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South Caicos Island

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

Other names: South Caicos Cemetery Salinas

Number of species: 104
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
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
Common TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaNear-threatened
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Bahama WoodstarCalliphlox evelynae

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Clapper RailRallus longirostris
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieriRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

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

Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
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: Laridae

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
Least TernSternula antillarum
Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Thick-billed VireoVireo crassirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Cuban CrowCorvus nasicusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapillaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitMelanospiza bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Bahama MockingbirdMimus gundlachii

 

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