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Area (SqMi):8,867
# Species:590
# Excl Vagrants:540
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:9
Species/1000 SqMi:60.9

List of species that are endemic (E), near endemic (NE), have restricted ranges in the country (RR), or occur only locally (LC) in the country. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

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1Great TinamouTinamus major NT
2Crested GuanPenelope purpurascensLC 
3Great CurassowCrax rubraLCV
4Black-throated BobwhiteColinus nigrogularisNE 
5Singing QuailDactylortyx thoracicusLC 
6Ocellated TurkeyMeleagris ocellataNENT
7Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicusLC 
8Scaled PigeonPatagioenas speciosaLC 
9White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaLCNT
10Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerinaRR 
11Plain-breasted Ground-DoveColumbina minutaRR 
12Caribbean DoveLeptotila jamaicensisRR 
13Gray-chested DoveLeptotila cassiniiRR 
14Pheasant CuckooDromococcyx phasianellusLC 
15Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minorLC 
16Yucatan PoorwillNyctiphrynus yucatanicusNE 
17Yucatan NightjarAntrostomus badiusNE 
18Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica NT
19Lesser Swallow-tailed SwiftPanyptila cayennensisLC 
20Band-tailed BarbthroatThrenetes ruckeriRR 
21Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostiiLC 
22Black-crested CoquetteLophornis helenaeRR 
23Wedge-tailed SabrewingCampylopterus curvipennisLC 
24Crowned WoodnymphThalurania fannyiLC 
25Stripe-tailed HummingbirdEupherusa eximiaRR 
26Cinnamon HummingbirdAmazilia rutilaLC 
27Spotted RailPardirallus maculatusLC 
28Uniform CrakeAmaurolimnas concolorLC 
29Rufous-necked Wood-RailAramides axillarisLC 
30Russet-naped Wood-RailAramides albiventrisRR 
31Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicaLC 
32Gray-breasted CrakeLaterallus exilisLC 
33Black RailLaterallus jamaicensisLCNT
34SungrebeHeliornis fulicaLC 
35LimpkinAramus guaraunaLC 
36American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaLC 
37Collared PloverCharadrius collarisLC 
38Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus NT
39Northern JacanaJacana spinosaLC 
40Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis NT
41Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla NT
42Least TernSternula antillarumLC 
43Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseus NT
44JabiruJabiru mycteriaLC 
45Pinnated BitternBotaurus pinnatusRR 
46Least BitternIxobrychus exilisLC 
47Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensLCNT
48Agami HeronAgamia agamiLCV
49Hook-billed KiteChondrohierax uncinatusLC 
50Gray-headed KiteLeptodon cayanensisLC 
51Crested EagleMorphnus guianensis NT
52Harpy EagleHarpia harpyjaLCNT
53Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatus NT
54Black-collared HawkBusarellus nigricollisLC 
55Snail KiteRostrhamus sociabilisLC 
56Crane HawkGeranospiza caerulescensLC 
57Solitary EagleButeogallus solitarius NT
58Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensisLC 
59Crested OwlLophostrix cristataRR 
60Spectacled OwlPulsatrix perspicillataLC 
61Great Horned OwlBubo virginianusRR 
62Black-and-white OwlCiccaba nigrolineataLC 
63Striped OwlAsio clamatorLC 
64Stygian OwlAsio stygiusLC 
65Keel-billed MotmotElectron carinatumRRV
66Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorusRR 
67Yucatan WoodpeckerMelanerpes pygmaeusRR 
68Ladder-backed WoodpeckerDryobates scalarisRR 
69Aplomado FalconFalco femoralisRR 
70Orange-breasted FalconFalco deiroleucusLCNT
71Yellow-naped ParrotAmazona auropalliata V
72Yellow-headed ParrotAmazona oratrixRREN
73Yellow-lored ParrotAmazona xantholoraNE 
74Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosa NT
75Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nana NT
76Scarlet MacawAra macaoLC 
77Western Slaty-Antshrike
(Black-crowned Antshrike)
Thamnophilus atrinuchaRR 
78Russet AntshrikeThamnistes anabatinusRR 
79Slaty AntwrenMyrmotherula schisticolorRR 
80Bare-crowned AntbirdGymnocichla nudicepsRR 
81Tawny-throated LeaftosserSclerurus mexicanusLC 
82Strong-billed WoodcreeperXiphocolaptes promeropirhynchusLC 
83Spotted WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus erythropygiusRR 
84Scaly-throated Foliage-gleanerAnabacerthia variegaticepsLC 
85Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinicaRR 
86Paltry TyrannuletZimmerius vilissimusRR 
87Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi NT
88Greater PeweeContopus pertinaxLC 
89White-throated FlycatcherEmpidonax albigularisLC 
90Black PhoebeSayornis nigricansLC 
91Yucatan FlycatcherMyiarchus yucatanensisNE 
92Speckled MournerLaniocera rufescensLC 
93Plumbeous VireoVireo plumbeusRR 
94Yucatan VireoVireo magisterRR 
95Yucatan JayCyanocorax yucatanicusNE 
96Nightingale WrenMicrocerculus philomelaRR 
97Sedge WrenCistothorus platensisRR 
98Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianusLC 
99Cabanis's WrenCantorchilus modestusLC 
100Eastern BluebirdSialia sialisLC 
101Slate-colored SolitaireMyadestes unicolorRR 
102Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina NT
103White-throated ThrushTurdus assimilisRR 
104Black CatbirdMelanoptila glabrirostrisNENT
105Elegant EuphoniaEuphonia elegantissimaLC 
106White-vented EuphoniaEuphonia minutaLC 
107Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostraLC 
108Black-headed SiskinSpinus notatusRR 
109Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltriaRR 
110Common ChlorospingusChlorospingus flavopectusRR 
111Botteri's SparrowPeucaea botteriiLC 
112Green-backed SparrowArremonops chloronotusLC 
113Rusty SparrowAimophila rufescensRR 
114Chestnut-headed OropendolaPsarocolius wagleriLC 
115Orange OrioleIcterus auratusNE 
116Altamira OrioleIcterus gularisRR 
117Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera NT
118Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea V
119Tropical ParulaSetophaga pitiayumiRR 
120Golden-cheeked WarblerSetophaga chrysoparia EN
121Rufous-capped WarblerBasileuterus rufifronsRR 
122Rose-throated TanagerPiranga roseogularisRR 
123Flame-colored TanagerPiranga bidentataLC 
124Blue SeedeaterAmaurospiza concolorLC 
125Painted BuntingPasserina ciris NT
126Shining HoneycreeperCyanerpes lucidusRR 
127Grassland Yellow-FinchSicalis luteolaLC 
128Slate-colored SeedeaterSporophila schistaceaLC 
129Yellow-faced GrassquitTiaris olivaceusLC 

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
** Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

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PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

DISTRIBUTION CODES

EEndemic
LCLocal
NENear Endemic
RRRange Restricted

STATUS CODES

NTNear Threatened
VVulnerable
ENEndangered
CRCritically Endangered