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Isla Margarita

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Isla Margarita , 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 2018. 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: Isla Margarita [map]

Number of species: 266
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2006-01-04
Last modified: 2018-07-21
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TINAMIFORMES: Tinamidae

Red-legged TinamouCrypturellus erythropus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Muscovy DuckCairina moschata
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
American WigeonMareca americana
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicus

 
GALLIFORMES: Cracidae

Rufous-vented ChachalacaOrtalis ruficauda
Crested GuanPenelope purpurascens

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Crested BobwhiteColinus cristatus

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

American FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Pale-vented PigeonPatagioenas cayennensis
Scaled PigeonPatagioenas speciosa
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosa
Bare-eyed PigeonPatagioenas corensis
Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
Plain-breasted Ground-DoveColumbina minuta
Ruddy Ground-DoveColumbina talpacoti
Scaled DoveColumbina squammata
Blue Ground-DoveClaravis pretiosa
White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi
Eared DoveZenaida auriculata

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Greater AniCrotophaga major
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani
Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris
Striped CuckooTapera naevia
Little CuckooCoccycua minuta
Dwarf CuckooCoccycua pumila
Dark-billed CuckooCoccyzus melacoryphus
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Nacunda NighthawkChordeiles nacunda
Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennis
White-tailed NightjarHydropsalis cayennensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonaris
Gray-rumped SwiftChaetura cinereiventris
Lesser Swallow-tailed SwiftPanyptila cayennensis
Fork-tailed Palm-SwiftTachornis squamata

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivora
Brown VioletearColibri delphinae
Ruby-topaz HummingbirdChrysolampis mosquitus
Blue-tailed EmeraldChlorostilbon mellisugus
Green-tailed EmeraldChlorostilbon aliceEndemic (country/region)
Buffy HummingbirdLeucippus fallax
Copper-rumped HummingbirdAmazilia tobaci
Golden-tailed SapphireChrysuronia oenone

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Mangrove RailRallus longirostris
SoraPorzana carolina
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Double-striped Thick-kneeBurhinus bistriatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis
Collared PloverCharadrius collaris
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusNear-threatened
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Wattled JacanaJacana jacana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
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
South American SnipeGallinago paraguaiae
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Least TernSternula antillarum
Yellow-billed TernSternula superciliaris
Large-billed TernPhaetusa simplex
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Black TernChlidonias niger
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Black SkimmerRynchops niger

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Wood StorkMycteria americana

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhinga

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
Rufescent Tiger-HeronTigrisoma lineatum
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Cocoi HeronArdea cocoi
Great EgretArdea alba
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensNear-threatened
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Green HeronButorides virescens
Striated HeronButorides striata
Capped HeronPilherodius pileatus
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochlearius

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Scarlet IbisEudocimus ruber
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja

 
CATHARTIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratus
Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Pearl KiteGampsonyx swainsonii
Common Black HawkButeogallus anthracinus
Great Black HawkButeogallus urubitinga
Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctus
White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatus
White HawkPseudastur albicollis
Gray-lined HawkButeo nitidus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Tropical Screech-OwlMegascops choliba
Foothill Screech-OwlMegascops roraimae
Ferruginous Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium brasilianum
Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia
Striped OwlAsio clamator

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquata
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
GALBULIFORMES: Bucconidae

Russet-throated PuffbirdHypnelus ruficollis
Swallow-winged PuffbirdChelidoptera tenebrosa

 
GALBULIFORMES: Galbulidae

Rufous-tailed JacamarGalbula ruficauda

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Red-crowned WoodpeckerMelanerpes rubricapillus
Crimson-crested WoodpeckerCampephilus melanoleucos
Spot-breasted WoodpeckerColaptes punctigula

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriway
Yellow-headed CaracaraMilvago chimachima
American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Aplomado FalconFalco femoralis
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Yellow-crowned ParrotAmazona ochrocephala
Yellow-shouldered ParrotAmazona barbadensisVulnerable
Orange-winged ParrotAmazona amazonica
Green-rumped ParrotletForpus passerinusRare/Accidental
Brown-throated ParakeetEupsittula pertinax
Blue-and-yellow MacawAra ararauna
Chestnut-fronted MacawAra severus
Blue-crowned ParakeetThectocercus acuticaudatus
Scarlet-fronted ParakeetPsittacara wagleri
White-eyed ParakeetPsittacara leucophthalmus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae

Barred AntshrikeThamnophilus doliatus
White-fringed AntwrenFormicivora grisea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Grallariidae

Scaled AntpittaGrallaria guatimalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Formicariidae

Black-faced AntthrushFormicarius analis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae

Olivaceous WoodcreeperSittasomus griseicapillus
Cocoa WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus susurrans
Straight-billed WoodcreeperDendroplex picus
Streaked XenopsXenops rutilans
Yellow-chinned SpinetailCerthiaxis cinnamomeus
Pale-breasted SpinetailSynallaxis albescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Mouse-colored TyrannuletPhaeomyias murina
Yellow-bellied ElaeniaElaenia flavogaster
Small-billed ElaeniaElaenia parvirostris
Northern Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus arenarum
Amazonian Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus obscurior
Southern Scrub-FlycatcherSublegatus modestus
Pearly-vented Tody-TyrantHemitriccus margaritaceiventer
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Pied Water-TyrantFluvicola pica
Bright-rumped AttilaAttila spadiceus
Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculifer
Venezuelan FlycatcherMyiarchus venezuelensis
Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus
Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratus
Rusty-margined FlycatcherMyiozetetes cayanensis
Streaked FlycatcherMyiodynastes maculatus
Sulphury FlycatcherTyrannopsis sulphurea
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pipridae

Lance-tailed ManakinChiroxiphia lanceolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tityridae

Cinereous BecardPachyramphus rufus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Rufous-browed PeppershrikeCyclarhis gujanensis
Scrub GreenletHylophilus flavipes
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Tawny-headed SwallowAlopochelidon fucata
Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollis
Purple MartinProgne subis
Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybea
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolorRare/Accidental
White-winged SwallowTachycineta albiventer
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedon

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Tropical GnatcatcherPolioptila plumbea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Pale-breasted ThrushTurdus leucomelas
Yellow-legged ThrushTurdus flavipes
Spectacled ThrushTurdus nudigenis
Pale-eyed ThrushTurdus leucops

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Trinidad EuphoniaEuphonia trinitatis
Violaceous EuphoniaEuphonia violacea
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria
Red SiskinSpinus cucullatusEndangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Black-striped SparrowArremonops conirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Yellow-rumped CaciqueCacicus cela
Venezuelan TroupialIcterus icterus
Yellow OrioleIcterus nigrogularis
Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisRare/Accidental
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubris
Yellow-hooded BlackbirdChrysomus icterocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Tropical ParulaSetophaga pitiayumi
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
Vermilion CardinalCardinalis phoeniceus
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
DickcisselSpiza americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae

White-lined TanagerTachyphonus rufus
Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopus
Glaucous TanagerThraupis glaucocolpa
Palm TanagerThraupis palmarum
Blue DacnisDacnis cayana
Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneus
Bicolored ConebillConirostrum bicolorNear-threatened
Saffron FinchSicalis flaveola
Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarina
Lesson's SeedeaterSporophila bouvronides
Ruddy-breasted SeedeaterSporophila minuta
Gray SeedeaterSporophila intermedia
Pileated FinchCoryphospingus pileatus
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Sooty GrassquitTiaris fuliginosus
Black-faced GrassquitTiaris bicolor
Grayish SaltatorSaltator coerulescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

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