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August 24, 2018

Andean Birding near the Peru border

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Vilcabamba – Ecuador

I had a big bus ride today from Cuenca to Loja and then changed buses to Vilcabamba. I was going from about seven in the morning until two in the afternoon.

Fasciated Wren
Fasciated Wren (Campylorhynchus fasciatus)

I first went along the track past the Rio Chamba. Then I crossed to the other side and made it to the track near Rumihuilco or as it has been anglicised to Rumi Wilco.

Plumbeous-backed Thrush
Plumbeous-backed Thrush (Turdus reevei)

Golden-Olive Woodpecker
Golden-Olive Woodpecker (Colaptes rubiginosus rubripileus)

Loja Hummingbird
Loja Hummingbird (Amazilia alticola)

hummingbird
purple-collared woodstar (Myrtis fanny) – maybe?

At first I thought it was a Gray-chinned hermit (Phaethornis griseogularis) , but the bill is too straight. I have no idea what it is. Edit: maybe purple-collared woodstar (Myrtis fanny)???

Pale-billed Hornero
Pale-billed Hornero (Furnarius leucopus )

Andean Slaty-thrush
Andean Slaty-thrush (Turdus nigriceps )

Southern Yellow-Grosbeak
Southern Yellow-Grosbeak (Pheucticus chrysogaster )

Vilcabamba bird list

Plumbeous-backed Thrush (Turdus reevei)
Fasciated Wren (Campylorhynchus fasciatus)
Golden-Olive Woodpecker (Colaptes rubiginosus rubripileus)
Loja Hummingbird (Amazilia alticola) ???
purple-collared woodstar (Myrtis fanny)
Pale-billed Hornero (Furnarius leucopus )
Andean Slaty-thrush (Turdus nigriceps )
Southern Yellow-Grosbeak (Pheucticus chrysogaster )
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans )
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
Saffron Finch
Blue-gray Tanager
Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)

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