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Tasman District

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Tasman 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: Tasman District [map]

Number of species: 161
Number of breeding endemics: 3
Number of introduced species: 28
Date last reviewed: 2013-05-20
Last modified: 2021-01-18
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APTERYGIFORMES: Apterygidae

Great Spotted KiwiApteryx haastiiEndemic (country/region)

 
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)
Maned DuckChenonetta jubataRare/Accidental
Blue DuckHymenolaimus malacorhynchosEndemic (country/region)
Australian ShovelerSpatula rhynchotis
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Gray TealAnas gracilis
Brown TealAnas chlorotisEndemic (country/region)
New Zealand ScaupAythya novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
New Zealand GrebePoliocephalus rufopectusEndemic (country/region)

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogriseaRare/Accidental
New Zealand PigeonHemiphaga novaeseelandiae

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensisBreeding endemic
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Pallid CuckooCacomantis pallidusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

WekaGallirallus australisEndemic (country/region)
Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Eurasian CootFulica atra
South Island TakahePorphyrio hochstetteriEndemic (country/region)
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus
Black StiltHimantopus novaezelandiaeEndemic (country/region)

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Red-breasted DotterelCharadrius obscurusEndemic (country/region)
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Double-banded PloverCharadrius bicinctus
Black-fronted DotterelElseyornis melanops
WrybillAnarhynchus frontalisEndemic (country/region)

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensis
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Wandering TattlerTringa incanaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-billed GullChroicocephalus bulleriEndemic (country/region)
Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Gray NoddyAnous albivitta
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black-fronted TernChlidonias albostriatusEndemic (country/region)
White-fronted TernSterna striataBreeding endemic
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Little PenguinEudyptula minor
Fiordland PenguinEudyptes pachyrhynchusEndemic (country/region)

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleri
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salvini
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicaEndemic (country/region)
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriEndemic (country/region)
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Hutton's ShearwaterPuffinus huttoniBreeding endemic
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gavia
Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Cape GannetMorus capensisRare/Accidental
Australasian GannetMorus serrator

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucos
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Spotted ShagPhalacrocorax punctatusEndemic (country/region)
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris
Pied CormorantPhalacrocorax varius
New Zealand King ShagPhalacrocorax carunculatusEndemic (country/region)

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Australasian BitternBotaurus poiciloptilus
Pacific HeronArdea pacificaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiae
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swamp HarrierCircus approximans

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Little OwlAthene noctuaIntroduced species
MoreporkNinox novaeseelandiae

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

New Zealand FalconFalco novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Strigopidae

KeaNestor notabilisEndemic (country/region)
New Zealand KakaNestor meridionalisEndemic (country/region)

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Red-crowned ParakeetCyanoramphus novaezelandiae
Yellow-crowned ParakeetCyanoramphus auricepsEndemic (country/region)
Eastern RosellaPlatycercus eximiusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthisittidae

RiflemanAcanthisitta chlorisEndemic (country/region)
South Island WrenXenicus gilviventrisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Gray GerygoneGerygone igataEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mohouidae

YellowheadMohoua ochrocephalaEndemic (country/region)
PipipiMohoua novaeseelandiaeEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Australian MagpieGymnorhina tibicenIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

New Zealand FantailRhipidura fuliginosaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Satin FlycatcherMyiagra cyanoleucaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

RookCorvus frugilegusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Callaeidae

South Island SaddlebackPhilesturnus carunculatusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

New Zealand FernbirdPoodytes punctatusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena

 
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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