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Abacos Islands

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Abacos Islands , 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 Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Abacos Islands [map]

Number of species: 290
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 8
Date last reviewed: 2018-01-28
Last modified: 2020-01-05
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Black-bellied Whistling DuckDendrocygna autumnalisRare/Accidental
West Indian Whistling DuckDendrocygna arboreaNear-threatened
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRare/Accidental
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Snow GooseAnser caerulescensRare/Accidental
Ross's GooseAnser rossiiRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fuscaRare/Accidental
BuffleheadBucephala albeolaRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
RedheadAythya americanaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas crecca
Muscovy DuckCairina moschata
Wood DuckAix sponsaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianusIntroduced species Near-threatened

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruberRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaNear-threatened
Key West Quail DoveGeotrygon chrysia
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minorRare/Accidental
Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachii
Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensisNear-threatened

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Cuban EmeraldChlorostilbon ricordii
Bahama WoodstarCalliphlox evelynae
Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubrisRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Black RailLaterallus jamaicensisRare/Accidental
Clapper RailRallus longirostris
Virginia RailRallus limicolaRare/Accidental
SoraPorzana carolina
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana
Caribbean CootFulica caribaeaRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Aramidae

LimpkinAramus guarauna

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Madeiran Storm-petrelHydrobates castroRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhous

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitataRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealisRare/Accidental
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchosRare/Accidental
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night HeronNyctanassa violacea
Green HeronButorides virescens
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensNear-threatened
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajajaRare/Accidental
White IbisEudocimus albusRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanusRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhingaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Piping PloverCharadrius melodusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolorRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black SkimmerRynchops nigerRare/Accidental
Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarum
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatusRare/Accidental
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusRare/Accidental
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatusRare/Accidental
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalusRare/Accidental
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoniRare/Accidental
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaRare/Accidental
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicusRare/Accidental

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
West Indian WoodpeckerMelanerpes superciliaris
Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Cuban ParrotAmazona leucocephalaNear-threatened
Blue-and-yellow MacawAra araraunaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalisRare/Accidental
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Loggerhead KingbirdTyrannus caudifasciatus
Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatusRare/Accidental
La Sagra's FlycatcherMyiarchus sagrae
Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitusRare/Accidental
Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulusRare/Accidental
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebeRare/Accidental
Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescensRare/Accidental
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimusRare/Accidental
Eastern Wood PeweeContopus virensRare/Accidental
Cuban PeweeContopus caribaeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

White-eyed VireoVireo griseusRare/Accidental
Thick-billed VireoVireo crassirostris
Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Blue-headed VireoVireo solitariusRare/Accidental
Warbling VireoVireo gilvusRare/Accidental
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicusRare/Accidental
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceusRare/Accidental
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Fish CrowCorvus ossifragusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

American PipitAnthus rubescensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Chipping SparrowSpizella passerinaRare/Accidental
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallidaRare/Accidental
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacusRare/Accidental
Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarumRare/Accidental
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrysRare/Accidental
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensisRare/Accidental
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolniiRare/Accidental
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgianaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phaenicophilidae

Western SpindalisSpindalis zena

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsoniiRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celataRare/Accidental
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapillaRare/Accidental
Virginia's WarblerLeiothlypis virginiaeRare/Accidental
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilisRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Bahama YellowthroatGeothlypis rostrataEndemic (country/region)
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandiiRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fuscaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Olive-capped WarblerSetophaga pityophila
Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
Bahama WarblerSetophaga flavescensEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensisRare/Accidental
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusillaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virensRare/Accidental
Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalusRare/Accidental
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental
Orchard OrioleIcterus spuriusRare/Accidental
Bahama OrioleIcterus northropiExtirpated Critically endangered
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisRare/Accidental
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus aterRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
DickcisselSpiza americanaRare/Accidental
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caeruleaRare/Accidental
Painted BuntingPasserina cirisRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Greater Antillean BullfinchMelopyrrha violacea
Black-faced GrassquitMelanospiza bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
Bahama SwallowTachycineta cyaneoviridisEndangered
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendulaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedonRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Bahama MockingbirdMimus gundlachii
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eastern BluebirdSialia sialisRare/Accidental
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatusRare/Accidental
VeeryCatharus fuscescensRare/Accidental
Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimusRare/Accidental
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatusRare/Accidental
American RobinTurdus migratoriusRare/Accidental
Red-legged ThrushTurdus plumbeus

 

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