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Madagascar

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Number of species: 297

Number of endemics: 105
Number of breeding endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 31
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 8
 
Numididae
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris Akanga Introduced species
 
Phasianidae
Madagascar Partridge Margaroperdix madagarensis Traotrao Endemic
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Papelika
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei Kibonaomby
 
Anatidae
White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata Tsiriry
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Tahia
White-backed Duck Thalassornis leuconotus Behola
Greylag Goose Anser anser Introduced species
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos Tsivongo
African Pygmy-goose Nettapus auritus Soafify
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Introduced species
Meller's Duck Anas melleri Angaka Endemic Endangered
Bernier's Teal Anas bernieri Mireha Endemic Endangered
Red-billed Duck Anas erythrorhyncha Menasogny
Hottentot Teal Anas hottentota Kazazaka
Madagascar Pochard Aythya innotata Fotsy maso Endemic Critically endangered
 
Spheniscidae
Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome Rare/Accidental
 
Diomedeidae
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca Endangered
Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophrys Rare/Accidental
Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta
 
Procellariidae
Antarctic Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus Vorompamono Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Cape Petrel Daption capense Rare/Accidental
Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata Rare/Accidental
Salvin's Prion Pachyptila salvini Rare/Accidental
Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis
Barau's Petrel Pterodroma baraui Endangered
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus Vorotomany
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Rare/Accidental
 
Hydrobatidae
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus
White-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta grallaria
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta tropica
 
Podicipedidae
Alaotra Grebe Tachybaptus rufolavatus Kiborano Endemic Extinct  16/05/2015
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Kiborano
Madagascar Grebe Tachybaptus pelzelnii Kiborano Endemic Vulnerable
 
Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Samaky
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor Samaky Near-threatened
 
Ciconiidae
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis Mefo
African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus Famakiakora
 
Threskiornithidae
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus Voronosy
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Famakisifotra
Madagascar Ibis Lophotibis cristata Akohon'al Endemic Near-threatened
African Spoonbill Platalea alba Sotrovava
 
Ardeidae
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus Fiandrivoditatratra
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Goaka
Striated Heron Butorides striata Tambakoratsy
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Mpiandrivoditatra
Madagascar Pond-Heron Ardeola idae Mpiandrivoditatra Endangered
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Vorompotsy
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Vano
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala Rare/Accidental
Humblot's Heron Ardea humbloti Vano Endemic Endangered
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath Rare/Accidental
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Langorovoanga
Great Egret Ardea alba Vanofotsy
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca Salobokomana
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Western Reef-Egret Egretta gularis
Dimorphic Egret Egretta dimorpha Vanofotsy
 
Phaethontidae
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Rare/Accidental
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Vorompano
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Kafotsy
 
Fregatidae
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Bomomandry
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Bomomandry
 
Scopidae
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta Takatra
 
Pelecanidae
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens Gisandrano
 
Sulidae
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Red-footed Booby Sula sula
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Ngovo
 
Phalacrocoracidae
Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus Fangalamotamboay
 
Anhingidae
Darter Anhinga melanogaster Vadimboay
 
Falconidae
Madagascar Kestrel Falco newtoni Hitikitike
Banded Kestrel Falco zoniventris Hitsik'ala Endemic
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae Firasambalala
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor Firasambalala Near-threatened
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Voromahery
 
Accipitridae
Madagascar Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda madagascariensis Bobaka Endemic
Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus Hila
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite Milvus migrans hitsikitsika
Madagascar Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides Ankoay Endemic Critically endangered
Madagascar Serpent-Eagle Eutriorchis astur Firasabe Endemic Endangered
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Reunion Harrier Circus maillardi Fanindry
Madagascar Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides radiatus Fihiaka
Frances's Goshawk Accipiter francesiae Firasa
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis Firasa Endemic Near-threatened
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii Rehila Endemic Near-threatened
Madagascar Buzzard Buteo brachypterus Hindry Endemic
 
Mesitornithidae
White-breasted Mesite Mesitornis variegatus Tolohon'ala Endemic Vulnerable
Brown Mesite Mesitornis unicolor Roatelo Endemic Vulnerable
Subdesert Mesite Monias benschi Naka Endemic Vulnerable
 
Rallidae
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis Biry biry Endemic
Slender-billed Flufftail Sarothrura watersi Manganahitra Endemic Endangered
Madagascan Forest Rail Canirallus kioloides Tsikoza-ala Endemic
Tsingy Wood Rail Mentocrex beankaensis Endemic-Newly discovered
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Madagascar Rail Rallus madagascariensis Kiky Endemic Vulnerable
White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri Agoly
Corn Crake Crex crex Near-threatened
Sakalava Rail Amaurornis olivieri Endemic Endangered
Little Crake Porzana parva
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla Birindrano  
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio Vatry
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni Aretakely
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Akohondrano
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata Sarako
 
Turnicidae
Madagascar Buttonquail Turnix nigricollis Kibo Endemic
 
Dromadidae
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola Tsarakaranta
 
Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus Tsakaranta
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Rare/Accidental
 
Charadriidae
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Rare/Accidental
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Madagascar Plover Charadrius thoracicus Endemic Vulnerable
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius Viky-viky
Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus Viky-viky
Lesser SandPlover Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
 
Rostratulidae
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis Tatoka
 
Jacanidae
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
Madagascar Jacana Actophilornis albinucha Piritry Endemic
 
Scolopacidae
Madagascan Snipe Gallinago macrodactyla Agoly Endemic Near-threatened
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Mantazazana
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Mantazazana Near-threatened
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Rare/Accidental
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Rare/Accidental
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Rare/Accidental
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Sanderling Calidris alba
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
 
Glareolidae
Madagascar Pratincole Glareola ocularis Viko-viko Breeding endemic Vulnerable
 
Laridae
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus Kolokoloky
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus Varevaka
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica Rare/Accidental
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Trobaky
Lesser Crested-Tern Sterna bengalensis Samby
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii Samby
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Kirinina
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Rare/Accidental
Little Tern Sterna albifrons
Saunders' Tern Sterna saundersi Rare/Accidental
Damara Tern Sterna balaenarum Near-threatened
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus Samby
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata Varevaka
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Samby
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Rare/Accidental
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Rare/Accidental
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
Lesser Noddy Anous tenuirostris
White-Tern Gygis alba Rare/Accidental
 
Stercorariidae
South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki
Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus Sombe
Great Skua Stercorarius skua
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Rare/Accidental
 
Pteroclididae
Madagascar Sandgrouse Pterocles personatus Katakatra Endemic
 
Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Voromailala Introduced species
Madagascar Turtle-Dove Streptopelia picturata Domohina
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis Katoto
Zebra Dove Geopelia striata Introduced species
Madagascar Green-Pigeon Treron australis Fonimaitso
Madagascar Blue-Pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis Finengo Endemic
 
Psittacidae
Grey-headed Lovebird Agapornis canus Sarivazo Endemic
Vasa Parrot Coracopsis vasa Boloky
Black Parrot Coracopsis nigra Koakio
 
Cuculidae
Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti  
Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus
Madagascar Cuckoo Cuculus rochii Kakafotra Breeding endemic
Snail-eating Coua Coua delalandei Famakiakora Endemic Extinct
Giant Coua Coua gigas Lejabe Endemic
Coquerel's Coua Coua coquereli Akoke Endemic
Red-breasted Coua Coua serriana Koa Endemic
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii Koa Endemic
Running Coua Coua cursor Aliotse Endemic
Red-capped Coua Coua ruficeps Aliotse Endemic
Crested Coua Coua cristata Tivoka Endemic
Verreaux's Coua Coua verreauxi Tivoka Endemic Near-threatened
Blue Coua Coua caerulea Taitso Endemic
Madagascar Coucal Centropus toulou Toloho
 
Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba Tararaka
Madagascar Red Owl Tyto soumagnei Endemic Endangered
 
Strigidae
African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis
Torotoroka Scops-Owl Otus madagascariensis Endemic
Malagasy Scops-Owl Otus rutilus Kotoroka Endemic
White-browed Owl Ninox superciliaris Tovotovoka Endemic
Madagascar Long-eared Owl Asio madagascariensis Hanka Endemic
Marsh Owl Asio capensis Vorondolo
 
Caprimulgidae
Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis
Madagascar Nightjar Caprimulgus madagascariensis Tataro
Collared Nightjar Caprimulgus enarratus Matoriandro Endemic
 
Apodidae
Mascarene Swiftlet Aerodramus francicus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Malagasy Spinetail Zoonavena grandidieri Fangalamoty
African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus tsidintsidina  
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba Fangalamoty
African Swift Apus barbatus Fangalamoty
Madagascar Swift Apus balstoni Fangalamoty Possibly sub-species of A barbatus
 
Coraciidae
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus Vorombaratra
 
Brachypteraciidae
Short-legged Ground-Roller Brachypteracias leptosomus Fandikalalana Endemic Vulnerable
Scaly Ground-Roller Geobiastes squamiger Fagadiovy Endemic Vulnerable
Pitta-like Ground-Roller Atelornis pittoides Sakoka Endemic
Rufous-headed Ground-Roller Atelornis crossleyi Vorontotra Endemic Near-threatened
Long-tailed Ground-Roller Uratelornis chimaera Bokitsy Endemic Vulnerable
 
Leptosomidae
Cuckoo Roller Leptosomus discolor Vorondreo
 
Alcedinidae
Madagascar Pygmy-Kingfisher Ceyx madagascariensis Vintsiala Endemic
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
Malagasy Kingfisher Alcedo vintsioides Vintsy
 
Meropidae
Madagascar Bee-eater Merops superciliosus Kirikioka
 
Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Barao
Madagascar Hoopoe
 
Philepittidae
Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea Asity Endemic
Schlegel's Asity Philepitta schlegeli Endemic Near-threatened
Sunbird Asity Neodrepanis coruscans Soinala Endemic
Yellow-bellied Asity Neodrepanis hypoxantha fodimena Endemic Vulnerable
 
Vangidae
Red-tailed Vanga Calicalicus madagascariensis Totokarasoka Endemic
Red-shouldered Vanga Calicalicus rufocarpalis Endemic Vulnerable
Hook-billed Vanga Vanga curvirostris Vangasoratra Endemic
Bernier's Vanga Oriolia bernieri Taporo Endemic Vulnerable
Lafresnaye's Vanga Xenopirostris xenopirostris Tsilovanga Endemic
Van Dam's Vanga Xenopirostris damii Endemic Endangered
Pollen's Vanga Xenopirostris polleni Vangamaintiloha Endemic Near-threatened
Sickle-billed Vanga Falculea palliata Voronjiaza Endemic
White-headed Vanga Artamella viridis Vanga Endemic
Chabert Vanga Leptopterus chabert Pasasatra Endemic
Blue Vanga Cyanolanius madagascarinus Pasasatrala
Rufous Vanga Schetba rufa Siketriala Endemic
Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii Siketribe Endemic Vulnerable
Tylas Vanga Tylas eduardi Mokazavona Endemic
Nuthatch-Vanga Hypositta corallirostris Sakodidy Endemic
Bluntschli's Vanga Hypositta perdita Endemic Data deficient
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa vangasoratra Endemic
Common Newtonia Newtonia brunneicauda Tretretre Endemic
Archbold's Newtonia Newtonia archboldi Endemic
Red-tailed Newtonia Newtonia fanovanae Endemic Vulnerable
Wards Shrike-flycatcher Pseudobias wardi Serikalambo Endemic
Crossley's Babbler Mystacornis crossleyi Talapiotany Endemic
 
Campephagidae
Ashy Cuckoo-shrike Coracina cinerea Kikiomavo
 
Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus Rare/Accidental
 
Dicruridae
Crested Drongo Dicrurus forficatus Railovy
 
Monarchidae
Madagascar Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone mutata Siketry
 
Corvidae
Pied Crow Corvus albus Goaka
 
Hirundinidae
Mascarene Martin Phedina borbonica Tsidisidina
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola Tsidisidina
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Rare/Accidental
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Rare/Accidental
 
Alaudidae
Madagascar Lark Mirafra hova Sorohitra Endemic
 
Cisticolidae
Madagascar Cisticola Cisticola cherina Tsintsina
Common Jery Neomixis tenella Jijy Endemic
Green Jery Neomixis viridis farifotramena Endemic
Stripe-throated Jery Neomixis striatigula Kimitsy Endemic
 
Pycnonotidae
Madagascar Bulbul Hypsipetes madagascariensis Tsikorovana
 
Sylviidae
Grey Emu-tail Amphilais seebohmi Serika Endemic
Brown Emu-tail Dromaeocercus brunneus Serika Endemic
Madagascar Brush-Warbler Nesillas typica
Sub-desert Brush-Warbler Nesillas lantzii Endemic
Rand's Warbler Randia pseudozosterops talapiotany Endemic
 

Bernieridae

White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis Farifitra mena Endemic
Yellow-browed Oxylabes Crossleyia xanthophrys Foditany Endemic Near-threatened
Long-billed Bernieria Bernieria madagascariensis Tekitekiala Endemic
Cryptic Warbler Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi Endemic
Thamnornis Thamnornis chloropetoides Aritiky Endemic
Wedge-tailed Jery Hartertula flavoviridis vangamena Endemic Near-threatened
Short-billed Tetraka Xanthomixis zosterops Tetraka Endemic
Appert's Tetraka Xanthomixis apperti Endemic Vulnerable
Dusky Tetraka Xanthomixis tenebrosa vorontainaomby Endemic Vulnerable
Grey-crowned Tetraka Xanthomixis cinereiceps Farifotramavoloha Endemic Near-threatened
Acrocephalidae     

 

 
Madagascar Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus newtoni Vorombatra Endemic
 
Zosteropidae
Madagascar White-eye Zosterops maderaspatanus Fotsy maso
 
Sturnidae
Madagascar Starling Saroglossa aurata Vorontainaomby Endemic
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Martaina Introduced species
 
Muscicapidae
Madagascar Magpie-Robin Copsychus albospecularis Fatsimboay Endemic
Madagascar Stonechat Saxicola sibilla Fitatra
Littoral Rock-Thrush Pseudocossyphus imerina Tsibotrotsy Endemic
Monticola sharpei Androbaka
 
Nectariniidae
Souimanga Sunbird Cinnyris souimanga Soy
Long-billed Green Sunbird Cinnyris notatus Soy
 
Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species
 
Ploceidae
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi Fodisaina Endemic
Sakalava Weaver Ploceus sakalava Fodisahy Endemic
Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis Fody Endemic
Forest Fody Foudia omissa Fodiala Endemic
 
Estrildidae
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Introduced species
Madagascar Munia Lonchura nana Tsiporitika Endemic
 
Motacillidae
Madagascar Wagtail Motacilla flaviventris Triotrio Endemic

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