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Hispaniola

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Hispaniola , 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: Hispaniola [map]

Description: Island of Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic)

Number of species: 322
Number of endemics: 30
Number of introduced species: 10
Date last reviewed: 2005-05-01
Last modified: 2021-07-31
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Whistling DuckDendrocygna autumnalisRare/Accidental
West Indian Whistling DuckDendrocygna arborea
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicus
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
Orinoco GooseNeochen jubataRare/Accidental
CanvasbackAythya valisineriaRare/Accidental
RedheadAythya americanaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Muscovy DuckCairina moschata
Wood DuckAix sponsaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianusIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephala
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosa
Plain PigeonPatagioenas inornata
Key West Quail DoveGeotrygon chrysia
White-fronted Quail DoveGeotrygon leucometopiaEndemic
Ruddy Quail DoveGeotrygon montana
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Nyctibiidae

Northern PotooNyctibius jamaicensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachii
Least PauraqueSiphonorhis brewsteriEndemic
Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
Greater Antillean NightjarAntrostomus cubanensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides niger
White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonaris
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaRare/Accidental
Antillean Palm SwiftTachornis phoenicobia

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Antillean MangoAnthracothorax dominicus
Hispaniolan EmeraldChlorostilbon swainsoniiEndemic
Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubrisRare/Accidental
Vervain HummingbirdMellisuga minima

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmusRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor
Bay-breasted CuckooCoccyzus rufigularisEndemic
Hispaniolan Lizard CuckooCoccyzus longirostrisEndemic

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
Clapper RailRallus longirostris
Spotted RailPardirallus maculatus
Yellow-breasted CrakeHapalocrex flaviventer
SoraPorzana carolina
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana
Caribbean CootFulica caribaea

 
GRUIFORMES: Aramidae

LimpkinAramus guarauna

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitata
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealisRare/Accidental
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieriRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Wood StorkMycteria americanaRare/Accidental
JabiruJabiru mycteriaExtirpated

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchosRare/Accidental
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night HeronNyctanassa violacea
Green HeronButorides virescens
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescens
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
White IbisEudocimus albus
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritusRare/Accidental
Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhingaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Piping PloverCharadrius melodusRare/Accidental
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Northern JacanaJacana spinosa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus
Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black SkimmerRynchops nigerRare/Accidental
Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarum
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
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 striatus
Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensisRare/Accidental
Ridgway's HawkButeo ridgwayiEndemic
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterusRare/Accidental
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoniRare/Accidental
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba
Ashy-faced OwlTyto glaucopsEndemic

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia
Stygian OwlAsio stygiusRare/Accidental
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Hispaniolan TrogonPriotelus roseigasterEndemic

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Antillean PiculetNesoctites micromegasEndemic
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Hispaniolan WoodpeckerMelanerpes striatusEndemic

 
CORACIIFORMES: Todidae

Narrow-billed TodyTodus angustirostrisEndemic
Broad-billed TodyTodus subulatusEndemic

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachusIntroduced species
Hispaniolan ParrotAmazona ventralisEndemic
Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nanaIntroduced species
Cuban MacawAra tricolor
Hispaniolan ParakeetPsittacara chloropterusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Greater Antillean ElaeniaElaenia fallax
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Loggerhead KingbirdTyrannus caudifasciatus
Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatusRare/Accidental
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaRare/Accidental
Stolid FlycatcherMyiarchus stolidus
Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitusRare/Accidental
Eastern Wood PeweeContopus virensRare/Accidental
Hispaniolan PeweeContopus hispaniolensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

White-eyed VireoVireo griseusRare/Accidental
Thick-billed VireoVireo crassirostris
Flat-billed VireoVireo nanusEndemic
Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
Warbling VireoVireo gilvusRare/Accidental
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicusRare/Accidental
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceusRare/Accidental
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

White-necked CrowCorvus leucognaphalusEndemic
Hispaniolan Palm CrowCorvus palmarumEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaRare/Accidental
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species
Black-headed MuniaLonchura malaccaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

American PipitAnthus rubescensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Antillean EuphoniaEuphonia musica
Hispaniola CrossbillLoxia megaplagaEndemic
Antillean SiskinSpinus dominicensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensis
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensisRare/Accidental
Song SparrowMelospiza melodiaRare/Accidental
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolniiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phaenicophilidae

Black-crowned Warbler TanagerPhaenicophilus palmarumEndemic
Gray-crowned Warbler TanagerPhaenicophilus poliocephalusEndemic
White-winged Warbler TanagerXenoligea montanaEndemic
Green-tailed Warbler TanagerMicroligea palustrisEndemic
Hispaniolan SpindalisSpindalis dominicensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraRare/Accidental
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsoniiRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapillaRare/Accidental
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fuscaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominicaRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensisRare/Accidental
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusillaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virensRare/Accidental
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
Orchard OrioleIcterus spuriusRare/Accidental
Hispaniolan OrioleIcterus dominicensisEndemic
Tawny-shouldered BlackbirdAgelaius humeralis
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
Greater Antillean GrackleQuiscalus niger
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptophilidae

Western Chat TanagerCalyptophilus tertiusEndemic
Eastern Chat TanagerCalyptophilus frugivorusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caeruleaRare/Accidental
Painted BuntingPasserina cirisRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental
Western TanagerPiranga ludovicianaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Yellow-faced GrassquitTiaris olivaceus
Greater Antillean BullfinchMelopyrrha violacea
Black-faced GrassquitMelanospiza bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental
Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulva
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
Golden SwallowTachycineta euchryseaRare/Accidental
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensis
Cuban MartinProgne cryptoleucaRare/Accidental
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendulaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dulidae

PalmchatDulus dominicusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caeruleaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensisRare/Accidental
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Rufous-throated SolitaireMyadestes genibarbis
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
VeeryCatharus fuscescensRare/Accidental
Bicknell's ThrushCatharus bicknelli
La Selle ThrushTurdus swalesiEndemic
American RobinTurdus migratoriusRare/Accidental
Red-legged ThrushTurdus plumbeus

 

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