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Check List of the Birds of Cuba


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"Below you will find a Check List of the Birds of Cuba in taxonomic order, with the Rare/Accidental species sorted to the bottom, except the one (White Pelican) that we found during our Birdwatching Cuba tour. Given that we saw 17 of them, I wonder if they are still a rare bird in Cuba. I added a column indicating whether we saw/heard it or not, and another column with notes on what day we encountered them. Included are 3 birds we found on our wanderings: Royal Terns and a couple of Barn Swallows from the Malecon, and a Cuban Gnatcatcher in a tree a few blocks from the hotel."

Bob Kortright, former tour participant

Family English
Seen
Day
Latin Spanish
Numididae Helmeted Guineafowl
y
4
Numida meleagris Pintada Común
Odontophoridae Northern Bobwhite
Colinus virginianus Colín de Virginia
Phasianidae Common Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus Faisán Vulgar
Anatidae West Indian Whistling Duck
Dendrocygna arborea Suirirí Yaguaza
Anatidae Fulvous Whistling Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor Suirirí Bicolor
Anatidae Muscovy Duck
Cairina moschata Pato Criollo
Anatidae Wood Duck
Aix sponsa Pato Joyuyo
Anatidae American Wigeon
Anas americana Silbón Americano
Anatidae Blue-winged Teal
y
5
Anas discors Cerceta Aliazul
Anatidae Northern Shoveler
y
5
Anas clypeata Cuchara Común
Anatidae White-cheeked Pintail
Anas bahamensis Anade Gargantillo
Anatidae Northern Pintail
Anas acuta Ánade Rabudo
Anatidae Common Teal
Anas crecca Cerceta Común
Anatidae Ring-necked Duck
Aythya collaris Porrón Acollarado
Anatidae Lesser Scaup
Aythya affinis Porrón Bola
Anatidae Red-breasted Merganser
y
5
Mergus serrator Serreta Mediana
Anatidae Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus Malvasía Enmascarada
Anatidae Ruddy Duck
Oxyura jamaicensis Pato Malvasia de Cara Blanca
Procellariidae Black-capped Petrel
Pterodroma hasitata Petrel Antillano
Procellariidae Audubon's Shearwater
Puffinus lherminieri Pardela de Audubon
Podicipedidae Least Grebe
Tachybaptus dominicus Zampullín Macacito
Podicipedidae Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps Zampullín Picogrueso
Phoenicopteridae Greater Flamingo
y
5
Phoenicopterus ruber Flamenco Común
Ciconiidae Wood Stork
y
5
Mycteria americana Tántalo Americano
Threskiornithidae White Ibis
y
5
Eudocimus albus Corocoro Blanco
Threskiornithidae Glossy Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus Morito Común
Threskiornithidae Roseate Spoonbill
y
5
Ajaia ajaja Espátula Rosada
Ardeidae Least Bittern
Ixobrychus exilis Avetorillo Panamericano
Ardeidae Black-crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax Martinete Común
Ardeidae Yellow-crowned Night Heron
y
5
Nyctanassa violacea Martinete Coronado
Ardeidae Green Heron
y
6
Butorides virescens Garcita verdosau
Ardeidae Cattle Egret
y
1
Bubulcus ibis Garcilla Bueyera
Ardeidae Great Blue Heron
y
5
Ardea herodias Garza Azulada
Ardeidae Great Egret
y
3
Ardea alba Garceta Grande
Ardeidae Reddish Egret
y
5
Egretta rufescens Garceta Rojiza
Ardeidae Tricolored or Louisiana Heron
y
5
Egretta tricolor Garceta Tricolor
Ardeidae Little Blue Heron
y
1
Egretta caerulea Garceta Azul
Ardeidae Snowy Egret
y
5
Egretta thula Garceta Nívea
Phaethontidae White-tailed Tropicbird
Phaethon lepturus Rabijunco Menor
Fregatidae Magnificent Frigatebird
y
5
Fregata magnificens Rabihorcado Magnífico
Pelecanidae American White Pelican
y
5
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Pelícano Norteamericano
Pelecanidae Brown Pelican
y
1
Pelecanus occidentalis Pelícano Alcatraz
Sulidae Brown Booby
Sula leucogaster Piquero Pardo
Phalacrocoracidae Neotropical Cormorant
y
4
Phalacrocorax brasilianus Cormorán Biguá
Phalacrocoracidae Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus Cormorán Orejudo
Anhingidae Anhinga
Anhinga anhinga Anhinga Americana
Cathartidae Turkey-Vulture
y
1
Cathartes aura Aura Gallipavo
Falconidae Crested Caracara
Caracara cheriway Carancho Norteño
Falconidae American Kestrel
y
2
Falco sparverius Cernícalo Americano
Falconidae Merlin
y
5
Falco columbarius Esmerejón
Falconidae Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus Halcón Peregrino
Accipitridae Osprey
y
3
Pandion haliaetus Águila Pescadora
Accipitridae Hook-billed Kite
Chondrohierax uncinatus Milano Picogarfio
Accipitridae Snail Kite
y
1
Rostrhamus sociabilis Caracolero Común
Accipitridae Northern Harrier/Hen Harrier
Circus cyaneus Aguilucho Pálido
Accipitridae Sharp-shinned Hawk
y
6
Accipiter striatus Azor Rojizo
Accipitridae Gundlach's Hawk
Accipiter gundlachi Gavilán Cubano
Accipitridae Common Black Hawk
y
4
Buteogallus anthracinus Busardo-negro Norteño
Accipitridae Broad-winged Hawk
y
2
Buteo platypterus Busardo Aliancho
Accipitridae Red-tailed Hawk
y
2
Buteo jamaicensis Busardo Colirrojo
Rallidae Black Rail
Laterallus jamaicensis Polluela Negruzca
Rallidae Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris Rascón Piquilargo
Rallidae King Rail
Rallus elegans Rascón Elegante
Rallidae Sora Rail
Porzana carolina Polluela Sora
Rallidae Yellow-breasted Crake
Porzana flaviventer Polluela Pálida
Rallidae Zapata Rail
Cyanolimnas cerverai Gallineta de Zapata
Rallidae Spotted Rail
Pardirallus maculatus Rascón Overo
Rallidae Purple Gallinule
y
4
Porphyrio martinica Calamoncillo Americano
Rallidae Common Moorhen
y
4
Gallinula chloropus Gallereta Común
Rallidae American Coot
y
1
Fulica americana Focha Americana
Gruidae Sandhill Crane
Grus canadensis Grulla Canadiense
Aramidae Limpkin
y
4
Aramus guarauna Carrao
Recurvirostridae Black-winged Stilt
y
5
Himantopus himantopus Cigüeñuela Común
Charadriidae Grey Plover/Black-bellied Plover
y
5
Pluvialis squatarola Chorlito Gris
Charadriidae Semipalmated Plover
Charadrius semipalmatus Chorlitejo Semipalmeado
Charadriidae Wilson's Plover
Charadrius wilsonia Chorlitejo Piquigrueso
Charadriidae Killdeer
y
5
Charadrius vociferus Chorlitejo Culirrojo
Charadriidae Kentish Plover
Charadrius alexandrinus Chorlitejo Patinegro
Jacanidae Northern Jacana
Jacana spinosa Jacana Centroamericana
Scolopacidae Common Snipe
Gallinago gallinago Agachadiza Común
Scolopacidae Short-billed Dowitcher
y
5
Limnodromus griseus Agujeta Gris
Scolopacidae Whimbrel
Numenius phaeopus Zarapito Trinador
Scolopacidae Greater Yellowlegs
y
5
Tringa melanoleuca Archibebe Patigualdo Grande
Scolopacidae Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes Archibebe Patigualdo Chico
Scolopacidae Solitary Sandpiper
Tringa solitaria Andarríos Solitario
Scolopacidae Spotted Sandpiper
y
5
Actitis macularius Andarríos Maculado
Scolopacidae Willet
y
5
Catoptrophorus semipalmatus Playero Aliblanco
Scolopacidae Ruddy Turnstone
y
5
Arenaria interpres Vuelvepiedras Común
Scolopacidae Sanderling
Calidris alba Correlimos Tridáctilo
Scolopacidae Semipalmated Sandpiper
y
5
Calidris pusilla Correlimos Semipalmeado
Scolopacidae Least Sandpiper
Calidris minutilla Correlimos Menudillo
Scolopacidae Stilt-Sandpiper
Calidris himantopus Correlimos Zancolín
Laridae Herring Gull
y
1
Larus argentatus Gaviota Argéntea
Laridae Laughing Gull
y
1
Larus atricilla Gaviota Guanaguanare
Laridae Gull-billed Tern
Sterna nilotica Pagaza Piconegra
Laridae Caspian Tern
y
5
Sterna caspia Pagaza Piquirroja
Laridae Sandwich Tern
Sterna sandvicensis Charrán Patinegro
Laridae Royal Tern
y
7
Sterna maxima Charrán Real
Laridae Least Tern
Sterna antillarum Charrancito Americano
Laridae Bridled Tern
Sterna anaethetus Charrán Embridado
Laridae Sooty Tern
Sterna fuscata Charrán Sombrío
Laridae Brown Noddy
Anous stolidus Tiñosa Boba
Columbidae Rock Dove
y
1
Columba livia Paloma Bravía
Columbidae White-crowned Pigeon
Columba leucocephala Paloma Coronita
Columbidae Scaly-naped Pigeon
y
2
Columba squamosa Paloma Isleña
Columbidae Plain Pigeon
Columba inornata Paloma Boba
Columbidae Eurasian Collared Dove
y
1
Streptopelia decaocto Tórtola Turca
Columbidae Mourning Dove
y
2
Zenaida macroura Zenaida Huilota
Columbidae Zenaida Dove
Zenaida aurita Zenaida Caribeña
Columbidae White-winged Dove
y
4
Zenaida asiatica Zenaida Aliblanca
Columbidae Common Ground Dove
y
2
Columbina passerina Columbina Común
Columbidae Gray-headed Quail-Dove
y
4
Geotrygon caniceps Paloma-perdiz Camao
Columbidae Key West Quail-Dove
Geotrygon chrysia Paloma-perdiz Barbiqueja
Columbidae Ruddy Quail-Dove
Geotrygon montana Paloma-perdiz Común
Columbidae Blue-headed Quail-Dove
Starnoenas cyanocephala Paloma-perdiz Cubana
Psittacidae Cuban Parakeet
Aratinga euops Aratinga Cubana
Psittacidae Cuban Parrot
y
4
Amazona leucocephala Amazona Cubana
Cuculidae Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus americanus Cuclillo Piquigualdo
Cuculidae Mangrove Cuckoo
Coccyzus minor Cuclillo de Manglar
Cuculidae Great Lizard Cuckoo
y
4
Saurothera merlini Cuco-lagartero Cubano
Cuculidae Smooth-billed Ani
y
2
Crotophaga ani Garrapatero Aní
Tytonidae Barn Owl
?
1
Tyto alba Lechuza Común
Strigidae Cuban Screech Owl or Bare-legged Owl
y
4
Gymnoglaux lawrencii Autillo Cubano
Strigidae Cuban Pygmy Owl
y
4
Glaucidium siju Mochuelo Sijú
Strigidae Burrowing Owl
Athene cunicularia Mochuelo de Madriguera
Strigidae Stygian Owl
y
4
Asio stygius Búho Negruzco
Strigidae Short-eared Owl
Asio flammeus Búho Campestre
Caprimulgidae Antillean Nighthawk
Chordeiles gundlachii Añapero Querequeté
Caprimulgidae Greater Antillean Nightjar
nest
4
Caprimulgus cubanensis Chotacabra Cubana
Apodidae White-collared Swift
Streptoprocne zonaris Vencejo Acollarado
Apodidae Antillean Palm Swift
y
1
Tachornis phoenicobia Vencejillo Antillano
Trochilidae Cuban Emerald
y
1
Chlorostilbon ricordii Esmeralda Zunzún
Trochilidae Bee Hummingbird
y
4
Mellisuga helenae Colibrí Zunzuncito
Trogonidae Cuban Trogon
y
2
Priotelus temnurus Trogón Tocororo
Alcedinidae Belted Kingfisher
y
1
Megaceryle alcyon Martín Gigante Norteamericano
Todidae Cuban Tody
y
2
Todus multicolor Barrancolí Cubano
Picidae West Indian Woodpecker
y
1
Melanerpes superciliaris Carpintero Antillano
Picidae Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus varius Chupasavia Norteño
Picidae Cuban Green Woodpecker
y
2
Xiphidiopicus percussus Carpintero Tajá
Picidae Northern Flicker
y
2
Colaptes auratus Carpintero Escapulario
Picidae Fernandina's Flicker
y
4
Colaptes fernandinae Carpintero Churroso
Tyrannidae Eastern Wood Pewee
Contopus virens Pibí Oriental
Tyrannidae Cuban Pewee
y
2
Contopus caribaeus Pibí Cubano
Tyrannidae Gray Kingbird
y
2
Tyrannus dominicensis Tirano Dominicano
Tyrannidae Giant Kingbird
Tyrannus cubensis Tirano Cubano
Tyrannidae Loggerhead Kingbird
y
1
Tyrannus caudifasciatus Tirano Guatíbere
Tyrannidae La Sagra's Flycatcher
y
3
Myiarchus sagrae Copetón de De La Sagra
Vireonidae White-eyed Vireo
Vireo griseus Vireo de Ojos Blancos
Vireonidae Thick-billed Vireo
Vireo crassirostris Vireo de Pico Grueso
Vireonidae Cuban Vireo
y
3
Vireo gundlachii Vireo Cubano
Vireonidae Yellow-throated Vireo
Vireo flavifrons Vireo de Cuello Amarilla
Vireonidae Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus Vireo de Ojos Rojos
Vireonidae Black-whiskered Vireo
y
2
Vireo altiloquus Vireo de Bigotes Negros
Corvidae Palm Crow
Corvus palmarum Cuervo Palmero
Corvidae Cuban Crow
Corvus nasicus Cuervo Cubano
Bombycillidae Cedar Waxwing
Bombycilla cedrorum Ampelis Americano
Hirundinidae Tree Swallow
y
2
Tachycineta bicolor Golondrina Bicolor
Hirundinidae Purple Martin
y
1
Progne subis Golondrina Purpúrea
Hirundinidae Cuban Martin
y
2
Progne cryptoleuca Golondrina Cubana
Hirundinidae Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Stelgidopteryx serripennis Golondrina Aserrada
Hirundinidae Barn Swallow
y
7
Hirundo rustica Golondrina Común
Hirundinidae Cave Swallow
Petrochelidon fulva Golondrina Pueblera
Troglodytidae Zapata Wren
Ferminia cerverai Ratona de Zapata
Polioptilidae Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Polioptila caerulea Perlita Común
Polioptilidae Cuban Gnatcatcher
y
7
Polioptila lembeyei Perlita Cubana
Mimidae Gray Catbird
y
6
Dumetella carolinensis Sinsonte Maullador
Mimidae Northern Mockingbird
y
1
Mimus polyglottos Sinsonte Común
Mimidae Bahama Mockingbird
Mimus gundlachii Sinsonte de las Bahamas
Turdidae Cuban Solitaire
heard
2
Myadestes elisabeth Clarín Cubano
Turdidae Red-legged Thrush
y
1
Turdus plumbeus Zorzal Cubano
Passeridae House Sparrow
y
1
Passer domesticus Gorrión Doméstico
Estrildidae Scaly-breasted Munia
Lonchura punctulata Capuchino Nutmeg
Estrildidae Black-headed Munia
Lonchura malacca Capuchino de Cabeza Negra
Parulidae Tennessee Warbler
Vermivora peregrina Chipe Peregrino
Parulidae Northern Parula
y
4
Parula americana Párula de Pecho Dorado
Parulidae Yellow Warbler
y
6
Dendroica petechia Chipe Amarillo
Parulidae Blackpoll Warbler
Dendroica striata Chipe Estriado
Parulidae Magnolia Warbler
y
4
Dendroica magnolia Chipe de Cola Fajeada
Parulidae Cape May Warbler
y
2
Dendroica tigrina Chipe Tigre
Parulidae Black-throated Blue Warbler
y
6
Dendroica caerulescens Chipe Azul y Negro
Parulidae Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dendroica coronata Chipe Coronado
Parulidae Black-throated Green Warbler
y
3
Dendroica virens Chipe de Garganta Negra
Parulidae Yellow-throated Warbler
y
1
Dendroica dominica Chipe de Garganta Amarilla
Parulidae Prairie Warbler
Dendroica discolor Chipe Galano
Parulidae Olive-capped Warbler
y
2
Dendroica pityophila Chipe de Capa Oliva
Parulidae Palm Warbler
y
2
Dendroica palmarum Chipe Palmero
Parulidae Black-and-white Warbler
y
4
Mniotilta varia Chipe Rayado
Parulidae American Redstart
y
3
Setophaga ruticilla Chipe Rey Americano
Parulidae Worm-eating Warbler
Helmitheros vermivorum Chipe Gusanero
Parulidae Ovenbird
Seiurus aurocapilla Chipe de Tierra
Parulidae Northern Waterthrush
Seiurus noveboracensis Chipe de Agua Norteño
Parulidae Louisiana Waterthrush
Seiurus motacilla Chipe de Agua Sureño
Parulidae Common Yellowthroat
Geothlypis trichas Chipe de Cara Negra
Parulidae Yellow-headed Warbler
y
2
Teretistris fernandinae Chipe de Cabeza Amarilla
Parulidae Oriente Warbler
Teretistris fornsi Chipe de Oriente
Icteridae Greater Antillean Oriole
y
2
Icterus dominicensis Bolsero capuchinegro
Icteridae Orchard Oriole
Icterus spurius Turpial de los Huertos
Icteridae Baltimore Oriole
Icterus galbula Ictérido anaranjado
Icteridae Shiny Cowbird
Molothrus bonariensis Vaquero Mirlo
Icteridae Cuban Blackbird
y
1
Dives atroviolaceus Turpial Cubano
Icteridae Red-shouldered Blackbird
Agelaius assimilis Turpial de Hombros Rojos
Icteridae Tawny-shouldered Blackbird
y
2
Agelaius humeralis Turpial de Hombros Castaños
Icteridae Greater Antillean Grackle
y
1
Quiscalus niger Zanate Antillano
Icteridae Eastern Meadowlark
Sturnella magna Turpial Oriental
Icteridae Bobolink
Dolichonyx oryzivorus Soldadito Arrocero
Emberizidae Savannah Sparrow
Passerculus sandwichensis Sabanero Zanjero
Emberizidae Grasshopper Sparrow
Ammodramus savannarum Sabanero Chapulín
Emberizidae Zapata Sparrow
Torreornis inexpectata Sabanero de Zapata
Emberizidae Cuban Bullfinch
y
2
Melopyrrha nigra Semillero Cubano
Emberizidae Cuban Grassquit
Tiaris canorus Tomeguín del Pinar
Emberizidae Yellow-faced Grassquit
y
6
Tiaris olivaceus Tomeguín de la Tierra
Thraupidae Red-legged Honeycreeper
Cyanerpes cyaneus Tucuso Monatñés
Genera Incertae Sedis Summer Tanager
Piranga rubra Quitrique Colorado
Genera Incertae Sedis Western Spindalis
y
2
Spindalis zena Tángara Cabeza Rayada
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