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Number of species: 153
Number of endemics: 9
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 11
Number of introduced species: 11
Date last reviewed: 2007-08-21
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Australasian Grebe Tachybaptus novaehollandiae Zampull? Australiano
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Albatros Viajero Rare/Accidental
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Antarctic Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus Abanto-marino Ant?tico Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Cape Petrel Daption capense Petrel Damero
Tahiti Petrel Pterodroma rostrata Petrel de Tahit?/strong> Rare/Accidental
Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata Petrel Moteado Near-threatened
Providence Petrel Pterodroma solandri Petrel de Solander Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Kermadec Petrel Pterodroma neglecta Petrel de las Kermadec Rare/Accidental
Herald Petrel Pterodroma arminjoniana Petrel de la Trindade Rare/Accidental
White-necked Petrel Pterodroma cervicalis Fardela de Cuello Blanco
Gould's Petrel Pterodroma leucoptera Petrel de Gould
Black-winged Petrel Pterodroma nigripennis Petrel Alinegro Rare/Accidental
Vanuatu Petrel Pterodroma occulta Fardela de Vanuatu Breeding endemic
Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata Pato-petrel Ant?tico Rare/Accidental
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii Petrel de Bulwer Rare/Accidental
Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea Pardela Gris Near-threatened
Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes Pardela Paticlara
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus Pardela del Pac?ico
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Pardela Sombr? Near-threatened
Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris Pardela de Tasmania
Fluttering Shearwater Puffinus gavia Pardela Gavia
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Pardela Garrapatera
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Pa?o de Wilson Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta tropica Pa?o Ventrinegro Rare/Accidental
White-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta grallaria Pa?o Ventriblanco Rare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-Petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa Pa?o Gorgiblanco Vulnerable
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Rabijunco Colirrojo
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Rabijunco Menor
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus Pel?ano Australiano Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Alcatraz Enmascarado Rare/Accidental
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Piquero Patirrojo
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Piquero Pardo
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos Cormor? Piquicorto
 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Rabihorcado Grande Rare/Accidental
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Rabihorcado Chico
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Great Egret Ardea alba Garceta Grande Rare/Accidental
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae Garceta Cariblanca Rare/Accidental
Pacific Reef-Egret Egretta sacra Garceta de Arrecife
Striated Heron Butorides striata Garcita Azulada
Rufous Night-Heron Nycticorax caledonicus Martinete Canelo Rare/Accidental
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Sunda Teal Anas gibberifrons Cerceta de Sunda
Grey Teal Anas gracilis Cerceta Gris
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos ?ade Real Introduced species
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Anade Cejudo
White-eyed Duck Aythya australis Porr? Australiano
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus Milano Brahm? Rare/Accidental
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans Aguilucho Lagunero del Pac?ico
Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus Azor Australiano
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Halc? Peregrino
 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae
Melanesian Scrubfowl Megapodius eremita Tal?alo Eremita
Vanuatu Scrubfowl Megapodius layardi Tal?alo de Nuevas H?ridas Endemic Vulnerable
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Gallo Bankiva Introduced species
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis Rasc? Filipino
Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis Polluela de Tongatapu
White-browed Crake Porzana cinerea Polluela Cejiblanca
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio Calam? Com?
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae
South Island Oystercatcher Haematopus finschi Rare/Accidental
Variable Oystercatcher Haematopus unicolor Ostrero Variable Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae
Beach Thick-knee Burhinus magnirostris Alcarav? Picogrueso Australiano Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles Avefr? Militar Rare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Chorlito Dorado Siberiano
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Chorlito Gris Rare/Accidental
Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus Chorlitejo Bicinchado Rare/Accidental
Lesser SandPlover Charadrius mongolus Chorlitejo Mongol Chico Rare/Accidental
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii Chorlitejo Mongol Grande
Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus Chorlito Asi?ico Grande Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Aguja Colinegra Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Aguja Colipinta
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Zarapito Trinador
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis Zarapito Siberiano
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Andarr?s Chico
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes Playero Siberiano
Wandering Tattler Tringa incana Playero de Alaska
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Vuelvepiedras Com?
Red-necked stint Calidris ruficollis Correlimos Cuellirrojo Rare/Accidental
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Correlimos Pectoral Rare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata Correlimos Acuminado
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Silver Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae Gaviota Plateada Australiana
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Ti?sa Boba
Black Noddy Anous minutus Ti?sa Menuda
Grey Noddy Procelsterna albivitta Ti?sa Gris
White Tern Gygis alba Charr? Blanco
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Charr? Sombr?
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus Charr? Embridado Rare/Accidental
Little Tern Sternula albifrons Charrancito Com? Rare/Accidental
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Charr? Rosado Rare/Accidental
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana Charr? de Sumatra
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Charr? Com?
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii Charr? Piquigualdo
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus P?alo Pomarino Rare/Accidental
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus P?alo Par?ito Rare/Accidental
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Paloma Brav? Introduced species
Metallic Pigeon Columba vitiensis Paloma Gorgiblanca
Mackinlay's Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia mackinlayi T?tola-cuco de Mackinlay
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica Palomita Esmeralda Dorsiverde
Santa Cruz Ground-Dove Gallicolumba sanctaecrucis Paloma Perdiz de Santa Cruz Endangered
Tanna Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus tannensis Tilopo de Tanna Endemic Near-threatened
Red-bellied Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus greyii Tilopo de Grey
Claret-breasted Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus viridis Tilopo Pechirrojo
Pacific Imperial-Pigeon Ducula pacifica D?ula del Pac?ico
Baker's Imperial-Pigeon Ducula bakeri D?ula de Nuevas H?ridas Endemic Vulnerable
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus Tricogloso de Pecho Rojo
Palm Lorikeet Charmosyna palmarum Lori Palmero Vulnerable
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis Cuco Flabeliforme
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus Cuclillo Bronc?eo
Long-tailed Koel Eudynamys taitensis Koel Colilargo
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba Lechuza Com?
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta Salangana Lustrosa
White-rumped Swiftlet Aerodramus spodiopygius Salangana Culiblanca
Uniform Swiftlet Aerodramus vanikorensis Rabitojo Uniforme
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher Todiramphus farquhari Alci? Ventrirrufo Endemic Vulnerable
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris Alci? Acollarado
Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus Alci? Sagrado
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus Abejaruco Australiano
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica Golondrina del Pac?ico
 
Passeriformes.: Campephagidae
Melanesian Cuckoo-shrike Coracina caledonica Oruguero de Melanesia
Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa Gorjeador Pinto
Long-tailed Triller Lalage leucopyga Gorjeador de Cola Larga
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus Mirlo Isle?
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Zorzal Com? Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Guadalcanal Thicketbird Megalurulus whitneyi Near-threatened
 
Passeriformes.: Rhipiduridae
Grey Fantail Rhipidura albiscapa
New Zealand Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa Cola de Abanico de Collar Gris
Streaked Fantail Rhipidura spilodera Cola de Abanico Moteado
 
Passeriformes.: Monarchidae
Buff-bellied Monarch Neolalage banksiana Monarca de Vientre Crema Endemic
Southern Shrikebill Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides Monarca Sure?
Melanesian Flycatcher Myiagra caledonica Miagra de Nueva Caledonia
 
Passeriformes.: Petroicidae
Scarlet Robin Petroica multicolor Tordo Australiano Carm?
 
Passeriformes.: Pachycephalidae
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis Silbador Dorado
New Caledonian Whistler Pachycephala caledonica Silbador de Nueva Caledonia
 
Passeriformes.: Acanthizidae
Fan-tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis Gerig? Melanesio
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis Ojiblanco de Lomo Gris
Yellow-fronted White-eye Zosterops flavifrons Ojiblanco de Frente Amarillo Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Meliphagidae
Dark-brown Honeyeater Lichmera incana P?aro Miel de Orejas Plateadas
Cardinal Myzomela Myzomela cardinalis Meloncillo Cardenal
New Hebrides Honeyeater Phylidonyris notabilis P?aro Az?ar de Pico Blanco Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Artamidae
White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus Golondrina del Bosque de Pecho Blanca
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Rusty-winged Starling Aplonis zelandica Estornino de Nueva Hebrides Near-threatened
Mountain Starling Aplonis santovestris Estornino Monta?s Endemic Vulnerable
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Main?Com? Introduced species
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris Estornino Pinto Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Gorri? Dom?tico Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Pico de Coral Introduced species
Red Avadavat Amandava amandava Bengal?Rojo Rare/Accidental
Red-browed Firetail Neochmia temporalis Pico de Cera de Cejas Rojas Introduced species
Blue-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura trichroa Pinz? Loro de Cara Azul
Red-throated Parrotfinch Erythrura psittacea Pinz? Loro de Garganta Roja Introduced species
Red-headed Parrotfinch Erythrura cyaneovirens Pinz? Loro de Cabeza Roja
Royal Parrotfinch Erythrura regia Pinz? Loro Real Endemic Vulnerable
Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca Monjita Tricolor Introduced species
Chestnut Munia Lonchura atricapilla Capuchino Casta? Introduced species
Chestnut-breasted Munia Lonchura castaneothorax Capuchino de Pecho Casta? Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea Pardillo Sizer? Rare/Accidental

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