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Tobago

This checklist includes all bird species found in Tobago , 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: Tobago
Number of species: 273
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2011-08-18

 
TINAMIFORMES: Tinamidae

Little TinamouCrypturellus soui

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Cracidae

Rufous-vented ChachalacaOrtalis ruficauda

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare/Accidental
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravisRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Maguari StorkCiconia maguariRare/Accidental
JabiruJabiru mycteriaRare/Accidental
Wood StorkMycteria americanaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Northern GannetMorus bassanusRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhinga

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
Rufescent Tiger-HeronTigrisoma lineatumRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Cocoi HeronArdea cocoiRare/Accidental
Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularisRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Agami HeronAgamia agamiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Scarlet IbisEudocimus ruberRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajajaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratusRare/Accidental
Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Hook-billed KiteChondrohierax uncinatusRare/Accidental
Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatusRare/Accidental
Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common Black HawkButeogallus anthracinusRare/Accidental
Great Black HawkButeogallus urubitinga
White HawkPseudastur albicollis
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
Gray-lined HawkButeo nitidusRare/Accidental
Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurusRare/Accidental
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoniRare/Accidental
Zone-tailed HawkButeo albonotatusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

SoraPorzana carolina
Yellow-breasted CrakePorzana flaviventerRare/Accidental
Spotted RailPardirallus maculatusRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americanaRare/Accidental
Caribbean CootFulica caribaeaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusRare/Accidental
American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis
Collared PloverCharadrius collaris
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsoniaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Wattled JacanaJacana jacana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaRare/Accidental
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
Eskimo CurlewNumenius borealisExtirpated Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanusRare/Accidental
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
SanderlingCalidris alba
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
South American SnipeGallinago paraguaiae
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
White TernGygis albaRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarumRare/Accidental
Large-billed TernPhaetusa simplexRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental
Black SkimmerRynchops nigerRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Pale-vented PigeonPatagioenas cayennensis
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosaRare/Accidental
Ruddy Ground-DoveColumbina talpacoti
White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi
Gray-fronted DoveLeptotila rufaxilla
Lined Quail-DoveZentrygon linearisRare/Accidental
Eared DoveZenaida auriculata

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Tropical Screech-OwlMegascops choliba
Striped OwlPseudoscops clamator

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Nacunda NighthawkChordeiles nacundaRare/Accidental
Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennisRare/Accidental
White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Nyctibiidae

Common PotooNyctibius griseus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Steatornithidae

OilbirdSteatornis caripensisRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Short-tailed SwiftChaetura brachyura
Gray-rumped SwiftChaetura cinereiventris
Fork-tailed Palm-SwiftTachornis squamataRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivora
Rufous-breasted HermitGlaucis hirsutus
Brown VioletearColibri delphinaeRare/Accidental
Ruby-topaz HummingbirdChrysolampis mosquitus
Black-throated MangoAnthracothorax nigricollis
Blue-chinned SapphireChlorestes notataRare/Accidental
White-tailed SabrewingCampylopterus ensipennisNear-threatened
Copper-rumped HummingbirdAmazilia tobaci

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Collared TrogonTrogon collaris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Momotidae

Trinidad MotmotMomotus bahamensisEndemic (country/region)

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquataRare/Accidental
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonRare/Accidental
Green KingfisherChloroceryle americana

 
GALBULIFORMES: Galbulidae

Rufous-tailed JacamarGalbula ruficauda

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Red-crowned WoodpeckerMelanerpes rubricapillus
Red-rumped WoodpeckerVeniliornis kirkii
Golden-olive WoodpeckerColaptes rubiginosus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriwayRare/Accidental
Yellow-headed CaracaraMilvago chimachima
American KestrelFalco sparveriusRare/Accidental
MerlinFalco columbarius
Aplomado FalconFalco femoralisRare/Accidental
Bat FalconFalco rufigularisRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Orange-winged ParrotAmazona amazonica
Green-rumped ParrotletForpus passerinusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae

Barred AntshrikeThamnophilus doliatus
Plain AntvireoDysithamnus mentalis
White-fringed AntwrenFormicivora grisea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

Gray-throated LeaftosserSclerurus albigularisNear-threatened
Olivaceous WoodcreeperSittasomus griseicapillus
Plain-brown WoodcreeperDendrocincla fuliginosa
Cocoa WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus susurrans
Streaked XenopsXenops rutilans
Yellow-chinned SpinetailCerthiaxis cinnamomeus
Stripe-breasted SpinetailSynallaxis cinnamomea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Yellow-bellied ElaeniaElaenia flavogaster
Small-billed ElaeniaElaenia parvirostrisRare/Accidental
Ochre-bellied FlycatcherMionectes oleagineus
Yellow-breasted FlycatcherTolmomyias flaviventris
White-throated SpadebillPlatyrinchus mystaceus
Fuscous FlycatcherCnemotriccus fuscatus
Venezuelan FlycatcherMyiarchus venezuelensis
Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus
Streaked FlycatcherMyiodynastes maculatus
Piratic FlycatcherLegatus leucophaiusRare/Accidental
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pipridae

Blue-backed ManakinChiroxiphia pareola

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tityridae

White-winged BecardPachyramphus polychopterus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

White-eyed VireoVireo griseusRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquusRare/Accidental
Scrub GreenletHylophilus flavipes
Golden-fronted GreenletHylophilus aurantiifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollisRare/Accidental
Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensis
Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybeaRare/Accidental
White-winged SwallowTachycineta albiventerRare/Accidental
Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Rufous-breasted WrenPheugopedius rutilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Yellow-legged ThrushTurdus flavipes
Spectacled ThrushTurdus nudigenis
White-necked ThrushTurdus albicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaRare/Accidental
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americanaRare/Accidental
Tropical ParulaSetophaga pitiayumiRare/Accidental
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

White-lined TanagerTachyphonus rufus
Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopus
Palm TanagerThraupis palmarum
Purple HoneycreeperCyanerpes caeruleusRare/Accidental
Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneus
Saffron FinchSicalis flaveolaExtirpated
Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarina
Lesson's SeedeaterSporophila bouvronidesRare/Accidental
Ruddy-breasted SeedeaterSporophila minutaExtirpated
Chestnut-bellied Seed-FinchSporophila angolensisExtirpated
Wing-barred SeedeaterSporophila americanaExtirpated
Yellow-bellied SeedeaterSporophila nigricollisRare/Accidental
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitTiaris bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
DickcisselSpiza americanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted BlackbirdSturnella militaris
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubrisIntroduced species
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
Giant CowbirdMolothrus oryzivorus
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental
Crested OropendolaPsarocolius decumanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Violaceous EuphoniaEuphonia violacea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildRare/Accidental

 

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