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

Number of species: 58
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2011-08-17
Last modified: 2018-07-03
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Kerguelen PintailAnas eatoniVulnerable


King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriNear-threatened
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papua
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliae
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticus
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophus
Southern Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeVulnerable


Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicus
Grey-backed Storm-petrelGarrodia nereis
White-faced Storm-petrelPelagodroma marina
White-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta grallaria
Black-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta tropica


Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaEndangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataNear-threatened
Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
Grey-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaEndangered
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta


Northern Giant PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoidesRare/Accidental
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma niveaRare/Accidental
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittata
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salvini
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Fulmar PrionPachyptila crassirostris
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Grey PetrelProcellaria cinereaNear-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
South Georgia Diving PetrelPelecanoides georgicus
Common Diving PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Imperial CormorantPhalacrocorax atriceps
Kerguelen ShagPhalacrocorax verrucosusEndemic


Black-faced SheathbillChionis minor


Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia


Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Chilean SkuaStercorarius chilensisRare/Accidental


Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata
Kerguelen TernSterna virgataNear-threatened


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