BIRDS OF PERU

PODICIPEDIFORMES

GREBES

  • Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica)
  • White-tufted Grebe (Rollandia rolland)

    GRUIFORMES

    RAILS

  • Plumbeous Rail (Pardirallus sanguinolentus)
  • Gray-necked Wood-Rail (Aramides cajanea)
  • Rufous-sided Crake (Laterallus melanophaius)
  • Giant Coot (Fulica gigantea)
  • Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)

    SULIFORMES

    CORMORANTS & BOOBIES

  • Guanay Cormorant (Phalacrocorax bougainvillii)
  • Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
  • Red-legged Cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi)
  • Peruvian Booby (Sula variegata)

    PELICANIFORMES
  • PELICANS

  • Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus)

    HERONS & ALLIES

  • Agami Heron (Agamia agami)
  • Capped Heron (Pilherodius pileatus)
  • Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)
  • Great Egret (Ardea alba)
  • Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
  • Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis)
  • Puna Ibis (Plegadis ridgwayi)
  • Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria)

    PHEONICOPTERIFORMES

    FLAMINGOS

  • Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)

    ANSERIFORMES

    WATERFOWL
  • Andean Goose (Chloephaga melanoptera)
  • Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata)
  • Crested Duck (Anas specularioides)
  • Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)
  • Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata)
  • Puna Teal (Anas puna)
  • Speckled Teal (Anas flavirostris)
  • Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica)

    SCREAMERS

  • Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta)
  • CHARADRIFORMES

    SHOREBIRDS

  • Andean Lapwing (Vanellus resplendens)
  • Pied Plover (Vanellus cayanus)
  • American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)
  • Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
  • Sanderling (Calidris alba)
  • Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)
  • Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)
  • Diademed Sandpiper-Plover (Phegornis mitchellii)
  • Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
  • GULLS & TERNS

  • Andean Gull (Larus serranus)
  • Belcher's Gull (Larus belcheri)
  • Gray Gull (Larus modestus)
  • Gray-hooded Gull (Larus cirrocephalus)
  • Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)
  • Inca Tern (Larosterna inca)
  • Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex)
  • Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)

    SPHENISCIFORMES

    PENGUINS


  • Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)
  • APODIFORMES

    HUMMINGBIRDS

  • Amazilia Hummingbird (Amazilia amazilia)
  • Andean Emerald (Amazilia franciae)
  • Green-and-white Hummingbird (Amazilia viridicauda)
  • Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas)
  • Tumbes Hummingbird (Leucippus baeri)
  • Wedge-billed Hummingbird (Augastes geoffroyi)
  • White-bellied Hummingbird (Leucippus chionogaster)
  • Shining Sunbeam (Aglaeactis cupripennis)
  • White-tufted Sunbeam (Aglaeactis castelnaudii)
  • Black Metaltail (Metallura phoebe)
  • Coppery Metaltail (Metallura theresiae)
  • Scaled Metaltail (Metallura aeneocauda)
  • Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyrianthina)
  • Bronzy Inca (Coeligena coeligena)
  • Violet-throated Starfrontlet (Coeligena violifer)
  • Violet-fronted Brilliant (Heliodoxa leadbeateri)
  • Bronze-tailed Comet (Polyonymus caroli)
  • Rufous-crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei)
  • Chestnut-breasted Coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii)
  • Blue-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon mellisugus)
  • Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis)
  • Sapphire-spangled Emerald (Polyerata lactea)
  • Black-breasted Hillstar (Oreotrochilus melanogaster)
  • White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora)
  • Gould's Jewelfront (Heliodoxa aurescens)
  • Emerald-bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis alinae)
  • Gray-breasted Sabrewing (Campylopterus largipennis)
  • Golden-tailed Sapphire (Chrysuronia oenone)
  • Royal Sunangel (Heliangelus regalis)
  • Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis)
  • Long-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus kingi)
  • Rufous-capped Thornbill (Chalcostigma ruficeps)
  • Wire-crested Thorntail (Popelairia popelairii)
  • Sparkling Violetear (Colibri coruscans)
  • Fork-tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania furcata)
  • Rufous-breasted Hermit (Glaucis hirsuta)
  • STRIGOFORMES

    OWLS

  • Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)
  • Cinnamon Screech Owl (Megascops petersoni)
  • Long-whiskered Owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi)
  • Peruvian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium peruanum)
  • Peruvian Screech Owl (Megascops roboratus)
  • Rufescent Screech Owl (Megascops ingens)

    FALCONIFORMES

    HAWKS, FALCONS & ALLIES


  • Variable Hawk (Buteo polyosoma)
  • Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga)
  • Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis)
  • Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)
  • American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
  • Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis)
  • Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
  • Cinereous Harrier (Circus cinereus)
  • Mountain Caracara (Phalcoboenus megalopterus)
  • Black Caracara (Daptrius ater)
  • Greater Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes melambrotus)
  • CAPRIMULGIFORMES

    NIGHTJARS & POTOOS

  • Common Potoo
  • (Nyctibius griseus)
  • Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis)

    COLUMBIFORMES

    PIGEONS & DOVES

  • Bare-faced Ground Dove (Metriopelia ceciliae)
  • Croaking Ground Dove (Columbina cruziana)
  • Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata)
  • Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis)
  • PSITACIIFORMES

    PARROTS

  • Chestnut-fronted Macaw (Ara severa)
  • Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloroptera)
  • Blue-headed Macaw (Primolius couloni)
  • Blue-headed Parrot (Pionus menstruus)
  • Orange-cheeked Parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi)
  • Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala)
  • Tui Parakeet (Brotogeris sanctithomae)

    PICOFORMES

    WOODPECKERS

  • Andean Flicker (Colaptes rupicola)
  • Golden-olive Woodpecker (Piculus rubiginosus)
  • Rufous-headed Woodpecker (Celeus spectabilis)
  • Rufous-breasted Piculet (Picumnus rufiventris)
  • Scarlet-backed Woodpecker (Veniliornis callonotus)
  • TOUCANS

  • Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)
  • Golden-collared Toucanet (Selenidera reinwardtii)

    JACAMARS, NUNLETS & BARBETS

  • Bluish-fronted Jacamar (Galbula cyanescens)
  • Purus Jacamar (Galbalcyrhynchus purusianus)
  • Rufous-capped Nunlet (Nonnula ruficapilla)
  • Versicolored Barbet (Eubucco versicolor)

  • GALLIFORMES
    CHACHALACAS & CURASSOW

  • Speckled Chachalaca (Ortalis guttata)
  • Razor-billed Curassow (Mitu tuberosum)

    CICONIIFORMES

    SEEDSNIPES

  • Gray-breasted Seedsnipe (Thinocorus orbignyianus)
  • Least Seedsnipe (Thinocorus rumicivorus)

  • OPISTHOCOMIFORMES

  • Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin)
  • PASSERIFORMES

    WOOD WARBLERS

  • Spectacled Redstart (Myioborus melanocephalus)
  • Russet-crowned Warbler (Basileuterus coronatus)
  • Masked Yellowthroat (Geothlypis aequinoctialis)
  • FLYCATCHERS

  • Gray-capped Flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis)
  • Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher (Myiophobus ochraceiventris)
  • Rufous Flycatcher (Myiarchus semirufus)
  • Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis) 
  • Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
  • Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes alpinus)
  • Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes reguloides)
  • Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes agraphia)
  • Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes flavirostris)
  • Puna Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola juninensis)
  • Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola rufivertex)
  • White-fronted Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola albifrons)
  • Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant (Ochthoeca rufipectoralis)
  • White-browed Chat-Tyrant (Ochthoeca leucophrys)
  • Mouse-colored Tyrannulet (Phaeomyias murina)
  • White-lored Tyrannulet (Ornithion inerme)
  • White-throated Tyrannulet (Mecocerculus leucophrys)
  • Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant (Myiornis ecaudatus)
  • Many-colored Rush-Tyrant (Tachuris rubrigastra)
  • Johnson's / Lulu's Tody-Tyrant (Poecilotriccus luluae)
  • White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus)

    SWALLOWS & SWIFTS

  • Blue-and-white Swallow (Notiochelidon cyanoleuca)
  • White-collared Swift (Streptoprocne zonaris)

    FURNARIIDS

  • Ash-browed Spinetail (Cranioleuca curtata)
  • Baron's Spinetail (Cranioleuca baroni)
  • Creamy-crested Spinetail (Cranioleuca albicapilla)
  • Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail (Leptasthenura pileata)
  • Tawny Tit-Spinetail (Leptasthenura yanacensis)
  • Canyon Canastero (Asthenes pudibunda)
  • Junin Canastero (Asthenes virgata)
  • Line-fronted Canastero (Asthenes urubambensis)
  • Rusty-fronted Canastero (Asthenes ottonis)
  • Streak-throated Canastero (Asthenes humilis)
  • Bar-winged Cinclodes (Cinclodes fuscus)
  • White-bellied Cinclodes (Cinclodes palliatus)
  • White-winged Cinclodes (Cinclodes atacamensis)
  • Slender-billed Miner (Geositta tenuirostris)
  • Thick-billed Miner (Geositta crassirostris)
  • Striated Earthcreeper (Upucerthia serrana)
  • Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner (Automolus ochrolaemus)
  • Pale-legged Hornero (Furnarius leucopus)
  • Andean Negrito (Lessonia oreas)
  • Wren-like Rushbird (Phleocryptes melanops)
  • White-chinned Thistletail (Schizoeaca fuliginosa)
  • Pearled Treerunner (Margarornis squamiger)
  • Streaked Tuftedcheek (Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii)
  • Streaked Xenops (Xenops rutilans)
  • HONEYCREEPERS, EUPHONIAS, FLOWERPIERCERS & TANAGERS

  • Beryl-spangled Tanager (Tangara nigroviridis)
  • Blue-and-black Tanager (Tangara vassorii)
  • Flame-faced Tanager (Tangara parzudakii)
  • Golden Tanager(Tangara arthus)
  • Green-and-gold Tanager (Tangara schrankii)
  • Blue-capped Tanager (Thraupis cyanocephala)
  • Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
  • Yellow-scarfed Tanager (Iridosornis reinhardti)
  • Yellow-throated Tanager (Iridosornis analis)
  • Masked Crimson Tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis)
  • Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)
  • Grass-green Tanager (Chlorornis riefferii)
  • Golden-collared Tanager (Iridosornis jelskii)
  • Orange-eared Tanager (Chlorochrysa calliparaea)
  • Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager (Delothraupis castaneoventris)
  • Hooded Mountain-Tanager (Buthraupis montana)
  • Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager (Anisognathus igniventris)
  • Common Bush-Tanager (Chlorospingus ophthalmicus)
  • Yellow-throated Bush-Tanager (Chlorospingus flavigularis)
  • Blue-naped Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia cyanea)
  • Tit-like Dacnis (Xenodacnis parina)
  • Black-throated Flowerpiercer (Diglossa brunneiventris)
  • Masked Flowerpiercer (Diglossopis cyanea)
  • Moustached Flowerpiercer (Diglossa mystacalis)
  • Black-eared Hemispingus (Hemispingus melanotis)
  • Drab Hemispingus (Hemispingus xanthophthalmus)
  • Cinereous Conebill (Conirostrum cinereum)
  • Giant Conebill (Oreomanes fraseri)
  • Pardusco (Nephelornis oneilli)
  • COTINGAS

  • Andean Cock of the Rock (Rupicola peruviana)
  • Bay-vented Cotinga (Doliornis sclateri)
  • Red-crested Cotinga (Ampelion rubrocristata)
  • Peruvian Plantcutter (Phytotoma raimondii)
  • Swallow-wing (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
  • Amazonian Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus ornatus)

    CORVIDS


  • Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas)
  • MIMIDS

  • Long-tailed Mockingbird (Mimus longicaudatus)
  • WRENS

  • Gray-mantled Wren (Odontorchilus branickii)
  • ANTBIRDS

  • Goeldi's Antbird (Myrmeciza goeldii)
  • Sooty Antbird (Myrmeciza fortis)
  • Southern Chestnut-tailed Antbird (Myrmeciza hemimelaena)
  • Black-faced Antbird (Myrmoborus myotherinus)
  • Hairy-crested Antbird (Rhegmatorhina melanosticta)
  • Manu Antbird (Cercomacra manu)
  • Plain-winged Antshrike (Thamnophilus schistaceus)
  • Scale-backed Antbird (Hylophylax poecilinota)
  • Striated Antbird (Drymophila devillei)
  • Silvered Antbird (Sclateria naevia)
  • Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis cantator)
  • White-browed Antbird (Myrmoborus leucophrys)
  • White-lined Antbird (Percnostola lophotes)
  • White-throated Antbird (Gymnopithys salvini)
  • WOODCREEPERS

  • Plain-brown Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla fuliginosa)
  • White-chinned Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla merula)
  • Black-banded Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes picumnus)
  • Buff-throated Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus guttatus)
  • Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper (Dendrexetastes rufigula)
  • ANTPITTAS

  • Undulated Antpitta (Grallaria squamigera)
  • FINCHES, SALTATORS, GROSBEAKS, SPARROWS & SISKINS

  • Rufous-naped Brush-Finch (Atlapetes latinuchus)
  • Rusty-bellied Brush Finch (Atlapetes nationi)
  • Great Inca-Finch (Incaspiza pulchra)
  • Little Inca-Finch (Incaspiza watkinsi)
  • Chestnut-bellied Seed Finch (Oryzoborus angolensis)
  • Black-billed Seed Finch (Oryzoborus atrirostris)
  • White-winged Diuca-Finch (Diuca speculifera)
  • Rufous-backed Inca-Finch (Incaspiza personata)
  • Peruvian Sierra-Finch (Phrygilus punensis)
  • Grassland Yellow-Finch (Sicalis luteola)
  • Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus)
  • Hooded Siskin (Carduelis magellanica)
  • Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis)
  • THRUSHES

  • Black-billed Thrush (Turdus ignobilis)
  • Great Thrush (Turdus fuscater)

    MANAKINS

  • Band-tailed Manakin (Pipra fasciicauda)
  • Round-tailed Manakin (Pipra chloromeros)
  • Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin (Tyranneutes stolzmanni)

    ICTERIDS

  • Yellow-rumped Cacique (Cacicus cela)
  • Peruvian Meadowlark (Sturnella bellicosa)
  • Dusky-green Oropendola (Psarocolius atrovirens)
  • Russet-backed Oropendola (Psarocolius angustifrons)
  • Troupial (Icterus croconotus)
  • PIPITS

  • Paramo Pipit (Anthus bogotensis)
  • DIPPER

  • White-capped Dipper (Cinclus leucocephalus)

    CRESCENT-CHESTS

  • Maranon Crescent-chest (Melanopareia maranonica)
  • TROGONIFORMES

    TROGONS, MOTMOTS, JAYS & KINGFISHERS

  • Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui)
  • Crested Quetzal (Pharomachrus antisianus)

    CORACIIFORMES

    MOTMOTS & KINGFISHERS


  • Highland Motmot (Momotus aequatorialis)
  • Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)
  • Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquatus)



  • Total Number of Peruvian Species = 300