List of birds of King Island (Tasmania)

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This is a complete[citation needed] list of bird species and subspecies that have been recorded on King Island, Tasmania, Australia.

List of birds[edit]

Order Genus Species Introduced Extinct Ref.
Common name Binomial
Struthioniformes Casuariidae Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae Yes No
King Island emu Dromaius novaehollandiae ater No Yes
Galliformes Phasianidae Wild turkey Meleagris gallopavo Yes No
Common pheasant Phasianus colchicus Yes No
Indian peafowl Pavo cristatus Yes No
Odontophoridae California quail Callipepla californica Yes No
Anseriformes Anatidae Blue-billed duck Oxyura australis
Cape Barren goose Cereopsis novaehollandiae
Feral goose Anser anser domesticus Yes No
Musk duck Biziura lobata
Black swan Cygnus atratus
Australian wood duck Chenonetta jubata
Australian shelduck Tadorna tadornoides
Pacific black duck Anas superciliosa
Australian shoveler Anas rhynchotis
Gray teal Anas gracilis
Chestnut teal Anas castanea
Podicipediformes Podicipedidae Hoary-headed grebe Poliocephalus poliocephalus
Sphenisciformes Spheniscidae Little penguin Eudyptula minor
Procellariiformes Procellariidae Short-tailed shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris
Diomedeidae Black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophrys
Shy albatross Thalassarche cauta
Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos
Pelecaniformes Sulidae Australasian gannet Morus serrator
Phalacrocoracidae Little pied cormorant Microcarbo melanoleucos
Black-faced cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens
Ardeidae White-faced heron Egretta novaehollandiae
Cattle egret Bubulcus ibis
Great egret Ardea alba
Australasian bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus
Nankeen night heron Nycticorax caledonicus
Falconiformes Accipitridae White-bellied sea eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
Brown goshawk Accipiter fasciatus
Swamp harrier Circus approximans
Falconidae Brown falcon Falco berigora
Australian hobby Falco longipennis
Nankeen kestrel Falco chenchroides
Gruiformes Rallidae Lewin's rail Lewinia pectoralis
Buff-banded rail Gallirallus philippensis
Spotless crake Porzana tabuensis
Purple swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Dusky moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa
Eurasian coot Fulica atra
Charadriiformes Scolopacidae Latham's snipe Gallinago hardwickii
Bar-tailed godwit Limosa lapponica
Far Eastern curlew Numenius madagascariensis
Common greenshank Tringa nebularia
Grey-tailed tattler Tringa brevipes
Common sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Ruddy turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red-necked stint Calidris ruficollis
Sanderling Calidris alba
Haematopodidae Pied oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris
Sooty oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus
Charadriidae Red-capped plover Charadrius ruficapillus
Double-banded plover Charadrius bicinctus
Hooded dotterel Thinornis rubricollis
Pacific golden plover Pluvialis fulva
Banded lapwing Vanellus tricolor
Masked lapwing Vanellus miles
Laridae Pacific gull Larus pacificus
Silver gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Sternidae Caspian tern Hydroprogne caspia
Greater crested tern Thalasseus bergii
Fairy tern Sterna nereis
Columbiformes Columbidae Spotted dove Spilopelia chinensis Yes
Brush bronzewing Phaps elegans
Psittaciformes Cacatuidae Yellow-tailed black cockatoo Calpytorhynchus funereus
Sulphur-crested cockatoo Cacatua galerita
Psittacidae Rainbow lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
Orange-bellied parrot Neophema chrysogaster
Blue-winged parrot Neophema chrysostoma
Green rosella Platycercus caledonicus Endemic (to Tas.)
King Island green rosella Platycercus caledonicus brownii Endemic (to King Is.)
Cuculiformes Cuculidae Pallid cuckoo Cacomantis pallidus
Fan-tailed cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis
Horsfield's bronze cuckoo Chrysococcyx basalis
Shining bronze cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus
Strigiformes Strigidae Southern boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae
Apodiformes Apodidae White-throated needletail Hirundapus caudacutus
Passeriformes Maluridae Superb fairywren Malurus cyaneus
Pardalotidae Spotted pardalote Pardalotus punctatus
Striated pardalote Pardalotus striatus
Acanthizidae Tasmanian scrubwren Sericornis humilis Endemic (Tas.)
Scrubtit Acanthornis magnus Endemic (Tas.)
Greene's scrubtit Acanthornis magnus greenianus Endemic (King Is.)
Brown thornbill Acanthiza pusilla
Archibald's thornbill Acanthiza pusilla archibaldi
Tasmanian thornbill Acanthiza ewingii Endemic (Tas.)

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