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

Other names: Reunion

Number of species: 147
Number of endemics: 8
Number of breeding endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 13
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 27
Date last reviewed: 2021-03-21
Last modified: 2022-07-23
See also: https://inpn.mnhn.fr/collTerr/outreMer/974/REU/tab/especes
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotosRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Madagascar PartridgeMargaroperdix madagarensisIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixIntroduced species
Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensisIntroduced species
Jungle Bush QuailPerdicula asiaticaIntroduced species
Chinese FrancolinFrancolinus pintadeanusExtirpated
Grey FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianusIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Madagascar Turtle DoveStreptopelia picturataIntroduced species
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mascarene SwiftletAerodramus francicusNear-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Madagascar CuckooCuculus rochiiRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrioRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Southern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-faced Storm-petrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchosRare/Accidental
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm-petrelHydrobates matsudairaeRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern Giant PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheriRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiNear-endemic Endangered
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macropteraRare/Accidental
Grey PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Spectacled PetrelProcellaria conspicillataRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental
Mascarene PetrelPseudobulweria aterrimaBreeding endemic Critically endangered
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescensRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Striated HeronButorides striata
Madagascar Pond HeronArdeola idaeRare/Accidental Endangered
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Grey HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serratorRare/Accidental
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Madagascar ButtonquailTurnix nigricollisIntroduced species

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-ploverDromas ardeolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental
Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Atoll TernGygis albaRare/Accidental
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Saunders's TernSternula saundersiRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Réunion HarrierCircus maillardiEndemic Endangered
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Mascarene ParrotMascarinus mascarinExtinct
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
Echo ParakeetPsittacula equesVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Reunion CuckooshrikeLalage newtoniEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Mascarene Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone bourbonnensisNear-endemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-billed QueleaQuelea queleaIntroduced species
Madagascar FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species
Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraExtirpated Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macrouraIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicaIntroduced species
Cape CanarySerinus canicollisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Mascarene MartinPhedina borbonica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Réunion BulbulHypsipetes borbonicusEndemic Near-threatened
Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Reunion White-eyeZosterops olivaceusEndemic
Réunion Grey White-eyeZosterops borbonicusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix luteaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Réunion StarlingFregilupus variusExtinct
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Hill MynaGracula religiosaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Réunion StonechatSaxicola tectesEndemic

 

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