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

Number of species: 172
Number of endemics: 27
Number of globally threatened species: 21
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 13
Date last reviewed: 2003-12-31
Last modified: 2018-09-22
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Wandering Whistling DuckDendrocygna arcuataExtirpated
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Chinese Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhyncha
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Melanesian MegapodeMegapodius eremitaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Brown QuailSynoicus ypsilophorusIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
White-throated PigeonColumba vitiensis
Spotted-necked DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Friendly Ground DoveAlopecoenas stairiVulnerable
Pacific Imperial PigeonDucula pacifica
Barking Imperial PigeonDucula latransEndemic
Many-coloured Fruit DovePtilinopus perousii
Purple-capped Fruit DovePtilinopus porphyraceus
Orange DovePtilinopus victorEndemic
Golden DovePtilinopus luteovirensEndemic
Whistling DovePtilinopus layardiEndemic Near-threatened

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae

Tawny FrogmouthPodargus strigoidesIntroduced species

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Bar-winged RailHypotaenidia poecilopteraEndemic Extinct
Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-petrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
New Zealand Storm-petrelFregetta maorianaRare/Accidental Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Polynesian Storm-petrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm-petrelHydrobates matsudairaeRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaRare/Accidental Endangered
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisVulnerable
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macropteraRare/Accidental
Parkinson's PetrelProcellaria parkinsoniRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatisRare/Accidental
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularisRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Fiji PetrelPseudobulweria macgillivrayiEndemic Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Striated HeronButorides striata
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
Masked LapwingVanellus milesRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/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
Atoll TernGygis alba
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Grey-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Fiji GoshawkAccipiter rufitorquesEndemic

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Eastern Grass OwlTyto longimembrisExtirpated
Pearly OwlTyto delicatula

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Kadavu Shining ParrotProsopeia splendensEndemic Vulnerable
Masked Shining ParrotProsopeia personataEndemic Near-threatened
Red Shining ParrotProsopeia tabuensisEndemic
Red-throated LorikeetCharmosyna amabilisEndemic Critically endangered
Blue-crowned LorikeetVini australis
Collared LoryPhigys solitariusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Rotuma MyzomelaMyzomela chermesinaEndemic Vulnerable
Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalisRare/Accidental
Orange-breasted MyzomelaMyzomela jugularisEndemic
Wattled HoneyeaterFoulehaio carunculatus
Giant Forest HoneyeaterGymnomyza viridisEndemic
Kadavu HoneyeaterXanthotis provocatorEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Fiji WhistlerPachycephala vitiensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Australian MagpieGymnorhina tibicenIntroduced species
Fiji WoodswallowArtamus mentalisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

SilktailLamprolia victoriaeEndemic
Streaked FantailRhipidura verreauxi
Kadavu FantailRhipidura personataEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Vanikoro MyiagraMyiagra vanikorensis
Blue-crested MyiagraMyiagra azureocapillaEndemic
Ogea MonarchMayrornis versicolorEndemic Near-threatened
Slaty MonarchMayrornis lessoniEndemic
Fiji ShrikebillClytorhynchus vitiensis
Black-throated ShrikebillClytorhynchus nigrogularisEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Pacific RobinPetroica multicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
Java SparrowLonchura oryzivoraIntroduced species Vulnerable
Red-headed ParrotfinchErythrura cyaneovirens
Pink-billed ParrotfinchErythrura kleinschmidtiEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Long-legged ThicketbirdMegalurulus rufusEndemic Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Fiji Bush WarblerHorornis ruficapillaEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Fiji White-eyeZosterops exploratorEndemic
Vanuatu White-eyeZosterops flavifrons
Silver-eyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Jungle MynaAcridotheres fuscusIntroduced species
Polynesian StarlingAplonis tabuensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 

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