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Jamaica

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With Rich Hoyer as Leader

  • Column A: number of tours out of thirteen on which this species has been recorded
  • Column B: number of days this species was seen on the 2015 tour
  • Column C = maximum daily count for this species on the 2015 tour
  • Column D: H = heard only, N = nesting evidence observed

This list has taxonomic notes.

A B C D
1 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
13 West Indian Whistling-Duck 1 1 Dendrocygna arborea
13 Blue-winged Teal 1 20 Anas discors
2 Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
1 Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
1 Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
8 Masked Duck 1 1 Nomonyx dominicus
11 Ruddy Duck 1 6 Oxyura jamaicensis
13 Least Grebe 3 2 Tachybaptus dominicus
13 Pied-billed Grebe 1 4 N Podilymbus podiceps
13 White-tailed Tropicbird 2 11 Phaethon lepturus
13 Magnificent Frigatebird 5 12 Fregata magnificens
1 Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
1 cormorant species Phalacrocorax sp.
13 Brown Pelican 4 6 Pelecanus occidentalis
2 American Bittern 2 3 Botaurus lentiginosus
7 Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
12 Great Blue Heron 2 1 Ardea herodias
13 Great Egret 6 25 Ardea alba
13 Snowy Egret 4 10 Egretta thula
13 Little Blue Heron 6 8 Egretta caerulea
13 Tricolored Heron 4 3 Egretta tricolor
8 Reddish Egret 2 8 Egretta rufescens
13 Cattle Egret 7 250 Bubulcus ibis
13 Green Heron 2 1 Butorides virescens
11 Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 5 Nycticorax nycticorax
12 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2 5 Nyctanassa violacea
4 White Ibis Eudocimus albus
13 Glossy Ibis 2 1 Plegadis falcinellus
13 Turkey Vulture 5 50 Cathartes aura
11 Osprey 3 1 Pandion haliaetus
1 Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
13 Red-tailed Hawk 5 2 Buteo jamaicensis
8 Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
4 Sora 1 1 Porzana carolina
3 Yellow-breasted Crake Porzana flaviventer
2 Spotted Rail 1 2 H Pardirallus maculatus
12 Purple Gallinule 2 2 N Porphyrio martinicus
13 Common Gallinule 4 14 N Gallinula chloropus
13 American Coot 3 25 N Fulica americana
12 Caribbean Coot 2 1 N Fulica caribaea
8 Limpkin 1 5 Aramus guarauna
13 Black-necked Stilt 3 12 Himantopus mexicanus
13 Black-bellied Plover 2 6 Pluvialis squatarola
11 Wilson's Plover 1 4 Charadrius wilsonia
13 Semipalmated Plover 1 1 Charadrius semipalmatus
13 Killdeer 3 2 Charadrius vociferus
13 Northern Jacana 3 6 Jacana spinosa
13 Spotted Sandpiper 4 4 Actitis macularius
4 Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
10 Greater Yellowlegs 3 2 Tringa melanoleuca
10 Willet Tringa semipalmata
13 Lesser Yellowlegs 1 1 Tringa flavipes
4 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
12 Ruddy Turnstone 1 1 Arenaria interpres
1 Red Knot Calidris canutus
2 Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
2 Sanderling Calidris alba
1 Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
13 Least Sandpiper 1 15 Calidris minutilla
3 White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
13 Semipalmated Sandpiper 2 3 Calidris pusilla
4 Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
6 Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
13 Laughing Gull 3 175 Leucophaeus atricilla
8 Least Tern Sternula antillarum
3 Gull-billed Tern Geochelidon nilotica
1 Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
1 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
1 Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
13 Royal Tern 3 35 Thalasseus maximus
12 Sandwich Tern 1 30 Thalasseus sandvicensis
13 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (I) 5 30 Columba livia
13 White-crowned Pigeon 7 40 Patagioenas leucocephala
6 Plain Pigeon (ES) 1 1 H Patagioenas inornata exigua
13 Ring-tailed Pigeon (E) 4 45 Patagioenas caribaea
13 Common Ground-Dove (ES) 7 20 Columbina passerina jamaicensis
13 Crested Quail-Dove (E) 3 3 Geotrygon versicolor
13 Ruddy Quail-Dove 4 10 Geotrygon montana
13 Caribbean Dove (ES) 5 4 Leptotila jamaicensis jamaicensis
13 White-winged Dove 7 20 Zenaida asiatica
13 Zenaida Dove 7 6 Zenaida aurita
11 Mourning Dove 3 2 Zenaida macroura
12 Mangrove Cuckoo 1 2 Coccyzus minor
13 Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo (E) 5 3 Coccyzus pluvialis
13 Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo (E) 2 2 Coccyzus vetula
13 Smooth-billed Ani 6 30 Crotophaga ani
7 Barn Owl Tyto alba furcata
13 Jamaican Owl (E) 4 3 N Pseudoscops grammicus
9 Antillean Nighthawk 3 15 Chordeiles gundlachii
13 Northern Potoo (ES) 1 1 Nyctibius j. jamaicensis
8 Black Swift Cypseloides n. niger
13 White-collared Swift 3 20 Streptoprocne zonaris pallidifrons
13 Antillean Palm-Swift 3 14 Tachornis p. phoenicobia
13 Jamaican Mango (E) 4 4 N Anthracothorax mango
13 Vervain Hummingbird (ES) 7 8 Mellisuga m. minima
13 Streamertail (Red-billed) (E) 3 25 Trochilus p. polytmus
13 Streamertail (Black-billed) (E) 2 10 Trochilus polytmus scitulus
13 Jamaican Tody (E) 5 8 N Todus todus
11 Belted Kingfisher 1 1 Megaceryle alcyon
13 Jamaican Woodpecker (E) 6 10 Melanerpes radiolatus
13 American Kestrel (light morph) 6 6 N Falco sparverius sparverioides
5 Merlin 1 1 Falco columbarius
5 Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
13 Black-billed Parrot (E) 3 15 Amazona agilis
13 Yellow-billed Parrot (E) 2 75 Amazona collaria
9 Green-rumped Parrotlet (I) Forpus passerinus
13 Olive-throated Parakeet (ES) 6 20 Aratinga nana nana
13 Jamaican Elaenia (E) 3 3 Myiopagis cotta
7 Greater Antillean Elaenia (ES) 1 3 Elaenia f. fallax
13 Jamaican Pewee (E) 3 6 Contopus pallidus
13 Sad Flycatcher (E) 6 8 N Myiarchus barbirostris
13 Rufous-tailed Flycatcher (E) 6 4 Myiarchus validus
13 Stolid Flycatcher (ES) 1 1 Myiarchus s. stolidus
13 Gray Kingbird 7 35 N Tyrannus dominicensis
13 Loggerhead Kingbird (ES) 7 10 N Tyrannus caudifasciatus jamaicensis
13 Jamaican Becard (E) 3 6 N Pachyramphus niger
13 Jamaican Vireo (E) 6 8 Vireo modestus
13 Blue Mountain Vireo (E) 2 3 Vireo osburni
13 Black-whiskered Vireo 7 15 Vireo a. altiloquus
13 Jamaican Crow (E) 2 8 Corvus jamaicensis
5 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1 2 Stelgidopteryx serripennis
6 Caribbean Martin 1 1 Progne dominicensis
1 Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
13 Barn Swallow 5 15 Hirundo rustica
13 Cave Swallow (ES) 3 35 N Petrochelidon fulva poeciloma
13 Rufous-throated Solitaire (ES) 3 6 Myadestes genibarbis solitarius
13 White-eyed Thrush (E) 6 3 Turdus jamaicensis
13 White-chinned Thrush (E) 6 16 Turdus aurantius
1 Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
13 Bahama Mockingbird (ES) 1 1 Mimus gundlachii hillii
13 Northern Mockingbird 7 20 N Mimus polyglottos orpheus
13 European Starling (I) 2 4 Sturnus vulgaris
1 Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
12 Ovenbird 3 1 Seiurus aurocapilla
8 Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum
1 Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla
12 Northern Waterthrush 3 3 Parkesia noveboracensis
13 Black-and-white Warbler 3 3 Mniotilta varia
3 Swainson's Warbler 1 1 Limnothlypis swainsonii
1 Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
13 Common Yellowthroat 6 10 Geothlypis trichas
13 Arrowhead Warbler (E) 5 3 Setophaga pharetra
13 American Redstart 6 12 Setophaga ruticilla
10 Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
13 Northern Parula 2 3 Setophaga americana
7 Magnolia Warbler 1 1 Setophaga magnolia
2 Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea
13 Yellow Warbler (Golden) 3 8 Setophaga petechia eoa
3 Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
1 Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
13 Black-throated Blue Warbler 6 5 Setophaga caerulescens
10 Palm Warbler 1 1 Setophaga palmarum
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) Setophaga coronata
12 Prairie Warbler 1 4 Setophaga discolor
10 Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
13 Bananaquit (ES) 7 30 N Coereba f. flaveola
9 Saffron Finch (I) 2 4 Sicalis flaveola
13 Yellow-faced Grassquit 5 35 Tiaris o. olivacea
13 Black-faced Grassquit 4 10 Tiaris bicolor marchii
13 Orangequit (E) 6 15 Euneornis campestris
13 Yellow-shouldered Grassquit (E) 5 2 Loxipasser anoxanthus
13 Greater Antillean Bullfinch (ES) 6 4 Loxigilla violacea ruficollis
13 Jamaican Spindalis (E) 6 12 Spindalis nigricephala
13 Grasshopper Sparrow (ES) 1 2 Ammodramus s. savannarum
1 Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
1 Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
9 Indigo Bunting 1 1 Passerina cyanea
1 Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
13 Jamaican Blackbird (E) 2 3 Nesopsar nigerrimus
2 Great-tailed Grackle (I) 1 2 Quiscalus mexicanus
13 Greater Antillean Grackle (ES) 7 50 Quiscalus niger crassirostris
10 Shiny Cowbird 2 2 Molothrus bonariensis
13 Jamaican Oriole (ES) 6 8 Icterus l. leucopteryx
1 Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
13 Jamaican Euphonia (E) 6 4 Euphonia jamaica
2 House Sparrow 1 6 Passer domesticus
5 Scaly-breasted Munia 1 10 Lonchura punculata
1 Tricolored Munia 1 2 Lonchura malacca

Mammals

Small Indian Mongoose (I) x Herpestes javanensis

Amphibians and Reptiles

Giant Toad (I) x Chaunus marinus
Harlan's Antilles Frog (Snoring) x Osteopilus crucialis
Spaldings Treefrog (Laughing) x Osteopilus marianae
Johnstone's Robber Frog (I) x Eleutherodactylus johnstonei
Panton's Robber Frog x Eleutherodactylus pantoni
Bullfrog (I) x Rana catesbeiana
Jamaican Croaking Gecko x Aristelliger praesignis
Common House Gecko x Hemidactylus mabouia
Jamaican Stippeled Sphaero x Sphaerodactylus argus
Jamaican Giant Anole x Anolis garmani
Jamaican Turquoise Anole x Anolis grahami
Jamaican Gray Anole x Anolis lineatopus
Opal-bellied Anole x Anolis opalinus
Jamaican Slider x Chrysemys terrapen

Butterflies

Polydamas Swallowtail (ES) x Battus polydamas jamaicensis
False Androgeus Swallowtail (E) x Heraclides thersites
Bahamian Swallowtail x Heraclides a. andraemon
Lime Swallowtail (I) x Papilio demoleus
Barred Yellow x Eurema daira palmira
Contrasting Yellow (E) x Eurema adamsi
Little Yellow x Pyrisitia lisa euterpe
Mimosa Yellow x Pyrisitia n. nise
Yellow Angled-Sulphur x Anteos maerula
Cloudless Sulphur x Phoebis s. sennae
Apricot Sulphur (ES) x Phoebis argante comstocki
Florida White (ES) x Glutophrissa drusilla castalia
Great Southern White x Ascia monuste eubotea
Pan Hairstreak (E) x Electrostrymon pan
Caribbean Scrub-Hairstreak (ES) x Strymon acis gossei
Gray Ministreak x Ministrymon azia
Cassius Blue x Leptotes cassius theonus
Ceraunus Blue x Hemiargus c. ceraunus
Queen (ES) x Danaus gilippus jamaicensis
Gulf Fritillary x Agraulis vanillae insularis
Julia Heliconian (ES) x Dryas iulia delila
Zebra Heliconian (ES) x Heliconius charithonia simulator
Jamaican Mestra (E) x Mestra dorcas
Orion Cecropian x Historis o. odius
White Peacock x Anartia jatrophae jamaicensis
Malachite x Siproeta s. stelenes
Mangrove Buckeye x Junonia genoveva
Jamaican Calisto (E) x Calisto zangis
Jamaican Silverdrop (E) x Epargyreus antaeus
Hammock Skipper (ES) x Polygonus leo hagar
Gold-spotted Aguna (ES) x Aguna asander jasper
Jamaican Flasher (E) x Astraptes jaira
Tropical Checkered-Skipper x Pyrgus oileus
Purple-washed Skipper x Panoquina lucas
Caribbean Faceted-Skipper x Synapte m. malitiosa
Three-spotted Skipper x Cymaenes t. tripunctus
Jamaican Broken-Dash (E) x Wallengrenia versuria

Moths

Zebra-tipped Grass Moth x Mapeta xanthomelas
Swallowtail Moth x Mania aegisthus
Greater Antillean Beauty Geometer x Epimecis scolopaiae
Politia Anglemeter x Nepheloleuca politia
Fasciated Melipotis x Melipotis fasciolaris
Antillean Hyalurga Tiger Moth x Hyalurga vinosa

Odonates

Common Green Darner x Anax junius
Rambur's Forktail x Ischnura ramburii
Band-winged Dragonlet x Erythrodiplax umbrata
Seaside Dragonlet x Erythrodiplax berenice
Metallic Pennant x Idiataphe cubensis
Antillean Saddlebags x Tramea insularis

Miscellaneous Invertebrates

Jamaican Shining Leaf Chafer (E) Macraspis tetradactyla
Jamaican Net-wing (E) Thonalmus subquadratus
Peeniewally Click Beetle x Pyrophorus plagiophthalamus
blinkie fireflies x Lampyridae spp.
Eleven-lined Potato Beetle x Leptinotarsa undecemlineata
Four-spined Longhorn x Eburia tetrastalacta
Spine-tipped Longhorn x Elaphidion spinicorne
ladybug species x Coccinellidae spp.
Valgus Triceratops Beetle x Phileurus valgus
carrot beetle species x Tomarus sp.
bess beetle x Passalus sp.
spittle bug colony x Cercopoidea sp.
sand wasp x Stictia signata
paper wasp x Polistes sp.
Broad-tipped Conehead x Neoconocephalus triops
Speckled Slant-faced Grasshopper x Orphulella punctata
orange-winged stick insect x Haplopus sp.
carpenter bee x Xylocopa sp.
millipede species x Eurhinocricus or Anadenobolus sp.
Golden Silk Orbweaver x Nephila clavipes
Sally Lightfoot Crab x Grapsus grapsus
snail species (E) x Pleurodonte sp.

Taxonomic Notes

(E) = Jamaican endemic species, (ES) = Jamaican endemic subspecies, (I) = introduced