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Mauritius

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Mauritius , 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 2019. 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: Mauritius [map]

Number of species: 155
Number of endemics: 28
Number of introduced species: 22
Date last reviewed: 2013-02-21
Last modified: 2019-10-20
See also: https://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/download
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Mauritius ShelduckAlopochen mauritianaEndemic
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Meller's DuckAnas melleriIntroduced species
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Mauritius DuckAnas theodoriEndemic

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensisExtirpated
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixIntroduced species
Jungle Bush-QuailPerdicula asiaticaExtirpated
Chinese FrancolinFrancolinus pintadeanusIntroduced species
Gray FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianusIntroduced species
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Mauritius Wood-PigeonColumba thiriouxi
Pink PigeonNesoenas mayeriEndemic
Mauritius Turtle-DoveNesoenas cicur
Rodrigues Turtle-DoveNesoenas rodericanusEndemic
Madagascar Turtle-DoveStreptopelia picturataIntroduced species
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisRare/Accidental
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
DodoRaphus cucullatusEndemic
Rodrigues SolitairePezophaps solitariaEndemic
Mauritius Blue-PigeonAlectroenas nitidissimusEndemic
Rodrigues Blue-PigeonAlectroenas payandeeiEndemic

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Mascarene SwiftletAerodramus francicus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

White-throated RailDryolimnas cuvieri
Red RailAphanapteryx bonasiaEndemic
Rodrigues RailErythromachus leguatiEndemic
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensisRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Mascarene CootFulica newtoniiEndemic
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Madagascar ButtonquailTurnix nigricollisIntroduced species

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaRare/Accidental
Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental
Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostris
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallaria
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macropteraRare/Accidental
Trindade PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldica
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
Barau's PetrelPterodroma baraui
Fairy PrionPachyptila turturRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolataRare/Accidental
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheriRare/Accidental
Mascarene PetrelPseudobulweria aterrima
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Abbott's BoobyPapasula abbottiExtirpated

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Mauritius Night-HeronNycticorax mauritianusEndemic
Rodrigues Night-HeronNycticorax megacephalusEndemic
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosusRare/Accidental
Madagascar Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vociferoidesRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Rodrigues Scops-OwlOtus murivorusEndemic
Mauritius Scops-OwlOtus sauzieriEndemic

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanniRare/Accidental
Mauritius KestrelFalco punctatusEndemic
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Lesser Vasa ParrotCoracopsis nigraIntroduced species
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
Echo ParakeetPsittacula eques
Newton's ParakeetPsittacula exsulEndemic
Mauritius Gray ParrotLophopsittacus bensoniEndemic
Broad-billed ParrotLophopsittacus mauritianusEndemic
Rodrigues ParrotNecopsittacus rodricanusEndemic
Gray-headed LovebirdAgapornis canusExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Mauritius CuckooshrikeLalage typicaEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Mascarene Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone bourbonnensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Rodrigues WarblerAcrocephalus rodericanusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Mascarene MartinPhedina borbonica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusIntroduced species
Mauritius BulbulHypsipetes olivaceusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Mauritius White-eyeZosterops chloronothosEndemic
Mauritius Gray White-eyeZosterops mauritianusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Rodrigues StarlingNecropsar rodericanusEndemic
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusIntroduced species
Red FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species
Mauritius FodyFoudia rubraEndemic
Rodrigues FodyFoudia flavicansEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaExtirpated
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicaIntroduced species

 

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