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The PROPEOPDEMREP
Division of Ecological Perplexities Presents:
Nature:
Red in Tooth and Claw!
BIRDS OF DIEGO GARCIA!


    Learn the Exciting Details!  See the Pictures and ID Silhouettes!
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  • NESTING PELAGIC BIRDS
  • SHOREBIRDS
  • TERNS
  • HERONS AND LAND BIRDS
  • PROBABLY EXTINCT BIRDS

  • This page has the list of birds that are detailed on this website.
    Use it as your "life list" while you visit the Wonderful PROPEOPDEMREP!

    Shameless pleas from the Chief Ornithopterian of the PPDRDG:

          • If you have pictures of ANY birds on DG, please send them to me.
          • If you see or know of any birds left off the list, let me know!
          • If you can positively identify when bird species are breeding on DG, let me know!
          • If you find any of the info on these pages wrong, let me know!
     

    NESTING PELAGIC BIRDS:

    SHEARWATERS
    • Audubonís Shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri)
    • Wedge-Tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacifica)
    TROPIC BIRDS
    • Red-tailed Tropic Bird (Phaethon rubricauda).
    • White-tailed Tropic Bird (Phaethon lepturus).
    BOOBIES
    • Red-footed Booby (Sula sula)
    • Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra)
    • Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster).
    FRIGATEBIRDS
    • Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor)
    • Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel)


 
 SHOREBIRDS

  • Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
  • Greater Sand Plover (Charadruis leschenaultii)
  • Gray Plover (Charadruis squatarola)
  • Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
  • Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
  • Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
  • Common Sandpiper (Tringa hypoleucos)
  • Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)
  • Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
  • Sanderling (Calidris alba)
  • Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
  • Crab Plover (Dromas ardeola)


 
 

 
 
TERNS:

  • Black-Naped (Sterna sumatrana)
  • Bridled (Onychoprion anaethetus)
  • Noddy (Anous stolidus) also called "Common" or "Brown" Noddy
  • Crested (Sterna bergii) also called "Greater Crested" or "Swift Tern"
  • Lesser Crested (Sterna bengalensis)
  • Lesser Noddy (Anous tenuirostris)
  • Little (Sterna albifrons)
  • Roseate (Sterna dougallii)
  • Sooty (Onychoprion fuscata)
  • White (Gygis alba) commonly called "Fairy Tern" on Diego Garcia


 
 
HERONS AND LAND BIRDS:

    HERONS
    • Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
    • Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)
    • Gray Heron (Ardea cinerea)


    LAND BIRDS

    • Domestic Fowl (Gallus gallus) commonly known as chickens!
    • Indian Barred Ground Dove (Geopelia striata), also called "Zebra Dove"
    • Turtle Dove (Streptopelia picturata)
    • Indian Mynah (Acridotheres tristis), also called "Common Mynah"
    • Madagascar Fody (Foudia madagascariensis), also called "Red Fody"


 
 
PROBABLY EXTINCT LAND BIRDS


 
  • Reunion Bulbul (Hypsipetes borbonicus)

  • OR IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE
  • Mauritius Bulbul (Hypsipetes olivaceus)
  • Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus), also knows as "Gray Francolin"
  • Great Snipe (Gallinago media)
  • White Breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
  • Flamingo (Phoenicopterus sp.)

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