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THE AVIFAUNA OF THE TANCOOKS



*Birds names that are preceded by a * are accidental.
**Bird name that is preceded by ** was introduced to the island a few years back, but has since been killed off.

Ducks, Ducklike and Miscellaneous Swimming Birds

Common Loon - Gavia immer
Pied-Billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
American Black Duck - Anas rubripes
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Oldsquaw - Clangula hyemalis
Common Gallinule - Gallinula chloropus
Common Eider - Somateria mollissima


Seabirds, Gulls, etc. (Aerialists)

Northern Gannet - Morus bassanus
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Greater Black-backed Gull - Larus marinus
Common Tern - Sterna hirundo


Long-legged Wading Birds

Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
*Snowy Egret - Egretta thula
Yellow-crowned Night Heron - Nyctanassa violacea
Black-crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax
American Bittern - Botaurus lentiginosus
*Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus


Smaller Wading Birds

Sora - Porzana carolina
Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus
American Woodcock - Philohela minor
Common Snipe - Capella gallinago
Willet - Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria
Spotted Sandpiper -Actitis macularia
Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla


Fowl-like Birds

**Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo
Ring-Necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus


Birds of Prey

Sharp-shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus
Northern Goshawk - Accipiter gentilis
Northern Harrier - Circus cyaneus
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo lagopus
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius
Snowy Owl - Nyctea scandiaca


Nonpasserine Land Birds

Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon
Common ("Yellow-shafter")Flicker - Colaptes auratus
Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens


Passerine (Perching) Birds

Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Tree Swallow - Irodoprocne bicolour
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Northern Raven - Corvus corax
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata
Black-capped Chickadee - Parus atricapillus
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Regulus calendula
Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottis
American Robin - Turdus migratorius
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Dendroica coronata
Canada Warbler - Wilsonia canadensis
Blackburnian Warbler - Dendroica fusca
Pine Warbler - Dendroica pinus
Palm Warbler - Dendroica palamarum
Yellow Warbler - Dendroica petechia
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypus trichas
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula
Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris
"Baltimore" Oriole or Northern Oriole - Icterus galbula
*Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus
"Slate-colored" Junco or Northern Junco - Junco hyemalis
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis
*Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Red Crossbill - Loxia curcirostra
Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea
House Finch - Carpodacus mexicanus
Purple Finch - Carpodacus purpureus
Pine Grosbeak - Pinicola enucleator
Evening Grosbeak - Hesperiphona vespertina
American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis
Pine Siskin - Carduelis pinus
Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla
Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana
American Tree Sparrow - Spizella arborea
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia