Local Name

American Redstar --
Banana Bird --
Barking Gaulin --
   Barn Owl --
          Belizean Bill Bird --
    Billy Hawk --
                       Black Bird --
                     Blue Bird --
Blue Dover --
Blue Crane --
Blue-jacket --
Blue Patridge --
Booby --
Cagna Bird --
Cardinal --
*Carpenter --
Cha-Cha-Laka, or Coquericot --
Chicken Hawks --
Christmas Birds --
Clucking Hen --
Cooper --
Coot --
Cow Boy --
Crab-catcher --
Crane (see Egrets) --
Cubal (Maya) --
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Currassow --
Currassow Hawk --
Curlew --
Cusco --
Diving Dopper --
Doctor Bird --
Duck, Wild Muscovy --
Egrets, Cranes --
Frenchman --
Frigate Bird or Man-O-War --
Full Pots --
Gauldings --
Georgie Bull --
*Good Cook --
Good Luck --
*Great-tailed Grackle --
Grass Birds --
Grey Belly --
--
Heron --
*Hooded Oriole --
Horned Owls --
Humming Bird --
Jacana(Northern) --
John Crow Curlew --
John Crow, King Crow --
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Kingfisher --
*Kiskadee --
Qui-est-qu'il dit --
Laughing Birds --
Lion Hawk --
*Man-O-War --
*Magnolia Warbler --
Mallard --
Marsh Birds --
Macaw --
Monkey Birds --
*Montezuma Oropendola --
Naddy --
Nightingale --
Owls --
Parraquet --
Patridge --
Pelican --
Piam Piam --
Pigeon --
Phyllis (small toucan) --
Plovers --
Poor Joe --
Qualm --
Quail --
Ram-o-toto --
Red Dove --
Red Foot Partridge --
Rice Bird --
Ring Dove) --
Roadside Hawk --
Rocky Bird --
*Royal Tern / Sandwich Tern --
Sea Gull, Laughing Bird --
Shake Me --
Sheg --
Shenk --
Soldier Bird --
Snipe --
Teal --
*Tanager (blue-grey) --
Top-na-chick --
*Tropical Kingbird --
*Turtle Dove --
*Vermilion Flycatcher --
Wild Turkey --
Whelk Hawk --
White Crane --
"Who-are-you" --
Wide Awake --
Widgeons --
Yellow Tail --
English Name

 
Oriole
Waders
Owls
Toucans
Osprey
*Great-tailed Grackle
Blue-gray Tanager
Pigeons
Waders
Waders
Tinamous
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Pigeon
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Woodpecker, Waders
Pheasant
Eagles and Hawks
Swallows and Martins, Puff Birds, Cuckoos
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Waders
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Waders
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Hang Nests,
Finches and Buntings, American Warblers,
Chatterers, Mocking Birds
Guans and Curassows
Eagles and Hawks
Ibises
Trushes
Grebes
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Herons and Egrets
Waders
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Herons and Egrets
Rails, *Northern Jacana
Blue-crowned Motmot
Trogons
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American Creepers or Sugar Birds
Ducks
Pigeons
White Egret
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Owls
Humming Bird (Rufous-tailed / Cinnamon)
Georgie Bull
Ibises
Darters
Black Vultures, 25" / 
Turkey Vultures, 27"
King Vultures, 32"
Local Name  English Name
Jacamars
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Tyrant Birds
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Eagle and Hawks
Frigatebird
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Ducks
Rails
Parrots
Owls
 
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Owls
Parrots
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Brown Jay
Pigeons
Toucans
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Waders
Guans and Curassows
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Pigeon
Tinamous
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Pigeons
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Gulls and Terns
American Creepers or Sugar Birds
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Tanagers
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Ducks
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Rails
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Ruddy Ground Dove
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Turkey
Eagles and Hawks
Waders
Night-jars, Motmots
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Ducks
Hang Nests

Toucan,  the national bird of Belize.   the largest of the three species of toucans found in Belize.
Jabiru Storks  return to Crookrd Tree every spring.  They build bulky nests, high in dead trees
BrownJay,  16' (Piam Piam) is well-known to Belizeans who are all too familiar with the raucous "piam piam" calls of a flock of jays.
Roadside Hawk, 15", accurately describes its preferred habitat, which is roadsides, forest edges and clearings
Belize abounds with numerous tropical birds. A list of the names of the principal varieties are given below.    Under Ordinances Nos. 16 of 1915 and 1 of 1917, certain birds are protected.   The closed season is from 1st of February to the 15th day of July of each year.

Of the approximately 520 species of birds found in Belize, about 370 are permanent residents composed of a rich variety of waterbirds, raptors, flycatchers, doves, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, wrens, tanagers, orioles and finches.  The remaining 150 or so species spend their summers on their northern breeding grounds in the United States and Canada, and are found in Belize either as transients or as winterers.

The Keel-billed Toucan (Bill Bird) is the national bird of Belize and is the largest of the three species of toucans founded in Belize.  It is a forest bird more often heard than seen; its persistent crick, crick... call given from the tops of trees can be heard at a considerable distance.

The Jabiru (Turk), standing five feet tall with wings spanning nine feet, is the largest bird in Belize. Although its range extends from southeastern Mexico to northern Argentina, this native stork is now considered an endangered species.  The Belize population was estimated to be around 30 birds in 1989.   They are sometimes seen in roadside pools, but most reliably observed in the vicinity of the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.



Birds of Belize was published in:
THE HANDBOOK OF BRITISH HONDURAS  1925  ------- 
*BELIZE AUDUBON SOCIETY 1990's
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