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This checklist includes all bird species found in Solomon 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 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: Solomon Islands [map]

Number of species: 326
Number of endemics: 65
Number of introduced species: 4
Last modified: 2024-03-21
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoniRare/Accidental
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Gray TealAnas gracilis

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Melanesian MegapodeMegapodius eremita

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Black GrouseLyrurus tetrixRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Yellow-legged PigeonColumba pallidiceps
Mackinlay's Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia mackinlayi
Crested Cuckoo-DoveReinwardtoena crassirostrisEndemic
Pacific Emerald DoveChalcophaps longirostris
Stephan's DoveChalcophaps stephani
Santa Cruz Ground DovePampusana sanctaecrucisEndemic
Thick-billed Ground DovePampusana salamonis
Bronze Ground DovePampusana beccarii
White-bibbed Ground DovePampusana jobiensis
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobarica
Choiseul PigeonMicrogoura meekiEndemic
Superb Fruit-DovePtilinopus superbus
Silver-capped Fruit-DovePtilinopus richardsiiEndemic
Red-bellied Fruit-DovePtilinopus greyi
Yellow-bibbed Fruit-DovePtilinopus solomonensis
Claret-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus viridis
White-headed Fruit-DovePtilinopus eugeniaeEndemic
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica
Red-knobbed Imperial-PigeonDucula rubricera
Island Imperial-PigeonDucula pistrinaria
Chestnut-bellied Imperial-PigeonDucula brenchleyiEndemic (country/region)
Pale Mountain-PigeonGymnophaps solomonensisEndemic

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Buff-headed CoucalCentropus miloEndemic
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Pacific KoelEudynamys orientalis
Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Shining Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx lucidus
Fan-tailed CuckooCacomantis flabelliformis
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae

Solomons FrogmouthRigidipenna inexpectata

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Solomons NightjarEurostopodus nigripennisEndemic (country/region)
White-throated NightjarEurostopodus mystacalis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Satin SwiftletCollocalia uropygialis
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Australian SwiftletAerodramus terraereginae
Mayr's SwiftletAerodramus orientalis
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Moustached TreeswiftHemiprocne mystacea

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Woodford's RailGallirallus woodfordiEndemic
Roviana RailGallirallus rovianaeEndemic
Makira MoorhenGallinula silvestrisEndemic
Dusky MoorhenGallinula tenebrosa
Black-backed SwamphenPorphyrio indicus
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus
White-browed CrakePoliolimnas cinereus
Pale-vented Bush-henAmaurornis moluccana
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostris

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus
Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Masked LapwingVanellus miles
Oriental PloverAnarhynchus veredus
Siberian Sand-PloverAnarhynchus mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverAnarhynchus leschenaultii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensis
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Little CurlewNumenius minutus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensis
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatus
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Red-backed ButtonquailTurnix maculosus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

White TernGygis alba
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Australian TernGelochelidon macrotarsa
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Common TernSterna hirundo
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
White-fronted TernSterna striata
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Band-rumped Storm-PetrelHydrobates castroRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldicaRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectata
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaRare/Accidental
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraRare/Accidental
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipes
Vanuatu PetrelPterodroma occultaRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental
Beck's PetrelPseudobulweria beckiRare/Accidental
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Fluttering ShearwaterPuffinus gaviaRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Heinroth's ShearwaterPuffinus heinrothi

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Christmas Island FrigatebirdFregata andrewsi

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Pied CormorantMicrocarbo melanoleucos
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostrisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensisRare/Accidental
Nankeen Night HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Eastern Cattle EgretBubulcus coromandusRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Medium EgretArdea intermediaRare/Accidental
Plumed EgretArdea plumiferaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
Australian IbisThreskiornis molucca
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Pacific BazaAviceda subcristata
Swamp HarrierCircus approximans
Variable GoshawkAccipiter hiogaster
Gray GoshawkAccipiter novaehollandiae
Brown GoshawkAccipiter fasciatus
Pied GoshawkAccipiter albogularis
Imitator SparrowhawkAccipiter imitatorEndemic (country/region)
Meyer's GoshawkAccipiter meyerianus
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleIcthyophaga leucogaster
Sanford's Sea-EagleIcthyophaga sanfordi

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

West Solomons OwlAthene jacquinoti
Guadalcanal OwlAthene grantiEndemic
Malaita OwlAthene malaitaeEndemic
Makira OwlAthene roseoaxillarisEndemic
Fearful OwlAsio solomonensis

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Blyth's HornbillRhyticeros plicatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Little KingfisherCeyx pusillus
New Georgia Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx collectorisEndemic
North Solomons Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx meeki
Guadalcanal Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx nigromaxilla
Makira Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx gentianusEndemic
Forest KingfisherTodiramphus macleayii
Ultramarine KingfisherTodiramphus leucopygius
Pacific KingfisherTodiramphus sacer
Colonist KingfisherTodiramphus colonus
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Beach KingfisherTodiramphus saurophagus
Melanesian KingfisherTodiramphus tristrami
Moustached KingfisherActenoides bougainvilleiEndemic

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Oriental HobbyFalco severus
Australian HobbyFalco longipennisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Ducorps's CockatooCacatua ducorpsii

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Red-breasted Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta bruijnii
Finsch's Pygmy-ParrotMicropsitta finschii
Papuan EclectusEclectus polychloros
Singing ParrotGeoffroyus heteroclitus
Red-flanked LorikeetHypocharmosyna placentis
Duchess LorikeetCharmosynoides margarethae
Meek's LorikeetVini meeki
Palm LorikeetVini palmarum
Yellow-bibbed LoryLorius chlorocercusEndemic (country/region)
Cardinal LoryPseudeos cardinalis
Coconut LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus moluccanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Black-faced PittaPitta anerythra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Noisy MinerManorina melanocephalaIntroduced species
Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
Scarlet-naped MyzomelaMyzomela lafargeiEndemic
Yellow-vented MyzomelaMyzomela eichhorniEndemic
Red-bellied MyzomelaMyzomela malaitaeEndemic
Black-headed MyzomelaMyzomela melanocephalaEndemic
Sooty MyzomelaMyzomela tristrami
Makira HoneyeaterMeliarchus sclateriEndemic
Guadalcanal HoneyeaterGuadalcanaria inexpectataEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Gray ThornbillAcanthiza cinerea
Rennell GerygoneGerygone citrina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Barred CuckooshrikeCoracina lineata
Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
North Melanesian CuckooshrikeCoracina welchmani
White-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina papuensis
South Melanesian CuckooshrikeCoracina caledonica
Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa
Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopyga
Makira CicadabirdEdolisoma salomonisEndemic
Solomons CuckooshrikeEdolisoma holopoliumEndemic
Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Guadalcanal Hooded WhistlerPachycephala implicataEndemic
Temotu WhistlerPachycephala vanikorensis
Oriole WhistlerPachycephala orioloides
Rennell WhistlerPachycephala feminina
Black-tailed WhistlerPachycephala melanura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Australian MagpieGymnorhina tibicenIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

White-winged FantailRhipidura cockerelli
White-gorgeted FantailRhipidura coultasiEndemic (country/region)
Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys
Malaita FantailRhipidura malaitaeEndemic
Santa Cruz FantailRhipidura melaenolaema
Solomons Rufous FantailRhipidura rufofronta
Guadalcanal FantailRhipidura ocularisEndemic (country/region)
Dusky FantailRhipidura tenebrosaEndemic
Rennell FantailRhipidura rennellianaEndemic
Gray FantailRhipidura albiscapa
New Zealand FantailRhipidura fuliginosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Vanikoro MonarchMayrornis schistaceusEndemic
Rennell ShrikebillClytorhynchus hamliniEndemic
Black-throated ShrikebillClytorhynchus nigrogularis
Santa Cruz ShrikebillClytorhynchus sanctaecrucisEndemic
Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
White-capped MonarchMonarcha richardsiiEndemic
Chestnut-bellied MonarchMonarcha castaneiventris
Bougainville MonarchMonarcha erythrostictusEndemic
Black-and-white MonarchSymposiachrus barbatusEndemic
Kolombangara MonarchSymposiachrus browniEndemic
White-collared MonarchSymposiachrus vidua
Steel-blue FlycatcherMyiagra ferrocyaneaEndemic
Ochre-headed FlycatcherMyiagra cervinicaudaEndemic
Melanesian FlycatcherMyiagra caledonica
Vanikoro FlycatcherMyiagra vanikorensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Guadalcanal CrowCorvus woodfordiEndemic
Bougainville CrowCorvus meeki

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Pacific RobinPetroica pusilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus
Australian Reed WarblerAcrocephalus australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Guadalcanal ThicketbirdCincloramphus turipavaeEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Mountain Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus trivirgatus
Makira Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus makirensisEndemic
Island Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus poliocephalus
Kolombangara Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus amoenusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Shade WarblerHorornis parensEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Banded White-eyeZosterops vellalavellaEndemic
Santa Cruz White-eyeZosterops sanctaecrucisEndemic
Bare-eyed White-eyeZosterops superciliosusEndemic
Sanford's White-eyeZosterops lacertosusEndemic
Vanikoro White-eyeZosterops gibbsiEndemic
Bougainville White-eyeZosterops hamliniEndemic (country/region)
Guadalcanal White-eyeZosterops oblitusEndemic
Gray-throated White-eyeZosterops rendovaeEndemic
Yellow-throated White-eyeZosterops metcalfiiEndemic
Malaita White-eyeZosterops stresemanniEndemic
Splendid White-eyeZosterops luteirostrisEndemic
Ganongga White-eyeZosterops splendidusEndemic
Solomons White-eyeZosterops kulambangraeEndemic
Dark-eyed White-eyeZosterops tetipariusEndemic
Kolombangara White-eyeZosterops murphyiEndemic
Rennell White-eyeZosterops rennellianusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Metallic StarlingAplonis metallica
Atoll StarlingAplonis feadensis
Rennell StarlingAplonis insularisEndemic
White-eyed StarlingAplonis brunneicapillusEndemic
Brown-winged StarlingAplonis grandisEndemic
Makira StarlingAplonis dichroaEndemic
Rusty-winged StarlingAplonis zelandica
Singing StarlingAplonis cantoroides
Polynesian StarlingAplonis tabuensis
Yellow-faced MynaMino dumontii
Long-tailed MynaMino kreffti
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Makira ThrushZoothera margaretaeEndemic
Guadalcanal ThrushZoothera turipavaeEndemic
Bassian ThrushZoothera lunulata
Russet-tailed ThrushZoothera heinei
Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Midget FlowerpeckerDicaeum aeneumEndemic
Mottled FlowerpeckerDicaeum tristramiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Ornate SunbirdCinnyris ornatus
Sahul SunbirdCinnyris frenatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusIntroduced species

 

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