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Polynesia

 

 

Map of Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean

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Description: includes American Samoa, Samoa, Cook Islands, Pitcairn, Tonga, Tuvalu, Tokelau, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna, Niue
Number of species: 200
Number of endemics: 52
Number of breeding endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 48
Number of introduced species: 19
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Albatros hurleur
Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora Albatros royal
Gray-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma Albatros tte grise Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris Albatros sourcils noirs Rare/Accidental
Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri Albatros de Buller
Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata Albatros fuligineux Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Antarctic Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus Ptrel gant Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Hall's Giant-Petrel Macronectes halli Ptrel de Hall Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Cape Petrel Daption capense Damier du Cap Rare/Accidental
Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera Ptrel noir
Tahiti Petrel Pterodroma rostrata Ptrel de Tahiti
White-headed Petrel Pterodroma lessonii Ptrel de Lesson
Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba Ptrel poitrine blanche Breeding endemic Endangered
Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata Ptrel macul Near-threatened
Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima Ptrel de Murphy Breeding endemic Near-threatened
Kermadec Petrel Pterodroma neglecta Ptrel des Kermadec
Herald Petrel Pterodroma arminjoniana Ptrel hrault
Henderson Petrel Pterodroma atrata Ptrel de Henderson Breeding endemic Endangered
Juan Fernandez Petrel Pterodroma externa Ptrel de Juan Fernandez Vulnerable
White-necked Petrel Pterodroma cervicalis Ptrel col blanc
Cook's Petrel Pterodroma cookii Ptrel de Cook Rare/Accidental Endangered
Gould's Petrel Pterodroma leucoptera Ptrel de Gould
Bonin Petrel Pterodroma hypoleuca Ptrel des Bonin
Black-winged Petrel Pterodroma nigripennis Ptrel ailes noires
Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea Prion bleu
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii Ptrel de Bulwer
Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea Puffin gris Near-threatened
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis Puffin menton blanc
Pink-footed Shearwater Puffinus creatopus Puffin pieds roses Vulnerable
Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes Puffin pieds ples
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus Puffin fouquet
Buller's Shearwater Puffinus bulleri Puffin de Buller Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Puffin fuligineux Near-threatened
Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris Puffin bec grle
Christmas Shearwater Puffinus nativitatis Puffin de la Nativit
Townsend's Shearwater Puffinus auricularis Puffin de Townsend
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis Petit Puffin
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Puffin d'Audubon
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
White-faced Storm-Petrel Pelagodroma marina Ocanite frgate Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta tropica Ocanite ventre noir Rare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta grallaria Ocanite ventre blanc
Polynesian Storm-Petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa Ocanite gorge blanche Vulnerable
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma castro Ocanite de Castro Rare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa Ocanite cul-blanc
Markham's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma markhami Oc?nite de Markham Data deficient
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Phaton bec rouge Rare/Accidental
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Phaton brins rouges
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Phaton bec jaune
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Fou masqu
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Fou pieds rouges
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Fou brun
 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Frgate du Pacifique
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Frgate ariel
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Grand Hron
Great Egret Ardea alba Grande Aigrette
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae Aigrette face blanche Rare/Accidental
Snowy Egret Egretta thula Aigrette neigeuse Rare/Accidental
Pacific Reef-Egret Egretta sacra Aigrette sacre
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Hron garde-boeufs Rare/Accidental
Striated Heron Butorides striata Hron stri
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Canard colvert Rare/Accidental
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Canard sourcils
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Canard pilet Rare/Accidental
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Canard souchet
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans Busard de Gould Introduced species
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Faucon plerin
 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae
Niuafo?ou Scrubfowl Megapodius pritchardii Mgapode de Pritchard Endemic Endangered
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Coq bankiva Introduced species
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Faisan de Colchide Introduced species
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Rle tiklin
Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis Marouette fuligineuse
Henderson Island Crake Porzana atra Marouette de Henderson Endemic Vulnerable
White-browed Crake Porzana cinerea Marouette grise
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio Talve sultane
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Pluvier fauve
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Pluvier argent Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Bcassin long bec Rare/Accidental
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Barge rousse
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Courlis corlieu
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Courlis d'Alaska Vulnerable
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Courlis cendr Rare/Accidental
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis Courlis de Sibrie Rare/Accidental
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Chevalier guignette Rare/Accidental
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes Chevalier de Sibrie
Wandering Tattler Tringa incana Chevalier errant
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Petit Chevalier Rare/Accidental
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Chevalier sylvain Rare/Accidental
Tuamotu Sandpiper Prosobonia cancellata Chevalier des Touamotou Endemic Endangered
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Tournepierre collier
Sanderling Calidris alba Bcasseau sanderling
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Bcasseau poitrine cendre
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata Bcasseau queue pointue Rare/Accidental
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Combattant vari Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Goland bec cercl Rare/Accidental
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus Goland dominicain Rare/Accidental
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Mouette atricille Rare/Accidental
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan Mouette de Franklin Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Noddi brun
Black Noddy Anous minutus Noddi noir
Blue Noddy Procelsterna cerulea Noddi bleu
Grey Noddy Procelsterna albivitta Noddi gris
White-Tern Gygis alba Gygis blanche
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Sterne fuligineuse
Grey-backed Tern Onychoprion lunatus Sterne dos gris
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus Sterne bride Rare/Accidental
Little Tern Sternula albifrons Sterne naine Rare/Accidental
Fairy Tern Sternula nereis Sterne nris
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Sterne de Dougall Rare/Accidental
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana Sterne diamant
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Sterne pierregarin Rare/Accidental
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii Sterne huppe
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki Labbe de McCormick
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Labbe pomarin
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Labbe parasite Rare/Accidental
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Labbe longue queue Rare/Accidental
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Pigeon biset Introduced species
Metallic Pigeon Columba vitiensis Pigeon gorge blanche
Zebra Dove Geopelia striata Goplie zbre Introduced species
Polynesian Ground-Dove Gallicolumba erythroptera Gallicolombe rythroptre Endemic Critically endangered
Friendly Ground-Dove Gallicolumba stairi Gallicolombe de Stair Vulnerable
Marquesas Ground-Dove Gallicolumba rubescens Gallicolombe des Marquises Endemic Endangered
Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris Diduncule strigirostre Endemic Endangered
Many-colored Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus perousii Ptilope de La Prouse Endemic
Crimson-crowned Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus porphyraceus Ptilope de Clmentine
Cook Islands Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis Ptilope de Rarotonga Endemic Vulnerable
Grey-green Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus purpuratus Ptilope de la Socit Endemic
Makatea Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus chalcurus Ptilope de Makata Endemic Vulnerable
Atoll Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus coralensis Ptilope des Touamotou Endemic Near-threatened
Rapa Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus huttoni Ptilope de Hutton Endemic Vulnerable
White-capped Fruit Dove Ptilinopus dupetithouarsii Ptilope de Dupetit-Thouars Endemic
Henderson Island Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus insularis Ptilope de Henderson Endemic Vulnerable
Pacific Imperial-Pigeon Ducula pacifica Carpophage pacifique
Polynesian Imperial-Pigeon Ducula aurorae Carpophage de la Socit Endemic Endangered
Marquesan Imperial Pigeon Ducula galeata Carpophage des Marquises Endemic Critically endangered
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis Lori fringillaire Endemic
Kuhl's Lorikeet Vini kuhlii Lori de Kuhl Endemic Endangered
Stephen's Lorikeet Vini stepheni Lori de Stephen Endemic Vulnerable
Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana Lori nonnette Endemic Vulnerable
Ultramarine Lorikeet Vini ultramarina Lori ultramarin Endemic Endangered
Red Shining-Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis Perruche pompadour Introduced species
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Long-tailed Koel Eudynamys taitensis Coucou de Nouvelle-Zlande
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Australian Masked-Owl Tyto novaehollandiae Effraie masque Introduced species
Barn Owl Tyto alba Effraie des clochers
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus Grand-duc d'Amrique Introduced species
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
White-rumped Swiftlet Aerodramus spodiopygius Salangane croupion blanc
Atiu Swiftlet Aerodramus sawtelli Salangane de Cook Endemic Vulnerable
TahitiSwiftlet Aerodramus leucophaeus Salangane de la Socit Endemic Vulnerable
Marquesan Swiftlet Aerodramus ocistus Salangane des Marquises Endemic
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Flat-billed Kingfisher Todiramphus recurvirostris Martin-chasseur des Samoa Endemic
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris Martin-chasseur collier blanc
Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus Martin-chasseur sacr
Tahiti Kingfisher Todiramphus veneratus Martin-chasseur vnr Endemic
Mangaia Kingfisher Todiramphus ruficollaris Martin-chasseur de Mangaia Endemic Vulnerable
Chattering Kingfisher Todiramphus tutus Martin-chasseur respect Endemic
Marquesan Kingfisher Todiramphus godeffroyi Martin-chasseur des Marquises Endemic Endangered
Tuamotu Kingfisher Todiramphus gambieri Martin-chasseur des Gambier Endemic Critically endangered
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Hirondelle de rivage
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Hirondelle rustique
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica Hirondelle de Tahiti
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
White Wagtail Motacilla alba Bergeronnette grise
 
Passeriformes.: Campephagidae
Samoan Triller Lalage sharpei chenilleur des Samoa Endemic Near-threatened
Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa chenilleur de Polynsie
 
Passeriformes.: Pycnonotidae
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer Bulbul ventre rouge Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus Merle des les
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Tahiti Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus caffer Rousserolle long bec Endemic Vulnerable
Tuamotu Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus atyphus Rousserolle des Touamotou Endemic
Rimatara Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus rimatarae Rousserolle de Rimatara Endemic Vulnerable
Pitcairn Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus vaughani Rousserolle des Pitcairn Endemic Vulnerable
Henderson Island Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus taiti Rousserolle d'Henderson Endemic Vulnerable
Marquesan Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus mendanae Rousserolle des Marquises Endemic
Cook Islands Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus kerearako Rousserolle des Cook Endemic Near-threatened
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Traquet motteux
 
Passeriformes.: Rhipiduridae
Samoan Fantail Rhipidura nebulosa Rhipidure des Samoa Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Monarchidae
Rarotonga Monarch Pomarea dimidiata Monarque de Rarotonga Endemic Endangered
Tahiti Monarch Pomarea nigra Monarque de Tahiti Endemic
Iphis Monarch Pomarea iphis Monarque iphis Endemic
Marquesas Monarch Pomarea mendozae Monarque des Marquises Endemic
Fatuhiva Monarch Pomarea whitneyi Monarque de Fatuhiva Endemic Critically endangered
Fiji Shrikebill Clytorhynchus vitiensis Monarque des Fidji
Samoan Flycatcher Myiagra albiventris Monarque des Samoa Endemic Vulnerable
 
Passeriformes.: Petroicidae
Scarlet Robin Petroica multicolor Miro carlate
 
Passeriformes.: Pachycephalidae
Samoan Whistler Pachycephala flavifrons Siffleur des Samoa Endemic
Tongan Whistler Pachycephala jacquinoti Siffleur des Tonga Endemic Near-threatened
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
Silver-eye Zosterops lateralis Zostrops dos gris Introduced species
Samoan White-eye Zosterops samoensis Zostrops des Samoa Endemic Vulnerable
 
Passeriformes.: Meliphagidae
Cardinal Myzomela Myzomela cardinalis Myzomle cardinal
Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus Mliphage foulehaio
Mao Gymnomyza samoensis Mliphage mao Endemic Endangered
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis Stourne de Polynsie
Samoan Starling Aplonis atrifusca Stourne de Samoa Endemic
Rarotonga Starling Aplonis cinerascens Stourne de Rarotonga Endemic Vulnerable
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus Martin forestier Introduced species
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Martin triste Introduced species
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris tourneau sansonnet Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Astrild ondul Introduced species
Red Avadavat Amandava amandava Bengali rouge Introduced species
Red-browed Firetail Neochmia temporalis Diamant cinq couleurs Introduced species
Red-headed Parrotfinch Erythrura cyaneovirens Diamant vert-bleu Endemic
Chestnut-breasted Munia Lonchura castaneothorax Capucin donacole Introduced species
Java Sparrow Padda oryzivora Padda de Java Introduced species Vulnerable
 
Passeriformes.: Thraupidae
Crimson-backed Tanager Ramphocelus dimidiatus Tangara dos rouge Introduced species

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