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Solomon Islands

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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 Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). 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: 303
Number of endemics: 63
Number of globally threatened species: 27
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 3
Last modified: 2018-09-22
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Plumed Whistling DuckDendrocygna eytoniRare/Accidental
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Grey TealAnas gibberifrons

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Melanesian MegapodeMegapodius eremita

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallus
Eurasian Black GrouseLyrurus tetrixRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

White-throated PigeonColumba vitiensis
Yellow-legged PigeonColumba pallidicepsVulnerable
Mackinlay's Cuckoo DoveMacropygia mackinlayi
Crested Cuckoo DoveReinwardtoena crassirostrisEndemic Near-threatened
White-bibbed Ground DoveAlopecoenas jobiensis
Bronze Ground DoveAlopecoenas beccarii
Santa Cruz Ground DoveAlopecoenas sanctaecrucisEndemic Endangered
Thick-billed Ground DoveAlopecoenas salamonisExtinct
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Stephan's DoveChalcophaps stephani
Pacific Imperial PigeonDucula pacifica
Red-knobbed Imperial PigeonDucula rubriceraNear-threatened
Island Imperial PigeonDucula pistrinaria
Chestnut-bellied Imperial PigeonDucula brenchleyiEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
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 Near-threatened
Pale Mountain PigeonGymnophaps solomonensisEndemic
Choiseul PigeonMicrogoura meekiEndemic Extinct

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae

Solomon Island FrogmouthRigidipenna inexpectataEndemic Near-threatened

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

White-throated NightjarEurostopodus mystacalis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Moustached TreeswiftHemiprocne mystacea
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Mayr's SwiftletAerodramus orientalisData deficient
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Woodford's RailHypotaenidia woodfordiEndemic
Roviana RailHypotaenidia rovianaeEndemic Near-threatened
Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
Rufous-tailed Bush-henAmaurornis moluccana
White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Makira MoorhenPareudiastes silvestrisEndemic Critically endangered
Dusky MoorhenGallinula tenebrosa

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-petrelNesofregetta fuliginosaRare/Accidental Endangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Madeiran Storm-petrelHydrobates castroRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisVulnerable
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesNear-threatened
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Heinroth's ShearwaterPuffinus heinrothiVulnerable
Beck's PetrelPseudobulweria beckiCritically endangered
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Australian PelicanPelecanus conspicillatusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensisRare/Accidental
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Rufous Night HeronNycticorax caledonicus
Striated HeronButorides striata
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaRare/Accidental
White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Australian IbisThreskiornis moluccus
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Christmas Island FrigatebirdFregata andrewsiCritically endangered

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus
Masked LapwingVanellus miles

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Little CurlewNumenius minutus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Endangered
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatusNear-threatened
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Red-backed ButtonquailTurnix maculosus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Atoll TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Grey-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
White-fronted TernSterna striata
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
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 GoshawkAccipiter imitatorEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Meyer's GoshawkAccipiter meyerianus
White-bellied Sea EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster
Sanford's Sea EagleHaliaeetus sanfordiEndemic Vulnerable
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Pearly OwlTyto delicatula

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Solomon Islands BoobookNinox jacquinoti
Fearful OwlNesasio solomonensisEndemic Vulnerable

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Papuan HornbillRhyticeros plicatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Variable Dwarf KingfisherCeyx lepidus
Little KingfisherCeyx pusillus
Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Moustached KingfisherActenoides bougainvilleiEndemic
Forest KingfisherTodiramphus macleayii
Ultramarine KingfisherTodiramphus leucopygiusEndemic
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Beach KingfisherTodiramphus saurophagus
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Oriental HobbyFalco severus
Australian HobbyFalco longipennisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

Solomon Islands CorellaCacatua ducorpsiiEndemic

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Green Pygmy ParrotMicropsitta finschii
Red-breasted Pygmy ParrotMicropsitta bruijnii
Eclectus ParrotEclectus roratus
Singing ParrotGeoffroyus heteroclitus
Palm LorikeetCharmosyna palmarumVulnerable
Meek's LorikeetCharmosyna meekiEndemic Near-threatened
Red-flanked LorikeetCharmosyna placentis
Duchess LorikeetCharmosyna margarethaeEndemic Near-threatened
Yellow-bibbed LoryLorius chlorocercusEndemic (country/region)
Cardinal LoryChalcopsitta cardinalis
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Black-faced PittaPitta anerythraEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Guadalcanal HoneyeaterGuadalcanaria inexpectataEndemic
Makira HoneyeaterMeliarchus sclateriEndemic
Noisy MinerManorina melanocephalaIntroduced species
Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
Scarlet-naped MyzomelaMyzomela lafargeiEndemic
Black-headed MyzomelaMyzomela melanocephalaEndemic
Crimson-rumped MyzomelaMyzomela eichhorniEndemic
Red-vested MyzomelaMyzomela malaitaeEndemic Near-threatened
Sooty MyzomelaMyzomela tristrami

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Fan-tailed GerygoneGerygone flavolateralis
Grey ThornbillAcanthiza cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Barred CuckooshrikeCoracina lineata
Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
Solomon Islands CuckooshrikeCoracina welchmani
Melanesian CuckooshrikeCoracina caledonica
White-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina papuensis
Makira CicadabirdEdolisoma salomonisEndemic
Solomon Islands CicadabirdEdolisoma holopoliumEndemic
Melanesian CicadabirdEdolisoma remotum
Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa
Long-tailed TrillerLalage leucopyga

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

New Caledonian WhistlerPachycephala caledonica
Hooded WhistlerPachycephala implicataEndemic
Oriole WhistlerPachycephala orioloides
Fiji WhistlerPachycephala vitiensis
Mangrove Golden WhistlerPachycephala melanura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Australian MagpieGymnorhina tibicenIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

White-winged FantailRhipidura cockerelliEndemic
Willie-wagtailRhipidura leucophrys
Malaita FantailRhipidura malaitaeEndemic Vulnerable
Rufous FantailRhipidura rufifrons
Brown FantailRhipidura drowneiEndemic
Dusky FantailRhipidura tenebrosaEndemic Near-threatened
Rennell FantailRhipidura rennellianaEndemic
Grey FantailRhipidura albiscapa
New Zealand FantailRhipidura fuliginosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Bougainville CrowCorvus meeki
White-billed CrowCorvus woodfordiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Steel-blue MyiagraMyiagra ferrocyaneaEndemic
Makira MyiagraMyiagra cervinicaudaEndemic Near-threatened
Melanesian MyiagraMyiagra caledonica
Vanikoro MyiagraMyiagra vanikorensis
Solomon Islands MonarchSymposiachrus barbatusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
White-cheeked MonarchSymposiachrus malaitaeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Kolombangara MonarchSymposiachrus browniEndemic Near-threatened
White-collared MonarchSymposiachrus vidua
Vanikoro MonarchMayrornis schistaceusEndemic Vulnerable
Black-throated ShrikebillClytorhynchus nigrogularisNear-threatened
Santa Cruz ShrikebillClytorhynchus sanctaecrucisEndemic Endangered
Rennell ShrikebillClytorhynchus hamliniEndemic
Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascens
Chestnut-bellied MonarchMonarcha castaneiventris
White-caped MonarchMonarcha richardsiiEndemic
Makira MonarchMonarcha ugiensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Pacific RobinPetroica multicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Midget FlowerpeckerDicaeum aeneum
Malaita FlowerpeckerDicaeum malaitaeEndemic
Mottled FlowerpeckerDicaeum tristramiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Blue-faced ParrotfinchErythrura trichroa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Melanesian ThicketbirdMegalurulus whitneyi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Australian Reed WarblerAcrocephalus australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Tree MartinPetrochelidon nigricans
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Mountain Leaf WarblerSeicercus trivirgatus
Island Leaf WarblerSeicercus maforensis
San Cristobal Leaf WarblerSeicercus makirensisEndemic
Kolombangara Leaf WarblerSeicercus amoenusEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Shade Bush WarblerHorornis parensEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Yellow-throated White-eyeZosterops metcalfiiEndemic
Malaita White-eyeZosterops stresemanniEndemic
Grey-throated White-eyeZosterops ugiensisEndemic (country/region)
Banded White-eyeZosterops vellalavellaEndemic Near-threatened
Santa Cruz White-eyeZosterops sanctaecrucisEndemic
Vanikoro White-eyeZosterops gibbsiEndemic
Bare-eyed White-eyeZosterops superciliosusEndemic
Sanford's White-eyeZosterops lacertosusEndemic Near-threatened
Gizo White-eyeZosterops luteirostrisEndemic Endangered
Ranongga White-eyeZosterops splendidusEndemic Vulnerable
Solomon Islands White-eyeZosterops kulambangraeEndemic
Dark-eyed White-eyeZosterops rendovaeEndemic
Rennell Island White-eyeZosterops rennellianusEndemic
Hermit White-eyeZosterops murphyiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Solomons ThrushZoothera margaretae
Bassian ThrushZoothera lunulata
Russet-tailed ThrushZoothera heinei
Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 

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