List of introduced bird species

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This list of introduced bird species includes all the species of bird successfully or unsuccessfully introduced to an area other than their native range, or to an area they formerly inhabited. This practice has been harmful in many areas, although some introductions are made with the aim of preserving bird species. Following the name of the bird, a brief description of where they were introduced is included.

Struthioniformes[edit]

Struthionidae[edit]

Casuariidae[edit]

Rheidae[edit]

Apterygidae[edit]

Tinamiformes[edit]

Tinamidae[edit]

Anseriformes[edit]

Anatidae[edit]

Galliformes[edit]

Megapodidae[edit]

Cracidae[edit]

Tetraonidae[edit]

Phasianidae[edit]

Odontophoridae[edit]

Numididae[edit]

Meleagrididae[edit]

Pelecaniformes[edit]

Pelecanidae[edit]

Phalacrocoracidae[edit]

Ciconiiformes[edit]

Ardeidae[edit]

Threskiornithidae[edit]

  • Scarlet ibis, successfully introduced to Florida; possibly introduced unsuccessfully to Canada
  • Sacred ibis, successfully introduced to France; feral elsewhere in western Europe.
  • Bald ibis, successfully re-introduced to Turkey, ongoing re-introduction schemes in Austria and Spain to restore species to former range (success as yet unknown)

Phoenicopteridae[edit]

Cathartidae[edit]

Falconiformes[edit]

Accipitridae[edit]

Falconidae[edit]

Gruiformes[edit]

Gruidae[edit]

Rallidae[edit]

Charadriiformes[edit]

Laridae[edit]

Turnicidae[edit]

Charadriidae[edit]

Pterocliformes[edit]

Pteroclidae[edit]

Columbiformes[edit]

Columbidae[edit]

Psittaciformes[edit]

Strigopidae[edit]

  • Kakapo, successfully, but tenuously, introduced to several islands off New Zealand

Cacatuidae[edit]

Psittacidae[edit]

Strigiformes[edit]

Tytonidae[edit]

Strigidae[edit]

Apodiformes[edit]

Apodidae[edit]

Trochilidae[edit]

  • Many hummingbirds of unknown species have been introduced to Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela, although none are believed to have been successful

Coraciiformes[edit]

Halcyonidae[edit]

Passeriformes[edit]

Tyrannidae[edit]

Menuridae[edit]

Alaudidae[edit]

Pycnonotidae[edit]

Cinclidae[edit]

Mimidae[edit]

Prunellidae[edit]

  • Dunnock, successfully introduced to New Zealand; unsuccessfully introduced to the USA

Turdidae[edit]

Sylviidae[edit]

Muscicapidae[edit]

Timaliidae[edit]

Maluridae[edit]

Paridae[edit]

Zosteropidae[edit]

Meliphagidae[edit]

Dicruridae[edit]

Callaeidae[edit]

  • Saddleback, introduced and re-introduced successfully to many islands off New Zealand for the preservation of this rare species

Artamidae[edit]

Paradisaeidae[edit]

Corvidae[edit]

Sturnidae[edit]

Passeridae[edit]

Ploceidae[edit]

Estrildidae[edit]

Viduidae[edit]

Fringillidae[edit]

Drepanididae[edit]

Thraupidae[edit]

Emberizidae[edit]

Cardinalidae[edit]

Icteridae[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]