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SANTA ELENA PENINSULA

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# Species*:101
# Excl Vagrants*:101
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:17
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Dry scrub, dry forest, coastal

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

1Pale-browed TinamouCrypturellus transfasciatus

 
Ducks: Anatidae

2Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
3Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
4Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
5White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
6Masked DuckNomonyx dominicus

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

7Chilean FlamingoPhoenicopterus chilensis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

8Rock PigeonColumba livia
9Croaking Ground DoveColumbina cruziana
10West Peruvian DoveZenaida meloda
11Eared DoveZenaida auriculata

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

12Anthony's Nightjar
(Scrub Nightjar)
Nyctidromus anthonyi

 
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

13Black-throated MangoAnthracothorax nigricollis
14Short-tailed WoodstarMyrmia micrura
15Amazilia HummingbirdAmazilia amazilia

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

16Common GallinuleGallinula galeata

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

17Peruvian Thick-kneeBurhinus superciliaris

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

18Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus

 
Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae

19American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

20/Black-bellied Plover/Pluvialis squatarola
21|American Golden-Plover|Pluvialis dominica
22Collared PloverCharadrius collaris
23Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus
24/Wilson's Plover/Charadrius wilsonia
25/Semipalmated Plover/Charadrius semipalmatus
26KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

27Wattled JacanaJacana jacana

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

28/Whimbrel/Numenius phaeopus
29/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpres
30/Stilt Sandpiper/Calidris himantopus
31/Sanderling/Calidris alba
32/Least Sandpiper/Calidris minutilla
33/Pectoral Sandpiper/Calidris melanotos
34/Semipalmated Sandpiper/Calidris pusilla
35/Western Sandpiper/Calidris mauri
36/Wilson's Phalarope/Phalaropus tricolor
37/Red-necked Phalarope/Phalaropus lobatus
38/Red Phalarope/Phalaropus fulicarius
39/Spotted Sandpiper/Actitis macularius
40/Solitary Sandpiper/Tringa solitaria
41/Wandering Tattler/Tringa incana
42/Greater Yellowlegs/Tringa melanoleuca
43/Willet/Tringa semipalmata
44/Lesser Yellowlegs/Tringa flavipes

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

45Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
46\Gray Gull\Leucophaeus modestus
47/Laughing Gull/Leucophaeus atricilla
48/Franklin's Gull/Leucophaeus pipixcan
49Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
50\Peruvian Tern\Sternula lorata
51Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
52Inca TernLarosterna inca
53/Black Tern/Chlidonias niger
54/Common Tern/Sterna hirundo
55/Royal Tern/Thalasseus maximus
56/Sandwich Tern/Thalasseus sandvicensis
57|Elegant Tern|Thalasseus elegans
58Black SkimmerRynchops niger

 
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae

59Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

60Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

61Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
62Peruvian PelicanPelecanus thagus

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

63Cocoi HeronArdea cocoi
64Great EgretArdea alba
65Snowy EgretEgretta thula
66Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea

 
New World Vultures: Cathartidae

67Black VultureCoragyps atratus
68Turkey VultureCathartes aura
69King VultureSarcoramphus papa

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

70Crane HawkGeranospiza caerulescens
71Savanna HawkButeogallus meridionalis
72Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctus
73Gray-lined HawkButeo nitidus
74Zone-tailed HawkButeo albonotatus

 
Owls: Strigidae

75Pacific Pygmy-Owl
(Peruvian Pygmy-Owl)
Glaucidium peruanum
76Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

77Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriway
78/Peregrine Falcon/Falco peregrinus

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

79Pacific ParrotletForpus coelestis

 
Crescentchests: Melanopareiidae

80Elegant CrescentchestMelanopareia elegans

 
Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

81Blackish-headed SpinetailSynallaxis tithys
82Necklaced SpinetailSynallaxis stictothorax

 
Sharpbill: Oxyruncidae

83Pacific Royal-Flycatcher**Onychorhynchus occidentalis

 
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

84Greenish ElaeniaMyiopagis viridicata
85Tawny-crowned Pygmy-TyrantEuscarthmus meloryphus
86Gray-and-white TyrannuletPseudelaenia leucospodia
87Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
88Short-tailed Field TyrantMuscigralla brevicauda
89Snowy-throated KingbirdTyrannus niveigularis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

90White-tailed JayCyanocorax mystacalis

 
Wrens: Troglodytidae

91Superciliated WrenCantorchilus superciliaris

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

92Saffron SiskinSpinus siemiradzkii

 
Troupials and Allies: Icteridae

93Peruvian MeadowlarkLeistes bellicosa
94White-edged OrioleIcterus graceannae

 
Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

95Collared Warbling-FinchPoospiza hispaniolensis
96Sulphur-throated FinchSicalis taczanowskii
97Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarina
98Parrot-billed SeedeaterSporophila peruviana
99Chestnut-throated SeedeaterSporophila telasco
100(Crimson-breasted Finch)Rhodospingus cruentus
101BananaquitCoereba flaveola

 * 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.