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Wildlife in Similan Islands

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Birds (Class: Aves)

Total 118 species

Non-passerines
Boobies (Family: Sulidae)
Frigatebirds (Family: Fregatidae)
Bitterns, herons and egrets (Family: Ardeidae)
Storks (Family: Ciconiidae)
Osprey (Family: Pandionidae)
Eagles, kites and allies (Family: Accipitridae)
Falcons (Family: Falconidae)
Rails, crakes, gallinules and coots (Family: Rallidae)
Pratincoles and coursers (Family: Glareolidae)
Plovers and lapwings (Family: Charadriidae)
Sandpipers and allies (Family: Scolopacidae)
Skuas (Family: Stercorariidae)
Terns (Family: Sternidae)
Pigeons and doves (Family: Columbidae)
Cuckoos (Family: Cuculidae)
Typical owls (Family: Strigidae)
Swifts (Family: Apodidae)
Kingfishers, Tree kingfishers (Family: Alcedinidae, Halcyonidae, Cerylidae)
Bee-eaters (Family: Meropidae)
Typical rollers (Family: Coraciidae)
Barbets (Family: Megalaimidae, Ramphastidae)
Passerines
Pittas (Family: Pittidae)
Swallows and martins (Family: Hirundinidae)
Wagtails and pipits (Family: Motacillidae)
Bulbuls (Family: Pycnonotidae)
Ioras (Family: Aegithinidae)
Thrushes and allies (Family: Turdidae)
Cisticolas and allies (Family: Cisticolidae)
Leaf warblers (Family: Phylloscopidae)
Old World flycatchers (Family: Muscicapidae)
Fantails (Family: Rhipiduridae)
Sunbirds and spiderhunters (Family: Nectariniidae)
Flowerpeckers (Family: Dicaeidae)
Drongos (Family: Dicruridae)
Crows and allies (Family: Corvidae)
Starlings (Family: Sturnidae)
Sparrows (Family: Passeridae)

Mammals (Class: Mammalia)

Primates (Order: Primate)
Macaques (Family: Cercopithecidae, Genus: Macaca)
Lutungs (Family: Cercopithecidae, Genus: Trachypithecus)
Dolphins
Bats
Megabats (Family: Pteropodidae, Macroglossinae)

Turtles (Order: Testudines)

Sea and leatherback turtles (Family: Dermochelyidae and Cheloniidae)

Lizards (Suborder: Saurina)

Agamid lizards (Family: Agamidae)
Butterfly lizards (Genus: Leiolepis)
Monitors (Family: Varanidae)

Snakes (Suborder: Serpentes)

Blind snakes (Family: Typhlopidae)
Blind snakes (Genus: Argyrophis, Gerrhopilus, Indotyphlops, Ramphotyphlops)

Not grouped yet

Total 57 species

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