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Ambae

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

Other names: Aoba, Omba

Description: Leper's Island

Number of species: 50
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2014-08-02
Last modified: 2018-06-09
See also: http://www.birdsofmelanesia.net/vanuatu7htm/ambae.pdf
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

HardheadAythya australis
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Vanuatu MegapodeMegapodius layardiVulnerable

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

White-throated PigeonColumba vitiensis
Mackinlay's Cuckoo DoveMacropygia mackinlayi
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Pacific Imperial PigeonDucula pacifica
Vanuatu Imperial PigeonDucula bakeriEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Tanna Fruit DovePtilinopus tannensis
Red-bellied Fruit DovePtilinopus greyi

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Shining Bronze CuckooChalcites lucidus
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucosRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Wandering TattlerTringa incana

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Pearly OwlTyto delicatula

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Palm LorikeetCharmosyna palmarumVulnerable
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Vanuatu HoneyeaterGlycifohia notabilisEndemic (country/region)
Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
Grey-eared HoneyeaterLichmera incana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Fan-tailed GerygoneGerygone flavolateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa
Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopyga

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Fiji WhistlerPachycephala vitiensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucoryn

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Streaked FantailRhipidura verreauxi
Grey FantailRhipidura albiscapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Melanesian MyiagraMyiagra caledonica
Buff-bellied MonarchNeolalage banksianaEndemic (country/region)
Southern ShrikebillClytorhynchus pachycephaloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Pacific RobinPetroica multicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Red-headed ParrotfinchErythrura cyaneovirens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Vanuatu White-eyeZosterops flavifrons
Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Rusty-winged StarlingAplonis zelandicaNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 

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