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

Other names: 和歌山県

Number of species: 378
Number of breeding endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 31
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2018-05-21
Last modified: 2022-08-30
See also: http://bird-wakayama.server-shared.com/mokuroku2009.pdf
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Mute SwanCygnus olorRare/Accidental
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare/Accidental
Brent GooseBranta bernicla
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Bean GooseAnser fabalisRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fusca
Black ScoterMelanitta americanaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaRare/Accidental
SmewMergellus albellus
GoosanderMergus merganser
Scaly-sided MerganserMergus squamatusRare/Accidental Endangered
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicusRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadornaRare/Accidental
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Baer's PochardAythya baeriRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
Baikal TealSibirionetta formosa
Falcated DuckMareca falcataNear-threatened
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americana
Chinese Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhyncha
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
Mandarin DuckAix galericulata

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

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

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Oriental Turtle DoveStreptopelia orientalis
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoRare/Accidental
Red Collared DoveStreptopelia tranquebaricaRare/Accidental
White-bellied Green PigeonTreron sieboldii

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Grey NightjarCaprimulgus indicus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutus
Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus
House SwiftApus nipalensis

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Northern Hawk CuckooHierococcyx hyperythrus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Swinhoe's RailCoturnicops exquisitusVulnerable
Eastern Water RailRallus indicus
Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusillaRare/Accidental
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurusRare/Accidental
WatercockGallicrex cinereaRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

White-naped CraneAntigone vipioRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Demoiselle CraneGrus virgoRare/Accidental
Hooded CraneGrus monachaVulnerable

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated DiverGavia stellata
Black-throated DiverGavia arcticaRare/Accidental
Pacific LoonGavia pacificaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Madeiran Storm-petrelHydrobates castro
Matsudaira's Storm-petrelHydrobates matsudairaeBreeding endemic Vulnerable
Swinhoe's Storm-petrelHydrobates monorhisNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialisRare/Accidental
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleucaRare/Accidental
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriRare/Accidental
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesNear-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasNear-threatened
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatisRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigraRare/Accidental
Oriental White StorkCiconia boycianaRare/Accidental Endangered

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellaris
Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmusRare/Accidental
Japanese Night HeronGorsachius goisagiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striata
Chinese Pond HeronArdeola bacchusRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra
Chinese EgretEgretta eulophotesRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
Black-faced SpoonbillPlatalea minorRare/Accidental Endangered

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pelagic CormorantPhalacrocorax pelagicus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Japanese CormorantPhalacrocorax capillatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Eurasian DotterelEudromias morinellus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Long-billed PloverCharadrius placidus
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Grey-headed LapwingVanellus cinereus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Little CurlewNumenius minutusRare/Accidental
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisEndangered
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataVulnerable
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Spoon-billed SandpiperCalidris pygmaeaRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Solitary SnipeGallinago solitariaRare/Accidental
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickiiNear-threatened
Pintail SnipeGallinago stenura
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incanaRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Nordmann's GreenshankTringa guttiferEndangered
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Rhinoceros AukletCerorhinca monocerataRare/Accidental
Long-billed MurreletBrachyramphus perdixBreeding endemic Near-threatened
Ancient MurreletSynthliboramphus antiquusRare/Accidental
Japanese MurreletSynthliboramphus wumizusumeVulnerable
Brunnich's GuillemotUria lomviaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidusRare/Accidental
Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Saunders's GullSaundersilarus saundersiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostris
Mew GullLarus canus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianus
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagus
Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescensRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatranaRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Oriental Honey BuzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Mountain Hawk EagleNisaetus nipalensisNear-threatened
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Eastern Marsh HarrierCircus spilonotus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucosRare/Accidental
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensisRare/Accidental
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
White-tailed Sea EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Steller's Sea EagleHaliaeetus pelagicusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Grey-faced BuzzardButastur indicus
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopusRare/Accidental
Japanese BuzzardButeo japonicus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Northern BoobookNinox japonica
Oriental Scops OwlOtus sunia
Collared Scops OwlOtus bakkamoena
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental
Ural OwlStrix uralensis

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Crested KingfisherMegaceryle lugubris
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda
Black-capped KingfisherHalcyon pileataRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanniRare/Accidental
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Fairy PittaPitta nymphaVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Tiger ShrikeLanius tigrinus
Bull-headed ShrikeLanius bucephalus
Brown ShrikeLanius cristatusRare/Accidental
Northern ShrikeLanius borealisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes
Daurian JackdawCorvus dauuricusRare/Accidental
RookCorvus frugilegus
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Japanese Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone atrocaudataNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Japanese AccentorPrunella rubida

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandava
Black-headed MuniaLonchura malacca
White-headed MuniaLonchura maja
Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraEndangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Russet SparrowPasser cinnamomeus
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Forest WagtailDendronanthus indicusRare/Accidental
Pechora PipitAnthus gustavi
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
American PipitAnthus rubescens
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaRare/Accidental
Green-headed WagtailMotacilla tschutschensisRare/Accidental
Japanese Pied WagtailMotacilla grandisBreeding endemic
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Yellow-billed GrosbeakEophona migratoriaRare/Accidental
Japanese GrosbeakEophona personata
Long-tailed RosefinchCarpodacus sibiricus
Pallas's RosefinchCarpodacus roseusRare/Accidental
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
Asian Rosy FinchLeucosticte arctoaRare/Accidental
Grey-capped GreenfinchChloris sinica
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-headed BuntingGranativora melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Chestnut-eared BuntingEmberiza fucata
Meadow BuntingEmberiza cioides
Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalosRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated BuntingSchoeniclus elegans
Japanese Reed BuntingSchoeniclus yessoensisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian Reed BuntingSchoeniclus schoeniclus
Black-faced BuntingSchoeniclus spodocephala
Japanese Yellow BuntingSchoeniclus sulphuratus
Rustic BuntingSchoeniclus rusticusVulnerable
Chestnut BuntingSchoeniclus rutilusRare/Accidental
Little BuntingSchoeniclus pusillusRare/Accidental
Yellow-breasted BuntingSchoeniclus aureolusCritically endangered
Grey BuntingSchoeniclus variabilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Varied TitSittiparus varius
Willow TitPoecile montanus
Cinereous TitParus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Eastern Penduline TitRemiz consobrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Asian Short-toed LarkAlaudala cheleensis
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaRare/Accidental
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Stepanyan's WarblerLocustella amnicolaRare/Accidental
Japanese Swamp WarblerLocustella pryeriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Middendorff's WarblerLocustella ochotensis
Styan's WarblerLocustella pleskeiVulnerable
Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Black-browed Reed WarblerAcrocephalus bistrigiceps
Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Asian House MartinDelichon dasypus
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Brown-eared BulbulHypsipetes amaurotis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatus
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusRare/Accidental
Eastern Crowned Leaf WarblerSeicercus coronatus
Ijima's Leaf WarblerSeicercus ijimaeVulnerable
Arctic WarblerSeicercus borealis
Japanese Leaf WarblerSeicercus xanthodryas
Sakhalin Leaf WarblerSeicercus borealoides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Asian StubtailUrosphena squameiceps
Japanese Bush WarblerHorornis diphone
Manchurian Bush WarblerHorornis canturians

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Japanese White-eyeZosterops japonicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix luteaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
Japanese WaxwingBombycilla japonicaNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental
Chestnut-cheeked StarlingAgropsar philippensis
Asian Pied StarlingGracupica contraIntroduced species
White-shouldered StarlingSturnia sinensisRare/Accidental
Red-billed StarlingSpodiopsar sericeusRare/Accidental
White-cheeked StarlingSpodiopsar cineraceus
Crested MynaAcridotheres cristatellus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

Brown DipperCinclus pallasii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Grey-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Dark-sided FlycatcherMuscicapa sibirica
Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauurica
Blue-and-white FlycatcherCyanoptila cyanomelana
Japanese RobinLarvivora akahige
Siberian Blue RobinLarvivora cyane
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaRare/Accidental
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliope
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurus
Taiga FlycatcherFicedula albicillaRare/Accidental
Mugimaki FlycatcherFicedula mugimakiRare/Accidental
Narcissus FlycatcherFicedula narcissina
Daurian RedstartPhoenicurus auroreus
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
Eastern StonechatSaxicola maurus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White's ThrushZoothera aurea
Siberian ThrushGeokichla sibiricaRare/Accidental
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorusRare/Accidental
Japanese ThrushTurdus cardis
Grey-backed ThrushTurdus hortulorum
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurus
Izu Islands ThrushTurdus celaenopsRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Brown-headed ThrushTurdus chrysolaus
Pale ThrushTurdus pallidus
Naumann's ThrushTurdus naumanniRare/Accidental
Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomus

 

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