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This checklist includes all bird species found in Réunion , 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 2023. 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: Réunion [map]

Other names: Reunion

Number of species: 165
Number of endemics: 16
Number of breeding endemics: 11
Number of introduced species: 27
Date last reviewed: 2021-03-21
Last modified: 2024-05-25
See also: https://inpn.mnhn.fr/collTerr/outreMer/974/REU/tab/especes
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotosRare/Accidental
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaRare/Accidental
Reunion ShelduckAlopochen kervazoi
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Mauritius DuckAnas theodoriRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Gray FrancolinOrtygornis pondicerianusIntroduced species
Chinese FrancolinFrancolinus pintadeanusExtirpated
Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensisIntroduced species
Madagascar PartridgeMargaroperdix madagarensisIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixIntroduced species
Jungle Bush-QuailPerdicula asiaticaIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Malagasy Turtle-DoveNesoenas picturatusIntroduced species
Pink PigeonNesoenas mayeriEndemic (country/region)
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Madagascar CuckooCuculus rochiiRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mascarene SwiftletAerodramus francicus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Reunion RailDryolimnas augusti
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Mascarene CootFulica newtoniiRare/Accidental
Reunion GallinulePorphyrio caerulescens
African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Oriental PloverAnarhynchus veredusRare/Accidental
Tibetan Sand-PloverAnarhynchus atrifronsRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverAnarhynchus leschenaultii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Madagascar ButtonquailTurnix nigricollisIntroduced species

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-PloverDromas ardeolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental
Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
White TernGygis albaRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Saunders's TernSternula saundersiRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Southern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Snowy AlbatrossDiomedea exulansRare/Accidental
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental
Indian Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche carteriRare/Accidental
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniRare/Accidental
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelHydrobates matsudairaeRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteusRare/Accidental
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiNear-endemic
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheriRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxRare/Accidental
Mascarene PetrelPseudobulweria aterrimaBreeding endemic
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisRare/Accidental
Spectacled PetrelProcellaria conspicillataRare/Accidental
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Australasian GannetMorus serratorRare/Accidental
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescensRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Reunion Night HeronNycticorax duboisi
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Malagasy Pond-HeronArdeola idaeRare/Accidental
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
Reunion IbisThreskiornis solitarius

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Reunion HarrierCircus maillardiEndemic
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Reunion Scops-OwlOtus grucheti

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Reunion KestrelFalco duboisi
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Mascarene ParrotMascarinus mascarinus
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
Echo ParakeetPsittacula eques
Mauritius Gray ParrotLophopsittacus bensoniRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Reunion CuckooshrikeLalage newtoniEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Mascarene Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone bourbonnensisNear-endemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Mascarene MartinPhedina borbonica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Reunion BulbulHypsipetes borbonicusEndemic
Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Reunion White-eyeZosterops olivaceusEndemic
Reunion Gray White-eyeZosterops borbonicusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix luteaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Reunion StarlingFregilupus varius
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Reunion StonechatSaxicola tectesEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusIntroduced species
Red-billed QueleaQuelea queleaIntroduced species
Red FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species
Reunion FodyFoudia delloni

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Java SparrowPadda oryzivoraExtirpated
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macrouraIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicaIntroduced species
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisIntroduced species
Cape CanarySerinus canicollisIntroduced species

 

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