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Number of endemics: 6
Number of globally threatened species: 6
Number of introduced species: 10
 
 
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  
 
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  
 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus Cormoran africain Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Héron cendré  
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 Rare/Accidental
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 Extirpated
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo Buse variable Rare/Accidental
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni Talève d'Allen Rare/Accidental
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Gallinule poule-d'eau  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Pluvier argenté  
Lesser SandPlover Charadrius mongolus Pluvier de Mongolie  
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
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Barge à queue noire Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Barge rousse  
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Tournepierre à collier  
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Combattant varié  
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Bécasseau cocorli  
Sanderling Calidris alba Bécasseau sanderling  
Little Stint Calidris minuta Bécasseau minute  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola Drome ardéole  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Madagascar Pratincole Glareola ocularis Glaréole malgache Vulnerable
 
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  
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Sterne de Dougall  
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana Sterne diamant  
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Sterne pierregarin  
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
Comoro Blue-Pigeon Alectroenas sganzini Founingo des Comores Endemic (country/region)
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba Effraie des clochers  
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Comoro Scops-Owl Otus pauliani Petit-duc du Karthala Endemic Critically endangered
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Malagasy Spinetail Zoonavena grandidieri Martinet de Grandidier  
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
Grand Comoro Drongo Dicrurus fuscipennis Drongo de Grande Comore Endemic Endangered
 
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  
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Hirondelle rustique  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae
Madagascar Bulbul Hypsipetes madagascariensis Bulbul de Madagascar  
Comoro Bulbul Hypsipetes parvirostris Bulbul des Comores Endemic (country/region)
 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae
Grand Comoro Brush-Warbler Nesillas brevicaudata Nésille de Grande Comore Endemic
 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae
Comoro White-eye Zosterops mouroniensis Zostérops du Karthala Endemic Vulnerable
Madagascar White-eye Zosterops maderaspatanus Zostérops malgache  
Kirk's White-eye Zosterops kirki Zostérops de Kirk Endemic
 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae
Humblot's Flycatcher Humblotia flavirostris Gobemouche des Comores Endemic Endangered
African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus Tarier d'Afrique  
 
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 Sunbird Cinnyris humbloti Souimanga de Humblot Endemic (country/region)
 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Moineau domestique Introduced species
 
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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