Endemic Animals of Cook Islands








Rarotonga monarch
Rarotonga monarch
The Rarotonga monarch, also known as the Rarotonga flycatcher or kakerori, is a species of bird in the monarch flycatcher family Monarchidae. It is endemic to the Cook Islands.
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Rarotonga monarch
Atiu swiftlet
Atiu swiftlet
The Atiu swiftlet is a species of bird in the swift family, endemic to Atiu in the Cook Islands.
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Atiu swiftlet
Mewing kingfisher
Mewing kingfisher
The mewing kingfisher or Mangaia kingfisher, known locally as the tanga‘eo, is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae, or kingfisher family. It is endemic to Mangaia in the Cook Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations.
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Mewing kingfisher
Rarotonga starling
Rarotonga starling
The Rarotonga starling is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is endemic to the Cook Islands.
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Rarotonga starling
Mangaia swiftlet
Mangaia swiftlet
The Mangaia swiftlet is an extinct species of bird in the swift family. It became extinct during prehistoric times. It was endemic to Mangaia in the Cook Islands. It was closely allied with the extant Atiu swiftlet of Atiu, Mangaia's neighbouring island, though it was probably slightly larger.
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Mangaia swiftlet