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Number of species: 99
Number of endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 2
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris Pintade de Numidie Introduced species
White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata Dendrocygne veuf Rare/Accidental
Cape Petrel Daption capense Damier du Cap Rare/Accidental
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Puffin d'Audubon
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Flamant rose
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus Ibis sacr?/font>
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Bihoreau gris
Striated Heron Butorides striata H?on stri?/font>
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Crabier chevelu
Madagascar Pond-Heron Ardeola idae Crabier blanc Endangered
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis H?on garde-boeufs
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea H?on cendr?/font>
Humblot's Heron Ardea humbloti H?on de Humblot Endangered
Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis Aigrette ?gorge blanche
Dimorphic Egret Egretta dimorpha Aigrette dimorphe
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Pha?on ?brins rouges
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Pha?on ?bec jaune
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Fr?ate du Pacifique
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Fr?ate ariel
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Fou masqu?/font>
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Fou ?pieds rouges
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Fou brun
Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus Cormoran africain
Darter Anhinga melanogaster Anhinga roux Rare/Accidental
Madagascar Kestrel Falco newtoni Cr?erelle malgache
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae Faucon d'??nore
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Faucon p?erin
Black Kite Milvus migrans Milan noir Rare/Accidental
White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri R?e de Cuvier
Striped Crake Aenigmatolimnas marginalis Marouette ray? Rare/Accidental
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola Drome ard?le
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Pluvier argent?/font>
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Pluvier grand-gravelot
Lesser SandPlover Charadrius mongolus Pluvier de Mongolie Rare/Accidental
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii Pluvier de Leschenault
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura B?assine ?queue pointue Rare/Accidental
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Barge rousse
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Courlis corlieu
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris Courlis ?bec gr?e R/Acc  Crit endangered
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Courlis cendr?/font> Rare/Accidental
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Chevalier aboyeur Rare/Accidental
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Chevalier sylvain
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Chevalier bargette
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Chevalier guignette
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Tournepierre ?collier
Sanderling Calidris alba B?asseau sanderling
Little Stint Calidris minuta B?asseau minute Rare/Accidental
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea B?asseau cocorli
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Go?and brun Rare/Accidental
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica Sterne hansel Rare/Accidental
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Sterne caspienne
Lesser Crested-Tern Sterna bengalensis Sterne voyageuse
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii Sterne hupp?
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana Sterne diamant
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Sterne pierregarin Rare/Accidental
Saunders' Tern Sterna saundersi Sterne de Saunders
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus Sterne brid?
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata Sterne fuligineuse
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Noddi brun
Lesser Noddy Anous tenuirostris Noddi marianne Rare/Accidental
White-Tern Gygis alba Gygis blanche
Stercorariidae ~
South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki Labbe de McCormick Rare/Accidental
Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus Labbe antarctique Rare/Accidental
Columbidae ~
Eurasian Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur Tourterelle des bois Rare/Accidental
Madagascar Turtle-Dove Streptopelia picturata Tourterelle peinte
Zebra Dove Geopelia striata G?p?ie z?r? Introduced species
Comoro Blue-Pigeon Alectroenas sganzini Founingo des Comores
Cuculidae ~
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Coucou gris Rare/Accidental
Madagascar Coucal Centropus toulou Coucal toulou
Tytonidae ~
Barn Owl Tyto alba Effraie des clochers Rare/Accidental
Madagascar Nightjar Caprimulgus madagascariensis Engoulevent malgache
Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri Martinet d'Ussher Rare/Accidental
Common Swift Apus apus Martinet noir
European Roller Coracias garrulus Rollier d'Europe R/Acc Near-threatened
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus Rolle violet
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus Gu?ier de Perse Rare/Accidental
Madagascar Bee-eater Merops superciliosus Gu?ier de Madagascar Rare/Accidental
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio Pie-gri?he ?orcheur Rare/Accidental
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor Pie-gri?he ?poitrine rose Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus Loriot d'Europe Rare/Accidental
Aldabra Drongo Dicrurus aldabranus Drongo d'Aldabra Endemic Near-threatened
Pied Crow Corvus albus Corbeau pie
Mascarene Martin Phedina borbonica Hirondelle des Mascareignes Rare/Accidental
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Hirondelle de rivage Rare/Accidental
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Hirondelle rustique Rare/Accidental
Madagascan Cisticola Cisticola cherina Cisticole malgache
Madagascar Bulbul Hypsipetes madagascariensis Bulbul de Madagascar
Aldabra Brush-Warbler Nesillas aldabrana N?ille d'Aldabra Endemic Extinct
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Pouillot fitis Rare/Accidental
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Pouillot siffleur Rare/Accidental
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Fauvette ?t?e noire Rare/Accidental
Madagascar White-eye Zosterops maderaspatanus Zost?ops malgache
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Traquet motteux Rare/Accidental
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Gobemouche gris Rare/Accidental
Souimanga Sunbird Cinnyris souimanga Souimanga malgache
Red-headed Fody Foudia eminentissima Foudi des Comores
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Bergeronnette printani?e Rare/Accidental
White wagtail Motacilla alba Bergeronnette grise
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Pipit des arbres Rare/Accidental

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