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South Caicos

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

Description: includes East Caicos

Number of species: 174
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2018-06-07
Last modified: 2021-06-29
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

West Indian Whistling DuckDendrocygna arboreaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
RedheadAythya americanaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaNear-threatened
Key West Quail DoveGeotrygon chrysiaRare/Accidental
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 carolinensisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Bahama WoodstarCalliphlox evelynae

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Clapper RailRallus longirostris
SoraPorzana carolinaRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitata
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieriRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night HeronNyctanassa violacea
Green HeronButorides virescens
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensNear-threatened
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White IbisEudocimus albus
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental
Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/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
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Black SkimmerRynchops nigerRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarum
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusRare/Accidental
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Giant KingbirdTyrannus cubensisExtirpated Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Cuban CrowCorvus nasicusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrysRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phaenicophilidae

Western SpindalisSpindalis zena

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapillaRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
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 magnolia
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castaneaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataNear-threatened
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitMelanospiza bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia riparia
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Bahama MockingbirdMimus gundlachii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental

 

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