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St. Helena island

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This checklist includes all bird species found in St. Helena 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 2021. 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: St. Helena island [map]

Other names: Saint Helena

Number of species: 77
Number of endemics: 7
Number of introduced species: 10
Date last reviewed: 2016-07-01
Last modified: 2021-03-13
See also: https://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/download
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotosRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
ChukarAlectoris chukarIntroduced species
Rock PartridgeAlectoris graecaIntroduced species Near-threatened

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

St. Helena CuckooNannococcyx psixEndemic Extinct

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

St. Helena CrakeAtlantisia podarcesEndemic Extinct
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicaRare/Accidental
African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensisRare/Accidental
St. Helena RailZapornia astrictocarpusEndemic Extinct

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatusRare/Accidental
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
St. Helena PloverCharadrius sanctaehelenaeEndemic Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Antarctic TernSterna vittataRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchosRare/Accidental
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
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

Leach's Storm-PetrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelHydrobates castro

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoidesRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Large St. Helena PetrelPterodroma rupinarumEndemic Extinct
Murphy's PetrelPterodroma ultimaRare/Accidental
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Small St. Helena PetrelBulweria bifaxEndemic Extinct
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Subantarctic ShearwaterPuffinus elegansRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

White StorkCiconia ciconiaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmiiRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

St. Helena HoopoeUpupa antaiosEndemic Extinct

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Java SparrowPadda oryzivoraIntroduced species Endangered
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventrisIntroduced species

 

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