3 The Birds of Ecuador

The Birds of Ecuador

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The following images are a combination of two trips to Ecuador - a much-delayed trip to the Amazon Foothills and Andes Highlands in June of 2022, and a February, 2023 trip covering Southern Ecuador. There was surprisingly little overlap of birds seen on these two trips. Many thanks to Lifer Nature Tours, Juan Diego Vargas, Nelson Apolo Jaramillo, Brad Bumgarner, Bill Sharkey, and Indiana Audubon for making these amazing trips a reality.

Striated Heron

Cocoi Heron

Rufescent Tiger-heron (immature)

Horned Screamer

Torrent Duck

Comb Duck

Swallow-tailed Kite

Pearl Kite

Gray-headed Kite

Snail Kite (male)

Snail Kite (female)

Bicolored Hawk

Savannah Hawk

Variable Hawk

Gray-lined Hawk

Roadside Hawk

Black Caracara

Carunculated Caracara

Dark-backed Wood-quail

Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe

Bearded Guan

Speckled Chachalaca

Wattled Jacana

White-throated Quail-dove

Eared Dove

Pacific Parrotlet

El Oro Parakeet

White-necked Parakeet

Rose-faced Parrot

Red-masked Parakeet

Striped Cuckoo

Andean Pygmy-owl

Peruvian Pygmy-owl

White-whiskered Hermit

Green Hermit

Gray-chinned Hermit

Purple-bibbed Whitetip

Rufous-vented Whitetip

Green-fronted Lancebill

Speckled Hummingbird

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Spangled Coquette (immature)

Wire-crested Thorntail

Green Thorntail

Napo Sabrewing

Booted Racket-tail

Purple-throated Woodstar

White-bellied Woodstar

White-necked Jacobin

Brown Violetear

Sparkling Violetear

Lesser Violetear

White-vented Plumeleteer

Fawn-breasted Brilliant

Violet-fronted Brilliant

Green-crowned Brilliant

Black-throated Brilliant

Empress Brilliant

Long-billed Starthroat

Black-throated Mango

Gould's Jewelfront

Many-spotted Hummingbird

Glittering-throated Emerald

Amazilia Hummingbird

Andean Emerald

Golden-tailed Sapphire

Fork-tailed Woodnymph

Western Emerald

Violet-bellied Hummingbird

Blue-tailed Emerald

Blue-throated Hillstar

Black-tailed Trainbearer

Long-tailed Sylph

Violet-tailed Sylph

Buff-tailed Coronet

Chestnut-breasted Coronet

Velvet-purple Coronet

Glowing Puffleg

Viridian Metaltail

Tyrian Metaltail

Neblina Metaltail

Rufous-capped Thornbill

Rainbow-bearded Thornbill

Amethyst-throated Sunangel

Little Sunangel

Tourmaline Sunangel

Purple-throated Sunangel

Giant Hummingbird

Shining Sunbeam

Great Sapphirewing

Sword-billed Hummingbird

Bronzy Inca

Brown Inca

Collared Inca

Buff-winged Starfrontlet

Rainbow Starfrontlet

Blue-tailed Trogon

Green-backed Trogon

Masked Trogon

Ecuadorian Trogon

Gartered Trogon

Guayaquil Woodpecker

Golden-headed Quetzal

Rufous Motmot

Broad-billed Motmot

Whooping Motmot

Turquoise Jay

Green Jay (Inca form)

White-tailed Jay

Barred Puffbird

Orange-fronted Barbet

Red-headed Barbet

Toucan Barbet

Crimson-rumped Toucanet

Plate-billed Mountain-toucan

Gray-breasted Mountain-toucan

Yellow-throated Toucan

Crimson-mantled Woodpecker

Ecuadorian Piculet

Scarlet-backed Woodpecker

Olivaceous Woodcreeper

Strong-billed Woodcreeper

Montane Woodcreeper

Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner

Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner

Buffy Tuftedcheek

Chestnut-winged Cinclodes

Pale-legged Hornero

Collared Antshrike

Chapman's Antshrike

Peruvian Warbling Antbird

Crescent-faced Antpitta

Ochre-breasted Antpitta

Giant Antpitta

Moustached Antpitta

Plain-backed Antpitta

Watkins's Antpitta

Equitorial Antpitta

Yellow-breasted Antpitta

Jocotoco Antpitta

Southern Beardless Tyrannulet

Peruvian Tyrannulet

Slaty-capped Flycatcher

Sierran Elaenia

Agile Tit-tyrant

Rufous-tailed Tyrant

Orange-banded Flycatcher

Smoky Bush-tyrant

Olive-striped Flycatcher

Marble-faced Bristle-tyrant

Rufous-crowned Tody-flycatcher

Cinnamon Flycatcher

Cliff Flycatcher

Ornate Flycatcher

Smoke-colored Pewee

Vermilion Flycatcher

Pale-edged Flycatcher

Golden-crowned Flycatcher

Black-billed Peppershrike

Rufous-breasted Chat-tyrant

Ochraceous Attila

Lemon-browed Flycatcher

Slaty Becard

Masked Tityra

Red-crested Cotinga

Barred Fruiteater

Andean Cock-of-the-rock (eastern form)

Andean Cock-of-the-rock (western form)

Long-wattled Umbrellabird

Golden-headed Manakin

Mountain Wren

Long-tailed Mockingbird

White-browed Gnatcatcher

Black-capped Donacobius

Great Thrush

Golden-rumped Euphonia

Thick-billed Euphonia

Orange-bellied Euphonia

Chestnut-capped Brushfinch

Tropical Parula

Spectacled Redstart

Three-striped Warbler

Russet-crowned Warbler

Gray-and-gold Warbler

Black-faced Dacnis

Scarlet-breasted Dacnis

Masked Flowerpiercer

Glossy Flowerpiercer

Black Flowerpiercer

Deep-blue Flowerpiercer

Green Honeycreeper

Golden-collared Honeycreeper

Swallow Tanager

Paradise Tanager

Magpie Tanager

Flame-rumped Tanager

Silver-beaked Tanager

Moss-backed Tanager

Blue-winged Mountain-tanager

Black-chinned Mountain-tanager

Blue-and-yellow Tanager

Glistening-green Tanager

Rufous-throated Tanager

Golden-naped Tanager

Blue-necked Tanager

Beryl-spangled Tanager

Rufous-winged Tanager

Flame-faced Tanager

Golden Tanager

Guira Tanager

Orange-eared Tanager

Golden-eared Tanager

Silvery Tanager

Golden-crowned Tanager

Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager

Yellow-throated Chlorospingus

Dusky Chlorospingus

Saffron Finch

Streaked Saltator

Black-winged Saltator

Slate-colored Grosbeak

Crimson-breasted Finch

Yellow-breasted Brush-finch

White-headed Brush-finch

Crested Oropendola

Russet-backed Oropendola

Peruvian Meadowlark

Yellow-tailed Oriole

Red-crested Finch

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