Partially Annotated and Taxonomic Checklist of The Birds of The State of Veracruz, Mexico
by W. J. Schaldach, Jr.,  Catemaco, Veracruz, Mexico, 1998 - 2003

Endemics
Endemic Bird Species in Veracruz State
  1. Purplish-backed Quail-Dove.  Paloma-perdiz morena - Geotrygon carrikeri.  Endemic to the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas.
  2. Long-tailed Saber-wing – Fandangero colilargo – Camylopterus excellens.  Endemic to the Tuxtla region and Uxpanapan regions.  Only one extra-limital specimen known, taken by WJS at Rizo de Oro, extreme W. Chiapas – 1961.
  3. Sumichrast’s Wren – Cuevero de Sumichrast – Hylorchilus sumichrastii.  Endemic to a small area of Karst limestone SSE of Córdova.

 

Endemic Subspecies of Birds in Veracruz State

 

  1. Lesser Roadrunner – Correcaminos menor – Geococcyx velox velox.  Lower slopes of Pico de Orizaba in Veracruz.  We do not accept the Mario del Toro A. “record” from Moctum, Oaxaca.
  2. Veracruz Bobwhite – Codorniz-cotui Veracruzano – Colinus virginianus pectoralis – Central Veracruz in lowlands.
  3. Buff-collared Nightjar – Presta-me-tu-cuchillo – Caprimulgus ridgwayi (ssp. to be filled in)Central Veracruz in the dry area around Puenta Nacional.  But the bird may be C. r. ridgway in a disjunct population.  See below:
  4. Yellowish Flycatcher – Mosquero Amarillento – Empidonax flavescens imperturtubatus – Known only in Tuxtla Mountains.  Comes downslope in winter to sea-level.
  5. Rufous-naped Wren – Matraca Nuquirrufa – Campylorhynchus rufinucha rufinucha – Arid slope of Central Veracruz to the coast, E. as far as Playa del Toro Prieto in Los Tuxtlas.
  6. Slate-throated Redstart – Pavito Gorjigris – Myioborus minatus molochinus – Known only from the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas.
  7. Common Bush-Tanager – Chinchinero comun – chlorospingus ophthalmicus wetmorei – Confined to the Sierro de Los Tuxtlas.
  8. Black-headed Saltator – Saltador Cabecinegro – Saltator atriceps suffuscus – Confined to the Tuxtla Region.
  9. Chestnut-capped Brushfinch – Saltón Gorricastaño – Atlapetes brunneinucha apertus – Confined to Tuxtla region.

 

Species with Disjunct Populations Isolated in Veracruz State

 

  1. King Rail – Rascón Real – Rallus elegans elegans – Confined to marshes of the coast between Tecolutla and, formerly, the large marshes between Minatitlan and Coatzacoalcos.  Still present, at least, in the marshes of the Laguna de Sontecomapan and probably still present in the Delta of the Rio Papaloapan.
  2. Black Rail – Polluela Negra – Laterallus jamaicensis jamaicensis – Known only from Tecolutla (Steve Howell) and Los Tuxtlas (La Palma marshes – WJS).
  3. Mexican Sheartail – Tijereta Yucateca – Calothorax eliza – Confined to arid Central Veracruz and coastal sand dunes east to Playa del Toro Prieto in the Tuxtla region.
Catemaco
Veracruz, Mexico