A birdwatching trip to Ecuador in October 2001 - Andes to Amazon! The humming bird here is the Andean Emerald. On the left is a view of  Volcanes Illiniza (5,266m) and on the right is Gorzacocha, an oxbow lake off the Rio Napo, in the Amazon basin. All photos (C) Ruth Traynor.

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Double-toothed Hawk. Photo: Ruth TraynorTrip List : Amazon basin
La Selva and the Rio Napo
13 - 16 October 2001: 178 species

Great Tinamou (Tinamus major)
Cinereous Tinamou (Crypturellus cinereus)
Variegated Tinamou (Crypturellus variegatus)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)
Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Rufescent Tiger-heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
Zigzag Heron (Zebrilus undulatus)
American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes melambrotus)
Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus)
Black-faced Hawk (Leucopternis melanops)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Black Caracara (Daptrius ater)
Red-throated Caracara (Daptrius americanus)
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima)
Speckled Chachalaca (Ortalis (motmot) guttata)
Blue-throated Piping-guan (Pipile (pipile) cumanensis)
Marbled Wood-quail (Odontophorus gujanensis)
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Spotted Sandpiper (Tringa (hypoleucos) macularia)
Yellow-billed Tern (Sterna superciliaris)
Plumbeous Pigeon (Columba plumbea)
Ruddy Pigeon (Columba subvinacea)
Grey-fronted Dove (Leptotila rufaxilla)
Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)
Red-bellied Macaw (Ara manilata)
Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii)
Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera)
Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetii)
Black-headed Parrot (Pionites melanocephala)
Blue-headed Parrot (Pionus menstruus)
Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala)
Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica)
Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin)
Greater Ani (Crotophaga major)
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
Tawny-bellied Screech-owl (Otus watsonii)
Ferruginous Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum)
Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis)
Long-tailed Potoo (Nyctibius aethereus longicaudatus)
Sand-coloured Nighthawk (Chordeiles rupestris)
Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
Ladder-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca)
Short-tailed Swift (Chaetura brachyura)
Straight-billed Hermit (Phaethornis bourcieri)
Olive-spotted Hummingbird (Leucippus chlorocercus)
Black-tailed Trogon (Trogon melanurus)
White-eyed Trogon (Trogon comptus)
Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus)
Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus)
Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquata)
Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda)
Broad-billed Motmot (Electron platyrhynchum)
Rufous Motmot (Baryphthengus (ruficapillus) martii)
Blue-diademed Motmot (Momotus momota)
White-chinned Jacamar (Galbula tombacea)
Purplish Jacamar (Galbula chalcothorax)
White-chested Puffbird (Malacoptila fusca)
Brown Nunlet (Nonnula brunnea)
White-faced Nunbird (Hapaloptila castanea)
Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons)
Swallow-wing (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
Scarlet-crowned Barbet (Capito aurovirens)
Black-spotted Barbet (Capito niger)
Lettered Aracari (Pteroglossus (viridis) inscriptus)
Ivory-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus azara)
Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)
Many-banded Aracari (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)
Golden-collared Toucanet (Selenidera reinwardtii)
Yellow-ridged Toucan (Ramphastos (vitellinus) culminatus)
Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos (tucanus) cuvieri)
Lafresnaye's Piculet (Picumnus lafresnayi)
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cruentatus)
Little Woodpecker (Veniliornis passerinus)
Scaly-breasted Woodpecker (Celeus grammicus)
Chestnut Woodpecker (Celeus elegans)
Cream-coloured Woodpecker (Celeus flavus)
Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus)
Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos)
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper (Glyphorynchus spirurus)
Long-billed Woodcreeper (Nasica longirostris)
Buff-throated Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus guttatus)
Lesser Hornero (Furnarius minor)
White-bellied Spinetail (Synallaxis propinqua)
Orange-fronted Plushcrown (Metopothrix aurantiacus)
Point-tailed Palmcreeper (Berlepschia rikeri)
Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleaner (Philydor ruficaudatus)
Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner (Automolus infuscatus)
Black-tailed Leaftosser (Sclerurus caudacutus)
Great Antshrike (Taraba major)
Cocha Antshrike (Thamnophilus praecox)
Plain-winged Antshrike (Thamnophilus schistaceus)
Mouse-coloured Antshrike (Thamnophilus murinus)
Dusky-throated Antshrike (Thamnomanes ardesiacus)
Cinereous Antshrike (Thamnomanes caesius)
Grey Antwren (Myrmotherula menetriesii)
Grey Antbird (Cercomacra cinerascens)
Black-faced Antbird (Myrmoborus myotherinus)
Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis cantator)
Black-and-white Antbird (Myrmochanes hemileucus)
Spot-winged Antbird (Percnostola leucostigma)
Sooty Antbird (Myrmeciza fortis)
White-plumed Antbird (Pithys albifrons)
Dot-backed Antbird (Hylophylax punctulata)
Scale-backed Antbird (Hylophylax poecilonota)
Black-faced Antthrush (Formicarius analis)
Rusty-belted Tapaculo (Liosceles thoracicus)
Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans)
Plum-throated Cotinga (Cotinga (cotinga) maynana)
Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana)
Bare-necked Fruitcrow (Gymnoderus foetidus)
Purple-throated Fruitcrow (Querula purpurata)
Wire-tailed Manakin (Pipra filicauda)
Golden-headed Manakin (Pipra erythrocephala)
Blue-crowned Manakin (Pipra coronata)
Orange-crested Manakin (Heterocercus (flavivertex) aurantiivertex)
Wing-barred Manakin (Piprites chloris)
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher (Mionectes oleagineus)
Amazonian Scrub-flycatcher (Sublegatus (modestus) obscurior)
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet (Tyrannulus elatus)
Drab Water-tyrant (Ochthornis littoralis)
Cinnamon Attila (Attila cinnamomeus)
Cinereous Mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra)
Sirystes (Sirystes sibilator)
Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Variegated Flycatcher (Empidonomus varius)
Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua)
Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)
Grey-capped Flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis)
Piratic Flycatcher (Legatus leucophaius)
Lesser Kiskadee (Philohydor lictor)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Black-capped Becard (Pachyramphus (albogriseus) marginatus)
Black-tailed Tityra (Tityra cayana)
White-winged Swallow (Tachycineta albiventer)
Grey-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea)
White-banded Swallow (Atticora fasciata)
Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapillus)
Southern Nightingale-wren (Microcerculus marginatus)
Black-billed Thrush (Turdus ignobilis)
Lawrence's Thrush (Turdus lawrencii)
Violaceous Jay (Cyanocorax violaceus)
Fulvous-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus surinamus)
Masked Crimson Tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis)
Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)
Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster)
Rufous-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia rufiventris)
Turquoise Tanager (Tangara mexicana)
Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis)
Green-and-gold Tanager (Tangara schrankii)
Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara gyrola)
Opal-rumped Tanager (Tangara velia)
Opal-crowned Tanager (Tangara callophrys)
Black-faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata)
Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza)
Yellow-browed Sparrow (Ammodramus aurifrons)
Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis)
Variable Seedeater (Sporophila (americana) corvina)
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila castaneiventris)
Slate-coloured Grosbeak (Saltator grossus)
Greyish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens)
Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus)
Russet-backed Oropendola (Psarocolius angustifrons alfredi)
Yellow-rumped Cacique (Cacicus cela)
Oriole Blackbird (Gymnomystax mexicanus)
Giant Cowbird (Scaphidura oryzivora)

 

   

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