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# Species:266
# Excl Vagrants:266
# Endemics:38
# Near Endemics:3
Habitat: Lowland forest, secondary forest, mangroves, beach

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

5Palawan Peacock-PheasantPolyplectron napoleonis
6Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensis
7Red JunglefowlGallus gallus

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

8Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

9Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
10Island Collared-DoveStreptopelia bitorquata
11Philippine Collared-DoveStreptopelia dusumieri
12Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
13Philippine Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia tenuirostris
14Asian Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
15Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobarica
16Pink-necked Green-PigeonTreron vernans
17Thick-billed Green-PigeonTreron curvirostra
18Yellow-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus occipitalis
19Black-chinned Fruit-DovePtilinopus leclancheri
20Black-naped Fruit-DovePtilinopus melanospilus
21Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aenea
22Gray Imperial-PigeonDucula pickeringii
23Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

24/Himalayan Cuckoo/Cuculus saturatus
25Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis
26Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis
27Chestnut-breasted MalkohaPhaenicophaeus curvirostris
28/Chestnut-winged Cuckoo/Clamator coromandus
29Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
30Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
31Violet CuckooChrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
32Square-tailed Drongo-CuckooSurniculus lugubris
33/Large Hawk-Cuckoo/Hierococcyx sparverioides
34Philippine Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx pectoralis
35Banded Bay CuckooCacomantis sonneratii
36Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinus
37Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus

 
Frogmouths: Podargidae

38Palawan FrogmouthBatrachostomus chaseni

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

39/Gray Nightjar/Caprimulgus jotaka
40Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
Swifts: Apodidae

41Brown-backed NeedletailHirundapus giganteus
42Ridgetop SwiftletCollocalia isonota
43Pygmy SwiftletCollocalia troglodytes
44Philippine SwiftletAerodramus mearnsi
45Ameline Swiftlet**Aerodramus amelis
46Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
47White-nest SwiftletAerodramus fuciphagus
48Germain's SwiftletAerodramus germani
49Pacific SwiftApus pacificus
50Asian Palm-SwiftCypsiurus balasiensis

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

51Slaty-breasted RailLewinia striatus
52Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
53WatercockGallicrex cinerea
54White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
55White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinerea
56Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciata
57Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca
58/Baillon's Crake/Zapornia pusilla

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

59Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostris

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

60/Black-bellied Plover/Pluvialis squatarola
61/Pacific Golden-Plover/Pluvialis fulva
62/Lesser Sand-Plover/Charadrius mongolus
63/Greater Sand-Plover/Charadrius leschenaultii
64Malaysian PloverCharadrius peronii
65/Kentish Plover/Charadrius alexandrinus
66Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

67Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

68/Whimbrel/Numenius phaeopus
69/Eurasian Curlew/Numenius arquata
70/Bar-tailed Godwit/Limosa lapponica
71/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpres
72/Great Knot/Calidris tenuirostris
73/Broad-billed Sandpiper/Calidris falcinellus
74/Sharp-tailed Sandpiper/Calidris acuminata
75/Long-toed Stint/Calidris subminuta
76/Red-necked Stint/Calidris ruficollis
77/Sanderling/Calidris alba
78/Pin-tailed Snipe/Gallinago stenura
79/Swinhoe's Snipe/Gallinago megala
80/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
81/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus
82/Gray-tailed Tattler/Tringa brevipes
83/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia

 
Buttonquail: Turnicidae

84Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
85Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

86Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
Skuas and Jaegers: Stercorariidae

87#Pomarine Jaeger#Stercorarius pomarinus

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

88Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
89Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
90Little TernSternula albifrons
91/Gull-billed Tern/Gelochelidon nilotica
92/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterus
93/Whiskered Tern/Chlidonias hybrida
94Roseate TernSterna dougallii
95Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
96Common TernSterna hirundo
97Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
Tropicbirds: Phaethontidae

98Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
Northern Storm-Petrels: Hydrobatidae

99Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma monorhis

 
Shearwaters and Petrels: Procellariidae

100Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
101#Streaked Shearwater#Calonectris leucomelas
102#Wedge-tailed Shearwater#Ardenna pacificus
103Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris

 
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae

104#Lesser Frigatebird#Fregata ariel
105Christmas Island FrigatebirdFregata andrewsi
106#Great Frigatebird#Fregata minor

 
Boobies and Gannets: Sulidae

107Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

108Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogaster

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

109Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
110/Schrenck's Bittern/Ixobrychus eurhythmus
111Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
112Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
113Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana
114Purple HeronArdea purpurea
115/Intermediate Egret/Ardea intermedia
116/Chinese Egret/Egretta eulophotes
117/Little Egret/Egretta garzetta
118Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
119Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
120Javan Pond-HeronArdeola speciosa
121Striated HeronButorides striata
122Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicus
123/Japanese Night-Heron/Gorsachius goisagi
124Malayan Night-HeronGorsachius melanolophus

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

125Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
126Philippine Honey-buzzardPernis steerei
127Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
128Jerdon's BazaAviceda jerdoni
129Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
130Changeable Hawk-EagleNisaetus limnaeetus
131Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kienerii
132/Eastern Marsh-Harrier/Circus spilonotus
133Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucos
134Crested GoshawkAccipiter trivirgatus
135/Chinese Sparrowhawk/Accipiter soloensis
136/Japanese Sparrowhawk/Accipiter gularis
137Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
138White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster
139Gray-headed Fish-EagleHaliaeetus ichthyaetus

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

140Australasian Grass-OwlTyto longimembris

 
Owls: Strigidae

141Palawan Scops-OwlOtus fuliginosus
142Spotted Wood-OwlStrix seloputo
143/Brown Boobook/Ninox scutulata

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

144Palawan HornbillAnthracoceros marchei

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

145/Common Kingfisher/Alcedo atthis
146Blue-eared KingfisherAlcedo meninting
147Black-backed Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx erithaca
148Rufous-backed Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx rufidorsa
149Stork-billed KingfisherPelargopsis capensis
150Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda
151White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
152Black-capped KingfisherHalcyon pileata
153Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

154Blue-throated Bee-eaterMerops viridis
155Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

156Oriental DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
Asian Barbets: Megalaimidae

157Coppersmith BarbetPsilopogon haemacephalus

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

158Spot-throated FlamebackDinopium everetti
159Red-headed FlamebackChrysocolaptes erythrocephalus
160Great Slaty WoodpeckerMulleripicus pulverulentus
161White-bellied WoodpeckerDryocopus javensis

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

162Oriental HobbyFalco severus
163Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
Cockatoos: Cacatuidae

164Philippine CockatooCacatua haematuropygia

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

165Blue-headed Racquet-tailPrioniturus platenae
166Blue-naped ParrotTanygnathus lucionensis

 
Pittas: Pittidae

167Blue-breasted PittaErythropitta erythrogaster
168Fairy PittaPitta nympha
169Hooded PittaPitta sordida

 
Thornbills and Allies: Acanthizidae

170Golden-bellied GerygoneGerygone sulphurea

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

171Fiery MinivetPericrocotus igneus
172/Ashy Minivet/Pericrocotus divaricatus
173Bar-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina striata
174Pied TrillerLalage nigra

 
Whistlers and Allies: Pachycephalidae

175Mangrove WhistlerPachycephala cinerea

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

176Dark-throated OrioleOriolus xanthonotus
177Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
Woodswallows, Bellmagpies, and Allies: Artamidae

178White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
Ioras: Aegithinidae

179Common IoraAegithina tiphia

 
Fantails: Rhipiduridae

180Philippine Pied-FantailRhipidura nigritorquis

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

181Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus
182Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

183Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea
184Blue Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone cyanescens
185Japanese Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone atrocaudata

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

186Tiger ShrikeLanius tigrinus
187/Brown Shrike/Lanius cristatus
188Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

189Slender-billed CrowCorvus enca
190Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

191Citrine Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa helianthea

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

192Palawan TitPeriparus amabilis

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

193Rufous-tailed TailorbirdOrthotomus sericeus
194Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
195Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

196/Oriental Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus orientalis

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

197Striated GrassbirdMegalurus palustris
198/Gray's Grasshopper-Warbler/Locustella fasciolata
199/Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler/Locustella ochotensis
200/Lanceolated Warbler/Locustella lanceolata

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

201Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
202Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
203Striated SwallowCecropis striolata
204Asian House-MartinDelichon dasypus

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

205Black-headed BulbulBrachypodius atriceps
206Yellow-vented BulbulPycnonotus goiavier
207Ashy-fronted BulbulPycnonotus cinereifrons
208Gray-throated BulbulAlophoixus frater
209Sulphur-bellied BulbulIole palawanensis

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

210Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis
211Yellow-breasted WarblerPhylloscopus montis
212Mountain Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus trivirgatus

 
Bush Warblers and Allies: Scotocercidae

213Mountain TailorbirdPhyllergates cucullatus
214Sunda Bush WarblerHorornis vulcanius

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

215Palawan Striped-BabblerZosterornis hypogrammicus
216Warbling White-eyeZosterops japonicus

 
Tree-Babblers, Scimitar-Babblers, and Allies: Timaliidae

217Pin-striped Tit-BabblerMixornis gularis

 
Fulvetta and Ground Babblers: Pellorneidae

218Palawan BabblerMalacopteron palawanense
219Ashy-headed BabblerPellorneum cinereiceps
220Falcated Wren-BabblerPtilocichla falcata

 
Nuthatches: Sittidae

221Velvet-fronted NuthatchSitta frontalis

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

222Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensis
223ColetoSarcops calvus
224Common Hill MynaGracula religiosa
225/Chestnut-cheeked Starling/Agropsar philippensis

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

226/Eurasian Blackbird/Turdus merula
227/Eyebrowed Thrush/Turdus obscurus

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

228/Gray-streaked Flycatcher/Muscicapa griseisticta
229/Ferruginous Flycatcher/Muscicapa ferruginea
230/Asian Brown Flycatcher/Muscicapa dauurica
231White-vented ShamaCopsychus niger
232Palawan Blue FlycatcherCyornis lemprieri
233Mangrove Blue FlycatcherCyornis rufigastra
234/Blue-and-white Flycatcher/Cyanoptila cyanomelana
235White-browed ShortwingBrachypteryx montana
236/Siberian Rubythroat/Calliope calliope
237Yellow-rumped FlycatcherFicedula zanthopygia
238/Narcissus Flycatcher/Ficedula narcissina
239Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanni
240Palawan FlycatcherFicedula platenae
241Bundok FlycatcherFicedula luzoniensis
242Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius

 
Flowerpeckers: Dicaeidae

243Palawan FlowerpeckerPrionochilus plateni
244Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agile
245Orange-bellied FlowerpeckerDicaeum trigonostigma
246Pygmy FlowerpeckerDicaeum pygmaeum

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

247Purple-throated SunbirdLeptocoma sperata
248Copper-throated SunbirdLeptocoma calcostetha
249Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis
250Lovely SunbirdAethopyga shelleyi
251Pale SpiderhunterArachnothera dilutior

 
Fairy-bluebirds: Irenidae

252Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puella

 
Leafbirds: Chloropseidae

253Yellow-throated LeafbirdChloropsis palawanensis

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

254Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata
255White-bellied MuniaLonchura leucogastra
256Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapilla

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

257Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

258/Gray Wagtail/Motacilla cinerea
259/Eastern Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla tschutschensis
260/White Wagtail/Motacilla alba
261Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus
262/Olive-backed Pipit/Anthus hodgsoni
263/Pechora Pipit/Anthus gustavi
264/Red-throated Pipit/Anthus cervinus

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

265Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephala

 
Hispanhiolan Tanagers: Phaenicophilidae

266Zebra 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.

OTHER LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

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##Non-breeding Dispersal
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()Breeding Season Only
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