List of AVES species in Belize

This is a list of AVES in Belize according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Antrostomus badius Yucatan Nightjar 22689795 LC
Crypturellus cinnamomeus Eastern Thicket Tinamou 61214753 LC
Thalurania colombica Crowned Woodnymph 22726696 LC
Eupsittula astec Aztec Parakeet 45418555 LC
Colinus nigrogularis Black-throated Bobwhite 22679623 LC
Sporophila corvina Black Seedeater 103817300 LC
Momotus lessonii Blue-diademed Motmot 61634649 LC
Euphonia affinis Scrub Euphonia 22722700 LC
Odontophorus guttatus Spotted Wood-Quail 22679703 LC
Dactylortyx thoracicus Singing Quail 22679708 LC
Euphonia hirundinacea Yellow-throated Euphonia 22722727 LC
Megascops guatemalae Guatemalan Screech-owl 61767847 LC
Euphonia elegantissima Elegant Euphonia 22722734 LC
Euphonia gouldi Olive-backed Euphonia 22722750 LC
Synallaxis erythrothorax Rufous-breasted Spinetail 22702378 LC
Glaucidium griseiceps Central American Pygmy-Owl 22729012 LC
Tangara lavinia Rufous-winged Tanager 22722881 LC
Rhytipterna holerythra Rufous Mourner 22700373 LC
Laniocera rufescens Speckled Mourner 22700383 LC
Thamnophilus atrinucha Western Slaty-Antshrike 22729060 LC
Tangara larvata Golden-hooded Tanager 22722918 LC
Heliothryx barroti Purple-crowned Fairy 22688108 LC
Myiarchus yucatanensis Yucatan Flycatcher 22700396 LC
Myadestes occidentalis Brown-backed Solitaire 22708590 LC
Thryothorus albinucha White-browed Wren 103887224 LC
Myadestes unicolor Slate-colored Solitaire 22708608 LC
Pyrilia haematotis Brown-hooded Parrot 22686097 LC
Sporophila funerea Thick-billed Seed-finch 22729107 LC
Cyanerpes lucidus Shining Honeycreeper 22723006 LC
Tyrannus couchii Couch's Kingbird 22700488 LC
Tyrannus vociferans Cassin's Kingbird 22700491 LC
Pionus senilis White-crowned Parrot 22686192 LC
Ramphastos sulfuratus Keel-billed Toucan 22682102 LC
Laterallus ruber Ruddy Crake 22692343 LC
Patagioenas flavirostris Red-billed Pigeon 22690296 LC
Xiphorhynchus erythropygius Northern Spotted Woodcreeper 103670271 LC
Amazona albifrons White-fronted Amazon 22686222 LC
Amazona xantholora Yucatan Amazon 22686226 LC
Patagioenas nigrirostris Short-billed Pigeon 22690334 LC
Onychorhynchus mexicanus Northern Royal-Flycatcher 22729313 LC
Pachyramphus cinnamomeus Cinnamon Becard 22700641 LC
Pachyramphus aglaiae Rose-throated Becard 22700670 LC
Amazona oratrix Yellow-headed Amazon 22686337 EN
Amazona auropalliata Yellow-naped Amazon 22686342 EN
Cantorchilus modestus Plain Wren 103889550 LC
Icterus spurius Orchard Oriole 103793298 LC
Buteogallus anthracinus Common Black-Hawk 22735514 LC
Basileuterus culicivorus Stripe-crowned Warbler 103801509 LC
Crypturellus boucardi Slaty-breasted Tinamou 22678191 LC
Turdus grayi Clay-colored Robin 22708914 LC
Malacoptila panamensis White-whiskered Puffbird 22682292 LC
Anabacerthia variegaticeps Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner 22702786 LC
Turdus assimilis White-throated Thrush 22708938 LC
Thamnistes anabatinus Western Russet Antshrike 103660237 LC
Aramides axillaris Rufous-necked Wood Rail 22692565 LC
Melanoptila glabrirostris Black Catbird 22711017 NT
Peucaea botterii Botteri's Sparrow 22721264 LC
Cypseloides cryptus White-chinned Swift 22686464 LC
Aimophila rufescens Rusty Sparrow 22721294 LC
Streptoprocne semicollaris White-naped Swift 22686482 LC
Icterus prosthemelas Black-cowled Oriole 22731543 LC
Ortalis vetula Plain Chachalaca 22678305 LC
Zimmerius vilissimus Paltry Tyrannulet 103680824 LC
Lipaugus unirufus Rufous Piha 22700859 LC
Cotinga amabilis Lovely Cotinga 22700871 LC
Arremon aurantiirostris Orange-billed Sparrow 22721367 LC
Penelope purpurascens Crested Guan 22678376 LC
Arremonops rufivirgatus Olive Sparrow 22721392 LC
Arremonops chloronotus Green-backed Sparrow 22721398 LC
Sclerurus guatemalensis Scaly-throated Leaftosser 22702978 LC
Dendrocincla anabatina Tawny-winged Woodcreeper 22703020 LC
Dendrocincla homochroa Ruddy Woodcreeper 22703026 LC
Myiobius sulphureipygius Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher 22731699 LC
Ceratopipra mentalis Red-capped Manakin 22700994 LC
Columbina inca Inca Dove 22690762 LC
Catharus ustulatus Russet-backed Thrush 103881682 LC
Vireolanius pulchellus Green Shrike-Vireo 22705134 LC
Crax rubra Great Curassow 22678521 VU
Tachycineta albilinea Mangrove Swallow 22733821 LC
Sporophila morelleti White-collared Seedeater 22731776 LC
Aeronautes saxatalis White-throated Swift 22686733 LC
Campylorhynchus zonatus Band-backed Wren 22711313 LC
Vireo huttoni Hutton's Vireo 22705182 LC
Xiphorhynchus flavigaster Ivory-billed Woodcreeper 22703136 LC
Vireo pallens Mangrove Vireo 22705191 LC
Leptotila plumbeiceps Grey-headed Dove 22690862 LC
Manacus candei White-collared Manakin 22701103 LC
Leptotila cassinii Gray-chested Dove 22690891 LC
Vireo plumbeus Plumbeous Vireo 22705231 LC
Phaethornis longirostris Long-billed Hermit 22725723 LC
Buteo plagiatus Grey Hawk 22727773 LC
Vireo magister Yucatan Vireo 22705257 LC
Chaetura vauxi Vaux's Swift 22733935 LC
Pheugopedius maculipectus Spot-breasted Wren 22711422 LC
Trogon massena Slaty-tailed Trogon 22682760 LC
Setophaga nigrescens Black-throated Gray Warbler 22721679 LC
Setophaga occidentalis Hermit Warbler 22721686 LC
Ornithion semiflavum Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet 22699163 LC
Setophaga chrysoparia Golden-cheeked Warbler 22721692 EN
Trogon melanocephalus Black-headed Trogon 22682788 LC
Camptostoma imberbe Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 22699177 LC
Pachysylvia decurtata Lesser Greenlet 22705321 LC
Setophaga graciae Grace's Warbler 22721708 LC
Threnetes ruckeri Band-tailed Barbthroat 22686925 LC
Uropsila leucogastra White-bellied Wren 22711518 LC
Melanerpes formicivorus Acorn Woodpecker 22680813 LC
Melanerpes pucherani Black-cheeked Woodpecker 22680816 LC
Caryothraustes poliogaster Black-faced Grosbeak 22723828 LC
Microcerculus philomela Nightingale Wren 22711537 LC
Molothrus aeneus Bronzed Cowbird 22732035 LC
Melanerpes pygmaeus Yucatan Woodpecker 22680847 LC
Saltator atriceps Black-headed Saltator 22723869 LC
Melanerpes aurifrons Golden-fronted Woodpecker 22680862 LC
Pachyramphus major Eastern Grey-collared Becard 103677221 LC
Tigrisoma mexicanum Bare-throated Tiger-heron 22697259 LC
Campylopterus curvipennis Wedge-tailed Sabrewing 22727993 LC
Campylopterus cuvierii Scaly-breasted Sabrewing 22687041 LC
Geothlypis poliocephala Grey-crowned Yellowthroat 22721860 LC
Cyanocompsa parellina Blue Bunting 22723926 LC
Campylopterus hemileucurus Violet Sabrewing 22687075 LC
Hylomanes momotula Tody Motmot 22682980 LC
Ciccaba nigrolineata Black-and-white Owl 22689133 LC
Electron carinatum Keel-billed Motmot 22682989 VU
Psarocolius wagleri Chestnut-headed Oropendola 22723994 LC
Phaethornis striigularis Stripe-throated Hermit 22730147 LC
Psarocolius montezuma Montezuma Oropendola 22724004 LC
Amazilia tzacatl Rufous-tailed Hummingbird 22730168 LC
Myrmotherula schisticolor Slaty Antwren 22701505 LC
Basileuterus rufifrons Rufous-capped Warbler 22722016 LC
Icterus graduacauda Audubon's Oriole 22724081 LC
Icterus chrysater Yellow-backed Oriole 22724084 LC
Icterus auratus Orange Oriole 22724093 LC
Icterus mesomelas Yellow-tailed Oriole 22724096 LC
Lophornis helenae Black-crested Coquette 22687241 LC
Schiffornis veraepacis Northern Mourner 103677449 LC
Icterus gularis Altamira Oriole 22724108 LC
Granatellus sallaei Gray-throated Chat 22722065 LC
Aulacorhynchus prasinus Emerald Toucanet 22726170 LC
Cyanocorax yucatanicus Yucatan Jay 22705693 LC
Icterus cucullatus Hooded Oriole 22724131 LC
Pteroglossus torquatus Collared Araçari 22726200 LC
Dryobates scalaris Ladder-backed Woodpecker 22681152 LC
Oncostoma cinereigulare Northern Bentbill 22699584 LC
Chlorostilbon canivetii Canivet's Emerald 22687304 LC
Rhynchocyclus brevirostris Eye-ringed Flatbill 22699594 LC
Saltator grandis Northern Grey Saltator 103812680 LC
Cyanocorax morio Brown Jay 22705742 LC
Amazona autumnalis Red-lored Amazon 22728292 LC
Platyrinchus cancrominus Stub-tailed Spadebill 22699629 LC
Jacana spinosa Northern Jacana 22693550 LC
Gymnocichla nudiceps Bare-crowned Antbird 22701746 LC
Formicarius moniliger Mayan Antthrush 103661247 LC
Hylocharis eliciae Blue-throated Sapphire 22687432 LC
Dives dives Melodious Blackbird 22724302 LC
Setophaga auduboni Audubon's Warbler 103798482 LC
Quiscalus mexicanus Great-tailed Grackle 22724308 LC
Sittasomus griseus Western Olivaceous Woodcreeper 103661278 LC
Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae Western Barred Woodcreeper 103661292 LC
Celeus castaneus Chestnut-colored Woodpecker 22681327 LC
Contopus pertinax Greater Pewee 22699798 LC
Amazilia candida White-bellied Emerald 22687513 LC
Progne sinaloae Sinaloa Martin 22712107 VU
Lanio aurantius Black-throated Shrike-Tanager 22722355 LC
Amazona guatemalae Northern Mealy Amazon 45430583 NT
Campephilus guatemalensis Pale-billed Woodpecker 22681402 LC
Empidonax flaviventris Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 22699839 LC
Empidonax albigularis White-throated Flycatcher 22699851 LC
Cyanoloxia cyanoides Blue-black Grosbeak 103810895 LC
Amazilia cyanocephala Azure-crowned Hummingbird 22687577 LC
Nyctibius jamaicensis Northern Potoo 22689642 LC
Habia fuscicauda Red-throated Ant-tanager 22722416 LC
Amazilia rutila Cinnamon Hummingbird 22687603 LC
Amazilia yucatanensis Buff-bellied Hummingbird 22687606 LC
Spinus notatus Black-headed Siskin 22720392 LC
Piranga bidentata Flame-colored Tanager 22722444 LC
Eupherusa eximia Stripe-tailed Hummingbird 22687632 LC
Spinus psaltria Lesser Goldfinch 22720410 LC
Piranga roseogularis Rose-throated Tanager 22722461 LC
Ramphocelus sanguinolentus Crimson-collared Tanager 22722494 LC
Ramphocelus passerinii Passerini's Tanager 22722513 LC
Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus Yucatan Poorwill 22689767 LC
Meleagris ocellata Ocellated Turkey 22679529 NT
Tangara abbas Yellow-winged Tanager 22722543 LC


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)