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

Number of species: 135
Number of globally threatened species: 14
Number of introduced species: 12
Last modified: 2022-07-22
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Wandering Whistling DuckDendrocygna arcuata
HardheadAythya australis
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Grey TealAnas gibberifronsRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

White-throated PigeonColumba vitiensis
Spotted-necked DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Pacific Imperial PigeonDucula pacifica
New Caledonian Imperial PigeonDucula goliathEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Red-bellied Fruit DovePtilinopus greyi
Cloven-feathered DoveDrepanoptila holosericeaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
EURYPYGIFORMES: Rhynochetidae

KaguRhynochetos jubatusEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Aegothelidae

New Caledonian Owlet-nightjarAegotheles savesiEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered (possibly extinct)

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Australian SwiftletAerodramus terraereginae
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Shining Bronze CuckooChalcites lucidus
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

New Caledonian RailGallirallus lafresnayanusEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Dusky MoorhenGallinula tenebrosa

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-petrelPelagodroma marina
Black-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-petrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriVulnerable
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisVulnerable
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriVulnerable
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesNear-threatened
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusExtirpated Endangered
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Rufous Night HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucos
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostrisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Masked LapwingVanellus miles

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Painted ButtonquailTurnix varius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Grey NoddyProcelsterna albivitta
Atoll TernGygis alba
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Fairy TernSternula nereisVulnerable
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus
White-bellied GoshawkAccipiter haplochrousEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Whistling KiteHaliastur sphenurus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Eastern Grass OwlTyto longimembris
Pearly OwlTyto delicatula

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Nankeen KestrelFalco cenchroides
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Long-horned ParakeetEunymphicus cornutusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Red-crowned ParakeetCyanoramphus saissetiEndemic (country/region)
New Caledonian LorikeetCharmosyna diademaEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Barred HoneyeaterGlycifohia undulataEndemic (country/region)
Scarlet MyzomelaMyzomela sanguinolenta
Grey-eared HoneyeaterLichmera incana
Crow HoneyeaterGymnomyza aubryanaEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered
New Caledonian FriarbirdPhilemon diemenensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Fan-tailed GerygoneGerygone flavolateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Melanesian CuckooshrikeCoracina caledonica
New Caledonian CicadabirdEdolisoma analeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopyga

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

New Caledonian WhistlerPachycephala caledonica
Rufous WhistlerPachycephala rufiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucoryn

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Streaked FantailRhipidura verreauxi
Grey FantailRhipidura albiscapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

New Caledonian CrowCorvus moneduloidesEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Melanesian MyiagraMyiagra caledonica
Southern ShrikebillClytorhynchus pachycephaloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Yellow-bellied RobinCryptomicroeca flaviventrisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Chestnut-breasted MannikinLonchura castaneothoraxIntroduced species
Red-throated ParrotfinchErythrura psittaceaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

New Caledonian ThicketbirdMegalurulus mariaeEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Green-backed White-eyeZosterops xanthochroaEndemic (country/region)
Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Striated StarlingAplonis striataEndemic (country/region)

 

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