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This checklist includes all bird species found in Reunion island , 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: Reunion island [map]

Number of species: 103
Number of endemics: 7
Number of breeding endemics: 2
Number of introduced species: 24
Last modified: 2024-02-13
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaRare/Accidental
Reunion ShelduckAlopochen kervazoiEndemic (country/region)
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Meller's DuckAnas melleriIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Gray FrancolinOrtygornis pondicerianusIntroduced species
Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensisIntroduced species
Madagascar PartridgeMargaroperdix madagarensisIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixIntroduced species

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Malagasy Turtle-DoveNesoenas picturatusIntroduced species
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mascarene SwiftletAerodramus francicus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Reunion RailDryolimnas augustiEndemic (country/region)
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Reunion GallinulePorphyrio caerulescens

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Oriental PloverAnarhynchus veredusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverAnarhynchus leschenaultii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Madagascar ButtonquailTurnix nigricollisIntroduced species

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental
Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halliRare/Accidental
Barau's PetrelPterodroma baraui
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Mascarene PetrelPseudobulweria aterrimaBreeding endemic
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Reunion Night HeronNycticorax duboisiEndemic (country/region)
Striated HeronButorides striata
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Reunion IbisThreskiornis solitariusEndemic

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Reunion HarrierCircus maillardiEndemic (country/region)
Black KiteMilvus migrans

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Reunion Scops-OwlOtus gruchetiEndemic (country/region)

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Reunion KestrelFalco duboisiEndemic (country/region)
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Mascarene ParrotMascarinus mascarinusEndemic
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Reunion CuckooshrikeLalage newtoniEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Mascarene Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone bourbonnensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species

 
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 borbonicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix luteaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Reunion StarlingFregilupus variusEndemic (country/region)
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Reunion StonechatSaxicola tectesEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusIntroduced species
Red FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species
Reunion FodyFoudia delloniExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicaIntroduced species
Cape CanarySerinus canicollisIntroduced species

 

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