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Grande Comore

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

Other names: Njazidja

Number of species: 106
Number of endemics: 5
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of introduced species: 10
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

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Comoro Olive PigeonColumba polleniiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Madagascar CoucalCentropus toulou

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Striated HeronButorides striata
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
Madagascar Pond HeronArdeola idaeEndangered
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
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
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-ploverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularisVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Madagascar HarrierCircus macroscelesEndangered
Frances's SparrowhawkAccipiter francesiae
Black KiteMilvus migransExtirpated
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteoRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Grand Comoro Scops OwlOtus paulianiEndemic Endangered

 
LEPTOSOMATIFORMES: Leptosomidae

Cuckoo-rollerLeptosomus discolor

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Olive Bee-eaterMerops superciliosus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Madagascar Malachite KingfisherCorythornis vintsioides

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Greater Vasa ParrotCoracopsis vasa
Lesser Vasa ParrotCoracopsis nigra
Grey-headed LovebirdAgapornis canusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ashy CuckooshrikeCeblepyris cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

Blue VangaCyanolanius madagascarinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Comoro DrongoDicrurus fuscipennisEndemic Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Madagascar Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone mutata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Humblot's SunbirdCinnyris humblotiEndemic (country/region)
Anjouan SunbirdCinnyris comorensisEndemic (country/region)
Mayotte SunbirdCinnyris coquerellii
Long-billed SunbirdCinnyris notatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Madagascar FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species
Comoro FodyFoudia eminentissima

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullataIntroduced species
Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraRare/Accidental Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Grande Comore Brush WarblerNesillas brevicaudataEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Madagascar BulbulHypsipetes madagascariensis
Comoro BulbulHypsipetes parvirostrisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Humblot's FlycatcherHumblotia flavirostrisEndemic Endangered
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Comoro ThrushTurdus bewsheriEndemic (country/region)

 

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