Birds beginning with Z

Zamboanga Bulbul - It is one of the species of Ixos that might warrant inclusion in the genus Hypsipetes – as long as this is kept separate from Ixos – as it may be a close relative of the Philippine Bulbul , which in turn is closely related to the type species of Hypsipetes, the Black Bulbul .
Zapata Rail - The Zapata Rail was discovered by Spanish zoologist Fermín Zanón Cervera in March 1927 in the Zapata Swamp near Santo Tomás, in the southern Matanzas province of Cuba. The swamp holds one other bird found nowhere else, the Zapata Wren, and also gives its name to the Zapata Sparrow. Due to ongoing habitat loss in its limited range, its small population size, and predation by introduced mammals and catfish, the Zapata Rail is evaluated as endangered on the IUCN Red List of threatened species. Tourism and climate change may pose threats in the future.
Zapata Sparrow - The Zapata Sparrow is confined and endemic to Cuba. It was discovered by Spanish zoologist, Fermín Zanón Cervera in March 1927 around Santo Tomás in Zapata Swamp and formally described by American herpetologist Thomas Barbour and his compatriot, ornithologist James Lee Peters in 1927.
Zapata Wren - Measuring about 16 centimetres in length, it is brown overall, though striped with black and with grayish underparts. Its tail is long.
Zebra dove - The native range of the species extends from Southern Thailand, Tenasserim and Peninsular Malaysia to the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Lombok. It may also be native in the Philippines.
Zebra Finch - The ground-dwelling Zebra Finch grows to a size of about 10 centimetres long and prefers to eat grass seeds. This species' vocalizations consist mostly of chattering trills and calls.
Zebra Waxbill - The Zebra Waxbill is found in grassland and savannas south of the Sahara in Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 10,000,000 km². This species is also introduced to other countries, eg.
Zenaida dove - The bird is resident and abundant over much of its range. Zenaida Doves are commonly hunted as a game bird. The Zenaida Dove is approximately 28–30 centimetres in length. It looks very similar to the Mourning Dove, but is smaller in size, has a shorter, more rounded tail, and is a bit more darkly colored. It is also distinguished from the Mourning Dove by showing white on the trailing edge of its wings in while in flight. The Mourning Dove does not have the white trailing edge.
Zigzag Heron - The Zigzag Heron is a species of heron in the Ardeidae family, also including egrets and bitterns. It is in the monotypic genus Zebrilus. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical swamps. The Zigzag Heron is a species of the entire Amazon Basin, east of the Andes cordillera, and the five bordering countries on the basin's western periphery, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. The range does not extend beyond the Orinoco River basin of Venezuela in the northwest, and in the east-northeast encompasses the Guianas; in the southeast Amazon Basin the range does not extend east of the Tapajós River drainage.
Zimmer's tapaculo - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and rocky areas.
Zimmer's Tody-Tyrant - Zimmer's Tody-Tyrant is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family.
Zimmerius acer - The Guianan Tyrannulet is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family, the tyrant flycatchers. It is found in forests in the east Amazon Basin and north-eastern Brazil. Until recently, it was considered a subspecies of the Slender-footed Tyrannulet.
Zitting Cisticola - It has a very wide breeding range including southern Europe, Africa outside the deserts and rainforest, and southern Asia down to northern Australia. It is mainly resident, but some East Asian populations migrate south to warmer areas in winter.
Zoothera imbricata - Zoothera imbricata is usually treated as a race of Z. dauma or the White's Thrush. It belongs in a group, possibly a superspecies, formed by that species and Z. lunulata, Z. heinei, Z. machiki, Z. talaseae, Z. margaretae etc, Z. imbricata being smaller, longer billed and rufous below.
Zoothera joiceyi - The Seram Thrush is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is endemic to montane rainforest on Seram in Indonesia. Traditionally, it has been considered a subspecies of the Buru Thrush, in which case the common name of the 'combined species' was Moluccan Thrush.
Zoothera leucolaema - The Enggano Thrush is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is endemic to rainforests on Enggano Island off Sumatra in Indonesia. It has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the Chestnut-capped Thrush.
Zoothera mendeni - The Red-and-black Thrush is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is endemic to forests on the Indonesian islands of Taliabu and Peleng. Traditionally, it has been considered a subspecies of the Red-backed Thrush.
Zosterops atricapilla - It can reach a length between nine and eleven centimetres and looks slightly similar to the Oriental White-eye. The forehead and the crown are blackish and its upperparts and underparts are darker than at the Oriental White-eye. The back is olive green and the iris is brown. The bill and the feet are coloured black. The voice is characterized by soft twitters.
Zosterops chloronothus - The Mauritius Olive White-eye is a very rare passerine from the family of white-eyes . It is endemic to the island of Mauritius.
Zosterops gibbsi - The Vanikoro White-eye differs from its geographically closest congener, the Santa Cruz White-eye , by several features including a much longer bill and different eye-ring and leg colouring.
Zosterops nehrkorni - Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Zosterops poliogastrus - The Montane White-eye , also known as the Broad-ringed White-eye, is a species of bird in the Zosteropidae family. It includes numerous subspecies, several of which are restricted to isolated mountains. Some of these are sometimes considered separate monotypic species, such as the Kulal White-eye , Taita White-eye , South Pare White-eye , Kikuyu White-eye , and Mbulu White-eye .
Zosterops stalkeri - It was formerly considered conspecific with Black-fronted White-eye, Zosterops minor, but work by Pamela C. Rasmussen and her colleagues showed that it is a separate species. The same research also confirmed the specific status of the Sangihe White-eye, Zosterops nehrkorni.