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Endemic Birds
 
 



Endemic bird species

Endemic bird sub-species
 



Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti
 
 
Adult female   Adult male
     
 
Adult female   Adult female
     
 
Juvenile   Juvenile
     
 
Adult male   Adult male
     
 
Adult male   Adult

Abbott's Booby is seen in the forested areas along the Murray Road particularly around the LB4 Lookout. They fly quite high and can be seen flying to and from their nest from vantage points around the island.

Abbott's Booby - BirdLife Species Factsheet
Abbott's Booby - National recovery plan

 




Christmas Island Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi
 
 
Adult male   Adult male
     
 
Adult female   Adult female

Christmas Island Frigatebird can be found nesting behind the Golf Course. They are regularly seen soaring in the updraughts across the island.

Christmas Frigatebird - BirdLife Species Factsheet
Christmas Island Frigatebird - National recovery plan

 




Christmas Island Goshawk Accipter natalis
Adult   Adult
 
Immature   Immature

Christmas Island Goshawk can be found sitting quietly in the forest. When found it can be quite tame.

Christmas Island Goshawk - National recovery plan
Christmas Island Goshawk Information

 




Christmas Island Imperial Pigeon Ducula whartoni
Adult   Adult

Christmas Imperial-pigeon - BirdLife Species Factsheet

 




Christmas Island Hawk-owl Ninox natalis
 
Adult   Adult

Christmas Hawk-owl - BirdLife Species Factsheet
Christmas Island Hawk-owl - National recovery plan
The Owls Pages - Christmas Island Hawk Owl
Notes on the Diet of the Christmas Island Hawk-Owl





Christmas Island White-eye Zosterops natalis
Adult   Adult

Christmas White-eye - BirdLife Species Factsheet
Christmas Island White-eye - Unsuccessful threatened species list nomination

 




Endemic bird sub-species



Golden Bosunbird Phaethon lepturus fulvus (Christmas Island race of White-tailed Tropicbird)
     
 
     

Golden Bosun nests in crevices in the cliffs around the settlement.

Golden Bosunbird - Unsuccessful threatened species nomination

 




Greater Frigatebird Fregata minor minor
     
 
Adult male   Adult female
Great Frigatebird can be found nesting along the road to Lily Beach. They are permanently in view in good numbers soaring in updraughts across the island.

 




Christmas Island Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica natalis
     
Adult male   Adult male

 




Christmas Island Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta natalis
 
 
     

Christmas Island Glossy Swiftlet - Non-eligibility as an endangered sub-species

 




Christmas Island Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus erythropleurus
     
 
     

Christmas Island Island Thrush - Nomination as an endangered sub-species