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Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World

Northern Marianas

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

Number of species: 165
Number of endemics: 6
Number of globally threatened species: 15
Number of extinct species: 4
Number of introduced species: 6
Date last reviewed: 2013-01-13
Last modified: 2019-05-05
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
Falcated DuckMareca falcataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americana
Chinese Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhynchaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Micronesian MegapodeMegapodius laperouseEndangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Island Collared DoveStreptopelia bitorquataIntroduced species
White-throated Ground DoveAlopecoenas xanthonurusNear-threatened
Mariana Fruit DovePtilinopus roseicapillaEndangered

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Caroline SwiftletAerodramus inquietus
Mariana SwiftletAerodramus bartschiEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensisRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Guam RailHypotaenidia owstoniEndemic (country/region) Extinct in the wild
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Madeiran Storm-petrelHydrobates castroRare/Accidental
Matsudaira's Storm-petrelHydrobates matsudairaeVulnerable
Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhous
Tristram's Storm-petrelHydrobates tristramiRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleuca
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisVulnerable
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasNear-threatened
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeusRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Rufous Night HeronNycticorax caledonicusRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Abbott's BoobyPapasula abbottiRare/Accidental Endangered
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucosRare/Accidental
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Little CurlewNumenius minutus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisEndangered
RuffCalidris pugnax
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Pintail SnipeGallinago stenuraRare/Accidental
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudus
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Atoll TernGygis alba
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Grey-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Eastern Marsh HarrierCircus spilonotusRare/Accidental
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Japanese BuzzardButeo japonicusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Micronesian MyzomelaMyzomela rubratraEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Mariana CrowCorvus kubaryiEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Tinian MonarchMetabolus takatsukasaeEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpodaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaRare/Accidental
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
Green-headed WagtailMotacilla tschutschensisRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Guam WarblerAcrocephalus lusciniusEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Hiwai's WarblerAcrocephalus hiwaeEndemic Critically endangered
Aguijan WarblerAcrocephalus nijoiEndemic Extinct
Pagan WarblerAcrocephalus yamashinaeEndemic Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Golden White-eyeCleptornis marcheiEndemic Critically endangered
Rota White-eyeZosterops rotensisEndemic Critically endangered
Bridled White-eyeZosterops conspicillatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

White-cheeked StarlingSpodiopsar cineraceusRare/Accidental
Micronesian StarlingAplonis opacaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Grey-streaked FlycatcherMuscicapa griseistictaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomusRare/Accidental

 

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