Micronesia Palau

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Micronesia
Number of species: 150
Number of endemics: 10
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2007-02-11
See also: http://www.rosssilcock.com/pacific.htm
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma matsudairae Data deficient
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Dudek
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Red-footed Booby Sula sula
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos Deroech
 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Kedam
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Kedam
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-Egret Egretta sacra
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Keremial, Schou
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Rufous Night-Heron Nycticorax caledonicus Melabaob
Japanese Night-Heron Gorsachius goisagi Endangered
Malayan Night-Heron Gorsachius melanolophus Rare/Accidental
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis Cheloteache
Schrenck's Bittern Ixobrychus eurhythmus Rare/Accidental
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Debar
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Black Kite Milvus migrans Rare/Accidental
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus Rare/Accidental
Chinese Goshawk Accipiter soloensis
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae
Micronesian Scrubfowl Megapodius laperouse Bekai Endangered
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Malkureome
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Red-legged Crake Rallina fasciata Rare/Accidental
Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
Plain Bush-hen Amaurornis olivacea Rare/Accidental
White-browed Crake Porzana cinerea
Watercock Gallicrex cinerea Rare/Accidental
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Debar
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Red-kneed Dotterel Erythrogonys cinctus Rare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Lesser SandPlover Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Little Curlew Numenius minutus
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Bengobaingukl
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes
Wandering Tattler Tringa incana
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Red Knot Calidris canutus Rare/Accidental
Sanderling Calidris alba
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Mechadelbedaoch
Black Noddy Anous minutus Bedaoch
White Tern Gygis alba
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
Grey-backed Tern Onychoprion lunatus Kerkirs
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus Bedebedechakl
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana Kerkirs
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica Laib Near-threatened
Palau Ground-Dove Gallicolumba canifrons Endemic Near-threatened
Palau Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus pelewensis Biib Endemic
Micronesian Imperial-Pigeon Ducula oceanica Belochel Near-threatened
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita Iakkotsiang
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus Iakkotsiang Introduced species
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus Rare/Accidental
Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus nisicolor Rare/Accidental
Northern Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus hyperythrus
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Rare/Accidental
Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus optatus
Brush Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus
Long-tailed Koel Eudynamys taitensis
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Palau Owl Pyrroglaux podarginus Chesuch Endemic
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus Chebacheb
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Palau Swiftlet Aerodramus pelewensis Chesisekiaid Endemic
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus Rare/Accidental
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Micronesian Kingfisher Todiramphus cinnamominus Cherosech
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Asian Martin Delichon dasypus
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
White wagtail Motacilla alba Rare/Accidental
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
 
Passeriformes.: Campephagidae
Cicadabird Coracina tenuirostris Kinidukall
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Palau Bush-Warbler Cettia annae Endemic
Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Grey-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta
Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina
Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope
 
Passeriformes.: Rhipiduridae
Palau Fantail Rhipidura lepida Melimdelebteb Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Monarchidae
Palau Flycatcher Myiagra erythrops Charmelachull Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Pachycephalidae
Morningbird Colluricincla tenebrosa Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
Caroline Islands White-eye Zosterops semperi
Dusky White-eye Zosterops finschii Chetitalial Endemic
Giant White-eye Megazosterops palauensis Charmbedel Endemic Near-threatened
 
Passeriformes.: Meliphagidae
Micronesian Myzomela Myzomela rubratra Chesisebangiau
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
 
Passeriformes.: Artamidae
White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Micronesian Starling Aplonis opaca Kinid
Chestnut-cheeked Starling Sturnia philippensis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Blue-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura trichroa
Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata
Chestnut Munia Lonchura atricapilla Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala Rare/Accidental

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