Endemic Animals of Venezuela








Crotalus durissus unicolor
Crotalus durissus unicolor
Common names: Aruba rattlesnake, Aruba island rattlesnake, Cascabel . Crotalus unicolor is a venomous pitviper species found only on the Caribbean island of Aruba, off the coast of Venezuela. It is sometimes still classified as a subspecies of Crotalus durissus.
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Crotalus durissus unicolor
Venezuelan parakeet
Venezuelan parakeet
The Venezuelan parakeet or Emma's conure is a bird in the parrot family Psittacidae. It was formerly considered conspecific with the white-eared parakeet .
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Venezuelan parakeet
Tepui tinamou
Tepui tinamou
The tepui tinamou is a type of ground bird found in montane moist forest on tepuis, in southeastern Venezuela.
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Tepui tinamou
Venezuelan sylph
Venezuelan sylph
The Venezuelan sylph is a small bird in the hummingbird family, Trochilidae. It is restricted to the eastern Venezuelan Coastal Range and is classed as an endangered species by BirdLife International. It is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of the long-tailed sylph .
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Venezuelan sylph
Táchira antpitta
Táchira antpitta
The Táchira antpitta is a cryptic bird species. It is placed in the family Grallariidae. Until 2016 this species had not been sighted since 1956, and was thought possibly extinct. However, in June 2016, scientists rediscovered the Táchira antpitta in Venezuela's El Tamá National Park.
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Táchira antpitta
Purplish honeycreeper
Purplish honeycreeper
The purplish honeycreeper is a bird in the Thraupidae, or tanager family. It is known only from the type specimen, a trade-skin held in the British Museum, and is thought to be an intergeneric hybrid between the green honeycreeper and either the red-legged honeycreeper or the blue dacnis, though Hellmayr, in his Catalogue of birds of the Americas and the adjacent islands, considered it a good species.
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Purplish honeycreeper
Mérida wren
Mérida wren
The Mérida wren, or paramo wren, is a species of bird in the family Troglodytidae. It is endemic to Venezuela.
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Mérida wren
Sucre antpitta
Sucre antpitta
The Sucre antpitta is a species of bird placed in the family Grallariidae.
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Sucre antpitta
Ashy-tailed swift
Ashy-tailed swift
The ashy-tailed swift is a swift which is endemic to northern and central Venezuela.
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Ashy-tailed swift
Slaty-backed hemispingus
Slaty-backed hemispingus
The slaty-backed hemispingus is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae that is endemic to Venezuela.
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Slaty-backed hemispingus
Duida grass finch
Duida grass finch
The Duida grass finch is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae.
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Duida grass finch
Urich's tyrannulet
Urich's tyrannulet
Urich's tyrannulet is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is endemic to Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Urich's tyrannulet
Grey-naped antpitta
Grey-naped antpitta
The grey-naped antpitta is a species of bird in the family Grallariidae. It is endemic to Venezuela.
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Grey-naped antpitta
Grey-headed warbler
Grey-headed warbler
The grey-headed warbler is a species of bird in the family Parulidae. It is endemic to Venezuela.
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Grey-headed warbler
Caracas brushfinch
Caracas brushfinch
The Caracas brushfinch is a species of bird in the family Passerellidae.
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Caracas brushfinch
Rose-crowned parakeet
Rose-crowned parakeet
The rose-crowned parakeet, also known as the rose-headed parakeet, rose-crowned conure or rose-headed conure, is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae and genus Pyrrhura. It is endemic to Venezuela.
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Rose-crowned parakeet
Carrizal seedeater
Carrizal seedeater
The Carrizal seedeater is a species of bird in the family Cardinalidae, the cardinals or cardinal grosbeaks. It is endemic to Venezuela.
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Carrizal seedeater
Scissor-tailed hummingbird
Scissor-tailed hummingbird
The scissor-tailed hummingbird is a bird species in the family Trochilidae, the only member of the genus Hylonympha.
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Scissor-tailed hummingbird
Golden tanager
Golden tanager
The golden tanager is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is widespread and often common in highland forests of the Andes and Venezuelan Coastal Range in north-western South America.
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Golden tanager
Venezuelan wood quail
Venezuelan wood quail
The Venezuelan wood quail is a bird species in the family Odontophoridae, the New World quail. It is found in the Venezuelan Coastal Range.
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Venezuelan wood quail
Black-dotted piculet
Black-dotted piculet
The black-dotted piculet, also known as the black-spotted piculet, is a Venezuelan endemic species of bird in the Picidae, or woodpecker family. Its taxonomic status is controversial.
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Black-dotted piculet
White-bearded helmetcrest
White-bearded helmetcrest
The white-bearded helmetcrest is a species of hummingbird found in northwestern Venezuela. The IUCN Red List has classed the species as Least Concern in July 2014.
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White-bearded helmetcrest
Blood-eared parakeet
Blood-eared parakeet
The blood-eared parakeet or red-eared parakeet is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is endemic to the Venezuelan Coastal Range.
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Blood-eared parakeet
Plain-flanked rail
Plain-flanked rail
The plain-flanked rail is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is endemic to Venezuela.
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Plain-flanked rail
Handsome fruiteater
Handsome fruiteater
The handsome fruiteater is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae. It is endemic to coastal mountains of northern Venezuela. Two populations of the species live in the northern mountainous regions, separated by 400 km . Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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Handsome fruiteater
Rusty-flanked crake
Rusty-flanked crake
The rusty-flanked crake is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is endemic to Venezuela.
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Rusty-flanked crake
Venezuelan flowerpiercer
Venezuelan flowerpiercer
The Venezuelan flowerpiercer is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is endemic to Venezuela.
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Venezuelan flowerpiercer
Blackish chat-tyrant
Blackish chat-tyrant
The blackish chat-tyrant is a species of passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It is found in eastern Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.
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Blackish chat-tyrant
Scallop-breasted antpitta
Scallop-breasted antpitta
The scallop-breasted antpitta is a species of bird in the family Grallariidae. It is endemic to the Venezuelan Coastal Range.
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Scallop-breasted antpitta
Mérida sunangel
Mérida sunangel
The Mérida sunangel is a hummingbird endemic to Venezuela. It is closely related to the amethyst-throated sunangel, and species limits in this complex are unclear. The American Ornithological Society has not recognized the split from it.
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Mérida sunangel
Guaiquinima whitestart
Guaiquinima whitestart
The Guaiquinima whitestart, also known as the Guaiquinima redstart, saffron-breasted whitestart or saffron-breasted redstart, is a species of bird in the family Parulidae. It is endemic to humid highland forests on Cerro Guaiquinima in south-eastern Venezuela. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Guaiquinima whitestart
Rufous-cheeked tanager
Rufous-cheeked tanager
The rufous-cheeked tanager is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae, the tanagers. It is endemic to Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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Rufous-cheeked tanager
Caracas tapaculo
Caracas tapaculo
The Caracas tapaculo is a species of bird in the family Rhinocryptidae. It is endemic to Venezuela.
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Caracas tapaculo
Paria whitestart
Paria whitestart
The Paria whitestart, also known as the Paria redstart, yellow-faced whitestart or yellow-faced redstart, is a species of bird in the family Parulidae. It is endemic to the Paria Peninsula in Venezuela, where it occurs in humid forests, especially near the edge. It is threatened by on-going habitat loss within its tiny range.
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Paria whitestart
Maracaibo tody-flycatcher
Maracaibo tody-flycatcher
The Maracaibo tody-flycatcher, also known as the short-tailed tody-flycatcher, is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is endemic to arid scrub in the region near Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. It has formerly been considered a subspecies of the common tody-flycatcher, which it resembles.
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Maracaibo tody-flycatcher
Mérida tapaculo
Mérida tapaculo
The Mérida tapaculo is a species of bird in the family Rhinocryptidae. It is endemic to Venezuela.
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Mérida tapaculo
Mérida flowerpiercer
Mérida flowerpiercer
The Mérida flowerpiercer is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is endemic to Venezuela.
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Mérida flowerpiercer
White-throated barbtail
White-throated barbtail
The white-throated barbtail is a species of bird in the family Furnariidae. It is endemic to Venezuela.
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White-throated barbtail
Golden starfrontlet
Golden starfrontlet
The golden starfrontlet or golden-tailed starfrontlet, is usually considered a subspecies of hummingbird endemic to Venezuela. It is often considered a subspecies of the golden-bellied starfrontlet, C. bonapartei.
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Golden starfrontlet
Guttulate foliage-gleaner
Guttulate foliage-gleaner
The guttulate foliage-gleaner is a species of bird in the family Furnariidae. Until it was pointed out that the word guttulated does not exist in English, it was widely referred to as the guttulated foliage-gleaner. It is endemic to humid forest growing in the Venezuelan Coastal Range.
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Guttulate foliage-gleaner
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