Sixty-two species of birds breed in Seychelles. This total includes 13-14 endemics, 18 seabirds, 11 waterbirds, 10 native (non-endemic) land birds and 9 introduced species.
Seychelles Endemics BirdLife International recognises 14 Seychelles endemics. SBRC also recognises 14 endemics. However, the BirdLife list differs from the list below because: 1. The form of white-eye present at Aldabra is treated by BirdLife as a subspecies of Madagascar White-eye Zosterops maderaspatanus. However, based on the results of a molecular phylogenetic study it is now widely recognised as s full species, Aldabra White-eye Zosterops aldabrensis. 2. BirdLife also lists extinct species and Aldabra Warbler Nesillas aldabrana. last seen in 1983, is now extinct.
Native (non-endemic) land birds Though not endemic to Seychelles 9 of the following 10 species have endemic races in Seychelles (as shown in the scientific names). Madagascar Cisticola is endemic to the Malagasy region, also present on Madagascar and Iles Glorieuses. Pied Crow is a natural coloniser present throughout the western Malagasy region and sub-Saharan Africa.
Madagascar KestrelFalco newtoni aldabranus Comoro Blue PigeonAlectroenas sganzini minor Madagascar Turtle Dove Streptopelia picturata Madagascar CoucalCentropus toulou insularis Madagascar Nightjar Caprimulgus madagascariensis Madagascar Bulbul Hypsipetes madagascariensis Madagascar CisticolaCisticola cherina Souimanga Sunbird Nectarinia souimanga aldabrensis (Aldabra), buchenorum (Cosmoledo), abbotti (Assumption) Madagascar White-eyeZosterops maderaspatana Pied CrowCorvus albus Introduced land birds Grey FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianus Feral PigeonColumba livia Barred Ground DoveGeopelia striata Ring-necked ParakeetPsittacula krameri Barn OwlTyto alba Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild House Sparrow Passer domesticus Madagascar FodyFoudia madagascariensis