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Cahuita National Park

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Cahuita National Park , 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: Cahuita National Park [map]

Other names: Parque Nacional Cahuita

Number of species: 389
Number of introduced species: 1
Last modified: 2021-03-12
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TINAMIFORMES: Tinamidae

Great TinamouTinamus major
Little TinamouCrypturellus soui

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Black-bellied Whistling DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
Common TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Muscovy DuckCairina moschata

 
GALLIFORMES: Cracidae

Crested GuanPenelope purpurascens
Gray-headed ChachalacaOrtalis cinereiceps
Great CurassowCrax rubra

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Black-eared Wood QuailOdontophorus melanotis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Scaled PigeonPatagioenas speciosa
Pale-vented PigeonPatagioenas cayennensis
Red-billed PigeonPatagioenas flavirostris
Short-billed PigeonPatagioenas nigrirostris
White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi
Gray-chested DoveLeptotila cassinii
Ruddy Quail DoveGeotrygon montana
Olive-backed Quail DoveGeotrygon veraguensis
Ruddy Ground DoveColumbina talpacoti
Blue Ground DoveClaravis pretiosa

 
EURYPYGIFORMES: Eurypygidae

SunbitternEurypyga helias

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Nyctibiidae

Great PotooNyctibius grandis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennis
Short-tailed NighthawkLurocalis semitorquatus
Common PauraqueNyctidromus albicollis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides niger
Chestnut-collared SwiftStreptoprocne rutila
White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonaris
Gray-rumped SwiftChaetura cinereiventris
Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxi
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Lesser Swallow-tailed SwiftPanyptila cayennensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivora
Bronzy HermitGlaucis aeneus
Band-tailed BarbthroatThrenetes ruckeri
Stripe-throated HermitPhaethornis striigularis
Green HermitPhaethornis guy
Long-billed HermitPhaethornis longirostris
Purple-crowned FairyHeliothryx barroti
Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostii
Green ThorntailDiscosura conversii
Violet-headed HummingbirdKlais guimeti
Scaly-breasted HummingbirdPhaeochroa cuvierii
Bronze-tailed PlumeleteerChalybura urochrysia
Crowned WoodnymphThalurania colombica
Rufous-tailed HummingbirdAmazilia tzacatl
Blue-chested HummingbirdAmazilia amabilis
Blue-throated GoldentailHylocharis eliciae

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris
Striped CuckooTapera naevia
Squirrel CuckooPiaya cayana
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

White-throated CrakeLaterallus albigularis
Gray-necked Wood RailAramides cajaneus
Uniform CrakeAmaurolimnas concolor
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
American CootFulica americana

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

SungrebeHeliornis fulica

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Wood StorkMycteria americana

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Rufescent Tiger HeronTigrisoma lineatum
Bare-throated Tiger HeronTigrisoma mexicanum
Agami HeronAgamia agami
Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochlearius
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
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Snowy EgretEgretta thula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
Green IbisMesembrinibis cayennensis
White IbisEudocimus albus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhinga

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Collared PloverCharadrius collaris
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Northern JacanaJacana spinosa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
SurfbirdCalidris virgata
SanderlingCalidris alba
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Black TernChlidonias niger
Common TernSterna hirundo
Elegant TernThalasseus elegans
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Black VultureCoragyps atratus
King VultureSarcoramphus papa

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus
Pearl KiteGampsonyx swainsonii
Gray-headed KiteLeptodon cayanensis
Hook-billed KiteChondrohierax uncinatus
Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
Black Hawk EagleSpizaetus tyrannus
Double-toothed KiteHarpagus bidentatus
Bicolored HawkAccipiter bicolor
Tiny HawkAccipiter superciliosus
Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
Plumbeous KiteIctinia plumbea
Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostris
Common Black HawkButeogallus anthracinus
Great Black HawkButeogallus urubitinga
White HawkPseudastur albicollis
Semiplumbeous HawkLeucopternis semiplumbeus
Gray HawkButeo plagiatus
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurus
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
Zone-tailed HawkButeo albonotatus
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Central American Pygmy OwlGlaucidium griseiceps
Spectacled OwlPulsatrix perspicillata
Crested OwlLophostrix cristata
Mottled OwlCiccaba virgata
Black-and-white OwlCiccaba nigrolineata

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Lattice-tailed TrogonTrogon clathratus
Slaty-tailed TrogonTrogon massena
Gartered TrogonTrogon caligatus
Black-throated TrogonTrogon rufus

 
PICIFORMES: Bucconidae

White-necked PuffbirdNotharchus hyperrhynchus
Pied PuffbirdNotharchus tectus
White-whiskered PuffbirdMalacoptila panamensis
White-fronted NunbirdMonasa morphoeus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Lineated WoodpeckerDryocopus lineatus
Cinnamon WoodpeckerCeleus loricatus
Chestnut-colored WoodpeckerCeleus castaneus
Rufous-winged WoodpeckerPiculus simplex
Pale-billed WoodpeckerCampephilus guatemalensis
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Black-cheeked WoodpeckerMelanerpes pucherani

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Black-mandibled ToucanRamphastos ambiguus
Keel-billed ToucanRamphastos sulfuratus
Collared AracariPteroglossus torquatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Momotidae

Rufous MotmotBaryphthengus martii
Broad-billed MotmotElectron platyrhynchum

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquata
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Amazon KingfisherChloroceryle amazona
American Pygmy KingfisherChloroceryle aenea
Green KingfisherChloroceryle americana
Green-and-rufous KingfisherChloroceryle inda

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Laughing FalconHerpetotheres cachinnans
Barred Forest FalconMicrastur ruficollis
Slaty-backed Forest FalconMicrastur mirandollei
Collared Forest FalconMicrastur semitorquatus
Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriway
Yellow-headed CaracaraMilvago chimachima
MerlinFalco columbarius
Bat FalconFalco rufigularis
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Orange-chinned ParakeetBrotogeris jugularis
Brown-hooded ParrotPyrilia haematotis
Blue-headed ParrotPionus menstruus
White-crowned ParrotPionus senilis
Red-lored ParrotAmazona autumnalis
Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosa
Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nana
Great Green MacawAra ambiguus
Crimson-fronted ParakeetPsittacara finschi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pipridae

Bearded ManakinManacus manacus
Red-capped ManakinCeratopipra mentalis
Blue-crowned ManakinLepidothrix coronata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cotingidae

Purple-throated FruitcrowQuerula purpurata
Lovely CotingaCotinga amabilis
Rufous PihaLipaugus unirufus
Snowy CotingaCarpodectes nitidus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Onychorhynchidae

Ruddy-tailed FlycatcherTerenotriccus erythrurus
Sulphur-rumped FlycatcherMyiobius barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tityridae

Black-crowned TityraTityra inquisitor
Masked TityraTityra semifasciata
Cinnamon BecardPachyramphus cinnamomeus
White-winged BecardPachyramphus polychopterus
Northern SchiffornisSchiffornis veraepacis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platyrinchidae

Golden-crowned SpadebillPlatyrinchus coronatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pipromorphidae

Olive-striped FlycatcherMionectes olivaceus
Ochre-bellied FlycatcherMionectes oleagineus
Eye-ringed FlatbillRhynchocyclus brevirostris
Yellow-olive FlycatcherTolmomyias sulphurescens
Yellow-margined FlycatcherTolmomyias assimilis
Black-capped Pygmy TyrantMyiornis atricapillus
Northern BentbillOncostoma cinereigulare
Scale-crested Pygmy TyrantLophotriccus pileatus
Slaty-headed Tody FlycatcherPoecilotriccus sylvia
Common Tody FlycatcherTodirostrum cinereum
Black-headed Tody FlycatcherTodirostrum nigriceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Paltry TyrannuletZimmerius vilissimus
Brown-capped TyrannuletOrnithion brunneicapillus
Yellow-bellied ElaeniaElaenia flavogaster
Bright-rumped AttilaAttila spadiceus
Piratic FlycatcherLegatus leucophaius
Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratus
Boat-billed FlycatcherMegarynchus pitangua
Sulphur-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes luteiventris
Social FlycatcherMyiozetetes similis
Gray-capped FlycatcherMyiozetetes granadensis
White-ringed FlycatcherConopias albovittatus
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensisRare/Accidental
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana
Rufous MournerRhytipterna holerythra
Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculifer
Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
Long-tailed TyrantColonia colonus
Black PhoebeSayornis nigricans
Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimusRare/Accidental
Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
Western Wood PeweeContopus sordidulus
Eastern Wood PeweeContopus virens
Tropical PeweeContopus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae

Dot-winged AntwrenMicrorhopias quixensis
Checker-throated AntwrenEpinecrophylla fulviventris
White-flanked AntwrenMyrmotherula axillaris
Plain AntvireoDysithamnus mentalis
Spot-crowned AntvireoDysithamnus puncticeps
Fasciated AntshrikeCymbilaimus lineatus
Great AntshrikeTaraba major
Barred AntshrikeThamnophilus doliatus
Black-crowned AntshrikeThamnophilus atrinucha
Dusky AntbirdCercomacra tyrannina
Bicolored AntbirdGymnopithys bicolor
Spotted AntbirdHylophylax naevioides
Chestnut-backed AntbirdPoliocrania exsul
Bare-crowned AntbirdGymnocichla nudiceps
Russet AntshrikeThamnistes anabatinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Conopophagidae

Black-crowned AntpittaPittasoma michleri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Grallariidae

Streak-chested AntpittaHylopezus perspicillatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Formicariidae

Black-faced Ant-thrushFormicarius analis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dendrocolaptidae

Plain-brown WoodcreeperDendrocincla fuliginosa
Wedge-billed WoodcreeperGlyphorynchus spirurus
Northern Barred WoodcreeperDendrocolaptes sanctithomae
Cocoa WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus susurrans
Black-striped WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus lachrymosus
Spotted WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus erythropygius
Streak-headed WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes souleyetii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

Plain XenopsXenops minutus
Striped WoodhaunterAutomolus subulatus
Buff-throated Foliage-gleanerAutomolus ochrolaemus
Slaty SpinetailSynallaxis brachyura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Yellow-green VireoVireo flavoviridis
Lesser GreenletHylophilus decurtatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Brown JayCyanocorax morio
Black-chested JayCyanocorax affinis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia luteicapilla
Yellow-throated EuphoniaEuphonia hirundinacea
Olive-backed EuphoniaEuphonia gouldi
White-vented EuphoniaEuphonia minuta
Tawny-capped EuphoniaEuphonia anneae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Black-striped SparrowArremonops conirostris
Orange-billed SparrowArremon aurantiirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
Gray-crowned YellowthroatGeothlypis poliocephala
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
Buff-rumped WarblerMyiothlypis fulvicauda
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Red-breasted BlackbirdLeistes militaris
Yellow-billed CaciqueAmblycercus holosericeus
Chestnut-headed OropendolaPsarocolius wagleri
Montezuma OropendolaPsarocolius montezuma
Scarlet-rumped CaciqueCacicus uropygialis
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
Black-cowled OrioleIcterus prosthemelas
Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Giant CowbirdMolothrus oryzivorus
Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
Melodious BlackbirdDives divesRare/Accidental
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mitrospingidae

Dusky-faced TanagerMitrospingus cassinii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
DickcisselSpiza americana
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
Blue-black GrosbeakCyanoloxia cyanoides
Red-throated Ant TanagerHabia fuscicauda
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
Black-faced GrosbeakCaryothraustes poliogaster

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Green HoneycreeperChlorophanes spiza
Sulphur-rumped TanagerHeterospingus rubrifrons
Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarina
Tawny-crested TanagerTachyphonus delatrii
White-shouldered TanagerTachyphonus luctuosus
White-lined TanagerTachyphonus rufus
Crimson-collared TanagerRamphocelus sanguinolentus
Scarlet-rumped TanagerRamphocelus passerinii
Shining HoneycreeperCyanerpes lucidus
Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneus
Blue DacnisDacnis cayana
Thick-billed Seed FinchSporophila funerea
Nicaraguan Seed FinchSporophila nuttingi
Variable SeedeaterSporophila corvina
White-collared SeedeaterSporophila torqueola
Slate-colored SeedeaterSporophila schistacea
Buff-throated SaltatorSaltator maximus
Black-headed SaltatorSaltator atriceps
Grayish SaltatorSaltator coerulescens
Slate-colored GrosbeakSaltator grossus
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Yellow-faced GrassquitTiaris olivaceus
Bay-headed TanagerTangara gyrola
Plain TanagerTangara inornata
Blue-gray TanagerTangara episcopus
Palm TanagerTangara palmarum
Golden-hooded TanagerTangara larvata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia riparia
Mangrove SwallowTachycineta albilinea
Purple MartinProgne subis
Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybea
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollis
Blue-and-white SwallowPygochelidon cyanoleuca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Band-backed WrenCampylorhynchus zonatus
Black-throated WrenPheugopedius atrogularis
Stripe-breasted WrenCantorchilus thoracicus
Bay WrenCantorchilus nigricapillus
Plain WrenCantorchilus modestus
White-breasted Wood WrenHenicorhina leucosticta
Song WrenCyphorhinus phaeocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Half-collared GnatwrenMicrobates cinereiventris
Long-billed GnatwrenRamphocaenus melanurus
Tropical GnatcatcherPolioptila plumbea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
VeeryCatharus fuscescens
Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
Pale-vented ThrushTurdus obsoletus
Clay-colored ThrushTurdus grayi

 

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