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

Other names: 石垣島, Ishigaki, 石垣市

Number of species: 305
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2013-05-24
Last modified: 2022-12-31
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Lesser Whistling DuckDendrocygna javanicaExtirpated
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare/Accidental
Greylag GooseAnser anserRare/Accidental
Swan GooseAnser cygnoidRare/Accidental
Bean GooseAnser fabalis
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
SmewMergellus albellusRare/Accidental
Scaly-sided MerganserMergus squamatusRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
Falcated DuckMareca falcata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
Chinese Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhyncha
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
Mandarin DuckAix galericulata

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species
Japanese QuailCoturnix japonica
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Japanese PigeonColumba janthina
Oriental Turtle DoveStreptopelia orientalis
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Red Collared DoveStreptopelia tranquebaricaRare/Accidental
Whistling Green PigeonTreron formosae
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pallas's SandgrouseSyrrhaptes paradoxusRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Grey NightjarCaprimulgus indicus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus
House SwiftApus nipalensis

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common KoelEudynamys scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Northern Hawk CuckooHierococcyx hyperythrus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Slaty-legged CrakeRallina eurizonoides
Eastern Water RailRallus indicus
Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusillaRare/Accidental
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grusRare/Accidental
Hooded CraneGrus monachaRare/Accidental

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Great BustardOtis tardaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripes
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Swinhoe's Storm-petrelHydrobates monorhisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleucaRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigraRare/Accidental
Oriental White StorkCiconia boyciana

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusRare/Accidental
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellaris
Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmus
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Japanese Night HeronGorsachius goisagi
Malaysian Night HeronGorsachius melanolophus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striata
Chinese Pond HeronArdeola bacchus
Javan Pond HeronArdeola speciosaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra
Chinese EgretEgretta eulophotesRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Black-headed IbisThreskiornis melanocephalusRare/Accidental
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia
Black-faced SpoonbillPlatalea minor
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Japanese CormorantPhalacrocorax capillatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaRare/Accidental
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
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 vanellus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Little CurlewNumenius minutus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensis
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostris
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickii
Pintail SnipeGallinago stenura
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Ancient MurreletSynthliboramphus antiquusRare/Accidental
Japanese MurreletSynthliboramphus wumizusumeRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutusRare/Accidental
Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Saunders's GullSaundersilarus saundersi
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostris
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianusRare/Accidental
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusRare/Accidental
Oriental Honey BuzzardPernis ptilorhynchusRare/Accidental
Crested Serpent EagleSpilornis cheela
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliacaRare/Accidental
Eastern Marsh HarrierCircus spilonotus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucosRare/Accidental
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Grey-faced BuzzardButastur indicus
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopusRare/Accidental
Japanese BuzzardButeo japonicus
Upland BuzzardButeo hemilasiusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Northern BoobookNinox japonica
Oriental Scops OwlOtus sunia
Elegant Scops OwlOtus elegans
Collared Scops OwlOtus bakkamoena
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Japanese Pygmy WoodpeckerDendrocopos kizuki

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensisRare/Accidental
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chlorisRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Hooded PittaPitta sordidaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatus
Japanese MinivetPericrocotus tegimaeEndemic (country/region)
Black-winged CuckooshrikeLalage melaschistosRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Tiger ShrikeLanius tigrinusRare/Accidental
Bull-headed ShrikeLanius bucephalus
Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Daurian JackdawCorvus dauuricus
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Japanese Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone atrocaudata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Forest WagtailDendronanthus indicus
Pechora PipitAnthus gustaviRare/Accidental
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 tschutschensis
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Japanese GrosbeakEophona personata
Pallas's RosefinchCarpodacus roseusRare/Accidental
Grey-capped GreenfinchChloris sinica
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Chestnut-eared BuntingEmberiza fucata
Black-faced BuntingSchoeniclus spodocephala
Japanese Yellow BuntingSchoeniclus sulphuratus
Little BuntingSchoeniclus pusillusRare/Accidental
Grey BuntingSchoeniclus variabilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Varied TitSittiparus varius
Cinereous TitParus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Stepanyan's WarblerLocustella amnicola
Middendorff's WarblerLocustella ochotensis
Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Brown-eared BulbulHypsipetes amaurotis
Styan's BulbulPycnonotus taivanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatus
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusRare/Accidental
Eastern Crowned Leaf WarblerSeicercus coronatus
Ijima's Leaf WarblerSeicercus ijimae
Arctic WarblerSeicercus borealisRare/Accidental
Japanese Leaf WarblerSeicercus xanthodryasEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Asian StubtailUrosphena squameiceps
Japanese Bush WarblerHorornis diphone
Manchurian Bush WarblerHorornis canturians

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Japanese White-eyeZosterops japonicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental
Purple-backed StarlingAgropsar sturninusRare/Accidental
Chestnut-cheeked StarlingAgropsar philippensis
White-shouldered StarlingSturnia sinensis
Red-billed StarlingSpodiopsar sericeusRare/Accidental
White-cheeked StarlingSpodiopsar cineraceus
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Grey-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseisticta
Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauurica
Ferruginous FlycatcherMuscicapa ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Asian Verditer FlycatcherEumyias thalassinusRare/Accidental
Ryukyu RobinLarvivora komadori
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliope
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurus
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaRare/Accidental
Taiga FlycatcherFicedula albicilla
Narcissus FlycatcherFicedula narcissina
Blue-fronted RedstartAdelura frontalisRare/Accidental
Daurian RedstartPhoenicurus auroreus
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
Eastern StonechatSaxicola maurus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White's ThrushZoothera aurea
Chinese ThrushOtocichla mupinensisRare/Accidental
Eastern BlackbirdTurdus mandarinusRare/Accidental
Japanese ThrushTurdus cardis
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurus
Brown-headed ThrushTurdus chrysolaus
Pale ThrushTurdus pallidus
Naumann's ThrushTurdus naumanniRare/Accidental
Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomus
Black-throated ThrushTurdus atrogularisRare/Accidental

 

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