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Ascension

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

Number of species: 93
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 1
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2016-07-01
Last modified: 2021-08-07
See also: https://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/download
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GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnixRare/Accidental
Red-necked SpurfowlPternistis aferIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusRare/Accidental
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Zebra DoveGeopelia striata

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Common SwiftApus apusRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

CorncrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Madeiran Storm-petrelHydrobates castro
Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisRare/Accidental
Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilisRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

European White StorkCiconia ciconiaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Grey HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Ascension Island FrigatebirdFregata aquilaEndemic Vulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanusRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostris
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Atoll TernGygis alba
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Antarctic TernSterna vittata

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Southern Red BishopEuplectes orixRare/Accidental
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRare/Accidental
Madagascar FodyFoudia madagascariensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaRare/Accidental
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatinaRare/Accidental
Blue-breasted Cordon-bleuUraeginthus angolensisRare/Accidental
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotosRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Eastern Paradise WhydahVidua paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regiaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsRare/Accidental
European GreenfinchChloris chlorisRare/Accidental
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicaRare/Accidental
Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventrisIntroduced species
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern House MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental
Sand MartinRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Hill MynaGracula religiosaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

European RobinErithacus rubeculaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Song ThrushTurdus philomelosRare/Accidental
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaRare/Accidental

 

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