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Family: Scolopacidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Common (South American) Snipe Gallinago paraguaiae (gallinago ) Argentina, Uruguay
Magellanic Snipe Gallinago magellanica Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Cordilleran (Fuegian) Snipe Gallinago stricklandii Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA Near-threatened
Giant Snipe Gallinago undulata Argentina
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Solitary (Yellowlegs) Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Argentina, Uruguay
Willet Tringa (Catoptrophorus) semipalmatus Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus (Steganopus) tricolor Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Chile, Argentina
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Chile
Family: Thinocoridae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe Attagis gayi Chile, Argentina
White-bellied Seedsnipe Attagis malouinus Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Gray-breasted Seedsnipe Thinocorus orbignyianus Chile, Argentina
Least Seedsnipe Thinocorus rumicivorus Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Family: Jacanidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana Argentina, Uruguay
Family: Rostratulidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
South-American Painted-Snipe Nycticryphes semicollaris Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Family: Laridae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Olrog's Gull Larus atlanticus Argentina, Uruguay Near-threatened
Band-taile (Belcher's) Gull Larus belcheri Chile
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Grey Gull Larus modestus Chile
Grey-hooded Gull Chroicocephalus (Larus) cirrocephalus Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Brown-hooded Gull Chroicocephalus (Larus) maculipennis (ridibundus) Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Andean Gull Chroicocephalus (Larus) serranus Chile, Argentina
Franklin's Gull Larus (Leucophaeus) pipixcan Chile, Argentina
Dolphin Gull Leucophaeus (Larus) scoresbii Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Swallow-tailed Gull Creagrus furcatus Chile
Sabine´s Gull Xema sabini Chile
Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex Argentina, Uruguay
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon (Sterna) nilotica Argentina, Uruguay
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Argentina
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
South American Tern Sterna hirundinacea Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Chile, Argentina
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata Argentina
Snowy-crowned Tern Sterna trudeaui Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Peruvian Tern Sternula (Sterna) lorata Chile Endangered
Yellow-billed Tern Sternula (Sterna) superciliaris Argentina, Uruguay
Inca Tern Larosterna inca Chile Near-threatened
Elegant Tern Thalasseus (Sterna) elegans Chile Near-threatened
Royal Tern Thalasseus (Sterna) maximus Argentina, Uruguay
Sandwich (Cayenne) Tern Thalasseus (Sterna) sandvicensis (eurygnatha; acuflavidus) Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Family: Stercoraridae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Austral (Chilean, Great) Skua Stercorarius (Catharacta) chilensis (skua) Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Antarctic (Brown) Skua Stercorarius (Catharacta) antarcticus Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
South Polar Skua Stercorarius (Catharacta) maccormicki Chile, Argentina
Pomarine Jaeger (Skua) Stercorarius pomarinus Chile, Argentina
Parasitic (Arctic ) Jaeger (Skua) Stercorarius parasiticus Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Long-tailed Skua (Jaeger) Stercorarius longicaudus Chile, Argentina
Family: Columbidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Rock (Feral) Pigeon Columba livia Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Introduced species
Chilean (Araucanian) Pigeon Patagioenas (Columba) araucana Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA Near-threatened
Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas (Columba) cayennensis Argentina, Uruguay
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas (Columba) fasciata Argentina
Spot-winged Pigeon Patagioenas (Columba) maculosa Argentina, Uruguay
Picazuro Pigeon Patagioenas (Columba) picazuro Argentina, Uruguay
Scaled Pigeon Patagioenas (Columba) speciosa Argentina
Ruddy Quail-Dove Geotrygon montana Argentina
Violaceus Quail-Dove Geotrygon violacea Argentina
Large-tailed (Yungas) Dove Leptotila megalura Argentina
White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi Argentina, Uruguay
Gray-fronted Dove Leptotila rufaxilla Argentina, Uruguay
White-throated Quail-Dove Zentrygon (Geotrygon) frenata Argentina
Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
West Peruvian (Pacific) Dove Zenaida meloda Chile, Argentina
Plain-breasted Ground-Dove Columbina minuta Argentina
Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti Argentina, Uruguay
Picui Ground-Dove Columbina picui Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Scaled Dove Columbina (Scardafella) squammata Argentina
Croaking Ground-Dove Columbina cruziana Chile
Blue Ground-Dove Claravis pretiosa Argentina
Purple-winged Ground-Dove Claravis (godefrida) geoffroyi Argentina Critically endangered
Golden-spotted Ground-Dove Metriopelia aymara Argentina
Bare-faced Ground-Dove Metriopelia ceciliae Chile, Argentina
Black-winged Ground-Dove Metriopelia melanoptera Chile, Argentina
Bare-eyed (Moreno's) Ground-Dove Metriopelia morenoi Argentina Endemic of Argentina
Family: Cuculidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Guira Cuckoo Guira guira Argentina, Uruguay
Greater Ani Crotophaga major Argentina, Uruguay
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani Argentina, Uruguay
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris Chile, Argentina
Striped Cuckoo Tapera naevia Argentina, Uruguay
Pheasant Cuckoo Dromococcyx phasianellus Argentina
Pavonine Cuckoo Dromococcyx pavoninus Argentina
Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana Argentina, Uruguay
Ash-coloured Cuckoo Coccycua (Coccyzus) cinereus Argentina, Uruguay
Dark-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus melacoryphus Argentina, Uruguay
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Argentina, Uruguay
Pearly-breasted Cuckoo Coccyzus euleri Argentina
Family: Tytonidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Barn (Common) Owl Tyto alba Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Family: Strigidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Tropical Screech-Owl Megascops (Otus) choliba Argentina, Uruguay
Long-tufted (Black-capped) Screech-Owl Megascops (Otus) atricapilla Argentina
Montane Forest (Hoy’s) Screech-Owl Megascops (Otus) hoyi Argentina
Long-tufted Screech-Owl Megascops (Otus) sanctaecatarinae Argentina, Uruguay
Tawny-browed Owl Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana Argentina
Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata Argentina
Magellanic Horned-Owl Bubo magellanicus Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Great Horned-Owl Bubo virginianus Argentina, Uruguay
Rusty-barred Owl Strix hylophila Argentina Near-threatened
Chaco Owl Strix chacoensis Argentina
Rufous-legged Owl Strix rufipes Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Mottled Owl Ciccaba (Strix) virgata Argentina
Black-banded Owl Ciccaba (Strix) huhula Argentina
Yungas (Andean) Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium bolivianum (jardinii) Argentina
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum Argentina, Uruguay
Austral Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium nana Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Peruvian Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium peruanum Chile
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Buff-fronted Owl Aegolius harrisii Argentina, Uruguay
Striped Owl Asio (Pseudoscops) clamator Argentina, Uruguay
Stygian Owl Asio stygius Argentina
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Family: Nyctibiidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus Argentina, Uruguay
Long-tailed Potoo Nyctibius aethereus Argentina
Family: Caprimulgidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Nacunda Nigththawk Chordeiles (Podager) nacunda Argentina, Uruguay
Least Nigththawk Chordeiles pusillus Argentina
Common Nigththawk Chordeiles minor Argentina, Uruguay
Short-tailed (Semicollared) Nightawk Lurocalis semitorquatus (nattereri) Argentina
Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis Argentina
Sickle-winged Nightjar Eleothreptus anomalus Argentina Near-threatened
Lyre-tailed Nightjar Uropsalis lyra Argentina
Silky-tailed Nightjar Antrostomus (Caprimulgus) sericocaudatus Argentina
Rufous Nightjar Antrostomus (Caprimulgus) rufus Argentina
Band-winged Nightjar Systellura (Caprimulgus) longirostris Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Little Nightjar Setopagis (Caprimulgus) parvula Argentina
Scissor-tailed Nightjar Hydropsalis torquata (brasiliana) Argentina
Long-trained Nightjar Macropsalis forcipata (creagra) Argentina
Ocellated Poorwill Nyctiphrynus ocellatus Argentina
Family: Apodidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Rothschild’s (Dark-brown) Swift Cypseloides rothschildi Argentina Near-threatened
Great Dusky Swift Cypseloides senex Argentina
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris Argentina
Biscutate Swift Streptoprocne biscutata Argentina
Gray-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris Argentina
Sick’s (Ashy-tailed) Swift Chaetura meridionalis (andrei) Argentina
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica Chile
Andean Swift Aeronautes andecolus Chile, Argentina
White-tipped Swift Aeronautes montivagus Argentina
Family: Trochilidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Black Jacobin Florisuga (Melanotrochilus) fusca Argentina, Uruguay Near-threatened
Planalto Hermit Phaethornis pretrei Argentina
Scale-throated Hermit Phaethornis eurynome Argentina
Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis Argentina, Uruguay
Blue-tufted Starthroat Heliomaster furcifer Argentina
Sparkling Violetear Colibri coruscans Argentina
White-vented Violetear Colibri serrirostris Argentina
White-tailed Goldenthroat Polytmus guainumbi Argentina
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird Chrysolampis mosquitus Argentina
Green-backed Firecrown Sephanoides sephaniodes (galeritus) Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Juan Fernandez Firecrown Sephanoides fernandensis Chile Endemic of Chile Critically endangered
Festive Coquette Lophornis chalybeus Argentina Near-threatened
Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys Argentina
Family: Apodidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Sooty Swift Cypseloides fumigatus Argentina