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Comoros

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

Description: includes Anjouan and Mohéli

Number of species: 161
Number of endemics: 13
Number of globally threatened species: 16
Number of introduced species: 12
Date last reviewed: 2016-07-01
Last modified: 2020-05-10
See also: https://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/download
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotosRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorgueiRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Comoro Olive PigeonColumba polleniiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicolaIntroduced species
Madagascar Turtle DoveStreptopelia picturataIntroduced species
Madagascar Green PigeonTreron australis
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistriaIntroduced species
Comoro Blue PigeonAlectroenas sganziniEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Madagascar Spinetailed SwiftZoonavena grandidieri
Mottled Spinetailed SwiftTelacanthura ussheri
African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus
African SwiftApus barbatus
Common SwiftApus apusRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Madagascar CoucalCentropus toulou
Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental
Madagascar CuckooCuculus rochiiRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Striped CrakeAmaurornis marginalisRare/Accidental
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacificaRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Madagascar Pond HeronArdeola idaeEndangered
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Madagascar HeronArdea humblotiEndangered
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollarisRare/Accidental
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatusRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubrisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Slender-billed CurlewNumenius tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta
Pintail SnipeGallinago stenuraRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-ploverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularisVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Atoll TernGygis alba
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Saunders's TernSternula saundersiRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinusRare/Accidental
Madagascar HarrierCircus macroscelesEndangered
Frances's SparrowhawkAccipiter francesiae
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteoRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Mayotte Scops OwlOtus mayottensis
Grand Comoro Scops OwlOtus paulianiEndemic Endangered
Anjouan Scops OwlOtus capnodesEndemic Endangered
Moheli Scops OwlOtus moheliensisEndemic Endangered

 
LEPTOSOMATIFORMES: Leptosomidae

Cuckoo-rollerLeptosomus discolor

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Olive Bee-eaterMerops superciliosus
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Madagascar Malachite KingfisherCorythornis vintsioides

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanniRare/Accidental
Madagascar KestrelFalco newtoniRare/Accidental
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Greater Vasa ParrotCoracopsis vasa
Lesser Vasa ParrotCoracopsis nigra
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
Grey-headed LovebirdAgapornis canusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ashy CuckooshrikeCeblepyris cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

Blue VangaCyanolanius madagascarinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Comoro DrongoDicrurus fuscipennisEndemic Endangered
Crested DrongoDicrurus forficatus
Mayotte DrongoDicrurus waldeniiVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minorRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Madagascar Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone mutata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Humblot's SunbirdCinnyris humblotiEndemic
Anjouan SunbirdCinnyris comorensisEndemic
Mayotte SunbirdCinnyris coquerellii
Long-billed SunbirdCinnyris notatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Madagascar FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species
Comoro FodyFoudia eminentissima

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullataIntroduced species
Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraExtirpated Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macrouraExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialisRare/Accidental
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Madagascar CisticolaCisticola cherinaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Malagasy Brush WarblerNesillas typica
Grande Comore Brush WarblerNesillas brevicaudataEndemic
Moheli Brush WarblerNesillas mariaeEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern House MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Mascarene MartinPhedina borbonicaRare/Accidental
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Madagascar BulbulHypsipetes madagascariensis
Comoro BulbulHypsipetes parvirostrisEndemic Vulnerable
Moheli BulbulHypsipetes moheliensisEndemic Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerRhadina sibilatrix
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Grande Comore White-eyeZosterops mouroniensisEndemic Vulnerable
Madagascar White-eyeZosterops maderaspatanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataRare/Accidental
Humblot's FlycatcherHumblotia flavirostrisEndemic Endangered
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Comoro ThrushTurdus bewsheriEndemic

 

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