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Dominica

This checklist includes all bird species found in Dominica , 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 .

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Country or region: Dominica
Number of species: 193
Number of endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2005-05-01
See also: http://www.natureisland.com/bird+bot.html

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalisRare/Accidental
West Indian Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arboreaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealAnas discorsRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicusRare/Accidental
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitataExtirpated
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravisRare/Accidental
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieriRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Wood StorkMycteria americana

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorRare/Accidental
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violaceaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White IbisEudocimus albusRare/Accidental
Scarlet IbisEudocimus ruberRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

SoraPorzana carolinaRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeataRare/Accidental
American CootFulica americanaRare/Accidental
Caribbean CootFulica caribaeaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
WilletTringa semipalmataRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauriRare/Accidental
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Sabine's GullXema sabini
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Least TernSternula antillarumRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosa
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoRare/Accidental
African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogriseaIntroduced species
Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
Ruddy Quail-DoveGeotrygon montana
Bridled Quail-DoveGeotrygon mystaceaRare/Accidental
White-winged DoveZenaida asiaticaRare/Accidental
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmusRare/Accidental
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachiiRare/Accidental
White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensis

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides niger
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Lesser Antillean SwiftChaetura martinica

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Purple-throated CaribEulampis jugularis
Green-throated CaribEulampis holosericeus
Blue-headed HummingbirdCyanophaia bicolorEndemic (country/region)
Antillean Crested HummingbirdOrthorhyncus cristatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquata
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonRare/Accidental

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus variusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Red-necked ParrotAmazona arausiacaEndemic Vulnerable
Imperial ParrotAmazona imperialisEndemic Endangered
Brown-throated ParakeetEupsittula pertinaxIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Lesser Antillean PeweeContopus latirostris
Lesser Antillean FlycatcherMyiarchus oberi
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensis
Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedon

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Rufous-throated SolitaireMyadestes genibarbis
Spectacled ThrushTurdus nudigenisRare/Accidental
Red-legged ThrushTurdus plumbeus
Forest ThrushTurdus lherminieriEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Scaly-breasted ThrasherAllenia fusca
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Brown TremblerCinclocerthia ruficauda
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensisRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichasRare/Accidental
Plumbeous WarblerSetophaga plumbeaEndemic (country/region)
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticillaRare/Accidental
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americanaRare/Accidental
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fuscaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarumRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitTiaris bicolor
Lesser Antillean BullfinchLoxigilla noctis
Lesser Antillean SaltatorSaltator albicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyaneaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubris
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
Venezuelan TroupialIcterus icterusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Antillean EuphoniaEuphonia musicaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species

 

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