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French Polynesia
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Description: includes Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Mehetia, Tetiaroa, Maiao, Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Tupai, Maupiti, Mopelia, Maupihaa, Motu One
Number of species: 66
Number of endemics: 9
Number of globally threatened species: 8
Number of extinct species: 5
Number of introduced species: 8
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Coq bankiva Introduced species
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Canard ?sourcils
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Canard pilet Rare/Accidental
Antarctic Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus P?rel g?nt Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima P?rel de Murphy Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-winged Petrel Pterodroma nigripennis P?rel ?ailes noires Rare/Accidental
Tahiti Petrel Pseudobulweria rostrata P?rel de Tahiti Near-threatened
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus Puffin fouquet
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Puffin d'Audubon Rare/Accidental
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis Petit Puffin
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Puffin fuligineux Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris Puffin ?bec gr?e Rare/Accidental
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii P?rel de Bulwer Rare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta grallaria Oc?nite ?ventre blanc Rare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-Petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa Oc?nite ?gorge blanche Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Striated Heron Butorides striata H?on stri?/font> Introduced species
Pacific Reef-Egret Egretta sacra Aigrette sacr?
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Pha?on ?brins rouges
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Pha?on ?bec jaune
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Fr?ate du Pacifique
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Fr?ate ariel
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Fou masqu?/font> Rare/Accidental
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Fou ?pieds rouges
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Fou brun
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans Busard de Gould
Tahiti Rail Gallirallus pacificus R?e t?? Endemic Extinct
Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis Marouette fuligineuse
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Pluvier fauve
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Courlis d'Alaska Vulnerable
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Petit Chevalier Rare/Accidental
Wandering Tattler Heteroscelus incanus Chevalier errant
Tahitian Sandpiper Prosobonia leucoptera Chevalier ?ailes blanches Endemic Extinct
Moorean Sandpiper Prosobonia ellisi Chevalier d'Ellis Endemic Extinct
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Tournepierre ?collier Rare/Accidental
Sanderling Calidris alba B?asseau sanderling Rare/Accidental
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos B?asseau ?poitrine cendr? Rare/Accidental
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii Sterne hupp?
Grey-backed Tern Sterna lunata Sterne ?dos gris Rare/Accidental
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata Sterne fuligineuse
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Noddi brun
Black Noddy Anous minutus Noddi noir Rare/Accidental
Blue Noddy Procelsterna cerulea Noddi bleu
White-Tern Gygis alba Gygis blanche
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Pigeon biset Introduced species
Zebra Dove Geopelia striata G?p?ie z?r? Introduced species
Polynesian Ground-Dove Gallicolumba erythroptera Gallicolombe ?ythropt?e Extirpated Critically endangered
Grey-green Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus purpuratus Ptilope de la Soci??/font> Endemic
Pacific Imperial-Pigeon Ducula pacifica Carpophage pacifique
Polynesian Imperial-Pigeon Ducula aurorae Carpophage de la Soci??/font> End (country/region) Endangered
Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana Lori nonnette Extirpated Vulnerable
Black-fronted Parakeet Cyanoramphus zealandicus Perruche de Tahiti Endemic Extinct
Raiatea Parakeet Cyanoramphus ulietanus Perruche de Raiatea Endemic Extinct
Long-tailed Koel Urodynamis taitensis Coucou de Nouvelle-Z?ande
Tahiti Swiftlet Aerodramus leucophaeus Salangane de la Soci??/font> Endemic Vulnerable
Chattering Kingfisher Todiramphus tutus Martin-chasseur respect?/font>
Tahiti Kingfisher Todiramphus veneratus Martin-chasseur v???/font> Endemic
Tahiti Monarch Pomarea nigra Monarque de Tahiti Endemic
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica Hirondelle de Tahiti
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer Bulbul ?ventre rouge
Tahiti Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus caffer Rousserolle ?long bec
Silver-eye Zosterops lateralis Zost?ops ?dos gris
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Martin triste Introduced species
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Astrild ondul?/font>
Red-browed Firetail Neochmia temporalis Diamant ?cinq couleurs Introduced species
Chestnut-breasted Munia Lonchura castaneothorax Capucin donacole Introduced species
Crimson-backed Tanager Ramphocelus dimidiatus Tangara ?dos rouge Introduced species

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