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

Other names: Province des îles Loyauté, Province des iles Loyaute

Number of species: 154
Number of endemics: 4
Number of globally threatened species: 12
Number of introduced species: 7
Date last reviewed: 2017-02-20
Last modified: 2022-07-22
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

HardheadAythya australis
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

White-throated PigeonColumba vitiensis
Spotted-necked DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced 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

 
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

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Australian SwiftletAerodramus terraereginae
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensisRare/Accidental
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis
Shining Bronze CuckooChalcites lucidus
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusillaRare/Accidental
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-faced Storm-petrelPelagodroma marina
White-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-petrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophoraRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulansRare/Accidental
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Madeiran Storm-petrelHydrobates castroRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern Giant PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Grey PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriVulnerable
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesNear-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusEndangered
Rufous Night HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Striated HeronButorides striata
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serrator
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
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
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudus
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Grey NoddyProcelsterna albivitta
Atoll TernGygis alba
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
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 cenchroidesRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Long-horned ParakeetEunymphicus cornutusVulnerable
Short-horned ParrotEunymphicus uvaeensisEndemic Vulnerable
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Barred HoneyeaterGlycifohia undulata
Scarlet MyzomelaMyzomela sanguinolenta
Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
Grey-eared HoneyeaterLichmera incana
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
Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosaRare/Accidental
Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopyga
White-rumped TrillerLalage leucopygialis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

New Caledonian WhistlerPachycephala caledonicaEndemic (country/region)
Rufous WhistlerPachycephala rufiventris
Australian Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis

 
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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Yellow-bellied RobinCryptomicroeca flaviventrisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Red-throated ParrotfinchErythrura psittaceaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricansRare/Accidental
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Small Lifou White-eyeZosterops minutusEndemic
Green-backed White-eyeZosterops xanthochroaEndemic (country/region)
Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis
Large Lifou White-eyeZosterops inornatusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Striated StarlingAplonis striataEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 

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