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Index of Birds Found in the Philippines

Family Groups of Birds found in the Philippines:

Parrots … Seabirds, Waders, Wetland and Inland Water BirdsDoves and PigeonsCuckoos and Coucals

BabblersBulbulsKingfishersSwifts and Swiftlets … White-eyes

The Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean, situated south of Taiwan, east of Vietnam and north of New Guinea. It offers unique birding opportunities.

Philippine Eagle Index of Birds Found in the Philippines
Philippine Eagle Index of Birds Found in the Philippines

Listing of birds (other than parrots) native to, or found in, the Philippines:

Photos of Birds

Ashy Minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus) – Winters in the Philippines

Bar-bellied Cuckooshrikes (Coracina striata)

Barred Buttonquail (Turnix suscitator)

Black-and-white Triller (Lalage melanoleuca) – Endemic forest bird

Black-bibbed Cicadabirds (Coracina mindanensis) – Endemic forest birds

Black-headed Munia or Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla, formerly Lonchura malacca atricapilla)

Blackish Cuckooshrike (Coracina coerulescens) – Endemic

Black-naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea) aka Black-naped Blue Monarch

Closeup Image of Black-naped Monarch Perched on Tree
Closeup Image of Black-naped Monarch Perched on Tree

Black Shama (Copsychus cebuensis) – Endemic to the island of Cebu, Philippines. Most important sites: the Central Cebu Protected Landscape, the forests of Alcoy and Argao, and the shrublands of Casili, Consolacion – Forest bird

Blue-headed Fantail (Rhipidura cyaniceps) – Forest bird

Celestial Monarch / Flycatcher (Hypothymis coelestis) – Endemic

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris) – Western Philippines

Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)

Dark-throated Oriole (Oriolus xanthonotus)

Fiery Minivet (Pericrocotus igneus)


Green-backed Whistler (Pachycephala albiventris) – Endemic

Greater Flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus) aka Large Golden-backed Woodpecker or Malherbe’s Golden-backed Woodpecker

Isabela Oriole (Oriolus isabellae) – Luzon, the Philippines

Island Thrush (Turdus poliocephalus)

Javan Frogmouth (Batrachostomus javensis)

Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)

Long-billed Rhabdornis (Rhabdornis grandis) – Endemic

Mangrove Whistler (Pachycephala grisola)

McGregor’s Cuckooshrikes or Sharp-tailed Cuckooshrikes (Coracina mcgregori) – Endemic

Narcissus Flycatcher (Ficedula narcissina) – Range: Winters in Philippines

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) – Winters across Asia, from peninsular India, east to southeast Asia and the Philippines.

Olive-backed Sunbird aka Yellow-bellied Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis)

Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)

Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus)

Palawan Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron napoleonis) aka Napoleon Peacock Pheasant – Palawan Island in the Philippines Archipelago

Parrot Finches

Philippine Creepers or Rhabdornises

Philippine Frogmouth (Batrachostomus septimus) – A nocturnal bird that is found throughout the Philippine archipelago. Common in lowland forests and maturing second growth

Philippine Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus olivaceus)

Philippine Megapode (Megapodius cumingii) – also known as the Philippine Scrubfowl or the Tabon Scrubfowl

Pied Triller (Lalage nigra)

Red-crested Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus superciliosus) – Endemic

Rufous Hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax), also known as Philippine Hornbill or Kalaw: Found in Luzon and Marinduque, Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Panaon, Biliran, Calicoan and Buad, Dinagat, Siargao, Mindanao (plus Balut, Bucas and Talicud) and Basilan. It is still common locally, notably in the Sierra Madre of Luzon.

Closeup Image of Rufous Hornbill
Closeup Image of Rufous Hornbill

Scale-feathered Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus cumingi) – Endemic

Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus)

Short-crested Monarch (Hypothymis helenae) – Endemic

Sulu Hornbill or Montano’s Hornbill (Anthracoceros montani)

Stripe-breasted Rhabdornis or Plain-headed Creeper (Rhabdornis inornatus) – Endemic

Stripe-headed Creepers or Stripe-headed Rhabdornises (Rhabdornis mysticalis) – Range: Philippine Islands of Luzon, Negros, Panay, Masbate, Contanduenes, Leyte, Mindanao, Samar, Basilan, Bohol, Calicoan and Dinagat

White-browed Shama (Copsychus luzoniensis)

White-cheeked Bullfinch (Pyrrhula leucogenis)

White-fronted Tit (Cyanistes semilarvatus) – Endemic

White-lored Oriole (Oriolus albiloris)

White-vented Shama (Copsychus niger) es

White-vented Whistler (Pachycephala homeyeri)

White-winged Cuckooshrike (Coracina ostenta) – Endemic

Yellow-bellied Whistler (Pachycephala philippinensis)

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