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CEBU ISLAND

PHILIPPINES
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# Species:228
# Excl Vagrants:228
# Endemics:46
# Near Endemics:4
Habitat: Lowland forest patches

BIRD CHECKLIST

The table below lists species recorded at this locale but does not indicate frequency of occurrence there. It does indicate whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. The list is based on available data and may be incomplete.*

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Ducks: Anatidae

1Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuata
2/Garganey/Spatula querquedula
3Philippine DuckAnas luzonica

 
Megapodes: Megapodiidae

4Tabon ScrubfowlMegapodius cumingii

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

5Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensis
6Red JunglefowlGallus gallus

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

7Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

8Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
9Island Collared-DoveStreptopelia bitorquata
10Philippine Collared-DoveStreptopelia dusumieri
11Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
12Asian Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
13Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobarica
14White-eared Brown-DovePhapitreron leucotis
15Pink-necked Green-PigeonTreron vernans
16Philippine Green-PigeonTreron axillaris
17Yellow-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus occipitalis
18Black-chinned Fruit-DovePtilinopus leclancheri
19Pink-bellied Imperial-PigeonDucula poliocephala
20Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aenea

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

21/Indian Cuckoo/Cuculus micropterus
22/Himalayan Cuckoo/Cuculus saturatus
23Black-faced CoucalCentropus melanops
24Philippine CoucalCentropus viridis
25Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis
26/Chestnut-winged Cuckoo/Clamator coromandus
27Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
28Violet CuckooChrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
29Square-tailed Drongo-CuckooSurniculus lugubris
30/Large Hawk-Cuckoo/Hierococcyx sparverioides
31Philippine Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx pectoralis
32Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinus
33Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

34/Gray Nightjar/Caprimulgus jotaka
35Philippine NightjarCaprimulgus manillensis
36Savanna NightjarCaprimulgus affinis

 
Swifts: Apodidae

37Philippine NeedletailMearnsia picina
38Purple NeedletailHirundapus celebensis
39Gray-rumped SwiftletCollocalia marginata
40Pygmy SwiftletCollocalia troglodytes
41Philippine SwiftletAerodramus mearnsi
42Ameline Swiftlet**Aerodramus amelis
43Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
44Pacific SwiftApus pacificus
45Asian Palm-SwiftCypsiurus balasiensis

 
Treeswifts: Hemiprocnidae

46Whiskered TreeswiftHemiprocne comata

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

47Slaty-breasted RailLewinia striatus
48Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
49Barred RailGallirallus torquatus
50Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
51WatercockGallicrex cinerea
52Plain Bush-henAmaurornis olivacea
53White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
54White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinerea
55Slaty-legged CrakeRallina eurizonoides
56Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

57Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostris

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

58/Pacific Golden-Plover/Pluvialis fulva
59/Lesser Sand-Plover/Charadrius mongolus
60/Greater Sand-Plover/Charadrius leschenaultii
61Malaysian PloverCharadrius peronii
62/Kentish Plover/Charadrius alexandrinus
63Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

64Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

65Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgus

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

66/Whimbrel/Numenius phaeopus
67/Eurasian Curlew/Numenius arquata
68/Bar-tailed Godwit/Limosa lapponica
69/Black-tailed Godwit/Limosa limosa
70/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpres
71/Great Knot/Calidris tenuirostris
72/Sharp-tailed Sandpiper/Calidris acuminata
73/Long-toed Stint/Calidris subminuta
74/Red-necked Stint/Calidris ruficollis
75/Sanderling/Calidris alba
76/Asian Dowitcher/Limnodromus semipalmatus
77/Swinhoe's Snipe/Gallinago megala
78/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
79/Gray-tailed Tattler/Tringa brevipes
80/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
81/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

 
Buttonquail: Turnicidae

82Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
83Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator

 
Skuas and Jaegers: Stercorariidae

84#Pomarine Jaeger#Stercorarius pomarinus

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

85Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
86Little TernSternula albifrons
87/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterus
88/Whiskered Tern/Chlidonias hybrida
89Roseate TernSterna dougallii
90Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
91Common TernSterna hirundo
92Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
Tropicbirds: Phaethontidae

93Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
Shearwaters and Petrels: Procellariidae

94Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
95#Streaked Shearwater#Calonectris leucomelas
96#Wedge-tailed Shearwater#Ardenna pacificus

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

97Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus

 
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae

98#Lesser Frigatebird#Fregata ariel
99#Great Frigatebird#Fregata minor

 
Boobies and Gannets: Sulidae

100Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

101Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
102/Schrenck's Bittern/Ixobrychus eurhythmus
103Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
104Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
105Purple HeronArdea purpurea
106Great EgretArdea alba
107/Intermediate Egret/Ardea intermedia
108/Chinese Egret/Egretta eulophotes
109/Little Egret/Egretta garzetta
110Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
111Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
112Javan Pond-HeronArdeola speciosa
113Striated HeronButorides striata
114Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus
115/Japanese Night-Heron/Gorsachius goisagi
116Malayan Night-HeronGorsachius melanolophus

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

117Philippine Honey-buzzardPernis steerei
118Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
119Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
120Philippine Serpent-EagleSpilornis holospilus
121Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kienerii
122/Gray-faced Buzzard/Butastur indicus
123Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucos
124Crested GoshawkAccipiter trivirgatus
125/Japanese Sparrowhawk/Accipiter gularis
126BesraAccipiter virgatus
127Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
128White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster
129Gray-headed Fish-EagleHaliaeetus ichthyaetus

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

130Australasian Grass-OwlTyto longimembris

 
Owls: Strigidae

131/Brown Boobook/Ninox scutulata
132Cebu BoobookNinox rumseyi

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

133/Common Kingfisher/Alcedo atthis
134Indigo-banded KingfisherCeyx cyanopectus
135Black-backed Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx erithaca
136Dimorphic Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx margarethae
137Stork-billed KingfisherPelargopsis capensis
138Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda
139White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
140Rufous-lored KingfisherTodiramphus winchelli
141Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

142Blue-throated Bee-eaterMerops viridis
143Rufous-crowned Bee-eaterMerops americanus
144Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

145Oriental DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
Asian Barbets: Megalaimidae

146Coppersmith BarbetPsilopogon haemacephalus

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

147Philippine WoodpeckerYungipicus maculatus
148Southern Sooty-WoodpeckerMulleripicus fuliginosus
149White-bellied WoodpeckerDryocopus javensis

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

150Philippine FalconetMicrohierax erythrogenys
151Oriental HobbyFalco severus

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

152Blue-crowned Racquet-tailPrioniturus discurus
153Blue-naped ParrotTanygnathus lucionensis

 
Pittas: Pittidae

154Blue-breasted PittaErythropitta erythrogaster
155Hooded PittaPitta sordida

 
Thornbills and Allies: Acanthizidae

156Golden-bellied GerygoneGerygone sulphurea

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

157Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus speciosus
158Bar-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina striata
159Pied TrillerLalage nigra

 
Whistlers and Allies: Pachycephalidae

160White-vented WhistlerPachycephala homeyeri

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

161Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
Woodswallows, Bellmagpies, and Allies: Artamidae

162White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
Fantails: Rhipiduridae

163Philippine Pied-FantailRhipidura nigritorquis

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

164Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
165BalicassiaoDicrurus balicassius

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

166Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea
167Rufous Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone cinnamomea

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

168/Brown Shrike/Lanius cristatus
169Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

170Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

171Citrine Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa helianthea

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

172Elegant TitPeriparus elegans

 
Larks: Alaudidae

173Australasian BushlarkMirafra javanica

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

174Visayan TailorbirdOrthotomus castaneiceps
175Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

176/Oriental Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus orientalis

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

177Tawny GrassbirdCincloramphus timoriensis
178Striated GrassbirdMegalurus palustris
179/Gray's Grasshopper-Warbler/Locustella fasciolata
180/Lanceolated Warbler/Locustella lanceolata

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

181Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
182Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
183Striated SwallowCecropis striolata
184Asian House-MartinDelichon dasypus

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

185Yellow-vented BulbulPycnonotus goiavier
186Streak-breasted BulbulHypsipetes siquijorensis
187Philippine BulbulHypsipetes philippinus

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

188Lemon-throated Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus cebuensis
189Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

190Warbling White-eyeZosterops japonicus
191Everett's White-eyeZosterops everetti

 
Nuthatches: Sittidae

192Sulphur-billed NuthatchSitta oenochlamys

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

193Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensis
194ColetoSarcops calvus

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

195/Eyebrowed Thrush/Turdus obscurus

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

196/Gray-streaked Flycatcher/Muscicapa griseisticta
197Philippine Magpie-RobinCopsychus mindanensis
198Black ShamaCopsychus cebuensis
199Mangrove Blue FlycatcherCyornis rufigastra
200/Siberian Rubythroat/Calliope calliope
201/Narcissus Flycatcher/Ficedula narcissina
202/Mugimaki Flycatcher/Ficedula mugimaki
203Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanni
204Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
205Pied BushchatSaxicola caprata

 
Flowerpeckers: Dicaeidae

206Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agile
207Cebu FlowerpeckerDicaeum quadricolor
208Red-keeled FlowerpeckerDicaeum australe
209Black-belted FlowerpeckerDicaeum haematostictum
210Orange-bellied FlowerpeckerDicaeum trigonostigma
211Pygmy FlowerpeckerDicaeum pygmaeum

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

212Purple-throated SunbirdLeptocoma sperata
213Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis
214Magnificent SunbirdAethopyga magnifica
215Handsome SunbirdAethopyga bella
216Maroon-naped SunbirdAethopyga guimarasensis

 
Leafbirds: Chloropseidae

217Philippine LeafbirdChloropsis flavipennis

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

218Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata
219White-bellied MuniaLonchura leucogastra
220Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapilla

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

221Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

222/Gray Wagtail/Motacilla cinerea
223/Eastern Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla tschutschensis
224Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus
225/Olive-backed Pipit/Anthus hodgsoni
226/Pechora Pipit/Anthus gustavi
227/Red-throated Pipit/Anthus cervinus

 
Hispanhiolan Tanagers: Phaenicophilidae

228Zebra DoveGeopelia striata

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
** Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

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PRESENCE CODES

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##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental