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This checklist includes all bird species found in Falkland Islands (Malvinas) , 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 .

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Country or region: Falkland Islands (Malvinas) [map]

Other names: Falkland Islands

Number of species: 255
Number of endemics: 2
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2021-09-05
Last modified: 2024-01-05
See also: https://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCCountryLists.htm
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Graylag GooseAnser anserIntroduced species
Black-necked SwanCygnus melancoryphus
Coscoroba SwanCoscoroba coscoroba
Upland GooseChloephaga picta
Kelp GooseChloephaga hybrida
Ashy-headed GooseChloephaga poliocephalaRare/Accidental
Ruddy-headed GooseChloephaga rubidiceps
Flying Steamer-DuckTachyeres patachonicus
Falkland Steamer-DuckTachyeres brachypterusEndemic
Crested DuckLophonetta specularioides
Spectacled DuckSpeculanas specularisRare/Accidental
Silver TealSpatula versicolor
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
Red ShovelerSpatula plataleaRare/Accidental
Chiloe WigeonMareca sibilatrix
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica
Yellow-billed TealAnas flavirostris
Rosy-billed PochardNetta peposacaRare/Accidental
Black-headed DuckHeteronetta atricapillaRare/Accidental
Lake DuckOxyura vittataRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Chilean FlamingoPhoenicopterus chilensisRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

White-tufted GrebeRollandia rolland
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental
Great GrebePodiceps majorRare/Accidental
Silvery GrebePodiceps occipitalis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Picazuro PigeonPatagioenas picazuroRare/Accidental
Chilean PigeonPatagioenas araucanaRare/Accidental
Ruddy Ground DoveColumbina talpacotiRare/Accidental
Blue Ground DoveClaravis pretiosaRare/Accidental
Black-winged Ground DoveMetriopelia melanopteraRare/Accidental
West Peruvian DoveZenaida melodaRare/Accidental
Eared DoveZenaida auriculataRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Dark-billed CuckooCoccyzus melacoryphusRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Band-winged NightjarSystellura longirostrisRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Sick's SwiftChaetura meridionalisRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Green-backed FirecrownSephanoides sephaniodesRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Austral RailRallus antarcticusRare/Accidental
Plumbeous RailPardirallus sanguinolentusRare/Accidental
Red-fronted CootFulica rufifronsRare/Accidental
Red-gartered CootFulica armillataRare/Accidental
White-winged CootFulica leucoptera
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Pluvianellidae

Magellanic PloverPluvianellus socialisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Blackish OystercatcherHaematopus ater
Magellanic OystercatcherHaematopus leucopodus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Tawny-throated DotterelOreopholus ruficollisRare/Accidental
Rufous-chested DotterelZonibyx modestus
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensisRare/Accidental
Two-banded PloverAnarhynchus falklandicus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Thinocoridae

White-bellied SeedsnipeAttagis malouinusRare/Accidental
Least SeedsnipeThinocorus rumicivorusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

South American Painted-SnipeNycticryphes semicollarisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
Fuegian SnipeGallinago stricklandiiExtirpated
Pantanal SnipeGallinago paraguaiae
Magellanic SnipeGallinago magellanica
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
SurfbirdCalidris virgataRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Chilean SkuaStercorarius chilensis
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown-hooded GullChroicocephalus maculipennis
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusRare/Accidental
Gray GullLeucophaeus modestusRare/Accidental
Dolphin GullLeucophaeus scoresbii
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Belcher's GullLarus belcheriRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Black NoddyAnous minutusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Snowy-crowned TernSterna trudeauiRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
South American TernSterna hirundinacea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriRare/Accidental
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeRare/Accidental
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papua
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticusRare/Accidental
Magellanic PenguinSpheniscus magellanicus
Fiordland PenguinEudyptes pachyrhynchusRare/Accidental
Erect-crested PenguinEudyptes sclateriRare/Accidental
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophus
Royal PenguinEudyptes schlegeliRare/Accidental
Southern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocome
Moseley's Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes moseleyiRare/Accidental
Snares PenguinEudyptes robustusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Northern Royal AlbatrossDiomedea sanfordi
Southern Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Snowy AlbatrossDiomedea exulans
Tristan AlbatrossDiomedea dabbenena
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrata
Atlantic Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchosRare/Accidental
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostoma
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriRare/Accidental
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereis
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma niveaRare/Accidental
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macropteraRare/Accidental
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglectaRare/Accidental
Trindade PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessoniiRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incerta
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinerea
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialis
Spectacled PetrelProcellaria conspicillataRare/Accidental
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Subantarctic ShearwaterPuffinus elegansRare/Accidental
Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix
South Georgia Diving-PetrelPelecanoides georgicusRare/Accidental
Magellanic Diving-PetrelPelecanoides magellani

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Maguari StorkCiconia maguariRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Peruvian BoobySula variegataRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Red-legged CormorantPoikilocarbo gaimardiRare/Accidental
Neotropic CormorantNannopterum brasilianumRare/Accidental
Magellanic CormorantLeucocarbo magellanicus
South Georgia ShagLeucocarbo georgianusRare/Accidental
Imperial CormorantLeucocarbo atriceps

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Cocoi HeronArdea cocoiRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Black-faced IbisTheristicus melanopisRare/Accidental
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajajaRare/Accidental

 
CATHARTIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Long-winged HarrierCircus buffoniRare/Accidental
Cinereous HarrierCircus cinereusRare/Accidental
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatusRare/Accidental
Variable HawkGeranoaetus polyosoma

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Great Horned OwlBubo virginianusRare/Accidental
Lesser Horned OwlBubo magellanicusRare/Accidental
Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaRare/Accidental
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Crested CaracaraCaracara plancus
Chimango CaracaraDaptrius chimangoRare/Accidental
Striated CaracaraDaptrius australis
American KestrelFalco sparveriusRare/Accidental
Aplomado FalconFalco femoralisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Austral ParakeetEnicognathus ferrugineusRare/Accidental
Burrowing ParakeetCyanoliseus patagonusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhinocryptidae

Magellanic TapaculoScytalopus magellanicusExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

Buff-winged CinclodesCinclodes fuscusRare/Accidental
Blackish CinclodesCinclodes antarcticus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cotingidae

Rufous-tailed PlantcutterPhytotoma raraRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Tufted Tit-TyrantAnairetes parulusRare/Accidental
White-crested ElaeniaElaenia albicepsRare/Accidental
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinusRare/Accidental
Austral NegritoLessonia rufaRare/Accidental
Dark-faced Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola maclovianus
White-browed Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola albiloraRare/Accidental
Fire-eyed DiuconPyrope pyropeRare/Accidental
Black-crowned MonjitaNeoxolmis coronatusRare/Accidental
Black-billed Shrike-TyrantAgriornis montanusRare/Accidental
Cattle TyrantMachetornis rixosaRare/Accidental
Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratusRare/Accidental
Crowned Slaty FlycatcherEmpidonomus aurantioatrocristatusRare/Accidental
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SwallowTachycineta leucorrhoaRare/Accidental
Chilean SwallowTachycineta leucopyga
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybeaRare/Accidental
Southern MartinProgne elegansRare/Accidental
Brown-chested MartinProgne taperaRare/Accidental
Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollisRare/Accidental
Blue-and-white SwallowPygochelidon cyanoleucaRare/Accidental
Tawny-headed SwallowAlopochelidon fucataRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedonRare/Accidental
Cobb's WrenTroglodytes cobbiEndemic
Grass WrenCistothorus platensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Patagonian MockingbirdMimus patagonicusRare/Accidental
White-banded MockingbirdMimus triurusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental
Austral ThrushTurdus falcklandii
Creamy-bellied ThrushTurdus amaurochalinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Correndera PipitAnthus correndera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Black-chinned SiskinSpinus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Long-tailed MeadowlarkLeistes loyca
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisRare/Accidental
Austral BlackbirdCuraeus curaeusRare/Accidental
Yellow-winged BlackbirdAgelasticus thiliusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

American RedstartSetophaga ruticillaRare/Accidental
Tropical ParulaSetophaga pitiayumiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Patagonian Sierra FinchPhrygilus patagonicusRare/Accidental
Diuca FinchDiuca diucaRare/Accidental
White-bridled FinchMelanodera melanodera
Yellow-bridled FinchMelanodera xanthogrammaExtirpated
Mourning Sierra FinchRhopospina fruticetiRare/Accidental
Patagonian Yellow-FinchSicalis lebruniRare/Accidental
Grassland Yellow-FinchSicalis luteolaRare/Accidental
Double-collared SeedeaterSporophila caerulescensRare/Accidental

 

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