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Antarctic Ocean

Conservation Matters                Birding

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Sorry about the Barn Owl the Antartic is the only continent where it isn't found.

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Description: includes Antarctic Mainland ,   Antarctic British Islands,   Tristan da Cunha Islands,    Gough Island,   Bouvet Island, Prince Edward Islands,   French Southern Territories,   Heard Island & McDonald Islands
Number of species: 140  
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Number of endemics: 3  
Number of globally threatened species: 16  
Number of extinct species: 1  
Number of introduced species: 2  
Upland Goose Chloephaga picta Introduced species
Speckled Teal Anas flavirostris
Yellow-billed Duck Anas georgica
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Eaton's Pintail Anas eatoni Vulnerable
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua Near-threatened
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus
Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome
Royal Penguin Eudyptes schlegeli Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus Vulnerable
Jackass Penguin Spheniscus demersus Vulnerable
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus Near-threatened
Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca Endangered
Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata Near-threatened
Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma Vulnerable
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophrys
Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta
Antarctic Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus Near-threatened
Hall's Giant-Petrel Macronectes halli Near-threatened
Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic Petrel Thalassoica antarctica
Cape Petrel Daption capense
Snow Petrel Pagodroma nivea
Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea
Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata
Salvin's Prion Pachyptila salvini
Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata
Slender-billed Prion Pachyptila belcheri
Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur
Fulmar-Prion Pachyptila crassirostris
Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris
Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera
White-headed Petrel Pterodroma lessonii
Atlantic Petrel Pterodroma incerta Endangered
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis
Juan Fernandez Petrel Pterodroma externa Vulnerable
Barau's Petrel Pterodroma baraui Endangered
Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata Near-threatened
Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea Near-threatened
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea Rare/Accidental
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Near-threatened
Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes
Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus
Grey-backed Storm-Petrel Garrodia nereis
White-faced Storm-Petrel Pelagodroma marina
White-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta grallaria
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta tropica
Leach's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
South Georgia Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides georgicus
Common Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix
European White Stork Ciconia ciconia
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi Rare/Accidental
Great Egret Ardea alba Rare/Accidental
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
Snowy Egret Egretta thula Rare/Accidental
Australian Gannet Morus serrator
Imperial Shag Phalacrocorax atriceps
King Cormorant Phalacrocorax albiventer
Kerguelen Shag Phalacrocorax verrucosus
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae
Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi Vulnerable
Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis
Paint-billed Crake Neocrex erythrops
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica Rare/Accidental
Tristan Moorhen Gallinula nesiotis Endemic
Red-gartered Coot Fulica armillata
Snowy Sheathbill Chionis albus
Black-faced Sheathbill Chionis minor Endemic
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus Rare/Accidental
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris
Rufous-chested Plover Charadrius modestus
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda Rare/Accidental
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Rare/Accidental
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla Rare/Accidental
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis Rare/Accidental
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan Rare/Accidental
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata
Kerguelen Tern Sterna virgata Near-threatened
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
Black Noddy Anous minutus
South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki
Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Rare/Accidental
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Rare/Accidental
Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Rare/Accidental
African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis
Dark-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus melacoryphus
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Common Swift Apus apus
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus Rare/Accidental
White-crested Elaenia Elaenia albiceps Rare/Accidental
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Rare/Accidental
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Rare/Accidental


Rimatara Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus rimitarae Endemic Vulnerable
Tristan Thrush Nesocichla eremita Near-threatened
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
South Georgia Pipit Anthus antarcticus Near-threatened
Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis Critically endangered
Nightingale Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae Vulnerable
Wilkins's Finch Nesospiza wilkinsi Vulnerable

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