Birds native to, or found on, the island of Saint Helena - Listing M - Z

Madagascar Hoopoe

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Saint Helena Map & Birding Information


Listing of Birds found on Saint Helena

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Madagascar or Red Fody (Foudia madagascariensis), sometimes known as the Red Cardinal Fody or Common Fody - Introduced Species

Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra)

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima)

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

Pomarine Skua or Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus)

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus)

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula)

Red Knot (Calidris canutus)

Ring-necked or Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Rock Pigeon / Feral Pigeon (Columba livia)

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

Rufous-chested Dotterel (Charadrius modestus)- Range: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Falkland Islands, Peru, Saint Helena, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are temperate grassland and sandy shores.

Saint Helena Crake (Porzana astrictocarpus) - † Extinct

Saint Helena Cuckoo (Nannococcyx psix) - † Extinct

Saint Helena Shearwater (Puffinus pacificoides) - † Extinct seabird

Saint Helena Plover - known locally as the Wirebird (Charadrius sanctaehelenae)

Saint Helena Swamphen (Aphanocrex / formerly included in Atlantisia) - † Extinct

St. Helena Waxbills

Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis alba)

Soft-plumaged Petrel (Pterodroma mollis)

Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria fusca)

Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) - seabird

Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) - seabird

White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis) - shorebird

Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides) - seabird

Swainson's Canary (Serinus flaviventris) - Range: Western and central regions of southern Africa. Introduced to Ascension and St Helena island

Tropic Birds (Phaethon)

Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) - seabird

White-bellied Storm-Petrel (Fregetta grallaria) - seabird

White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis) - seabird

White-faced Storm-Petrel (Pelagodroma marina) - seabird

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

White or Fairy Tern (Gygis alba)

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)

Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos)

Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata, also called Barred Ground Dove) - It inhabits scrub, farmland and open country in lowland areas and is commonly seen in parks and gardens


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