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Morotai

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Morotai , 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: Morotai [map]

Number of species: 220
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of introduced species: 1
Last modified: 2018-06-10
See also: http://www.noord.bart.nl/~edcolijn
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Spotted Whistling DuckDendrocygna guttata
Wandering Whistling DuckDendrocygna arcuata
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Grey TealAnas gibberifrons

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Moluccan MegapodeEulipoa wallaceiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Dusky MegapodeMegapodius freycinetEndemic (country/region)
Orange-footed MegapodeMegapodius reinwardt

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensis
Green JunglefowlGallus variusEndemic (country/region)

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

White-throated PigeonColumba vitiensis
Island Collared DoveStreptopelia bitorquata
Spotted-necked DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Brown Cuckoo DoveMacropygia amboinensis
Little Cuckoo DoveMacropygia ruficeps
Great Cuckoo DoveReinwardtoena reinwardti
Zebra DoveGeopelia striata
Pink-necked Green PigeonTreron vernans
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Green Imperial PigeonDucula aenea
White-eyed Imperial PigeonDucula perspicillataEndemic (country/region)
Cinnamon-bellied Imperial PigeonDucula basilicaEndemic (country/region)
Pink-headed Imperial PigeonDucula rosaceaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Pied Imperial PigeonDucula bicolor
Superb Fruit DovePtilinopus superbus
Blue-capped Fruit DovePtilinopus monachaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Grey-headed Fruit DovePtilinopus hyogastrusEndemic (country/region)
Black-naped Fruit DovePtilinopus melanospilus

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus
Savanna NightjarCaprimulgus affinis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Moustached TreeswiftHemiprocne mystacea
White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutus
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Moluccan SwiftletAerodramus infuscatusEndemic (country/region)
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
Asian Palm SwiftCypsiurus balasiensis
Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Goliath CoucalCentropus goliathEndemic (country/region)
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis
Common KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Pacific KoelEudynamys orientalis
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Little Bronze CuckooChalcites minutillus
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Drongo CuckooSurniculus lugubris
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciata
Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Bare-eyed RailGymnocrex plumbeiventris
White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm-petrelHydrobates matsudairaeVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasNear-threatened
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Lesser AdjutantLeptoptilos javanicusVulnerable
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Rufous Night HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Striated HeronButorides striata
Javan Pond HeronArdeola speciosa
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucos
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinacea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisEndangered
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Grey-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

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

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Papuan HornbillRhyticeros plicatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus
Rainbow Bee-eaterMerops ornatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Variable Dwarf KingfisherCeyx lepidus
Azure KingfisherCeyx azureus
Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Blue-and-white KingfisherTodiramphus diopsEndemic (country/region)
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Beach KingfisherTodiramphus saurophagus
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
Common Paradise KingfisherTanysiptera galatea

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Yellow-crested CockatooCacatua sulphureaEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered
White CockatooCacatua albaEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

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)
Moluccan Hanging ParrotLoriculus amabilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Red-bellied PittaPitta erythrogaster
Ivory-breasted PittaPitta maximaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Dusky MyzomelaMyzomela obscura
Dusky FriarbirdPhilemon fuscicapillusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Helmeted FriarbirdPhilemon buceroides
White-streaked FriarbirdMelitograis gilolensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
White-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina papuensis
Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre
White-shouldered TrillerLalage sueuriiEndemic (country/region)
Rufous-bellied TrillerLalage aureaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Drab WhistlerPachycephala griseonotaEndemic (country/region)
Black-chinned WhistlerPachycephala mentalis
Australian Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucoryn

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Long-billed CrowCorvus validusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Australian CrowCorvus orru
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Moluccan MyiagraMyiagra galeataEndemic (country/region)
Shining MyiagraMyiagra alecto
Spectacled MonarchSymposiachrus trivirgatus
Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paradisaeidae

Paradise-crowLycocorax pyrrhopterusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Flame-breasted FlowerpeckerDicaeum erythrothoraxEndemic (country/region)
Black-fronted FlowerpeckerDicaeum igniferumEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Black-faced MuniaLonchura moluccaEndemic (country/region)
Black-headed MuniaLonchura malacca
Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Gray's WarblerLocustella fasciolata
Stepanyan's WarblerLocustella amnicola

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Golden BulbulThapsinillas affinisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerSeicercus borealis
Kamtschatka Leaf WarblerSeicercus examinandus
Japanese Leaf WarblerSeicercus xanthodryas
Island Leaf WarblerSeicercus maforensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Yellow-spectacled White-eyeHeleia wallaceiEndemic (country/region)
Lemon-bellied White-eyeZosterops chlorisEndemic (country/region)
Cream-throated White-eyeZosterops atricepsEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Hill MynaGracula religiosa
Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica
Moluccan StarlingAplonis mysolensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Grey-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Pied Bush ChatSaxicola caprata

 

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