Water Birds Found in Indonesia: Wading / Seabirds or Birds Mostly found Near Bodies of Water


Other birds found in Indonesia: Listing of Birds or Photos


Birds native to, or found in Indonesia that are usually found in or near bodies of water:

Australasian Darters or Australian Darters (Anhinga novaehollandiae)

Australian Darter


Australian Pelican (Pelicanus conspicillatus)

Spot-billed Pelican or Grey Pelican Spot-billed Pelican or Grey Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis)


Band-bellied Crake (Porzana paykullii)

Ruddy-breasted or Ruddy Crake (Porzana fusca)

Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis)

White-browed Crakes (Porzana cinerea)

Spotless CrakeWhite-browed CrakeRuddy-breasted Crake


Barau's Petrel (Pterodroma baraui)

Jouanin's Petrel (Bulweria fallax)


Kingfishers - although not strictly "water birds" - they commonly fish in water


Beach Stone-curlew, Esacus giganteus also known as Beach Thick-kneeBeach Stone-curlew (Esacus giganteus) aka Beach Thick-knee


Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis)

Schrenck's Bittern (Ixobrychus eurhythmus) - Winters in Indonesia

Schrenck's Bittern


Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana)Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana)


Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta)

Chinese Egret or Swinhoe's Egret (Egretta eulophotes)

Chinese EgretEastern Great Egret


Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosaBlack-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)


Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus)

Pied Stilt or White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus or Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus)

Pied Stilt


Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)


Grey-crowned Babblers (Pomatostomus temporalis)

New Guinea Babbler (Pomatostomus isidorei)


Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)

Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos)

Little Pied Cormorant


Lesser Whistling DuckLesser Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica) or Indian Whistling Duck

Pacific Black Ducks (Anas superciliosa)

Spotted Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna guttata)

Sunda Teal (Anas gibberifrons) - dabbling duck

Wandering Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna arcuata)

Spotted Whistling-DuckSunda TealWandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna arcuata)


Nankeen Night HeronsNankeen Night Heron aka Rufous Night Heron and in Melanesia as Melabaob (Nycticorax caledonicus)


Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) also known as the Black-billed Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbills


Straw-necked Ibis, Threskiornis spinicolliStraw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)

White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni) - Wading Bird - Range: Occurs at a few sites in northern Cambodia, southern Vietnam, extreme southern Laos and East Kalimantan in Indonesia


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