Sample from Checklist for Western Highlands
These are only selections of some families from one checklist. Families here are not in order as they occur in the checklist.

Frequency

R = rare       U = uncommon        F = fairly common
C = common          ? = unclear frequency

F,C = fairly common to common, depending on habitat factors (e.g. levels of disruption, transition zones, etc.). See field guides for details.

Altitude

SL = sea level
* = occurs in extreme north of El Quiché and Huehuetenango

Residency

R = permanent resident         W = winter resident (Sept-May)
S = summer resident (May-Sept)

T = transient (Apr-Jun, Aug-Nov)       ? = unclear residency status
* = endemic to Mundo Maya

Disturbed Habitat

Includes human settlements, croplands, plantations, logging areas, second growth.

Subspecies

Scientific name in bold indicates subspecies.

NAME OF BIRD
FREQUENCY
ALTITUDE
RESIDENCE
DISTURBED
HABITAT
CHACHALACAS, GUANS, and CURASSOWS: CRACIDAE
Highland Guan / Pajuil / Penelopina nigra
F,C
1000-3000
R
 x
Horned Guan / Pavón Cornudo (Pavón de Cachón) / Oreophasis derbianus
U,R
2000-3000
R
x
TURKEYS and QUAILS: PHASIANIDAE
Buffy-crowned Wood-partridge / Gallina-de-monte Centroamericana / Dendrortyx leucophrys
F,C
600-3000
R
x
Singing Quail / Codorniz Silbadora / Dactylortyx thoracicus
F,C
250-3000
R
x
Ocellated Quail / Codorniz Ocelada / Cyrtonyx ocellatus
U,F
1000-3000
R
x
PIGEONS and DOVES: COLUMBIDAE
Feral Pigeon / Paloma Domestica / Columba livia
C,F
SL-2500
R
X
Band-tailed Pigeon / Paloma Encinera / Columba fasciata
F,C
1000-3000
R
X
White-winged Dove / Paloma Aliblanca / Zenaida asiatica
C,F
SL-2500
R
X
Mourning Dove / Paloma Huilota / Zenaida macroura
F,C
SL-3000
W
X
Inca Dove / Tórtola Colilarga / Columbina inca
C,F
SL-3000
R
X
Common Ground-Dove / Tórtola Común / Columbina passerina
C,F
SL-2500
R
X
Maroon-chested Ground-Dove / Tórtola Pechimorada / Claravis Mondetoura salvini
U,F
1200-2500
R
x
White-tipped Dove / Paloma Arroyera / Leptotila verreauxi bangis
C,F
SL-2000
R
x
White-faced Quail-Dove / Paloma-perdiz Cariblanca / Geotrygon albifacies
C,F
1000-2500
R
X
NEW WORLD PARROTS: PSITTACIDAE
Green Parakeet / Perrico Verde Mexicano / Aratinga holochlora holochlora
?
600-1500
R?
x
Pacific Parakeet / Perico Verde Centroamericano / Aratinga strenua
C,F
SL-2500
R
X
Barred Parakeet / Periquito Barrado / Bolborhynchus l. lineola
U,F
900-2400
R
x
SWIFTS: APODIDAE
Black Swift / Vencejo Negro / Cypseloides niger
F,U
1200-3000
S/T
x
White-chinned Swift / Vencejo Barbiblanco / Cypseloides cryptus cryptus
R?
1500-2500
R?
x
Chestnut-collared Swift / Vencejo Cuellicastaño / Cypseloides rutilus
F,C
1500-3000
R
x
White-collared Swift / Vencejo Cuelliblanco / Streptoprocne zonaris
U,F
SL-2500
R/W
x
Vaux's Swift / Vencejo de Vaux / Chaetura vauxi
C,F
SL-3000
R/W
x
Great Swallow-tailed Swift / Vencejo-tijereta Mayor / Panyptila sanctihieronymi
U,F
600-2000
R
x
HUMMINGBIRDS: TROCHILIDAE
Rufous Saberwing / Fandangero Rufo / Campylopterus rufus
F,C
900-2500
R
X
Violet Saberwing / Fandangero Morado / Campylopterus h. hemileucurus
F,C
500-2500
R
X
Green Violet-ear / Orejavioleta Verde / Colibri t. thalassinus
C,F
1000-3000
R/W
X
White-eared Hummingbird / Colibrí Orejiblanco / Basilinna leucotis
C,F
1200-3500
R
X
Azure-crowned Hummingbird / Colibrí Coroniazul / Amazilia cyanocephala cyanocephala
C,F
600-2400
R
X
Berylline Hummingbird / Colibrí de Berilo / Amazilia beryllina devillei
C,F
600-2000
R
X
Canivet's (Fork-tailed) Emerald / Esmeralda de Canivet / Chlorostilbon canivetii
F,C
200-1600*
R
X
Green-throated Mountain-gem / Colibrí-serrano Gorjiverde / Lampornis viridipallens
F,C
900-2700
R
x
Amethyst-throated Hummingbird / Colibrí-serrano Gorjiamatisto / Lampornis amethystinus
F,C
900-3000
R
x
Garnet-throated Hummingbird / Colibrí Alicastaño / Lamprolaima rhami
F,U
1200-3000
R
x
Magnificent Hummingbird / Colibrí Magnífico / Eugenes fulgens
F,C
1000-3000
R/W
X
Sparkling-tailed Woodstar / Colibrí Colipinto / Philodice dupontii
F,U
750-2500
R
x
Slender Sheartail / Tijereta Centroamericana / Calothorax enicura
F,C
1000-2200
R
X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird / Colibrí Gorjirrubi / Archilochus colubris
F,C
SL-3000
W
X
Broad-tailed Hummingbird / Zumbador Coliancho / Selasphorus platycercus
F,C
2700-3500
R
x
Wine-throated Hummingbird / Zumbador Centroamericano / Selasphorus ellioti
F,C
1500-3500
R
X
THRUSHES and ALLIES: TURDIDAE
Eastern Bluebird / Azulejo Gorjicanelo / Sialia sialis
C,F
1500-2700
R
X
Brown-backed Solitaire /Clarín Jilguero / Myadestes occidentalis
C,F
1000-3500
R
x
Slate-colored Solitaire / Clarín Unicolor / Myadestes unicolor
C,F
1000-2700*
R
x
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush / Zorzalito Piquinaranja / Catharus aurantiirostris
C,F
600-2500
R
x
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush / Zorzalito de Frantzius / Catharus frantzii
C,F
1500-3500
R
x
Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush / Zorzalito Coroninegro / Catharus mexicanus
C,F
750-1800*
R
x
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush / Zorzalito Pechiamarillo / Catharus dryas
C,F
1200-3000
R
x
Veery / Zoralito Rojizo / Catharus fuscescens
F,C
200-800*
T
x
Grey-cheecked Thrush / Zorzalito Carigris / Catharus minimus
U,F
150-600*
T
x
Hermit Thrush / Zorzalito Colirrufo / Catharus guttatus
C,F
1000-3500
W/T
X
Black Thrush (Robin) / Zorzal Negro / Turdus infuscatus
F,C
1200-3500
R
X
Mountain Thrush (Robin) / Zorzal Serrano / Turdus plebejus differens
F,C
1800-3500
R
X
Clay-colored Thrush (Robin) / Zorzal Pardo / Turdus grayi
C,F
SL-2100
R
X
White-throated Thrush (Robin) / Zorzal Gorjiblanco / Turdus assimilis
C,F
1800-3000
R
X
Rufous-collared Thrush (Robin) / Zorzal Cuellirrufo / Turdus rufitorques
C,F
1500-3500
R
X
MOCKINGBIRDS,THRASHERS,and ALLIES: MIMIDAE
Grey Catbird / Pajaro-gato Gris / Dumetella carolinensis
U
600-2000
W
X
Blue-and-white Mockingbird / Mulato Pechiblanco / Melanotis hypoleucus
C,F
1000-3000
R
X
Tropical Mockingbird / Cenzontle Sureño / Mimus gilvus
C,F
SL-2400
R
X

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