Birds

On Tetiaroa, 15 bird species have been identified, including 10 breeding seabirds, 4 migratory terrestrial birds and 1 native breeding terrestrial bird. The particularity of atolls, compared to high islands, is the presence of more breeding seabirds that have direct access to food. Despite the small number of species, the bird colonies are very important in Tetiaroa. This atoll represents a real sanctuary for these animals.

sea birds

Sula leucogaster
Fou brun
A’o

Sula sula
Fou à pieds rouges
Ua ao

Sterna bergii
Sterne huppée
Tarapapa

Gygis alba
Gygis blanche
Itata’e

Fregata minor
Frégate du Pacifique
’Otaha

Annous stolidus
Noddi brun
‘Oio

Fregata ariel
Frégate Ariel
‘Otaha

Sterna fuscata
Sterne fuligineuse
‘Ave’a
Kaveka

Sterna lunata
Sterne à dos gris
Oreore

Annous minutus
Noddi noir
’Oio(Society)/Kikiriri(Tuamotu)

shore and terrestrial birds

Egretta sacra
Aigrette sacrée
’Otu’u

Pluvialis fulva
Pluvier fauve
Torea

Tringa incana
Chevalier errant
‘Uriri

Eudynamis tahitiensis
Coucou de Nouvelle-Zélande
‘Arevareva

Numenius tahitiensis
Courlis d’Alaska
Te’ue, ‘Ivi