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Malaita

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

Other names: Malayta, Mala

Description: Solomons

Number of species: 138
Number of globally threatened species: 6
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2014-08-02
Last modified: 2018-11-24
See also: http://www.birdsofmelanesia.net/solomons8.html/malaita.pdf
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Melanesian MegapodeMegapodius eremita

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

White-throated PigeonColumba vitiensis
Yellow-legged PigeonColumba pallidicepsVulnerable
Mackinlay's Cuckoo DoveMacropygia mackinlayi
Crested Cuckoo DoveReinwardtoena crassirostrisNear-threatened
Thick-billed Ground DoveAlopecoenas salamonisEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Stephan's DoveChalcophaps stephani
Pacific Imperial PigeonDucula pacificaRare/Accidental
Red-knobbed Imperial PigeonDucula rubriceraNear-threatened
Island Imperial PigeonDucula pistrinariaEndemic (country/region)
Chestnut-bellied Imperial PigeonDucula brenchleyiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Superb Fruit DovePtilinopus superbus
Yellow-bibbed Fruit DovePtilinopus solomonensis
Claret-breasted Fruit DovePtilinopus viridis
Pale Mountain PigeonGymnophaps solomonensisEndemic (country/region)
Choiseul PigeonMicrogoura meekiEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Moustached TreeswiftHemiprocne mystacea
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pacific KoelEudynamys orientalis
Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis
Shining Bronze CuckooChalcites lucidus
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Woodford's RailHypotaenidia woodfordi
Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
Rufous-tailed Bush-henAmaurornis moluccana
White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesNear-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Rufous Night HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Striated HeronButorides striata
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
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
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Atoll TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Grey-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Pacific BazaAviceda subcristata
Variable GoshawkAccipiter hiogaster
Pied GoshawkAccipiter albogularis
Sanford's Sea EagleHaliaeetus sanfordiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Pearly OwlTyto delicatula

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Solomon Islands BoobookNinox jacquinoti

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Papuan HornbillRhyticeros plicatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Variable Dwarf KingfisherCeyx lepidus
Little KingfisherCeyx pusillus
Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Beach KingfisherTodiramphus saurophagus
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Oriental HobbyFalco severus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Solomon Islands CorellaCacatua ducorpsiiEndemic (country/region)

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Green Pygmy ParrotMicropsitta finschiiEndemic (country/region)
Eclectus ParrotEclectus roratus
Singing ParrotGeoffroyus heteroclitus
Meek's LorikeetCharmosyna meekiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Duchess LorikeetCharmosyna margarethaeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Yellow-bibbed LoryLorius chlorocercusEndemic (country/region)
Cardinal LoryChalcopsitta cardinalis
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Red-vested MyzomelaMyzomela malaitaeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Barred CuckooshrikeCoracina lineata
Solomon Islands CuckooshrikeCoracina welchmani
White-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina papuensis
Solomon Islands CicadabirdEdolisoma holopoliumEndemic (country/region)
Melanesian CicadabirdEdolisoma remotum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Oriole WhistlerPachycephala orioloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

White-winged FantailRhipidura cockerelliEndemic (country/region)
Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys
Malaita FantailRhipidura malaitaeEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Steel-blue MyiagraMyiagra ferrocyaneaEndemic (country/region)
White-cheeked MonarchSymposiachrus malaitaeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Chestnut-bellied MonarchMonarcha castaneiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Midget FlowerpeckerDicaeum aeneum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Island Leaf WarblerSeicercus maforensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Malaita White-eyeZosterops stresemanniEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Long-tailed MynaMino kreffti
Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica
Singing StarlingAplonis cantoroides
Brown-winged StarlingAplonis grandisEndemic (country/region)

 

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