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

Number of species: 93
Number of endemics: 5
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of introduced species: 24
Last modified: 2021-10-24
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Meller's DuckAnas melleriIntroduced species Endangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Madagascar PartridgeMargaroperdix madagarensisIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixIntroduced species
Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensisIntroduced species
Grey FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianusIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
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

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern Giant PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiEndangered
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Mascarene PetrelPseudobulweria aterrimaBreeding endemic Critically endangered
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Striated HeronButorides striata
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Madagascar ButtonquailTurnix nigricollisIntroduced species

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-ploverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental
Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Réunion HarrierCircus maillardiEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Black KiteMilvus migrans

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Mascarene ParrotMascarinus mascarinEndemic Extinct
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Reunion CuckooshrikeLalage newtoniEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Mascarene Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone bourbonnensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Madagascar FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
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 borbonicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix luteaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Réunion StarlingFregilupus variusEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Réunion StonechatSaxicola tectesEndemic

 

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