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August 2, 2018

Mindo Birding Day Two

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The Yellow House

Up before 7am in the morning. It is dark and overcast. I head down the road on the way to the Yellow House, which has a few bird trails and some bird feeders. But it starts drizzling and just a little bit too hard to continue. So I stop and have breakfast at a local tienda. Coffee and scrambled eggs. Yumm. By the time I have finished my breakfast the rain has stopped so I carry on up to the Yellow House. It costs $6 for entrance.

hook-billed kite
hook-billed kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus)

This Hook-billed Kite had me going for a while. I thought it was a Roadside Hawk with a weird head.

common black hawk
common black hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus)

The main reason for this identification is the length of the legs in relation to the tail. But I am not real confident about it. It coudld have been a Great Black Hawk – Buteogallus urubitinga but the white stripe on top of the tail did not fit.

FAWN-BREASTED TANAGER
FAWN-BREASTED TANAGER (Pipraeidea melanonota)

The Fawn-breasted Tanager has a purple top of head, black mask, red eye and white tummy. I think it is a juvenile because of the white tummy. They are very similar to the masked flowerpiercer.

Crimson-rumped Toucanet
Crimson-rumped Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus) Tucanete Lomirrojo

Slaty-capped Flycatcher
Slaty-capped Flycatcher (Leptopogon superciliaris) Mosquerito Gorripizarro

Choco Tyrannulet
Choco Tyrannulet (Zimmerius albigularis)

Strong-billed Woodcreeper
Strong-billed Woodcreeper (Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus) Tepatroncos Piquifuerte

This might be a Montane Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger).

Swallow Tanager - female
Swallow Tanager(Tersina viridis) Azulejo Tersina – female

Mindo Bird List

Slaty-capped Flycatcher (Leptopogon superciliaris) Mosquerito Gorripizarro ????
Swallow Tanager(Tersina viridis) Azulejo Tersina – female – green ????
Choco Tyrannulet (Zimmerius albigularis)
Crimson-rumped Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus) Tucanete Lomirrojo
Strong-billed Woodcreeper (Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus) Tepatroncos Piquifuerte
hook-billed kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus)
common black hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus)
FAWN-BREASTED TANAGER (Pipraeidea melanonota)
Buff-throated Saltator
Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris) Gavilan Campestre
Lemon-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus icteronotus) Tangara Lomilimon
Palm Tanager
Bananquit
Shiny Cowbird
Bronze-winged Parrot
Cattle Egret

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