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This checklist includes all bird species found in Pukarua , 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).
Bird Checklists of the World is part of Avibase and Bird links to the World, which are designed and maintained by Denis Lepage, and hosted by Bird Studies Canada, which is a co-partner of Birdlife International.
© Denis Lepage 2019
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|Red Junglefowl||Gallus gallus||Introduced species|
|Rock Dove||Columba livia||Introduced species|
|Red-tailed Tropicbird||Phaethon rubricauda|
|White-tailed Tropicbird||Phaethon lepturus|
|Long-tailed Koel||Urodynamis taitensis|
|Spotless Crake||Zapornia tabuensis|
|White-faced Storm-petrel||Pelagodroma marina|
|White-bellied Storm-petrel||Fregetta grallaria|
|Polynesian Storm-petrel||Nesofregetta fuliginosa||Endangered|
|Gould's Petrel||Pterodroma leucoptera||Vulnerable|
|Cook's Petrel||Pterodroma cookii||Vulnerable|
|Black-winged Petrel||Pterodroma nigripennis|
|Murphy's Petrel||Pterodroma ultima||Near-threatened|
|Herald Petrel||Pterodroma arminjoniana|
|Henderson Petrel||Pterodroma atrata||Endangered|
|Phoenix Petrel||Pterodroma alba||Endangered|
|Wedge-tailed Shearwater||Ardenna pacifica|
|Short-tailed Shearwater||Ardenna tenuirostris|
|Christmas Shearwater||Puffinus nativitatis|
|Tahiti Petrel||Pseudobulweria rostrata||Near-threatened|
|Pacific Reef Egret||Egretta sacra|
|Lesser Frigatebird||Fregata ariel|
|Great Frigatebird||Fregata minor|
|Red-footed Booby||Sula sula|
|Bristle-thighed Curlew||Numenius tahitiensis||Vulnerable|
|Ruddy Turnstone||Arenaria interpres|
|Black Noddy||Anous minutus|
|Blue Noddy||Procelsterna cerulea|
|Atoll Tern||Gygis alba|
|Sooty Tern||Onychoprion fuscatus|
|Grey-backed Tern||Onychoprion lunatus|
|Greater Crested Tern||Thalasseus bergii|