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Taxonomy follows AOU 7th Checklist and HBW & BirdLife International Checklist.
Last updated 2016-10 (AOU 57th Supplement; BirdLife v7.0)

Banders:  links in the table will take you to a "Speedy Pyle Guide" for determining plumage, age and sex.

For species' natural history, we recommend The Cornell Lab of Ornithology NeotropicalBirds and BirdLife International Data Zone .

"Alien" species are those which arrive via human activities (e.g. intentional introduction; natural range expands in association with habitat conversion).
"Invasive Alien" are those aliens which harm native species or ecosystems.

Anatidae  (ducks)
Dendrocygna arborea West Indian Whistling-Duck Native
Columbidae  (pigeons and doves)
Columba livia Rock Dove Pigeon Alien
Deliberate introduction before 1700
Patagioenas leucocephala White-crowned Pigeon Bald Pate Native
Patagioenas inornata Plain Pigeon Blue Pigeon Native
Patagioenas caribaea Ring-tailed Pigeon Ring-tail Endemic
Zenaida asiatica White-winged Dove White Wing Native
Zenaida aurita Zenaida Dove Pea Dove Native
Columbina passerina Common Ground-Dove Native
Leptotila jamaicensis Caribbean Dove White Belly Native
Geotrygon versicolor Crested Quail-Dove Mountain Witch Endemic
Geotrygon montana Ruddy Quail-Dove Patridge Native
Culculidae  (cuckoos)
Cuculus vetula Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo Old Woman Rain Bird Endemic
Coccyzus pluvialis Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo Old Man Rain Bird Endemic
Crotophaga ani Smooth-billed Ani Black Parrot Native
Caprimulgidae  (nightjars)
Chordeiles gundlachii Antillean Nighthawk Gimme Mi Bit Migrant
Nyctibiidae  (potoo)
Nyctibius jamaicensis Northern Potoo Patoo Native
Apodidae  (swifts)
Cypseloides niger Black Swift Rain Bird Native
Streptoprocne zonaris White-collared Swift Rain Bird Native
Tachornis phoenicobia Antillean Palm-Swift Swallow Native
Trochilidae  (hummingbirds)
Anthracothorax mango Jamaican Mango Endemic
Mellisuga minima Vervain Hummingbird Bee Doctorbird Native
Trochilus polytmus [Red-billed] Streamertail Doctorbird Endemic genus
Rallidae  (rails, gallinules, and coots)
Gallinula galeata Common Gallinule Water Hen Native
Aramidae  (limpkins)
Aramus guarauna Limpkin Clucking Hen Native
Ardeidae  (herons)
Egreta cearulea Little Blue Heron Gaulin Native
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret Cattle Tick Bird Alien
Range expansion due to habitat conversion
Butorides virescens Green Heron Gaulin Native
Nyctannassa violacea Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Native
Cathatidae  (vultures)
Cathartes aura Turkey Vulture John Crow Native
Accipitridae  (Accipter hawks & kites)
Pandion haliaetus Osprey Fish Eagle Migrant
Buteo platypterus Broad-winged Hawk Migrant
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk Chicken Hawk Resident
Tytonidae  (barn owl)
Tyto alba Barn Owl Scritch 'Howl Native
Strigidae  (owl)
Pseudoscops grammicus Jamaican Owl Brown Owl; Potoo Endemic
Todidae  (todies)
Todus todus Jamaican Tody Robin Redbreast Endemic
Alcedinidae  (kingfishers)
Megaceryle alcyon Belted Kingfisher Endemic
Picidae  (woodpeckers)
Melanerpes radiolatus Jamaican Woodpecker Woodpecker Endemic
Sphyrapicus varius Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Spanish Woodpecker Migrant
Falconidae  (falcons)
Falco sparverius American Kestrel Sparrow Hawk Native
Falco columbarius Merlin Migrant
Psittacidae (psittacines)
Ara erythrocephala Jamaican Green-and-yellow Macaw Endemic
Extirpated by mid-19th century
Amazona agilis Black-billed Parrot Endemic
Amazona collaria Yellow-billed Parrot Endemic
Eupsittula nana Jamaican Parakeet Olive-throated Parakeet Endemic
Forpus passerinus Green-rumped Parrotlet Parakeet Invasive Alien
Deliberately introduced about 1918
Tyrannidae  (flycatchers)
Myiopagis cotta Jamaican Elaenia Sarah Bird Endemic
Elaenia fallax Greater Antillean Elaenia Sarah Bird Native
Contopus pallidus Jamaican Pewee Willie Pee Endemic
Myiarchus barbirostris Sad Flycatcher Little Tom Fool Endemic
Myiarchus validus Rufous-tailed Flycatcher Big Tom Fool Endemic
Myiarchus stolidus Stolid Flycatcher Tom Fool Native
Tyrannus dominicensis Grey Kingbird Petchary Migrant
Tyrannus caudifasciatus Loggerhead Kingbird Petchary Native
Tityridae  (becards)
Pachyramphus niger Jamaican Becard Mountain Dick (female)
Judy (male)
Vireonidae  (vireo)
Vireo griseus White-eyed Vireo Migrant
Vireo modestus Jamaican Vireo Sewi-Sewi Endemic
Vireo osburni Blue Mountain Vireo Endemic
Vireo altiloquus Black-whiskered Vireo John Chewit Migrant
Corvidae  (crows)
Corvus jamaicensis Jamaican Crow Jabbering Crow Endemic
Hurundinidae  (swallows)
Progne dominicensis Caribbean Martin Swallow Migrant
Tachycineta bicolor Tree Swallow Migrant
Tachycineta euchrysea Golden Swallow Native
Likely extirpated from Jamaica
Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow Migrant
Petrochelidon fulva Cave Swallow Rain Bird Native
Muscicapidae  (thrushes)
Myadestes genibarbis Rufous-throated Solitaire Mountain Whistler Native
Catharus fuscescens Veery Migrant
Catharus minimus Gray-cheeked Thrush Migrant
Catharus ustulatus Swainson's Thrush Migrant
Turdus jamaicensis White-eyed Thrush Shiney Eye Endemic
Turdus aurantius White-chinned Thrush Hopping Dick Endemic
Mimidae  (mockingbirds)
Dumetella carolinensis Gray Catbird Migrant
Mimus polyglottos Northern Mockingbird Nightingale Native
Estrildidae   (munias and mannikins)
Lonchura punctulata Scaly-breasted Munia Alien
Lonchura malacca Tricolored Munia Alien
Lonchura atricapilla Chestnut Munia Alien
Fringillidae   (finches)
Euphonia jamaica Jamaican Euphonia Cho Cho Squit,
Short-mouth Blue Quit
Parulidae  (parula warblers)
Seiurus aurocapilla Ovenbird Migrant
Helmitheros vermivorum Worm-eating Warbler Migrant
Parkesia motacilla Louisiana Waterthrush Migrant
Parkesia motacilla Northern Waterthrush Migrant
Mniotilta varia Black-and-White Warbler Ants Picker Migrant
Limnothlypis swainsonii Swainson's Warbler Migrant
Oreothlypis peregrina Tennessee Warbler Migrant
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky Warbler Migrant
Geothlypis trichas Common Yellowthroat Migrant
Setophaga pharetra Arrowhead Warbler Ants Picker Endemic
Setophaga citrina Hooded Warbler Migrant
Setophaga ruticilla American Redstart Migrant
Setophaga tigrina Cape May Warbler Migrant
Setophaga americana Northern Parula Migrant
Setophaga magnolia Magnolia Warbler Migrant
Setophaga fusca Blackburnian Warbler Migrant
Setophaga petechia Yellow Warbler Resident & Migrant
Setophaga pensylvanica Chestnut-sided Warbler Migrant
Setophaga caerulescens Black-throated Blue Warbler Christmas Blue Bird Migrant
Setophaga palmarum Palm Warbler Migrant
Setophaga coronata Yellow-rumped Warbler Migrant
Setophaga dominica Yellow-throated Warbler Migrant
Setophaga discolor Prairie Warbler Migrant
Setophaga virens Black-throated Green Warbler Migrant
Thraupidae  (Tanagers and grassquits)
Sicalis flaveola Saffron Finch Canary Alien
Deliberately introduced before 1847
Coereba flaveola Bananaquit Beenie Bird Native
Tiaris olivaceus Yellow-faced Grassquit Native
Tiaris bicolor Black-faced Grassquit Squit Native
Euneornis campestris Orangequit Blue Squit,
Long-mouth Blue Quit
Endemic genus
Loxigilla violacea Greater Antillean Bullfinch Jack Sparrow Native
Loxipasser anoxanthus Yellow-shouldered Grassquit Yellow-back Squit Endemic genus
Incertae sedis  (Enigmatic taxa, closely allied to tanagers)
Spindalis nigricephala Jamaican Spindalis Spanish Squit Endemic
Cardinalidae  (cardinals)
Piranga rubra Summer Tanager Migrant
Piranga olivacea Scarlet Tanager Migrant
Pheuticus ludovicianus Rose-breasted Grosbeak Migrant
Passerina cyanea Indigo Bunting Migrant
Icteridae  (blackbirds, grackles, and orioles)
Nesopsar nigerrimus Jamaican Blackbird Wild Pine Sargeant Endemic genus
Quiscalus niger Greater Antillean Grackle Cling Cling Native
Molothrus bonariensis Shiny Cowbird Invasive Alien
Range expansion due to habitat conversion
Icterus galbula Baltimore Oriole Migrant
Icterus leucopteryx Jamaican Oriole Aunty Katy Native

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Last updated 2016-10