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

Other names: 沖縄市

Number of species: 174
Number of globally threatened species: 11
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2018-05-26
Last modified: 2022-12-31
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Swan GooseAnser cygnoidRare/Accidental
SmewMergellus albellusRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferina
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
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

Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusRare/Accidental
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritusRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Japanese PigeonColumba janthina
Oriental Turtle DoveStreptopelia orientalis
Whistling Green PigeonTreron formosae
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Grey NightjarCaprimulgus indicus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Eastern Water RailRallus indicus
Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fuscaRare/Accidental
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrioIntroduced species
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmus
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Japanese Night HeronGorsachius goisagi
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striata
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia
Black-faced SpoonbillPlatalea minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Japanese CormorantPhalacrocorax capillatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensis
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostris
RuffCalidris pugnax
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Spoon-billed SandpiperCalidris pygmaeaRare/Accidental
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Western SandpiperCalidris mauriRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Saunders's GullSaundersilarus saundersi
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
White-tailed Sea EagleHaliaeetus albicillaRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Grey-faced BuzzardButastur indicus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Northern BoobookNinox japonica
Elegant Scops OwlOtus elegans
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Japanese Pygmy WoodpeckerDendrocopos kizuki
White-backed WoodpeckerDendrocopos leucotos

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatus
Japanese MinivetPericrocotus tegimaeEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Bull-headed ShrikeLanius bucephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Lidth's JayGarrulus lidthiRare/Accidental
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Japanese Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone atrocaudata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
White-rumped MuniaLonchura striataRare/Accidental
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species
Black-headed MuniaLonchura malacca
White-headed MuniaLonchura maja

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Richard's PipitAnthus richardiRare/Accidental
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringilla
Yellow-billed GrosbeakEophona migratoriaRare/Accidental
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Yellow-throated BuntingSchoeniclus elegans
Black-faced BuntingSchoeniclus spodocephala
Grey BuntingSchoeniclus variabilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Varied TitSittiparus varius
Cinereous TitParus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Eastern Penduline TitRemiz consobrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Asian House MartinDelichon dasypus
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
Sakhalin Leaf WarblerSeicercus borealoides

 
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

Chestnut-cheeked StarlingAgropsar philippensis
Red-billed StarlingSpodiopsar sericeus
White-cheeked StarlingSpodiopsar cineraceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Ryukyu RobinLarvivora komadori
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliope
Narcissus FlycatcherFicedula narcissina
Daurian RedstartPhoenicurus auroreus
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White's ThrushZoothera aurea
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurus
Brown-headed ThrushTurdus chrysolaus
Pale ThrushTurdus pallidus
Naumann's ThrushTurdus naumanniRare/Accidental
Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomus

 

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