensisEndemic (country/region)
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutus
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Oriental DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis
Azure DollarbirdEurystomus azureusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common Paradise KingfisherTanysiptera galatea
Blue-and-white KingfisherTodiramphus diopsEndemic (country/region)
Sombre KingfisherTodiramphus funebrisEndemic Vulnerable
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Beach KingfisherTodiramphus saurophagus
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
Blue-eared KingfisherAlcedo meninting
Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Moluccan Dwarf KingfisherCeyx lepidusEndemic (country/region)
Azure KingfisherCeyx azureus
Little KingfisherCeyx pusillus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Blyth's HornbillRhyticeros plicatus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Spotted KestrelFalco moluccensisEndemic (country/region)
Oriental HobbyFalco severus
Australian HobbyFalco longipennis
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Palm CockatooProbosciger aterrimus
White CockatooCacatua albaEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Moluccan King ParrotAlisterus amboinensisEndemic (country/region)
Eclectus ParrotEclectus roratus
Red-cheeked ParrotGeoffroyus geoffroyi
Great-billed ParrotTanygnathus megalorynchos
Red-flanked LorikeetCharmosyna placentis
Chattering LoryLorius garrulusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Violet-necked LoryEos squamataEndemic (country/region)
Citrine LorikeetTrichoglossus flavoviridisEndemic (country/region)
Moluccan Hanging ParrotLoriculus amabilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

North Moluccan PittaErythropitta rufiventris
Ivory-breasted PittaPitta maximaEndemic (country/region)
Elegant PittaPitta elegansEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Dusky MyzomelaMyzomela obscura
Olive HoneyeaterLichmera argentaurisEndemic (country/region)
Dusky FriarbirdPhilemon fuscicapillusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
White-streaked FriarbirdMelitograis gilolensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Stout-billed CuckooshrikeCoracina caeruleogrisea
Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
White-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina papuensis
Moluccan CuckooshrikeCoracina atricepsEndemic (country/region)
Pale CicadabirdEdolisoma ceramenseEndemic (country/region)
Sula CicadabirdEdolisoma sulaEndemic (country/region)
Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre
Halmahera CuckooshrikeEdolisoma parvulumEndemic
White-shouldered TrillerLalage sueuriiEndemic (country/region)
Rufous-bellied TrillerLalage aureaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Island WhistlerPachycephala phaionotaEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-throated WhistlerPachycephala macrorhyncha
Baliem WhistlerPachycephala balim
Black-chinned WhistlerPachycephala mentalis
Drab WhistlerPachycephala griseonota

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Dusky-brown OrioleOriolus phaeochromusEndemic
Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Willie WagtailRhipidura leucophrys
Northern FantailRhipidura rufiventris
Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Pale-blue MonarchHypothymis puella
Moluccan MonarchSymposiachrus bimaculatus
Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
White-naped MonarchCarterornis pileatus
Moluccan FlycatcherMyiagra galeataEndemic (country/region)
Shining FlycatcherMyiagra alecto

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Long-billed CrowCorvus validusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Torresian CrowCorvus orru

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paradisaeidae

Paradise-crowLycocorax pyrrhopterusEndemic (country/region)
StandardwingSemioptera wallaciiEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Northern Golden BulbulThapsinillas longirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Japanese Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus xanthodryas
Kamchatka Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus examinandus
Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis
Island Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus maforensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Sakhalin Grasshopper WarblerHelopsaltes amnicola
Gray's Grasshopper WarblerHelopsaltes fasciolatus
Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Mountain White-eyeZosterops montanus
Cream-throated White-eyeZosterops atricepsEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica
Moluccan StarlingAplonis mysolensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Grey-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Turquoise FlycatcherEumyias panayensis
Mugimaki FlycatcherFicedula mugimaki
Snowy-browed FlycatcherFicedula hyperythra
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Halmahera FlowerpeckerDicaeum schistaceicepsEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Brown-throated SunbirdAnthreptes malacensis
Black SunbirdLeptocoma aspasia
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Black-faced MuniaLonchura moluccaEndemic (country/region)
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensis
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Pechora PipitAnthus gustavi

 

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