Seeing regional endemic birds in Guatemala
with CAYAYA BIRDING

The following list includes bird species with a restricted range <500,000 km2. These species are endemic to one of the following regions: highlands of southern Mexico and northern Central America, lowlands of the Yucatan peninsula, lowlands of the Pacific slope of southern Mexico and Central America, or the lowlands of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean slope of southern Mexico and Central America. Some have a larger range but are restricted to southern Mexico and northern Central America. Some other species included in this list have an area of distribution of <500,000 km2, but range into northern South America. The nomenclature of this list follows IOC (Gill & Donsker 2018).

Guans & chachalacas (CRACIDAE)

Horned Guan
Horned Guan

New World quails (ODONTOPHORIDAE)

Ocellated Quail
Ocellated Quail
  • Black-throated Bobwhite Colinus nigrogularis
  • Spot-bellied Bobwhite Colinus leucopogon
  • Ocellated Quail Cyrtonyx ocellatus

Pheasants, partridges, turkeys & grouse (PHASIANIDAE)

Ocellated Turkey
Ocellated Turkey
  • Ocellated Turkey Meleagris ocellata

HAWKS (ACCIPITRIDAE)

White-breasted Hawk
White-breasted Hawk
  • White-breasted Hawk Accipiter chionogaster

Pigeons & doves (COLUMBIDAE)

White-faced Quail-Dove
White-faced Quail-Dove
  • Caribbean Dove Leptotila jamaicensis
  • White-faced Quail-dove Zentrygon albifacies

Nightjars (CAPRIMULGIDAE)

Yucatan Poorwill
Yucatan Poorwill
  • Yucatan Poorwill Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus
  • Yucatan Nightjar Antrostomus badius

Cuckoos (CUCULIDAE)

Lesser Ground-Cuckoo
Lesser Ground-Cuckoo
  • Lesser Ground-Cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus

Typical owls (STRIGIDAE)

Bearded Screech-Owl
Bearded Screech-Owl

Swifts (APODIDAE)

Great Swallow-tailed Swift
Great Swallow-tailed Swift
  • Great Swallow-tailed Swift Panyptila sanctihieronymi

Trogons (TROGONIDAE)

Resplendent Quetzal
Resplendent Quetzal

Hummingbirds (TROCHILIDAE)

Wine-throated Hummingbird
Wine-throated Hummingbird
  • Mexican Violetear Colibri thalassinus
  • Black-crested Coquette Lophornis helenae
  • Emerald-chinned Hummingbird Abeillia abeillei
  • Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvierii
  • Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus curvipennis
  • Rufous Sabrewing Campylopterus rufus
  • Stripe-tailed Hummingbird Eupherusa eximia
  • White-bellied Emerald Amazilia candida
  • Azure-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia cyanocephala
  • Blue-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia cyanura
  • Green-fronted Hummingbird Amazilia viridifrons
  • Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens
  • Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami
  • Slender Sheartail Doricha enicura
  • Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti

Rails (RALLIDAE)

  • Ruddy Crake Laterallus ruber

Motmots (MOMOTIDAE)

Blue-throated Motmot
Blue-throated Motmot
  • Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis
  • Russet-crowned Motmot Momotus mexicanus
  • Lesson's Motmot Momotus lessonii
  • Keel-billed Motmot Electron carinatum

Toucans (RAMPHASTIDAE)

Northern Emerald-Toucanet
Northern Emerald-Toucanet
  • Northern Emerald-Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus

Woodpeckers (PICIDAE)

Yucatan Woodpecker
Yucatan Woodpecker
  • Yucatan Woodpecker Melanerpes pygmaeus
  • Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus

Parrots (PSITTACIDAE)

Pacific Parakeet
Pacific Parakeet
  • Yucatan Amazon Amazona xantholora
  • Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis
  • Red-throated Parakeet Psittacara rubritorquis
  • Pacific Parakeet Psittacara strenuus

Antthrushes (FORMICARIIDAE)

Mayan Antthrush
Mayan Antthrush
  • Mayan Antthrush Formicarius moniliger

Ovenbirds & Woodcreepers (FURNARIIDAE)

Tawny-winged Woodcreeper
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper
  • Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina
  • Rufous-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis erythrothorax

Manakins (PIPRIDAE)

White-collared Manakin
White-collared Manakin
  • White-collared Manakin Manacus candei
  • Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis

Cotingas (COTINGIDAE)

  • Lovely Cotinga Cotinga amabilis

Tyrant-flycatchers (TYRANNIDAE)

Belted Flycatcher
Belted Flycatcher
  • Gray-headed Piprites Piprites griseiceps
  • Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet Ornithion semiflavum
  • Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus
  • Stub-tailed Spadebill Platyrinchus cancrominus
  • Belted Flycatcher Xenotriccus callizonus
  • Yucatan Flycatcher Myiarchus yucatanensis

Vireos (VIREONIDAE)

Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo
Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo
  • Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius melitophrys

Crows and jays (CORVIDAE)

Black-throated Jay
Black-throated Jay
  • Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo
  • Azure-hooded Jay Cyanolyca cucullata
  • Unicolored Jay Aphelocoma unicolor
  • White-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta formosa
  • Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus
  • Yucatan Jay Cyanocorax yucatanicus

Swallows and martins (HIRUNDINIDAE)

Black-capped Swallow
Black-capped Swallow
  • Black-capped Swallow Notiochelidon pileata

Wrens (TROGLODYTIDAE)

Rufous-browed Wren
Rufous-browed Wren
  • Giant Wren Campylorhynchus chiapensis
  • Northern Nightingale-Wren Microcerculus philomela
  • Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus
  • Cabanis's Wren Cantorchilus modestus
  • Banded Wren Thryophilus pleurostictus

Mockingbirds and thrashers (MIMIDAE)

Blue-and-white Mockingbird
Blue-and-white Mockingbird
  • Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus
  • Black Catbird Melanoptila glabrirostris

Thrushes (TURDIDAE)

Slate-colored Solitaire
Slate-colored Solitaire
  • Slate-colored Solitaire Myadestes unicolor
  • Black Thrush Turdus infuscatus
  • Mountain Thrush Turdus plebejus
  • Rufous-collared Robin Turdus rufitorques

Finches (FRINGILLIDAE)

Black-capped Siskin
Black-capped Siskin
  • Blue-crowned Chlorophonia Chlorophonia occipitalis
  • Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi
  • Black-capped Siskin Spinus atriceps

New World sparrows (PASSERELLIDAE)

Prevost's Ground Sparrow
Prevost's Ground Sparrow
  • Green-backed Sparrow Arremonops chloronotus
  • Prevost's Ground Sparrow Melozone biarcuata
  • White-eared Ground Sparrow Melozone leucotis

New World blackbirds (ICTERIDAE)

Bar-winged Oriole
Bar-winged Oriole
  • Yellow-winged Cacique Cassiculus melanicterus
  • Spot-breasted Oriole Icterus pectoralis
  • Bar-winged Oriole Icterus maculialatus
  • Black-cowled Oriole Icterus prosthemelas

New World warblers (PARULIDAE)

Pink-headed Warbler
Pink-headed Warbler

Cardinals (CARDINALIDAE)

Gray-throated Chat
Gray-throated Chat
  • Yellow Grosbeak Pheucticus chrysopeplus
  • Red-breasted Chat Granatellus venustus
  • Gray-throated Chat Granatellus sallaei
  • Rose-throated Tanager Piranga roseogularis

Tanagers (THRAUPIDAE)

Azure-rumped Tanager
Azure-rumped Tanager
  • Black-throated Shrike-Tanager Lanio aurantius
  • Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus
  • Passerini's Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii
  • Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula
  • Azure-rumped Tanager Tangara cabanisi

References

Gill, F & D Donsker (Eds). 2018. IOC World Bird List (v8.1). doi : 10.14344/IOC.ML.8.1.


Start here planning your birding trip to Guatemala:


Pink-headed Warbler
Pink-headed Warbler.
Goldman's Warbler
Goldman's Warbler.
Blue-throated Motmot
Blue-throated Motmot.
Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl
Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl.
Bearded Screech-Owl
Bearded Screech-Owl.
Azure-rumped Tanager
Azure-rumped Tanager.
Slender Sheartail
Slender Sheartail (juvenile).
Wine-throated Hummingbird
Wine-throated Hummingbird.
Black-capped Swallow
Black-capped Swallow.
Paltry Tyrannulet
Paltry Tyrannulet.
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