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Purple-throated Carib

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Description: Includes Isla Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and St-Barthlemy

Number of species: 241
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 5
Number of introduced species: 14
Date last reviewed: 2005-05-01
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea Rare/Accidental
Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis Rare/Accidental
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Rare/Accidental
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Rare/Accidental
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Rare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa Rare/Accidental
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Rare/Accidental
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
Northern Fulmar Morus bassanus Rare/Accidental
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Rare/Accidental
Red-footed Booby Sula sula
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus Rare/Accidental
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus Rare/Accidental
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Rare/Accidental
Great Egret Ardea alba
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens Rare/Accidental
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor Rare/Accidental
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Rare/Accidental
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Rare/Accidental
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Rare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus Rare/Accidental
Wood Stork Mycteria americana Rare/Accidental
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Rare/Accidental
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja Rare/Accidental
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Rare/Accidental
West Indian Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna arborea Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis Rare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Rare/Accidental
Wood Duck Aix sponsa Rare/Accidental
American Wigeon Anas americana Rare/Accidental
Gadwall Anas strepera Rare/Accidental
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis Rare/Accidental
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Rare/Accidental
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Rare/Accidental
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis Rare/Accidental
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Rare/Accidental
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Rare/Accidental
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Rare/Accidental
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Rare/Accidental
Masked Duck Nomonyx dominica
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Rare/Accidental
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Rare/Accidental
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus Rare/Accidental
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus Rare/Accidental
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis Rare/Accidental
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Merlin Falco columbarius Rare/Accidental
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Limpkin Aramus guarauna Rare/Accidental
Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris
Spotted Rail Porzana porzana Rare/Accidental
Sora Porzana carolina Rare/Accidental
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica Rare/Accidental
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
American Coot Fulica americana Rare/Accidental
Caribbean Coot Fulica caribaea Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black Necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied plover  Pluvialis squatarola
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Rare/Accidental
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Collared Plover Charadrius collaris Rare/Accidental
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata Rare/Accidental
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus Rare/Accidental
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Rare/Accidental
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica Rare/Accidental
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa Rare/Accidental
Marbled Godwit Numenius borealis Rare/Accidental Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda Rare/Accidental
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Rare/Accidental
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Willet Tringa semipalmatus
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus Rare/Accidental
Sanderling Calidris alba Rare/Accidental
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri Rare/Accidental
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis Rare/Accidental
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Rare/Accidental
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Rare/Accidental
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Rare/Accidental
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus Rare/Accidental
Buff-breasted Sandpipe Tryngites subruficollis Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Rare/Accidental
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor Rare/Accidental
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Rare/Accidental
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Rare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Rare/Accidental
American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus Rare/Accidental
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Rare/Accidental
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan Rare/Accidental
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla Rare/Accidental
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus
Least Tern Sternula antillarum
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Rare/Accidental
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Rare/Accidental
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Rare/Accidental
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Rare/Accidental
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri Rare/Accidental
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Rare/Accidental
South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki Rare/Accidental
Great Skua Stercorarius skua Rare/Accidental
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Rare/Accidental
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Rare/Accidental
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Rare/Accidental
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced species
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala Near-threatened
Scaly-naped Pigeon Patagioenas squamosa
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto Introduced species
African Collared-Dove Streptopelia roseogrisea Introduced species
Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica Rare/Accidental
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
Bridled Quail-Dove Geotrygon mystacea
Ruddy Quail-Dove Geotrygon montana
Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus Rare/Accidental
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Introduced species
Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Introduced species
Hispaniolan Parakeet Aratinga chloroptera Rare/Accidental Vulnerable

Brown-throated Parakeet

Aratinga pertinax Rare/Accidental
Nanday Parakeet Nandayus nenday Rare/Accidental
Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus Introduced species
Orange-winged Parrot Amazona amazonica Rare/Accidental
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus Rare/Accidental
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Rare/Accidental
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia Extirpated
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Antillean Nighthawk Chordeiles gundlachii Rare/Accidental
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
Black Swift Cypseloides niger
Lesser Antillean Swift Chaetura martinica Rare/Accidental
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba Rare/Accidental
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae
Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis Endemic (country/region)
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus Endemic (country/region)
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon Rare/Accidental
Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquatus
Guadeloupe Woodpecker Melanerpes herminieri Endemic Near-threatened
Passeriformes.: Tyrannidae
Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica
Lesser Antillean Pewee Contopus latirostris
Lesser Antillean Pewee Tyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana Rare/Accidental
Lesser Antillean Flycatcher Myiarchus oberi
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Rare/Accidental
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor Rare/Accidental
Caribbean Martin Progne dominicensis
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis Rare/Accidental
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Rare/Accidental
Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Bombycillidae
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Troglodytidae
House Wren Troglodytes aedon Extirpated
Passeriformes.: Mimidae
Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus
Brown Trembler Cinclocerthia ruficauda
Scaly-breasted Thrasher Allenia fusca
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Margarops fuscatus
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Forest Thrush Cichlherminia lherminieri Endemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Grey-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus Rare/Accidental
Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Bare-eyed Thrush Turdus nudigenis
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species
Passeriformes.: Ploceidae
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus Introduced species
Orange Bishop Euplectes franciscanus Rare/Accidental
Red Bishop Euplectes orix Introduced species
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Orange-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda Rare/Accidental
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes Introduced species
Cut-throat Amadina fasciata Introduced species
Red Avadavat Amandava amandava Introduced species
Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata Introduced species
Passeriformes.: Vireonidae
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons Rare/Accidental
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus Rare/Accidental
Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Antillean Euphonia Euphonia musica Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Parulidae
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus Rare/Accidental
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina Rare/Accidental
Northern Parula Parula americana Rare/Accidental
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia Rare/Accidental
Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina Rare/Accidental
Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens Rare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata Rare/Accidental
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens Rare/Accidental
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica Rare/Accidental
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus Rare/Accidental
Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor Rare/Accidental
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata Rare/Accidental
Plumbeous Warbler Dendroica plumbea Endemic (country/region)
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla Rare/Accidental
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea Rare/Accidental
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum Rare/Accidental
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla Rare/Accidental
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis Rare/Accidental
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla Rare/Accidental
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus Rare/Accidental
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis Rare/Accidental
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas Rare/Accidental
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina Rare/Accidental
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Coerebidae
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
Passeriformes.: Thraupidae
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea Rare/Accidental
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Black-faced Grassquit Tiaris bicolor
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis
Grassland Yellow-Finch Sicalis luteola Introduced species
Passeriformes.: Cardinalidae
Lesser Antillean  Saltator Saltator albicollis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus Rare/Accidental
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Rare/Accidental
Dickcissel Spiza americana Rare/Accidental
Passeriformes.: Icteridae
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus Rare/Accidental
Carib Grackle Quiscalus lugubris
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis Rare/Accidental
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Rare/Accidental


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