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Central Panama Bird List 


Tinamous (2)
Great Tinamou
Little Tinamou
Ducks, Swans, and Geese (12)
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Muscovy Duck
American Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Masked Duck
Guans, and Chachalacas (3)
Gray-headed Chachalaca
Crested Guan
Great Curassow
New World Quail (7)
Crested Bobwhite
Marbled Wood-Quail
Black-eared Wood-Quail
Tacarcuna Wood-Quail
Black-breasted Wood-Quail
Spotted Wood-Quail
Tawny-faced Quail
Grebes (2)
Least Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Shearwaters and Petrels (2)
Sooty Shearwater
Audubon Shearwater
Storm-Petrels (3)
Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel
Black Storm-Petrel
Least Storm-Petrel
Boobies and Gannets (3)
Masked Booby
Blue-footed Booby
Brown Booby
Pelicans (1)
Brown Pelican
Cormorants (1)
Neotropic Cormorant
Darters (1)
Frigatebirds (1)
Magnificent Frigatebird
Herons (17)
Least Bittern
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Fasciated Tiger-Heron
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
Great Blue Heron
Cocoi Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Striated Heron
Agami Heron
Capped Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Boat-billed Heron
Ibises and Spoonbills (2)
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Green Ibis
Storks (1)
Wood Stork
Vultures (4)
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
King Vulture
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites (33)
Gray-headed Kite
Hook-billed Kite
Swallow-tailed Kite
Pearl Kite
White-tailed Kite
Snail Kite
Slender-billed Kite
Double-toothed Kite
Mississippi Kite
Plumbeous Kite
Tiny Hawk
Crane Hawk
Plumbeous Hawk
Semiplumbeous Hawk
Barred Hawk
White Hawk
Gray Hawk
Common Black-Hawk
Mangrove Black-Hawk
Great Black-Hawk
Savanna Hawk
Roadside Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
White-tailed Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Harpy Eagle
Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle
Black Hawk-Eagle
Ornate Hawk-Eagle
Falcons and Caracaras (11)
Barred Forest-Falcon
Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon
Collared Forest-Falcon
Red-throated Caracara
Crested Caracara
Yellow-headed Caracara
Laughing Falcon
American Kestrel
Bat Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Rails and Gallinules (11)
White-throated Crake
Gray-breasted Crake
Rufous-necked Wood-Rail
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Yellow-breasted Crake
Colombian Crake
Paint-billed Crake
Purple Gallinule                                                    Go Back
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Finfoots (1)
Sunbittern (1)
Limpkin (1)
Plovers and Lapwings (8)
Common Snipe
Southern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover
American (Lesser) Golden-Plover
Collared Plover
Wilson Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Stilts and Avocets (1)
Black-necked Stilt
Jacanas (1)
Wattled Jacana
Sandpipers and Allies (23)
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Gulls, Terns, and Allies (16)
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Laughing Gull
Franklin Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Elegant Tern
Sandwich Tern
Common Tern
Least Tern
Black Tern
Brown Noddy
Pigeons and Doves (16)
Pale-vented Pigeon
Scaled Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Plumbeous Pigeon
Short-billed Pigeon
Ruddy Ground-Dove
Blue Ground-Dove
Maroon-chested Ground-Dove
White-tipped Dove
Gray-headed Dove
Gray-chested Dove
Olive-backed Quail-Dove
Purplish-backed Quail-Dove
Russet-crowned Quail-Dove
Violaceous Quail-Dove
Ruddy Quail-Dove
Parrots (7)
Orange-chinned Parakeet
Blue-fronted Parrotlet
Brown-hooded Parrot
Blue-headed Parrot
Red-lored Amazon
Mealy Amazon
Yellow-crowned Amazon
Cuckoos (11)
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Mangrove Cuckoo
Squirrel Cuckoo
Little Cuckoo
Striped Cuckoo
Pheasant Cuckoo
Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo
Greater Ani
Smooth-billed Ani
Groove-billed Ani
Barn Owls (1)
Barn Owl
Typical Owls (7)
Tropical Screech-Owl
Vermiculated Screech-Owl
Crested Owl
Spectacled Owl
Mottled Owl
Black-and-white Owl
Striped Owl
Nightjars (7)
Short-tailed Nighthawk
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
Common Pauraque
Rufous Nightjar
White-tailed Nightjar
Potoos (2)
Great Potoo
Common Potoo
Oilbird (1)
Swifts (6)                                               Go Back
White-collared Swift
Chimney Swift
Short-tailed Swift
Band-rumped Swift  (+COMMON CP)
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift
Hummingbirds (35)
Rufous-breasted Hermit
Band-tailed Barbthroat
Green Hermit
Long-tailed Hermit
Pale-bellied Hermit
Litle Hermit
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird
Violet Sabrewing
White-necked Jacobin
Brown Violet-Ear
Green-breasted Mango
Black-throated Mango
Veraguas Mango (E) (CP caribbean)
Violet-headed Hummingbird
Rufous-crested Coquette
Green Thorntail
Garden Emerald
Violet-crowned Woodnymph
Violet-bellied Hummingbird
Sapphire-throated Hummbird
Blue-throated Goldentail
Violet-capped Hummingbird
Blue-chested Hummingbird
Charming Hummingbird
Snowy -bellied Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
White-vented Plumeleteer
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer
Green-crowned Brilliant
Purple-crowned Fairy
Long-billed Starthroat
Magenta-throated Woodstar
Purple-throated Woodstar
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Glow-throated Hummingbird
Trogons (6)
White-tailed Trogon
Violaceous Trogon
Orange-bellied Trogon
Black-throated Trogon
Black-tailed Trogon
Slaty-tailed Trogon
Motmots (4)
Tody Motmot
Blue-crowned Motmot
Rufous Motmot  (+CARIBBEAN side)
Broad-billed Motmot
Kingfishers (6)
Ringed Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
Amazon Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher
American Pygmy Kingfisher
Puffbirds (7)
Barred Puffbird         (CP CARIBB)
White-necked Puffbird
Black-breasted Puffbird
Pied Puffbird
White-whiskered Puffbird
Gray-cheeked Nunlet
White-fronted Nunbird
Jacamars (1)
Great Jacamar
Barbets and Toucans (5)
Spot-crowned Barbet
Collared Aracari
Yellow-eared Toucanet
Keel-billed Toucan
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
Woodpeckers (11)
Olivaceous Piculet
Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Red-crowned Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker
Golden-green Woodpecker
Spot-breasted Woodpecker
Cinnamon Woodpecker
Lineated Woodpecker
Crimson-bellied Woodpecker
Crimson-crested Woodpecker
Ovenbirds and Allies (10)
Pale-breasted Spinetail
Slaty Spinetail
Red-faced Spinetail
Slaty-winged Foliage-gleaner
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner
Ruddy Foliage-gleaner
Plain Xenops
Tawny-throated Leaftosser
Gray-throated Leaftosser
Scaly-throated Leaftosser
Woodcreepers (13)                               Go Back
Plain-brown Woodcreeper
Ruddy Woodcreeper
Olivaceous Woodcreeper
Long-tailed Woodcreeper
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper
Barred (Northern)-Woodcreeper
Straight-billed Woodcreeper
Cocoa Woodcreeper
Black-striped Woodcreeper
Spotted Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Red-billed Scythebill
Brown-billed Scythebill
Antbirds (24)
Fasciated Antshrike
Great Antshrike
Barred Antshrike
Slaty (Western) -Antshrike
Speckled Antshrike
Russet Antshrike
Plain Antvireo
Spot-crowned Antvireo (CPcaribbe)
Pygmy Antwren (CPNL caribbean)
Pacific Antwren (PNL caribbean)
Streaked Antwren
Checker-throated Antwren
White -flanked Antwren
Slaty Antwren
Dot-winged Antwren
Dusky Antbird
Jet Antbird             (PNL)
Bare-crowned Antbird
White-bellied Antbird  (PNL)
Chestnut-backed Antbird
Dull-mantled Antbird
Immaculate Antbird
Spotted Antbird
Wing-banded Antbird
Bicolored Antbird
Ocellated Antbird
Antthrushes and Antpittas (7)
Black-faced Antthrush
Black-headed Antthrush
Rufous-breasted Antthrush
Black-crowned Antpitta
Spectacle Antpitta
Scale Antpitta
Streak-chested Antpitta
Tyrant Flycatchers (70)
Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet
Brown-capped Tyrannulet
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Mouse-colored Tyrannulet
Yellow Tyrannulet
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet
Forest Elaenia                         (CPNL)
Grey Elaenia                          (CPNL)
Greenish Elaenia
Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Lesser Elaenia
Olive-striped Flycatcher (foothills)
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher
Sepia-capped Flycatcher
Yellow-green Tyrannulet             (E)
Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant
Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant       (WPNL)
Southern Bentbill                      (PNL)
Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher
Common Tody-Flycatcher
Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher
Brownish Twistwing Flycatcher (CPNL)
Olivaceous Flatbill   (CPNL)
Yellow-olive Flycatcher
Yellow-margined Flycatcher
Yellow-breasted Flycatcher
White-throated Spadebill
Golden-crowned Spadebill
Royal Flycatcher
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher
Black-tailed Flycatcher
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Common Tufted-Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Tropical Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher                                              Go Back
White-throated Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher                     (PSL)
Black Phoebe
Pied Water-Tyrant                  (EPNL)
Long-tailed Tyrant
Bright-rumped Attila
Sirystes                                 (CPNL)
Speckles Mourner
Rufous Mourner
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Panama Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Lesser Kiskadee                   (CPNL)
Great Kiskadee
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Rusty-margined Flycatcher
Social Flycatcher
Gray-capped Flycatcher
White-ringed Flycatcher
Streaked Flycatcher
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Piratic Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Gray Kingbird                                   
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrant Flycatcher Allies (7)
Rufous Piha
Cinereous  Becard            (CPNL)
Cinamon Becard                                                 Go Back
White-winged Becard
Masked Tityra
Black-crowned Tityra
One-coloured Becard        (CPNL)
Cotingas (3)
Blue Cotinga         (CPNL)
Purple-throated Fruitcrow
Three-wattled Bellbird (rare in CP)
Manakins (7)
Golden-collared Manakin (PNL)
White-ruffed Manakin
Lance -tailed Manakin
Blue-crowned Manakin
Red-capped Manakin
Broad-billed Sapayoa (CPNL caribbe)
Thrush-like Mourner
Vireos (11)
Yellow-throated Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Yellow-green Vireo
Black-whiskered Vireo
Scrub Greenlet
Tawny-crowned Greenlet
Golden-fronted Greenlet
Lesser Greenlet
Green Shrike-Vireo
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Jays and Crows (1)
Black-chested Jay
Swallows (15)
Purple Martin
Gray-breasted Martin                                        Go Back
Southern Martin
Brown-chested Martin
Tree Swallow
Mangrove Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Blue-and-white Swallow
White-thighed Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Southern Rough-winged Swallow
Sand Martin (Bank)
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow
Barn Swallow
Wrens (14)
White-headed Wren    (CPNL)
Black-bellied Wren
Bay Wren
Stripe-breasted Wren (COSLCARIBB)
Rufous-breasted Wren
Rufous-and-white Wren
Buff-breasted Wren
Plain Wren
Canebrake Wren
House Wren
White-breasted Wood-Wren
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren
Southern Nightingale-Wren
Song Wren
Old World Warblers (3)
Tawny-faced Gnatwren
Long-billed Gnatwren
Tropical Gnatcatcher
Thrushes (8)
Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson Thrush
Wood Thrush
Pale-vented Thrush
Clay-colored Thrush
White-throated Thrush
Mockingbirds and Allies (2)
Gray Catbird
Tropical Mockingbird
Wood-Warblers (39)
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Canada Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Townsend Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Wilson Warbler
Canada Warbler
Slate-throated Redstart
Collared Redstart
Rufous-capped Warbler
Three-striped Warbler
Buff-rumped Warbler
Bananaquit (1)
Tanagers (32)
Plain-coloredTanager(From CRtoCOL)
Emerald Tanager
Silver-throated Tanager
Speckled Tanager
Bay-headed Tanager
Rufous-winged Tanager (Caribbean)
Golden-hooded Tanager
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis
Blue Dacnis
Green Honeycreeper
Shining Honeycreeper
Red-legged Honeycreeper
Blue-gray Tanager
Palm Tanager
Blue-and-gold Tanager
Olive Tanager
Gray-headed Tanager
Sulphur-rumped Tanager
White-shouldered Tanager
Tawny-crested Tanager
White-lined Tanager
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager
Red-throated Ant-Tanager
Hepatic Tanager
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Crimson-backed Tanager
Flame-rumped Tanager       (E&CPNL)
Rosy Thrush-Tanager
Dusky-faced Tanager
Tacarcuna Bush-Tanager
Black-and-yellow Tanager
Buntings and Allies (18)
Blue-black Grassquit
Slate-colored Seedeater
Variable Seedeater
Yellow-bellied Seedeater
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater
Lesser Seed-Finch
Blue Seedeater
Yellow -faced Grassquit
Saffron Finch
Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Rufous-collared Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Orange-bill Sparrow
Black-stripped Sparrow
Cardinals and Allies (9)
Streaked Saltator 
Buff-throated Saltator
Black-headed Saltator
Slate-colored Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue-black Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
American Blackbirds (19)
Red-breasted Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Shiny Cowbird                  (PNL)
Bronzed Cowbird
Giant Cowbird (Parasites on Oriolnest)
Orchard Oriole
Yellow-backed Oriole
Orange-crowned Oriole    (CPNL)
Yellow-tailed Oriole
Baltimore (Northern) Oriole
Yellow-billed Cacique
Scarlet-rumped Cacique
Yellow-rumped Cacique   (PNL)
Crested Oropendola
Chestnut-headed Oropendola
Montezuma Oropendola    (PSL)
Goldfinches and Allies (6)
Yellow-crowned Euphonia
Thick-billed Euphonia
Fulvous-vented Euphonia   (CPNL)
White-vented Euphonia
Tawny-capped Euphonia
Lesser Goldfinch
Old World Sparrows (1)
House Sparrow


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