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Description: includes Mataura, Tubuai, Moerai, Rurutu, Raivavae, Rapa  
Number of species: 36  
Number of endemics: 3  
Number of globally threatened species: 5  
Number of introduced species: 1  
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Coq bankiva Introduced species
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Canard ?sourcils  
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Albatros hurleur  
Antarctic Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus P?rel g?nt Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima P?rel de Murphy Near-threatened
Kermadec Petrel Pterodroma neglecta P?rel des Kermadec  
Black-winged Petrel Pterodroma nigripennis P?rel ?ailes noires Rare/Accidental
Christmas Shearwater Puffinus nativitatis Puffin de la Nativit?/font>  
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus Puffin fouquet  
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis Petit Puffin  
White-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta grallaria Oc?nite ?ventre blanc  
Polynesian Storm-Petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa Oc?nite ?gorge blanche Vulnerable
Pacific Reef-Egret Egretta sacra Aigrette sacr?  
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  
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Fou ?pieds rouges  
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Fou brun  
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans Busard de Gould Extirpated
Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis Marouette fuligineuse  
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Pluvier fauve  
Wandering Tattler Heteroscelus incanus Chevalier errant  
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos B?asseau ?poitrine cendr? Rare/Accidental
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis B?asseau rouss?re Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Grey-backed Tern Sterna lunata Sterne ?dos gris  
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata Sterne fuligineuse  
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Noddi brun  
Black Noddy Anous minutus Noddi noir  
Blue Noddy Procelsterna cerulea Noddi bleu  
White-Tern Gygis alba Gygis blanche  
Rapa Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus huttoni Ptilope de Hutton Endemic Vulnerable
Kuhl's Lorikeet Vini kuhlii Lori de Kuhl Endemic Endangered
Long-tailed Koel Urodynamis taitensis Coucou de Nouvelle-Z?ande  
Rimatara Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus rimitarae Rousserolle de Rimatara Endemic Vulnerable
Silver-eye Zosterops lateralis Zost?ops ?dos gris  

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