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Vanuatu birds

In the four weeks I’ve spent in Vanuatu over two holidays I’ve seen 30 species, one of which is endemic. Neither number is large, but the jungle is dense and all of my time has been at sea level or under the sea.

Anseriformes

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Swans)

Columbiformes

Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)

Apodiformes

Apodidae (Swifts)

  • Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculentaDec 25, 2009
    Turtle Bay Resort, Espiritú Santo lc

  • Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensisDec 26, 2009
    Turtle Bay Resort, Espiritú Santo lc

Ciconiiformes

Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)

  • Striated HeronButorides striatusDec 29, 2009
    Malvanua Island, Espiritú Santo lc

  • White-faced Heron

    White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiaeDec 26, 2009
    River to Matevulu blue hole, Espiritú Santo lc

  • Eastern Reef EgretEgretta sacraDec 29, 2009
    Malvanua Island, Espiritú Santo lc

Accipitriformes

Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, Kites, Harriers, and Old World Vultures)

  • Brown Goshawk

    Brown GoshawkCircus approximansDec 31, 2009
    Mt. Yasur, Tanna lc

  • Swamp Harrier

    Swamp HarrierCircus approximansDec 27, 2009
    Hog Harbour, Espiritú Santo lc

Charadriiformes

Laridae (Noddies, Gulls, and Terns)

  • Crested TernThalasseus bergiiDec 27, 2009
    Champaign Beach, Espiritú Santo lc

Psittaciformes

Psittaculidae (Australo-Asian Parrots)

  • Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodusDec 25, 2009
    Turtle Bay Resort, Espiritú Santo lc

Strigiformes

Tytonidae (Barn-owls)

Coraciiformes

Halcyonidae (Forest Kingfishers)

Meliphagoidea

Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters)

  • Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalisDec 25, 2009
    Turtle Bay Resort, Espiritú Santo lc

Corvoidea

Campephagidae (Cuckoo-shrikes and Trillers)

Pachycephalidae (Whistlers and allies)

  • Golden WhistlerArtamus leucorynchusDec 31, 2010
    Sarakata River, Luganville, Espiritú Santo lc

Artamidae (Woodswallows, Butcherbirds, Currawongs, and Australian Magpie)

Rhipiduridae (Fantails)

  • Grey FantailRhipidura albiscapaDec 25, 2009
    Espiritú Santo lc

  • Streaked FantailRhipidura verreauxiDec 23, 2010
    Hog Harbour, Espiritú Santo lc

Monarchidae (Monarch Flycatchers)

Sylvioidea

Timaliidae (Old World Babblers and White-eyes)

  • SilvereyeZosterops lateralisDec 25, 2009
    Turtle Bay Resort, Espiritú Santo lc

  • Yellow-fronted White-eyeZosterops flavifronsDec 25, 2009
    Turtle Bay Resort, Espiritú Santo lc

Hirundinidae (Swallows and Martins)

  • Pacific SwallowHirundo tahiticaDec 25, 2009
    Turtle Bay Resort, Espiritú Santo lc

Muscicapoidea

Sturnidae (Starlings)

  • Common MynaSturnus tristisDec 24, 2009
    Bauerfield, Port Vila lc

Passeroidea

Estrildidae (Estrildid Finches)

Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

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