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MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK

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Area (ha):683
# Species:270
# Excl Vagrants:270
# Endemics:1
# Near Endemics:14
Species/100 ha:39.5
Habitat: Primary & secondary forest, shoreline

BIRD CHECKLIST

The table below lists species recorded at this locale but does not indicate frequency of occurrence there. It does indicate whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. The list is based on available data and may be incomplete.*

color codes

 
Tinamous: Tinamidae

1Great TinamouTinamus majorUC
2Little TinamouCrypturellus souiC

 
Ducks: Anatidae

3Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalisR
4Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusVR

 
Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows: Cracidae

5Gray-headed ChachalacaOrtalis cinereicepsUC
6Great CurassowCrax rubraR

 
New World Quail: Odontophoridae

7Marbled Wood-QuailOdontophorus gujanensisR

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

8Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicusUC

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

9Rock PigeonColumba liviaFC
10Pale-vented PigeonPatagioenas cayennensisC
11Scaled PigeonPatagioenas speciosaR
12Red-billed PigeonPatagioenas flavirostrisUC
13Short-billed PigeonPatagioenas nigrirostrisUC
14Inca DoveColumbina incaFC
15Common Ground DoveColumbina passerinaUC
16Ruddy Ground DoveColumbina talpacotiC
17Blue Ground DoveClaravis pretiosaUC
18White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxiA
19Gray-chested DoveLeptotila cassiniiC

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

20Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniUC
21Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostrisC
22\Striped Cuckoo\Tapera naeviaUC
23Squirrel CuckooPiaya cayanaUC
24/Mangrove Cuckoo/Coccyzus minorR

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

25Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennisUC
26Common PauraqueNyctidromus albicollisC
27/Chuck-will's-widow/Antrostomus carolinensisR
28Rufous NightjarAntrostomus rufusR
29Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferusVR

 
Potoos: Nyctibiidae

30Common PotooNyctibius griseusUC

 
Swifts: Apodidae

31Spot-fronted SwiftCypseloides cherrieiR
32Chestnut-collared SwiftStreptoprocne rutilaR
33White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisUC
34Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxiR
35Costa Rican SwiftChaetura fumosaUC
36Lesser Swallow-tailed SwiftPanyptila cayennensisUC

 
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

37White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivoraUC
38Bronzy HermitGlaucis aeneusUC
39Band-tailed BarbthroatThrenetes ruckeriUC
40Long-billed HermitPhaethornis longirostrisUC
41Little Hermit
(Stripe-throated Hermit)
Phaethornis striigularisFC
42Purple-crowned FairyHeliothryx barrotiFC
43Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostiiUC
44<White-crested Coquette>Lophornis adorabilisR
45Long-billed StarthroatHeliomaster longirostrisUC
46Crowned WoodnymphThalurania fannyiUC
47Charming HummingbirdAmazilia decoraFC
48Mangrove HummingbirdAmazilia boucardiUC
49Rufous-tailed HummingbirdAmazilia tzacatlC
50Blue-throated GoldentailHylocharis eliciaeUC

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

51Gray-cowled Wood-RailAramides cajaneusFC
52Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicaUC

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

53Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusUC

 
Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae

54American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatusUC

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

55/Black-bellied Plover/Pluvialis squatarolaFC
56Southern LapwingVanellus chilensisR
57Collared PloverCharadrius collarisUC
58Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia?
59/Semipalmated Plover/Charadrius semipalmatusC
60/Killdeer/Charadrius vociferusUC

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

61Northern JacanaJacana spinosaC

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

62WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusUC
63/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpresR
64/Sanderling/Calidris albaUC
65/Least Sandpiper/Calidris minutillaC
66|Pectoral Sandpiper|Calidris melanotosUC
67/Semipalmated Sandpiper/Calidris pusillaC
68/Western Sandpiper/Calidris mauriA
69/Long-billed Dowitcher/Limnodromus scolopaceusR
70Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusC
71/Solitary Sandpiper/Tringa solitariaR
72|Wandering Tattler|Tringa incanaR
73WilletTringa semipalmataC
74/Lesser Yellowlegs/Tringa flavipesR

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

75Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaFC
76/Franklin's Gull/Leucophaeus pipixcanR
77Royal TernThalasseus maximusFC
78Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisUC

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

79Wood StorkMycteria americanaFC

 
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae

80Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificensA

 
Boobies and Gannets: Sulidae

81Brown BoobySula leucogasterC

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

82AnhingaAnhinga anhingaR

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

83Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusUC

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

84Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisA

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

85Bare-throated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma mexicanumUC
86/Great Blue Heron/Ardea herodiasUC
87Great EgretArdea albaFC
88Snowy EgretEgretta thulaFC
89/Little Blue Heron/Egretta caeruleaFC
90/Tricolored Heron/Egretta tricolorUC
91Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisFC
92Green HeronButorides virescensFC
93Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violaceaFC
94Boat-billed HeronCochlearius cochleariusFC

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

95White IbisEudocimus albusFC
96Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajajaUC

 
New World Vultures: Cathartidae

97Black VultureCoragyps atratusC
98Turkey VultureCathartes auraC
99King VultureSarcoramphus papaUC

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

100/Osprey/Pandion haliaetusFC

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

101White-tailed KiteElanus leucurusFC
102Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatusR
103Double-toothed KiteHarpagus bidentatusR
104Common Black HawkButeogallus anthracinusFC
105Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostrisC
106White HawkPseudastur albicollisR
107Gray-lined HawkButeo nitidusFC
108/Broad-winged Hawk/Buteo platypterusUC
109Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurusUC

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

110Barn OwlTyto albaFC

 
Owls: Strigidae

111Crested OwlLophostrix cristataUC
112Spectacled OwlPulsatrix perspicillataUC
113Ferruginous Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium brasilianumUC
114Striped OwlAsio clamatorUC

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

115Slaty-tailed TrogonTrogon massenaFC
116Baird's TrogonTrogon bairdiiFC
117Gartered TrogonTrogon caligatusUC
118Black-throated TrogonTrogon rufusR

 
Motmots: Momotidae

119Lesson's MotmotMomotus lessoniiFC

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

120Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquataFC
121/Belted Kingfisher/Megaceryle alcyonUC
122Amazon KingfisherChloroceryle amazonaC
123American Pygmy KingfisherChloroceryle aeneaR
124Green KingfisherChloroceryle americanaUC

 
Puffbirds: Bucconidae

125White-necked PuffbirdNotharchus hyperrhynchusUC
126White-whiskered PuffbirdMalacoptila panamensisUC

 
Toucans: Ramphastidae

127Fiery-billed AracariPteroglossus frantziiFC
128Yellow-throated ToucanRamphastos ambiguusFC

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

129Olivaceous PiculetPicumnus olivaceusR
130Golden-naped WoodpeckerMelanerpes chrysauchenFC
131Red-crowned WoodpeckerMelanerpes rubricapillusC
132Hoffmann's WoodpeckerMelanerpes hoffmanniiUC
133Pale-billed WoodpeckerCampephilus guatemalensisFC
134Lineated WoodpeckerDryocopus lineatusFC

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

135Barred Forest-FalconMicrastur ruficollisR
136Collared Forest-FalconMicrastur semitorquatusVR
137Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriwayFC
138Yellow-headed CaracaraMilvago chimachimaUC
139Laughing FalconHerpetotheres cachinnansUC
140/Peregrine Falcon/Falco peregrinusR

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

141Orange-chinned ParakeetBrotogeris jugularisUC
142Brown-hooded ParrotPyrilia haematotisUC
143White-crowned ParrotPionus senilisC
144Red-lored ParrotAmazona autumnalisFC
145Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosaR
146Orange-fronted ParakeetEupsittula canicularisR

 
Typical Antbirds: Thamnophilidae

147Great AntshrikeTaraba majorUC
148Barred AntshrikeThamnophilus doliatusR
149Black-hooded AntshrikeThamnophilus bridgesiC
150Russet AntshrikeThamnistes anabatinusUC
151Dot-winged AntwrenMicrorhopias quixensisUC
152Bare-crowned AntbirdGymnocichla nudicepsR
153Chestnut-backed AntbirdPoliocrania exsulFC
154Bicolored AntbirdGymnopithys bicolorUC

 
Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

155Scaly-throated LeaftosserSclerurus guatemalensisR
156Ruddy WoodcreeperDendrocincla homochroaR
157Tawny-winged WoodcreeperDendrocincla anabatinaR
158Wedge-billed WoodcreeperGlyphorynchus spirurusUC
159Cocoa WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus susurransFC
160Black-striped WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus lachrymosusR
161Streak-headed WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes souleyetiiUC
162Plain XenopsXenops minutusUC
163Streaked XenopsXenops rutilansR
164Buff-throated Foliage-gleanerAutomolus ochrolaemusFC
165Slaty SpinetailSynallaxis brachyuraR

 
Manakins: Pipridae

166#White-ruffed Manakin#Corapipo alteraR
167Blue-crowned ManakinLepidothrix coronataFC
168Orange-collared ManakinManacus aurantiacusFC
169Red-capped ManakinCeratopipra mentalisFC

 
Cotingas: Cotingidae

170<Turquoise Cotinga>Cotinga ridgwayiR
171Rufous PihaLipaugus unirufusFC
172Three-wattled BellbirdProcnias tricarunculatusUC
173<Yellow-billed Cotinga>Carpodectes antoniaeR

 
Tityras and Allies: Tityridae

174Black-crowned TityraTityra inquisitorUC
175Masked TityraTityra semifasciataFC
176White-winged BecardPachyramphus polychopterusFC

 
Sharpbill: Oxyruncidae

177Northern Royal-FlycatcherOnychorhynchus mexicanus?
178Ruddy-tailed FlycatcherTerenotriccus erythrurusR

 
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

179Ochre-bellied FlycatcherMionectes oleagineusUC
180Northern BentbillOncostoma cinereigulareUC
181Common Tody-FlycatcherTodirostrum cinereumUC
182Southern Beardless-TyrannuletCamptostoma obsoletumR
183Yellow-bellied TyrannuletOrnithion semiflavumR
184Yellow TyrannuletCapsiempis flaveolaR
185Yellow-bellied ElaeniaElaenia flavogasterFC
186Tropical PeweeContopus cinereusR
187Bright-rumped AttilaAttila spadiceusUC
188Panama FlycatcherMyiarchus panamensisFC
189/Great Crested Flycatcher/Myiarchus crinitusFC
190Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulusR
191Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratusC
192Boat-billed FlycatcherMegarynchus pitanguaC
193Social FlycatcherMyiozetetes similisC
194Gray-capped FlycatcherMyiozetetes granadensisFC
195Streaked FlycatcherMyiodynastes maculatusUC
196(Piratic Flycatcher)Legatus leucophaiusFC
197Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicusC
198/Scissor-tailed Flycatcher/Tyrannus forficatusFC

 
Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

199Lesser GreenletPachysilvia decurtataR
200/Yellow-throated Vireo/Vireo flavifronsUC
201/Philadelphia Vireo/Vireo philadelphicusFC
202|Red-eyed Vireo|Vireo olivaceusFC
203Yellow-green VireoVireo flavoviridis?

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

204Brown JayPsilorhinus morioUC

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

205Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollisC
206Gray-breasted MartinProgne chalybeaC
207Mangrove SwallowTachycineta albilineaC
208|Bank Swallow|Riparia ripariaA
209/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rusticaC
210|Cliff Swallow|Petrochelidon pyrrhonotaA

 
Gnatcatchers: Polioptilidae

211Long-billed GnatwrenRamphocaenus melanurusUC
212Tropical GnatcatcherPolioptila plumbea?

 
Wrens: Troglodytidae

213Scaly-breasted WrenMicrocerculus marginatusUC
214House WrenTroglodytes aedonC
215Black-bellied WrenPheugopedius fasciatoventrisFC
216Cabanis's WrenCantorchilus modestusFC
217Riverside WrenCantorchilus semibadiusC
218White-breasted Wood-WrenHenicorhina leucostictaR

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

219#Pale-vented Thrush#Turdus obsoletusR
220Clay-colored ThrushTurdus grayiC

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

221House SparrowPasser domesticusUC

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

222Yellow-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia luteicapillaFC
223Thick-billed EuphoniaEuphonia laniirostrisFC
224Yellow-throated EuphoniaEuphonia hirundinaceaR
225Spot-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia imitansR
226White-vented EuphoniaEuphonia minutaR

 
New World Sparrows: Passerellidae

227Black-striped SparrowArremonops conirostrisUC
228Orange-billed SparrowArremon aurantiirostrisFC

 
Troupials and Allies: Icteridae

229Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magnaC
230Scarlet-rumped CaciqueCacicus uropygialisUC
231Black-cowled OrioleIcterus prosthemelasVR
232/Orchard Oriole/Icterus spuriusUC
233/Baltimore Oriole/Icterus galbulaC
234Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceusR
235Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanusC

 
New World Warblers: Parulidae

236/Ovenbird/Seiurus aurocapillaUC
237/Worm-eating Warbler/Helmitheros vermivorumR
238/Louisiana Waterthrush/Parkesia motacillaVR
239/Northern Waterthrush/Parkesia noveboracensisUC
240Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaR
241/Prothonotary Warbler/Protonotaria citreaUC
242/Tennessee Warbler/Leiothlypis peregrinaC
243/Mourning Warbler/Geothlypis philadelphiaR
244/Kentucky Warbler/Geothlypis formosaUC
245/American Redstart/Setophaga ruticillaUC
246/Yellow Warbler/Setophaga petechiaC
247/Chestnut-sided Warbler/Setophaga pensylvanicaA
248/Yellow-rumped Warbler/Setophaga coronataR
249Buff-rumped WarblerMyiothlypis fulvicaudaUC

 
Cardinals and Allies: Cardinalidae

250/Summer Tanager/Piranga rubraC
251|Rose-breasted Grosbeak|Pheucticus ludovicianusUC
252Blue-black GrosbeakCyanoloxia cyanoidesFC

 
Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

253Gray-headed TanagerEucometis penicillataFC
254White-throated Shrike-TanagerLanio leucothoraxR
255Scarlet-rumped TanagerRamphocelus passeriniiC
256Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopusC
257Palm TanagerThraupis palmarumC
258Golden-hooded TanagerStilpnia larvataC
259Bay-headed TanagerTangara gyrolaUC
260#Scarlet-thighed Dacnis#Dacnis venustaUC
261Blue DacnisDacnis cayanaUC
262Shining HoneycreeperCyanerpes lucidusR
263Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneusFC
264Green HoneycreeperChlorophanes spizaUC
265Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarinaUC
266Variable SeedeaterSporophila corvinaFC
267Morelet's SeedeaterSporophila morelletiFC
268BananaquitCoereba flaveolaFC
269Yellow-faced GrassquitTiaris olivaceusUC
270Buff-throated SaltatorSaltator maximusFC

 * 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.

OTHER LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

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

OCCURRENCE CODES

AAbundant/Very Common
CCommon
FCFairly/Locally Common
UCUncommon/Scarce
RRare/Very Scarce
VRVery Rare
XAccidental/Vagrant
?Uncertain