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Maldives - Protected Birds of the Maldives

Maldives - Protected Birds of the Maldives

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Protected Birds of the Maldives

Birds protected under the Environment Protection and Preservation Act, (4/93)

Local Name Common Name Scientific Name
Bulhithunbi Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Kalhu Bulhithunbi Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellis
Fenfoah Dhooni Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Dhon Fenfoah dhooni Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Mushi Fenfoah Dhooni Red-Throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Iruvaihudhu Catlle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Rathafai Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Alaka Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Angoti Bondana Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Kiru Bondana Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Kuda Bondana Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus
Valu Bondana Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
Bileymaa Dhushin Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
Boakalhu Gohorukey Black-Headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Gohorukey Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus
Bondana Ilolhi Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Chon Chon Ilolhi Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Eshunga Ilolhi Black-Tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Furedhdhe Ilolhi Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Onna Ilolhi Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Theyravaa Ilolhi Black-Winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Theyravaa/Moalha Lunbo Crab Plover Dromas ardeola
Bodu Raabondhi Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis
Kalhu Raabondhi Black Bittern Dupetor flavicollis
Dhon Raabondhi Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
Raabondhi Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Dhivehi Raabondhi Maldivian Little Heron Butorides striatus albidulusi
Huvadhoo Raabondhi Maldivian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii phillipsi
Medhuraajjethere Raabondhi Central Maldivian Heron Butorides striatus didii phillipsi
Hudhumaa Dhooni Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Kalhu Maadhooni Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
Maa Dhooni Red-footed Booby Sula sula
Kunburu Reyru Garganey Anas querquedula
Rathu Reyru Ferruginous Pochard Aytha nyroca
Reyru Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Dhanbu Maakanaa Purple Heron Ardea pupurea
Noo Maakanaa Black Headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
Dheyfaiy Dhooni Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
Funamaa Dhushin Lesser Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica
Girubaa Dhooni Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis
Gudugudaa Dhooni Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
Kandu Kanbaa Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
Kulhee Kukulhu Watercock Gallicrex cinerea
Kurulla Dhooni House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Lagnaa Great Egret Casmerodius albus
Miyaremu Dhooni Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
Olhuvalu Kanbili/Kulhee Kanbili Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Dhivehi Kanbili Maldivian Water Hen Amaurornis phoenicurus maldivus
Rahmathee forike Northern House Martin Delichon urbica
Salvaa Dhooni Common Coot Fulica atra
Valhoa Dhooni Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus
Ainmathee Gaadhooni Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
Great Crested Tern Bodu Gaadhooni Sterna bergii
Beyndu Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata
Bodu Hoagulhaa Wedge-Tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus
Dhivehi Hoagulhaa Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri
Maa Hoagulhaa Flesh-Footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes
Bondhu Dhooni Saunders's Tern Sterna saundersi
Dhandifulhu Dhooni White-Tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
Dhivehi Koveli Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea scolopacea
Hoara Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel
Maahoara Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
Kanifulhu Dhooni Gull-Billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Kirudhooni Black-Naped Tern Sterna sumatrana
Kurangi Lesser Noddy Anous tenuirostris
Maaranga Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
Vaali Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus
Valla Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
Valla Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Dondheeni

White Tern Gygis alba

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