Chilean Birds English Names


IUCN (2009.2) categories: (EX) = extinct; (EW) = extinct in the wild; (CR) = critically endangered; (EN) = endangered; (VU) = vulnerable; (NT) = near threatened; (LC) = least concern; (DD) = data deficient; (NE) = not evaluated
(Reg) = One or few records. Not local bird or common visitor.


ENDEMIC AND NEARLY ENDEMIC BIRDS:

Endemic species (only found in Chile):
Chilean Tinamou, Crag Chilia, Dusky-tailed Canastero, Dusky Tapaculo, Juan Fernandez Firecrown, Juan Fernandez Tit-tyrant, Masafuera Rayadito, Moustached Turca, Seaside Cinclodes, Slender-billed Parakeet, White-throated Tapaculo.

Nearly endemic species (most population in Chile with record(s) in adjacent countries):
Chestnut-throated Huet-huet, Chilean Mockingbird, Chilean Woodstar, Chucao Tapaculo, Des Murs's Wiretail, Ochre-flanked Tapaculo.


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T V W Y

A
ALBATROSS
Antipodean albatross (VU)
Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross (EN)
Black-browed albatross (EN)
Buller's albatross (NT)
Chatham albatross (CR)
Gray headed albatross (VU)
Light-mantled sooty albatross (NT)
Northern Buller's albatross
Northern royal albatross (EN)
Salvin's albatross
Sooty albatross (EN) (Reg)
Southern royal albatross (VU)
Wandering albatross (VU)
Waved albatross (CR) (Reg)
White-capped albatross (NT)
ANI
Groove-billed ani
AVOCET
Andean avocet
B
BITTERN
Least bittern (Reg)
Stripe-backed bittern
BLACKBIRD
Austral blackbird
Chestnut-capped Blackbird (Reg)
Scarlet-headed Blackbird (Reg)
White-browed blackbird (Reg)
Yellow-winged blackbird
BLACK-TYRANT
White-winged black-tyrant (Reg)
BOBOLINK
Bobolink (Reg)
BOOBY
Blue footed booby
Brown booby
Pacific masked booby
Peruvian booby
Red footed booby
BUSH-TYRANT
Rufous-webbed bush-tyrant (Reg)
BUZZARD-EAGLE
Black-chested buzzard-eagle
C
CANASTERO
Austral canastero
Canyon canastero
Cordilleran canastero
Creamy-breasted canastero
Dusky-tailed canastero
Sharp-billed (Lesser) canastero
CARACARA
Chimango caracara
Mountain caracara
Southern caracara
Striated caracara (NT)
White-throated caracara
CARDINAL
Red-crested cardinal
CASIORNIS
Rufous casiornis (Reg)
CHAT-TYRANT
D'Orbigny's chat-tyrant
White-browed chat-tyrant
CHILIA
Crag chilia
CINCLODES
Buff-winged cinclodes
Blackish cinclodes
Cream-winged cinclodes
Dark-bellied cinclodes
Gray-flanked cinclodes
Seaside cinclodes
White-winged cinclodes
CONDOR
Andean condor (NT)
CONEBILL
Cinereous conebill
Giant conebill (NT) (Reg)
Tamarugo conebill (VU)
COOT
Giant coot
Horned coot (NT)
Red fronted coot
Red gartered coot
Slate-colored (Andean) coot
White winged coot
CORMORANT
Antarctic cormorant
Guanay cormorant (NT)
Imperial cormorant
Magellanic cormorant
Neotropic cormorant
Red-legged cormorant (NT)
COWBIRD
Bay-winged cowbird (Reg)
Screaming cowbird (Reg)
Shiny cowbird
CUCKOO
Dark-billed cuckoo
Yellow-billed cuckoo (Reg)
CURLEW
Bristle-thighed curlew (VU) (Reg)
Eskimo curlew (CR)
D
DIUCA-FINCH
Chilean diuca-finch
White-winged diuca-finch
DIUCON
Fire-eyed diucon
DIVING-PETREL
Magellanic diving-petrel
Peruvian diving-petrel (EN)
Subantarctic diving-petrel
DORADITO
Ticking doradito
DOTTEREL
Rufous-chested dotterel
Tawny-throated dotterel
DOVE
Chilean eared dove
White winged dove
DOWITCHER
Short-billed dowitcher
DUCK
Andean (Ruddy) duck
Black-headed duck
Crested duck
Lake duck
Mallard duck (Reg)
Muscovy duck
Spectacled duck (NT)
Torrent duck
DUNLIN
Dunlin (Reg ?)
E
EARTHCREEPER
Band-tailed earthcreeper (Reg)
Buff-breasted earthcreeper
Patagonian forest earthcreeper
Rock earthcreeper
Scale-throated earthcreeper
Straight-billed earthcreeper
White-throated earthcreeper
EGRET
Cattle egret
Great egret
Snowy egret
ELAENIA
White-crested elaenia
EMERALD
Glittering-bellied emerald
F
FALCON
Aplomado falcon
Orange-breasted falcon (Reg)
Laughing falcon (Reg)
Peregrine falcon
FIELD-TYRANT
Short-tailed field-tyrant
FINCH
Saffron finch (Reg)
Slender-billed finch (NT)
White-bridlet finch
Yellow-bridlet finch
FIRECROWN
Green-backed firecrown
Juan Fernandez firecrown (CR)
FLAMINGO
Andean flamingo (VU)
Chilean flamingo (NT)
Puna flamingo (NT)
FLICKER
Andean flicker
Chilean flicker
FLOWER-PIERCER
Black-throated flowerpiercer (Reg)
FLYCATCHER
Bran-colored flycatcher (Reg)
Cliff flycatcher (Reg)
Fork-tailed flycatcher (Reg)
Sulphur-bellied flycatcher (Reg)
Streaked flycatcher (Reg)
Vermilion flycatcher
FRIGATEBIRD
Great frigatebird
Magnificent frigatebird (Reg)
FULMAR
Northern fulmar (Reg)
Southern fulmar
G
GALLINULE
Common gallinule
Purple gallinule (Reg)
Spot-flanked gallinule
GIANT-PETREL
Northern giant-petrel
Southern giant-petrel
GODWIT
Bar-tailed godwit
Hudsonian godwit
Marbled godwit
GOOSE
Andean goose
Ashy-headed goose
Kelp goose
Ruddy headed goose
Upland goose
GRASSQUIT
Blue-black grassquit
GREBE
Great grebe
Hooded grebe (CR) (Reg)
Pied-billed grebe
Silvery grebe
White-tufted grebe
GREEN WARBLER
Black-throated green warbler
GROSBEAK
Black-backed grosbeak (Reg)
GROUND DOVE
Bare-faced ground dove
Black-winged ground dove
Croaking ground dove
Golden-spotted ground dove
Picui ground dove
Ruddy ground dove (Reg)
GROUND-TYRANT
Black-fronted ground-tyrant
Cinnamon-bellied ground-tyrant
Dark-faced ground-tyrant
Ochre-naped ground-tyrant
Plain-capped ground-tyrant
Puna ground-tyrant
Rufous-naped ground-tyrant
Spot-billed ground-tyrant
White-browed groun-tyrant
White-fronted ground-tyrant
GULL
Andean gull
Belcher`s gull
Bonaparte's gull (Reg)
Brown hooded gull
Dolphin gull
Franklinīs gull
Grey gull
Grey-headed gull (Reg)
Herring gull (Reg)
Kelp gull
Laughing gull (Reg)
Sabine's gull
Swallow tailed gull
H
HARRIER
Cinereous harrier
Long-winged harrier (Reg)
HAWK
Chilean hawk
Harris's hawk
Puna hawk (Reg)
Red backed hawk
Roadside hawk (Reg)
Rufous-tailed hawk (NT)
Swainson's hawk (Reg)
White-throated hawk
HERON
Little-blue heron
Striated heron (Reg)
Tricolored heron (Reg)
Wistling heron (Reg)
White-necked heron
HILLSTAR
Andean hillstar
White-sided hillstar
HUET-HUET
Black-throated huet-huet
Chestnut-throated huet-huet
HUMMINGBIRD
Giant hummingbird
Oasis hummingbird
I
IBIS
Bare-faced ibis (Reg)
Black-faced ibis
Puna ibis
White-faced ibis
J
JACANA
Wattled jacana (Reg)
JAEGER
Long tailed jaeger
Parasitic jaeger
Pomarine jaeger
K
KESTREL
Austral kestrel
KILLDEER
Killdeer
KINGBIRD
Eastern kingbird (Reg)
Tropical kingbird (Reg)
KINGFISHER
Green kingfisher
Ringed kingfisher
KISKADEE
Great kiskadee (Reg)
KITE
White-tailed kite
KNOT
Red knot
L
LAPWING
Andean lapwing
Southern lapwing
LIMPKIN
Limpkin (Reg)
M
MARTIN
Brown-chested martin (Reg)
Gray-breasted martin (Reg)
Peruvian martin (VU)
Southern martin
MEADOWLARK
Long-tailed meadowlark
Peruvian red-breasted meadowlark
MINER
Common miner
Creamy-rumped miner
Greyish miner
Puna miner
Rufous-banded miner
Short billed miner
Slender-billed miner (Reg)
MOCKINGBIRD
Brown-backed mockingbird
Chilean mockingbird
Long-tailed mockingbird
Patagonian mockingbird
White banded mockingbird
MONJITA
? monjita (Reg)
Black-crowned monjita (Reg)
Rusty-backed monjita (Reg)
N
NEGRITO
Andean negrito
Austral negrito
NIGHT HERON
Black-crowned night heron
Yellow-crowned night heron (Reg)
NIGHTHAWK
Common nighthawk (Reg)
Lesser nighthawk (Reg)
NIGHTJAR
(Greater) Band-winged nightjar
Lesser Band-winged nightjar
NODDY
Black noddy (Reg)
Brown noddy
Grey noddy
O
OILBIRD
Oilbird (Reg)
ORIOLE
Northern oriole (Reg)
OSPREY
Osprey
OWL
Barn owl
Burrowing owl
Magellanic horned owl
Rufous-legged owl
Short-eared owl
OYSTERCATCHER
American oystercatcher
Blackish oystercatcher
Magellanic oystercatcher
P
PAINTED SNIPE
South American painted snipe
PARAKEET
Austral parakeet
Mitred parakeet (Reg)
Monk parakeet (Reg)
Mountain parakeet
Red-masked parakeet (Reg)
Slender-billed parakeet
PARROT
Burrowing parrot
PARULA
Tropical parula (Reg)
PELICAN
Brown pelican (Reg)
Peruvian pelican (NT)
PENGUIN
Adelie penguin
Chinstrap penguin
Emperor penguin
Gentoo penguin (NT)
Humboldt penguin (VU)
King penguin
Little penguin (Reg)
Macaroni penguin (VU)
Magellanic penguin (NT)
Rockhopper penguin (VU)
PETREL
Antarctic petrel
Black-winged petrel (Reg)
Blue petrel
Cape petrel
Cook's petrel (VU)
Gould's petrel (VU) (Reg)
Great-winged petrel
Grey petrel (NT)
Henderson petrel (EN) (Reg)
Herald petrel (VU)
Juan Fernandez petrel (VU)
Kerguelen petrel
Kermadec petrel
Magenta petrel (CR)
Mas A Tierra (Defilippi's) petrel (VU)
Mottled petrel (NT)
Murphy's petrel (NT) (Reg)
Parkinson's petrel (VU) (Reg)
Phoenix petrel (EN)
Snow petrel
Soft-plumaged petrel (Reg)
Stejneger's petrel (VU)
Westland petrel (VU) (Reg)
White-chinned petrel (VU)
White-headed petrel
PHALAROPE
Northern phalarope or Red-necked phalarope
Red phalarope
Wilson's phalarope
PHEASANT
Ring necked pheasant
PIGEON
Chilean pigeon
Picazuro pigeon
Rock pigeon
Spot-winged pigeon (Reg)
PINTAIL
Brown pintail
White cheecked pintail
PIPIT
Correndera pipit
Hellmayr's pipit
Yellowish pipit
PLANTCUTTER
Rufous-tailed plantcutter
PLOVER
American Golden plover
Black-bellied (Grey) plover
Collared plover
Diademed sandpiper plover (NT)
Magellanic plover (NT)
Pacific Golden plover (Reg)
Puna plover
Semipalmated plover
Snowy plover
Two banded plover
Wilsonīs plover (Reg)
POCHARD
Rosy-billed pochard
Southern pochard (Reg)
POTOO
Common potoo (Reg)
PRION
Antarctic prion
Broad-billed prion (Reg)
Fairy prion (Reg)
Narrow-billed prion
Salvin's prion (Reg ?)
PYGMY-OWL
Austral pygmy-owl
Peruvian pygmy-owl
Q
QUAIL
California quail
R
RAIL
Austral rail (VU)
Black rail (NT)
Plumbeous rail
Spotted rail (Reg)
RAYADITO
Masafuera rayadito (CR)
Thorn-tailed rayadito
REDSTART
American redstart (Reg)
RHEA
Lesser rhea (NT)
RUSH-BIRD
Wren-like rush-bird
RUSH-TYRANT
Many-colored rush-tyrant
S
SALTATOR
Golden-billed saltator
SANDERLING
Sanderling
SANDPIPER
Baird's sandpiper
Buff-breasted sandpiper (NT) (Reg)
Curlew sandpiper (Reg)
Least sandpiper
Pectoral sandpiper
Semipalmated sandpiper
Sharp-tailed sandpiper (Reg)
Solitary sandpiper (Reg)
Spotted sandpiper
Stilt sandpiper
Upland sandpiper (Reg)
Western sandpiper (Reg)
White-rumped sandpiper
SEEDEATER
Band-tailed seedeater
Chestnut-throated seedeater
Double-collared seedeater (Reg)
Lined seedeater (Reg)
Plain-colored seedeater
SEEDSNIPE
Grey-breasted seedsnipe
Least seedsnipe
Rufous bellied seedsnipe
Tschudi's seedsnipe
White-bellied seedsnipe
SHEARTAIL
Peruvian sheartail (Reg)
SHEARWATER
Buller's shearwater (VU)
Christmas shearwater
Flesh-footed shearwater
Great shearwater
Little shearwater
Manx shearwater (Reg)
Pink-footed shearwater (VU)
Sooty shearwater (NT)
Tropical shearwater (Reg)
Wedge-tailed shearwater (Reg)
SHEATHBILL
Snowy sheathbill
SHOVELER
Red shoveler
SHRIKE-TYRANT
Black-billed shrike-tyrant
Great shrike-tyrant
Great-bellied shrike-tyrant
Lesser shrike-tyrant (Reg)
White-tailed shrike-tyrant (VU)
SIERRA-FINCH
Ash-breasted sierra-finch
Band-tailed sierra-finch
Black-hooded sierra-finch
Gray-hooded sierra-finch
Mourning sierra- finch
Patagonian sierra-finch
Plumbeous sierra-finch
Red-backed sierra-finch
White-throated sierra-finch
SISKIN
Black siskin
Black-chinned siskin
Hooded siskin
Thick-billed siskin
Yellow-rumped siskin
SKIMMER
Black skimmer
SKUA
Brown skua
Chilean skua
South polar skua
SLATY-FLYCATCHER
Crowned slaty-flycatcher (Reg)
SNIPE
Fuegian snipe (NT)
Puna snipe
South American snipe
SPARROW
House sparrow
Ruffous-collared sparrow
SPOONBILL
Roseate spoonbill (Reg)
STEAMER DUCK
Flying steamer duck
Magellanic flightless steamer duck
White-headed steamer duck
STILT
Black-necked stilt (Reg ?)
White-backed stilt
STORK
Maguari stork
Wood stork (Reg)
STORM PETREL
Black-bellied storm-petrel
Grey-backed storm-petrel
Markham's storm-petrel (DD)
Pincoya storm-petrel (DD)
Polynesian strom-petrel (VU)
Ringed storm-petrel (DD)
Wedge-rumped storm-petrel
White-bellied storm-petrel
White-faced storm-petrel (Reg)
White-vented storm-petrel (DD)
Wilson's storm-petrel
SURFBIRD
Surfbird
SWALLOW
Andean swallow
Bank swallow (Reg)
Barn swallow
Blue and white swallow
Chilean swallow
Cliff swallow
Tawny-headed swallow (Reg)
SWAN
Black-necked swan
Coscoroba swan
SWIFT
Andean swift
Chimney swift
T
TANAGER
Blue-and-yellow tanager
Sayaca tanager (Reg)
Summer tanager (Reg)
Swallow tanager (Reg)
TAPACULO
Andean tapaculo
Chucao tapaculo
Dusky tapaculo
Ochre-flanked tapaculo
White-throated tapaculo
TATTLER
Wandering tattler
TEAL
Blue winged teal (Reg)
Chilean teal
Cinnamon teal
Puna teal
Silver teal
TERN
Antarctic tern
Artic tern
Black tern (Reg)
Bridled tern (Reg)
Common tern
Elegant tern (NT)
Grey-backed tern
Gull-billed tern (Reg)
Inca tern (NT)
Large-billed tern (Reg)
Least tern
Peruvian tern (EN)
Royal tern (Reg)
Sandwich tern
Snowy-crowned tern
Sooty tern
South american tern
White tern
THICK-KNEE
Peruvian thick-knee
THRUSH
Austral thrush
Chiguanco thrush
Creamy-bellied thrush (Reg)
Swainson's thrush (Reg)
Wood thrush (Reg)
TINAMOU
Andean tinamou
Chilean tinamou
Elegant tinamou
Ornate tinamou
Patagonian tinamou
Puna tinamou
TIT-SPINETAIL
Plain-mantled Tit-spinetail
Streaked Tit-spinetail
TIT-TYRANT
Juan Fernandez tit-tyrant
Pied-crested tit-tyrant
Tufted tit-tyrant
Yellow-billed tit-tyrant
TREE-RUNNER
White-throated tree-runner
TROPICBIRD
Red-billed tropicbird
Red-tailed tropicbird
White tailed tropicbird
TURCA
Moustached turca
TURNSTONE
Ruddy turnstone
TYRANT
Cattle tyrant (Reg)
Chocolate-vented tyrant
Patagonian tyrant
Spectacled tyrant
V
VEERY
Veery (Reg)
VIOLET-EAR
Sparkling violet-ear (Reg)
VIREO
Red-eyed vireo (Reg)
VULTURE
Black vulture
Turkey vulture
W
WARBLER
Blackburnian warbler (Reg)
Blackpoll warbler (Reg)
Canada warbler (Reg)
Tennessee warbler (Reg)
WATERTHRUSH
Northern waterthrush (Reg)
WHIMBREL
Whimbrel
WHISTLING DUCK
Black-bellied whistling duck (Reg)
Fulvous whistling duck (Reg)
White-faced whistling duck (Reg)
WIGEON
Chiloe wigeon
WILLET
Willet
WIRE-TAIL
Des Murs's wire-tail
WOODPECKER
Magellanic woodpecker
Striped woodpecker
WOOD-PEWEE
Western wood-pewee (Reg)
WOODSTAR
Chilean woodstar (EN)
WREN
House wren
Sedge wren
Y
YELLOW-FINCH
Bright-rumped yellow-finch
Greater yellow-finch
Greenish yellow-finch
Misto yellow-finch
Patagonian yellow-finch
Puna yellow-finch
Raimondi's yellow-finch
YELLOW-LEGS
Greater yellow-legs
Lesser yellow-legs
YELLOW-THROAT
Masked yellowthroat (Reg)