Birds in Guinea found near or in water (Salt or Inland / Fresh Water) and wetland areas

New Guinea Map / Location

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Listing of birds native to, or found in, New Guinea:

Australian Pelican (Pelicanus conspicillatus) aka Goolayyalibee


Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus giganteus) aka Beach Thick-knee - Range: Uncommon. Coastal New Guinea

Beach Stone-curlew, Esacus giganteus also known as Beach Thick-knee


Terns (Seabirds)

Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana)

Melanesian Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus serrata)

Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana)


Storks (Wading Birds)

Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)

Black-necked Storks


Godwits (Waders)

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosa


Cranes (Wetland Birds)

Brolga / Crane (Grus rubicunda) - Range: Sound in southern New Guinea

Brolga Crane


Rails (Wetland Birds)

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)

Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)

Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis)

White-browed Crakes (Porzana cinerea)

Buff-banded RailDusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)Spotless CrakeWhite-browed Crake


Waders (Wetland Birds)

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)


Ducks and Geese (Inland Water Birds)

Green Pygmy Goose (Nettapus pulchellus) - Range: Southern New Guinea

Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)

Hardhead or White-eyed Ducks (Aythya australis)

Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata)

Pacific Black Duck aka Grey Duck or Parera (Anas superciliosa)

Plumed Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna eytoni)

Salvadori's Teal or Salvadori's Duck (Salvadorina waigiuensis)

Spotted Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna guttata) Papua New Guinea

Wandering Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna arcuata): Range: Papua New Guinea

Grey TealPacific Black DucksSpotted Whistling-DuckWandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna arcuata) Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)Green Pygmy GooseHardhead, Aythya australisMagpie Geese


Shearwaters (Seabirds)

Heinroth's Shearwaters (Puffinus heinrothi) - Range: Restricted to the seas around the islands of Kolombangara (Papua New Guinea)


Snipes (Wading Birds)

Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) aka Japanese Snipeeast and eastern Papua New Guinea

Swinhoe's Snipe (Gallinago megala) aka Forest Snipe or Chinese Snipe


Bitterns (Wading Birds)

Little Bitterns (Ixobrychus minutus dubius)


Grebes (Freshwater Birds)

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) or Dabchick - Range: Breeds in small colonies in heavily vegetated areas of freshwater lakes across New Guinea

Little Pied Cormorant

Cormorants (Water Birds)

Little Pied Cormorant, Little Shag or Kawaupaka (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos) - Range: Coasts, islands, estuaries, and inland waters of New Guinea


Herons (Wetland Birds)

Nankeen Night Heron aka Rufous Night Heron and in Melanesia as Melabaob (Nycticorax caledonicus) - Range: Papua New Guinea

White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae, formerly Ardea novaehollandiae) aka Grey Heron)

Nankeen Night HeronsWhite-faced Herons


Plovers (Waders)

Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus) aka Oriental Dotterel - Range: Rare in New Guinea

Oriental Plover


Dotterels (Waders)

Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus) - Range: Southern New Guinea


Spoonbills (Waders)

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) also known as the Black-billed Spoonbill - Range: Fresh and saltwater wetlands in Papua New Guinea

Royal Spoonbills


Ibises (Waders)

Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)

Straw-necked Ibis, Threskiornis spinicolli


Birds of Prey (Hunting in or near water)

White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)

White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)


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