Southern or Austral Migrants

The lists below include the 50 species of southern or Austral migratory species that occur in Peru as either non-breeders, hypothetical, or vagrant. Over half (54%) of these species belong to the Family Tyrannidae (Flycatchers). Other bird families are represented in smaller proportions.

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Table 2. Southern or Austral migratory species that occur in Peru as non-breeders.

True Austral Migrants
Andean Flamingo Parina Grande Phoenicoparrus andinus
James’s (Puna) Flamingo Parina Chica Phoenicoparrus jamesi
Gray Gull Gaviota Gris Leucophaeus modestus
Dark-billed Cuckoo Cuclillo de Pico Oscuro Coccyzus melacoryphus
Nacunda Nighthawk Chotacabras de Vientre Blanco Chordeiles nacunda
Little Nightjar Chotacabras Chico Setopagis parvula
Greenish Elaenia Fío-Fío Verdoso Myiopagis viridicata
Large Elaenia Fío-Fío Grande Elaenia spectabilis
Small-billed Elaenia Fío-Fío de Pico Chico Elaenia parvirostris
Slaty Elaenia Fío-Fío Pizarroso Elaenia strepera
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet Mosquerito Silbador Camptostoma obsoletum
Subtropical Doradito Doradito Subtropical Pseudocolopteryx acutipennis
Southern Scrub-Flycatcher Moscareta Matorralera Sureña Sublegatus modestus
Plain Tyrannulet Inezia Simple Inezia inornata
Euler’s Flycatcher Mosquerito de Euler Lathrotriccus euleri
Vermilion Flycatcher Mosquero Bermellón Pyrocephalus rubinus
Yellow-browed Tyrant Tirano de Ceja Amarilla Satrapa icterophrys
Cinereous Ground-Tyrant Dormilona Cinérea Muscisaxicola cinereus
Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant Dormilona de Nuca Ocrácea Muscisaxicola flavinucha
Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant Dormilona de Nuca Rojiza Muscisaxicola rufivertex
Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant Dormilona de Cara Oscura Muscisaxicola maclovianus
White-browed Ground-Tyrant Dormilona de Ceja Blanca Muscisaxicola albilora
Cinnamon bellied Ground-Tyrant Dormilona de Vientre Canela Muscisaxicola capistratus
Black-fronted Ground-Tyrant Dormilona de Frente Negra Muscisaxicola frontalis
Black-backed Water-Tyrant Tirano-de-Agua de Dorso Negro Fluvicola albiventer
Streaked Flycatcher Mosquero Rayado Myiodynastes maculatus
Variegated Flycatcher Mosquero Variegado Empidonomus varius
Crowned Slaty Flycatcher Mosquero-Pizarroso Coronado Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus
White-throated Kingbird Tirano de Garganta Blanca Tyrannus albogularis
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tijereta Sabanera Tyrannus savana
Rufous Casiornis Casiornis Rufo Casiornis rufus
Swainson’s Flycatcher Copetón de Swainson Myiarchus swainsoni
Crested Becard Cabezón Crestado Pachyramphus validus
Blue-and-white Swallow Golondrina Azul y Blanca Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Brown-chested Martin Martín de Pecho Pardo Progne tapera
Southern Martin Martín Sureño Progne elegans
White-rumped Swallow Golondrina de Lomo Blanco Tachycineta leucorrhoa
Creamy-bellied Thrush Zorzal de Vientre Cremoso Turdus amaurochalinus
Grassland Yellow-Finch Chirigüe Común Sicalis luteola
Lesson’s Seedeater Espiguero de Lesson Sporophila bouvronides
Lined Seedeater Espiguero Lineado Sporophila lineola
Double-collared Seedeater Espiguero Doble Acollarado Sporophila caerulescens

Table 2a. Southern or Austral migratory species considered hypothetical or vagrant in Peru.

Magellanic Penguin Pingüino de Magallanes Spheniscus magellanicus
Rufous-chested Dotterel Chorlo Chileno Charadrius modestus
Brown-hooded Gull Gaviota de Capucha Café Chroicocephalus maculipennis
Snowy-crowned Tern Gaviotín de Cabeza Blanca Sterna trudeaui
Ash-colored Cuckoo Cuclillo Gris Coccycua cinerea
Spectacled Tyrant Viudita Pico de Plata Hymenops perspicillatus
Tawny-headed Swallow Golondrina de Cabeza Leonada Alopochelidon fucata
Chilean Swallow Golondrina Chilena Tachycineta meyeni