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Cook Islands

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Number of species: 50
Number of endemics: 6
Number of globally threatened species: 10
Number of introduced species: 1
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae
Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora Toroa-whakaingo
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Hall's Giant-Petrel Macronectes halli Pangurunguru Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Cape Petrel Daption capense
Tahiti Petrel Pterodroma rostrata
Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba Rare/Accidental Endangered
Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima Near-threatened
Kermadec Petrel Pterodroma neglecta Pia Koia Rare/Accidental
Herald Petrel Pterodroma arminjoniana
Gould's Petrel Pterodroma leucoptera
Black-winged Petrel Pterodroma nigripennis
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus titi Near-threatened
Christmas Shearwater Puffinus nativitatis
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
White-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta grallaria
Polynesian Storm-Petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa Vulnerable
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Red-footed Booby Sula sula
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Hakuwai
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Pacific Reef-Egret Egretta sacra matuku moana
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa parera
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Vulnerable
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes
Wandering Tattler Tringa incana
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
Blue Noddy Procelsterna cerulea
White-Tern Gygis alba
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Cook Islands Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis Endemic Vulnerable
Pacific Imperial-Pigeon Ducula pacifica
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana Vulnerable
Kuhl's Lorikeet Vini kuhlii Reintroduction Programme
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Long-tailed Koel Eudynamys taitensis Koekoea
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Atiu Swiftlet Aerodramus sawtelli Endemic Vulnerable
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Mangaia Kingfisher Todiramphus ruficollaris Endemic Vulnerable
Chattering Kingfisher Todiramphus tutus
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Cook Islands Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus kerearako Endemic Near-threatened
 
Passeriformes.: Monarchidae
Rarotonga Monarch Pomarea dimidiata Endemic Endangered
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Rarotonga Starling Aplonis cinerascens Endemic Vulnerable
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Introduced species

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