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Norfolk Island

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Norfolk 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: Norfolk Island [map]

Number of species: 165
Number of endemics: 4
Number of globally threatened species: 11
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 12
Date last reviewed: 2016-02-28
Last modified: 2018-12-28
See also: http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/d045db79-1c0e-404b-bacc-e46802d2fe6a/files/bird-checklist.pdf
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Plumed Whistling DuckDendrocygna eytoniRare/Accidental
Black SwanCygnus atratusRare/Accidental
Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesRare/Accidental
HardheadAythya australisRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusExtirpated

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Torresian Imperial PigeonDucula spilorrhoa
Rose-crowned Fruit DovePtilinopus reginaRare/Accidental
New Zealand PigeonHemiphaga novaeseelandiaeExtirpated

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificusRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensisRare/Accidental
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Shining Bronze CuckooChalcites lucidus
Pallid CuckooHeteroscenes pallidusRare/Accidental
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Common CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-faced Storm-petrelPelagodroma marinaExtirpated
White-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta grallaria
Black-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta tropica
Polynesian Storm-petrelNesofregetta fuliginosaRare/Accidental Endangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulansRare/Accidental
Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern Giant PetrelMacronectes halli
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Fairy PrionPachyptila turturRare/Accidental
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriVulnerable
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisVulnerable
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Parkinson's PetrelProcellaria parkinsoniVulnerable
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriVulnerable
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularisRare/Accidental
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common Diving PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
White-necked HeronArdea pacificaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Australian IbisThreskiornis moluccusRare/Accidental
Straw-necked IbisThreskiornis spinicollisRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed SpoonbillPlatalea flavipesRare/Accidental
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regiaRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serratorRare/Accidental
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucosRare/Accidental
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostrisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

South Island OystercatcherHaematopus finschiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental
Masked LapwingVanellus milesRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisRare/Accidental Endangered
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickiiRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incanaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue NoddyProcelsterna cerulea
Grey NoddyProcelsterna albivitta
Atoll TernGygis alba
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
White-fronted TernSterna striataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximansRare/Accidental
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Pearly OwlTyto delicatulaRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

MoreporkNinox novaeseelandiae

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Forest KingfisherTodiramphus macleayiiRare/Accidental
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Nankeen KestrelFalco cenchroides

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Strigopidae

Norfolk Island KakaNestor productusEndemic Extinct

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Crimson RosellaPlatycercus elegansIntroduced species
Norfolk Island ParakeetCyanoramphus cookiiEndemic
Scaly-breasted LorikeetTrichoglossus chlorolepidotusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Grey WarblerGerygone igata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopygaExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Australian Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Masked WoodswallowArtamus personatusRare/Accidental
White-browed WoodswallowArtamus superciliosusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Grey FantailRhipidura albiscapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Pacific RobinPetroica multicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsRare/Accidental
European GreenfinchChloris chlorisIntroduced species
Common RedpollAcanthis flammeaIntroduced species
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis
White-chested White-eyeZosterops albogularisEndemic Critically endangered
Slender-billed White-eyeZosterops tenuirostrisEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisRare/Accidental
Tasman StarlingAplonis fuscaExtinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Song ThrushTurdus philomelosIntroduced species
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaIntroduced species
Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 

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