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List of Birds

 

From:
From F. G. Stiles and D. J. Levey. 1994. Birds of La Selva and vicinity. In La Selva: ecology and natural history of a neotropical rain forest, eds. L. A. McDade, K. S. Bawa, H. A. Hespenheide, and G. S. Hartshorn, 384-93. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press.

Tinamiformes

Tinamidae
Tinamus major -- Great Tinamou
Crypturellus soui -- Little Tinamou
C. boucardi -- Slaty-breasted Tinamou

Podicipediformes

Podicipedidae
Tachybaptus dominicus -- Least Grebe

Pelecaniformes

Phalacrocoracidae
Phalacrocorax olivaceus -- Olivaceous Cormorant

Anhingidae
Anhinga anhinga -- Anhinga

Fregatidae
Fregata magnificens -- Magnificent Frigatebird

Ciconiiformes

Ardeidae
Ixobrychus exilis -- Least Bittern
Tigrisoma lineatum -- Rufescent Tiger-Heron
T. fasciatum -- Fasciated Tiger-Heron
T. mexicanum -- Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
Ardea herodias -- Great Blue Heron
Casmerodius albus -- Great Egret
Egretta thula -- Snowy Egret
Egretta caerulea -- Little Blue Heron
Egretta tricolor -- Tricolored Heron
Bubulcus ibis -- Cattle Egret
Butorides striatus -- Green-backed Heron
Agamia agami -- Agami Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax -- Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax violaceus -- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Cochlearius cochlearius -- Boat-billed Heron

Threskiornithidae Mesembrinibis cayennensis -- Green Ibis
Ajaia ajaja -- Roseate Spoonbill

Ciconiidae
Mycteria americana Wood Stork

Anseriformes

Anatidae
Dendrocygna autumnalis -- Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Cairina moschata -- Muscovy Duck
Anas discors -- Blue-winged Teal

Falconiformes

Cathartidae
Coragyps atratus -- Black Vulture
Cathartes aura -- Turkey Vulture
Sarcorhamphus papa -- King Vulture

Accipitridae
Pandion haliaetus -- Osprey
Leptodon cayanensis -- Gray-headed Kite
Chondrohierax uncinatus -- Hook-billed Kite
Elanoides forficatus -- American Swallow-tailed Kite
Elanus caeruleus -- Black-shouldered Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis -- Snail Kite
Harpagus bidentatus -- Double-toothed Kite
Ictinia mississippiensis -- Mississippi Kite
Ictinia plumbea -- Plumbeous Kite
Circus cyaneus -- Northern Harrier
Accipiter superciliosus -- Tiny Hawk Accipiter bicolor -- Bicolored Hawk
Geranospiza caerulescens -- Crane Hawk
Leucopternis princeps -- Barred Hawk
L. semiplumbea -- Semiplumbeous Hawk
L. albicollis -- White Hawk
Buteogallus anthracinus -- Common Black-hawk
B. urubitinga -- Great Black-hawk
Harpyhaliaetus solitarius -- Solitary Eagle
Buteo nitidus -- Gray Hawk
B. magnirostris -- Roadside Hawk
B. platypterus -- Broad-winged Hawk
B. brachyurus -- Short-tailed Hawk
B. swainsoni -- Swainson's Hawk
B. jamaicensis -- Red-tailed Hawk
Harpia harpyja -- Harpy Eagle
Morphnus guianensis -- Crested Eagle
Spizastur melanoleucus -- Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle
Spizaetus tyrannus -- Black Hawk-Eagle
S. ornatus -- Ornate Hawk-Eagle

Falconidae
Daptrius americanus -- Red-throated Caracara
Herpetotheres cachinnans -- Laughing Falcon
Micrastur ruficollis -- Barred Forest-Falcon
M. mirandollei -- Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon
M. semitorquatus -- Collared Forest-Falcon
Falco sparverius -- American Kestrel
Falco columbarius -- Merlin
F. rufigularis -- Bat Falcon
F. peregrinus -- Peregrine Falcon

Galliformes

Cracidae
Ortalis cinereiceps -- Gray-headed Chachalaca
Penelope purpurascens -- Crested Guan
Crax rubra -- Great Curassow

Phasianidae
Odontophorus erythrops -- Rufous-fronted Wood-Quail
O. guttatus -- Spotted Wood-Quail
Rhynchortyx cinctus -- Tawny-faced Quail

Gruiformes

Rallidae
Laterallus albigularis -- White-throated Crake
L. exilis -- Gray-breasted Crake
Aramides cajanea -- Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Amaurolimnas concolor -- Uniform Crake
Porphyrula martinica -- Purple Gallinule
Gallinula chloropus -- Common Moorhen

Heliornithidae
Heliornis fulica -- Sungrebe

Eurypygidae
Eurypyga helias -- Sunbittern

Aramidae
Aramus guarauna -- Limpkin

Charadriiformes

Charadriidae
Charadrius vociferus -- Killdeer

Jacanidae
Jacana spinosa -- Northern Jacana

Scolopacidae
Tringa melanoleuca -- Greater Yellowlegs
T. solitaria -- Solitary Sandpiper
Actitis macularia -- Spotted Sandpiper

Laridae
Stercorarius pomarinus -- Pomarine Jaeger
Sterna fuscata -- Sooty Tern

Columbiformes

Columbidae
Columba cayennensis -- Pale-vented Pigeon
C. speciosa -- Scaled Pigeon
C. flavirostris -- Red-billed Pigeon
C. nigrirostris -- Short-billed Pigeon
Zenaida macroura -- Mourning Dove
Columbina talpacoti -- Ruddy Ground-Dove
Claravis pretiosa -- Blue Ground-Dove
Leptotila verreauxi -- White-tipped Dove
L. cassinii -- Gray-chested Dove
Geotrygon veraguensis -- Olive-backed Quail-Dove
G. montana -- Ruddy Quail-dove

Psittaciformes

Psittacidae
Aratinga finschi -- Crimson-fronted Parakeet
A. nana -- Olive-throated Parakeet
Ara ambigua -- Great Green Macaw
Brotogeris jugularis -- Orange-chinned Parakeet
Pionopsitta haematotis -- Brown-hooded Parrot
Pionus senilis -- White-crowned Parrot
Amazona autumnalis -- Red-lored Parrot
A. farinosa -- Mealy Parrot

Cuculiformes

Cuculidae
Coccyzus erythropthalmus -- Black-billed Cuckoo
C. americanus -- Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Piaya cayana -- Squirrel Cuckoo
Tapera naevia -- Striped Cuckoo
Neomorphus geoffroyi -- Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo
Crotophaga sulcirostris -- Groove-billed Ani

Strigiformes

Tytonidae
Tyto alba -- Common Barn-Owl

Strigidae
Otus guatemalae -- Vermiculated Screech-Owl
Lophostrix cristata -- Crested Owl
Pulsatrix perspicillata -- Spectacled Owl
Glaucidium minutissimum -- Least Pygmy-Owl
Ciccaba virgata -- Mottled Owl
C. nigrolineata -- Black-and-white Owl

Caprimulgiformes

Caprimulgidae
Lurocalis semitorquatus -- Short-tailed Nighthawk
Chordeiles minor -- Common Nighthawk
Nyctidromus albicollis -- Common Pauraque
Caprimulgus carolinensis -- Chuck-will's-widow

Nyctibiidae
Nyctibius grandis -- Great Potoo
N. griseus -- Common Potoo

Apodiformes

Apodidae
Cypseloides niger -- Black Swift
C. rutilus -- Chestnut-collared Swift
Streptoprocne zonaris -- White-collared Swift
Chaetura pelagica -- Chimney Swift
C. cinereiventris -- Gray-rumped Swift
Panyptila cayennensis -- Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift
P. sanctihieronymi -- Great Swallow-tailed Swift

Trochilidae
Glaucis aenea -- Bronzy Hermit
Threnetes ruckeri -- Band-tailed Barbthroat
Phaethornis guy -- Green Hermit
P. superciliosus -- Long-tailed Hermit
P. longuemareus -- Little Hermit
Eutoxeres aquila -- White-tipped Sicklebill
Phaeochroa cuvierii -- Scaly-breasted Hummingbird
Florisuga mellivora -- White-necked Jacobin
Colibri delphinae - Brown Violet-ear
Anthracothorax prevostii -- Green-breasted Mango
Klais guimeti -- Violet-headed Hummingbird
Lophornis helenae -- Black-crested Coquette
Discosura conversii -- Green Thorntail
Thalurania colombica -- Crowned Woodnymph
Hylocharis eliciae -- Blue-throated Goldentail
Amazilia amabilis -- Blue-chested Hummingbird
A. cyanura -- Blue-tailed Hummingbird
A. tzacatl -- Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
A. rutila -- Cinnamon Hummingbird
Microchera albocoronata -- Snowcap
Chalybura urochrysia -- Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer
Heliodoxa jacula -- Green-crowned Brilliant
Heliothryx barroti -- Purple-crowned Fairy
Heliomaster longirostris -- Long-billed Starthroat
Archilochus colubris -- Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Trogoniformes

Trogonidae
Trogon violaceus -- Violaceous Trogon
T. collaris -- Collared Trogon
T. rufus -- Black-throated Trogon
T. massena -- Slaty-tailed Trogon
T. clathratus -- Lattice-tailed Trogon

Coraciiformes

Momotidae
Momotus momota -- Blue-crowned Motmot
Baryphthengus ruficapillus -- Rufous Motmot
Electron platyrhynchum -- Broad-billed Motmot

Alcedinidae
Ceryle torquata -- Ringed Kingfisher
C. alcyon -- Belted Kingfisher
Chloroceryle amazona -- Amazon Kingfisher
C. americana -- Green Kingfisher
C. inda -- Green-and-rufous Kingfisher
C. aenea -- American Pygmy Kingfisher

Piciformes

Bucconidae
Bucco macrorhynchos -- White-necked Puffbird
B. tectus -- Pied Puffbird
Malacoptila panamensis -- White-whiskered Puffbird
Monasa morphoeus -- White-fronted Nunbird

Galbulidae
Galbula ruficauda -- Rufous-tailed Jacamar
Jacamerops aurea -- Great Jacamar

Ramphastidae
Aulacorhynchus prasinus -- Emerald Toucanet
Pteroglossus torquatus -- Collared Aracari
Selenidera spectabilis -- Yellow-eared Toucanet
Ramphastos sulfuratus -- Keel-billed Toucan
R. swainsonii -- Chestnut-mandibled Toucan

Picidae
Melanerpes pucherani -- Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Veniliornis fumigatus -- Smoky-brown Woodpecker
Piculus leucolaemus -- Rufous-winged Woodpecker
Celeus loricatus -- Cinnamon Woodpecker
C. castaneus -- Chestnut-colored Woodpecker
Dryocopus lineatus -- Lineated Woodpecker
Campephilus guatemalensis -- Pale-billed Woodpecker

Passeriformes

Furnariidae
Synallaxis brachyura -- Slaty Spinetail
Hyloctistes subulatus -- Striped Woodhaunter
Automolus ochrolaemus -- Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner
Xenops minutus -- Plain Xenops
Sclerurus guatemalensis -- Scaly-throated Leaftosser

Dendrocolaptidae
Dendrocincla fuliginosa -- Plain-brown Woodcreeper
D. homochroa -- Ruddy Woodcreeper
Deconychura longicauda -- Long-tailed Woodcreeper
Glyphorhynchus spirurus -- Wedge-billed Woodcreeper
Dendrocolaptes certhia -- Barred Woodcreeper
Xiphorhynchus guttatus -- Buff-throated Woodcreeper
X. lachrymosus -- Black-striped Woodcreeper
X. erythropygius -- Spotted Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes souleyetii -- Streak-headed Woodcreeper

Formicariidae
Cymbilaimus lineatus -- Fasciated Antshrike
Taraba major -- Great Antshrike
Thamnophilus doliatus -- Barred Antshrike
T. punctatus -- Slaty Antshrike
Thamnistes anabatinus -- Russet Antshrike
Dysithamnus mentalis -- Plain Antvireo
D. striaticeps -- Streak-crowned Antvireo
Myrmotherula fulviventris -- Checker-throated Antwren
M. axillaris -- White-flanked Antwren
Microrhopias quixensis -- Dot-winged Antwren
Cercomacra tyrannina -- Dusky Antbird
Gymnocichla nudiceps -- Bare-crowned Antbird
Myrmeciza exsul -- Chestnut-backed Antbird
M. immaculata -- Immaculate Antbird
Hylophylax naevioides -- Spotted Antbird
Gymnopithys leucaspis -- Bicolored Antbird
Phaenostictus mcleannani -- Ocellated Antbird
Formicarius analis -- Black-faced Antthrush
Hylopezus perspicillatus -- Spectacled Antpitta
H. fulviventris -- Fulvous-bellied Antpitta

Tyrannidae
Zimmerius vilissimus -- Paltry Tyrannulet
Ornithion brunneicapillum -- Brown-capped Tyrannulet
Elaenia flavogaster -- Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Mionectes olivaceus -- Olive-striped Flycatcher
M. oleagineus -- Ochre-bellied Flycatcher
Leptopogon amaurocephalus -- Sepia-capped Flycatcher
Capsiempis flaveola -- Yellow Tyrannulet
Myiornis atricapillus -- Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant
Oncostoma cinereigulare -- Northern Bentbill
Todirostrum sylvia -- Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher
T. cinereum -- Common Tody-Flycatcher
T. nigriceps -- Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher
Rhynchocyclus brevirostris -- Eye-ringed Flatbill
Tolmomyias sulphurescens -- Yellow-olive Flycatcher
T. assimilis -- Yellow-margined Flycatcher
Platyrinchus coronatus -- Golden-crowned Spadebill
Onychorhynchus coronatus -- Royal Flycatcher
Terenotriccus erythrurus -- Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher
Myiobius sulphureipygius -- Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher
Aphanotriccus capitalis -- Tawny-chested Flycatcher
Contopus borealis -- Olive-sided Flycatcher
C. sordidulus -- Western Wood-Pewee
C. virens -- Eastern Wood-Pewee
C. cinereus -- Tropical Pewee
Empidonax flaviventris -- Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
E. virescens -- Acadian Flycatcher
E. traillii -- Willow Flycatcher
E. albigularis -- White-throated Flycatcher
E. minimus -- Least Flycatcher
Colonia colonus -- Long-tailed Tyrant
Attila spadiceus -- Bright-rumped Attila
Laniocera rufescens -- Speckled Mourner
Rhytipterna holerythra -- Rufous Mourner
Myiarchus tuberculifer -- Dusky-capped Flycatcher
M. crinitus -- Great Crested Flycatcher
Pitangus sulphuratus -- Great Kiskadee
Megarynchus pitangua -- Boat-billed Flycatcher
Myiozetetes similis -- Social Flycatcher
M. granadensis -- Gray-capped Flycatcher
Coryphotriccus albovittatus -- White-ringed Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus -- Streaked Flycatcher
M. luteiventris -- Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Legatus leucophaius -- Piratic Flycatcher
Tyrannus melancholicus -- Tropical Kingbird
T. tyrannus -- Eastern Kingbird
Pachyramphus cinnamomeus -- Cinnamon Becard
P. polychopterus -- White-winged Becard
P. aglaiae -- Rose-throated Becard
Tityra semifasciata -- Masked Tityra
T. inquisitor -- Black-crowned Tityra

Cotingidae
Lipaugus unirufus -- Rufous Piha
Carpodectes nitidus -- Snowy Cotinga
Querula purpurata -- Purple-throated Fruitcrow
Cephalopterus glabricollis -- Bare-necked Umbrellabird
Procnias tricarunculata -- Three-wattled Bellbird

Pipridae
Schiffornis turdinus -- Thrushlike Manakin
Piprites griseiceps -- Gray-headed Manakin
Manacus candei -- White-collared Manakin
Corapipo leucorrhoa -- White-ruffed Manakin
Pipra pipra -- White-crowned Manakin
P. mentalis -- Red-capped Manakin

Hirundinidae
Progne chalybea -- Gray-breasted Martin
Tachycineta albilinea -- Mangrove Swallow
Stelgidopteryx serripennis -- Northern Rough-winged Swallow
S. ruficollis -- Southern Rough-winged Swallow
Riparia riparia -- Bank Swallow
Hirundo pyrrhonota -- Cliff Swallow
H. rustica -- Barn Swallow

Corvidae
Cyanocorax morio -- Brown Jay

Troglodytidae
Campylorhynchus zonatus -- Band-backed Wren
Thryothorus atrogularis -- Black-throated Wren
T. nigricapillus -- Bay Wren
T. thoracicus -- Stripe-breasted Wren
T. modestus -- Plain Wren
Troglodytes aedon -- House Wren
Henicorhina leucosticta -- White-breasted Wood-Wren
Microcerculus philomela -- Nightingale Wren
Cyphorhinus phaeocephalus -- Song Wren

Muscicapidae
Microbates cinereiventris -- Tawny-faced Gnatwren
Ramphocaenus melanurus -- Long-billed Gnatwren
Polioptila plumbea -- Tropical Gnatcatcher
Myadestes melanops -- Black-faced Solitaire
Catharus fuscescens -- Veery
C. minimus -- Gray-cheeked Thrush
C. ustulatus -- Swainson's Thrush
Hylocichla mustelina -- Wood Thrush
Turdus obsoletus -- Pale-vented Robin
T. grayi -- Clay-colored Robin
T. assimilis -- White-throated Robin

Mimidae
Dumetella carolinensis -- Gray Catbird

Vireonidae
Vireo flavifrons -- Yellow-throated Vireo
V. gilvus -- Warbling Vireo
V. philadelphicus -- Philadelphia Vireo
V. olivaceus -- Red-eyed Vireo
V. flavoviridis -- Yellow-green Vireo
Hylophilus ochraceiceps -- Tawny-crowned Greenlet
H. decurtatus -- Lesser Greenlet
Vireolanius pulchellus -- Green Shrike-Vireo

Emberizidae
Vermivora pinus -- Blue-winged Warbler
V. chrysoptera -- Golden-winged Warbler
V. peregrina -- Tennessee Warbler
Dendroica petechia -- Yellow Warbler
D. pensylvanica -- Chestnut-sided Warbler
D. magnolia -- Magnolia Warbler
D. tigrina -- Cape May Warbler
D. coronata -- Yellow-rumped Warbler
D. virens -- Black-throated Green Warbler
D. fusca -- Blackburnian Warbler
D. castanea -- Bay-breasted Warbler
D. cerulea -- Cerulean Warbler
Mniotilta varia -- Black-and-white Warbler
Setophaga ruticilla -- American Redstart
Protonotaria citrea -- Prothonotary Warbler
Helmitheros vermivorus -- Worm-eating Warbler
Seiurus aurocapillus -- Ovenbird
S. noveboracensis -- Northern Waterthrush
S. motacilla -- Louisiana Waterthrush
Oporornis formosus -- Kentucky Warbler
O. philadelphia -- Mourning Warbler
O. tolmiei -- MacGillivray's Warbler
Geothlypis trichas -- Common Yellowthroat
G. semiflava -- Olive-crowned Yellowthroat
G. poliocephala -- Gray-crowned Yellowthroat
Wilsonia citrina -- Hooded Warbler
W. pusilla -- Wilson's Warbler
W. canadensis -- Canada Warbler
Phaeothlypis fulvicauda -- Buff-rumped Warbler
Icteria virens -- Yellow-breasted Chat
Coereba flaveola -- Bananaquit
Tangara inornata -- Plain-colored Tanager
T. icterocephala -- Silver-throated Tanager
T. gyrola -- Bay-headed Tanager
T. larvata -- Golden-masked Tanager
Dacnis venusta -- Scarlet-thighed Dacnis
D. cayana -- Blue Dacnis
Chlorophanes spiza -- Green Honeycreeper
Cyanerpes lucidus -- Shining Honeycreeper
C. cyaneus -- Red-legged Honeycreeper
Euphonia luteicapilla -- Yellow-crowned Euphonia
E. gouldi -- Olive-backed Euphonia
E. minuta -- White-vented Euphonia
E. anneae -- Tawny-capped Euphonia
Thraupis episcopus -- Blue-gray Tanager
T. palmarum -- Palm Tanager
Chlorothraupis carmioli -- Olive Tanager
Lanio leucothorax -- White-throated Shrike-Tanager
Tachyphonus luctuosus -- White-shouldered Tanager
T. delattrii -- Tawny-crested Tanager
T. rufus -- White-lined Tanager
Habia fuscicauda -- Red-throated Ant-Tanager
Piranga rubra -- Summer Tanager
P. olivacea -- Scarlet Tanager
Ramphocelus sanguinolentus -- Crimson-collared Tanager
R. passerinii -- Scarlet-rumped Tanager
Mitrospingus cassinii -- Dusky-faced Tanager
Saltator albicollis -- Streaked Saltator
S. coerulescens -- Grayish Saltator
S. maximus -- Buff-throated Saltator
S. atriceps -- Black-headed Saltator
Pitylus grossus -- Slate-colored Grosbeak
Caryothraustes poliogaster -- Black-faced Grosbeak
Pheucticus tibialis -- Black-thighed Grosbeak
P. ludovicianus -- Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Cyanocompsa cyanoides -- Blue-black Grosbeak
Guiraca caerulea -- Blue Grosbeak
Passerina cyanea -- Indigo Bunting
Arremon aurantiirostris -- Orange-billed Sparrow
Arremonops conirostris -- Black-striped Sparrow
Volatinia jacarina -- Blue-black Grassquit
Sporophila aurita -- Variable Seedeater
S. torqueola -- White-collared Seedeater
Oryzoborus nuttingi -- Nicaraguan Seed-Finch
O. funereus -- Thick-billed Seed-Finch
Tiaris olivacea -- Yellow-faced Grassquit
Sturnella magna -- Eastern Meadowlark
Quiscalus mexicanus -- Great-tailed Grackle
Molothrus aeneus -- Bronzed Cowbird
Scaphidura oryzivora -- Giant Cowbird
Icterus dominicensis -- Black-cowled Oriole
I. spurius -- Orchard Oriole
I. mesomelas -- Yellow-tailed Oriole
I. galbula -- Northern Oriole
Amblycercus holosericeus -- Yellow-billed Cacique
Cacicus uropygialis -- Scarlet-rumped Cacique
Psarocolius wagleri -- Chestnut-headed Oropendola
P. montezuma -- Montezuma Oropendola

 

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