Seabirds, Waders, Wetland and Inland Water Birds found in the Philippines

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

Other birds found in the Philippines


The following Seabirds, Waders, Wetland and Inland Water Birds occur naturally in the Philippines:

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

Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana)

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) - Wading bird

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)

Calayan Rail (Gallirallus calayanensis), a flightless bird - Range: Calayan Island in the Philippines

Chinese Crested Tern (Thalasseus bernsteini) - Range: Winters in the Philippines

Chinese Egret or Swinhoe's Egret (Egretta eulophotes)

Comb-crested JacanaComb-crested Jacanas (Irediparra gallinacea), also known as the Lotusbird or Lilytrotter - Range: Southern Philippines - Wetland birds

Great Frigatebirds (Fregata minor) - Range: Only one was reported in Quezon City, Philippines

Grey-backed Tern (Onychoprion lunatus) - Range: Vagrant outside the breeding season.

Grey-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) - Range: Vagrant

Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) aka Japanese Snipe - Range: Rare vagrant during migration

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

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

Purple SwamphenPurple Swamphen (P. p. pulverulentis)

Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) - Seabird

Schrenck's Bittern (Ixobrychus eurhythmus) - Range: Winters in Philippines

Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis)

Spotted Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna guttata) - Endemic

Wandering Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna arcuata)

White-browed Crakes (Porzana cinerea)

Red-tailed TropicbirdBlack-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana)Schrenck's BitternGrey-backed TernBlack-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosaBuff-banded RailCalayan RailChinese EgretGreater FrigatebirdLatham's SnipeNankeen Night HeronsPied StiltWhite-browed CrakeSpotless CrakeSpotted Whistling-DuckWandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna arcuata)



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