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This checklist includes all bird species found in Loyalty Islands , 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 Clements, version 2021. 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: Loyalty Islands [map]

Other names: Province des îles Loyauté, Province des iles Loyaute

Number of species: 155
Number of endemics: 4
Number of introduced species: 7
Date last reviewed: 2017-02-20
Last modified: 2022-07-22
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
HardheadAythya australis

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Pacific Emerald DoveChalcophaps longirostris
Red-bellied Fruit-DovePtilinopus greyi
Cloven-feathered DoveDrepanoptila holosericeaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica
New Caledonian Imperial-PigeonDucula goliathEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Aegothelidae

New Caledonian Owlet-nightjarAegotheles savesiEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered (possibly extinct)

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Satin SwiftletCollocalia uropygialis
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Australian SwiftletAerodramus terraereginae
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensisRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus
White-browed CrakePoliolimnas cinereus
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusillaRare/Accidental
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Gray NoddyAnous albivitta
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Australian Fairy TernSternula nereisVulnerable
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophoraRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulansRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Band-rumped Storm-PetrelHydrobates castroRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldica
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesNear-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriVulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Australasian GannetMorus serrator

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucos
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostrisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusEndangered
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Nankeen Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus
New Caledonia GoshawkAccipiter haplochrousEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Whistling KiteHaliastur sphenurus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Australasian Grass-OwlTyto longimembris
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Nankeen KestrelFalco cenchroidesRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Horned ParakeetEunymphicus cornutusVulnerable
Ouvea ParakeetEunymphicus uvaeensisEndemic Vulnerable
Coconut LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

New Caledonian MyzomelaMyzomela caledonicaEndemic (country/region)
Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
Barred HoneyeaterGliciphila undulata
Dark-brown HoneyeaterLichmera incana
New Caledonian FriarbirdPhilemon diemenensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Fan-tailed GerygoneGerygone flavolateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

South Melanesian CuckooshrikeCoracina caledonica
Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosaRare/Accidental
Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopyga
White-rumped TrillerLalage leucopygialis
New Caledonian CuckooshrikeAnalisoma analisEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Vanuatu WhistlerPachycephala chlorura
New Caledonian WhistlerPachycephala caledonicaEndemic (country/region)
Rufous WhistlerPachycephala rufiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Streaked FantailRhipidura verreauxi
Gray FantailRhipidura albiscapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Melanesian FlycatcherMyiagra caledonica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

New Caledonian CrowCorvus moneduloidesEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Yellow-bellied RobinEopsaltria flaviventrisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricansRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

SilvereyeZosterops lateralis
Large Lifou White-eyeZosterops inornatusEndemic
Small Lifou White-eyeZosterops minutusEndemic
Green-backed White-eyeZosterops xanthochroaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Striated StarlingAplonis striataEndemic
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red-throated ParrotfinchErythrura psittaceaEndemic (country/region)
Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

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