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Kiribati

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Kiribati , 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 2018. 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: Kiribati [map]

Number of species: 81
Number of endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 13
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 2
Last modified: 2018-11-24
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca streperaExtirpated
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas crecca

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Shy Ground-DoveAlopecoenas stairiVulnerable
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica
Micronesian Imperial-PigeonDucula oceanicaExtirpated Near-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Kiritimati SandpiperProsobonia cancellataEndemic Extinct
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescensRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue-gray NoddyAnous ceruleus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriVulnerable
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaVulnerable
Hawaiian PetrelPterodroma sandwichensisVulnerable
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiVulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Stejneger's PetrelPterodroma longirostrisVulnerable
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaEndangered
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pink-footed ShearwaterArdenna creatopusVulnerable
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Kuhl's LorikeetVini kuhliiIntroduced species Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Kiritimati Reed WarblerAcrocephalus aequinoctialisEndemic Endangered

 

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