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Basse-Terre

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Basse-Terre , 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 Clements, version 2019. 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: Basse-Terre [map]

Number of species: 194
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 9
Last modified: 2020-01-01
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalisRare/Accidental
West Indian Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arboreaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosa
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaNear-threatened
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
Ruddy Quail-DoveGeotrygon montana
Bridled Quail-DoveGeotrygon mystacea
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachiiRare/Accidental
Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides nigerVulnerable
White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisRare/Accidental
Lesser Antillean SwiftChaetura martinicaEndemic (country/region)
Alpine SwiftApus melbaRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Purple-throated CaribEulampis jugularisEndemic (country/region)
Green-throated CaribEulampis holosericeusEndemic (country/region)
Antillean Crested HummingbirdOrthorhyncus cristatusEndemic (country/region)

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Clapper RailRallus crepitans
SoraPorzana carolina
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
SanderlingCalidris alba
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarum
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitata
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatusRare/Accidental
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosusRare/Accidental
Northern HarrierCircus hudsoniusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquata
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Guadeloupe WoodpeckerMelanerpes herminieriEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Guadeloupe ParrotAmazona violaceaEndemic (country/region) Extinct
Guadeloupe ParakeetPsittacara labatiEndemic (country/region) Extinct

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Lesser Antillean PeweeContopus latirostris
Lesser Antillean FlycatcherMyiarchus oberiEndemic (country/region)
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensis
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedonExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Scaly-breasted ThrasherAllenia fuscaEndemic (country/region)
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Brown TremblerCinclocerthia ruficaudaEndemic (country/region)
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Spectacled ThrushTurdus nudigenis
Forest ThrushTurdus lherminieriEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpoda
Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytesIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Antillean EuphoniaEuphonia musica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisRare/Accidental
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilisRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichasRare/Accidental
Plumbeous WarblerSetophaga plumbeaEndemic (country/region)
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataNear-threatened
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominicaRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyaneaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

Grassland Yellow-FinchSicalis luteolaIntroduced species
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Lesser Antillean BullfinchLoxigilla noctisEndemic (country/region)
Black-faced GrassquitMelanospiza bicolor
Lesser Antillean SaltatorSaltator albicollisEndemic (country/region)

 

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