Austrailian Territory Christmas Island

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Christmas Island

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Number of species: 115   115 100%

Number of endemics: 4
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 7
Number of introduced species: 4
 PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Barau's Petrel Pterodroma baraui Rare/Accidental Endangered
Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata Rare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus Rare/Accidental
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma matsudairae Rare/Accidental Data deficient
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Abbott's Booby Sula abbotti Endemic Endangered
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Red-footed Booby Sula sula
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae
Christmas Island Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Breeding endemic Critically endangered
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Great Egret Ardea alba
Pied Heron Egretta picata
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Rare/Accidental
Pacific Reef-Egret Egretta sacra
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron Butorides striata Rare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Rufous Night-Heron Nycticorax caledonicus Rare/Accidental
Malayan Night-Heron Gorsachius melanolophus Rare/Accidental
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis Rare/Accidental
Schrenck's Bittern Ixobrychus eurhythmus Rare/Accidental
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Rare/Accidental
Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis Rare/Accidental
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus Rare/Accidental
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Grey Teal Anas gracilis
Garganey Anas querquedula Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus Rare/Accidental
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Australian Kestrel Falco cenchroides
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Introduced species
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca Rare/Accidental
Watercock Gallicrex cinerea Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae
Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Australian Pratincole Stiltia isabella
Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles Rare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Rare/Accidental
Lesser SandPlover Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Little Curlew Numenius minutus
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Sanderling Calidris alba
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Mew Gull Larus canus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
White Tern Gygis alba
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Christmas Island Imperial-Pigeon Ducula whartoni Endemic Vulnerable
Pied Imperial-Pigeon Ducula bicolor
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Himalayan Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus
Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus optatus
Pallid Cuckoo Cuculus pallidus
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx basalis
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus Rare/Accidental
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Christmas Island Hawk-Owl Ninox natalis Endemic Vulnerable
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis Rare/Accidental
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Rare/Accidental
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris
Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
 
Passeriformes.: Pittidae
Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Asian Martin Delichon dasypus Rare/Accidental
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Tree Martin Petrochelidon nigricans
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
White wagtail Motacilla alba Rare/Accidental
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
Christmas Island White-eye Zosterops natalis Endemic Vulnerable
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Daurian Starling Sturnia sturnina
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Java Sparrow Padda oryzivora Introduced species Vulnerable

 

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