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Number of species: 224          Images of 224 species 100 %
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2005-05-01

 

 

PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus Zampull? Macacito Rare/Accidental
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Zampull? Picogrueso
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata Petrel Antillano Rare/Accidental
Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis Pardela Capirotada Rare/Accidental
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Pardela Garrapatera Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Rabijunco Menor
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Pel?ano Norteamericano Rare/Accidental
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Pel?ano Pardo
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Alcatraz Enmascarado Rare/Accidental
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Piquero Patirrojo
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Piquero Pardo
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus Cormor? Orejudo Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga Anhinga Americana Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens Rabihorcado Magn?ico
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Garza Azulada
Great Egret Ardea alba Garceta Grande
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens Garceta Rojiza Rare/Accidental
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor Garceta Tricolor
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Garceta Azul
Snowy Egret Egretta thula Garceta N?ea
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Garcilla Bueyera
Green Heron Butorides virescens Garcita verdosau
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Martinete Com? Rare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea Martinete Coronado
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis Avetorillo Panamericano
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus Avetoro Lentiginoso Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
White Ibis Eudocimus albus Corocoro Blanco Rare/Accidental
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Morito Com? Rare/Accidental
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja Esp?ula Rosada Rare/Accidental
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Caribbean Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Flamenco Rare/Accidental
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Suirir?Bicolor Rare/Accidental
West Indian Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna arborea Suirir?Yaguaza Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis Suirir?Piquirrojo Rare/Accidental
Canada Goose Branta canadensis Barnacla Canadiense Rare/Accidental
Wood Duck Aix sponsa Pato Joyuyo Rare/Accidental
American Wigeon Anas americana Silb? Americano Rare/Accidental
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis Cerceta americana Rare/Accidental
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos ?ade Real
Northern Pintail Anas acuta ?ade Rabudo Rare/Accidental
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis Anade Gargantillo Rare/Accidental
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Cerceta Aliazul
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Cuchara Com? Rare/Accidental
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Porr? Acollarado Rare/Accidental
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Porr? Bola Rare/Accidental
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Serreta Mediana Rare/Accidental
Masked Duck Nomonyx dominica Malvas? Enmascarada Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Pato Malvasia de Cara Blanca Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Cathartidae
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus Zopilote Negro
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura Aura Gallipavo Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus ?uila Pescadora
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus Elanio Tijereta Rare/Accidental
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus Aguilucho P?ido
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
American Kestrel Falco sparverius Cern?alo Americano
Merlin Falco columbarius Esmerej? Rare/Accidental
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Halc? Peregrino
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Sora Porzana carolina Polluela Sora Rare/Accidental
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica Calamoncillo Americano Rare/Accidental
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Gallereta Com?
American Coot Fulica americana Focha Americana
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black Necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus Cig??ela de Cuello Negro
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana Avoceta Americana Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica Chorlito Dorado Americano Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied plover Pluvialis squatarola Chorlito Gris
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus Chorlitejo Semipalmeado
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia Chorlitejo Piquigrueso Rare/Accidental
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Chorlitejo Culirrojo Rare/Accidental
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Chorlitejo Patinegro Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata Becasina Rare/Accidental
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus Agujeta Gris
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Agujeta Escolop?ea Rare/Accidental
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa Aguja Canela Rare/Accidental
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Zarapito Trinador
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda Correlimos Batit?/font> Rare/Accidental
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Andarr?s Maculado
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Andarr?s Solitario Rare/Accidental
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Archibebe Patigualdo Grande
Willet Tringa semipalmata Playero Aliblanco
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Archibebe Patigualdo Chico
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Vuelvepiedras Com?
Red Knot Calidris canutus Correlimos Gordo Rare/Accidental
Sanderling Calidris alba Correlimos Trid?tilo
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Correlimos Semipalmeado
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri Correlimos de Alaska Rare/Accidental
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla Correlimos Menudillo
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis Correlimos Culiblanco
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Correlimos de Baird Rare/Accidental
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Correlimos Pectoral Rare/Accidental
Dunlin Calidris alpina Correlimos Com? Rare/Accidental
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus Correlimos Zancol? Rare/Accidental
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor Falaropo Tricolor Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Gaviota de Delaware Rare/Accidental
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus Gaviota Arg?tea
American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus Gaviota Arg?tea Americana Rare/Accidental
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Gaviota Guanaguanare
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Ti?sa Boba Rare/Accidental
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Charr? Sombr? Rare/Accidental
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus Charr? Embridado Rare/Accidental
Least Tern Sternula antillarum Charrancito Americano
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Pagaza Piconegra Rare/Accidental
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Pagaza Piquirroja Rare/Accidental
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Fumarel Com? Rare/Accidental
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Charr? Com? Rare/Accidental
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri Charr? de Forster Rare/Accidental
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus Charr? Real
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Charr? Patinegro Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rynchopidae
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger Rayador Americano Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus P?alo Rabero Rare/Accidental
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Paloma Brav?
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala Paloma Coronita Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto T?tola Turca
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura Zenaida Huilota
Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita Zenaida Caribe?
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica Zenaida Aliblanca
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina Columbina Com?
Caribbean Dove Leptotila jamaicensis Paloma Montaraz Jamaicana
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus Periquito Com? Rare/Accidental
Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus Cotorra Argentina Rare/Accidental
Cuban Parrot Amazona leucocephala Amazona Cubana Near-threatened
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus Cuclillo Piquinegro Rare/Accidental
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Cuclillo Piquigualdo Rare/Accidental
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor Cuclillo de Manglar Rare/Accidental
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani Garrapatero An?/font>
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba Lechuza Com?
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus B?o Campestre Rare/Accidental
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Nyctibiidae
Northern Potoo Nyctibius jamaicensis Nictibio Jamaicano Rare/Accidental
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor A?pero Yanqui Rare/Accidental
Antillean Nighthawk Chordeiles gundlachii A?pero Querequet?/font>
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis Chotacabras de la Carolina Rare/Accidental
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Black Swift Cypseloides niger Vencejo Negro Rare/Accidental
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica Vencejo de Chimenea Rare/Accidental
 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Colibr?Gorgirrub?/font> Rare/Accidental
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon Mart? Gigante Norteamericano
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
West Indian Woodpecker Melanerpes superciliaris Carpintero Antillano
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius Chupasavia Norte? Rare/Accidental
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus Carpintero Escapulario
 
Passeriformes.: Tyrannidae
Greater Antillean Elaenia Elaenia fallax Fiof? Canoso  
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica Fiof? Caribe?
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens Mosquero Verdoso Rare/Accidental
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus Mosquero M?imo
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens Pib?Oriental Rare/Accidental
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus Tirano Oriental Rare/Accidental
Grey Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis Tirano Dominicano
Loggerhead Kingbird Tyrannus caudifasciatus Tirano Guat?ere
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana Tijereta Sabanera Rare/Accidental
La Sagra's Flycatcher Myiarchus sagrae Copet? de De La Sagra
Rufous-tailed Flycatcher Myiarchus validus
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Avi? Zapador Rare/Accidental
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor Golondrina Bicolor
Purple Martin Progne subis Golondrina Purp?ea
Cuban Martin Progne cryptoleuca Golondrina Cubana
Caribbean Martin Progne dominicensis Golondrina Caribe? Rare/Accidental
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis Golondrina Aserrada Rare/Accidental
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Golondrina Com?
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Golondrina Risquera Rare/Accidental
Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva Golondrina Pueblera Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Bombycillidae
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Ampelis Americano Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Mimidae
Grey Catbird Dumetella carolinensis Sinsonte Maullador
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Sinsonte Com?
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Veery Catharus fuscescens Tordo Cachet? Rare/Accidental
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus Tordo Olivo Rare/Accidental
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina Zorzal Maculado Rare/Accidental
Red-legged Thrush Turdus plumbeus Zorzal Cubano
 
Passeriformes.: Polioptilidae
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea Perlita Com? Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris Estornino Pinto Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Vireonidae
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus Vireo de Ojos Blancos Rare/Accidental
Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris Vireo de Pico Grueso
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons Vireo de Cuello Amarilla Rare/Accidental
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus Vireo Gris-olivo Rare/Accidental
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus Vireo de Ojos Rojos Rare/Accidental
Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus Vireo de Bigotes Negros
Yucatan Vireo Vireo magister Vireo Yucateco
 
Passeriformes.: Parulidae
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus Chipe de Alas Azules Rare/Accidental
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Chipe de Alas Doradas Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina Chipe Peregrino Rare/Accidental
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata Chipe Deslustrado Rare/Accidental
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla Chipe de Cabeza Gris Rare/Accidental
Northern Parula Parula americana P?ula de Pecho Dorado
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia Chipe Amarillo
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica Chipe Pardo-blanco Rare/Accidental
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia Chipe de Cola Fajeada Rare/Accidental
Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina Chipe Tigre
Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens Chipe Azul y Negro
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata Chipe Coronado Rare/Accidental
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens Chipe de Garganta Negra Rare/Accidental
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca Chipe de Garganta Anaranjada Rare/Accidental
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica Chipe de Garganta Amarilla
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus Chipe Pinero Rare/Accidental
Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor Chipe Galano
Vitelline Warbler Dendroica vitellina Chipe Vitellino Endemic Near-threatened
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum Chipe Palmero
Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea Chipe Casta? Rare/Accidental
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata Chipe Estriado Rare/Accidental
Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea Chipe Cer?eo Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia Chipe Rayado
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla Chipe Rey Americano
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea Chipe Anaranjado Rare/Accidental
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum Chipe Gusanero
Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii Chipe de Swainson Rare/Accidental
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla Chipe de Tierra Rare/Accidental
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis Chipe de Agua Norte?
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla Chipe de Agua Sure? Rare/Accidental
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus Chipe de Mejillas Negras Rare/Accidental
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas Chipe de Cara Negra
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina Chipe Careto Rare/Accidental
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis Chipe Collarejo Rare/Accidental
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens Chipe Grande Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Coerebidae
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola Platanera Com?
 
Passeriformes.: Thraupidae
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea Quitrique Rojo Rare/Accidental
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra Quitrique Colorado Rare/Accidental
Western Spindalis Spindalis zena T?gara Cabeza Rayada
Swallow-Tanager Tersina viridis Frutero Golondrina
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Cuban Bullfinch Melopyrrha nigra Semillero Cubano Endemic (country/region)
Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus Tomegu? de la Tierra
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis Sabanero Zanjero
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum Sabanero Chapul? Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Cardinalidae
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus Piquigrueso Degollado Rare/Accidental
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea Piquigrueso Azul Rare/Accidental
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Azulillo Norte? Rare/Accidental
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris Azulillo Pintado Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Dickcissel Spiza americana Arrocero Americano Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Icteridae
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus Soldadito Arrocero
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Turpial de Cabeza Amarilla Rare/Accidental
Greater Antillean Grackle Quiscalus niger Zanate Antillano
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis Vaquero Mirlo Rare/Accidental
Jamaican Oriole Icterus leucopteryx Turpial Caribe? Extirpated
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Ict?ido anaranjado Rare/Accidental

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