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List of birds of Bolivia

This is a list of the bird species recorded in Bolivia. The avifauna of Bolivia includes a total of 1448 species, of which 25 are endemic, 2 have been introduced by humans, and 12 are rare or accidental. 31 species are globally threatened.

This list's taxonomic treatment 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 Bolivia.

The following tags have been used to highlight certain relevant categories. It must be noted that not all species fall into one of these categories. Those that do not are commonly occurring, native species.

(A) Accidental A species that rarely or accidentally occurs in Bolivia.

(E) Endemic A species endemic to Bolivia.

(I) Introduced A species introduced to Bolivia as a consequence, direct or indirect, of human actions.



Order: Struthioniformes

Family: Rheidae

The rheas are large flightless birds native to South America. Their feet have three toes rather than four which allows them to run faster. There are 2 species and 2 species which occur in Bolivia.

Greater Rhea

Lesser Rhea


Order: Tinamiformes

Family: Tinamidae

The tinamous are one of the most ancient groups of bird. Although they look similar to other ground-dwelling birds like quail and grouse, they have no close relatives and are classified as a single family Tinamidae within their own order, the Tinamiformes. They are distantly related to the ratites (order Struthioniformes), that includes the rheas, emu, and kiwi. There are 47 species worldwide and 22 species which occur in Bolivia.

Gray Tinamou

Great Tinamou

White-throated Tinamou

Hooded Tinamou

Cinereous Tinamou

Little Tinamou

Brown Tinamou

Undulated Tinamou

Brazilian Tinamou

Black-capped Tinamou

Variegated Tinamou ''''

Bartlett's Tinamou

Small-billed Tinamou

Tataupa Tinamou

Red-winged Tinamou

Ornate Tinamou

Brushland Tinamou

Andean Tinamou

White-bellied Nothura

Darwin's Nothura

Elegant Crested Tinamou (A)

Puna Tinamou '


Order: Podicipediformes Family: Podicipedidae

Grebes are small to medium-large sized freshwater diving birds. They have lobed toes, and are excellent swimmers and divers. However, they have their feet placed far back on the body, making them quite ungainly on land. There are 20 species worldwide and 5 species which occur in Bolivia.

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

White-tufted Grebe

Short-winged Grebe

Silvery Grebe '


Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Phalacrocoracidae

The Phalacrocoracidae is a family of medium-to-large coastal, fish-eating seabirds that includes cormorants and shags. Plumage colouration varies with the majority having mainly dark plumage, some species being black and white, and a few being colourful. There are 38 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Bolivia.

Neotropic Cormorant '


Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Anhingidae

Darters are frequently referred to as "snake-birds" because of their long thin neck, which gives a snake-like appearance when they swim with their bodies submerged.

The males have black and dark brown plumage, an erectile crest on the nape and a larger bill than the female. The females have a much paler plumage especially on the neck and underparts. The darters have completely webbed feet, and their legs are short and set far back on the body. Their plumage is somewhat permeable, like that of cormorants, and they spread their wings to dry after diving. There are 4 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Bolivia.

Anhinga '

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets

Order: Ciconiiformes

Family: Ardeidae

The family Ardeidae contains the bitterns, herons and egrets. Herons and egrets are medium to large sized wading birds with long necks and legs. Bitterns tend to be shorter necked and more wary. Unlike other long-necked birds suck as storks, ibises and spoonbills, members of Ardeidae fly with their necks retracted. There are 61 species worldwide and 17 species which occur in Bolivia.

Whistling Heron

Capped Heron

Cocoi Heron

Great Egret

Little Blue Heron (A)

Snowy Egret

Cattle Egret

Striated Heron

Agami Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Boat-billed Heron

Fasciated Tiger-Heron

Rufescent Tiger-Heron

Zigzag Heron

Stripe-backed Bittern

Least Bittern '


Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Ciconiidae

Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked, wading birds with long, stout bills. Storks are mute; bill-clattering is an important mode of stork communication at the nest. Their nests can be large and may be reused for many years. Many species are migratory. There are 19 species worldwide and 3 species which occur in Bolivia.

Wood Stork

Maguari Stork

Jabiru '

Ibises and Spoonbills

Order: Ciconiiformes

Family: Threskiornithidae

The Threskiornithidae is a family of large terrestrial and wading birds which includes the ibises and spoonbills. They have long, broad wings with 11 primary and about 20 secondary feathers. They are strong fliers and despite their size and weight, very capable soarers. There are 36 species worldwide and 9 species which occur in Bolivia.

Plumbeous Ibis

Buff-necked Ibis

Andean Ibis

Black-faced Ibis

Green Ibis

Bare-faced Ibis

White-faced Ibis

Puna Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill '


Order: Phoenicopteriformes Family: Phoenicopteridae

Flamingos are gregarious wading birds, usually 3 to 5 feet high, found in both the Western and Eastern Hemispheres. They are more numerous in the latter. Flamingos filter-feed on shellfish and algae. Their oddly-shaped beaks are specially adapted to separate mud and silt from the food they consume, and are uniquely used upside-down. There are 6 species worldwide and 3 species which occur in Bolivia.

Chilean Flamingo

Andean Flamingo

Puna Flamingo '


Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anhimidae

The screamers are a small family of birds related to the ducks. They are large, bulky birds, with a small downy head, long legs and large feet which are only partially webbed. They have large spurs on their wings which are used in fights over mates and territorial disputes. There are 3 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Bolivia.

Horned Screamer

Southern Screamer

Ducks, Geese and Swans

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

The family Anatidae includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swans. These are birds that are modified for an aquatic existence with webbed feet, flattened bills and feathers that are excellent at shedding water due to an oily coating. There are 131 species worldwide and 24 species which occur in Bolivia.

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

White-faced Whistling-Duck

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Andean Goose

Orinoco Goose

Muscovy Duck

Comb Duck

Ringed Teal

Brazilian Teal

Torrent Duck

Speckled Teal

Crested Duck

Yellow-billed Pintail

White-cheeked Pintail

Puna Teal

Silver Teal

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Red Shoveler

Rosy-billed Pochard

Southern Pochard

Black-headed Duck

Masked Duck

Andean Duck

New World vultures

Order: Falconiformes

Family: Cathartidae

The New World vultures are not closely related to Old World vultures, but superficially resemble them because of convergent evolution. Like the Old World vultures, they are scavengers. However, unlike Old World vultures, which find carcasses by sight, New World vultures have a good sense of smell with which they locate carrion. There are 7 species worldwide, all of which are found only in the Americas, and 6 species which occur in Bolivia.

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture

Andean Condor

King Vulture


Order: Falconiformes

Family: Pandionidae

The Pandionidae family contains only one species, the Osprey. The Osprey is a medium large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution.

Osprey '

Hawks, Kites and Eagles

Order: Falconiformes Family''': Accipitridae

Accipitridae is a family of birds of prey and include hawks, eagles, kites, harriers and Old World vultures. These birds have powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong legs, powerful talons, and keen eyesight. There are 233 species worldwide and 46 species which occur in Bolivia.

Gray-headed Kite

Hook-billed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite

Pearl Kite

White-tailed Kite

Snail Kite

Slender-billed Kite

Double-toothed Kite

Rufous-thighed Kite

Mississippi Kite

Plumbeous Kite

Long-winged Harrier

Cinereous Harrier

Gray-bellied Goshawk

Tiny Hawk

Plain-breasted Hawk

Rufous-thighed Hawk

Bicolored Hawk

Crane Hawk

Slate-colored Hawk

White-browed Hawk

White Hawk

Great Black-Hawk

Savanna Hawk

Harris's Hawk

Black-collared Hawk

Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle

Solitary Eagle

Crowned Eagle

Gray Hawk

Roadside Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

White-rumped Hawk

Short-tailed Hawk

White-throated Hawk ''''

Swainson's Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

Red-backed Hawk

Puna Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk

Crested Eagle

Harpy Eagle

Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle

Black Hawk-Eagle

Ornate Hawk-Eagle

Black-and-chestnut Eagle '

Caracaras and Falcons

Order: Falconiformes Family: Falconidae

Falconidae is a family of diurnal birds of prey. They differ from hawks, eagles, and kites in that they kill with their beaks instead of their feet. There are 62 species worldwide and 17 species which occur in Bolivia.

Black Caracara

Red-throated Caracara

Mountain Caracara

Southern Caracara

Yellow-headed Caracara

Chimango Caracara

Laughing Falcon

Barred Forest-Falcon

Lined Forest-Falcon

Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon

Collared Forest-Falcon

Spot-winged Falconet

American Kestrel

Aplomado Falcon

Bat Falcon

Orange-breasted Falcon

Peregrine Falcon '

Guans, Chachalacas and allies

Order: Galliformes

Family: Cracidae

The Cracidae are large birds, similar in general appearance to turkeys. The guans and curassows live in trees, but the smaller chachalacas are found in more open scrubby habitats. They are generally dull-plumaged, but the curassows and some guans have colourful facial ornaments. There are 50 species worldwide and 15 species which occur in Bolivia.

Chaco Chachalaca

Little Chachalaca

Speckled Chachalaca

Andean Guan

Rusty-margined Guan

Red-faced Guan

Spix's Guan

Dusky-legged Guan

Blue-throated Piping-Guan

Red-throated Piping-Guan

Sickle-winged Guan

Razor-billed Curassow

Horned Curassow

Bare-faced Curassow

Wattled Curassow '

New World quails

Order: Galliformes Family: Odontophoridae

The New World quails are small, plump terrestrial birds only distantly related to the quails of the Old World, but named for their similar appearance and habits. There are 32 species worldwide, all found only in the Americas, and 4 species which occur in Bolivia.

Marbled Wood-Quail

Rufous-breasted Wood-Quail

Stripe-faced Wood-Quail

Starred Wood-Quail


Order: Opisthocomiformes Family: Opisthocomidae

The Hoatzin is pheasant-sized - but much slimmer - long-tailed, long-necked and has a small head. It has an unfeathered blue face with red eyes, and its head is topped by spiky crest. It is a weak flier which is found in te swamps of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers.

Hoatzin '


Order: Gruiformes

Family: Aramidae

The Limpkin resembles a large rail. It has drab brown plumage and a greyer head and neck.

Limpkin '


Order: Gruiformes Family: Psophiidae

The trumpeters are dumpy birds with long necks and legs, and chicken-like bills. They are named for the trumpeting call of the males. There are 3 species worldwide, restricted to the Amazon basin, and 3 species which occur in Bolivia.

Gray-winged Trumpeter

Dark-winged Trumpeter

Pale-winged Trumpeter '

Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, and Coots

Order: Gruiformes

Family: Rallidae

Rallidae is a large family of small to medium-sized birds which includes the rails, crakes, coots, and gallinules. Typically they inhabit dense vegetation in damp environments near lakes, swamps, or rivers. In general they are shy and secretive birds, difficult to observe. Most species have strong legs, and have long toes which are well adapted to soft, uneven surfaces. They tend to have short, rounded wings and be weak fliers. There are 143 species worldwide and 25 species which occur in Bolivia.

Speckled Rail

Ocellated Crake

Chestnut-headed Crake

Russet-crowned Crake

Rufous-sided Crake

Gray-breasted Crake

Rufous-faced Crake

Gray-necked Wood-Rail

Giant Wood-Rail

Uniform Crake

Ash-throated Crake

Yellow-breasted Crake

Paint-billed Crake

Spotted Rail (A)

Blackish Rail

Plumbeous Rail

Purple Gallinule

Azure Gallinule

Common Moorhen

Spot-flanked Gallinule

American Coot

White-winged Coot

Slate-colored Coot

Giant Coot

Horned Coot '

Sungrebe and Finfoots

Order: Gruiformes Family: Heliornithidae

The Heliornithidae are small family of tropical birds with webbed lobes on their feet similar to those of grebes and coots. There are 3 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Bolivia.

Sungrebe '


Order: Gruiformes

Family: Eurypygidae

The Sunbittern is a bittern-like bird of tropical regions of the Americas, and the sole member of the family Eurypygidae (sometimes spelled Eurypigidae) and genus Eurypyga.

Sunbittern '


Order: Gruiformes Family: Cariamidae

The seriemas are terrestrial birds which run rather than fly (though they are able to fly for short distances.) They have long legs, necks, and tails, but only short wings, reflecting their way of life. They are brownish birds with short bills and erectile crests, found on fairly dry open grasslands. There are 2 species and 2 species which occur in Bolivia.

Red-legged Seriema

Black-legged Seriema


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Jacanidae

The jacanas are a group of tropical waders in the family Jacanidae. They are found worldwide in the Tropics. They are identifiable by their huge feet and claws which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in the shallow lakes that are their preferred habitat. There 8 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Bolivia.

Wattled Jacana '

Avocets and Stilts

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Recurvirostridae

Recurvirostridae is a family of large wading birds, which includes the avocets and the stilts. The avocets have long legs and long up-curved bills. The stilts have extremely long legs and long, thin, straight bills. There are 9 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Bolivia.

White-backed Stilt

Andean Avocet

Plovers and Lapwings

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Charadriidae

The family Charadriidae includes the plovers, dotterels, and lapwings. They are small to medium-sized birds with compact bodies, short, thick necks and long, usually pointed, wings. They are found in open country worldwide, mostly in habitats near water, although there are some exceptions. There are 66 species worldwide and 11 species which occur in Bolivia.

Pied Lapwing

Southern Lapwing

Andean Lapwing

American Golden-Plover

Black-bellied Plover

Semipalmated Plover


Collared Plover

Puna Plover

Diademed Sandpiper-Plover

Tawny-throated Dotterel '

Sandpipers and allies

Order: Charadriiformes Family''': Scolopacidae

The Scolopacidae are a large diverse family of small to medium sized shorebirds including the sandpipers, curlews, godwits, shanks, tattlers, woodcocks, snipes, dowitchers and phalaropes. The majority of species eat small invertebrates picked out of the mud or soil. Variation in length of legs and bills enable different species to feed in the same habitat, particularly on the coast, without direct competition for food. There are 89 species worldwide and 22 species which occur in Bolivia.

Wilson's Snipe

South American Snipe

Puna Snipe

Giant Snipe

Andean Snipe

Hudsonian Godwit


Upland Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Solitary Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper

Red Knot


Western Sandpiper (A)

Least Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper ''''

Baird's Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Stilt Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Wilson's Phalarope '


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Thinocoridae

The seedsnipes are a small family of birds that superficially resemble sparrows. They have short legs and long wings and are herbivorous waders. There are 4 species worldwide and 3 species which occur in Bolivia.

Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe

Gray-breasted Seedsnipe

Least Seedsnipe '


Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Laridae

Laridae is a family of medium to large birds seabirds and includes gulls and kittiwakes. They are typically grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They have stout, longish bills and webbed feet. There are 55 species worldwide and 4 species which occur in Bolivia.

Mew Gull (A)

Gray-headed Gull

Andean Gull ''''

Franklin's Gull '


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Sternidae

Terns are a group of generally general medium to large seabirds typically with grey or white plumage, often with black markings on the head. Most terns hunt fish by diving but some pick insects off the surface of fresh water. Terns are generally long-lived birds, with several species now known to live in excess of 25 to 30 years. There are 44 species worldwide and 4 species which occur in Bolivia.

Common Tern

Arctic Tern

Yellow-billed Tern

Large-billed Tern


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Rynchopidae

Skimmers are a small family of tropical tern-like birds. They have an elongated lower mandible which they use to feed by flying low over the water surface and skimming the water for small fish. There are 3 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Bolivia.

Black Skimmer '

Pigeons and Doves

Order: Columbiformes

Family: Columbidae

Pigeons and doves are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills with a fleshy cere. There are 308 species worldwide and 27 species which occur in Bolivia.

Rock Pigeon (I)

Scaled Pigeon

Picazuro Pigeon

Spot-winged Pigeon

Band-tailed Pigeon

Pale-vented Pigeon

Plumbeous Pigeon

Ruddy Pigeon

Eared Dove

Plain-breasted Ground Dove

Ruddy Ground Dove

Picui Ground Dove

Croaking Ground Dove

Scaled Dove

Blue Ground Dove

Maroon-chested Ground Dove

Bare-faced Ground Dove

Black-winged Ground Dove

Golden-spotted Ground Dove

Long-tailed Ground Dove

White-tipped Dove

White-faced Dove

Gray-fronted Dove

Sapphire Quail Dove

White-throated Quail Dove

Violaceous Quail Dove

Ruddy Quail Dove '

Parrots, Macaws and allies

Order: Psittaciformes Family''': Psittacidae

Parrots are small to large birds with a characteristic curved beak shape. Their upper mandibles have slight mobility in the joint with the skull and the have a generally erect stance. All parrots are zygodactyl, having the four toes on each foot placed two at the front and two back. There are 335 species worldwide and 51 species which occur in Bolivia.

Hyacinth Macaw

Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Blue-throated Macaw (E)

Military Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

Red-and-green Macaw

Red-fronted Macaw (E)

Chestnut-fronted Macaw

Red-bellied Macaw

Blue-headed Macaw

Golden-collared Macaw

Red-shouldered Macaw

Blue-crowned Parakeet

Mitred Parakeet

White-eyed Parakeet

Dusky-headed Parakeet

Peach-fronted Parakeet

Nanday Parakeet

Crimson-bellied Parakeet

Green-cheeked Parakeet

Deville's Parakeet

Madeira Parakeet

Black-capped Parakeet

Monk Parakeet

Cliff Parakeet (E)

Andean Parakeet

Barred Parakeet

Gray-hooded Parakeet

Mountain Parakeet

Green-rumped Parrotlet

Blue-winged Parrotlet

Dusky-billed Parrotlet

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet

Cobalt-winged Parakeet

Tui Parakeet

Amazonian Parrotlet

Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet

White-bellied Parrot

Orange-cheeked Parrot

Black-winged Parrot

Blue-headed Parrot

Red-billed Parrot

Scaly-headed Parrot

Speckle-faced Parrot

Tucuman Parrot

Yellow-faced Parrot

Blue-fronted Parrot

Yellow-crowned Parrot

Orange-winged Parrot

Scaly-naped Parrot

Mealy Parrot '

Cuckoos and Anis

Order: Cuculiformes Family: Cuculidae

The family Cuculidae includes cuckoos, roadrunners and anis. These birds are of variable size with slender bodies, long tails and strong legs. Unlike the cuckoo species of the Old World, North American cuckoos are not brood parasites. There are 138 species worldwide and 16 species which occur in Bolivia.

Ash-colored Cuckoo

Black-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Pearly-breasted Cuckoo

Dark-billed Cuckoo

Squirrel Cuckoo

Black-bellied Cuckoo

Little Cuckoo

Greater Ani

Smooth-billed Ani

Groove-billed Ani

Guira Cuckoo

Striped Cuckoo

Pheasant Cuckoo

Pavonine Cuckoo

Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo

Barn owls

Order: Strigiformes Family: Tytonidae

Barn owls are medium to large sized owls with large heads and characteristic heart-shaped faces. They have long strong legs with powerful talons. There are 16 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Bolivia.

Barn Owl '

Typical owls

Order: Strigiformes

Family: Strigidae

Typical owls are small to large solitary nocturnal birds of prey. They have large forward-facing eyes and ears, a hawk-like beak, and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye called a facial disk. There are 195 species worldwide and 27 species which occur in Bolivia.

Tropical Screech-Owl ''''

Koepcke's Screech-Owl

Rufescent Screech-Owl

Cloud-forest Screech-Owl

Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl

Rio Napo Screech-Owl ''''

Hoy's Screech-Owl

White-throated Screech-Owl

Great Horned Owl

Magellanic Horned Owl

Chaco Owl

Mottled Owl

Black-banded Owl

Rufous-banded Owl

Crested Owl

Spectacled Owl

Band-bellied Owl

Subtropical Pygmy-Owl

Yungas Pygmy-Owl

Amazonian Pygmy-Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Tucuman Pygmy-Owl

Burrowing Owl

Buff-fronted Owl

Striped Owl

Stygian Owl

Short-eared Owl '


Order: Caprimulgiformes Family: Steatornithidae

The Oilbird is a slim, long-winged bird related to the nightjars. It is nocturnal and a specialist feeder on the fruit of the Oil palm.

Oilbird '


Order: Caprimulgiformes

Family: Nyctibiidae

The potoos (sometimes called Poor-Me-Ones) are large near passerine birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. They are nocturnal insectivores which lack the bristles around the mouth found in the true nightjars. There are 5 species, all of which are from the South American tropical region, and 5 species which occur in Bolivia.

Great Potoo

Long-tailed Potoo

Andean Potoo

Common Potoo

Rufous Potoo '


Order: Caprimulgiformes Family: Caprimulgidae

Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal birds with long wings, short legs and very short bills that usually nest on the ground. Most have small feet, of little use for walking, and long pointed wings. Their soft plumage is camouflaged to resemble bark or leaves. There are 86 species worldwide and 21 species which occur in Bolivia.

Short-tailed Nighthawk

Rufous-bellied Nighthawk

Least Nighthawk

Sand-colored Nighthawk

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

Nacunda Nighthawk

Band-tailed Nighthawk


Ocellated Poorwill

Rufous Nightjar

Silky-tailed Nightjar

Band-winged Nightjar

White-winged Nightjar

Little Nightjar

Spot-tailed Nightjar

Blackish Nightjar

Lyre-tailed Nightjar

Swallow-tailed Nightjar

Ladder-tailed Nightjar

Scissor-tailed Nightjar '


Order: Apodiformes

Family: Apodidae

Swifts are small aerial birds, spending the majority of their lives flying. These birds have very short legs and never settle voluntarily on the ground, perching instead only on vertical surfaces. Many swifts have long swept-back wings that resemble a crescent or a boomerang. There are 98 species worldwide and 15 species which occur in Bolivia.

Rothschild's Swift (A)

Sooty Swift

Great Dusky Swift

Chestnut-collared Swift

White-collared Swift

Gray-rumped Swift

Pale-rumped Swift

Chimney Swift

Chapman's Swift

Short-tailed Swift

Ashy-tailed Swift

White-tipped Swift

Andean Swift

Fork-tailed Palm-Swift

Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift '


Order: Trochiliformes Family: Trochilidae

Hummingbirds are small birds capable of hovering in mid-air due to the rapid flapping of their wings. They are the only birds that can fly backwards. There are 337 species worldwide and 83 species which occur in Bolivia.

Buff-tailed Sicklebill

Rufous-breasted Hermit

Pale-tailed Barbthroat

Green Hermit

White-bearded Hermit

Eastern Long-tailed Hermit

Great-billed Hermit

Needle-billed Hermit

Planalto Hermit

Buff-bellied Hermit

Cinnamon-throated Hermit

Reddish Hermit

White-browed Hermit

Gray-chinned Hermit

Green-fronted Lancebill

Gray-breasted Sabrewing

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird

White-necked Jacobin

Brown Violet-ear

Green Violet-ear

Sparkling Violet-ear

White-vented Violet-ear

Black-throated Mango

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Dot-eared Coquette

Rufous-crested Coquette

Spangled Coquette

Festive Coquette

Black-bellied Thorntail

Coppery Thorntail (E)

Blue-tailed Emerald

Glittering-bellied Emerald

Fork-tailed Woodnymph

Rufous-throated Sapphire

White-chinned Sapphire

Gilded Sapphire

Golden-tailed Sapphire

White-throated Hummingbird

White-tailed Goldenthroat

White-bellied Hummingbird

Many-spotted Hummingbird

Versicolored Emerald

Rondonia Emerald

Sapphire-spangled Emerald

Glittering-throated Emerald

Speckled Hummingbird '

Gould's Jewelfront

Fawn-breasted Brilliant

Violet-fronted Brilliant

Rufous-webbed Brilliant

Black-hooded Sunbeam (E)

Andean Hillstar

White-sided Hillstar

Wedge-tailed Hillstar (E)

Bronzy Inca ''''

Gould's Inca

Violet-throated Starfrontlet

Sword-billed Hummingbird

Great Sapphirewing

Giant Hummingbird

Amethyst-throated Sunangel

Blue-capped Puffleg

Greenish Puffleg

Buff-thighed Puffleg

Booted Racket-tail

Green-tailed Trainbearer

Red-tailed Comet

Purple-backed Thornbill

Tyrian Metaltail

Scaled Metaltail

Rufous-capped Thornbill

Olivaceous Thornbill

Blue-mantled Thornbill

Long-tailed Sylph

Wedge-billed Hummingbird

Black-eared Fairy

Horned Sungem

Long-billed Starthroat

Blue-tufted Starthroat

Amethyst Woodstar

Slender-tailed Woodstar

White-bellied Woodstar '

Trogons and Quetzals

Order: Trogoniformes Family: Trogonidae

The family Trogonidae includes trogons and quetzals. Found in tropical woodlands worldwide, they feed on insects and fruit, and their broad bills and weak legs reflect their diet and arboreal habits. Although their flight is fast, they are reluctant to fly any distance. Trogons have soft, often colourful, feathers with distinctive male and female plumage. There are 33 species worldwide and 10 species which occur in Bolivia.

White-tailed Trogon

Violaceous Trogon

Collared Trogon

Masked Trogon

Black-throated Trogon

Blue-crowned Trogon

Black-tailed Trogon

Crested Quetzal

Golden-headed Quetzal

Pavonine Quetzal


Order: Coraciiformes Family: Alcedinidae

Kingfishers are medium-sized birds with large heads, long pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. There are 93 species worldwide and 5 species which occur in Bolivia.

Ringed Kingfisher

Amazon Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher

Green-and-rufous Kingfisher

American Pygmy Kingfisher '


Order: Coraciiformes

Family: Momotidae

The motmots have colorful plumage and long, graduated tails, which they display by waggling back and forth. In most of the species, the barbs near the ends of the two longest (central) tail feathers are weak and fall off, leaving a length of bare shaft, and creating a racket-shaped tail. There are 10 species worldwide and 4 species which occur in Bolivia.

Blue-crowned Motmot

Highland Motmot

Rufous Motmot

Broad-billed Motmot


Order: Piciformes

Family: Galbulidae

The jacamars are near passerine birds from tropical South America, with a range that extends up to Mexico. They are glossy elegant birds with long bills and tails, which feed on insects caught on the wing. In appearance and behaviour they show resemblances to the Old World bee-eaters, although they are more closely related to woodpeckers. There are 18 species and 11 species that occur in Bolivia.

White-eared Jacamar

Chestnut Jacamar

Brown Jacamar

White-throated Jacamar

Blue-cheeked Jacamar

Rufous-tailed Jacamar

Bluish-fronted Jacamar

Purplish Jacamar

Bronzy Jacamar

Paradise Jacamar

Great Jacamar '


Order: Piciformes Family: Bucconidae

The puffbirds are related to the jacamars, and have the same range, but lack the iridescent colours of that family. They are mainly brown, rufous or grey, with large heads and flattened bills with a hooked tip. The loose abundant plumage and short tails makes them look stout and puffy, giving rise to the English common name of the family. There are 34 species and 19 species which occur in Bolivia.

White-necked Puffbird

Brown-banded Puffbird

Pied Puffbird

Chestnut-capped Puffbird

Spotted Puffbird

Collared Puffbird

White-eared Puffbird

Striolated Puffbird

Spot-backed Puffbird

White-chested Puffbird

Semicollared Puffbird

Black-streaked Puffbird

Rufous-necked Puffbird

Fulvous-chinned Nunlet

Rufous-capped Nunlet

Black-fronted Nunbird

White-fronted Nunbird

Yellow-billed Nunbird

Swallow-wing '


Order: Piciformes

Family: Capitonidae

The barbets are plump birds, with short necks and large heads. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. Most species are brightly coloured. There are 84 species worldwide and 5 species which occur in Bolivia.

Black-girdled Barbet

Gilded Barbet

Lemon-throated Barbet

Scarlet-hooded Barbet

Versicolored Barbet '


Order: Piciformes Family: Ramphastidae

Toucans are near passerine birds from the neotropics. They are brightly marked and have enormous, colourful bills which in some species may amount to half their body length. There are 40 species worldwide and 17 species which occur in Bolivia.

Chestnut-tipped Toucanet

Blue-banded Toucanet

Lettered Aracari

Green Aracari

Red-necked Aracari

Ivory-billed Aracari

Chestnut-eared Aracari

Curl-crested Aracari

Hooded Mountain-Toucan

Golden-collared Toucanet

Spot-billed Toucanet '

Gould's Toucanet

Channel-billed Toucan

Red-billed Toucan

Toco Toucan

Andean Toucanet

Black-throated Toucanet

Woodpeckers and allies

Order: Piciformes

Family: Picidae

Woodpeckers are small to medium sized birds with chisel like beaks, short legs, stiff tails and long tongues used for capturing insects. Some species have feet with two toes pointing forward, and two backward, while several species have only three toes. Many woodpeckers have the habit of tapping noisily on tree trunks with their beaks. There are 218 species worldwide and 37 species which occur in Bolivia.

Bar-breasted Piculet

White-barred Piculet

Ocellated Piculet

White-wedged Piculet

Rusty-necked Piculet

Rufous-breasted Piculet

White Woodpecker

Yellow-tufted Woodpecker

White-fronted Woodpecker

Striped Woodpecker

Checkered Woodpecker

Bar-bellied Woodpecker

Smoky-brown Woodpecker

Little Woodpecker

Dot-fronted Woodpecker

Red-stained Woodpecker

White-throated Woodpecker

Yellow-throated Woodpecker

Golden-green Woodpecker

Golden-olive Woodpecker

Crimson-mantled Woodpecker

Spot-breasted Woodpecker

Green-barred Woodpecker

Andean Flicker

Campo Flicker

Scaly-breasted Woodpecker

Chestnut Woodpecker

Pale-crested Woodpecker

Cream-colored Woodpecker

Rufous-headed Woodpecker

Ringed Woodpecker

Lineated Woodpecker

Black-bodied Woodpecker

Crimson-bellied Woodpecker

Red-necked Woodpecker

Crimson-crested Woodpecker

Cream-backed Woodpecker '


Order: Passeriformes Family''': Furnariidae

Ovenbirds comprise a large family of small sub-oscine passerine bird species found in Central and South America. They are a diverse group of insectivores which gets its name from the elaborate "oven-like" clay nests built by some species, although others build stick nests or nest in tunnels or clefts in rock. There are 243 species worldwide and 102 species which occur in Bolivia.

Campo Miner

Common Miner

Puna Miner

Rufous-banded Miner

Slender-billed Miner

Scale-throated Earthcreeper

Plain-breasted Earthcreeper

Buff-breasted Earthcreeper (A)

Straight-billed Earthcreeper

Rock Earthcreeper

Chaco Earthcreeper

Bolivian Earthcreeper (E)

Bar-winged Cinclodes

Royal Cinclodes

White-winged Cinclodes

Pale-legged Hornero

Rufous Hornero

Crested Hornero

Andean Tit-Spinetail

Streaked Tit-Spinetail

Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail

Brown-capped Tit-Spinetail

Tawny Tit-Spinetail

Wren-like Rushbird

Chotoy Spinetail

Ochre-cheeked Spinetail

Azara's Spinetail

Sooty-fronted Spinetail

Cinereous-breasted Spinetail

Pale-breasted Spinetail

Dark-breasted Spinetail ''''

Cabanis's Spinetail

Plain-crowned Spinetail

White-lored Spinetail

White-bellied Spinetail

Ruddy Spinetail

Light-crowned Spinetail

Ash-browed Spinetail

Stripe-crowned Spinetail

Rusty-backed Spinetail ''''

Parker's Spinetail

Speckled Spinetail

Bolivian Spinetail (E)

Red-and-white Spinetail

Yellow-chinned Spinetail

Black-throated Thistletail (E)

Creamy-breasted Canastero

Dark-winged Canastero

Berlepsch's Canastero (E)

Lesser Canastero

Short-billed Canastero

Iquico Canastero (E)

Cordilleran Canastero

Streak-throated Canastero

Streak-backed Canastero

Puna Canastero

Scribble-tailed Canastero

Line-fronted Canastero

Plain Softtail

Common Thornbird

Little Thornbird

Streak-fronted Thornbird

Greater Thornbird

Spot-breasted Thornbird


Lark-like Brushrunner

Gray-crested Cacholote

Brown Cacholote

Orange-fronted Plushcrown

Rusty-winged Barbtail

Spotted Barbtail

Pearled Treerunner

Rufous-tailed Xenops

Slender-billed Xenops

Plain Xenops

Streaked Xenops

Montane Foliage-gleaner

Streaked Tuftedcheek

Buff-throated Treehunter

Striped Treehunter

Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner

Point-tailed Palmcreeper

Peruvian Recurvebill

Bolivian Recurvebill (E)

Striped Woodhaunter

Chestnut-winged Hookbill

Chestnut-winged Foliage-gleaner

Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner

Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleaner

Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner

Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner

Crested Foliage-gleaner

Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner

Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner

Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner

Brown-rumped Foliage-gleaner

Ruddy Foliage-gleaner

Short-billed Leaftosser

Tawny-throated Leaftosser

Gray-throated Leaftosser

Black-tailed Leaftosser

Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper


Order: Passeriformes

Family: Dendrocolaptidae

The Dendrocolaptidae are brownish birds and maintain an upright vertical posture, supported by their stiff tail vanes. They feed mainly on insects taken from tree trunks. There are 57 species worldwide and 27 species which occur in Bolivia.

Plain-brown Woodcreeper

White-chinned Woodcreeper

Long-tailed Woodcreeper

Olivaceous Woodcreeper

Wedge-billed Woodcreeper

Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper

Long-billed Woodcreeper

Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper

Bar-bellied Woodcreeper

Uniform Woodcreeper

Great Rufous Woodcreeper

Strong-billed Woodcreeper

Amazonian Barred-Woodcreeper

Black-banded Woodcreeper

Striped Woodcreeper

Ocellated Woodcreeper

Tschudi's Woodcreeper

Elegant Woodcreeper

Jurua Woodcreeper

Buff-throated Woodcreeper

Lafresnaye's Woodcreeper

Olive-backed Woodcreeper

Straight-billed Woodcreeper

Narrow-billed Woodcreeper

Montane Woodcreeper

Lineated Woodcreeper

Red-billed Scythebill '

Typical antbirds

Order: Passeriformes Family''': Thamnophilidae

The antbirds are a large family of small passerine birds of subtropical and tropical Central and South America. They are forest birds, and tend to feed on insects at or near the ground. A sizable minority of them specialize in following columns of army ants to eat the small invertebrates that leave hiding to flee the ants.Many species lack bright colour; brown, black and white being the dominant tones. There are about 212 species worldwide and 79 species which occur in Bolivia.

Fasciated Antshrike

Bamboo Antshrike

Giant Antshrike

Undulated Antshrike

Great Antshrike

Barred Antshrike

Chestnut-backed Antshrike

Blackish-gray Antshrike

White-shouldered Antshrike

Upland Antshrike

Plain-winged Antshrike

Mouse-colored Antshrike

Natterer's Slaty-Antshrike

Bolivian Slaty-Antshrike

Amazonian Antshrike

Variable Antshrike

Rufous-winged Antshrike

Rufous-capped Antshrike

Spot-winged Antshrike

Russet Antshrike

Plain Antvireo

Saturnine Antshrike

Dusky-throated Antshrike

Cinereous Antshrike

Bluish-slate Antshrike

Pygmy Antwren

Sclater's Antwren

Amazonian Antwren

Stripe-chested Antwren

Plain-throated Antwren

White-eyed Antwren

Stipple-throated Antwren

Ornate Antwren

Rufous-tailed Antwren

White-flanked Antwren

Long-winged Antwren

Ihering's Antwren

Ashy Antwren (E)

Gray Antwren

Leaden Antwren

Banded Antwren

Stripe-backed Antbird

Black-capped Antwren

Large-billed Antwren

Rufous-winged Antwren

Dot-winged Antwren

White-fringed Antwren

Black-bellied Antwren

Rusty-backed Antwren

Striated Antbird

Long-tailed Antbird

Chestnut-shouldered Antwren

Yellow-rumped Antwren

Gray Antbird

Blackish Antbird

Black Antbird

Mato Grosso Antbird

Manu Antbird

White-backed Fire-eye

White-browed Antbird

Black-faced Antbird

Warbling Antbird

Band-tailed Antbird

Black-and-white Antbird

Silvered Antbird

Spot-winged Antbird

White-lined Antbird

Southern Chestnut-tailed Antbird

Plumbeous Antbird ''''

Goeldi's Antbird

Sooty Antbird

Black-throated Antbird

White-throated Antbird

Hairy-crested Antbird

Spot-backed Antbird

Dot-backed Antbird

Scale-backed Antbird

Black-spotted Bare-eye

Reddish-winged Bare-eye

Antthrushes and Antpittas

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Formicariidae

The ground antbirds are a family comprising the antthrushes and antpittas. Antthrushes resemble small rails while antpittas resemble the true pittas with longish strong legs, very short tails and stout bills. There are about 63 species worldwide and 17 species which occur in Bolivia.

Rufous-capped Antthrush

Black-faced Antthrush

Striated Antthrush

Short-tailed Antthrush

Barred Antthrush

Undulated Antpitta

Scaled Antpitta

Stripe-headed Antpitta

White-throated Antpitta

Rufous Antpitta

Rufous-faced Antpitta (E)

Spotted Antpitta

Masked Antpitta (E)

Amazonian Antpitta

Thrush-like Antpitta

Ochre-breasted Antpitta

Rusty-breasted Antpitta '


Order: Passeriformes Family: Conopophagidae

The gnateaters are round, short-tailed, and long-legged birds, which are closely related to the antbirds. There are 8 species worldwide, all found in South America, and 3 species which occur in Bolivia.

Ash-throated Gnateater

Slaty Gnateater

Black-bellied Gnateater '


Order: Passeriformes

Family: Rhinocryptidae

The tapaculos are a group of small suboscine passeriform birds with numerous species, found in South America. They are terrestrial species that fly only poorly on their short wings. They have strong legs, well-suited to their habitat of grassland or forest undergrowth. The tail is cocked and pointed towards the head. There are 56 species worldwide and 13 species which occur in Bolivia.

Crested Gallito

Rusty-belted Tapaculo

Collared Crescent-chest

Olive-crowned Crescent-chest

Unicolored Tapaculo

Trilling Tapaculo

Rufous-vented Tapaculo

Bolivian Tapaculo

Zimmer's Tapaculo (E)

Puna Tapaculo

Matorral Tapaculo

White-browed Tapaculo

Diademed Tapaculo '


Order: Passeriformes Family: Cotingidae

The cotingas are birds of forests or forest edges of tropical South America. Comparatively little is known about this diverse group, although all have broad bills with hooked tips, rounded wings, and strong legs. The males of many of the species are brightly coloured, or decorated with plumes or wattles. There are 71 species worldwide and 22 species which occur in Bolivia


White-tipped Plantcutter

Shrike-like Cotinga

Swallow-tailed Cotinga

Red-crested Cotinga

Chestnut-crested Cotinga

Green-and-black Fruiteater

Band-tailed Fruiteater

Barred Fruiteater

Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater

Scaled Fruiteater

White-browed Purpletuft

Scimitar-winged Piha (E)

Screaming Piha

Purple-throated Cotinga

Plum-throated Cotinga

Spangled Cotinga

Pompadour Cotinga

Bare-necked Fruitcrow

Purple-throated Fruitcrow

Amazonian Umbrellabird

Andean Cock-of-the-rock


Order: Passeriformes Family: Pipridae

The manakins are a family bird species of subtropical and tropical mainland Central and South America, and Trinidad and Tobago. They are compact forest birds, the males typically being brightly coloured, although the females of most species are duller and usually green-plumaged. Manakins feed on small fruits, berries and insects. There are 57 species worldwide and 18 species which occur in Bolivia.

White-bearded Manakin

Blue-backed Manakin

Yungas Manakin

Band-tailed Manakin

Blue-crowned Manakin

Red-headed Manakin

Round-tailed Manakin

Snow-capped Manakin

Helmeted Manakin

Fiery-capped Manakin

Black Manakin

Flame-crested Manakin

Sulphur-bellied Tyrant-Manakin

Pale-bellied Tyrant-Manakin

Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin

Wing-barred Piprites

Greater Schiffornis

Thrush-like Schiffornis

Tyrant flycatchers

Order: Passeriformes Family: Tyrannidae

Tyrant flycatchers are passerine birds which occur throughout North and South America. They superficially resemble the Old World flycatchers, but are more robust with stronger bills. They do not have the sophisticated vocal capabilities of the songbirds. Most, but not all, have plain colouring. As the name implies, most are insectivorous. There are 429 species worldwide, all found only in the Americas and 213 species which occur in Bolivia.

White-lored Tyrannulet

Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Mouse-colored Tyrannulet

Yellow Tyrannulet

Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet

Forest Elaenia

Gray Elaenia

Greenish Elaenia

Large Elaenia

Yellow-bellied Elaenia

White-crested Elaenia

Small-billed Elaenia

Slaty Elaenia

Mottle-backed Elaenia

Brownish Elaenia

Plain-crested Elaenia

Lesser Elaenia

Highland Elaenia

Sierran Elaenia

Torrent Tyrannulet

Sooty Tyrannulet

River Tyrannulet

White-crested Tyrannulet

White-bellied Tyrannulet

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher

Streak-necked Flycatcher

Olive-striped Flycatcher '

MacConnell's Flycatcher

Sepia-capped Flycatcher

Slaty-capped Flycatcher

Hazel-fronted Pygmy-Tyrant

Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant

Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant

Spectacled Bristle-Tyrant

Rufous-lored Tyrannulet

Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet

Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet

Planalto Tyrannulet

Rough-legged Tyrannulet

Sclater's Tyrannulet

Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet

Bolivian Tyrannulet

Slender-footed Tyrannulet

Amazonian Scrub-Flycatcher

Southern Scrub-Flycatcher

Suiriri Flycatcher

Chapada Flycatcher

White-throated Tyrannulet

Buff-banded Tyrannulet

White-banded Tyrannulet

Plain Tyrannulet

Amazonian Tyrannulet

Greater Wagtail-Tyrant

Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant

Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant

Tufted Tit-Tyrant

Many-colored Rush-Tyrant

Sharp-tailed Tyrant

Bearded Tachuri

Crested Doradito ''''

Dinelli's Doradito

Subtropical Doradito

Warbling Doradito (A)

Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant

Rufous-sided Pygmy-Tyrant

White-bellied Pygmy-Tyrant

Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant

Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant

Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher

Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher

Snethlage's Tody-Tyrant

Flammulated Bamboo-Tyrant

White-bellied Tody Tyrant ''''

Zimmer's Tody-Tyrant ''''

Johannes's Tody-Tyrant

Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant

Yungas Tody-Tyrant (E)

Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant

Black-throated Tody-Tyrant

Buff-throated Tody-Tyrant

Common Tody-Flycatcher

Spotted Tody-Flycatcher

Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher

Ringed Antpipit

Southern Antpipit

Brownish Flycatcher

Large-headed Flatbill

Dusky-tailed Flatbill

Rufous-tailed Flatbill

Olivaceous Flatbill

Fulvous-breasted Flatbill

Yellow-olive Flycatcher

Yellow-margined Flycatcher

Gray-crowned Flycatcher

Yellow-breasted Flycatcher

Golden-crowned Spadebill

White-throated Spadebill

White-crested Spadebill

Amazonian Royal-Flycatcher

Unadorned Flycatcher

Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher

Bran-colored Flycatcher

Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher

Tawny-breasted Flycatcher

Whiskered Flycatcher

Cinnamon Tyrant

Cinnamon Flycatcher

Cliff Flycatcher

Fuscous Flycatcher ''''

Euler's Flycatcher

Olive Flycatcher

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Smoke-colored Pewee

Western Wood-Pewee

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Tropical Pewee

Alder Flycatcher

Black Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher

Crowned Chat-Tyrant

Peruvian Chat-Tyrant

Golden-browed Chat-Tyrant

Maroon-chested Chat-Tyrant

D'Orbigny's Chat-Tyrant

Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant

Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant

White-browed Chat-Tyrant

Drab Water-Tyrant

Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant

Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant

Rufous-bellied Bush-Tyrant

Gray Monjita

Black-crowned Monjita

White-rumped Monjita

White Monjita

Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant

White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant

Gray-bellied Shrike-Tyrant

Lesser Shrike-Tyrant

Rufous-webbed Tyrant

Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant

Little Ground-Tyrant

Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant

Cinnamon-bellied Ground-Tyrant

Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant

Puna Ground-Tyrant

White-browed Ground-Tyrant

Plain-capped Ground-Tyrant ''''

Taczanowski's Ground-Tyrant

Cinereous Ground-Tyrant

White-fronted Ground-Tyrant

Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant

Black-fronted Ground-Tyrant

Andean Negrito

Austral Negrito

Cinereous Tyrant

Hudson's Black-Tyrant

Andean Tyrant

Blue-billed Black-Tyrant

Rufous-tailed Tyrant

White-winged Black-Tyrant

Spectacled Tyrant

Black-backed Water-Tyrant

White-headed Marsh-Tyrant

Cock-tailed Tyrant

Streamer-tailed Tyrant

Yellow-browed Tyrant

Long-tailed Tyrant

Cattle Tyrant

Rufous-tailed Attila

Cinnamon Attila

Bright-rumped Attila

Dull-capped Attila

Cinereous Mourner

Rufous Casiornis


Grayish Mourner

Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Swainson's Flycatcher

Short-crested Flycatcher

Pale-edged Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Lesser Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee

Boat-billed Flycatcher

Rusty-margined Flycatcher

Social Flycatcher

Gray-capped Flycatcher

Dusky-chested Flycatcher

Three-striped Flycatcher

Lemon-browed Flycatcher

Golden-crowned Flycatcher

Streaked Flycatcher

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

Piratic Flycatcher

Variegated Flycatcher

Crowned Slaty Flycatcher

Sulphury Flycatcher

White-throated Kingbird

Tropical Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

White-naped Xenopsaris

Chestnut-crowned Becard

Green-backed Becard

Barred Becard

White-winged Becard

Black-capped Becard

Pink-throated Becard

Crested Becard

Black-tailed Tityra

Masked Tityra

Black-crowned Tityra '

Swallows and Martins

Order: Passeriformes Family: Hirundinidae

The Hirundinidae family is a group of passerines characterized by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Their adaptations include a slender streamlined body, long pointed wings and short bills with wide gape. The feet are designed for perching rather than walking, and the front toes are partially joined at the base. There are 75 species worldwide and 19 species which occur in Bolivia.

Brown-chested Martin

Purple Martin

Gray-breasted Martin

Southern Martin

White-winged Swallow

White-rumped Swallow

Chilean Swallow (A)

Blue-and-white Swallow

Brown-bellied Swallow

Pale-footed Swallow

White-banded Swallow

Black-collared Swallow

White-thighed Swallow

Andean Swallow

Tawny-headed Swallow

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow '

Wagtails and Pipits

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Motacillidae

The Motacillidae are a family of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. They include the wagtails, longclaws and pipits. They are slender, ground feeding insectivores of open country. There are 54 species worldwide and 5 species which occur in Bolivia.

Correndera Pipit

Short-billed Pipit

Hellmayr's Pipit

Paramo Pipit

Yellowish Pipit '


Order: Passeriformes Family: Cinclidae

Dippers are a group of perching birds whose habitat includes aquatic environments in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. They are named for their bobbing or dipping movements. There are 5 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Bolivia.

White-capped Dipper

Rufous-throated Dipper


Order: Passeriformes Family: Troglodytidae

The wrens are mainly small and inconspicuous except for their loud songs. These birds have short wings and a thin down-turned bill. Several species often hold their tails upright. All are insectivorous. There are 80 species worldwide (of which all but one are New World species) and 15 species which occur in Bolivia.

Black-capped Donacobius

Thrush-like Wren

Gray-mantled Wren

Tooth-billed Wren

Fulvous Wren

Moustached Wren

Buff-breasted Wren

Fawn-breasted Wren

House Wren

Mountain Wren

Sedge Wren

Gray-breasted Wood-Wren

Scaly-breasted Wren

Chestnut-breasted Wren

Musician Wren '

Mockingbirds and Thrashers

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Mimidae

The mimids are a family of passerine birds that includes thrashers, mockingbirds, tremblers, and the New World catbirds. These birds are notable for their vocalizations, especially their ability to mimic a wide variety of birds and other sounds heard outdoors. Their colouring tends towards dull greys and browns . There are 35 species worldwide and 3 species which occur in Bolivia.

Chalk-browed Mockingbird

Brown-backed Mockingbird

White-banded Mockingbird '

Thrushes and allies

Order: Passeriformes Family''': Turdidae

The thrushes are a group of passerine birds that occur mainly in the Old World. They are plump, soft plumaged, small to medium-sized insectivores or sometimes omnivores, often feeding on the ground. Many have attractive songs. There are 335 species worldwide and 21 species which occur in Bolivia.

Andean Solitaire

White-eared Solitaire

Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush

Spotted Nightingale-Thrush


Gray-cheeked Thrush

Swainson's Thrush

Pale-eyed Thrush

Chiguanco Thrush

Great Thrush

Glossy-black Thrush

Andean Slaty-Thrush

Rufous-bellied Thrush

Pale-breasted Thrush

Creamy-bellied Thrush

Black-billed Thrush

Lawrence's Thrush

Cocoa Thrush

Hauxwell's Thrush

Unicolored Thrush (E)

White-necked Thrush '


Order: Passeriformes Family''': Polioptilidae

These dainty birds resemble Old World warblers in their build and habits, moving restlessly through the foliage seeking insects. The gnatcatchers and gnatwrens are mainly soft bluish grey in colour, and have the typical insectivore's long sharp bill. They are birds of fairly open woodland or scrub, and nest in bushes or trees. There are 15 species worldwide and 4 species which occur in Bolivia.

Tawny-faced Gnatwren

Long-billed Gnatwren

Tropical Gnatcatcher

Masked Gnatcatcher

Crows, Jays, Ravens and Magpies

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Corvidae

The Corvidae family includes crows, ravens, jays, choughs, magpies, treepies, nutcrackers, and ground jays. Corvids are above average in size for the bird order Passeriformes. Some of the larger species show high levels of learning behavior. There are 120 species worldwide and 6 species which occur in Bolivia.

Green Jay

Purplish Jay

Violaceous Jay

Curl-crested Jay

Plush-crested Jay

White-collared Jay


Order: Passeriformes

Family: Vireonidae

The vireos are a group of small to medium sized passerine birds restricted to the New World. They are typically greenish in colour and resemble wood warblers apart from their heavier bills. There are 52 species worldwide and 12 species which occur in Bolivia.

Brown-capped Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Yellow-green Vireo

Rufous-crowned Greenlet

Lemon-chested Greenlet

Gray-chested Greenlet

Ashy-headed Greenlet

Buff-cheeked Greenlet

Dusky-capped Greenlet

Tawny-crowned Greenlet

Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo

Rufous-browed Peppershrike

New World warblers

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

The New World warblers are a group of small, often colourful, passerine birds restricted to the New World. Most are arboreal, but some are terrestrial. Most members of this family are insectivores. There are 119 species worldwide and 22 species which occur in Bolivia.

Tropical Parula

Yellow Warbler (A)

Blackburnian Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Cerulean Warbler

Connecticut Warbler

Masked Yellowthroat

Slate-throated Redstart

Brown-capped Redstart

Spectacled Redstart

Two-banded Warbler

Golden-bellied Warbler

Pale-legged Warbler

Citrine Warbler

Russet-crowned Warbler

Golden-crowned Warbler

White-bellied Warbler

Three-striped Warbler

Flavescent Warbler

Buff-rumped Warbler

Neotropical River Warbler

Rose-breasted Chat


Order: Passeriformes

Family: Coerebidae

The Bananaquit is a small passerine bird. It has a slender, curved bill, adapted to taking nectar from flowers and is the only member of the genus Coereba and is normally placed within the family Coerebidae, although there is uncertainty whether that placement is correct.

Bananaquit '


Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae

The tanagers are a large group of small to medium-sized passerine birds restricted to the New World, mainly in the tropics. Many species are brightly coloured. They are seed eaters, but their preference tends towards fruit and nectar. Most have short, rounded wings. There are 256 species worldwide and 96 species which occur in Bolivia.

Chestnut-vented Conebill

Cinereous Conebill

White-browed Conebill

Blue-backed Conebill

Capped Conebill

Giant Conebill

Black-faced Tanager

White-banded Tanager

White-rumped Tanager

Black-and-white Tanager

Magpie Tanager

Red-billed Pied Tanager

Grass-green Tanager

Common Bush-Tanager

Short-billed Bush-Tanager

Yellow-throated Bush-Tanager

Gray-hooded Bush-Tanager

Orange-browed Hemispingus

Superciliaried Hemispingus

Black-eared Hemispingus

Drab Hemispingus

Three-striped Hemispingus

Orange-headed Tanager

Rust-and-yellow Tanager

Guira Tanager

Yellow-backed Tanager

Hooded Tanager

Olive Tanager

Gray-headed Tanager

White-winged Shrike-Tanager

Slaty Tanager

Flame-crested Tanager

Yellow-crested Tanager

White-shouldered Tanager

Ruby-crowned Tanager

White-lined Tanager

Red-shouldered Tanager

Black-goggled Tanager

Red-crowned Ant-Tanager

Hepatic Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Summer Tanager

White-winged Tanager

Masked Crimson Tanager

Silver-beaked Tanager

Blue-gray Tanager

Sayaca Tanager

Blue-capped Tanager

Blue-and-yellow Tanager

Palm Tanager

Hooded Mountain-Tanager

Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager

Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager

Golden-collared Tanager

Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager

Fawn-breasted Tanager

Purple-throated Euphonia

Thick-billed Euphonia

Golden-rumped Euphonia

Bronze-green Euphonia

White-lored Euphonia

White-vented Euphonia

Orange-bellied Euphonia

Rufous-bellied Euphonia

Blue-naped Chlorophonia

Orange-eared Tanager

Turquoise Tanager

Paradise Tanager

Green-and-gold Tanager

Golden Tanager

Golden-eared Tanager

Saffron-crowned Tanager

Yellow-bellied Tanager

Spotted Tanager

Bay-headed Tanager

Burnished-buff Tanager

Green-capped Tanager

Golden-naped Tanager

Blue-browed Tanager

Blue-necked Tanager

Masked Tanager

Beryl-spangled Tanager

Blue-and-black Tanager

Silver-backed Tanager

Straw-backed Tanager

Opal-rumped Tanager

Opal-crowned Tanager

Black-faced Dacnis

Yellow-bellied Dacnis

Blue Dacnis

Green Honeycreeper

Short-billed Honeycreeper

Purple Honeycreeper

Red-legged Honeycreeper


Plush-capped Finch

Buntings, Sparrows, Seedeaters and allies

Order: Passeriformes Family''': Emberizidae

The emberizids are a large family of passerine birds. They are seed-eating birds with a distinctively shaped bill. In Europe, most species are named as buntings. In North America, most of the species in this family are known as Sparrows, but these birds are not closely related to the Old World sparrows which are in the family Passeridae. Many emberizid species have distinctive head patterns. There are species 275 worldwide and 83 species which occur in Bolivia.

Coal-crested Finch

Black-masked Finch

Many-colored Chaco-Finch

Red-crested Finch

Black-hooded Sierra-Finch

Peruvian Sierra-Finch

Gray-hooded Sierra-Finch

Mourning Sierra-Finch

Plumbeous Sierra-Finch

Red-backed Sierra-Finch

White-throated Sierra-Finch

Band-tailed Sierra-Finch

Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch

Black-crested Finch

Gray-crested Finch

Long-tailed Reed-Finch

White-winged Diuca-Finch

Common Diuca-Finch

Short-tailed Finch

Bolivian Warbling-Finch (E)

Rufous-sided Warbling-Finch

Rusty-browed Warbling-Finch

Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch

Black-and-chestnut Warbling-Finch

Cochabamba Mountain-Finch (E)

Tucuman Mountain-Finch (A)

Ringed Warbling-Finch

Black-capped Warbling-Finch

Blue-black Grassquit

Slate-colored Seedeater

Plumbeous Seedeater

Rusty-collared Seedeater

Lesson's Seedeater

Lined Seedeater

Black-and-white Seedeater

Yellow-bellied Seedeater

Double-collared Seedeater

White-bellied Seedeater

Black-and-tawny Seedeater

Capped Seedeater

Tawny-bellied Seedeater

Dark-throated Seedeater

Marsh Seedeater

Chestnut-bellied Seedeater

Gray-and-chestnut Seedeater

Black-billed Seed-Finch

Great-billed Seed-Finch

Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch

Band-tailed Seedeater

Plain-colored Seedeater

Paramo Seedeater

Dull-colored Grassquit

Sooty Grassquit

Slaty Finch

Rusty Flowerpiercer

Moustached Flowerpiercer

Black-throated Flowerpiercer

Gray-bellied Flowerpiercer (E)

Deep-blue Flowerpiercer

Bluish Flowerpiercer

Masked Flowerpiercer

Puna Yellow-Finch

Saffron Finch

Grassland Yellow-Finch

Stripe-tailed Yellow-Finch

Bright-rumped Yellow-Finch

Citron-headed Yellow-Finch (E)

Greenish Yellow-Finch

Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch

Lesser Grass-Finch

Great Pampa-Finch

Red-crested Cardinal

Red-capped Cardinal

Yellow-billed Cardinal

Bolivian Brush-Finch (E)

Fulvous-headed Brush-Finch

Stripe-headed Brush-Finch

Pectoral Sparrow

Saffron-billed Sparrow

Stripe-capped Sparrow

Grassland Sparrow

Yellow-browed Sparrow

Rufous-collared Sparrow '

Saltators, Cardinals and allies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Cardinalidae

The cardinals are a family of passerine birds that are robust, seed-eating birds, with strong bills. They are typically associated with open woodland. The sexes usually have distinct plumages. There are 43 species worldwide and 12 species which occur in Bolivia.

Grayish Saltator

Buff-throated Saltator

Slate-colored Grosbeak

Green-winged Saltator

Golden-billed Saltator

Black-throated Saltator

Rufous-bellied Saltator

Yellow-shouldered Grosbeak

Black-backed Grosbeak

Ultramarine Grosbeak

Blue-black Grosbeak

Yellow-billed Blue Finch

Troupials and allies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Icteridae

The icterids are a group of small to medium, often colourful, passerine birds restricted to the New World and include the grackles, New World blackbirds, and New World orioles. Most species have black as the predominant plumage colour, often enlivened by yellow, orange or red. There are 98 species worldwide and 30 species which occur in Bolivia.


Yellow-winged Blackbird

Unicolored Blackbird

Chestnut-capped Blackbird

Red-breasted Blackbird

White-browed Blackbird

Bay-winged Cowbird

Screaming Cowbird

Shiny Cowbird

Giant Cowbird

Epaulet Oriole

Venezuelan Troupial

Yellow-billed Cacique

Yellow-rumped Cacique

Red-rumped Cacique

Scarlet-rumped Cacique (A)

Golden-winged Cacique

Mountain Cacique

Solitary Cacique

Casqued Oropendola

Crested Oropendola

Dusky-green Oropendola

Russet-backed Oropendola

Amazonian Oropendola

Scarlet-headed Blackbird

Chopi Blackbird

Bolivian Blackbird (E)

Velvet-fronted Grackle

Campo Troupial

Orange-backed Troupial

Siskins, Crossbills and allies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Fringillidae

Finches are seed-eating passerine birds, that are small to moderately large and have a strong beak, usually conical and in some species very large. All have 12 tail feathers and 9 primaries. These birds have a bouncing flight with alternating bouts of flapping and gliding on closed wings, and most sing well. There are 137 species worldwide and 6 species which occur in Bolivia.

Thick-billed Siskin

Hooded Siskin

Yellow-bellied Siskin

Olivaceous Siskin

Black Siskin

Yellow-rumped Siskin


Order: Passeriformes Family: Passeridae

Sparrows are small passerine birds. In general, sparrows tend to be small, plump, brown or grey birds with short tails and short powerful beaks. Sparrows are seed-eaters, and they also consume small insects. There are 35 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Bolivia.

House Sparrow ' (I)

See also

List of birds

Lists of birds by region

External links

Birds of Bolivia Birdlist, multi-lingual website by country with standardized codes for abundance and seasonal presence.

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