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French Polynesia
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Description: includes Mangareva, Minerva Sea Mount, Motu Teiku, Manui Islet, and Kamaka
Number of species: 28
Number of globally threatened species: 5
Number of introduced species: 1
Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima P?rel de Murphy Near-threatened
Kermadec Petrel Pterodroma neglecta P?rel des Kermadec
Herald Petrel Pterodroma arminjoniana P?rel de Trindade
Henderson Petrel Pterodroma atrata P?rel de Henderson Endangered
Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba P?rel ?poitrine blanche Endangered
Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea Puffin gris Near-threatened
Christmas Shearwater Puffinus nativitatis Puffin de la Nativit?/font>
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Puffin d'Audubon
Polynesian Storm-Petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa Oc?nite ?gorge blanche Vulnerable
Pacific Reef-Egret Egretta sacra Aigrette sacr?
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Fr?ate du Pacifique
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Fr?ate ariel
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Fou masqu?/font>
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Fou ?pieds rouges
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Fou brun
Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis Marouette fuligineuse
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Pluvier fauve
Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes Chevalier de Sib?ie
Wandering Tattler Heteroscelus incanus Chevalier errant
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii Sterne hupp?
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
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Pigeon biset Introduced species
Long-tailed Koel Urodynamis taitensis Coucou de Nouvelle-Z?ande
Tuamotu Kingfisher Todiramphus gambieri Martin-chasseur des Gambier Endemic (country/region) Critically endangered

Avibase has been visited 63733459 times since 24 June 2003. ? Denis Lepage

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