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Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World

Timaru District

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Timaru District , 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 2019. 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: Timaru District [map]

Number of species: 164
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 25
Number of extinct species: 5
Number of introduced species: 25
Date last reviewed: 2013-05-20
Last modified: 2020-07-19
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APTERYGIFORMES: Apterygidae

Great Spotted KiwiApteryx haastiiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Graylag GooseAnser anserIntroduced species
Canada GooseBranta canadensisIntroduced species
Cape Barren GooseCereopsis novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Mute SwanCygnus olorIntroduced species
Black SwanCygnus atratusIntroduced species
Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoidesRare/Accidental
Paradise ShelduckTadorna variegataEndemic (country/region)
Blue DuckHymenolaimus malacorhynchosEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Australian ShovelerSpatula rhynchotis
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Gray TealAnas gracilis
Brown TealAnas chlorotisExtirpated Near-threatened
HardheadAythya australisRare/Accidental
New Zealand ScaupAythya novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

New Zealand QuailCoturnix novaezelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Extinct
ChukarAlectoris chukarIntroduced species
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae
New Zealand GrebePoliocephalus rufopectusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
New Zealand PigeonHemiphaga novaeseelandiaeNear-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensisEndemic (country/region)
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Eurasian CootFulica atra
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus
Black StiltHimantopus novaezelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

South Island OystercatcherHaematopus finschiEndemic (country/region)
Variable OystercatcherHaematopus unicolorEndemic (country/region)

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus
Black-fronted DotterelElseyornis melanops
WrybillAnarhynchus frontalisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-billed GullChroicocephalus bulleriEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black-fronted TernChlidonias albostriatusEndemic (country/region) Endangered
White-fronted TernSterna striataBreeding endemic Near-threatened

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Yellow-eyed PenguinMegadyptes antipodesEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Little PenguinEudyptula minor
Fiordland PenguinEudyptes pachyrhynchusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Erect-crested PenguinEudyptes sclateriEndangered
Snares PenguinEudyptes robustusVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaEndangered
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriNear-threatened
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniVulnerable
Chatham AlbatrossThalassarche eremitaEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataNear-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereis
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Gray-faced PetrelPterodroma gouldi
Magenta PetrelPterodroma magentaeCritically endangered
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittata
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salvini
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Fulmar PrionPachyptila crassirostris
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Hutton's ShearwaterPuffinus huttoniEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Subantarctic ShearwaterPuffinus elegans
Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serrator

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Australasian DarterAnhinga novaehollandiae

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucos
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Spotted ShagPhalacrocorax punctatusEndemic (country/region)
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris
Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax varius
Stewart Island ShagPhalacrocorax chalconotusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilusEndangered
New Zealand BitternIxobrychus novaezelandiaeRare/Accidental Extinct
Pacific HeronArdea pacifica
Great EgretArdea alba
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Little OwlAthene noctuaIntroduced species
MoreporkNinox novaeseelandiae
Laughing OwlSceloglaux albifaciesEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

New Zealand FalconFalco novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Strigopidae

KeaNestor notabilisEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Red-crowned ParakeetCyanoramphus novaezelandiaeExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthisittidae

RiflemanAcanthisitta chlorisEndemic (country/region)
Bush WrenXenicus longipesEndemic (country/region) Extinct
South Island WrenXenicus gilviventrisEndemic (country/region) Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

TuiProsthemadera novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)
New Zealand BellbirdAnthornis melanuraEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Gray GerygoneGerygone igataEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mohouidae

PipipiMohoua novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

South Island PiopioTurnagra capensisRare/Accidental Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Australian MagpieGymnorhina tibicenIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

New Zealand FantailRhipidura fuliginosaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

RookCorvus frugilegusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Callaeidae

South Island KokakoCallaeas cinereusEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered (possibly extinct)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

South Island RobinPetroica australisEndemic (country/region)
TomtitPetroica macrocephalaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

New Zealand FernbirdPoodytes punctatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

SilvereyeZosterops lateralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Song ThrushTurdus philomelosIntroduced species
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

DunnockPrunella modularisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Australasian PipitAnthus novaeseelandiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsIntroduced species
European GreenfinchChloris chlorisIntroduced species
Common RedpollAcanthis flammeaIntroduced species
Lesser RedpollAcanthis cabaretIntroduced species
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlusIntroduced species
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaIntroduced species

 

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