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Maldives

 
A Checklist of the Birds of MALDIVES
January 2004
 
   

ORDER: ANSERIFORMES

Family: Dendrocygndiae

Anatini

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
(Shoveller)
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
(Common Pintail, Pintail)
Garganey Anas querquedula
Common Teal Anas crecca
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca
(Ferruginous Duck, White-eyed Pochard)
Tufted Duck (Tufted Pochard) Aythya fuligula

ORDER: UPUPIFORMES

Family: Upupidae

Common Hoopoe (Hoopoe) Upupa epops

ORDER: CORACIIFORMES

Family: Coraciidae

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis

Family: Meropidae

European Bee-eater Merops apiaster

ORDER: CUCULIFORMES

Family: Cuculidae

Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
(The Cuckoo, Common Cuckoo)
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
(Koel, Common Koel)

ORDER: APODIFORMES

Family: Apodidae

White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus
(White-throated Spinetail Swift)
Common Swift (Swift Black Swift) Apus apus
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
House Swift (Little Swift) Apus affinis

ORDER: STRIGIFORMES

Family: Strigidae

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

ORDER:COLUMBIFORMES

Family:Columbidae

Rock pigeon (Blue Rock Pigeon) Columba livia
European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
(Turtle Dove, Western Turtle Dove)
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
(Rufous Turtle Dove)

ORDER: GRUIFORMES

Family: Rallidae

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Watercock Gallicrex cinerea
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
(Moorhen, Waterhen, Indian Gallinule)
Common Coot Fulica atra
(Coot, Eurasian Coot, Black Coot)

ORDER: CICONIIFORMES

Family: Scolopacidae

Scolopacinae

Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura
Swinhoe’s Snipe Gallinago megala
Common Snipe (Fantail Snipe) Gallinago gallinago

Tringinae

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew (Curlew) Numenius arquata
Common Redshank (Redshank) Tringa totanus
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Common Greenshank (Greenshank) Tringa nebularia
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Ruddy Turnstone (Turnstone) Arenaria interpres
Sanderling Calidris alba
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Ruff Philomachus pugnax

Recurvirostrini

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

Charadriinae

Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
(Eastern /Asiatic Golden Plover)
Grey Plover (Black-bellied Plover) Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover (Ringed ) Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
(Little Plover, Little Ring Plover)
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand Plover (Mongolian) Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
(Large Sand Plover)
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus
(Sand Plover)
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius
(Sociable Plover)

Family: Glareolidae

Dromadinae

Crab-plover Dromas ardeola

Glareolinae

Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum
(Indian Large Pratincole)

Larini

White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus
Yellow-legged Gull (Herring) Larus cachinnans
Heuglin’s Gull Larus heuglini
(Herring, Lesser Black-backed)
Pallas’s Gull Larus ichthyaetus
(Great Black-headed)
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
(Common Black-headed Gull)

Sternini

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
(Indian Lesser Crested Tern)
Great Crested Tern Sterna bergii
(Large Crested Tern, Swift Tern)
Roseate Tern (Rosy) Sterna dougallii
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Little Tern Sterna albifrons
Saunders’s Tern Sterna saundersi
(Saunders’s Little Tern)
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus
(Brown-winged)
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
(White-winged Black)
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
(Noddy Tern, Common Noddy)
White Tern Gygis alba
(Indian Ocean White Tern)

Family: Accipitridae

Pandioninae

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Accipitrinae

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus
(Honey Buzzard)
Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
(Western Marsh Harrier)
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
(Pale Harrier)
Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
(Buzzard, Eurasian Buteo)

Family: Falconidae

Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
(Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel)
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis
(Red-legged Falcon)
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
(Hobby, Northern Hobby)
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
(Red-capped Falcon, Barbary Falcon)

Family: Phaethontidae

White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
(Long-tailed Tropic-bird)

Family: Sulidae

Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster

Family: Ardeidae

Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret (Large Egret) Casmerodius albus
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
(Pond Heron)
Little Heron Butorides striatus
(Little Green Heron, Striated Heron)
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
(Night Heron)
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon Bittern (Chestnut Bittern) Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Black Bittern Dupetor flavicollis
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris
(Bittern/Eurasian Bittern)

Family: Threskiornithidae

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus

Family: Pelecanidae

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
(Rosy Pelican, White Pelican)

Family: Fregatidae

Great Frigatebird (Lesser) Fregata minor

Family: Procellariidae

Bulwer’s Petrel Bulweria bulwerii
(Bulwer’s Gadfly Petrel)
Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas
(White-fronted Shearwater)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus
(Green-billed Shearwater)
Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes
(Pink-footed Shearwater)
Audubon’s Shearwater Puffinus Iherminieri

Hydrobatinae

Wilson’s Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-petrel Pelagodroma marina

ORDER: PASSERIFORMES

Family: Laniidae

Rufous-tailed Shrike (Isabelline) Lanius isabellinus
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

Family: Corvidae

Corvinae

House Crow Corvus splendens

Family: Hirundinidae

Sand Martin (Collared Sand Martin) Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
(Swallow, Common Swallow)
Northern House Martin Delichon urbica
(House Martin, Common House Martin)

Family:Passeridae

Passerinae

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Motacillinae

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
(Eurasian Tree Pipit)
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus

 
 
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