Macquarie Island Bird List

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Subject: Macquarie Island Bird List
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 17:12:29 +1000

g'day all,
When checking out the location of the URL for the Tasmanian Bird List I was supplied with the following annotated bird list by 
the Interpretation and Education Officer, Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania
This is the first Bid List I have sighted for this location.

I inserted the line spacings and underlines to make it more readable.

Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.


Species Status Comments

Penguins (Spheniscidae)
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus A-B Increasing population
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua papua A-B
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae VR-V
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarctica R-V
Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome A-B
Royal Penguin Eudyptes schegeli A-B Endemic species
Snares Crested Penguin Eudyptes robustus R-V
Erect-crested Penguin Eudyptes sclateri O-V

Albatrosses (Diomedeidae)
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans R-B
Black-browed Albatross Diomedea melanophrys F-B
Grey-headed Albatross Diomedea chrysostoma F-B
Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata C-B
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca VR-V
Petrels (Procellariidae)
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus C-B
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli C-B
Cape Petrel Daption capense O-V
Antarctic Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides VR-V
Blue Petrel Halobeana caerulea C-B
Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata A-B
Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur F-B
Thin Billed Prion Pachyptila belcheri R-B?
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus C-B
Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris VR-V
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis VR-V
Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea R-B?
White-headed Petrel Pterodroma lessonii A-B
Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata VR-V
Soft Plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis R-B?
Antarctic Petrel Thalassoica antarctia VR-V
Storm Petrels (Oceanitidae)
Grey-backed Storm Oceanites nereis R-B?
Diving Petrels (Pelecanoidae)
Common Diving Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix R-B

Cormorants (Phalocrocoracidae).
Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo R-V
King Cormorant Phalocrocorax albiventer Endemic purpurascens C-B sub-species
Gannets (Sulidae)
Australasian Gannet Sula serrator VR-V

Herons (Areidae)
Large Egret Egretta alba VR-V
Little Egret Egretta garzetta VR-V
Cattle Egret Ardeola ibis VR-V
White-faced Heron Ardea novea-hollandiae R-V

Ducks (Anatidae)
Grey Teal Anas gibberifrons R-V
Black Duck Anas superciliosa C-B
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos F-B

Harriers (Circinae)
Swamp Harrier Circus aeruginosus gouldi VR-V

Rails (Rallidae)
Pacific Banded Rail Rallus philippensis Macquarie macquariensis Island subspecies extinct.
Australian Coot Fulica atra R-V
Stewart Island Weka Gallirallus australis scotti F-B Introduced in 1870s.
Marsh Crake Porzana pusilla VR-V

Plovers and Dotterels (Charadriidae)
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola VR-V
Turnstones (Arenariidae)
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres VR-V
Snipe and Sandpipers (Scolopacidae)
Lathams Snipe Gallinago hardwickii VR-V
Greenshank Tringa nebularia VR-V
Knot Calidris canutus VR-V
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis VR-V
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica VR-V
Stilts (Recurvirostridae)
Pied Stilt Himantopus himantopus V-R
Phalaropes (Phalaropodidae)
Northern Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus VR-V
Skua (Stercorariidae)
Great Skua Catharacta lonnbergi C-B
Gulls (Laridae).
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus F-B
Terns (Sterninae)
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata F-B
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea VR-V

Parrots (Psittacidae)
Macquarie Island Cyanoramphus novaezealandiae Macquarie Parakeet erythrotis Island subspecies extinct.

Swifts (Apodidae).
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus VR-V
Spine-tailed Swift Hirundapus caudactus R-V

Swallows (Hirurdinidae)
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena VR-V
Thrushes (Turdidae)
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos VR-V
Black Bird Turdus merula R-V
Silvereyes (Zosteropidae)
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis VR-V
Finches (Fringillidae)
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis britannica VR-V
Redpoll Acanthis flammea C-B
Starlings (Sturnidae)
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris C-B
Domestic poultry
Pekin ducks No longer on
Toulon geese the island.
Rhode Island red fowls

Breeding birds B
Abundant A          over 5,000 breeding pairs
Common C           101-5,000 breeding pairs
Few F                   21-100 breeding pairs
Rare R                  less than 20 breeding pairs
(after Rounsevell and Brothers 1984)

Vagrants V            Occasional O over 50 sightings
Rare R                  10-50 sightings
Very Rare VR         less than 10 sightings
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