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Bird guide by species including name, family and order details for local and migrant Birds of Tobago

Birds of Tobago
Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, Parakeets, Tropical Birds, West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean, Wildlife, Green, Animals

Green-rumped Parrotlet

Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus passerinus) Green-rumped Parrotlet Order : Psittaciformes Commonly referred to as Parrots, the Psittaciformes are a group of about 300 species of brightly coloured, noisy tropical birds which include Budgerigars, Macaws, Amazons, Parakeets and cockatoos. They have a characteristic curved beak and a generally erect stance, the four toes being split evenly with two facing forwards and two backwards, with one toe always being longer. Most inhabit forests although…

Green-backed Heron (Butorides striatus) or Green Heron (Butorides virescens) species identification with photos. Birds of Tobago Bird Guides, Herons, Tropical Birds, West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean, Wildlife, Green, Animals

Green-backed Heron

Green-backed Heron (Butorides striatus) or Green Heron (Butorides virescens) species identification with photos. Birds of Tobago

Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, Herons, Tropical Birds, West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean, Wildlife, Heron

Great Egret

Great Egret (Egretta alba) Great Egret Order : Ciconiiformes Ciconiiformes compromise five to six families of large, long legged wading birds with long bills. They primarily occupy fresh or shallow saline water where they feed on fish, crabs, crustaceans, insects and carrion. Most nest in trees, though some nest in swamps or on the ground. the young are altrical (born bare and blind and dependant on parents for food) Most species are colonial, but the use of sound is limited or uncommon, the…

Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, Blue Heron, West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean, Birds, Animals, Animales, Animaux

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue heron (Ardea herodias) Great Blue Heron Order : Ciconiiformes The family Ardeidae is made up of Herons, Egrets and Bitterns where Egrets are considered simply as white Herons with decorative plumes and not a biologically separate group. Herons fly with their necks retracted not outstretched like some other members of the Ciconiiformes order. Typically Herons feed in shallow waters or marshes taking fish, frogs, crabs, and even small birds or mammals. They are widely distributed…

 Identification photos & details about this flycatcher in Tobago where it is a daily visitor. Bird Guides, Flycatchers, Tropical Birds, West Indies, Fork, Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean, Villa

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana). Identification photos & details about this flycatcher in Tobago where it is a daily visitor.

Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean, Ear, Birds, Animals, Animales, Animaux

Eared Dove

Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata) Eared Dove Order : Columbiformes Made up of three families in two suborders; Columbae (pigeons, Doves, Dodoes, Solitaires) and Pterocletes (Sand grouse) where the extinct Dodoes and Solitares make up the family Raphidae, and Pigeons and Doves the family Columbidae. The names Pigeon and Dove are interchangeable having no biological distinction. Family : Doves (Columbidae) Made up of about 285 similar species of bird, the Pigeon family is widely dispersed, being…

Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, West Indies, Hummingbirds, Trinidad, Caribbean, Copper, Animals, Animales, Animaux

Copper-rumped hummingbird

Copper-rumped hummingbird (Amazilia tobaci) Copper-rumped Hummingbird Order : Apodiformes The Apodiformes are made up of two distinct groups of aerial masters, the Swifts (Apodi) and Hummingbirds (Trochili). The Swifts being split into two families True Swifts (Apodidae) and Tree Swifts (Hemiprocnidae), The Hummingbirds are one family (Trochilidae). The feet in true Swifts are weak and they are unable to perch on wires or branches but cling to a vertical surface except when nesting. Swifts…

Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis) identification photos and description of this nightjar by Birds of Tobago Bird Guides, West Indies, Caribbean, Birds, Bird

Common Pauraque

Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis) identification photos and description of this nightjar by Birds of Tobago

Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, Aquatic Birds, West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean, Animals, Vest, Animales, Animaux

Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen or Gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) Common Moorhen Order : Gruiformes Traditionally there were about 12 wading and terrestrial bird families that did not seem to belong to any other order and were classified together as Gruiformes. These include the Buzzards, Cranes, Crakes, Rails and Buttonquails. Recent DNA analysis however shows that they are more closely related to each other than to any other bird and the order has remained surprisingly intact. Family : Gallinules…

Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean, Birds, Animals, Animales, Animaux, Bird

Carib Grackle

Bare-eyed Thrush Bare-eyed Thrush (Turdus nudigenis) Order : Passeriformes Thrushes are a cosmopolitan family made up of two major groups, the true thrushes and the chat thrushes, the latter being confined to Eurasia, except for the Northern Wheater, which has colonised northern Canada and Alaska. The largest genus consisting around 66 species, is found in both temperate and tropical climates. Many being known for their singing voice. Family : Thrushes (Turidae) Also known as Passerine’s or…

Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, West Indies, Creepers, Trinidad And Tobago, Cocoa, Caribbean, Birds, Climbing Vines, Bird

Carib Grackle

Cocoa Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus susurrans) Cocoa Woodcreeper Order : Passeriformes Also known as Passerine’s or perching bird’s. Any member of the largest avian order which includes more than 5,700 species, more than half of all living birds. Passerine’s are true perching birds with four toed feet, three toes facing forward and one larger toe facing backwards. Family : Woodcreepers (Dendrocolaptidae) The Woodcreepers are a family of about 50 species of Passerine birds endemic to the…

Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, Herons, West Indies, Cattle, Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean, Birds, Animals, Animales

Carib Grackle

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) Cattle Egret Order : Ciconiiformes Ciconiiformes compromise five to six families of large, long legged wading birds with long bills. They primarily occupy fresh or shallow saline water where they feed on fish, crabs, crustaceans, insects and carrion. Most nest in trees, though some nest in swamps or on the ground. the young are altrical (born bare and blind and dependant on parents for food) Most species are colonial, but the use of sound is limited or uncommon…

Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, Blackbirds, Life List, West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean, Animals, Animales, Animaux

Carib Grackle

Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris) Carib Grackle Order : Passeriforme Also known as Passerine’s or perching bird’s. Any member of the largest avian order which includes more than 5,700 species, more than half of all living birds. Passerine’s are true perching birds with four toed feet, three toes facing forward and one larger toe facing backwards. Family : Blackbirds (Icteridae) The Icteridae is a family made up of 88 species of diverse songbirds from across the Americas including…

Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean, Birds, Brown, Animals, Animales, Animaux

Carib Grackle

Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tryannulus) Brown-crested Flycatcher Order : Passeriformes Also known as Passerine’s or perching bird’s. Any member of the largest avian order which includes more than 5,700 species, more than half of all living birds. Passerine’s are true perching birds with four toed feet, three toes facing forward and one larger toe facing backwards. Family : Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae) Any of about 429 species of Passerines which occur throughout North and South…

Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, Trinidad And Tobago, Birds, Animals, Animales, Animaux, Bird, Animais, Animal

Carib Grackle

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Brown Pelican Order : Pelecaniformes A diverse group of aquatic birds that fall into three suborders; Pelicani (Pelicans, Darters, Cormorants and Boobies) Fregatae ( Frigate birds ) and Phaethones ( Tropic birds). All are fairly large birds and all have webbed feet. Each suborder then having specialised adaptations for the different ways of life, the Frigatebird never alighting on water while the Anhinga swims underwater for extended periods of time…

Birds of Tobago is an online guide to the resident and migrant birds that can be seen in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies by Robert Brent Bird Guides, Sea Birds, West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago, Caribbean, Coastal, Brown, Animals, Animales

Carib Grackle

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) Brown Noddy Order : Charadriiformes This is a diverse order which includes about 350 species of birds in all parts of the world. Most Charadriiformes are strong flyers, some species performing the most extensive migration of any birds. Most live near water and eat invertebrates or other similar small animals and most nest on the ground. the order is split into 3 main suborders; Charadrii (about 200 species including Sandpipers, Plovers and Lapwings ), Lari (…