List of birds of the Maldives

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The following is a list of birds recorded in the Maldives. The small size and isolation of this Indian Ocean republic means that its avifauna is extremely restricted. Most of the species are characteristic of Eurasian migratory birds, only a few being typically associated with the Indian sub-continent. Due to poorness of native avifauna, some people (especially resort owners) deliberately release non-native birds. Some of them, like red lory and budgerigar are established in wild, but are not included in official checklists. This can't pose threat to native ecosystems because Maldives have no endemic birds and all native land birds are common in India and Bangladesh also.[citation needed]

Order Family Birds
Anseriformes Anatidae
Upupiformes Upupidae
Coraciiformes Coraciidae
Meropidae
Cuculiformes Cuculidae
Apodiformes Apodidae
Strigiformes Strigidae
Columbiformes Columbidae
Gruiformes Rallidae
Charadriiformes Scolopacidae
Recurvirostridae
Charadriidae
Dromadidae
Glareolidae
Laridae
Accipitriiformes Pandionidae
Accipitridae
Falconiformes Falconidae
Phaethontiformes Phaethontidae
Suliformes
Sulidae
Fregatidae
Pelecaniformes
Pelecanidae
Ardeidae
Threskiornithidae
Procellariiformes Procellariidae
Hydrobatidae
Passeriformes Laniidae
Corvidae
Hirundinidae
Passeridae
Motacillidae
Sturnidae

References[edit]

  • Splitting headaches? Recent taxonomic changes affecting the British and Western Palaearctic lists - Martin Collinson, British Birds vol 99 (June 2006), 306-323