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This bird-photo site contains 7,109 photos covering 639 bird species of Argentine birds, of which there are roughly 1,000 different species.
ALL PHOTOS IN THIS WEBSITE TAKEN BY A. EARNSHAW - (c) Alec Earnshaw 1992-2014 - Buenos Aires - Argentina
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CONVERSION TO NEW FORMAT
In the new format, completed in July 2013, there's a single 600-pixel photo of each species - the best I have so far, which can be enalrged by clicking on it. To close, click on the X in the lower right corner, or on the dark frame on either side. A link takes you to a species page with more photos of the same bird.
Birds of "non-passerine" orders - There is one row for each order, except for the Passerines, treated separately
Sphenisciformes (Penguins)
SPECIES: 3 out of 8 present in Argentina
42 photos:
FAM. SPHENISCIDAE: Magellanic Penguin (33), Gentoo Penguin (7), King Penguin (2)
Rheiformes (Rheas)
SPECIES: 2 out of 2 present in Argentina
34 photos: FAM. RHEIDAE: Lesser Rhea (11), Greater Rhea (21). Exposing the rhea egg trade (2)
Tinamiformes (Tinamous)
SPECIES: 7 out of 16 present in Argentina
41 photos: FAM. TINAMIDAE: Red-winged Tinamou (6), Guaico Tinamou (1), Ornate Tinamou (1), Spotted Nothura (23), Darwin's Nothura? (1), Brushland Tinamou (1), Elegant-Crested Tinamou (8)
Podicipediformes (Grebes)
SPECIES: 5 out of 6 present in Argentina
83 photos: FAM. PODICIPEDIDAE: Pied-billed Grebe (14), Great Grebe (29), White-tufted Grebe (13), Silvery Grebe (16). Least Grebe (11)
Procellariiformes (Albatrosses, Petrels, Shearwaters, Prions)
SPECIES: 9 out of 38 present in Argentina
126 photos: FAM. DIOMEDEIDAE: Royal Albatross (14), Black-browed Albatross (35), Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (8),
FAM. PROCELLARIIDAE: Southern Giant Petrel (30), Cape Petrel (11), White-chinned Petrel (15), Sooty Shearwater (7), Great Shearwater (1), FAM. HYDROBATIDAE: Wilson's Storm-Petrel
To read:
"Pancho's Story" - A Wondering Albatross came ashore in Camarones, Chubut. 3 photos
Pelecaniformes (Cormorants, Anhingas)
SPECIES: 7 out of 9 present in Argentina
89 photos: FAM. PHALACROCORACIDAE: Neotropic Cormorant (27), Red-legged Cormorant (3), Rock Cormorant (13), Imperial Cormorant (12), Breeding colony (2), Guanay Cormorant (3), FAM. ANHINGIDAE: Anhinga (27), FAM. FREGATIDAE: Magnifiscent Frigatebird (2)
Ciconiiformes (Herons, Storks, Ibis, Vultures)
SPECIES: 25 out of 31 present in Argentina
382 photos: FAM. ARDEIDAE: Rufescent Tiger-Heron (28), Stripe-backed Bittern (7), Whistling Heron (27), Black-crowned Night-Heron (23), Cocoi (or White-necked) Heron (34), Little Blue Heron (5), Great Egret (19), Snowy Egret (18), Cattle Egret (7), Great & Snowy Egret (1), Striated Heron (33) - FAM. CICONIIDAE: Maguari Stork (19), American Wood Stork (15), Jabiru (5) - FAM. THRESKIORNITHIDAE: White-faced Ibis (22), Bare-Faced Ibis (15), Puna Ibis (5), Black-faced Ibis (12), Buff-necked Ibis (5), Plumbeous Ibis (12), Roseate Spoonbill (29) - FAM. CATHARTIDAE: Andean Condor (10), Black Vulture (7), Turkey Vulture (11), Leser Yellow-headed Vulture (5), King Vulture (6)
Phoenicopteriformes (Flamingoes)
SPECIES: 3 out of 3 present in Argentina
30 photos: FAM. PHOENICOPTERIDAE:
Chilean Flamingo (28), Andean Flamingo (1), James's (Puna) Flamingo (1)
Anseriformes (Screamers, Swans, Gueese, Duck)
SPECIES: 34 out of 39 present in Argentina
441 photos: FAM. ANHIMIDAE: Southern Screamer (29) - FAM. ANATIDAE: White-faced Tree-Duck (11), Fulvous Tree-Duck (6), Black-bellied Tree-Duck (4), Black-necked Swan (21), Coscoroba Swan (11),  Kelp Goose (19), Upland Goose (30), Ruddy-headed Goose (5), Ashy-headed Goose (7), Andean Goose (9), Moscovy Duck (6), Crested Duck (25), Puna Teal (1), Silver Teal (13), Speckled Teal (25), Brown Pintail (18), Southern Widgeon (12), Brazilian Duck (24), Red Shoveler (13), Cinnamon Teal (8), Spectacled Duck (12), White-cheeked Pintail (8), Rosy-billed Pochard (9), Ringed Teal (20), Blue-winged Teal (1), Black-Headed Duck (6), Andean Ruddy-Duck (3), Lake Duck (17), Masked Duck (4), Torrent Duck (12), Flightless steamerduck (21), Flying Steamerduck (9), Chubut Steamerduck (5) - EXOTIC SPECIES: Mallard (6), Domestic Duck (1), Graylag Goose (3), Moscovy Duck (3), Hybrid (2)
Cariamiformes (Seriemas)
SPECIES: 2 out of 2 present in Argentina
2 photos: FAM. CARIAMIDAE: Red-legged Seriema (1), Black-legged Seriema (1)
Falconiformes (Condors, Hawks, Kites, Falcons)
SPECIES: 28 out of 55 present in Argentina
338 photos: FAM. ACCIPITRIDAE: Harpy Eagle (3, captive), Black Hawk-Eagle (1, captive), Great Black-Eagle (9), Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (19), Variable Hawk (23), White-tailed Hawk (4), Swainson's Hawk (10), Savanna Hawk (34), Black-collared Hawk (5), Harris's Hawk (21), Long-winged Harrier (23), Cinereus Harrier (2), Roadside Hawk (18), Sharp-shinned Hawk (4), Bicolored Hawk (2), White-tailed Kite (8), Snail Kite (28) - FAM. PANDIONIDAE: Osprey (5) - FAM. FALCONIDAE: White-throated Caracara (11), Mountain Caracara (7), Southern Caracara (27), Chimango Caracara (28), Yellow-headed Caracara (4), Spot-winged Falconet (5), American Kestrel (22), Bat Falcon (2), Peregrine Falcon (3), Aplomado Falcon (15),
Galliformes (Guans)
SPECIES: 4 out of 8 present in Argentina
17 photos: FAM. CRACIDAE: Red-faced Guan (1), Dusky-legged Guan (7), Chaco Chachalaca (3) FAM. ODONTOPHORIDAE: California Quail (6)
Gruiformes (Limpkin, Rails, Crakes)
SPECIES: 16 out of 30 present in Argentina
236 photos: FAM. ARAMIDAE: Limpkin (25) - FAM. RALLIDAE: Giant Wood-Rail (39), Gray-Necked Wood-Rail (14), Rufous-sided Crake (25), Red-and-white Crake (6), Dot-winged Crake (1), Spotted Rail (2), Plumbeous Rail (34), Common Gallinule (12), Spot-flanked Gallinule (24), Purple Gallinule (8), Red-gartered Coot (22), Red-fronted Coot (11), Giant Coot (1), Slate-colored (or Andean) Coot (7)
, White-winged Coot (6)
Charadriiformes - Suborder Charadrii (Plovers, Oystercatchers, Avocets, Stilts, Sheathbills, etc.)
SPECIES: 17 out of 18 present in Argentina
214 photos: FAM. CHARADRIIDAE: American Golden Plover (15), Black-bellied Plover (8), Tawny-throated Dotterel (12), Southern Lapwing (31), Andean Lapwing (1), Semipalmated Plover (3), Collared Plover (18), Two-banded Plover (22), Rufous-chested Dotterel (12), Diademed Sandpiper-Plover (9)
FAM. HAEMATOPODIDAE: American Oystercatcher (14), Blackish Oystercatcher (5), Magellanic Oystercatcher (11) -
FAM. RECURVIROSTRIDAE:
Black-necked Stilt (25), Andean Avocet (1) - FAM. CHIONIDAE: Snowy Sheathbill (12) - FAM. PLUVIANELLIDAE: Magellanic Plover (15)
Charadriiformes - Suborder Scolopaci (Sandpipers, Seedsnipes, Jacanas, etc.)
SPECIES: 25 out of 30 present in Argentina
360 photos:FAM. SCOLAPACIDAE: South American Snipe (17), Short-billed Dowitcher (5), Hudsonian Godwit (22), Whimbrel (15), Upland Sandpiper (10), Spotted Sandpiper (6), Greater Yellowlegs (14), Lesser Yellowlegs (14), Solitary Sandpiper (11), Willet (11), Ruddy Turnstone (4), Red Knot (19), Sanderling (16), Semipalmated Sandpiper (5), White-rumped Sandpiper (38), Baird's Sandpiper (6), Pectoral Sandpiper (17), Stilt Sandpiper (24), Buff-breasted Sandpiper (10), Wilson's Phalarope (15) - FAM. THINOCORIDAE: White-bellied Seedsnipe (15), Grey-breasted Seedsnipe (10), Least Seedsnipe (17) - FAM. JACANIDAE: Wattled Jacana (33) - FAM. ROSTRATULIDAE: South American Painted-snipe (6)
Charadriiformes - Suborder Lari (Skuas, Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)
SPECIES: 20 out of 26 present in Argentina
227 photos: FAM. STERCORARIIDAE: Chilean Skua (11), Brown Skua (1), Parasitic Yaeger (1) - FAM. LARIDAE / SUBFAM. LARINAE: Andean Gull (1), Brown-hooded Gull (16), Gray-hooded Gull (5), Dolphin Gull (20), Franklin's Gull (3), Olrog's Gull (31), Kelp Gull (34) - FAM. LARIDAE / SUBFAM. STERNINAE: Yellow-billed Tern (18), Large-billed Tern (10), Gull-billed Tern (2), Common Tern (10), South American Tern (16), Snowy-crowned Tern (19), Elegant Tern (3), Sandwhich Tern (2), Cayenne Tern (3), Royal Tern (13) - FAM. RYNCHOPIDAE: Black Skimmer (24)
Columbiformes (Pigeons & Doves)
SPECIES: 13 out of 25 present in Argentina
92 photos: FAM. COLUMBIDAE: Picazuro Pigeon (10), Spot-winged Pigeon (15), Rock Pigeon (5), Eared Dove (15), Pacific Dove (9 ),White-tipped Dove (11), Large-tailed Dove (1), Gray-fronted Dove (1)
, Picui Ground-Dove (16), Ruddy Ground-Dove (4), Bare-faced Ground-Dove (1), Black-winged Ground-Dove (3), Golden-spotted Ground-Dove (1),
Psittaciformes (Parrots)
SPECIES: 18 out of 25 present in Argentina
104 photos: FAM. PSITTACIDAE: Red-and-green Macaw (1 captive), Yellow-collared Macaw (1), Blue-crowned Parakeet (4), Mitred Parakeet (1), White-eyed Parakeet (4), Austral Parakeet (9), Burrowing Parakeet (13), Monk Parakeet (21), Black-hooded Parakeet (6, feral), Red-bellied (or Maroon-bellied) Parakeet (10), Green-cheeked Parakeet (3), Grey-hooded Parakeet (8), Mountain Parakeet (1), Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (16), Scaly-headed Parrot (1), Tucuman Parrot (1), Turquoise-fronted Parrot (3), Vinaceous-breasted Amazon (1 captive). Parrot chick trade (1)
To read: On the Conservation of the Vinaceous Parrot and the Araucarias of San Pedro
Cuculiformes (Cuckoos)
SPECIES: 7 out of 12 present in Argentina
59 photos: FAM. CUCULIDAE: Dark-billed Cuckoo (18), Ash-colored Cuckoo (4), Squirrel Cuckoo (1), Smooth-billed Ani (5), Groove-billed Ani (3), Guira Cuckoo (22), Striped Cuckoo (6)
Strigiformes (Owls)
SPECIES: 13 out of 21 present in Argentina
79 photos: FAM. TYTONIDAE: Barn Owl (4) - FAM. STRIGIDAE: Tropical Screech-Owl (5), Tawny-browed Owl (1), Great Horned Owl (10), Lesser Horned Owl (5), Chaco Owl (2), Rufous-legged Owl (1), Mottled Owl (1), Feruginous Pygmy-Owl (6), Austral Pygmy-Owl (1), Burrowing Owl (26), Striped Owl (7),Short-eared Owl (8)
Caprimulgiformes (Nightjars, Potoos)
SPECIES: 7 out of 16 present in Argentina
63 photos: FAM. CAPRIMULGIDAE: Nacunda Nighthawk (10), Band-winged Nightjar (7), Common Pauraque (1) Lyre-tailed Nightjar (1), Little Nightjar (9), Scissor-tailed Nightjar (35) - FAM. NYCTIBIDAE: Common Potoo (1)
 
Apodiformes (Swifts)
SPECIES: 3 out of 9 present in Argentina
7 photos:
FAM. APODIDAE: White-collared Swift (3), Sick's Swift (1), Andean Swift (3)
Trochiliformes (Hummingbirds)
SPECIES: 17 out of 30 present in Argentina
165 photos: FAM. TROCHILIDAE: Black Jacobin (4), Planalto Hermit (3), Scale-throated Hermit (1), Sparkling Violetear (6), Black-throated Mango (2), Green-backed Firecrown (10), Red-tailed Comet (12), Wedge-tailed Hillstar (1), Giant Hummingbird (1), Blue-tufted Starthroat (17), Glittering-Bellied Emerald (45), Picaflor Tijereta (1), Violet-capped Woodnymph (5), White-throated Hummingbird (20), White-bellied Hummingbird (2), Versicolored Emerald (4), Gilded Sapphire (33)
Trogoniformes (Trogons)
SPECIES: 2 out of 3 present in Argentina
5 photos:
FAM. TROGONIDAE: Surucua Trogon (2), Black-throated Trogon (3)
Coraciiformes (Kingfishers & Motmots)
SPECIES: 4 out of 6 present in Argentina
52 photos: FAM. ALCEDINIDAE: Ringed Kingfisher (19), Amazon Kingfisher 9), Green Kingfisher (23)
- FAM. MOTMOTIDAE: Rufous-capped Motmot (1)
Piciformes (Puffbirds, Toucans & Woodpeckers)
SPECIES: 23 out of 28 present in Argentina
197 photos: FAM. RAMPHASTIDAE: Toco Toucan (2), Spot-billed Toucanet (1), Saffron Toucanet (1), Chestnut-eared Aracari (1), FAM. BUCCONIDAE: Buff-bellied Puffbird (1), Spot-backed Puffbird (6), White-eared Puffbird (1), FAM. PICIDAE: White-barred Piculet (23), Ochre-collared Piculet (1), White Woodpecker (8), Yellow-fronted Woodpecker (1), White-fronted Woodpecker (19), Smoky-brown Woodpecker (2), White-spotted Woodpecker (1), Checkered Woodpecker (28), Striped Woodpecker (4), Dot-fronted Woodpecker (3), Golden-olive Woodpecker (1), Green-barred Woodpecker (formerly: Golden-breasted) (23), Chilean Flicker (6), Andean Flicker (1), Field Flicker (21), Blond-crested Woodpecker (2), Black-bodied Woodpecker (1), Lineated Woodpecker (1), Cream-backed Woodpecker (13), Magellanic Woodpecker (28),
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Passeriformes (Passerines - songbirds, perching birds) (see below)

Birds of the "Passerine" order It groups about 50% of bird species. These are grouped by family
Suborder SUBOSCINES
. FURNARII
  . Scleruridae (Leaftossers, Miners)
SPECIES: 5 out of 7 present in Argentina
34 photos: Rufous-breasted Leaftosser (1), Rufous-banded Miner (15), Puna Miner (2), Common Miner (7), Short-billed Miner (9)
   

Dendrocolaptidae (Woodcreepers)
SPECIES: 7 out of 12 present in Argentina
56 photos: Olivaceous Woodcreeper (2), Plain-brown Woodcreeper (1), Planalto Woodcreeper (1), Great Fufous Woodcreeper (1), Lesser Woodcreeper (1), Narrow-billed Woodcreeper (27), Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper (23)

   
Furnariidae (Horneros, Spinetails, Cinclodes, Earthcreepers, etc)
Broken down into 3 subfamilies (see below)
Here you can also read about the natural history of the family
      Philydorinae (Foliage-gleaners, Treerunners, some Earthcreepers)
SPECIES: 7 out of 12 present in Argentina
49 photos: Black-capped Foliage-gleaner (1), Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner (1), Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner (7), White-eyed Foliage-gleaner (1), Streaked Xenops (1), White-throated Treerunner (15), Band-tailed Earthcreeper (23)
      Furnariinae (Horneros, Cinclodes, Earthcreepers, etc.)
SPECIES: 13 out of 17 present in Argentina
214 photos: Rufous Hornero (66), Crested Hornero (5), Chaco Earthcreeper (11), Curve-billed Reedhaunter (32), Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper (1), Wren-like Rushbird (20), Bar-winged Cinclodes (31), Cream-winged Cinclodes (1), Dark-bellied Cinclodes (21), Grey-flanked Cinclodes (13), White-winged Cinclodes (2), Scale-throated Earthcreeper (7), Buff-breasted Earthcreeper (4)
      Synallaxinae (Pijuís, Espineros, Canasteros, Curutiés, etc.)
SPECIES: 30 out of 42 present in Argentina
484 photos: Thorn-tailed Rayadito (17),
Tufted Tit-Spinetail (22), Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail (10), Greater Thornbird (13), Freckle-breasted Thornbird (36), Little Thornbird (11), Rufous-fronted Thornbird (1), Lark-like Brushrunner (17), Firewood-gatherer (31), Brown Cacholote (19), White-throated Cacholote (10), Patagonian Canastero (18), Steinbach's Canastero (2), Short-billed Canastero (24), Lesser Canastero (22), Cordilleran Canastero (8), Creamy-breasted Canastero (7), Hudson's Canastero (8), Austral Canastero (4), Bay-capped Wren-Spinetail (11), Chicli Spinetail (22), Sooty-fronted Spinetail (12), Pale-breasted Spinetail (15), Rufous-capped Spinetail (2), Azara's Spinetail (1), Chotoy Spinetail (25), Yellow-chinned Spinetail (33), Stripe-crowned Spinetail (16), Sulphur-bearded Spinetail (30), Straight-billed Reedhaunter (27), Des Murs's Wiretail (10)
   
Thamnophilidae (Antshrikes, Antwrens, etc.)
SPECIES: 9 out of 18 present in Argentina
63 photos: Spot-backed Antshrike (1), Tufted Antshrike (2), Great Antshrike (13), Rufous-capped Antshrike (32), Variable Antshrike (11), Plain Antvireo (1), Rufous-winged Antwren (1), Streak-capped Antwren (1), White-shouldered Fire-eye (1)
    Conopophagidae (Gnateaters)
SPECIES: 1 of 1 present in Argentina
2 photos: Rufous Gnateater
   
Formicariidae (Antthrushes, Antpittas)
   
Rhinocryptidae (Gallitos, etc.)
SPECIES: 9 out of 11 present in Argentina
46 photos: Black-throated Huet-huet (2), Chestnut-throated Huet-huet (2), Chucao Tapaculo (5), Ochre-flanked Tapaculo (3), Magellanic (or Andean) Tapaculo (15), White-browed Tapaculo (1), Crested Gallito (9). Sandy Gallito (7), Olive-crowned Crescentchest (2)
  TYRANNI
   
Tyrannidae (Tyrants, Monjitas, Kiskadees, Flycatchers, etc.)
SPECIES: 83 out of approx. 124 present in Argentina
766 photos:
Many-coloured Rush Tyrant (21), Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet (18), Yellow-olive Flycatcher (1), Sclater's FLycatcher (1), Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant (8), White-throated Tyrannulet (2), Tufted Tit-Tyrant (14), Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant (4), Warbling Doradito (20), Crested Doradito (1), Sooty Tyrannulet (19), White-crested Tyrannulet (9), White-bellied (AKA Grey-crowned) Tyrannulet (6), Southern Beardless Tyranulet (11), Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant (11), Streamer-tailed Tyrant (19), Strange-tailed Tyrant (13), Great Kiskadee (14), Cattle Tyrant (13), Brown-crested Flycatcher (3), Swainson's Flycatcher (6), Short-crested Flycatcher (3), Dusky-capped Flycatcher (1), Rufous Casiornis (2), Yellow-browed Tyrant (15), Tropical Kingbird (10), Streaked Flycatcher (8), Crowned Slaty-Flycatcher (16), Fork-tailed Flycatcher (25), White-winged Black-Tyrant (6), Blue-billed Black-Tyrant (12), Cinereous Tyrant (2), Black Phoebe (6), Pied Water-Tyrant (12), White-headed Marsh Tyrant (31), Masked Water-Tyrant (9), Suiriri Flycatcher (8), Traill's (Willow, or Alder) Flycatcher (3), Cinnamon Flycatcher (2), Cliff Flycatcher (1), Bran-coloured Flycatcher (28), Euler's Flycatcher (4), Bearded Tachuri (29), Vermillion Flycatcher (33), Greater Wagtail-Tyrant (7), Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant (15), Cinnamon-bellied Ground-Tyrant (3), Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant (12), Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant (4), White-browed Gorund-Tyrant (9), Black-fronted Ground-Tyrant (2), Spot-billed Ground-Tyrnat (6), Great Shrike-Tyrant (2), Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant (3), Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant (11), Least Shrike-Tyrant (4), Austral Negrito (30), Rough-legged Tyrannulet (1), White-crested Elaenia (13), Short-billed Elaenia (23), Large Elaenia (2), Southern Scrub-Flycatcher (15), Spectacled Tyrant (22), Chocolate-vented Tyrant (19), Rusty-backed Monjita (9), Black-and-White Monjita (14), Grey Monjita (10), Black-crowned Monjita (10), White Monjita (33), Fire-eyed Diucon (17), Patagonian Tyrant (7), Three-striped Flycatcher (1), Boat-billed Flycatcher (1), Eared Pygmy-Tyrant (2), Fuscous Flycatcher (1), Seoia-capped Flycatcher (1), Greenish Tyrannulet (1), Gray-hooded Flycatcher (1), Sibilant Sirystes (2), Yellow Tyrannulet (1), Short-crested Flycatcher (1), Long-tailed Tyrant (1), Large-headed Flatbill (1), Greenish Elaenia (1)
    Cotingidae (Plantcutters, Fruitcrows, Bellbirds, etc.)
SPECIES: 2 out of approx. 5 present in Argentina
36 photos: White-tipped Plantcutter (30), Rufous-tailed Plantcutter (6)
   

Pipridae (Manakins)
SPECIES: 2 out of 3 present in Argentina
3 photos: White-bearded Manakin (1), Band-tailed Manakin (2)
   
Tityridae (Tityras, Becards, Xenopsaris, etc.)
SPECIES: 7 out of approx. 8 present in Argentina
45 photos: Black-crowned Tityra (1), Masked Tityra (2), Greenish Schiffornis (1), White-naped Xenopsaris (19), Green-backed Becard (1), White-winged Becard (19), Crested Becard (2)
Suborder PASSERES (OSCINES)
  CORVOIDEA
   
Corvidae (Jays)
SPECIES: 2 out of 3 present in Argentina
9 photos: Plush-crested Jay (8), Purplish Jay (1)
   
Vireonidae (Vireos, Peppershrikes)
SPECIES: 3 out of 3 present in Argentina
24 photos: Red-eyed Vireo (8), Rufous-crowned Greenlet (1), Rufous-browed Peppershrike (15)
  PASSERIDA
   
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
SPECIES: 11 out of 15 present in Argentina
104 photos: White-rumped Swallow (25), Chilean Swallow (12), Blue-and-white Swallow (9), Southern Martin (3), Grey-breasted Martin (7), Brown-chested Martin (15), combined (1), Barn Swallow (5), Bank Swallow (3), Cliff Swallow (15), Rough-winged Swallow (8), Tawny-headed Swallow (1)
   
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
SPECIES: 3 out of 4 present in Argentina
26 photos: House-Wren (16), Mountain Wren (1), Grass Wren (10)
   
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
SPECIES: 2 out of 2 present in Argentina16 photos:
Masked Gnatcatcher
(15), Cream-bellied Gnatcatcher (1)
    Donacobidae (Donacobius)
SPECIES: 1 out of 1 present in Argentina
13 photos: Black-capped Donacobius
   
Mimidae (Mockingbirds)
SPECIES: 4 out of 5 present in Argentina
45 photos: Chalk-browed Mockingbird (16), Patagonian Mockingbird (13), White-banded Mockingbird (9), Chilean Mockingbird (6)
   

Sturnidae (Starlings)
SPECIES: 2 out of 2 present in Argentina - BOTH ARE INTRODUCED SPECIES
12 photos: Crested Myna (4), European Starling (8)

   
Turdidae (Thrushes)
SPECIES: 6 out of 11 present in Argentina
70 photos: Rufous-bellied Thrush (21), Creamy-bellied Thrush (11), Pale-breasted Thrush (4), Austral Thrush (27), Chiguanco Thrush (6), Swainson's Thrush (1)
   
Motacillidae (Pipits)
SPECIES: 4 out of 8 present in Argentina
66 photos: Correndera Pipit (21), Yellowish Pipit (15), Short-billed Pipit (12), Hellmayr's Pipit (4), Pipit sp (14)
   
Thraupidae (Tanagers, Cardinals, Sierra-Finches, Warbling-Finches, Seedeaters, etc.)
SPECIES: 55 out of 86 present in Argentina (which includes 2 species not recognized by SACC, marked with *)
480 photos: Red-crested Cardinal (15), Yellow-billed Cardinal (16), Magpie Tanager (1), Orange-headed Tanager (1), Black-goggled Tanager (1), White-lined Tanager (22), Diademed Tanager (9), Fawn-breasted Tanager (9), Blue-and-yellow Tanager (12), Sayaca Tanager (21), Palm Tanager (3), Swallow Tanager (1), Bue Dacnis (1), Guira Tanager (1), Chestnut-vented Conebill (1), Rusty Flower-piercer (8), Gray-hooded Sierra-Finch (20), Patagonian Sierra-Finch (16), Mourning Sierra-Finch (15), Plumbeous Sierra-Finch (6), Carbonated Sierra-Finch (6), Band-tailed Sierra-Finch (9), Common Diuca-Finch (10), Yellow-bridled Finch (12), Black-crested Finch (2), Long-tailed Reed-Finch (18), Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch (20), Black-and-chestnut Warbling-Finch * (1), Rusty-browed Warbling-Finch (1), Cinnamon Warbling-Finch (1), Gray-throated Warbling-Finch, (13) Ringed Warbling-Finch (7), Black-capped Warbling-Finch (5), Greater Yellow-Finch (6), Greenish Yellow-Finch (7), Patagonian Yellow-Finch (11), Saffron Finch (23), Grassland Yellow-Finch (17), Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch (3), Lesser Grass-Finch (7), Great Pampa-Finch (23), Blue-black Grassquit (13), Rusty-collared Seedeater (8), Double-collared Seedeater (9), Tawny-bellied Seedeater (12), Dark-throated Seedeater (15), Marsh Seedeater (7), White-collared Seedeater = Narosky's Seedeater = Entre Ríos Seedeater = Zelich's Seedeater * (2), Rufous-rumped Seedeater (7), Chestnut Seedeater (11), Seedeater spp (6), Band-tailed Seedeater (3), Plain-colored Seedeater (1), Red-crested Finch (5), Yellow Cardinal (9), Bananaquit (1)
    Incertae Sedis (Saltators & allies)
SPECIES: 4 out of 6 present in Argentina
42 photos: Grayish Saltator (11), Green-winged Saltator (10), Golden-billed Saltator (10), Many-colored Chaco-Finch (11)
   
Emberizidae (Sparrows & allies)
SPECIES: 5 out of 7 present in Argentina
69 photos: Rufous-collared Sparrow (44), Grassland Sparrow (17), Stripe-crowned Sparrow (2), Saffron-billed Sparrow (1), White-browed Brush-Finch (1), Fulvous-headed Brush-Finch (1), Yellow-striped Brush-Finch (1), Common Bush-Tanager (1),
   
Cardinalidae (Grossbeaks & allies)
SPECIES: 5 of 6 present in Argentina
55 photos: Hepatic Tanager (11), Red-crowned Ant-Tanager (1), Black-backed Grosbeak (7), Glaucous-blue Grosbeak (22), Ultramarine Grossbeak (15)
   
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
SPECIES: 8 out of 10 present in Argentina
67 photos: Masked Yellowthroat (28), Tropical Parula (8), White-browed Warbler (11), Pale-legged Warbler (3), Riverside Warbler (1), Two-banded Warbler (2), Golden-crowned Warbler (10), Brown-capped Redstart (4)
   
Icteridae (Blackbirds, Cowbirds, Caciques, Meadowlarks)
SPECIES: 21 out of 23 present in Argentina
298 photos: Crested Oropendula (1), Solitary Black Cacique (12), Golden-winged Cacique (10), Red-rumped Cacique (1), Troupial (8), Epaulet Oriole (12), Chopi Blackbird (3), Austral Blackbird (11), Scarlet-headed Blackbird (38), Unicolored Blackbird (15), Yellow-winged Blackbird (9), Chestnut-capped Blackbird (25), Saffron-cowled Blackbird (35),Yellow-rumped Marshbird (14), Brown-and-yellow Marshbird (21), Bay-winged Cowbird (15), Screaming Cowbird (10), Shiny Cowbird (13), White-browed Blackbird (17), Long-tailed Meadowlark (21), Bobolink (5) - EXOTIC BLACKBIRDS: Venezuelan Troupial (4), Scrub Blackbird (1)
   
Fringillidae - subfamily Fringillinae (Siskins, Euphonias)
SPECIES: 3 out of 5 siskins present in Argentina + 2 exotic species
42 photos: Hooded Siskin (14), Black-chinned Siskin (13), Yellow-rumped Siskin (4)
EXOTIC SPECIES: European Greenfinch (6), European Goldfinch (5)
    Fringillidae - subfamily Euphoniinae (Euphonias)
SPECIES: 4 out of 6 present in Argentina
14 photos: Purple-throated Euphonia (10), Violaceous Euphonia (2), Chestnut-bellied Euphonia (1), Blue-naped Chlorophonia (1)
   
Passeridae (Sparrows)
SPECIES: 1 out of 1 present in Argentina
12 photos. House Sparrow

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