eBird Field Checklist
Indian Ocean
584 species (+86 other taxa) - Year-round, All years
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White-faced Whistling-Duck
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
whistling-duck sp.
White-backed Duck
Swan Goose (Domestic type)
Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)
Knob-billed Duck
Egyptian Goose
Australian Shelduck
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
Cotton Pygmy-Goose
African Pygmy-Goose
Hottentot Teal
Northern Shoveler
Meller's Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Mallard (Domestic type)
Red-billed Duck
Northern Pintail
Eaton's Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Gray Teal
Bernier's Teal
teal sp.
Ferruginous Duck
Madagascar Pochard
Tufted Duck
duck sp.
Grouse, Quail, and Allies
Helmeted Guineafowl
Blue Quail
Madagascar Partridge
Common Quail
Harlequin Quail
old world quail sp.
Chinese Francolin
Gray Francolin
Red Junglefowl
Red Junglefowl (Domestic type)
Green Junglefowl
Ring-necked Pheasant
Greater Flamingo
Lesser Flamingo
flamingo sp.
Little Grebe
Madagascar Grebe
Eared Grebe
grebe sp.
Pigeons and Doves
Rock Pigeon
Comoro Pigeon
Pink Pigeon
European Turtle-Dove
Ring-necked Dove
Red Collared-Dove
Madagascar Turtle-Dove
Spotted Dove
Laughing Dove
Tambourine Dove
Namaqua Dove
Asian Emerald Dove
Zebra Dove
Comoros Green-Pigeon
Madagascar Green-Pigeon
Madagascar Blue-Pigeon
Comoro Blue-Pigeon
Seychelles Blue-Pigeon
Christmas Island Imperial-Pigeon
pigeon/dove sp.
White-breasted Mesite
Brown Mesite
Subdesert Mesite
Madagascar Sandgrouse
Crested Coua
Verreaux's Coua
Blue Coua
Red-capped Coua
Red-fronted Coua
Coquerel's Coua
Running Coua
Giant Coua
Red-breasted Coua
coua sp.
Madagascar Coucal
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo
Pied Cuckoo
Asian Koel
Black-eared Cuckoo
Gray-bellied Cuckoo
Large Hawk-Cuckoo
Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo
Lesser Cuckoo
Indian Cuckoo
Madagascar Cuckoo
Common Cuckoo
Oriental Cuckoo
Himalayan/Oriental Cuckoo
Collared Nightjar
Gray Nightjar
Eurasian Nightjar
Madagascar Nightjar
Caprimulgus sp.
nightjar sp.
Malagasy Spinetail
Mottled Spinetail
White-throated Needletail
Christmas Island Swiftlet
Seychelles Swiftlet
Mascarene Swiftlet
Indian Swiftlet
Alpine Swift
Common Swift
African Swift
Madagascar Swift
Pacific Swift
Blyth's Swift
fork-tailed swift sp.
Little Swift
House Swift
Apus sp.
African Palm-Swift
small swift sp.
swift sp.
Lepidopyga sp.
Madagascar Wood-Rail
Tsingy Wood-Rail
Madagascar Flufftail
Slender-billed Flufftail
Rails, Gallinules, and Allies
Madagascar Rail
White-throated Rail
Buff-banded Rail
Spotted Crake
Eurasian Moorhen
Red-knobbed Coot
Allen's Gallinule
African Swamphen
White-breasted Waterhen
Baillon's Crake
Sakalava Rail
Black-faced Sheathbill
Eurasian Thick-knee
Black-winged Stilt
Pied Stilt
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Pacific Golden-Plover
Spur-winged Lapwing
Sociable Lapwing
Lesser Sand-Plover
Greater Sand-Plover
Lesser/Greater Sand-Plover
Caspian Plover
Kittlitz's Plover
Kentish Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Madagascar Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Three-banded Plover
White-fronted Plover
Oriental Plover
plover sp.
Greater Painted-Snipe
Madagascar Jacana
Little Curlew
Far Eastern Curlew
Eurasian Curlew
Whimbrel/Eurasian Curlew
Bar-tailed Godwit
Black-tailed Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Great Knot
Red Knot
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Temminck's Stint
Long-toed Stint
Red-necked Stint
Little Stint
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
peep sp.
Calidris sp.
Jack Snipe
Great Snipe
Common Snipe
Pin-tailed Snipe
Pin-tailed/Swinhoe's Snipe
Madagascar Snipe
snipe sp.
Terek Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Red-necked/Red Phalarope
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Gray-tailed Tattler
Spotted Redshank
Common Greenshank
Marsh Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Common Redshank
Tringa sp.
Madagascar Buttonquail
Australian Pratincole
Collared Pratincole
Oriental Pratincole
Black-winged Pratincole
Madagascar Pratincole
shorebird sp.
Skuas and Jaegers
Chilean Skua
South Polar Skua
Brown Skua
skua sp.
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Long-tailed Jaeger
jaeger sp.
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers
Gray-hooded Gull
Black-headed Gull
Franklin's Gull
Sooty Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Kelp Gull
gull sp.
Brown Noddy
Brown/Black Noddy
Lesser Noddy
White Tern
Sooty Tern
Bridled Tern
Sooty/Bridled Tern
Little Tern
Saunders's Tern
Little/Saunders's Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
White-winged Tern
Whiskered Tern
Roseate Tern
Black-naped Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Antarctic Tern
Arctic/Antarctic Tern
White-cheeked Tern
Kerguelen Tern
Sterna sp.
Great Crested Tern
Lesser Crested Tern
large tern sp.
tern sp.
gull/tern sp.
White-tailed Tropicbird
Red-billed Tropicbird
Red-tailed Tropicbird
tropicbird sp.
King Penguin
Gentoo Penguin
Chinstrap Penguin
Macaroni Penguin
Royal Penguin
Southern Rockhopper Penguin
Moseley's Rockhopper Penguin
Yellow-nosed Albatross
Gray-headed Albatross
White-capped Albatross
Salvin's Albatross
White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross
Black-browed Albatross
Sooty Albatross
Light-mantled Albatross
Royal Albatross
Wandering Albatross
large albatross sp.
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Gray-backed Storm-Petrel
White-faced Storm-Petrel
White-bellied Storm-Petrel
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel
Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel
Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel
storm-petrel sp.
Petrels, Shearwaters, and Diving-Petrels
Southern Giant-Petrel
Northern Giant-Petrel
Northern/Southern Giant-Petrel
Southern Fulmar
Antarctic Petrel
Cape Petrel
Kerguelen Petrel
Great-winged Petrel
Trindade Petrel
Herald Petrel
Soft-plumaged Petrel
Barau's Petrel
White-headed Petrel
Pterodroma sp.
Blue Petrel
Fairy Prion
Salvin's Prion
Antarctic Prion
Slender-billed Prion
Fulmar Prion
prion sp.
Bulwer's Petrel
Jouanin's Petrel
Mascarene Petrel
Tahiti Petrel
Gray Petrel
White-chinned Petrel
Cory's Shearwater
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Wedge-tailed Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Subantarctic Shearwater
Little/Subantarctic Shearwater
Tropical Shearwater
Persian Shearwater
shearwater sp.
Common Diving-Petrel
South Georgia Diving-Petrel
diving-petrel sp.
Procellariid sp.
African Openbill
White Stork
Yellow-billed Stork
Frigatebirds, Boobies, and Gannets
Lesser Frigatebird
Christmas Island Frigatebird
Great Frigatebird
frigatebird sp.
Masked Booby
Brown Booby
Red-footed Booby
booby sp.
Abbott's Booby
Cape Gannet
Australasian Gannet
Cormorants and Anhingas
African Darter
Long-tailed Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Crozet Shag
Kerguelen Shag
Great White Pelican
Shoebill and Hammerkop
Herons, Ibis, and Allies
Great Bittern
Yellow Bittern
Little Bittern
Schrenck's Bittern
Cinnamon Bittern
Black Bittern
Gray Heron
Humblot's Heron
Purple Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Great/Intermediate Egret
Ardea sp.
White-faced Heron
Little Egret
Western Reef-Heron
Little Egret/Western Reef-Heron
Pacific Reef-Heron
Black Heron
Cattle Egret
white egret sp.
Squacco Heron
Indian Pond-Heron
Chinese Pond-Heron
Javan Pond-Heron
Madagascar Pond-Heron
pond-heron sp.
Striated Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Rufous Night-Heron
Japanese Night-Heron
Malayan Night-Heron
heron sp.
Glossy Ibis
Madagascar Ibis
Madagascar Sacred Ibis
African Spoonbill
Vultures, Hawks, and Allies
Black-winged Kite
Madagascar Harrier-Hawk
Madagascar Serpent-Eagle
European Honey-buzzard
Oriental Honey-buzzard
Madagascar Cuckoo-Hawk
Bat Hawk
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier
Reunion Harrier
Madagascar Harrier
Pallid Harrier
Pied Harrier
Pallid/Montagu's Harrier
Chinese Sparrowhawk
Frances's Sparrowhawk
Brown Goshawk
Japanese Sparrowhawk
Madagascar Sparrowhawk
Henst's Goshawk
Accipiter sp.
Black Kite
Brahminy Kite
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Madagascar Fish-Eagle
Madagascar Buzzard
hawk sp.
Barn Owl
Red Owl
Eurasian Scops-Owl
Moheli Scops-Owl
Comoro Scops-Owl
Seychelles Scops-Owl
Anjouan Scops-Owl
Mayotte Scops-Owl
Malagasy Scops-Owl
Torotoroka Scops-Owl
scops-owl sp.
White-browed Owl
Madagascar Owl
Marsh Owl
Northern Boobook
Christmas Island Boobook
owl sp.
Eurasian Hoopoe
Madagascar Hoopoe
Common Kingfisher
Malagasy Kingfisher
Madagascar Pygmy-Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
kingfisher sp.
Bee-eaters, Rollers, and Allies
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Madagascar Bee-eater
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
European Bee-eater
bee-eater sp.
European Roller
Broad-billed Roller
Short-legged Ground-Roller
Scaly Ground-Roller
Pitta-like Ground-Roller
Rufous-headed Ground-Roller
Long-tailed Ground-Roller
Falcons and Caracaras
Lesser Kestrel
Eurasian Kestrel
Madagascar Kestrel
Mauritius Kestrel
Seychelles Kestrel
Australian Kestrel
Banded Kestrel
Amur Falcon
Eleonora's Falcon
Sooty Falcon
Eurasian Hobby
Brown Falcon
Lanner Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
large falcon sp.
falcon sp.
diurnal raptor sp.
Parrots, Parakeets, and Allies
Greater Vasa Parrot
Lesser Vasa Parrot
Greater/Lesser Vasa Parrot
Seychelles Parrot
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Echo Parakeet
Crimson Rosella
Gray-headed Lovebird
Rosy-faced Lovebird
parakeet sp.
parrot sp.
Velvet Asity
Schlegel's Asity
Common Sunbird-Asity
Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity
Old World Pittas
Fairy Pitta
Comoros Cuckooshrike
Madagascar Cuckooshrike
Reunion Cuckooshrike
Mauritius Cuckooshrike
Old World Orioles
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Vangas, Helmetshrikes, and Allies
Archbold's Newtonia
Common Newtonia
Dark Newtonia
Red-tailed Newtonia
Tylas Vanga
Red-tailed Vanga
Red-shouldered Vanga
Chabert Vanga
Crossley's Vanga
Blue Vanga
Hook-billed Vanga
Ward's Flycatcher
Rufous Vanga
Helmet Vanga
Bernier's Vanga
Sickle-billed Vanga
White-headed Vanga
Pollen's Vanga
Lafresnaye's Vanga
Van Dam's Vanga
Aldabra Drongo
Comoro Drongo
Crested Drongo
Mayotte Drongo
Crow-billed Drongo
Monarch Flycatchers
Mascarene Paradise-Flycatcher
Seychelles Paradise-Flycatcher
Madagascar Paradise-Flycatcher
Tiger Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
Brown Shrike
Jays, Magpies, Crows, and Ravens
House Crow
Pied Crow
Madagascar Lark
Greater Short-toed Lark
Bimaculated Lark
Cisticolas and Allies
Common Jery
Green Jery
Stripe-throated Jery
jery sp.
Madagascar Cisticola
Reed Warblers and Allies
Anjouan Brush-Warbler
Madagascar Brush-Warbler
Subdesert Brush-Warbler
Grand Comoro Brush-Warbler
Moheli Brush-Warbler
Madagascar Swamp Warbler
Rodrigues Warbler
Seychelles Warbler
Oriental Reed Warbler
Acrocephalus sp.
Grassbirds and Allies
Brown Emutail
Pallas's Grasshopper-Warbler
Gray Emutail
Malagasy Warblers
White-throated Oxylabes
Long-billed Bernieria
Cryptic Warbler
Wedge-tailed Jery
Yellow-browed Oxylabes
Spectacled Tetraka
Appert's Tetraka
Dusky Tetraka
Gray-crowned Tetraka
Rand's Warbler
Martins and Swallows
Plain Martin
Bank Swallow
Mascarene Martin
Barn Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow
Tree Martin
Common House-Martin
Asian House-Martin
swallow sp.
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Madagascar Bulbul
Seychelles Bulbul
Grand Comoro Bulbul
Moheli Bulbul
Reunion Bulbul
Mauritius Bulbul
Leaf Warblers
Dusky Warbler
Common Chiffchaff
Arctic Warbler
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies
Comoro White-eye
Reunion White-eye
Mauritius White-eye
Reunion Gray White-eye
Mauritius Gray White-eye
Seychelles White-eye
Moheli White-eye
Madagascar White-eye
Kirk's White-eye
Mayotte White-eye
Aldabra White-eye
Anjouan White-eye
Christmas Island White-eye
Zosterops sp.
Laughingthrushes and Allies
Red-billed Leiothrix
Starlings and Mynas
Wattled Starling
Rosy Starling
Daurian Starling
Common Myna
Javan Myna
Madagascar Starling
Siberian Thrush
Comoro Thrush
Eyebrowed Thrush
Island Thrush
Old World Flycatchers
Gray-streaked Flycatcher
Dark-sided Flycatcher
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
Grand Comoro Flycatcher
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin
Madagascar Magpie-Robin
Seychelles Magpie-Robin
Blue-and-white Flycatcher
Narcissus Flycatcher
Mugimaki Flycatcher
Common Redstart
Forest Rock-Thrush
Littoral Rock-Thrush
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush
Blue Rock-Thrush
rock-thrush sp.
African Stonechat
Reunion Stonechat
Northern Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear
Pied Wheatear
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters
Souimanga Sunbird
Madagascar Sunbird
Seychelles Sunbird
Humblot's Sunbird
Anjouan Sunbird
Mayotte Sunbird
Cinnyris sp.
Weavers and Allies
Village Weaver
Nelicourvi Weaver
Sakalava Weaver
Ploceus sp.
Red-billed Quelea
Red Fody
Aldabra Fody
Red-headed Fody
Forest Fody
Red/Forest Fody
Mauritius Fody
Seychelles Fody
Rodrigues Fody
Euplectes sp.
Common Waxbill
Zebra Finch
Bronze Mannikin
Madagascar Munia
Scaly-breasted Munia
Java Sparrow
Pin-tailed Whydah
Old World Sparrows
House Sparrow
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Wagtails and Pipits
Forest Wagtail
Madagascar Wagtail
Gray Wagtail
Western Yellow Wagtail
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Citrine Wagtail
White Wagtail
wagtail sp.
Tree Pipit
Red-throated Pipit
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies
Common Rosefinch
Yellow-fronted Canary
Cape Canary
Old World Buntings
Ortolan Bunting
passerine sp.
bird sp.