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

Other names: 屋久島町

Description: Kumage (District)

Number of species: 186
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2018-05-26
Last modified: 2024-05-25
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Bean GooseAnser fabalis
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fusca
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
Greater ScaupAythya marila
GadwallMareca strepera
Chinese Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhyncha
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Common TealAnas crecca
Mandarin DuckAix galericulata

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Green PheasantPhasianus versicolor

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Japanese PigeonColumba janthina
Oriental Turtle DoveStreptopelia orientalis
White-bellied Green PigeonTreron sieboldii
Whistling Green PigeonTreron formosae

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus
House SwiftApus nipalensis

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Slaty-legged CrakeRallina eurizonoides
Swinhoe's RailCoturnicops exquisitus
Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated DiverGavia stellata
Black-throated DiverGavia arctica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripes
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Swinhoe's Storm-petrelHydrobates monorhis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Oriental White StorkCiconia boyciana

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striata
Chinese Pond HeronArdeola bacchus
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra
Chinese EgretEgretta eulophotes

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pelagic CormorantPhalacrocorax pelagicus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Japanese CormorantPhalacrocorax capillatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Long-billed PloverCharadrius placidus
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensis
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Japanese MurreletSynthliboramphus wumizusume

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
Saunders's GullSaundersilarus saundersi
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostris
Mew GullLarus canus
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianus
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Mountain Hawk EagleNisaetus nipalensis
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Grey-faced BuzzardButastur indicus
Japanese BuzzardButeo japonicus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Collared Scops OwlOtus bakkamoena
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Japanese WoodpeckerPicus awokera
Japanese Pygmy WoodpeckerDendrocopos kizuki
White-backed WoodpeckerDendrocopos leucotos

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Crested KingfisherMegaceryle lugubris
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatus
Japanese MinivetPericrocotus tegimaeEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Bull-headed ShrikeLanius bucephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Japanese Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone atrocaudata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Russet SparrowPasser cinnamomeus
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni
American PipitAnthus rubescens
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Japanese Pied WagtailMotacilla grandis
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringilla
Japanese GrosbeakEophona personata
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
Grey-capped GreenfinchChloris sinica
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Meadow BuntingEmberiza cioides
Yellow-throated BuntingSchoeniclus elegans
Eurasian Reed BuntingSchoeniclus schoeniclus
Black-faced BuntingSchoeniclus spodocephala
Rustic BuntingSchoeniclus rusticus
Grey BuntingSchoeniclus variabilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Stepanyan's WarblerLocustella amnicola
Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Asian House MartinDelichon dasypus
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Brown-eared BulbulHypsipetes amaurotis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatus
Eastern Crowned Leaf WarblerSeicercus coronatus
Ijima's Leaf WarblerSeicercus ijimae

 
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: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Chestnut-cheeked StarlingAgropsar philippensis
White-cheeked StarlingSpodiopsar cineraceus
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

Brown DipperCinclus pallasii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Grey-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauurica
Blue-and-white FlycatcherCyanoptila cyanomelana
Japanese RobinLarvivora akahige
Ryukyu RobinLarvivora komadori
Siberian Blue RobinLarvivora cyane
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliope
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurus
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaRare/Accidental
Taiga FlycatcherFicedula albicilla
Narcissus FlycatcherFicedula narcissina
Daurian RedstartPhoenicurus auroreus
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
Eastern StonechatSaxicola maurus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White's ThrushZoothera aurea
Siberian ThrushGeokichla sibirica
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurus
Izu Islands ThrushTurdus celaenops
Brown-headed ThrushTurdus chrysolaus
Pale ThrushTurdus pallidus
Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomus

 

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