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Buenos Aires, Autonomous city of

This checklist includes all bird species found in Buenos Aires, Autonomous city of , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements 6th edition (updated 2013). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: Buenos Aires, Autonomous city of
Number of species: 357
Number of globally threatened species: 10
Number of introduced species: 8

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Rheidae

Greater RheaRhea americanaNear-threatened

 
TINAMIFORMES: Tinamidae

Red-winged TinamouRhynchotus rufescens
Spotted NothuraNothura maculosa

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anhimidae

Southern ScreamerChauna torquata

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Black-necked SwanCygnus melancoryphus
Coscoroba SwanCoscoroba coscoroba
Upland GooseChloephaga picta
Ringed TealCallonetta leucophrys
Brazilian TealAmazonetta brasiliensis
Chiloe WigeonAnas sibilatrix
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanoptera
Red ShovelerAnas platalea
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica
Silver TealAnas versicolor
Yellow-billed TealAnas flavirostris
Rosy-billed PochardNetta peposaca
Black-headed DuckHeteronetta atricapilla
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicus
Lake DuckOxyura vittata

 
GALLIFORMES: Cracidae

Dusky-legged GuanPenelope obscura

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

White-tufted GrebeRollandia rolland
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Great GrebePodiceps major
Silvery GrebePodiceps occipitalis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Chilean FlamingoPhoenicopterus chilensisNear-threatened

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Magellanic PenguinSpheniscus magellanicusNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaVulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Maguari StorkCiconia maguari
Wood StorkMycteria americana

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus
Magellanic CormorantPhalacrocorax magellanicus

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhinga

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pinnated BitternBotaurus pinnatus
Stripe-backed BitternIxobrychus involucris
Rufescent Tiger-HeronTigrisoma lineatum
Cocoi HeronArdea cocoi
Great EgretArdea alba
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Striated HeronButorides striata
Whistling HeronSyrigma sibilatrix
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White-faced IbisPlegadis chihi
Green IbisMesembrinibis cayennensis
Bare-faced IbisPhimosus infuscatus
Plumbeous IbisTheristicus caerulescens
Black-faced IbisTheristicus melanopis
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratus
Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus
Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
Snail KiteRostrhamus sociabilis
Long-winged HarrierCircus buffoni
Cinereous HarrierCircus cinereus
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
Crane HawkGeranospiza caerulescens
Savanna HawkButeogallus meridionalis
Great Black-HawkButeogallus urubitinga
Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostris
Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctus
Variable HawkGeranoaetus polyosoma
Black-chested Buzzard-EagleGeranoaetus melanoleucus
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Speckled RailCoturnicops notatus
Rufous-sided CrakeLaterallus melanophaius
Red-and-white CrakeLaterallus leucopyrrhus
Austral RailRallus antarcticusVulnerable
Giant Wood-RailAramides ypecaha
Gray-necked Wood-RailAramides cajaneus
Dot-winged CrakePorzana spilopteraVulnerable
Yellow-breasted CrakePorzana flaviventer
Spotted RailPardirallus maculatus
Plumbeous RailPardirallus sanguinolentus
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
Spot-flanked GallinuleGallinula melanops
Red-gartered CootFulica armillata
Red-fronted CootFulica rufifrons
American CootFulica americana
White-winged CootFulica leucoptera

 
GRUIFORMES: Aramidae

LimpkinAramus guarauna

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Tawny-throated DotterelOreopholus ruficollis
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis
Collared PloverCharadrius collaris
Two-banded PloverCharadrius falklandicus
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Rufous-chested DotterelCharadrius modestus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Thinocoridae

Least SeedsnipeThinocorus rumicivorus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

South American Painted-SnipeNycticryphes semicollaris

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Wattled JacanaJacana jacana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
Eskimo CurlewNumenius borealisExtirpated Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
SanderlingCalidris alba
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisNear-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
South American SnipeGallinago paraguaiae
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown-hooded GullChroicocephalus maculipennis
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Olrog's GullLarus atlanticusVulnerable
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Yellow-billed TernSternula superciliaris
Large-billed TernPhaetusa simplex
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Common TernSterna hirundo
South American TernSterna hirundinacea
Snowy-crowned TernSterna trudeaui
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Black SkimmerRynchops niger

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Picazuro PigeonPatagioenas picazuro
Spot-winged PigeonPatagioenas maculosa
Eared DoveZenaida auriculata
Ruddy Ground-DoveColumbina talpacoti
Picui Ground-DoveColumbina picui
White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Ash-colored CuckooCoccycua cinerea
Squirrel CuckooPiaya cayana
Dark-billed CuckooCoccyzus melacoryphus
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Guira CuckooGuira guira
Striped CuckooTapera naevia
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Tropical Screech-OwlMegascops choliba
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Ferruginous Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium brasilianum
Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Striped OwlPseudoscops clamator

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Nacunda NighthawkChordeiles nacunda
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Band-winged NightjarSystellura longirostris
Sickle-winged NightjarEleothreptus anomalusNear-threatened
Little NightjarSetopagis parvulus
Scissor-tailed NightjarHydropsalis torquata

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Blue-tufted StarthroatHeliomaster furcifer
Glittering-bellied EmeraldChlorostilbon lucidus
White-throated HummingbirdLeucochloris albicollis
Gilded HummingbirdHylocharis chrysura

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquata
Amazon KingfisherChloroceryle amazona
Green KingfisherChloroceryle americana

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

White-barred PiculetPicumnus cirratus
Checkered WoodpeckerVeniliornis mixtus
Green-barred WoodpeckerColaptes melanochloros
Campo FlickerColaptes campestris

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Southern CaracaraCaracara plancus
Chimango CaracaraMilvago chimango
Spot-winged FalconetSpiziapteryx circumcincta
American KestrelFalco sparverius
Aplomado FalconFalco femoralis
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Nanday ParakeetNandayus nendayIntroduced species
Burrowing ParakeetCyanoliseus patagonus
Maroon-bellied ParakeetPyrrhura frontalis
Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachus
Blue-crowned ParakeetAratinga acuticaudata
Mitred ParakeetAratinga mitrata
White-eyed ParakeetAratinga leucophthalma
Yellow-chevroned ParakeetBrotogeris chiriri
Scaly-headed ParrotPionus maximiliani
Turquoise-fronted ParrotAmazona aestiva

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae

Rufous-capped AntshrikeThamnophilus ruficapillus
Variable AntshrikeThamnophilus caerulescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

Common MinerGeositta cunicularia
Narrow-billed WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes angustirostris
Chaco EarthcreeperTarphonomus certhioides
Rufous HorneroFurnarius rufus
Wren-like RushbirdPhleocryptes melanops
Curve-billed ReedhaunterLimnornis curvirostris
Scale-throated EarthcreeperUpucerthia dumetaria
Buff-winged CinclodesCinclodes fuscus
Buff-browed Foliage-gleanerSyndactyla rufosuperciliata
Tufted Tit-SpinetailLeptasthenura platensis
Little ThornbirdPhacellodomus sibilatrix
Freckle-breasted ThornbirdPhacellodomus striaticollis
Firewood-gathererAnumbius annumbi
Lark-like BrushrunnerCoryphistera alaudina
Short-billed CanasteroAsthenes baeri
Hudson's CanasteroAsthenes hudsoniNear-threatened
Sharp-billed CanasteroAsthenes pyrrholeuca
Straight-billed ReedhaunterLimnoctites rectirostrisNear-threatened
Sulphur-throated SpinetailCranioleuca sulphurifera
Stripe-crowned SpinetailCranioleuca pyrrhophia
Bay-capped Wren-SpinetailSpartonoica maluroidesNear-threatened
Chotoy SpinetailSchoeniophylax phryganophilus
Yellow-chinned SpinetailCerthiaxis cinnamomeus
Sooty-fronted SpinetailSynallaxis frontalis
Pale-breasted SpinetailSynallaxis albescens
Spix's SpinetailSynallaxis spixi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Southern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma obsoletum
Suiriri FlycatcherSuiriri suiriri
Bearded TachuriPolystictus pectoralisNear-threatened
Crested DoraditoPseudocolopteryx sclateri
Warbling DoraditoPseudocolopteryx flaviventris
Large ElaeniaElaenia spectabilis
White-crested ElaeniaElaenia albiceps
Small-billed ElaeniaElaenia parvirostris
Sooty TyrannuletSerpophaga nigricans
White-crested TyrannuletSerpophaga subcristata
White-bellied TyrannuletSerpophaga munda
Straneck's TyrannuletSerpophaga griseicapilla
Mottle-cheeked TyrannuletPhylloscartes ventralis
Many-colored Rush TyrantTachuris rubrigastra
Bran-colored FlycatcherMyiophobus fasciatus
Euler's FlycatcherLathrotriccus euleri
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Austral NegritoLessonia rufa
Blue-billed Black-TyrantKnipolegus cyanirostris
White-winged Black-TyrantKnipolegus aterrimus
Spectacled TyrantHymenops perspicillatus
Yellow-browed TyrantSatrapa icterophrys
Dark-faced Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola maclovianus
Gray-bellied Shrike-TyrantAgriornis micropterus
Lesser Shrike-TyrantAgriornis murinus
Gray MonjitaXolmis cinereus
Black-crowned MonjitaXolmis coronatus
White MonjitaXolmis irupero
Rusty-backed MonjitaXolmis rubetraEndemic (country/region)
Black-and-white MonjitaXolmis dominicanusVulnerable
Chocolate-vented TyrantNeoxolmis rufiventris
Black-backed Water-TyrantFluvicola albiventer
Strange-tailed TyrantAlectrurus risoraExtirpated Vulnerable
Cattle TyrantMachetornis rixosa
Swainson's FlycatcherMyiarchus swainsoni
Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratus
Streaked FlycatcherMyiodynastes maculatus
Variegated FlycatcherEmpidonomus varius
Crowned Slaty FlycatcherEmpidonomus aurantioatrocristatus
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cotingidae

White-tipped PlantcutterPhytotoma rutila

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tityridae

White-naped XenopsarisXenopsaris albinucha
White-winged BecardPachyramphus polychopterus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Rufous-browed PeppershrikeCyclarhis gujanensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Plush-crested JayCyanocorax chrysopsIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Blue-and-white SwallowPygochelidon cyanoleuca
Tawny-headed SwallowAlopochelidon fucata
Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollis
Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybea
Southern MartinProgne elegans
Brown-chested MartinProgne tapera
White-rumped SwallowTachycineta leucorrhoa
Chilean SwallowTachycineta meyeni
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Masked GnatcatcherPolioptila dumicola

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Austral ThrushTurdus falcklandii
Rufous-bellied ThrushTurdus rufiventris
Creamy-bellied ThrushTurdus amaurochalinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Patagonian MockingbirdMimus patagonicus
Chalk-browed MockingbirdMimus saturninus
White-banded MockingbirdMimus triurus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Crested MynaAcridotheres cristatellusIntroduced species
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Yellowish PipitAnthus lutescens
Short-billed PipitAnthus furcatus
Pampas PipitAnthus chacoensis
Correndera PipitAnthus correndera
Hellmayr's PipitAnthus hellmayri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Masked YellowthroatGeothlypis aequinoctialis
Tropical ParulaSetophaga pitiayumi
Golden-crowned WarblerBasileuterus culicivorus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Red-crested CardinalParoaria coronata
Yellow-billed CardinalParoaria capitata
White-lined TanagerTachyphonus rufus
Diademed TanagerStephanophorus diadematus
Fawn-breasted TanagerPipraeidea melanonota
Blue-and-yellow TanagerPipraeidea bonariensis
Sayaca TanagerThraupis sayaca
Common Diuca-FinchDiuca diuca
Long-tailed Reed FinchDonacospiza albifrons
Cinnamon Warbling-FinchPoospiza ornataEndemic (country/region)
Black-and-rufous Warbling-FinchPoospiza nigrorufa
Gray-throated Warbling-FinchPoospiza cabanisi
Black-capped Warbling-FinchPoospiza melanoleuca
Saffron FinchSicalis flaveola
Grassland Yellow-FinchSicalis luteola
Great Pampa-FinchEmbernagra platensis
Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarina
Rusty-collared SeedeaterSporophila collaris
Double-collared SeedeaterSporophila caerulescens
Tawny-bellied SeedeaterSporophila hypoxantha
Dark-throated SeedeaterSporophila ruficollisNear-threatened
Red-crested FinchCoryphospingus cucullatus
Yellow CardinalGubernatrix cristataEndangered
Grayish SaltatorSaltator coerulescens
Green-winged SaltatorSaltator similis
Golden-billed SaltatorSaltator aurantiirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Grassland SparrowAmmodramus humeralis
Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Hepatic TanagerPiranga flava
Glaucous-blue GrosbeakCyanoloxia glaucocaerulea
Ultramarine GrosbeakCyanocompsa brissonii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

White-browed BlackbirdSturnella superciliaris
Pampas MeadowlarkSturnella defilippiiVulnerable
Long-tailed MeadowlarkSturnella loyca
Chopi BlackbirdGnorimopsar chopi
Scarlet-headed BlackbirdAmblyramphus holosericeus
Unicolored BlackbirdAgelasticus cyanopus
Yellow-winged BlackbirdAgelasticus thilius
Chestnut-capped BlackbirdChrysomus ruficapillus
Saffron-cowled BlackbirdXanthopsar flavusVulnerable
Brown-and-yellow MarshbirdPseudoleistes virescens
Bay-winged CowbirdAgelaioides badius
Screaming CowbirdMolothrus rufoaxillaris
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
Epaulet OrioleIcterus cayanensis
Variable OrioleIcterus pyrrhopterus
Orange-backed TroupialIcterus croconotus
Solitary Black CaciqueCacicus solitarius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

European GreenfinchChloris chlorisIntroduced species
Hooded SiskinSpinus magellanicus
Black-chinned SiskinSpinus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

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