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Number of species: 272
Number of endemics: 56
Number of globally threatened species: 22
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 3
 
Megapodiidae
Melanesian Scrubfowl Megapodius eremita Bismarckhuhn
 
Phasianidae
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Bankivahuhn
 
Anatidae
Plumed Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna eytoni Gelbfu?Pfeifgans Rare/Accidental
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Augenbrauenente
Sunda Teal Anas gibberifrons Wei?ehlente
 
Procellariidae
Juan Fernandez Petrel Pterodroma externa Salvinsturmvogel Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Herald Petrel Pterodroma arminjoniana Trinidadsturmvogel Rare/Accidental
Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata Regensturmvogel Near-threatened
Gould's Petrel Pterodroma leucoptera Wei?l?el-Sturmvogel
Tahiti Petrel Pseudobulweria rostrata Tahitisturmvogel Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Beck's Petrel Pseudobulweria becki Salomonen Sturmvogel Critically endangered
Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas Wei?esicht-Sturmtaucher Rare/Accidental
Christmas Shearwater Puffinus nativitatis Weihnachtssturmtaucher
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus Keilschwanz-Sturmtaucher
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Audubonsturmtaucher
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Dunkler Sturmtaucher Near-threatened
Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris Kurzschwanz-Sturmtaucher Rare/Accidental
Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes Blassfu?Sturmtaucher
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii Bulwersturmvogel
 
Hydrobatidae
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Buntfu?Sturmschwalbe Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta tropica Schwarzbauch-Sturmschwalbe Rare/Accidental
 
Podicipedidae
Australasian Grebe Tachybaptus novaehollandiae Australischer Zwergtaucher
 
Threskiornithidae
Australian Ibis Threskiornis molucca Australischer Ibis
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Sichler Rare/Accidental
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia K?igsl?fler
 
Ardeidae
Black Bittern Dupetor flavicollis Schwarzdommel
Rufous Night-Heron Nycticorax caledonicus Rotr?kenreiher
Striated Heron Butorides striata Mangrovereiher
Great Egret Ardea alba Silberreiher
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia Mittelreiher Rare/Accidental
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae Wei?angenreiher Rare/Accidental
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Seidenreiher Rare/Accidental
Pacific Reef-Egret Egretta sacra Riffreiher
 
Phaethontidae
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Rotschwanz-Tropikvogel Rare/Accidental
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Wei?chwanz-Tropikvogel Rare/Accidental
 
Fregatidae
Christmas Island Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi Wei?auch-Fregattvogel Critically endangered
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Bindenfregattvogel
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Arielfregattvogel
 
Pelecanidae
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus Brillenpelikan Rare/Accidental
 
Sulidae
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Maskent?pel Rare/Accidental
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Rotfu??pel
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Wei?aucht?pel
 
Phalacrocoracidae
Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos Kr?selscharbe
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Kormoran Rare/Accidental
 
Falconidae
Oriental Hobby Falco severus Maleienbaumfalke
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Wanderfalke
 
Accipitridae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Fischadler
Pacific Baza Aviceda subcristata Papuaweih
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus Brahminenweih
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster Wei?auch-Seeadler
Sanford's Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus sanfordi Salomonenseeadler Endemic Vulnerable
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans Sumpfweihe
Variable Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae Grauhabicht
Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus B?derhabicht
Pied Goshawk Accipiter albogularis Elsterhabicht
Imitator Sparrowhawk Accipiter imitator Trughabicht Endemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Meyer's Goshawk Accipiter meyerianus Meyerhabicht
 
Rallidae
Bar-winged Rail Nesoclopeus poecilopterus Fidschiralle
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Bindenralle
Roviana Rail Gallirallus rovianae Rovianaralle Endemic Near-threatened
Plain Bush-hen Amaurornis olivacea Philippinenkielralle
Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis S?see-Sumpfhuhn
White-browed Crake Porzana cinerea Wei?rauen-Sumpfhuhn
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio Purpurhuhn
San Cristobal Moorhen Gallinula silvestris Blaustirn-Pfuhlhuhn Endemic Critically endangered
Dusky Moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa Papuateichhuhn
 
Turnicidae
Red-backed Buttonquail Turnix maculosus Fleckenlaufh?nchen
 
Burhinidae
Beach Thick-knee Esacus magnirostris Rifftriel Near-threatened
 
Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus Stelzenl?fer
 
Charadriidae
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles Maskenkiebitz
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Pazifischer Goldregenpfeifer
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Kiebitzregenpfeifer
Lesser SandPlover Charadrius mongolus Mongolenregenpfeifer
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii W?tenregenpfeifer
 
Scolopacidae
Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala Waldbekassine
Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus Steppenschlamml?fer Near-threatened
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Uferschnepfe Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Pfuhlschnepfe
Little Curlew Numenius minutus Zwergbrachvogel
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Regenbrachvogel
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Borstenbrachvogel Vulnerable
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis Isabellbrachvogel
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Gr?schenkel
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Terekwasserl?fer
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Flu?ferl?fer
Gray-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes Grauschwanz-Wasserl?fer
Wandering Tattler Heteroscelus incanus Wanderwasserl?fer
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Steinw?zer
Red Knot Calidris canutus Knutt
Sanderling Calidris alba Sanderling
Red-necked stint Calidris ruficollis Rotkehl-Strandl?fer
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta Langzehen-Strandl?fer
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Graubrust-Strandl?fer Rare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata Spitzschwanz-Strandl?fer
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Sichelstrandl?fer
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus Sumpfl?fer Rare/Accidental
 
Glareolidae
Oriental Plover Glareola maldivarum Orientbrachschwalbe Rare/Accidental
 
Laridae
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica Lachseeschwalbe
Lesser Crested-Tern Sterna bengalensis R?pellseeschwalbe Rare/Accidental
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii Eilseeschwalbe
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Rosenseeschwalbe
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana Schwarznacken-Seeschwalbe
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Flu?eeschwalbe
Little Tern Sterna albifrons Zwergseeschwalbe
Grey-backed Tern Sterna lunata Brillenseeschwalbe
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus Z?elseeschwalbe
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata Ru?eeschwalbe
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Wei?l?el-Seeschwalbe
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Noddi
Black Noddy Anous minutus Wei?opfnoddi
White Tern Gygis alba Feenseeschwalbe
 
Stercorariidae
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Spatelraubm?e
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Schmarotzerraubm?e
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Falkenraubm?e Rare/Accidental
 
Columbidae
Metallic Pigeon Columba vitiensis Wei?angentaube
Yellow-legged Pigeon Columba pallidiceps Gelbfu?aube Vulnerable
Mackinlay's Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia mackinlayi Mackinlaytaube
Crested Cuckoo-Dove  Reinwardtoena crassirostris Helmtaube Endemic Near-threatened
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica Glanzk?ertaube
Stephan's Dove Chalcophaps stephani Stephantaube
Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica Kragentaube Near-threatened
White-bibbed Ground-Dove Gallicolumba jobiensis Jobitaube
Santa Cruz Ground Dove Gallicolumba sanctaecrucis Santa-Cruz-Taube Endemic Endangered
Thick-billed Ground Dove Gallicolumba salamonis San-Cristobal-Taube Extinct
Bronze Ground-Dove Gallicolumba beccarii Graubrusttaube
Choiseul Pigeon Microgoura meeki Salomonentaube Endemic Extinct
Superb Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus superbus Prachtfruchttaube
Silver-capped Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus richardsii Silberkappen-Fruchttaube Endemic
Red-bellied Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus greyii Greyfruchttaube
Yellow-bibbed Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus solomonensis Gelbbauch-Fruchttaube
Claret-breasted Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus viridis Rotlatz-Fruchttaube
White-headed Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus eugeniae Schneekopf-Fruchttaube Near-threatened
Pacific Imperial-Pigeon Ducula pacifica Tongafruchttaube
Red-knobbed Imperial-Pigeon Ducula rubricera Roth?ker-Fruchttaube Near-threatened
Island Imperial-Pigeon Ducula pistrinaria Nelkenfruchttaube
Chestnut-bellied Imperial Pigeon Ducula brenchleyi Brenchleyfruchttaube Endemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Pale Mountain Pigeon Gymnophaps solomonensis Malaitataube Endemic
 
Psittacidae
Finsch's Pygmy-Parrot Micropsitta finschii Salomonenspechtpapagei
Red-breasted Pygmy-Parrot Micropsitta bruijnii Rotbrust-Spechtpapagei
Ducorps's Cockatoo Cacatua ducorpsii Salomonenkakadu Endemic
Cardinal Lory Chalcopsitta cardinalis Kardinallori
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus Allfarblori
Yellow-bibbed Lory Lorius chlorocercus Gr?schwanzlori Endemic (country/region)
Palm Lorikeet Charmosyna palmarum Palmenlori Vulnerable
Meek's Lorikeet Charmosyna meeki Salomonenlori Endemic Near-threatened
Red-flanked Lorikeet Charmosyna placentis Sch?lori
Duchess Lorikeet Charmosyna margarethae Margarethenlori Endemic Near-threatened
Singing Parrot Geoffroyus heteroclitus Bismarckpapagei
Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus Edelpapagei
 
Cuculidae
Himalayan Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus Hopfkuckuck
Brush Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus Buschkuckuck
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis F?herschwanzkuckuck
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus Bronzekuckuck
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus Indischer Koel
Long-tailed Koel Urodynamis taitensis Langschwanzkoel
Channel-billed Cuckoo Scythrops novaehollandiae Fratzenkuckuck
Buff-headed Coucal Centropus milo Blasskopfkuckuck Endemic
 
Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba Schleiereule
 
Strigidae
Solomon Islands Hawk-Owl Ninox jacquinoti Salomonenkauz
Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis Salomoneneule Endemic Vulnerable
 
Podargidae
Marbled Frogmouth Podargus ocellatus Marmorschwalm
 
Caprimulgidae
White-throated Nightjar Eurostopodus mystacalis Bartnachtschwalbe
 
Apodidae
Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta Glanzkopfsalangane
White-rumped Swiftlet Aerodramus spodiopygius Wei??zelsalangane
Mayr's Swiftlet Aerodramus orientalis Salomonensalangane Data deficient
Uniform Swiftlet Aerodramus vanikorensis Einfarbsalangane
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus Pazifiksegler
 
Hemiprocnidae
Moustached Treeswift Hemiprocne mystacea Bartbaumsegler
 
Coraciidae
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis Dollarvogel
 
Alcedinidae
Moustached Kingfisher Actenoides bougainvillei Bartliest Endemic Vulnerable
Forest Kingfisher Todiramphus macleayii Spiegelliest
Ultramarine Kingfisher Todiramphus leucopygius Ultramarinliest Endemic
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris Halsbandliest
Beach Kingfisher Todiramphus saurophagus Echsenliest
Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus G?zenliest
Variable Kingfisher Ceyx lepidus Waldfischer
Little Kingfisher Alcedo pusilla Mangrovefischer
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Eisvogel
 
Bucerotidae
Blyth's Hornbill Rhyticeros plicatus Papuahornvogel
 
Pittidae
Black-faced Pitta Pitta anerythra Schwarzgesichtpitta Endemic Vulnerable
 
Meliphagidae
Guadalcanal Honeyeater Guadalcanaria inexpectata Guadalcanalhonigfresser Endemic
Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala Wei?tirn-Schwatzvogel Introduced species
San Cristobal Melidectes Meliarchus sclateri Rostschwanz-Honigfresser Endemic
Cardinal Myzomela Myzomela cardinalis Kardinalhonigfresser
Scarlet-naped Honeyeater Myzomela lafargei Scharlachnacken-Honigfresser Endemic
Yellow-vented Honeyeater Myzomela eichhorni Rotb?zel-Honigfresser Endemic
Malaita Honeyeater Myzomela malaitae Malaitahonigfresser Endemic Near-threatened
Black-headed Myzomela Myzomela melanocephala Savohonigfresser Endemic
Tristram's Honeyeater Myzomela tristrami Tristramhonigfresser
 
Acanthizidae
Fan-tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis F?herschwanzgerygone
 
Cracticidae
Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen Fl?envogel Introduced species
 
Campephagidae
Melanesian Cuckoo-shrike Coracina caledonica Welchman-Raupenf?ger
Yellow-eyed Cuckoo-shrike Coracina lineata Gelbaugen-Raupenf?ger
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike Coracina papuensis
Slender-billed Cicadabird Coracina tenuirostris M?chsraupenf?ger
Makira Cuckoo-shrike Coracina salomonis Endemic
Solomon Islands Cuckoo-shrike Coracina holopolia Salomonenraupenf?ger Endemic Near-threatened
Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa S?see-Lalage
Long-tailed Triller Lalage leucopyga Langschwanz-Lalage
 
Pachycephalidae
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis Gelbbauch-Dickkopf
Yellow-throated Whistler Pachycephala orioloides
New Caledonian Whistler Pachycephala caledonica Ockerbauch-Dickkopf
Fiji Whistler Pachycephala vitiensis
Black-tailed Whistler Pachycephala melanura Mangrovedickkopf
Hooded Whistler Pachycephala implicata Olivbauch-Dickkopf Endemic
 
Dicruridae
Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus Glanzfelckdrongo
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus Glanzspitzendrongo
 
Rhipiduridae
Willie-wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys Gartenf?herschwanz
White-winged Fantail Rhipidura cockerelli Cockerell-F?herschwanz Endemic Near-threatened
Grey Fantail Rhipidura albiscapa Grauf?herschwanz
New Zealand Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa Grauf?herschwanz
Mountain Fantail Rhipidura drownei Bergf?herschwanz Endemic
Dusky Fantail Rhipidura tenebrosa Ru??herschwanz Endemic Near-threatened
Rennell Fantail Rhipidura rennelliana Rennellf?herschwanz Endemic
Malaita Fantail Rhipidura malaitae Malaitaf?herschwanz Endemic Vulnerable
Rufous Fantail Rhipidura rufifrons Fuchsf?herschwanz
 
Monarchidae
Vanikoro Monarch Mayrornis schistaceus Vanikoro-Mayrornis Endemic Near-threatened
Black-throated Shrikebill Clytorhynchus nigrogularis Schwarzkehl-W?germonarch
Rennell Shrikebill Clytorhynchus hamlini Rennellw?germonarch Endemic
Island Monarch Monarcha cinerascens Graukopfmonarch
Bougainville Monarch Monarcha erythrostictus Bougainvillemonarch Endemic
Chestnut-bellied Monarch Monarcha castaneiventris Schwarzr?kenmonarch
White-capped Monarch Monarcha richardsii Richard-Monarch Endemic
Black-and-white Monarch Monarcha barbatus Wei?artmonarch Endemic Near-threatened
Kolombangra Monarch Monarcha browni Salomonenmonarch Endemic Near-threatened
White-collared Monarch Monarcha vidua Schuppenmonarch
Steel-blue Flycatcher Myiagra ferrocyanea Salomonenmyiagra Endemic
Ochre-headed Flycatcher Myiagra cervinicauda San-Cristobal-Myiagra Endemic Near-threatened
Melanesian Flycatcher Myiagra caledonica Hebridenmyiagra
Vanikoro Flycatcher Myiagra vanikorensis Rotbauchmyiagra
 
Corvidae
White-billed Crow Corvus woodfordi Buntschnabel-Kr?e
 
Petroicidae
Scarlet Robin Petroica multicolor S?see-Scharlachschn?per
 
Hirundinidae
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica S?seeschwalbe
Tree Martin Petrochelidon nigricans Baumschwalbe
 
Sylviidae
Melanesian Thicketbird Megalurulus whitneyi Bougainvillebuschs?ger
Shade Warbler Cettia parens Schattenhuscher Endemic
Clamorous Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus Stern-Rohrs?ger
Mountain Warbler Phylloscopus trivirgatus S?seelaubs?ger
Island Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus poliocephalus Numforlaubs?ger
San Cristobal Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus makirensis San-Cristobal-Laubs?ger Endemic
Kolombangara Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus amoenus Kulambangralaubs?ger Endemic Vulnerable
 
Zosteropidae
Yellow-throated White-eye Zosterops metcalfii Goldkehl-Brillenvogel Endemic
Rennell White-eye Zosterops rennellianus Rennellbrillenvogel Endemic
Banded White-eye Zosterops vellalavella B?derbrillenvogel Endemic Near-threatened
Splendid White-eye Zosterops luteirostris Gizobrillenvogel
Solomon Islands White-eye Zosterops kulambangrae Kulambangrabrillenvogel Endemic
Kulambangra White-eye Zosterops murphyi Murphybrillenvogel Endemic
Grey-throated White-eye Zosterops ugiensis Graukehl-Brillenvogel
Malaita White-eye Zosterops stresemanni Malaitabrillenvogel Endemic
Santa Cruz White-eye Zosterops sanctaecrucis Einfarb-Brillenvogel Endemic
Bare-eyed White-eye Woodfordia superciliosa Woodfordbrillenvogel Endemic
Sanford's White-eye Woodfordia lacertosa Sanfordbrillenvogel Endemic Near-threatened
 
Sturnidae
Metallic Starling Aplonis metallica Weberstar
Singing Starling Aplonis cantoroides Siedelstar
Atoll Starling Aplonis feadensis Atollstar Near-threatened
Rennell Starling Aplonis insularis Rennellstar Endemic
White-eyed Starling Aplonis brunneicapillus Wei?ugenstar Endemic Endangered
Brown-winged Starling Aplonis grandis Kragenstar Endemic
Makira Starling Aplonis dichroa Cristobalstar Endemic
Rufous-winged Starling Aplonis zelandica Rostfl?elstar Near-threatened
Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis S?seestar
Long-tailed Myna Mino kreffti Bismarckatzel
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Hirtenmaina Introduced species
 
Turdidae
Russet-tailed Thrush Zoothera heinei Rostschwanzdrossel
Olive-tailed Thrush Zoothera lunulata Tasmanerddrossel
New Britain Thrush Zoothera talaseae Bismarckerddrossel
Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus S?seedrossel
 
Dicaeidae
Midget Flowerpecker Dicaeum aeneum Bronzemistelfresser Endemic
Mottled Flowerpecker Dicaeum tristrami Tristrammistelfresser Endemic
 
Nectariniidae
Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis Gr?r?ken-Nektarvogel
 
Passeridae
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Feldsperling
 
Estrildidae
Blue-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura trichroa Dreifarben-Papageiamadine

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