Saturday, February 19, 2011

Birds of Guatemala

List of birds of Guatemala

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Resplendent Quetzal is Guatemala's national bird
This is a list of the bird species recorded in Guatemala. The avifauna of Guatemala includes a total of 735 species, of which 1 is endemic, 2 have been introduced by humans, and 23 are rare or accidental. 10 species are globally threatened.
This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families, and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the conventions of Clements's 5th edition. The family accounts at the beginning of each heading reflects this taxonomy, as do the species counts found in each family account. Introduced and accidental species are included in the total counts for Guatemala.
The following tags have been used to highlight certain relevant categories. The commonly occurring, native, species do not fall into any of these categories.
  • (A) Accidental A species that rarely or accidentally occurs in Guatemala.
  • (E) Endemic A species endemic to Guatemala.
  • (I) Introduced A species introduced to Guatemala as a consequence, direct or indirect, of human actions.

Table of contents
Non-passerinesTinamous . Grebes . Shearwaters and Petrels . Storm-Petrels . Tropicbirds . Pelicans . Boobies and Gannets . Cormorants . Darters . Frigatebirds . Bitterns, Herons and Egrets . Storks . Ibises and Spoonbills .Ducks, Geese and Swans . New World vultures . Osprey . Hawks, Kites and Eagles . Caracaras and Falcons .Guans, Chachalacas and allies . Turkeys . New World quails . Limpkins . Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, and Coots .Sungrebe and Finfoots . Sunbittern . Jacanas . Oystercatchers . Avocets and Stilts . Thick-knees . Plovers and Lapwings . Sandpipers and allies . Skuas and Jaegers . Gulls . Terns . Skimmers . Pigeons and Doves . Parrots, Macaws and allies . Cuckoos and Anis . Barn owls . Typical owls . Potoos . Nightjars . Swifts . Hummingbirds .Trogons and Quetzals . Kingfishers . Motmots . Jacamars . Puffbirds . Toucans . Woodpeckers and allies .
See also       References