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Rare birds sightings in the Rio Grande Valley

While South Texas is home to many specialty birds, the Rio Grande Valley’s one-of-a-kind climate and ecosystem attracts even the strangest of visitors – making for a growing list of rare bird sightings in the South Texas.

 

English Common Name Mexican Name Scientific Name
Muscovy Duck Pato Real Cairina mochata
“Mexican Duck” Pato Mexicano A. platyrhynchos novimexicanus
Masked Duck Pato Enmascarado Nomonyx dominicus
Roadside Hawk Gavilàn Caminera Buteo magnirostris
Short-tailed Hawk Gavilàn Colicorto B. brachyurus
Green Violet-ear Chupaflor Verdemar Colibri thalassinus
Green-breasted Mango Chupaflor Gorjinegro Anthracothorax prevostii
Broad-billed Hummingbird Colibrî Piquiancho Cynanthus latirostris
Elegant Trogon Trogòn Elegante Trogon elegans
Greater Pewee Tengofrîo Grande Contopus pertinax
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Ventura Meca Myiodynastes luteiventris
Rose-throated Becard Cabezòn Degollado Pachyramphus aglaiae
Masked Tityra Titira Puerquito Tityra semifasciata
Yellow-green Vireo Vireo Tropical V. flavoviridis
Tamaulipas Crow Cuervo Tamaulipeco Corvus imparatus
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Zorzalito Piquinaranja Catharus aurantiirostris
Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush Zorzalito Solitario Catharus mexicanus
White-throated Robin Zorzal Gorjiblanco T. assimilis
Blue Mockingbird Mulato Comùn Melanotis caerulescens
“Mangrove” Yellow Warbler n/a D. p. bryanti
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat Mascarita Piquigruesa G. poliocephala
Slate-throated Redstart Pavito Selvàtico Myioborus miniatus
Golden-crowned Warbler Chipe Rey Gorridorado Basileuterus culicivorus
Rufous-capped Warbler Chipe Rey Mexicano B. rufifrons
Crimson-collared Grosbeak Picogrueso Cuellirrojo Rhodothraupis celaeno
Blue Bunting Azulejito Cyanocompsa parellina