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

Other names: Vate,Sandwich

Description: Named Sandwich by Cook to honour his sponsor, Nth Vanuatu

Number of species: 130
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of introduced species: 8
Date last reviewed: 2014-08-02
Last modified: 2018-11-24
See also: http://www.birdsofmelanesia.net/vanuatu7htm/efate.pdf
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

HardheadAythya australis
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Grey TealAnas gibberifronsRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental

 
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 tannensisEndemic (country/region)
Red-bellied Fruit DovePtilinopus greyi

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Australian SwiftletAerodramus terraereginae
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis
Shining Bronze CuckooChalcites lucidus
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

White-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-petrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisVulnerable
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesNear-threatened
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Beck's PetrelPseudobulweria beckiCritically endangered
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Striated HeronButorides striata
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucosRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

South Island OystercatcherHaematopus finschiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctusRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Atoll TernGygis alba
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Pearly OwlTyto delicatula

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Palm LorikeetCharmosyna palmarumVulnerable
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Vanuatu HoneyeaterGlycifohia notabilis
Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
Grey-eared HoneyeaterLichmera incana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Fan-tailed GerygoneGerygone flavolateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Melanesian CuckooshrikeCoracina caledonica
Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa
Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopyga

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

New Caledonian WhistlerPachycephala caledonica
Fiji WhistlerPachycephala vitiensis
Australian Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis

 
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

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandava
Black-headed MuniaLonchura malaccaIntroduced species
Chestnut-breasted MannikinLonchura castaneothoraxIntroduced species
Red-browed FinchNeochmia temporalisIntroduced species
Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Red-throated ParrotfinchErythrura psittaceaIntroduced species
Red-headed ParrotfinchErythrura cyaneovirens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Vanuatu White-eyeZosterops flavifronsEndemic (country/region)
Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Rusty-winged StarlingAplonis zelandicaNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 

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