List of Birds of China

List Of Birds Of China

This is a list of the bird species recorded in China. The avifauna of China includes a total of 1314 species, of which 52 are endemic, two have been introduced by humans, and 56 species listed are accidental. Eighty seven species are globally threatened.

This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families, and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the conventions of Clements's 5th edition. The family accounts at the beginning of each heading reflects this taxonomy, as do the species counts found in each family account. Introduced and accidental species are included in the total counts for China.

The following tags have been used to highlight certain relevant categories. The commonly occurring, native, species do not fall into any of these categories.

  • (A) Accidental A species that rarely or accidentally occurs in China.
  • (E) Endemic A species endemic to China.
  • (I) Introduced A species introduced to China as a consequence, direct or indirect, of human actions.


Table of contents

Non-passerines: Loons . Grebes . Albatrosses . Shearwaters and Petrels . Storm petrels . Tropicbirds . Pelicans . Boobies and Gannets . Cormorants . Darters . Frigatebirds . Bitterns, Herons and Egrets . Storks . Ibises and Spoonbills . Flamingos . Ducks, Geese and Swans . Osprey . Hawks, Kites and Eagles . Caracaras and Falcons . Grouse . Pheasants and Partridges . Buttonquails . Cranes . Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, and Coots . Bustards . Jacanas . Painted snipe . Oystercatchers . Ibisbill . Avocets and Stilts . Thick-knees . Pratincoles and Coursers . Plovers and Lapwings . Sandpipers and allies . Skuas and Jaegers . Gulls . Terns . Skimmers . Auks, Murres, and Puffins . Sandgrouse . Pigeons and Doves . Parrots, Macaws and allies . Cuckoos and Anis . Barn owls . Typical owls . Frogmouths . Nightjars . Swifts . Treeswifts . Trogons and Quetzals . Kingfishers . Bee-eaters . Typical Rollers . Hoopoes . Hornbills . Barbets . Honeyguides . Woodpeckers and allies .

Passerines: Broadbills . Pittas . Larks . Swallows and Martins . Wagtails and Pipits . Cuckoo-shrikes . Bulbuls . Kinglets . Leafbirds . Ioras . Waxwings . Dippers . Wrens . Accentors . Thrushes and allies . Cisticolas and allies . Old World warblers . Old World flycatchers . Fantails . Monarch flycatchers . Babblers . Parrotbills . Long-tailed tits . Chickadees and Titmice . Nuthatches . Wallcreeper . Treecreepers . Penduline tits . Sunbirds and Spiderhunters . Flowerpeckers . White-eyes . Old World Orioles . Fairy-bluebirds . Shrikes . Helmetshrikes . Drongos . Woodswallows . Crows, Jays, Ravens and Magpies . Starlings . Weavers and allies . Waxbills and allies . Buntings, Sparrows, Seedeaters and allies . Siskins, Crossbills and allies . Sparrows .

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Read more about List Of Birds Of China:  Loons, Grebes, Albatrosses, Shearwaters and Petrels, Storm Petrels, Tropicbirds, Pelicans, Boobies and Gannets, Cormorants, Darters, Frigatebirds, Bitterns, Herons and Egrets, Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills, Flamingos, Ducks, Geese and Swans, Osprey, Hawks, Kites and Eagles, Caracaras and Falcons, Grouse, Pheasants and Partridges, Buttonquails, Cranes, Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, and Coots, Bustards, Jacanas, Painted Snipe, Oystercatchers, Ibisbill, Avocets and Stilts, Thick-knees, Pratincoles and Coursers, Plovers and Lapwings, Sandpipers and Allies, Skuas and Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, Skimmers, Auks, Murres, and Puffins, Sandgrouse, Pigeons and Doves, Parrots, Macaws and Allies, Cuckoos and Anis, Barn Owls, Typical Owls, Frogmouths, Nightjars, Swifts, Treeswifts, Trogons and Quetzals, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Typical Rollers, Hoopoes, Hornbills, Barbets, Honeyguides, Woodpeckers and Allies, Broadbills, Pittas, Larks, Swallows and Martins, Wagtails and Pipits, Cuckoo-shrikes, Bulbuls, Kinglets, Leafbirds, Ioras, Waxwings, Dippers, Wrens, Accentors, Thrushes and Allies, Cisticolas and Allies, Old World Warblers, Old World Flycatchers, Fantails, Monarch Flycatchers, Babblers, Parrotbills, Long-tailed Tits, Chickadees and Titmice, Nuthatches, Wallcreeper, Treecreepers, Penduline Tits, Sunbirds and Spiderhunters, Flowerpeckers, White-eyes, Old World Orioles, Fairy-bluebirds, Shrikes, Helmetshrikes, Drongos, Woodswallows, Crows, Jays, Ravens and Magpies, Starlings, Weavers and Allies, Waxbills and Allies, Buntings, Sparrows, Seedeaters and Allies, Siskins, Crossbills and Allies, Sparrows

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