Bird List

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TINAMOUS Tinamidae

Great Tinamou  Tinamus major

Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui

GUANS, CHACHALACAS Cracidae

Crested Guan  Penelope purpurascens

Gray Headed Chachalaca Ortalis cinereiceps

QUAILS Odontophoridae

Marbled Wood-Quail  Odontophorus gijanensis

HAWKS, KITES, EAGLES Accipitridae

Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus

Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris

Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus

EGRETS Ardeidae

Cattle Egret Bublucus ibis

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

FALCONS, CARACARAS Falconidae

Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima

Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans

Barred Forest Falcon

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

RAILS, COOTS, GALLINULES Rallidae

Gray-necked Wood-Rail Aramides cajanea

PIGEONS, DOVES Columbidae

Scaled Pigeon ! Columba speciosa/Patagioenas speciosa

Ruddy Ground Dove Columbina talpacoti

White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi

Short-billed Pigeon Patagioenas nigrirostris

PARROTS Psittacidae

Crimson-fronted Parakeet Aratinga finchi

Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis

Brown-hooded Parrot Pionopsitta haematosis

Blue-headed Parrot ! Pionus menstruus

White-crowned Parrot Pionus senilis

CUCKOOS Cuculidae

Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana

Smooth-billed Ani ” Crotophaga ani

TYPICAL OWLS Strigidae

Tropical Screech Owl Otus choliba/Megascops choliba

Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata

NIGHTJARS Caprimulgidae

Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis

SWIFTS Apodidae

White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris

Costa Rican Swift ” Chaetura fumosa

HUMMINGBIRDS Trochilidae

Green Hermit Phaethornis guy

Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis (=Little Hermit)

White-tipped Sicklebill ! Eutoxeres aquila

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvierii

Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus

Garden Emerald Chlorostilbon assimilis

Snowy-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia edward

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl

White-tailed Emerald Elvira chionura

Purple-crowned Fairy Heliothryx barroti

Violet-crowned Woodnymph Thalurania colombica

Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris

TROGONS Trogonidae

Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena

Gartered Trogon Trogon caligatus

Collared Trogon Trogon collaris

MOTMOTS Momotidae

Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus momota

KINGFISHERS Alcidinidae

Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana

TOUCANS Ramphastidae

Fiery-billed Aracari Pteroglossus frantzii

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos swainsonii

Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus

WOODPECKERS (Picidae)

Olivaceous Piculet Picumnus olivaceus

Red-crowned Woodpecker ” Melanerpes rubricapillus

Smoky-brown Woodpecker Veniliornis fumigatus

Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus

Pale-billed Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis

OVENBIRDS & WOODCREEPERS (Furnariidae)

Slaty Spinetail Synallaxis brachyura

Buff-throated Foliage-Gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus

Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus

Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorhynchus spirurus

Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii

Spotted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus erythropygius

ANTBIRDS (Thamnophilidae)

Slaty Antwren Myrmotherula schisticolor

TYRANT-FLYCATCHERS (Tyrannidae)

Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola

Greenish Elaenia Myiopagus viridicata

Yellow-bellied Elaenia ” Elaenia flavogaster

Lesser Elaenia Elaenia chiriquensis

Mountain Elaenia Elaenia frantzii

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus

Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus (= Mistletoe)

Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus

Common Tody Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum

Eye-ringed Flatbill Rhynchocyclus brevirostris

Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tolmomyias sulphurescens

Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher Myiobius sulphureipygius

White-throated Spadebill Platyrinchus mystaceus

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris

Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus

Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer

Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarhynchus pitangua

Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis

Gray-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis

Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius

Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus

BECARDS ETC.   (Incertae Sedis) [Tityridae in Stiles & Skutch]

White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus

Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata

MANAKINS (Pipridae)

Orange-collared Manakin ” Manacus aurantiacus

White-ruffed Manakin Corapipo altera

Blue-crowned Manakin ” Pipra coronata

VIREOS, GREENLETS, SHRIKE-VIREOS (Vireonidae)

Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons

Lesser Greenlet Hylophilus decurtatus

Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis

SWALLOWS (Hirundinidae)

Blue-and-white Swallow Pygochelidon cyanoleuca

Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

WRENS (Troglodytidae)

Rufous-breasted Wren Thryothorus rutilus

Plain Wren Thryothorus modestus

House Wren Troglodytes aedon

White-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucosticta

THRUSHES, ROBINS (Turdidae)

Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris

Swainson’s Thrush Catharus ustulatus

Clay-colored Thrush [Robin] Turdus grayi

White-throated Thrush [Robin] Turdus assimilis

WARBLERS (Parulidae)

Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera

Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina

Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia

Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica

Black-and-White Warbler Mniotilta varia

American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla

Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorus

Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla

Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis

Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla

Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus

Mourning Warbler Oporomis philadelphia

Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

Wilson’s Warbler Wilsonia pusilla

Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus

Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons

Buff-rumped Warbler Phaeothlypis fulvicauda

BANANAQUITS (Incertae Sedis)

Bananaquit Coereba flaveola

TANAGERS, HONEYCREEPERS (Thraupidae)

Gray-headed Tanager Eucometis penicillata

Red-crowned Ant-Tanager Habia rubica

Summer Tanager Piranga rubra

Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea

Cherrie’s Tanager Ramphocelus costaricensis

Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus

Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum

Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata

Speckled Tanager Tangara guttata

Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola

Silver-throated Tanager Tangara icterocephala

Scarlet-thighed Dacnis Dacnis venusta

Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza

Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus

NEW WORLD SPARROWS, FINCHES, SEEDEATERS (Emberizidae)

Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina

Variable Seedeater Sporophilia americana

White-collared Seedeater Sporophilia torqueola

Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivacea

Orange-billed Sparrow Arremon aurantiirostris

Stripe-headed Brush-Finch Buarremon torquatus

Black-striped Sparrow Arremonops conirostris

Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis

GROSBEAKS, CARDINALS (Cardinalidae)

Streaked Saltator ” Saltator striatipectus

Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus

Slate-colored Grosbeak Saltator grossus

Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides

AMERICAN ORIOLES, BLACKBIRDS (Icteridae)

Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Orchard Oriole  Icterus spurius

Crested Oropendola ” Psarocolius decumanus

SISKINS, CANARIES, FINCHES (Fringillidae)

Thick-billed Euphonia ” Euphonia laniirostris

Spot-crowned Euphonia Euphonia imitans

Elegant Euphonia Euphonia elegantissima [=Blue-hooded]

Lesser Goldfinch Cardeulis psaltria

” = Endemic species / especie endémica

! = Regional specialty / especialidad regional.

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