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South Georgia Island

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Conservation Matters               Birding

Antarctic.    Antarctic British Islands.   South Sandwich Isl.
Number of species: 51     100% covered
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 5
 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Rare/Accidental
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua Near-threatened
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus
Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Royal Penguin Eudyptes schlegeli Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus Vulnerable
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus Near-threatened
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma Vulnerable
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris
Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata Near-threatened
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Antarctic Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus Vulnerable
Hall's Giant-Petrel Macronectes halli Near-threatened
Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic Petrel Thalassoica antarctica Rare/Accidental
Cape Petrel Daption capense
Snow Petrel Pagodroma nivea
Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera Rare/Accidental
White-headed Petrel Pterodroma lessonii
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis
Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea
Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata
Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata
Slender-billed Prion Pachyptila belcheri
Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur
Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea Near-threatened
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis
Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris
Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Near-threatened
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Grey-backed Storm-Petrel Garrodia nereis
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta tropica
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae
South Georgia Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides georgicus
Common Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
South Georgia Shag Phalacrocorax georgianus Endemic (country/region)
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Upland Goose Chloephaga picta Extirpated
Spectacled Duck Anas flavirostris
Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni Rare/Accidental
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Little Stint Calidris minuta Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionididae
Snowy Sheathbill Chionis albus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki
Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
South Georgia Pipit Anthus antarcticus Endemic Near-threatened
 
Passeriformes.: Icteridae
Long-tailed Meadowlark Sturnella loyca

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