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This checklist includes all bird species found in Hiroshima , 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 Clements, version 2022. 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: Hiroshima [map]

Other names: Hirosima, 広島県, Hiroshima-ken

Number of species: 341
Number of breeding endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 23
Number of introduced species: 8
Date last reviewed: 2018-05-19
Last modified: 2022-08-30
See also: https://www.digital-museum.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/~main/index.php/%E5%BA%83%E5%B3%B6%E7%9C%8C%E3%81%AE%E9%B3%A5%E9%A1%9E
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Swan GooseAnser cygnoidesRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Taiga Bean-GooseAnser fabalis
Tundra Bean-GooseAnser serrirostris
BrantBranta bernicla
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Mute SwanCygnus olorIntroduced species
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Mandarin DuckAix galericulata
Baikal TealSibirionetta formosa
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Falcated DuckMareca falcataNear-threatened
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
Eastern Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhyncha
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Baer's PochardAythya baeriCritically endangered
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
Stejneger's ScoterMelanitta stejnegeri
Black ScoterMelanitta americanaNear-threatened
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
SmewMergellus albellus
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Scaly-sided MerganserMergus squamatusRare/Accidental Endangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Copper PheasantSyrmaticus soemmerringiiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Green PheasantPhasianus versicolorEndemic (country/region)
Chinese Bamboo-PartridgeBambusicola thoracicusIntroduced species
Taiwan Bamboo-PartridgeBambusicola sonorivoxIntroduced species
Japanese QuailCoturnix japonicaNear-threatened

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusVulnerable
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Oriental Turtle-DoveStreptopelia orientalis
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
White-bellied Green-PigeonTreron sieboldii

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Northern Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx hyperythrus
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalus
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Gray NightjarCaprimulgus jotaka

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutus
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus
House SwiftApus nipalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Brown-cheeked RailRallus indicus
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneAnthropoides virgoRare/Accidental
White-naped CraneAntigone vipioRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Hooded CraneGrus monachaVulnerable
Red-crowned CraneGrus japonensisRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Gray-headed LapwingVanellus cinereus
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Long-billed PloverCharadrius placidus
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Eurasian DotterelCharadrius morinellusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
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
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataVulnerable
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Spoon-billed SandpiperCalidris pygmaeaCritically endangered
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Solitary SnipeGallinago solitaria
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickiiNear-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Nordmann's GreenshankTringa guttiferRare/Accidental Endangered
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Thick-billed MurreUria lomvia
Long-billed MurreletBrachyramphus perdixBreeding endemic Near-threatened
Japanese MurreletSynthliboramphus wumizusumeBreeding endemic Vulnerable
Least AukletAethia pusilla

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaVulnerable
Saunders's GullSaundersilarus saundersiVulnerable
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostris
Common GullLarus canus
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagus
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Arctic LoonGavia arctica
Pacific LoonGavia pacifica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasNear-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pelagic CormorantUrile pelagicus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Japanese CormorantPhalacrocorax capillatus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmus
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollisRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Chinese EgretEgretta eulophotesVulnerable
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchus
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Japanese Night-HeronGorsachius goisagiVulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia
Black-faced SpoonbillPlatalea minorEndangered

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Mountain Hawk-EagleNisaetus nipalensis
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetosRare/Accidental
Gray-faced BuzzardButastur indicus
Eastern Marsh-HarrierCircus spilonotus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Black KiteMilvus migrans
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Eastern BuzzardButeo japonicus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Japanese Scops-OwlOtus semitorques
Oriental Scops-OwlOtus sunia
Ural OwlStrix uralensis
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Northern BoobookNinox japonica

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda
Black-capped KingfisherHalcyon pileataVulnerable
Crested KingfisherMegaceryle lugubris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla
Japanese Pygmy WoodpeckerYungipicus kizuki
White-backed WoodpeckerDendrocopos leucotos
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major
Japanese WoodpeckerPicus awokeraEndemic (country/region)

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Fairy PittaPitta nymphaVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ryukyu MinivetPericrocotus tegimaeEndemic (country/region)
Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Japanese Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone atrocaudataNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Tiger ShrikeLanius tigrinus
Bull-headed ShrikeLanius bucephalus
Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus
Northern ShrikeLanius borealis
Chinese Gray ShrikeLanius sphenocercusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Oriental MagpiePica serica
Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes
Daurian JackdawCorvus dauuricus
RookCorvus frugilegus
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Varied TitSittiparus varius
Willow TitPoecile montanus
Japanese TitParus minor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Chinese Penduline-TitRemiz consobrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Black-browed Reed WarblerAcrocephalus bistrigiceps
Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Sakhalin Grasshopper WarblerHelopsaltes amnicola
Middendorff's Grasshopper WarblerHelopsaltes ochotensis
Pleske's Grasshopper WarblerHelopsaltes pleskeiVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahiticaRare/Accidental
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Asian House-MartinDelichon dasypus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Light-vented BulbulPycnonotus sinensisRare/Accidental
Brown-eared BulbulHypsipetes amaurotis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatus
Radde's WarblerPhylloscopus schwarziRare/Accidental
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusRare/Accidental
Eastern Crowned WarblerPhylloscopus coronatus
Sakhalin Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus borealoides
Japanese Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus xanthodryas

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Asian StubtailUrosphena squameiceps
Japanese Bush WarblerHorornis diphone
Manchurian Bush WarblerHorornis canturians

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Warbling White-eyeZosterops japonicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix luteaIntroduced species
Chinese HwameiGarrulax canorusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

Brown DipperCinclus pallasii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Daurian StarlingAgropsar sturninusRare/Accidental
Chestnut-cheeked StarlingAgropsar philippensis
Red-billed StarlingSpodiopsar sericeusRare/Accidental
White-cheeked StarlingSpodiopsar cineraceus
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White's ThrushZoothera aurea
Siberian ThrushGeokichla sibirica
Japanese ThrushTurdus cardis
Gray-backed ThrushTurdus hortulorumRare/Accidental
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurus
Brown-headed ThrushTurdus chrysolaus
Pale ThrushTurdus pallidus
Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomus
Naumann's ThrushTurdus naumanniRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Gray-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Dark-sided FlycatcherMuscicapa sibirica
Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauurica
Blue-and-white FlycatcherCyanoptila cyanomelana
Rufous-tailed RobinLarvivora sibilans
Japanese RobinLarvivora akahige
Siberian Blue RobinLarvivora cyane
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliope
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurus
Narcissus FlycatcherFicedula narcissina
Mugimaki FlycatcherFicedula mugimaki
Taiga FlycatcherFicedula albicilla
Plumbeous RedstartPhoenicurus fuliginosusRare/Accidental
Daurian RedstartPhoenicurus auroreus
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
Amur StonechatSaxicola stejnegeri
Desert WheatearOenanthe desertiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
Japanese WaxwingBombycilla japonicaNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
Siberian AccentorPrunella montanellaRare/Accidental
Japanese AccentorPrunella rubida

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Russet SparrowPasser cinnamomeus
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Forest WagtailDendronanthus indicus
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensis
Japanese WagtailMotacilla grandis
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
American PipitAnthus rubescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Yellow-billed GrosbeakEophona migratoria
Japanese GrosbeakEophona personata
Long-tailed RosefinchCarpodacus sibiricus
Pallas's RosefinchCarpodacus roseus
Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
Asian Rosy-FinchLeucosticte arctoa
Oriental GreenfinchChloris sinica
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Chestnut-eared BuntingEmberiza fucata
Meadow BuntingEmberiza cioides
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaRare/Accidental
Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalosRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated BuntingEmberiza elegans
Pallas's BuntingEmberiza pallasiRare/Accidental
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus
Little BuntingEmberiza pusilla
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaVulnerable
Yellow BuntingEmberiza sulphurata
Masked BuntingEmberiza personata
Gray BuntingEmberiza variabilis

 

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