Birds

 

On Tetiaroa, 15 bird species have been identified, including 11 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 dactylatra
Fou masqué
Ua'ao, Kena, Uakao

Sula sula
Fou à pieds rouges
Ua ao

Sula leucogaster
Fou brun
A’o

Gygis alba
Gygis blanche
Itata’e

Onychoprion fuscatus
Sterne fuligineuse
‘Ave’a, Kaveka

Onychoprion lunatus
Sterne à dos gris
Oreore

Thalasseus bergii
Sterne huppée
Tarapapa

Anous stolidus
Noddi brun
‘Oio

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

Fregata ariel
Frégate Ariel
‘Otaha

Fregata minor
Frégate du Pacifique
’Otaha

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