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Number of endemics: 4

Number of globally threatened species: 4

Number of introduced species: 9
 
 
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata Dendrocygne veuf Rare/Accidental
 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris Pintade de Numidie Introduced species
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Caille des blés  
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei Caille arlequin Rare/Accidental
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Grèbe castagneux  
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus Flamant rose Rare/Accidental
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus Puffin fouquet  
Tropical Shearwater Puffinus bailloni Puffin de Baillon  
 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Phaéton à bec jaune  
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Phaéton à brins rouges  
 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Frégate du Pacifique  
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Frégate ariel  
 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Fou masqué  
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Fou brun  
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Fou à pieds rouges  
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Héron cendré  
Humblot's Heron Ardea humbloti Héron de Humblot Endangered
Great Egret Ardea alba Grande Aigrette  
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Aigrette garzette  
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Héron garde-bœufs  
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Crabier chevelu  
Madagascar Pond-Heron Ardeola idae Crabier blanc Endangered
Striated Heron Butorides striata Héron strié  
 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae
Reunion Harrier Circus maillardi Busard de Maillard  
Frances's Goshawk Accipiter francesii Épervier de Frances  
Black Kite Milvus migrans Milan noir  
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Gallinule poule-d'eau  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Pluvier argenté  
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii Pluvier de Leschenault  
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Pluvier grand-gravelot  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Chevalier bargette  
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Chevalier guignette  
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Chevalier aboyeur  
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Chevalier sylvain Rare/Accidental
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Courlis corlieu  
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Courlis cendré Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Barge rousse Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Tournepierre à collier  
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Bécasseau cocorli  
Sanderling Calidris alba Bécasseau sanderling  
Little Stint Calidris minuta Bécasseau minute Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola Drome ardéole  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Grey-headed Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus Mouette à tête grise Rare/Accidental
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Noddi brun  
Lesser Noddy Anous tenuirostris Noddi marianne Rare/Accidental
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Sterne fuligineuse  
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus Sterne bridée Rare/Accidental
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Sterne de Dougall  
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii Sterne huppée  
Lesser Crested-Tern Thalasseus bengalensis Sterne voyageuse  
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Pigeon biset Introduced species
Comoro Pigeon Columba pollenii Pigeon des Comores Endemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola Tourterelle du Cap Introduced species
Madagascar Turtle-Dove Streptopelia picturata Tourterelle peinte Introduced species
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria Tourtelette tambourette Introduced species
Madagascar Green-Pigeon Treron australis Colombar maïtsou  
Comoro Blue-Pigeon Alectroenas sganzini Founingo des Comores Endemic (country/region)
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba Effraie des clochers  
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Moheli Scops-Owl Otus moheliensis Petit-duc de Mohéli Endemic (country/region) Critically endangered
Anjouan Scops-Owl Otus capnodes Petit-duc d'Anjouan Endemic Critically endangered
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
African Swift Apus barbatus Martinet du Cap  
Madagascar Swift Apus balstoni Martinet malgache  
African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus Martinet des palmes  
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Malagasy Kingfisher Alcedo vintsioides Martin-pêcheur vintsi  
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
Madagascar Bee-eater Merops superciliosus Guêpier de Madagascar  
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus Rolle violet  
 
CORACIIFORMES: Leptosomidae
Cuckoo Roller Leptosomus discolor Courol vouroudriou  
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae Faucon d'Éléonore  
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Faucon pèlerin  
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae
Vasa Parrot Coracopsis vasa Perroquet vaza  
Black Parrot Coracopsis nigra Perroquet noir  
Grey-headed Lovebird Agapornis canus Inséparable à tête grise Introduced species
 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae
Blue Vanga Cyanolanius madagascarinus Artamie azurée  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae
Ashy Cuckoo-shrike Coracina cinerea Échenilleur malgache  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae
Crested Drongo Dicrurus forficatus Drongo malgache  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae
Madagascar Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone mutata Tchitrec malgache  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae
Pied Crow Corvus albus Corbeau pie  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Hirondelle de rivage  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae
Madagascar Bulbul Hypsipetes madagascariensis Bulbul de Madagascar  
Comoro Bulbul Hypsipetes parvirostris Bulbul des Comores Endemic (country/region)
Moheli Bulbul Hypsipetes moheliensis Bulbul de Mohéli Endemic
 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae
Anjouan Brush-Warbler Nesillas longicaudata Nésille d'Anjouan Endemic
Madagascar Brush-Warbler Nesillas typica Nésille malgache  
Moheli Brush-Warbler Nesillas mariae Nésille de Mohéli Endemic (country/region)
 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae
Madagascar White-eye Zosterops maderaspatanus Zostérops malgache  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae
Comoro Thrush Turdus bewsheri Merle des Comores Endemic (country/region)
 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Martin triste Introduced species
 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae
Long-billed Green Sunbird Cinnyris notatus Souimanga angaladian  
Humblot's Flycatcher Cinnyris humbloti Souimanga de Humblot Endemic (country/region)
Anjouan Sunbird Cinnyris comorensis Souimanga d'Anjouan Endemic
 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Moineau domestique Extirpated
 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae
Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis Foudi rouge Introduced species
Red-headed Fody Foudia eminentissima Foudi des Comores  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae
Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullatus Capucin nonnette Introduced species

 

 

 

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