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

Number of species: 273
Number of endemics: 6
Number of globally threatened species: 11
Number of introduced species: 5
Last modified: 2022-07-22
See also: http://www.noord.bart.nl/~edcolijn
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Spotted Whistling DuckDendrocygna guttataRare/Accidental
Wandering Whistling DuckDendrocygna arcuata
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Grey TealAnas gibberifrons

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Philippine MegapodeMegapodius cumingii

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensis
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
White-throated PigeonColumba vitiensis
Spotted-necked DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Brown Cuckoo DoveMacropygia amboinensis
White-faced Cuckoo DoveTuracoena manadensisEndemic (country/region)
Zebra DoveGeopelia striata
Pink-necked Green PigeonTreron vernans
Grey-cheeked Green PigeonTreron griseicaudaEndemic (country/region)
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaExtirpated Near-threatened
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Stephan's DoveChalcophaps stephani
White-bellied Imperial PigeonDucula forsteniEndemic (country/region)
Green Imperial PigeonDucula aenea
Blue-tailed Imperial PigeonDucula concinna
Pied Imperial PigeonDucula bicolor
White Imperial PigeonDucula luctuosaEndemic (country/region)
Red-eared Fruit DovePtilinopus fischeriEndemic (country/region)
Maroon-chinned Fruit DovePtilinopus subgularisEndemic (country/region)
Superb Fruit DovePtilinopus superbus
Black-naped Fruit DovePtilinopus melanospilus

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Great Eared NightjarLyncornis macrotisRare/Accidental
Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus
Sulawesi NightjarCaprimulgus celebensisEndemic (country/region)

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Grey-rumped TreeswiftHemiprocne longipennis
White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutus
Cave SwiftletCollocalia linchi
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Moluccan SwiftletAerodramus infuscatusEndemic (country/region)
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
Asian Palm SwiftCypsiurus balasiensis
Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis
Common KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Black-billed KoelEudynamys melanorhynchusEndemic (country/region)
Pacific KoelEudynamys orientalis
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Horsfield's Bronze CuckooChalcites basalis
Rusty-breasted CuckooCacomantis sepulcralis
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Drongo CuckooSurniculus lugubris
Whistling Hawk CuckooHierococcyx nisicolor
Hodgson's Hawk CuckooHierococcyx fugax
Northern Hawk CuckooHierococcyx hyperythrus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciata
Slaty-legged CrakeRallina eurizonoides
Barred RailHypotaenidia torquata
Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Rufous-tailed Bush-henAmaurornis moluccana
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropusRare/Accidental
Dusky MoorhenGallinula tenebrosa

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm-petrelHydrobates matsudairaeVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasNear-threatened
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmus
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Rufous Night HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Striated HeronButorides striata
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra
Chinese EgretEgretta eulophotesVulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
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
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Malaysian PloverCharadrius peroniiNear-threatened
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
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisEndangered
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pintail SnipeGallinago stenura
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Australian PratincoleStiltia isabella
Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
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

Oriental Honey BuzzardPernis ptilorhynchusRare/Accidental
Barred Honey BuzzardPernis celebensis
Jerdon's BazaAviceda jerdoni
Sulawesi Serpent EagleSpilornis rufipectusEndemic (country/region)
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Sulawesi Hawk EagleNisaetus lanceolatusEndemic (country/region)
Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kieneriiNear-threatened
Black EagleIctinaetus malaiensis
Sulawesi GoshawkAccipiter griseicepsEndemic (country/region)
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Spot-tailed GoshawkAccipiter trinotatusEndemic (country/region)
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Dwarf SparrowhawkAccipiter nanusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Vinous-breasted SparrowhawkAccipiter rhodogasterEndemic (country/region)
White-bellied Sea EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster
Lesser Fish EagleIcthyophaga humilisNear-threatened
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
Rufous-winged BuzzardButastur liventer
Grey-faced BuzzardButastur indicus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Taliabu Masked OwlTyto nigrobrunneaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Sulawesi Masked OwlTyto rosenbergii

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Northern BoobookNinox japonica
Brown BoobookNinox scutulata
Ochre-bellied BoobookNinox ochraceaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Moluccan Scops OwlOtus magicus
Sulawesi Scops OwlOtus manadensis
Sangir Scops OwlOtus collariEndemic

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Purple-winged RollerCoracias temminckiiEndemic (country/region)
DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Sulawesi Dwarf KingfisherCeyx fallaxRare/Accidental
Variable Dwarf KingfisherCeyx lepidus
Blue-eared KingfisherAlcedo meninting
Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Black-billed KingfisherPelargopsis melanorhynchaEndemic (country/region)
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda
Black-capped KingfisherHalcyon pileata
Green-backed KingfisherActenoides monachusEndemic (country/region)
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
Lilac-cheeked KingfisherCittura cyanotis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculusRare/Accidental
Spotted KestrelFalco moluccensisEndemic (country/region)
Oriental HobbyFalco severus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galeritaIntroduced species

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Moluccan King ParrotAlisterus amboinensisEndemic (country/region)
Golden-mantled Racquet-tailPrioniturus platurusEndemic (country/region)
Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tailPrioniturus flavicansEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Great-billed ParrotTanygnathus megalorynchos
Blue-backed ParrotTanygnathus sumatranus
Chattering LoryLorius garrulusIntroduced species Vulnerable
Red-and-blue LoryEos histrioEndangered
Yellow-and-green LorikeetTrichoglossus flavoviridisEndemic (country/region)
Sulawesi Hanging ParrotLoriculus stigmatusEndemic (country/region)
Sangir Hanging ParrotLoriculus catameneEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Red-bellied PittaPitta erythrogaster
Elegant PittaPitta elegansEndemic (country/region)
Hooded PittaPitta sordida

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Sulawesi MyzomelaMyzomela chloropteraEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Pied CuckooshrikeCoracina bicolorEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
Slaty CuckooshrikeCoracina schistaceaEndemic (country/region)
White-rumped CuckooshrikeCoracina leucopygiaEndemic (country/region)
Sulawesi CicadabirdEdolisoma morio
Sula Islands CicadabirdEdolisoma sulaEndemic (country/region)
Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre
Pied TrillerLalage nigraRare/Accidental
White-rumped TrillerLalage leucopygialisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Sangir WhistlerCoracornis sanghirensisEndemic Critically endangered
Drab WhistlerPachycephala griseonotaEndemic (country/region)
Australian Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Ivory-backed WoodswallowArtamus monachusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
Sulawesi DrongoDicrurus montanusEndemic (country/region)
Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Rusty-bellied FantailRhipidura teysmanniEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Slender-billed CrowCorvus enca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea
Cerulean Paradise-flycatcherEutrichomyias rowleyiEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Yellow-sided FlowerpeckerDicaeum aureolimbatum
Red-chested FlowerpeckerDicaeum maugeiEndemic (country/region)
Grey-sided FlowerpeckerDicaeum celebicumEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Brown-throated SunbirdAnthreptes malacensis
Black SunbirdLeptocoma aspasia
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis
Elegant SunbirdAethopyga duyvenbodeiEndemic Endangered
Crimson SunbirdAethopyga siparaja

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Pechora PipitAnthus gustavi
Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Citrine Canary-flycatcherCulicicapa helianthea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Gray's WarblerLocustella fasciolata
Stepanyan's WarblerLocustella amnicola

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis
Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
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
Sulawesi Leaf WarblerSeicercus sarasinorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

LeafworkerPhyllergates cucullatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Mountain White-eyeZosterops montanus
Lemon-bellied White-eyeZosterops chlorisEndemic (country/region)
Sangir White-eyeZosterops nehrkorniEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Chestnut-cheeked StarlingAgropsar philippensis
Helmeted MynaBasilornis galeatusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Bare-eyed MynaStreptocitta albertinaeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica
Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensis
Moluccan StarlingAplonis mysolensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Grey-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauurica
Henna-tailed Jungle FlycatcherCyornis colonusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Snowy-browed FlycatcherFicedula hyperythra
Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanni
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius

 

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