All these birds can be spotted
at the Centro Neotrópico Sarapiquís and La Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve

 
FAMILIA/FAMILY ESPECIE/SPECIES ENGLISH NAME NOMBRE EN ESPAÑOL
       
Tinamidae Tinamus major Great Tinamou Tinamu Grande
Cripturellus soui Little Tinamou Tinamu Chico
   
Phalacrocoracidae Phalacrocorax brasilianus Neotropical Cormorant Cormoran Tropical
   
Anhingidae Anhinga anhinga Anhinga Aninga o Pato Aguja
   
Ardeidae Tigrosima mexicanum Bare-throated Tiger-Heron Garza-tigre Cuellinudo
Tigrosima fasciatum Fasciated Tiger-Heron Garza-Tigre de Rio
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron Martinete Coroninegro
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret Garcilla Bueyera
Butorides virescens Green Heron Garcilla Verde
Egretta caerulea Little Blue Heron Garceta Azul
Egretta thula Snowy Egret Garceta Nivosa
Ardea herodias Great Blue Heron Garzon Azul
Cholochlearius cochlearius Boat Billed Heron Chocuaco
   
Cathartidae Cathartes aura Turkey Vulture Zopilote Cabecirrojo
Coragyps atratus Black Vulture Zopilote Negro
Sarcoramphus papa King Vulture Zopilote Rey
   
Threskiornithidae Mesembrinibis cayennnesis Green Ibis Ibis verde
   
Anatidae Cairina moschata Muscovy Duck Pato Real
   
Pandionidae Pandion haliaetus Osprey Águila Pescadora
   
Accipitridae Leptodon cayanensis Gray-headed Kite Gavilán Cabecigris
Harpagus bidentatus Double-toothed kite Gavilán Gorgirrayado
Elanoides forficatus American Swallow-tailed Kite Elanio Tijereta
Buteo platypterus Broad-winged Hawk Gavilan Aludo
Buteo magnirostris Roadside Hawk Gavilán Chapulinero
Asturia nitida Gray Hawk Gavilan Gris
Accipiter bicolor Bicolor Hawk Gavilan Bicolor
Leucopternis semiplumbea Semiplumbeous Hawk Gavilán Dorsiplomizo
   
Falconidae Herpetotheres cachinnans Laughing Falcon Guaco
Caracara plancus Crested Caracara Quebrantahuesos
Falco rufigularis Bat Falcon Halcón Cuelliblanco
   
Cracidae Ortalis cinereiceps Gray-headed Chachalaca Chachalaca Cabecigris
Penelope purpurascens Crested Guan Pava Crestada
Crax rubra Great Curassow Pavón Grande
   
Rallidae Aramides cajanea Gray-necked Wood-Rail Rascon Cuelligris
Laterallus albigularis White-throated Crake Polluela Garbantiblanca
   
Eurypygidae Eurypyga helias Sunbittern Garza del Sol
   
Jacanidae Jacana spinosa Northern Jacana Gallito de Agua
   
Scolopacidae Actitis macularia Spotted Sandpiper Andarrios Solitario
   
Columbidae Columba flavirostris Red-billed Pigeon Paloma Piquirroja
Columbina talpacoti Ruddy Ground-Dove Tortolita Rojiza
Columba nigrirostris Short-billed Pigeon Paloma Piquicorta
Geotrygon veraguensis Olive-backed Quail-Dove Paloma-Perdiz Bigotiblanca
Leptotila verreauxi White-tipped Dove Paloma Coliblanca
Leptotila cassinii Gray-chested Dove Paloma Cuello Gris
Claravis pretiosa Blue ground Dove Paloma Azul de Suelo
   
Psittacidae Brotogeris jugularis Orange-chinned Parakeet Periquito Barbinaranja
Aratinga nana Olive-throated Parakeet Perico Azteco
Aratinga finschi Crimson-fronted Parakeet Perico Frentirrojo
Pionus senilis White-crowned Parrot Loro Coroniblanco
Pionopsitta haematotis Brown-hooded Parrot Loro Cabecipardo
Amazona autumnalis Red-lored Parrot Loro Frentirrojo
Amazona farinosa Mealy Parrot Loro Verde
Ara ambigua Great Green Macaw Lapa Verde
   
Cuculidae Piaya cayana Squirrel Cuckoo Cuco Ardilla
Tapera naevia Striped Cuckoo Cuclillo Listado, Tres Pesos
Crototophaga sulcirostris Groove-billed Ani Tijo Garrapatero
Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed Cuckoo Cuclillo Piquigualdo
   
Strigidae Pulsatrix perspicillata Spectacled Owl Buho de Anteojos
Lophostrix cristata Crested Owl Buho Penachudo
   
Caprimulgidae Nyctidromus albicollis Common Pauraque Chotacabras Campestre
Chordeiles minor Common Nighthawk Añapero Zumbón
Lurocalis semitorquatus Short-tailed Nighthawk Añapero Colicorto
   
Apodidae Streptoprocne zonaris White-collared Swift Vencejon Collarejo
Chaetura cinereiventris Gray-rumped Swift Vencejo Lomigrís
Panyptila cayennensis Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift Vencejo Tijereta Menor, Macuá
   
Trochilidae Phaethornis superciliosus Long-tailed Hermit Ermitano Colilargo
Phaethornis longuemareus Little Hermit Ermitano Enano
Threnetes ruckeri Band-tailed Barbthroat Ermitaño Barbudo
Thalurania colombica Violet-crowned Woodnymph Ninfa Violeta y Verde
Amazilia tzacatl Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Colibri Rabirrufa
Amazilia amabilis Blue-chested Hummingbird Amazilia Pechiazul
Heliothryx barroti Purple-crowned Fairy Colibri Picopunzon
Klais guimeti Violet-headed Hummingbird Colibrí Cabeciazul
Glaucis aenea Bronzy Hermit Ermitaño Bronceado
Lophornis helenae Black-crested Coquette Coqueta Crestinegra
Chalybura urochrysia Red-footed Plumeleteer Colibrí Patirrojo
Florisuga mellivora White-necked Jacobine Jacobino Nuquiblanco
Anthracothorax prevostii Green-breasted Mango Manguito Perchiverde
   
Trogonidae Trogon massena Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon Coliplomizo
Trogon rufus Black-throated Trogon Trogon Cabeciverde
Trogon violaceus Violaceous Trogon Trogon Violaceo
   
Alcedinidae Ceryle torquata Ringed Kingfisher Martin Pescador Collarejo
Ceryle alcyon Belted Kingfisher Martin Pescador Norteno
Chloroceryle amazona Amazon Kingfisher Martin Pescador Amazonico
Chloroceryle americana Green Kingfisher Martin Pescador Verde
   
Momotidae Baryphthengus martii Rufous Motmot Momoto Canelo Mayor
Electron platyrhynchum Broad-billed Motmot Momoto Piquiancho
   
Bucconidae Bucco macrorhynchos White-necked Puffbird Buco Collarejo
   
Ramphastidae Pteroglossus torquatus Collared Aracari Tucancillo Collarejo
Ramphastos sulfuratus Keel-billed Toucan Tucan Pico Iris
Ramphastos swainsonii Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Tucan de Swainson
   
Picidae Melanerpes pucherani Black-cheeked Woodpecker Carpintero Carinegro
Campephilus guatemalensis Pale-billed Woodpecker Carpintero Picoplata
Dryocopus lineatus Lineated Woodpecker Carpintero lineado
   
Dendrocolaptidae Dendrocincla fuliginosa Plain-brown Woodcreeper Trepador Pardo
Glyphorhynchus spirurus Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Trepadorcito Pico de Cuna
Lepidocolaptes souleyetti Streaked-headed Woodcreeper Trepador Cabecirrayado
Dendrocolaptes sanctihomae Northern-barred Woodcreeper Trepador Barreteado
Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus Black-striped Woodcreeper Trepador Pinto
   
Furnariidae Xenops minutus Plain Xenops Xenops Común
Automolus ochrolaemus Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner Hojarasquero Gorgianteado
   
Thamnophilidae Myrmeciza exsul Chestnut-backed Antbird Hormiguero Dorsicastano
Myrmotherula axillaris White-flanked Antwren Homiguerito Flanquiblanco
Thamnophilus doliatus Barred Antshrike Batará Barreteado
Thamnophilus atrinucha Western Slaty-Antshrike Batará Plomizo
Thamnistes anabatinus Russet Antshrike Batará Café
Dysithamnus mentalis Plain Antvireo Batarito Cabecigrís
Hylophylax naevioides Spotted Antbird Hormiguero Moteado
Ceromacra tyrannina Dusky Antbird Hormiguero Negruzco
   
Formicariidae Formicarius analis Black-faced Antthursh Gallito Hormiguero Carinegro
   
Tityridae Tityra semifasciata Masked Tityra Tityra Carirroja
Tityra inquisitor Black-crowned Tityra Tityra Coroninegra
Pachyramphus cinnamomeus Cinnamon Becard Cabezón Canelo
Pachyramphus polichopterus White-winged Becard Cabezón Aliblanco
   
Cotingidae Lipaugus unirufus Rufous Piha Piha Rojiza
Carpodectes nitidus Snowy Cotinga Cotinga Nivosa
   
Pipridae Manacus candei White-collared Manakin Saltarín Cuelliblanco
Pipra mentalis Red-capped Manakin Saltarín Cabecirrojo
Corapipo altera White-ruffed Manakin Saltarín Gorgiblanco
   
Tyrannidae Sayornis nigricans Black Phoebe Mosquero de Agua
Tyrannus melancholicus Tropical Kingbird Tirano Tropical
Conopias albovittata White-ringed Flycatcher Mosquero Cabecianillado
Megarhynchus pitangua Boat-billed Flycatcher Mosqueron Picudo
Myiozetetes granadensis Gray-capped Flycatcher Mosquero Cabecigris
Myiozetes similis Social Flycatcher Mosquero Cejiblanco
Pitangus sulphuratus Great Kiskadee Bienteveo Grande
Myiarchus crinitus Great Crested Flycatcher Copeton Viajero
Myiarchus tuberculifer Dusky-capped Flycatcher Copetón Crestioscuro
Contopus cinerus Tropical Pewee Pibi Tropical
Empidonax flaviventris Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Mosquerito Vientriamarillo
Myiobius sulphureipygius Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher Mosquerito Lomiamarillo
Todirostrum cinereum Common Tody-Flycatcher Espatulilla Comun
Serpophaga cinera Torrent Tyrannulet Mosquerito Guardarrios
Elaenia flavogaster Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elainia Copetona
Mionectes oleagineus Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mosquerito Aceitunado
Tolmomyias sulphurescens Yellow-olive Flycatcher Piquiplano Azufrado
Zimmerius vilissimus Paltry Tyrannulet Mosquerito Cejigris
Capsiempis flaveola Yellow Tyrannulet Mosquerito Amarillo
Rytipterna holerythra Rufous Mourner Plañidera Rojiza
Onychorhynchus coronatus Royal Flycatcher Mosquero Real
Attila spadiceus Bright-rumped Attila Atila Lomiamarilla
Rhynchocynclus brevirostris Eye-ringed Flatbill Piquiplano de Anteojos
Platyrinchus coronatus Golden-crowned Spadebill Piquichato Coronirufo
   
Hirundinidae Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern Rough-winged Swallow Golondrina Alirrasposa Nortena
Stelgidopteryx ruficollis Southern Rough-winged Swallow Golondrina Alirrasposa Sureña
Tachycineta albilinea Mangrove Swallow Golondrina Lomiblanca
   
Corvidae Cyanocorax morio Brown Jay Urraca Parda
   
Troglodytidae Troglodytes aedon House Wren Soterrey Cucarachero
Henicorhina leucosticta White-breasted Wood-Wren Soterrey de Selva Pechiblanco
Thryothorus modestus Plain Wren Sotorrey Chinchirigui
Cyphorhinus phaeocephalus Song Wren Sotorrey Canoro
Thryothorus thoracicus Striped-breasted Wren Sotorrey  Pechirrayado
Thryothorus nigricapillus Bay Wren Sotorrey Castano
Microcerculus philomela Nightingale Wren Sotorrey Ruiseñor
Campylorhynchus zonatus Band -backed Wren Sotorrey Matraquero
   
Turdidae Turdus grayi Clay-colored Robin Mirlo Pardo
Turdus obsoletus Pale-vented Robin Mirlo Vientriblanco
Hylocicla mustelina Wood Thrush Zorzal del Bosque
Catharus ustulatus Swainson's Thursh Zorzal de Swainson
   
Sylviidae Polioptila plumbea Tropical Gnatcatcher Perlita Tropical
Ramphocaenus melanurus Long-billed Gnatwren Soterillo Picudo
   
Vireonidae Hylophilus decurtatus Lesser Greenlet Verdillo Menudo
Vireo olivaceus Red eyed Vireo Vireo Ojirrojo
Vireo flavifrons Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo Pechiamarillo
   
Coerebidae Coereba flaveola Bananaquit Reinita Mielera
   
Parulidae Mniotilta varia Black-and-White Warbler Reinita Trepadora
Dendroica petechia Yellow Warbler Reinita Amarilla
Dendroica coronata Yellow-rumped Warbler Reinita Lomiamarilla
Dendroica pensylvanica Chestnut-sided Warbler Reinita de Costillas Castanas
Dendroica caerulescens Black-throated Blue Warbler Reinita Azul y Negro
Geothlypis poliocephala Gray-crowned Yellowthroat Antifacito Coronigris
Geothlypis semiflava Olive-crowned Yellowthroat Atifacito Sureño
Wilsonia pusilla Wilson’s Warbler Reinita Gorrinegra
Wilsonia canadensis Canada Warbler Reinita Pechirrayada
Phaeothlypis fulvicauda Buff-rumped Warbler Reinita Guardaribera
Seiurus noveboracensis Northern Waterthrush Reinita Acuática Norteña
Seiurus motacilla Louisiana Waterthrush Reinita Acuática Piquigrande
Vermivora chrysoptera Golden-winged Warbler Reinita Alidorada
Vermivora peregrina Tennessee Warbler Reinita Verdilla
Wilsonia citrina Hooded Warbler Reinita Encapuchada
   
Thraupidae Euphonia luteicapilla Yellow-crowned Euphonia Eufonia Coroniamarilla
Euphonia gouldi Olive-backed Euphonia Eufonia Olivacea
Tangara larvata Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara Capuchidorada
Chlorophanes spiza Green Honeycreeper Mielero Verde
Cyanerpes cyaneus Red-legged Honeycreeper Mielero Patirrojo
Cyanerpes lucidus Shining Honeycreeper Mielero Luciente
Dacnis cayana Blue Dacnis Mielero Azulejo
Dacnis venusta Scarlet-thighed Dacnis Mielero Celeste y Negro
Thraupis episcopus Blue-Gray Tanager Tangara Azuleja
Thraupis palmarum Palm Tanager Tangara Palmera
Chlorothraupis carmioli Olive Tanager Tangara Aceituna
Ramphocelus passerinii Passerini´s Tanager Tangara Lomiescarlata
Ramphocelus sanguinolenta Crimson-collared Tanager Tangara Capuchirroja
Piranga rubra Summer Tanager Tangara Veranera
Habia fuscicauda Red-throated Ant-Tanager Tangara Hormiguera Gorgirroja
Tachyphonus luctuosus White-shouldered Tanager Tangara Caponiblanca
Tachyphonus rufus White-lined Tanager Tangara forriblanca, Fraile
   
Emberizidae Sporophila aurita Variable Seedeater Espiguero Variable
Arremonops conirostris Black-striped Sparrow Pinzon Cabecilistado
Volatinia jacarina Blue-Black grasquit Semillerito Negro Azulado
Arremon aurantirostris Orange-billed Sparrow Pinzon Piquinaranja
Zonotrichia capensis Rufous-collared Sparrow Chingolo
Orizoborus funereus Thick-billed Seed-Finch Semillero Picogrueso
Tiaris olivacea Yellow-faced Grassquit Semillerito Cariamarillo, Gallito
   
Cardinalidae Saltator maximus Buff-throated Saltator Saltator Gorgianteado
Saltator atriceps Black-headed Saltator Saltator Cabecinegro
Saltator grossus Slate-colored Gosbeak Picogrueso Piquirrojo
Saltator coerulescens Grayish Saltator Saltator Gisáceo, Sinsonte
Cyanocompsa cyanoides Blue-Black Grosbeak Picogrueso Negro Azulado
Caryothraustes poliogaster Black-faced Grosbeak Picogrueso Carinegro
   
Icteridae Psarocolius montezuma Montezuma Oropendola Oropéndola de Moctezuma
Psarocolius wagleri Chesnut-headed Oropendola Oropéndola Cabecicastaña
Quiscalus mexicanus Great-tailed Grackle Clarinero o Zanate Grande
Icterus galbula Baltimore Oriole Bolsero Veranero
Icterus dominicensis Black-cowled Oriole Cacique Amarillo
Cacicus uropygialis Scarlet-rumped Cacique Cacique Lomiescarlata, Plío
Amblycercus holosericeus Yellow-billed Cacique Cacique Picoplata
Dives dives Melodius Blackbird Tordo Cantor
  Molothrus aeneus Bronzed Cowbird Vaquero Ojirrojo, Pius
     
Information provided by: TIRIMBINA - Rainforest Center