Every photo on this website was taken in the wild. There are no photos of birds in captivity, birds in the hand, or birds that had been mist-netted and released. The gallery is arranged in taxonomical order by family. This gallery has only Neotropical birds - for my photos of birds outside of the Neotropics, check out this gallery.

I have decided to include some rather poor photos in here as well, especially when they are are of uncommon species for which few photos exist that were taken in a natural setting. Even a bad photo can sometimes be useful, either to document a sighting or to aid in identification. The photo gear used is noted with a short code. As a general guide, "D" signifies a digiscoped photo and "S" indicates it was taken with an SLR; for the full details, see here. About 99% of the photos have the date imbedded in the file. If you need the date (or any other info) of a particular photo and cannot find it, just email me and I'll be happy to help.

Currently online: 3150 photos of 2188 neotropical bird species. Taxonomy mostly follows SACC and AOU, with a few exceptions. If you find a mistake in this gallery, I would really appreciate it if you could email me about it. For a list of references used while compiling this gallery, please click here.

SYSTEMATIC INDEX OF ALL SPECIES. <--Follow this link if you are looking for a particular species; you will find what you are looking for much more quickly.

 

RHEAS   -   RHEIDAE
TINAMOUS   -   TINAMIDAE
SCREAMERS   -   ANHIMIDAE
DUCKS, GEESE, AND SWANS   -   ANATIDAE   -   PART I
Whistling-ducks (Dendrocygna) to Spectacled Duck (Speculanas)
DUCKS, GEESE, AND SWANS   -   ANATIDAE   -   PART II
Dabbling ducks (Anas) to ruddy-ducks (Oxyura)
GUANS, CURASSOWS, AND CHACHALACAS   -   CRACIDAE
NEW WORLD QUAILS   -   ODONTOPHORIDAE
GREBES   -   PODICIPEDIDAE
FLAMINGOS   -   PHOENICOPTERIDAE
PENGUINS   -   SPHENISCIDAE
ALBATROSSES   -   DIOMEDEIDAE
SHEARWATERS AND PETRELS   -   PROCELLARIIDAE
STORM-PETRELS   -   HYDROBATIDAE
TROPICBIRDS   -   PHAETHONTIDAE
STORKS   -   CICONIIDAE
FRIGATEBIRDS   -   FREGATIDAE
BOOBIES   -   SULIDAE
CORMORANTS   -   PHALACROCORACIDAE
ANHINGAS   -   ANHINGIDAE
PELICANS   -   PELECANIDAE
HERONS, EGRETS, AND BITTERNS   -   ARDEIDAE
IBISES AND SPOONBILLS   -   THRESKIORNITHIDAE
NEW WORLD VULTURES   -   CATHARTIDAE
OSPREY   -   PANDIONIDAE
HAWKS, KITES, AND EAGLES   -   ACCIPITRIDAE   -   PART I
Elanus
kites to Leucopternis hawks
HAWKS, KITES, AND EAGLES   -   ACCIPITRIDAE   -   PART II
Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus) to hawk-eagles (Spizaetus)
SUNBITTERN   -   EURYPYGIDAE
RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS   -   RALLIDAE
FINFOOTS   -   HELIORNITHIDAE
LIMPKIN   -   ARAMIDAE
TRUMPETERS   -   PSOPHIIDAE
MAGELLANIC PLOVER   -   PLUVIANELLIDAE
THICK-KNEES   -   BURHINIDAE
STILTS AND AVOCETS   -   RECURVIROSTRIDAE
OYSTERCATCHERS   -   HAEMATOPODIDAE
PLOVERS AND LAPWINGS   -   CHARADRIIDAE
SEEDSNIPES   -   THINOCORIDAE
JACANAS   -   JACANIDAE
SANDPIPERS, SNIPES, ETC.   -   SCOLOPACIDAE
SKUAS AND JAEGERS   -   STERCORARIIDAE
GULLS AND TERNS   -   LARIDAE
PIGEONS AND DOVES   -   COLUMBIDAE
HOATZIN   -   OPISTHOCOMIDAE
CUCKOOS AND ANIS   -   CUCULIDAE
BARN OWLS   -   TYTONIDAE
OWLS   -   STRIGIDAE
NIGHTJARS   -   CAPRIMULGIDAE
POTOOS   -   NYCTIBIIDAE
OILBIRD   -   STEATORNITHIDAE
SWIFTS   -   APODIDAE
HUMMINGBIRDS   -   TROCHILIDAE   -   PART I
Topazes, jacobins, hermits, lancebills, visorbearers, violetears, more
HUMMINGBIRDS   -   TROCHILIDAE   -   PART II
Horned Sungem, fairies, mangos, sunangels, thorntails, coquettes
HUMMINGBIRDS   -   TROCHILIDAE   -   PART III
Sylphs, comets, Oreotrochilus hillstars, thornbills, metaltails, more
HUMMINGBIRDS   -   TROCHILIDAE   -   PART IV
Pufflegs, sunbeams, incas, coronets, other high Andean hummers
HUMMINGBIRDS   -   TROCHILIDAE   -   PART V
Racket-tails, whitetips, brilliants, starthroats, others
HUMMINGBIRDS   -   TROCHILIDAE   -   PART VI
Mountain-gems, woodstars and similar, Chlorostilbon emeralds
HUMMINGBIRDS   -   TROCHILIDAE   -   PART VII
Sabrewings, Plumeleteers, Woodnymphs, other miscellaneous
HUMMINGBIRDS   -   TROCHILIDAE   -   PART VIII
Amazilia Emeralds, sapphires, miscellaneous hummers like Buffy
TROGONS AND QUETZALS   -   TROGONIDAE
MOTMOTS   -   MOMOTIDAE
KINGFISHERS   -   ALCEDINIDAE
PUFFBIRDS   -   BUCCONIDAE
JACAMARS   -   GALBULIDAE
BARBETS   -   CAPITONIDAE
Includes toucan-barbets (Semnornithidae)
TOUCANS   -   RAMPHASTIDAE

WOODPECKERS   -   PICIDAE   -   PART I
Picumnus to Veniliornis
WOODPECKERS   -   PICIDAE   -   PART II
Piculus to Campephilus
SERIEMAS   -   CARIAMIDAE
FALCONS AND CARACARAS   -   FALCONIDAE
PARROTS AND MACAWS   -   PSITTACIDAE   -   PART I
Parakeets and macaws
PARROTS AND MACAWS   -   PSITTACIDAE   -   PART II
Parrotlets, parakeets, and parrots
SAPAYOA   -   SAPAYOIDAE

ANTBIRDS    -    THAMNOPHILIDAE   -   PART I
Thamnophilus antshrikes 

ANTBIRDS    -    THAMNOPHILIDAE   -   PART II
Miscellaneous antshrikes
ANTBIRDS    -    THAMNOPHILIDAE   -   PART III
Antwrens
ANTBIRDS    -    THAMNOPHILIDAE   -   PART IV
Antvireos and miscellaneous other antbirds
ANTBIRDS    -    THAMNOPHILIDAE   -   PART V
"Classic" antbirds
CRESCENTCHESTS   -   MELANOPAREIIDAE
GNATEATERS   -   CONOPOPHAGIDAE
ANTPITTAS   -   GRALLARIDAE
TAPACULOS   -   RHINOCRYPTIDAE
ANTTHRUSHES   -   FORMICARIIDAE
OVENBIRDS   -   FURNARIIDAE   -   PART I
Leaftossers, miners, some earthcreepers, horneros, others

OVENBIRDS   -   FURNARIIDAE   -   PART II
Upucerthia earthcreepers, Cinclodes, foliage-gleaners, others
OVENBIRDS   -   FURNARIIDAE   -   PART III
Treehunters, barbtails, treerunners, wiretail, tit-spinetails, thornbirds
OVENBIRDS   -   FURNARIIDAE   -   PART IV
Cranioleuca Spinetails, most canasteros, thistletails, others
OVENBIRDS   -   FURNARIIDAE   -   PART V
Pseudasthenes canasteros, cacholotes, Synallaxis & other spinetails
WOODCREEPERS   -   DENDROCOLAPATINAE
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS   -   TYRANNIDAE   -   PART I
Phyllomyiastyrannulets to Mecocerculus tyrannulets
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS   -   TYRANNIDAE   -   PART II
Tit-tyrants to Ornate Flycatcher

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS   -   TYRANNIDAE   -   PART III
Many-colored Rush-Tyrant to Tolmomyiasflycatchers

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS   -   TYRANNIDAE   -   PART IV
Spadebills to Xenotriccusflycatchers
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS   -   TYRANNIDAE   -   PART V
Black Phoebe to water-tyrants
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS   -   TYRANNIDAE   -   PART VI
White-headed Marsh-Tyrant to Conopias flycatchers
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS   -   TYRANNIDAE   -   PART VII
Golden-crowned Flycatcher to attillas
COTINGAS   -   COTINGIDAE
Includes Sharpbill (Oxyruncidae)
MANAKINS   -   PIPRIDAE
TITYRAS AND ALLIES   -   TITYRIDAE
VIREOS   -   VIREONIDAE
JAYS   -   CORVIDAE
SWALLOWS   -   HIRUNDINIDAE
TREECREEPERS   -   CERTHIIDAE
WRENS   -   TROGLODYTIDAE
GNATCATCHERS   -   POLIOPTILIDAE
DIPPERS   -   CINCLIDAE
DONACOBIUS   -   DONACOBIIDAE
THRUSHES   -   TURDIDAE
MOCKINGBIRDS AND THRASHERS   -   MIMIDAE
PIPITS   -   MOTACILLIDAE
SILKY-FLYCATCHERS   -   PTILOGONATIDAE
OLIVE WARBLER   -   PEUCEDRAMIDAE
WOOD-WARBLERS   -   PARULIDAE
TANAGERS   -   THRAUPIDAE   -   PART I
Paroaria cardinals to Ramphocelus tanagers
TANAGERS   -   THRAUPIDAE   -   PART II
Thraupis tanagers to Iridisornis tanagers
TANAGERS   -   THRAUPIDAE   -   PART III
Tangara tanagers
TANAGERS   -   THRAUPIDAE   -   PART IV
Swallow Tanager to Bananaquit
MISCELLANEOUS "FINCHES" AND SIERRA-FINCHES
INCA-FINCHES, WARBLING-FINCHES, YELLOW-FINCHES
Includes Incaspiza, Poospiza, Compsospiza, and Sicalis
SEEDEATERS AND SEED-FINCHES
GRASS-FINCHES, GRASSQUITS, DARWIN'S FINCHES, ETC
SALTATORS AND ALLIES
Includes Yellow-shouldered Grosbeak & Many-colored Chaco Finch
EMBERIZIDAE   -   PART I
Arremon,  Arremonops, and miscellaneous finches
EMBERIZIDAE   -   PART II
Atlapetes brush-finches
EMBERIZIDAE   -   PART III
"Typical" sparrows, towhees, juncos, and Chlorospingus
CARDINALS AND ALLIES   -   CARDINALIDAE
ORIOLES AND BLACKBIRDS   -   ICTERIDAE   -   PART I
Oropendolas to Oriole Blackbird
ORIOLES AND BLACKBIRDS   -   ICTERIDAE   -   PART II
Red-bellied Grackle to Sturnella meadowlarks
SISKINS   -   FRINGILLIDAE


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