Bird list- Colombia, 2007

 

note- In this list, I do not repeat birds seen in the same location; for example, I see Blue-gray Tanagers and Tropical Kingbirds in great numbers every day in the Casa de Encuentros and other places in Quibdó. But I will repeat species when I seem then in a new place. I do not have many Spanish common names; there is no standard for them, they change from country to country and even within one country. So I have listed the English standard common name, a local name when I have one, a translation into English of the common name when it’s translatable, and the scientific name. The listing will thus be:

English common name

Local Name

Translation

Scientific name

 

nota- En este listado, no repito aves vistas en el el mismo lugar; por ejemplo, veo a Blue-gray Tanagers (“Azulejos”) y Tropical Kingbirds (“Titiribí”) en cantidades cada día el la Casa de Encuentros y otros lugares en Quibdó. Pero sí repito un especie cuando lo veo en lugar nuevo. Tengo muy pocos nombres comunes en espaĖol; no hay reglamento para ellos, cambian de país en país e incluso dentro de un país. Por eso he puesto el nombre común estándar inglés, nombre local cuando lo tengo, traducción cuando está traducible, y nombre científico. La entrada entonces será: 

Nombre común  inglés

Nombre Local

Traducción

Nombre científico

 

Authority / Autoridad: Steven L. Hilty and William L. Brown, A Guide to the Birds of Colombia (Princeton, 1986)

 

 

El Chocó (there’s a unified list for all of El Chocó following the individual lists)

 

Casa de Encuentros (where I stay in Quibdó):

 

 

American Redstart

 

 

Setophaga ruticilla

Bananaquit

 

 

Coereba flaveola

Black Vulture

Gallinazo

“big hen”

Coragyps atratus

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

 

 

Melanerpes pucherani

Black-throated Mango

 

 

Anthrocathorax nigricollis

Blue Ground-Dove

 

 

Claravus pretiosa

Blue-Black Grassquit

 

 

Volatinia jacarina

Blue-gray Tanager

Azulejo

“Blue tile”

Thraupis episcopus

Blue-headed Parrot

 

 

Pionus mentruus

Buff-throated Saltator

 

 

Saltator maximus

Common Tody-Flycatcher

 

 

Todirostrum cinereum

Crimson-backed Tanager

 

 

Ramphocelus dimidiatus

Golden-Hooded Tanager

 

 

Tangara larvata

Gray Elenia

 

 

Myiopagus caniceps

Great Egret

 

 

Casmerodius albus

Green Kingfisher

Martín Pescador

Fishing Martin

Chloroceryle americana

House Wren

 cucarachero

cockroach-eater

Troglodytes aedon

Lemon-rumped Tanager

 

 

Ramphocelus icteronotus

Little Blue Heron

 

 

Florida caerulea

Mourning Warbler

 

 

Oporornis philadelphia

Northern Waterthrush

 

 

Sieurus noveboracensis

Orange-billed Sparrow

 

 

Arremon aurantiirostris

Palm Tanager

 

 

Thraupis palmarum

Roadside Hawk

 

 

Buteo magnirostris

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

 

 

Amazilia tzacatl

Rusty-margined Flycatcher

 

 

Myiozetetes cayanensis

Scaled Pigeon

 

 

Columba speciosa

Shiny Cowbird

 

 

Molothrus bonaniensis

Smooth-billed Ani

(“Chamón” or “Garrapatero”

tick-eater

Crotophaga ani

Snowy Egret

 

 

Egretta thula

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

 

 

Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Spot-breasted Woodpecker

 

 

Chrysoptilus punctigula

Spotted Sandpiper

 

 

Actitis macularia

Streaked Flycatcher

 

 

Myiodynastes maculates

Striated Heron

 

 

Butorides striatus

Summer Tanager

 

 

Piranga rubra

Thick-Billed Euphonia

Pico Gordo

thick-bill

Euphonia laniirostris

Traill’s Flycatcher *

 

 

Empidonx sp.

Tropical Kingbird

Titiribí

 

Tyrannus melancholicus

Tropical Screech-owl

 

 

Otus choliba

Turkey Vulture

 

 

Cathartes aura

Variable Seedeater

 

 

Sporophil americana

White-tipped Dove

 

 

Leptotila verreauxi

Yellow Warbler

 

 

Dendroica petechia

 * the little buggers just don’t sing here, and you can’t go by habitat either

                 

Elsewhere in the city of Quibdó

 

Gray-breasted Martin

 

 

Progne chalybea

Lesser Seed-Finch

 

 

Oryzoborus angolensis

Little Blue Heron

 

 

Florida caerulea

Neotropical Cormorant

 

 

Phalacrocorax olivaceus

Pale-vented Pigeon

 

 

Columba cayennensis

Rock Dove (Rock Pigeon)

 

 

Columba livia

Smooth-billed Ani

(“Chamón” or “Garrapatero”

tick-eater

Crotophaga ani

Snowy Egret

 

 

Egretta thula

Spotted Sandpiper

 

 

Actitis macularia

 

Elsewhere in the municipio of Quibdó

 

Gray-breasted Martin

 

 

Progne chalybea

 

In and near El Carmen de Atrato:

 

Bay Wren

 

 

Thryothorus nigricapillus

Black Phoebe

 

 

Sayornis nigricans

Black Vulture

Gallinazo

 

Coragyps atratus

Black Vulture

Gallinazo

“big hen”

Coragyps atratus

Black-billed Thrush

 

 

Turdis ignobilis

Blue and White Swallow

 

 

Notiochelidon cyanoleuca

Blue-gray Tanager

Azulejo

 

Thraupis episcopus

Common Tody-Flycatcher

 

 

Todirostrum cinereum

Crested Guan

Pavo

“Turkey”

Penelope purpurascens

Flame-rumped Tanager

Toche

 

Ramphocelus flammigerus

Flame-rumped x Yellow-rumped Tanager hybrid

Toche

 

 

Great Egret

 

 

Casmerodius albus

House Wren

 cucarachero

“Cockroach eater”

Troglodytes aedon

Palm Tanager

 

 

Thraupis palmarum

Rock Dove (Rock Pigeon)

 

 

Columba livia

Ruddy-breasted Seedeater

 

 

Sporphila minuta

Rufous-collard Sparrow

Copetón

 

Zonotrichia capensis

Rusty-margined Flycatcher

 

 

Myiozetetes cayanensis

Smooth-billed Ani

Chamón or Garrapatero

 

Crotophaga ani

Southern Lapwing

Caravana

 

Vanellus chilensis

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

 

 

Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Tropical Kingbird

Titiribí

 

Tyrranus melancholicus

Turkey Vulture

 

 

Cathartes aura

White-collared Swift

 

 

Streptoprocne zonaris

Yellow-rumped Tanager

Toche

 

Ramphocelus icteronotos

 

Río Atrato—Quibdó to Naipipí

 

Bicolored Hawk

Guaco

 

Accipiter bicolor

Cocoi Heron

 

 

Ardea cocoi

Gray-breasted Martin

 

 

Progne chalybea

Great Egret

 

 

Casmerodius albus

Laughing Gull

 

 

Larus atricilla

Little Blue Heron

 

 

Florida caerulea

Neotropical Cormorant

 

 

Phalacrocorax olivaceus

Reddish Egret

 

 

Dichromanassa rufescens

Ringed Kingfisher

Martín Pescador

 

Ceryle torquata

Smooth-billed Ani

(“Chamón” or “Garrapatero”

tick-eater

Crotophaga ani

Snowy Egret

 

 

Egretta thula

Southern Lapwing

Caravana

 

Vanellus chilensis

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

 

 

Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Spotted Sandpiper

 

 

Actitis macularia

Yellow-headed Caracara

 

 

Milvago chimachima

 

Bellavista:

 

Barn Swallow

 

 

Hirundo rustica

Chestnut-headed Oropendula

 

 

Zarhynchus wagleri

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

 

 

Tyrannus savanna

Gray-breasted Martin

 

 

Progne chalybea

House Wren

 cucarachero

cockroach-eater

Troglodytes aedon

Lesser Kiskadee (?)

 

 

 

Northern Waterthrush

 

 

Sieurus noveboracensis

Ruddy Ground-dove

 

 

Columbina talpacoti

Smooth-billed Ani

(“Chamón” or “Garrapatero”

tick-eater

Crotophaga ani

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

 

 

Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Spotted Sandpiper

 

 

Actitis macularia

Tropical Kingbird

Titiribí

 

Tyrannis melancolicus

Yellow-rumped Cacique

 

 

Cacicus cela

 

Río Napipí:

 

(??)

Guachosa

 

 

Amazon Kingfisher

 

 

Chlorocyrele amazona

Black-chested Jay

 

 

Cyanocorax affinis

Cocoi Heron

 

 

Ardea cocoi

Great Egret

 

 

Casmerodius albus

Little Blue Heron

 

 

Florida caerulea

Neotropical Cormorant

 

 

Phalacrocorax olivaceus

Reddish Egret

 

 

Dichromanassa rufescens

Ringed Kingfisher

Martín Pescador

 

Ceryle torquata

Snowy Egret

 

 

Egretta thula

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

 

 

Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Spotted Sandpiper

 

 

Actitis macularia

Yellow-headed Caracara

 

 

Milvago chimachima

 

Carrillo:

 

Blue-and-yellow Macaw

 

 

Ara arauna

Blue-headed Parrot

 

 

Piorus menstruus

House Wren

 cucarachero

cockroach-eater

Troglodytes aedon

Lemon-rumped Tanager

 

 

Ramphocelus icteronotus

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

 

 

Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Stripe-billed Araćari

 

 

Pteroglossus sanguineus

Tropical Kingbird

 

 

Tyrannus melancolicus

 

Urabá (northern El Chocó & Antioquia):

 

 

Bananaquit

 

 

Coereba flaveola

Bicolored Wren

Pechiblanco

“white breasted”

Campylorhyncus griseus

Black Vulture

Gallinazo

 

Coragyps atratus

Black-chested Jay

 

 

Cyanocorax affinis

Blue-gray Tanager

Azulejo

 

Thraupis episcopus

Brown Pelican

 

 

Pelecanus occidentalis

Crane Hawk

 

 

Geranospiza caerulescens

Crimson-backed Tanager

 

 

Ramphocelus dimitiatus

Gray-breasted Martin

 

 

Progne chalybea

Great Egret

 

 

Casmerodius albus

Greater Ani

 

 

Crotophaga major

Great-tailed Grackle

 

 

Quiscalus mexicanus

Green Heron

 

 

Butorides virescens

House Wren

 cucarachero

 

Troglodytes aedon

Little Blue Heron

 

 

Florida caerulea

Long-tailed Hermit

 

 

Phaethornis superciliosus

Magnificent Frigatebird

Tijereta

“Scissor”

Fregata magnificens

Mealy Parrot

 

 

Amazona farinosa

Neotropical Cormorant

 

 

Phalacrocorax olivaceus

Palm Tanager

 

 

Thraupis palmarum

Ringed Kingfisher

Martín Pescador

 

Ceryle torquata

Roadside Hawk

 

 

Buteo magnirostris

Rock Dove

 

 

Columba livia

Rufescent Tiger-Heron juv (?)

 

 

Tigrisoma lineatum

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

 

 

Amazilia tzacatl

Spotted Sandpiper

 

 

Actitus macularia

Striated Heron

 

 

Butorides striatus

Tropical Kingbird

 

 

Tyrannus melancholicus

Turkey Vulture

 

 

Cathartes aura

Yellow-chinned Parakeet

 

 

Brotogeris jugularis

Yellow-headed Caracara

 

 

Milvago chimachima

 

Unified List for all of El Chocó:

 

(??)

Guachosa

 

 

Amazon Kingfisher

 

 

Chlorocyrele amazona

American Redstart

 

 

Setophaga ruticilla

Bananaquit

 

 

Coereba flaveola

Barn Swallow

 

 

Hirundo rustica

Bay Wren

 

 

Thryothorus nigricapillus

Bicolored Hawk

Guaco

 

Accipiter bicolor

Black Phoebe

 

 

Sayornis nigricans

Black Vulture

Gallinazo

“big hen”

Coragyps atratus

Black-billed Thrush

 

 

Turdis ignobilis

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

 

 

Melanerpes pucherani

Black-chested Jay

 

 

Cyanocorax affinis

Black-throated Mango

 

 

Anthrocathorax nigricollis

Blue and White Swallow

 

 

Notiochelidon cyanoleuca

Blue Ground-Dove

 

 

Claravus pretiosa

Blue-and-yellow Macaw

 

 

Ara arauna

Blue-Black Grassquit

 

 

Volatinia jacarina

Blue-gray Tanager

Azulejo

“Blue tile”

Thraupis episcopus

Blue-headed Parrot

 

 

Pionus mentruus

Brown Pelican

 

 

Pelecanus occidentalis

Buff-throated Saltator

 

 

Saltator maximus

Chestnut-headed Oropendula

 

 

Zarhynchus wagleri

Cocoi Heron

 

 

Ardea cocoi

Common Tody-Flycatcher

 

 

Todirostrum cinereum

Crane Hawk

 

 

Geranospiza caerulescens

Crested Guan

Pavo

“Turkey”

Penelope purpurascens

Crimson-backed Tanager

 

 

Ramphocelus dimitiatus

Flame-rumped Tanager

Toche

 

Ramphocelus flammigerus

Flame-rumped x Yellow-rumped Tanager hybrid

Toche

 

 

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

 

 

Tyrannus savanna

Golden-Hooded Tanager

 

 

Tangara larvata

Gray Elenia

 

 

Myiopagus caniceps

Gray-breasted Martin

 

 

Progne chalybea

Great Egret

 

 

Casmerodius albus

Greater Ani

 

 

Crotophaga major

Great-tailed Grackle

 

 

Quiscalus mexicanus

Green Heron

 

 

Butorides virescens

Green Kingfisher

Martín Pescador

Fishing Martin

Chloroceryle americana

House Wren

 cucarachero

cockroach-eater

Troglodytes aedon

Laughing Gull

 

 

 

Lemon-rumped Tanager

 

 

Ramphocelus icteronotus

Lesser Kiskadee (?)

 

 

 

Lesser Seed-Finch

 

 

Oryzoborus angolensis

Little Blue Heron

 

 

Florida caerulea

Long-tailed Hermit

 

 

Phaethornis superciliosus

Magnificent Frigatebird

Tijereta

“Scissor”

Fregata magnificens

Mealy Parrot

 

 

Amazona farinosa

Mourning Warbler

 

 

Oporornis philadelphia

Neotropical Cormorant

 

 

Phalacrocorax olivaceus

Northern Waterthrush

 

 

Sieurus noveboracensis

Orange-billed Sparrow

 

 

Arremon aurantiirostris

Pale-vented Pigeon

 

 

Columba cayennensis

Palm Tanager

 

 

Thraupis palmarum

Reddish Egret

 

 

Dichromanassa rufescens

Ringed Kingfisher

Martín Pescador

 

Ceryle torquata

Roadside Hawk

 

 

Buteo magnirostris

Rock Dove (Rock Pigeon)

 

 

Columba livia

Ruddy Ground-dove

 

 

Columbina talpacoti

Ruddy-breasted Seedeater

 

 

Sporphila minuta

Rufescent Tiger-Heron juv (?)

 

 

Tigrisoma lineatum

Rufous-collard Sparrow

Copetón

 

Zonotrichia capensis

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

 

 

Amazilia tzacatl

Rusty-margined Flycatcher

 

 

Myiozetetes cayanensis

Scaled Pigeon

 

 

Columba speciosa

Shiny Cowbird

 

 

Molothrus bonaniensis

Smooth-billed Ani

(“Chamón” or “Garrapatero”

tick-eater

Crotophaga ani

 

Snowy Egret

 

 

Egretta thula

Southern Lapwing

Caravana

 

Vanellus chilensis

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

 

 

Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Spot-breasted Woodpecker

 

 

Chrysoptilus punctigula

Spotted Sandpiper

 

 

Actitis macularia

Streaked Flycatcher

 

 

Myiodynastes maculates

Striated Heron

 

 

Butorides striatus

Stripe-billed Araćari

 

 

Pteroglossus sanguineus

Summer Tanager

 

 

Piranga rubra

Thick-Billed Euphonia

Pico Gordo

thick-bill

Euphonia laniirostris

Traill’s Flycatcher *

 

 

Empidonx sp.

Tropical Kingbird

Titiribí

 

Tyrannus melancholicus

Tropical Screech-owl

 

 

Otus choliba

Turkey Vulture

 

 

Cathartes aura

Variable Seedeater

 

 

Sporophil americana

White-collared Swift

 

 

Streptoprocne zonaris

White-tipped Dove

 

 

Leptotila verreauxi

Yellow Warbler

 

 

Dendroica petechia

Yellow-chinned Parakeet

 

 

Brotogeris jugularis

Yellow-headed Caracara

 

 

Milvago chimachima

Yellow-rumped Cacique

 

 

Cacicus cela

Yellow-rumped Tanager

Toche

 

Ramphocelus icteronotos

 

 

Antioquia

 

Medellín:

 

Bananaquit

 

 

Coereba flaveola

Black Phoebe

 

 

Sayornis nigricans

Black Vulture

Gallinazo

“Big hen”

Coragyps atratus

Black-billed Thrush

 

 

Turdus ignobilis

Black-throated Mango

 

 

Anthracothorax nigricollis

Blue-and-white Swallow

 

 

Notiochelidon cyanoleuca

Blue-gray Tanager

Azulejo

“Blue tile”

Thraupis episcopus

Chestnut-fronted Macaw

 

 

Ara severa

Common Tody-flycatcher

 

 

Todirustrum cinereum

Eared Dove

 

 

Zenaida auriculata

Golden-Crowned Flycatcher ?

 

 

Myiodynastes chrysocephalus

Golden-naped woodpecker

 

 

Melanerpes chrysauchen

Great Kiskadee

 

 

Pitangus sulphuratus

Lesser Goldfinch

 

 

Spinus psaltria

Mourning Warbler

 

 

Oporornia philadelphia

Palm Tanager

 

 

Thraupis palmarum

Plain-breasted Ground-dove

 

 

Columbina minuta

Red-eyed Vireo

 

 

Vireo olivaceus

Roadside Hawk

 

 

Buteo magnirostris

Rock Dove

 

 

Columba livia

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

 

 

Pheucticus aureoventris

Ruddy Ground-dove

 

 

Columbina talpacoti

Rufous-collared Sparrow

Copetón

 

Zonotrichia capensis

Saffron Finch

 

 

Sicalis flaveola

Shiny Cowbird

 

 

Molothrus bonaniensis

Southern Lapwing

Caravana

 

Vanellus chilensis

Striated Heron

 

 

Butorides striatus

Swainson’s Thrush

 

 

Catharus ustulatus

Tropical Kingbird

Tititribí

 

Tyrannus melancholicus

Vermillion Flycatcher

 

 

Pyrocephalus rubinus

Yellow Warbler

 

 

Dendroica petechia

Yellow-crowned Parrot

 

 

Amazona ochrocephala

 

 

Cundinmarca

 

Bogotá and the Bogotá Savannah

 

Andean Siskin

 

 

Carduelis spinescens or Spinus spinescens

Band-tailed Pigeon

 

 

Columba fasciata

Black Flower-piercer

 

 

Diglossa humeralis

Black Vulture

Gallinazo

roughly, “big hen”

Coragyps atratus

Brown-bellied Swallow

 

 

Notiochelidon murina

Cattle Egret

 

 

Bulbucus ibis

Eared Dove

 

 

Zenaida auriculata

Great Egret

 

 

Casmerodius albus

Great Thrush

Mirla

 

Turdus fuscater

Peregrine Falcon

 

 

Falco peregrinus

Rock Dove (Rock Pigeon)

 

 

Columba livia

Ruddy Ground-dove

 

 

Columbina talpacoti

Rufous-collard Sparrow

Copetón

 

Zonotrichia capensis

Sparkling Violetear

 

 

Colibri coruscans

White-tailed Kite

 

 

Elanus caeruleus