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On Southeast Brazil and Iguazu Falls trips, we've cumulatively seen about 300 species of birds, including the following.  As always, some are common, some not so common, and some rare and/or difficult to find.  

White-faced Whistling-Duck             

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck                       

Muscovy Duck                                                    

Brazilian Teal                                                 

Masked Duck                                     

Rusty-margined Guan            

Dusky-legged Guan 

Black-fronted Piping-Guan

Bare-faced Curassow

Least Grebe                            

Magnificent Frigatebird                                   

Neotropic Cormorant                         


Rufescent Tiger-Heron                                  

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron           

Striated Heron                                               

Cattle Egret                                        

Cocoi Heron                                       

Great Egret                                        

Whistling Heron                                             

Capped Heron                                    

Snowy Egret                                      

Little Blue Heron                                           

Turkey Vulture                                               

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture          

Black Vulture                        

Snail Kite                                                         

Crane Hawk                                       

Savanna Hawk                                   

White-necked Hawk

Roadside Hawk                                 

White-tailed Hawk                                        

Mantled Hawk

Black Hawk-Eagle  

Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle                                       

Gray-necked Wood-Rail                    

Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail

Rufous-sided Crake                           

Ash-throated Crake               

Blackish Rail                                      

Common Gallinule                                         

Purple Gallinule                                             

Southern Lapwing                                         

Giant Snipe    

South American Snipe                                        

Wattled Jacana                                               

Kelp Gull                                                       

Ruddy Ground-Dove            

Blue Ground-Dove                            

Rock Dove                                         

Picazuro Pigeon         

Pale-vented Pigeon                

Plumbeous Pigeon                  

Eared Dove                

White-tipped Dove    

Gray-fronted Dove                

Ruddy Quail-Dove                                        

Squirrel Cuckoo                                

Greater Ani                

Smooth-billed Ani                             

Guira Cuckoo                         

Pavonine Cuckoo                                                                 

Tropical Screech-Owl                        

Tawny-browed Owl

Burrowing Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl                              

Common Pauraque                             

Scissor-tailed Nightjar                                      

Great Dusky Swift     

White-collared Swift             

Biscutate Swift          

Gray-rumped Swift

Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift  

Black Jacobin

Saw-billed Hermit

Rufous-breasted Hermit        

Reddish Hermit         

Scale-throated Hermit                          

Black-throated Mango                       

Frilled Coquette

Brazilian Ruby

Glittering-bellied Emerald     


Swallow-tailed Hummingbird                       

Violet-capped Woodnymph              

Sombre Hummingbird

White-throated Hummingbird

Versicolored Emerald

Glittering-throated Emerald              

White-chinned Sapphire                    

Surucua Trogon

Black-throated Trogon                                   

Ringed Kingfisher                 

Amazon Kingfisher                

Rufous-capped Motmot

Rufous-tailed Jacamar                                  

Crescent-chested Puffbird

Toco Toucan                          

Channel-billed Toucan                                     

Red-breasted Toucan

Spot-billed Toucanet

Chestnut-eared Aracari                                    

White-barred Piculet  

Ochre-collared Piculet           

White-wedged Piculet

White Woodpecker    

Yellow-fronted Woodpecker

Yellow-eared Woodpecker

Yellow-throated Woodpecker                       

White (yellow)-browed Woodpecker

Green-barred Woodpecker    

Campo Flicker

Blond-crested Woodpecker 

Lineated Woodpecker   

Robust Woodpecker                                

Red-legged Seriema                             

Laughing Falcon        

Southern Caracara      

Yellow-headed Caracara                   

American Kestrel                              

White-eyed Parakeet                          

Maroon-bellied Parakeet

Blue-winged Parrotlet            

Plain Parakeet

Brown-backed Parrotlet

Red-capped (Pileated) Parrot            

Scaly-headed Parrot                           

Spot-backed Antshrike

Giant Antshrike

Large-tailed Antshrike

Great Antshrike         

Rufous-capped Antshrike

Chestnut-backed Antshrike   

Sooretama Slaty-Antshrike

Variable Antshrike                             

Spot-breasted Antvireo

Plain Antvireo            

Rufous-backed Antvireo

Star-throated Antwren

White-flanked Antwren   

Unicolored Antwren

Rufous-winged Antwren

Ferruginous Antbird  

Bertoni's Antbird

Rufous-tailed Antbird

Ochre-rumped Antbird 

Dusky-tailed Antbird

Scaled Antbird

Streak-capped Antwren

White-shouldered Fire-eye

White-bibbed Antbird

Rufous Gnateater

Black-cheeked Gnateater

Mouse-colored Tapaculo

Rufous-capped Antthrush                 

Rufous-tailed (Brazilian) Antthrush

Olivaceous Woodcreeper                   

Plain-brown Woodcreeper

White-throated Woodcreeper

Lesser Woodcreeper

Red-billed Scythebill             

Black-billed Scythebill

Plain Xenops

Streaked Xenops     

Wing-banded Hornero

Rufous Hornero   

Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper    

Pale-browed Treehunter

Sharp-billed Treehunter

Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner

Black-capped Foliage-gleaner

Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner 

White-browed Foliage-gleaner

White-eyed Foliage-gleaner

Orange (red) -eyed Thornbird

Pallid Spinetail

Yellow-chinned Spinetail                  

Rufous-capped Spinetail

Spix's (Chicli) Spinetail

Rough-legged Tyrannulet                              

Planalto Tyrannulet

Gray-capped Tyrannulet

Greenish Elaenia

Yellow-bellied Elaenia           

Olivaceous Elaenia     

Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet          

Yellow Tyrannulet

Southern Antpipit

Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet

Serra do Mar Tyrannulet

Gray-hooded Flycatcher

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher

Sepia-capped Flycatcher

Eared Pygmy-Tyrant

Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant

Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant  

Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher

Gray-headed Tody-Flycatcher           

Common Tody-Flycatcher         

Yellow-olive Flycatcher

Yellow-breasted Flycatcher   

White-throated Spadebill       

Bran-colored Flycatcher        

Sulphur-rumped (Whiskered) Flycatcher                

Cliff Flycatcher

Euler's Flycatcher       

Fuscous Flycatcher                            

Tropical Pewee                                               

Vermilion Flycatcher             

Blue-billed Black-Tyrant

Crested Black-Tyrant 

Velvety Black-Tyrant

Yellow-browed Tyrant

Shear-tailed Gray Tyrant  

White-rumped Monjita

Streamer-tailed Tyrant

Masked Water-Tyrant            

White-headed Marsh-Tyrant              

Long-tailed Tyrant                 

Cattle Tyrant              

Social Flycatcher        

Great Kiskadee          

Streaked Flycatcher  

Boat-billed Flycatcher                                   

Tropical Kingbird                               

Fork-tailed Flycatcher            

Grayish Mourner        

Dusky-capped Flycatcher      

Short-crested Flycatcher

Gray-hooded Attila  


Hooded Berryeater

Black-and-gold Cotinga

Bare-throated Bellbird

Serra do Mar Tyrant-Manakin

Pin-tailed Manakin

White-bearded Manakin        

Swallow-tailed (Blue) Manakin

Red-headed Manakin      

Band-tailed Manakin                  

Black-tailed Tityra                 

Green-backed Becard

Chestnut-crowned Becard     

White-winged Becard            

Black-capped Becard             

Crested Becard                                              

Swallow-tailed Cotinga

Rufous-browed Peppershrike            

Red-eyed (Chivi) Vireo                     

Rufous-crowned Greenlet

Lemon-chested Greenlet                                

Plush-crested Jay

Blue-and-white Swallow       

Black-collared Swallow

Tawny-headed Swallow

White-thighed Swallow         

Southern Rough-winged Swallow        

Brown-chested Martin           

Gray-breasted Martin             

White-winged Swallow

White-rumped Swallow                                 

House Wren                                       

Moustached Wren                                          

Long-billed Wren                                                                 

Yellow-legged Thrush

Pale-breasted Thrush              

Rufous-bellied Thrush           

Creamy-bellied Thrush

Chalk-browed Mockingbird                          

Yellow-billed Cardinal                                  

Cinnamon Tanager    

Brown Tanager             

Magpie Tanager                     

Hooded Tanager

Black-goggled Tanager

Flame-crested Tanager           

Ruby-crowned Tanager

Brazilian Tanager

Sayaca Tanager          

Azure-shouldered Tanager

Golden-chevroned Tanager

Palm Tanager             

Diademed Tanager

Fawn-breasted Tanager          

Chestnut-vented Conebill      

Burnished-buff Tanager                                             

Green-headed Tanager

Red-necked Tanager

Brassy-breasted Tanager

Gilt-edged Tanager

Swallow Tanager       

Blue Dacnis    

Green Honeycreeper  

Guira Tanager            

Rufous-headed Tanager

Yellow-backed Tanager                     

Bay-chested Warbling-Finch

Saffron Finch 

Blue-black Grassquit  

Temminck's Seedeater

Double-collared Seedeater     

Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch 

Pileated Finch            

Red-crested Finch      


Black-throated Grosbeak

Buff-throated Saltator           

Green-winged Saltator           

Thick-billed Saltator

Golden-billed Saltator                         

Grassland Sparrow                 

Rufous-collared Sparrow                               

Red-crowned Ant-Tanager    

Yellow-green Grosbeak         

Tropical Parula           

Golden-crowned Warbler                                

White-browed (rimmed) Warbler

Crested Oropendola               

Red-rumped Cacique 

Variable Oriole

Chestnut-capped Blackbird   

Shiny Cowbird

Giant Cowbird           

White-browed Blackbird                               

Hooded Siskin                                               

Purple-throated Euphonia                              

Violaceous Euphonia             

Orange-bellied Euphonia                                  

Chestnut-bellied Euphonia                

Blue-naped Chlorophonia     

Common Waxbill        



Last updated: August 26, 2017.