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Distrito Federal

This checklist includes all bird species found in Distrito Federal , 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 2014). 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: Distrito Federal
Number of species: 388
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of extinct species: 1
Number of introduced species: 4

 
TINAMIFORMES: Tinamidae

Thicket TinamouCrypturellus cinnamomeus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Wood DuckAix sponsa
GadwallAnas strepera
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonAnas americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanoptera
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Long-tailed Wood-PartridgeDendrortyx macrouraEndemic (country/region)
Montezuma QuailCyrtonyx montezumae

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Common LoonGavia immerRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's GrebeAechmophorus clarkii

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White-faced IbisPlegadis chihi

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratus
Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus
Hook-billed KiteChondrohierax uncinatus
Black-and-white Hawk-EagleSpizaetus melanoleucus
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctus
White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatusRare/Accidental
Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
Gray HawkButeo plagiatus
Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurus
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
Zone-tailed HawkButeo albonotatus
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Ferruginous HawkButeo regalis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

King RailRallus elegans
Virginia RailRallus limicola
SoraPorzana carolina
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
American AvocetRecurvirostra americana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusNear-threatened
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Northern JacanaJacana spinosa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Royal TernThalasseus maximusRare/Accidental
Black SkimmerRynchops niger

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciata
Inca DoveColumbina inca
Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
Maroon-chested Ground-DoveClaravis mondetoura
White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi
Gray-headed DoveLeptotila plumbeiceps
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Lesser RoadrunnerGeococcyx velox
Greater RoadrunnerGeococcyx californianus
Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Flammulated OwlPsiloscops flammeolus
Western Screech-OwlMegascops kennicottii
Whiskered Screech-OwlMegascops trichopsis
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Northern Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium gnoma
Ferruginous Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium brasilianum
Elf OwlMicrathene whitneyi
Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennis
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Buff-collared NightjarAntrostomus ridgwayi
Mexican Whip-poor-willAntrostomus arizonae

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides niger
White-fronted SwiftCypseloides storeriEndemic (country/region) Data deficient
Chestnut-collared SwiftStreptoprocne rutila
White-naped SwiftStreptoprocne semicollarisEndemic (country/region)
Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxi
White-throated SwiftAeronautes saxatalis

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Green VioletearColibri thalassinus
Magnificent HummingbirdEugenes fulgens
Plain-capped StarthroatHeliomaster constantii
Amethyst-throated HummingbirdLampornis amethystinus
Blue-throated HummingbirdLampornis clemenciae
Sparkling-tailed HummingbirdTilmatura dupontii
Lucifer HummingbirdCalothorax lucifer
Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
Bumblebee HummingbirdAtthis heloisaEndemic (country/region)
Broad-tailed HummingbirdSelasphorus platycercus
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Allen's HummingbirdSelasphorus sasin
Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
Broad-billed HummingbirdCynanthus latirostris
Berylline HummingbirdAmazilia beryllina
Violet-crowned HummingbirdAmazilia violiceps
White-eared HummingbirdHylocharis leucotis

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Eared QuetzalEuptilotis neoxenusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Elegant TrogonTrogon elegans
Mountain TrogonTrogon mexicanus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Green KingfisherChloroceryle americana

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorus
Williamson's SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideus
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Ladder-backed WoodpeckerPicoides scalaris
Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
Strickland's WoodpeckerPicoides stricklandiEndemic (country/region)
Northern FlickerColaptes auratus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriway
American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachusIntroduced species
White-crowned ParrotPionus senilis
Red-lored ParrotAmazona autumnalis
Yellow-headed ParrotAmazona oratrixEndangered
White-fronted ParrotAmazona albifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Grallariidae

Scaled AntpittaGrallaria guatimalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

White-striped WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes leucogasterEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Northern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma imberbe
Greenish ElaeniaMyiopagis viridicata
Tufted FlycatcherMitrephanes phaeocercus
Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperiNear-threatened
Greater PeweeContopus pertinax
Western Wood-PeweeContopus sordidulus
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
White-throated FlycatcherEmpidonax albigularis
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Hammond's FlycatcherEmpidonax hammondii
Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightii
Dusky FlycatcherEmpidonax oberholseri
Pine FlycatcherEmpidonax affinis
Cordilleran FlycatcherEmpidonax occidentalis
Buff-breasted FlycatcherEmpidonax fulvifrons
Black PhoebeSayornis nigricans
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculifer
Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus
Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratus
Social FlycatcherMyiozetetes similis
Sulphur-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes luteiventris
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Cassin's KingbirdTyrannus vociferans
Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tityridae

Masked TityraTityra semifasciata
Rose-throated BecardPachyramphus aglaiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

White-eyed VireoVireo griseusRare/Accidental
Bell's VireoVireo belliiNear-threatened
Plumbeous VireoVireo plumbeus
Cassin's VireoVireo cassinii
Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
Hutton's VireoVireo huttoni
Golden VireoVireo hypochryseusEndemic (country/region)
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
Yellow-green VireoVireo flavoviridis
Chestnut-sided Shrike-VireoVireolanius melitophrys

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Black-throated Magpie-JayCalocitta collieiEndemic (country/region)
Green JayCyanocorax yncas
Steller's JayCyanocitta stelleri
Western Scrub-JayAphelocoma californica
Transvolcanic JayAphelocoma ultramarinaEndemic (country/region)
Chihuahuan RavenCorvus cryptoleucus
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
Purple MartinProgne subis
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
Violet-green SwallowTachycineta thalassina
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Mexican ChickadeePoecile sclateri
Bridled TitmouseBaeolophus wollweberi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

BushtitPsaltriparus minimus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Pygmy NuthatchSitta pygmaea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Brown CreeperCerthia americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Rock WrenSalpinctes obsoletus
Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanus
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Gray-barred WrenCampylorhynchus megalopterusEndemic (country/region)
Cactus WrenCampylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Gray-breasted Wood-WrenHenicorhina leucophrys

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

American DipperCinclus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
Western BluebirdSialia mexicana
Brown-backed SolitaireMyadestes occidentalis
Orange-billed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus aurantiirostris
Russet Nightingale-ThrushCatharus occidentalisEndemic (country/region)
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-ThrushCatharus frantzii
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
White-throated ThrushTurdus assimilis
Rufous-backed RobinTurdus rufopalliatusEndemic (country/region)
American RobinTurdus migratorius
Aztec ThrushRidgwayia pinicolaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Blue MockingbirdMelanotis caerulescensEndemic (country/region)
Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Curve-billed ThrasherToxostoma curvirostre
Ocellated ThrasherToxostoma ocellatumEndemic (country/region)
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

American PipitAnthus rubescens
Sprague's PipitAnthus spragueiiVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ptiliogonatidae

Gray Silky-flycatcherPtiliogonys cinereus
PhainopeplaPhainopepla nitens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Peucedramidae

Olive WarblerPeucedramus taeniatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Crescent-chested WarblerOreothlypis superciliosa
Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
Colima WarblerOreothlypis crissalis
Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
Virginia's WarblerOreothlypis virginiae
MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmiei
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Black-polled YellowthroatGeothlypis speciosaRare/Accidental Endangered
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded YellowthroatGeothlypis nelsoniEndemic (country/region)
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Northern ParulaSetophaga americanaRare/Accidental
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fuscaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Grace's WarblerSetophaga graciae
Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescens
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
Hermit WarblerSetophaga occidentalis
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental
Rufous-capped WarblerBasileuterus rufifrons
Golden-browed WarblerBasileuterus belli
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensisRare/Accidental
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Red-faced WarblerCardellina rubrifrons
Red WarblerCardellina rubraEndemic (country/region)
Painted RedstartMyioborus pictus
Slate-throated RedstartMyioborus miniatus
Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Cinnamon-bellied FlowerpiercerDiglossa baritula
Slaty FinchHaplospiza rustica
Grassland Yellow-FinchSicalis luteola
White-collared SeedeaterSporophila torqueola
Rosy Thrush-TanagerRhodinocichla rosea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Green-striped Brush-FinchArremon virenticepsEndemic (country/region)
Rufous-capped Brush-FinchAtlapetes pileatusEndemic (country/region)
Green-tailed TowheePipilo chlorurus
Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus
Rusty SparrowAimophila rufescens
Rufous-crowned SparrowAimophila ruficeps
Rusty-crowned Ground-SparrowMelozone kieneriEndemic (country/region)
Canyon TowheeMelozone fusca
Botteri's SparrowPeucaea botterii
Striped SparrowOriturus superciliosusEndemic (country/region)
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
Black-chinned SparrowSpizella atrogularis
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
Sierra Madre SparrowXenospiza baileyiEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrysRare/Accidental
Yellow-eyed JuncoJunco phaeonotus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Hepatic TanagerPiranga flava
Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
Flame-colored TanagerPiranga bidentata
Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
Lazuli BuntingPasserina amoena
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Varied BuntingPasserina versicolor
Painted BuntingPasserina cirisNear-threatened
DickcisselSpiza americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus
Slender-billed GrackleQuiscalus palustrisEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
Black-vented OrioleIcterus wagleri
Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatus
Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
Altamira OrioleIcterus gularis
Audubon's OrioleIcterus graduacauda
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
Black-backed OrioleIcterus abeilleiEndemic (country/region)
Scott's OrioleIcterus parisorum
Yellow-billed CaciqueAmblycercus holosericeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Elegant EuphoniaEuphonia elegantissima
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
Cassin's FinchHaemorhous cassiniiNear-threatened
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
Black-headed SiskinSpinus notatus
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria
Hooded GrosbeakCoccothraustes abeillei
Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

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