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August 24, 2018

Vilcabamba Morning

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Vilcabamba – Ecuador – Day Two

Second day in Vilcabamba. I wake up at 6.30am and get out the door at 7am. I walk down the hill towards the “senderos” by the river and cross the bridge to the Rumi Wilco trail. The sun is still behind the hill so there is not much stirring. I go back down to the tracks along the river where there is a bit more sun.

Fasciated Wren
Fasciated Wren (Campylorhynchus fasciatus)

I was lucky to spot some Fasciated Wrens on a wire going down to the river. They remind me so much of our Australian babblers. They sound and squabble like them. Adorable little things, they are.

Fasciated Wren
Fasciated Wren (Campylorhynchus fasciatus)

They are so nice I have to post two photos of them. The Spanish name is Cucarachero Ondeado.

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

A better photo than the one yesterday. He was foraging on the trail along the river.

Groove-billed Ani
Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)

They are so ugly but I like them. Almost seem prehistoric to me.

Boat-billed Flycatcher
Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua)

Scrub Blackbird
Scrub Blackbird (Dives warszewiczi)

Very bad photo of this Scrub Blackbird in a dark tree with backlighting. A recipe for crap photos.

Vilcabamba bird list

Fasciated Wren (Campylorhynchus fasciatus) – Cucarachero Ondeado
Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
Pale-billed Hornero (Furnarius leucopus )
Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua)
Scrub Blackbird (Dives warszewiczi)

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