Grade: all
Subject: Science

#2691. South America - most common birds

Science, level: all
Posted Wed Sep 18 05:02:50 PDT 2002 by Zheljko Stanimirovic (
"Vukica Mitrovic" Elementary/Middle School, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Materials Required: Internet, encyclopedias, field guides, binoculars, notebooks and writing material
Activity Time: depending on curriculum
Concepts Taught: birds, biodiversity, systematics, South America

In many cases, students are instructed to write a report on certain kind of animal. Animals chosen should be those relevant to student's life. If students live in South America and do a report on birds, they should write about birds from their surroundings. Here is the list of most common birds of South America, so students can choose from it or be assigned. The list is compiled from transect data from all over the internet.

Ani, Smooth-billed
Caracara, Crested
Caracara, Yellow-headed
Cormorant, Neotropic (Olivaceous)
Cowbird, Shiny (Glossy)
Cuckoo, Guira
Cuckoo, Squirrel
Dacnis, Blue
Dove, Eared
Dove, Grey-fronted
Dove, Ruddy Ground
Dove, White-tipped
Egret, Cattle
Egret, Great White
Egret, Snowy
Flycatcher, Boat-billed
Flycatcher, Fork-tailed
Flycatcher, Social (Vermilion-crowned)
Flycatcher, Streaked
Grassquit, Blue-black
Hawk, Great Black
Hawk, Roadside
Hornero, Rufous
Jacana, Wattled
Kestrel, American
Kingbird, Tropical
Kingfisher, Amazon
Kingfisher, Ringed
Kiskadee, Greater
Kite, Swallow-tailed
Lapwing, Southern
Martin, Gray-breasted
Parakeet, White-eyed
Parrotlet, Blue-winged
Pauraque, Common
Sparrow, House
Sparrow, Rufous-collared
Swallow, Blue-and-white
Swallow, Southern Rough-winged
Swift, White-collared
Tanager, Palm
Tanager, Sayaca
Tanager, Silver-beaked
Thrush, Pale-breasted
Thrush, Rufous-bellied
Vulture, Black (American)
Vulture, Turkey
Woodnymph, Fork-tailed
Woodpecker, Lineated
Wren, House Southern
Xenops, Streaked