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Falkland Islands

Conservation Matters               Birding

Antarctic.    Antarctic British Islands.

Bird checklist, Bird lists, Photos, video, sound recordings & data.

Number of species: 209

Number of endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 14
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2004-08-11
See also: http://www.falklands-nature.demon.co.uk/
 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Rare/Accidental
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua Near-threatened
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae Rare/Accidental
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus Rare/Accidental
Fiordland Penguin Eudyptes pachyrhynchus Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Snares Penguin Eudyptes robustus Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Erect-crested Penguin Eudyptes sclateri Rare/Accidental Endangered
Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome Vulnerable
Royal Penguin Eudyptes schlegeli Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus Vulnerable
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus Near-threatened
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
White-tufted Grebe Rollandia rolland
Great Grebe Podiceps major Rare/Accidental
Silvery Grebe Podiceps occipitalis
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans
Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma Vulnerable
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris
Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri Rare/Accidental
Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta Rare/Accidental
Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos Rare/Accidental
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca Rare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata Near-threatened
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Antarctic Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus Vulnerable
Hall's Giant-Petrel Macronectes halli Near-threatened
Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic Petrel Thalassoica antarctica Rare/Accidental
Cape Petrel Daption capense
Snow Petrel Pagodroma nivea Rare/Accidental
Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera Rare/Accidental
White-headed Petrel Pterodroma lessonii Rare/Accidental
Atlantic Petrel Pterodroma incerta Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis Rare/Accidental
Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea Rare/Accidental
Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata Rare/Accidental
Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata Rare/Accidental
Slender-billed Prion Pachyptila belcheri
Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur
Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis
Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea Rare/Accidental
Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Near-threatened
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Rare/Accidental
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis Rare/Accidental
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Grey-backed Storm-Petrel Garrodia nereis
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-Petrel Pelagodroma marina Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta tropica Rare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta grallaria Rare/Accidental
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae
Magellanic Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides magellani Rare/Accidental
South Georgia Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides georgicus Rare/Accidental
Common Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Rock Shag Phalacrocorax magellanicus
Imperial Shag Phalacrocorax atriceps
Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi Rare/Accidental
Great Egret Ardea alba Rare/Accidental
Snowy Egret Egretta thula Rare/Accidental
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron Butorides striata Rare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
Maguari Stork Ciconia maguari Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Buff-necked Ibis Theristicus caudatus Rare/Accidental
Black-faced Ibis Theristicus melanopis Rare/Accidental
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja Rare/Accidental
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Black-necked Swan Cygnus melanocoryphus
Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba coscoroba
Upland Goose Chloephaga picta
Kelp Goose Chloephaga hybrida
Ashy-headed Goose Chloephaga poliocephala
Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps
Falkland Steamerduck Tachyeres brachypterus Endemic
Flying Steamerduck Tachyeres patachonicus
Chiloe Wigeon Anas sibilatrix
Speckled Teal Anas flavirostris
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Introduced species
Spectacled Duck Anas specularis Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Crested Duck Anas specularioides
Yellow-billed Duck Anas georgica
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis Rare/Accidental
Silver Teal Anas versicolor
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
Red Shoveler Anas platalea Rare/Accidental
Rosy-billed Pochard Netta peposaca Rare/Accidental
Black-headed Duck Heteronetta atricapilla Rare/Accidental
Lake Duck Oxyura vittata Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Cathartidae
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Long-winged Harrier Circus buffoni Rare/Accidental
Cinereous Harrier Circus cinereus Rare/Accidental
Rufous-thighed Hawk Accipiter erythronemius Rare/Accidental
Red-backed Hawk Buteo polyosoma
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Striated Caracara Phalcoboenus australis Near-threatened
Southern Caracara Caracara plancus
Chimango Caracara Milvago chimango Rare/Accidental
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis Rare/Accidental
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Speckled Rail Coturnicops notatus Rare/Accidental
Plumbeous Rail Pardirallus sanguinolentus Rare/Accidental
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica Rare/Accidental
White-winged Coot Fulica leucoptera Rare/Accidental
Red-gartered Coot Fulica armillata Rare/Accidental
Red-fronted Coot Fulica rufifrons Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae
Magellanic Oystercatcher Haematopus leucopodus
Blackish Oystercatcher Haematopus ater
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis Rare/Accidental
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica Rare/Accidental
Two-banded Plover Charadrius falklandicus
Rufous-chested Dotterel Charadrius modestus
Tawny-throated Dotterel Oreopholus ruficollis Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Pluvianellidae
Magellanic Plover Pluvianellus socialis Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
South American Snipe Gallinago paraguaiae
Fuegian Snipe Gallinago stricklandii Near-threatened
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica Rare/Accidental
Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis Rare/Accidental Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Rare/Accidental
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda Rare/Accidental
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Rare/Accidental
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Rare/Accidental
Surfbird Aphriza virgata Rare/Accidental
Red Knot Calidris canutus Rare/Accidental
Sanderling Calidris alba
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Rare/Accidental
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Rare/Accidental
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor Rare/Accidental
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Thinocoridae
White-bellied Seedsnipe Attagis malouinus Rare/Accidental
Least Seedsnipe Thinocorus rumicivorus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionididae
Snowy Sheathbill Chionis albus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Dolphin Gull Larus scoresbii
Olrog's Gull Larus atlanticus Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Gray Gull Larus modestus Rare/Accidental
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus Rare/Accidental
Brown-hooded Gull Chroicocephalus maculipennis
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Rare/Accidental
South American Tern Sterna hirundinacea
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Rare/Accidental
Snowy-crowned Tern Sterna trudeaui Rare/Accidental
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Chilean Skua Stercorarius chilensis
South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki
Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Rare/Accidental
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Rare/Accidental
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Chilean Pigeon Patagioenas araucana Rare/Accidental
Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti Rare/Accidental
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Burrowing Parrot Cyanoliseus patagonus Rare/Accidental
Austral Parakeet Enicognathus ferrugineus Rare/Accidental
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Dark-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus melacoryphus Rare/Accidental
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus Rare/Accidental
Rufous-legged Owl Strix rufipes Rare/Accidental
Chaco Owl Strix chacoensis
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris Rare/Accidental
Ashy-tailed Swift Chaetura andrei Rare/Accidental
Sick's Swift  Chaetura meridionalis
 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae
Green-backed Firecrown Sephanoides sephaniodes Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Furnariidae
Bar-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes fuscus Rare/Accidental
Blackish Cinclodes Cinclodes antarcticus
Thorn-tailed Rayadito Aphrastura spinicauda Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Rhinocryptidae
Magellanic Tapaculo Scytalopus magellanicus Extirpated
 
Passeriformes.: Cotingidae
Rufous-tailed Plantcutter Phytotoma rara Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Tyrannidae
White-crested Elaenia Elaenia albiceps Rare/Accidental
Tufted Tit-Tyrant Anairetes parulus Rare/Accidental
Austral Negrito Lessonia rufa Rare/Accidental
Fire-eyed Diucon Xolmis pyrope Rare/Accidental
Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant Agriornis montanus Rare/Accidental
Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola maclovianus
White-browed Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola albilora Rare/Accidental
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus Rare/Accidental
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Rare/Accidental
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor Rare/Accidental
Chilean Swallow Tachycineta meyeni
Purple Martin Progne subis Rare/Accidental
Southern Martin Progne elegans Rare/Accidental
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis Rare/Accidental
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Rare/Accidental
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Correndera Pipit Anthus correndera
 
Passeriformes.: Troglodytidae
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Cobb's Wren Troglodytes cobbi Endemic Vulnerable
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
 
Passeriformes.: Mimidae
Patagonian Mockingbird Mimus patagonicus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina Rare/Accidental
Austral Thrush Turdus falcklandii
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Black-chinned Siskin Carduelis barbata
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Mourning Sierra-Finch Phrygilus fruticeti Rare/Accidental
Canary-winged Finch Melanodera melanodera
Yellow-bridled Finch Melanodera xanthogramma Rare/Accidental
Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Icteridae
Long-tailed Meadowlark Sturnella loyca

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