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Seychelles

 
A Checklist of the Birds of Seychelles
(and adjoining Islands) January 2004
 
   

Species Status

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Vagrant
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus Vagrant
Cape Petrel Daption capense Vagrant
Jouanin's Petrel Bulweria fallax Vagrant
Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes Vagrant
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus Breeds
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Breeds
Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus Vagrant
White-faced Storm-petrel Pelagodroma marina Vagrant
Matsudaira's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma matsudairae Vagrant
Swinhoe's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma monorhis Vagrant
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Vagrant
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda Breeds
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Breeds
Abbott's Booby Sula abbotti Extinct
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Breeds
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Breeds
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Breeds
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Vagrant
Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus Vagrant
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens Extinct
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Breeds
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Breeds
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Breeds
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Vagrant
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Breeds
Great White Egret Egretta alba Vagrant
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia Vagrant
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Vagrant
Dimorphic Egret Egretta dimorpha Breeds
Indian Pond-heron Ardeola grayii Vagrant
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae Breeds
Green-backed Heron Butorides striatus Breeds
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Breeds
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis Breeds
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Vagrant
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris Vagrant
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Breeds
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Vagrant
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus Vagrant
Madagascar Sacred Ibis Threskiornis (aethiopicus/bernieri) abbotti Breeds
White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata Vagrant
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea Vagrant
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Vagrant
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Vagrant
Garganey Anas querquedula Annual migrant
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Vagrant
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca Vagrant
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Vagrant
Western Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus Vagrant
Black Kite Milvus migrans Vagrant
Yellow-billed Kite Milvus aegyptius Vagrant
Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus Vagrant
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Vagrant
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus Vagrant
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vagrant
Madagascar Kestrel Falco newtoni Breeds
Seychelles Kestrel Falco araea Breeds
Western Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Vagrant
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis Vagrant
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo Vagrant
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae Vagrant
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor Vagrant
Saker Falcon Falco cherug Vagrant
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Vagrant
Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus Breeds
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Vagrant
Aldabra Rail Dryolimnas (cuvieri) aldabranus Breeds
Corncrake Crex crex Vagrant
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana Vagrant
Striped Crake Aenigmatolimnas marginalis Vagrant
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus Vagrant
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Breeds
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrula alleni Vagrant
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio Extinct
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola Annual migrant
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Vagrant
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus Vagrant
Common Pratincole Glareola pratincola Vagrant
Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum Vagrant
Madagascar Pratincole Glareola ocularis Vagrant
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius Vagrant
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Vagrant
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Annual migrant
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola Annual migrant
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Annual migrant
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Vagrant
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus Annual migrant
Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii Annual migrant
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus Vagrant
Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus Vagrant
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Vagrant
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Annual migrant (race baueri)
Little Curlew Numenius minutus Vagrant
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Annual migrant
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Annual migrant
Common Redshank Tringa totanus Vagrant
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Vagrant
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Annual migrant
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Vagrant
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Annual migrant
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Annual migrant
Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes Vagrant
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Annual migrant
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Annual migrant
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Vagrant
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura Vagrant
Great Snipe Gallinago media Vagrant
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Vagrant
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris Vagrant
Sanderling Calidris alba Annual migrant
Little Stint Calidris minuta Annual migrant
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii Vagrant
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta Vagrant
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Vagrant
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata Vagrant
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Annual migrant
Broad-billed Sandpiper Tryngites falcinellus Vagrant
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis Vagrant
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Vagrant
South Polar Skua Catharacta maccormicki Vagrant
Antarctic Skua Catharacta antarctica Annual migrant
Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus Vagrant
Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini Vagrant
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Vagrant
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Vagrant
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus Vagrant
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Annual migrant
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Annual migrant
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Breeds
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii Breeds
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis Annual migrant
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Vagrant
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Annual migrant
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Breeds
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa Vagrant
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana Breeds
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus Breeds
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata Breeds
Little Tern Sterna albifrons Vagrant
Saunders' Tern Sterna saundersi Annual migrant
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Breeds
Lesser Noddy Anous tenuirostris Breeds
Fairy Tern Gygis alba Breeds
Feral Pigeon Columba livia Breeds
European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Vagrant
Madagascar Turtle Dove Streptopelia picturata Breeds
Barred Ground Dove Geopelia striata Breeds
Comoro Blue Pigeon Alectroenas sganzini minor Breeds
Seychelles Blue Pigeon Alectroenas pulcherrima Breeds
Seychelles Black Parrot Coracopsis (nigra) barklyi Breeds
Grey-headed Lovebird Agapornis cana Extinct
Seychelles Parakeet Psittacula (eupatria) wardi Extinct
Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri Breeds
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius Vagrant
Jacobin Cuckoo Oxylophus jacobinus Vagrant
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Vagrant
Asian Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus Vagrant
Madagascar Coucal Centropus toulou Breeds
Barn Owl Tyto alba Breeds
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops Vagrant
Seychelles Scops-owl Otus insularis Breeds
Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis Vagrant
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Vagrant
Madagascar Nightjar Caprimulgus madagascariensis Breeds
Seychelles Swiftlet Aerodramus elaphrus Breeds
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus Vagrant
Common Swift Apus apus Vagrant
Pacific Swift Apus pacificus Vagrant
Little Swift Apus affinis Vagrant
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus Vagrant
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Vagrant
European Roller Coracias garrulus Vagrant
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus Vagrant
Hoopoe Upupa epops Vagrant

Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla Vagrant
Sand Martin Riparia riparia Vagrant
Mascarene Martin Phedina borbonica Vagrant
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Vagrant
Common House Martin Delichon urbica Vagrant
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Vagrant
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola Vagrant
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Vagrant
White Wagtail Motacilla alba Vagrant
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Vagrant
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus Vagrant
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus Breeds
Madagascar Bulbul Hypsipetes madagascariensis Breeds
Seychelles Bulbul Hypsipetes crassirostris Breeds
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio Vagrant
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor Vagrant
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator Vagrant
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis Vagrant
Seychelles Magpie-robin Copsychus sechellarum Breeds
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Vagrant
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Vagrant
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Vagrant
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka Vagrant
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina Vagrant
Madagascar Cisticola Cisticola cherina Breeds
Aldabra Warbler Nesillas aldabranus Extinct
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Vagrant
Seychelles Warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis Breeds
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina Vagrant
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Vagrant
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Vagrant
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Vagrant
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Vagrant
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis Vagrant
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Vagrant
Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone corvina Breeds
Souimanga Sunbird Nectarinia sovimanga Breeds
Abbott's Sunbird Nectarinia (sovimanga) abbotti Breeds
Seychelles Sunbird Nectarinia dussumieri Breeds
Madagascar White-eye Zosterops maderaspatana Breeds
Seychelles Chestnut-flanked White-eye Zosterops semiflava Exitinct
Seychelles White-eye Zosterops modesta Breeds
Aldabra Drongo Dicrurus aldabranus Breeds
House Crow Corvus splendens Breeds
Pied Crow Corvus albus Breeds
European Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus Vagrant
Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea Vagrant.
Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus Vagrant
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Breeds
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana Vagrant
Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus Breeds
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus Vagrant
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Breeds
Madagascar Fody Foudia madagascariensis Breeds
Aldabra Fody Foudia (eminentissima) aldabranus Breeds
Seychelles Fody Foudia sechellarum Breeds
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Breeds

 
 
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