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This checklist includes all bird species found in Mayotte , 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 .

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Country or region: Mayotte [map]

Number of species: 136
Number of endemics: 4
Number of globally threatened species: 10
Number of introduced species: 15
Date last reviewed: 2021-03-21
Last modified: 2022-07-22
See also: https://inpn.mnhn.fr/collTerr/outreMer/976/MYT/tab/especes
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotosRare/Accidental
Muscovy DuckCairina moschataIntroduced species
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisExtirpated

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Comoro PigeonColumba polleniiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicolaIntroduced species
Malagasy Turtle-DoveStreptopelia picturataIntroduced species
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistriaIntroduced species
Comoro Blue-PigeonAlectroenas sganziniEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Madagascar CuckooCuculus rochiiRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Madagascar SpinetailZoonavena grandidieriRare/Accidental
Alpine SwiftApus melbaRare/Accidental
African SwiftApus barbatus
Malagasy SwiftApus balstoni
Malagasy Palm-SwiftCypsiurus gracilis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusillaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubrisRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollarisRare/Accidental
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-PloverDromas ardeolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Saunders's TernSternula saundersi
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatranaRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
White-cheeked TernSterna repressaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelHydrobates matsudairaeRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Trindade PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacificaRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Persian ShearwaterPuffinus persicusRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Humblot's HeronArdea humblotiRare/Accidental Endangered
Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
Malagasy Pond-HeronArdeola idaeEndangered
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
Malagasy Sacred IbisThreskiornis bernieriRare/Accidental Endangered

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Malagasy HarrierCircus macroscelesRare/Accidental Endangered
Frances's SparrowhawkAccipiter francesiae
Black KiteMilvus migrans

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Anjouan Scops-OwlOtus capnodesEndangered
Mayotte Scops-OwlOtus mayottensisEndemic

 
LEPTOSOMIFORMES: Leptosomidae

Cuckoo-rollerLeptosomus discolor

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Malagasy KingfisherCorythornis vintsioides

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanniRare/Accidental
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriExtirpated
Gray-headed LovebirdAgapornis canusIntroduced species
Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Mayotte DrongoDicrurus waldeniiEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Malagasy Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone mutata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Pied CrowCorvus albusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Mascarene MartinPhedina borbonicaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusIntroduced species
Malagasy BulbulHypsipetes madagascariensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Malagasy White-eyeZosterops maderaspatanus
Mayotte White-eyeZosterops mayottensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Mayotte SunbirdCinnyris coquerelliiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red FodyFoudia madagascariensisIntroduced species
Red-headed FodyFoudia eminentissima

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullataIntroduced species
Java SparrowPadda oryzivoraExtirpated Endangered
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macrouraExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

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