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North and Central Peru 1998
February 13, 2004
Jon Hornbuckle

BIRDING IN NORTH AND CENTRAL PERU

18 AUG – 13 SEPT 1998

For some 15 years most of northern Peru was too dangerous for birding but with the demise of the Shining Path, it has now become feasible to visit this stronghold of rare endemic birds. I joined friends on a tour of northern Peru after fieldwork in Bolivia. The trip was organised completely and led for the first 2 weeks by Gunnar Engblom. It was very successful for sightings but gruelling logistically, partly due to poor road conditions. Highlights included an adult male Magnificent Spatuletail, Orange-throated Tanager, Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager, Great Spinetail, Royal Sunangel and all the Inca-Finches.

What follows are my notes and species list, as a full site report is promised in due course by other members of the party.

ITINERARY

August 19: fly Lima – Tumbes. Puerto Pisarro late afternoon (Tumbes Swallow, Cinereous Finch).

August 20: 04.00-21.00 Tumbes – Tumbes National Forest (Red-masked Parrot, Peruvian Screech-Owl, Slaty Becard) – Piura, stopping on coast at Canoas (storm-petrels).

August 21: 04.45-23.30 Piura – Olmos, abortive search for White-winged Guan at Querpon and San Isidro (Tumbes Tyrant, Tumbes Sparrow).

August 22: 04.45-23.00 Olmos – Refan, Chiclayo (Peruvian Plantcutter, Rufous Flycatcher) – Jaen.

August 23: 06.00-20.00 Jaen (Little Inca Finch, Maraņon Crescentchest, Chinchipe Spinetail).

August 24: 05.15–00.30 Jaen - Oracuzar.

August 25: 05.30-03.00 Oracuzar (Orange-throated Tanager, Fiery-throated Fruiteater, Black Bushbird) – Bagua Grande.

August 26: 07.30-18.30 Bagua Grande - Pomacocha.(Marvellous Spatulatetail).

August 27: 05.00-19.00 Pomacocha - Abra Patricia (Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Bar-winged Wood-Wren, Yellow-scarfed Tanager) - Afluentes.

August 28: 04.20-22.00 Abra Patricia – Afluentes area (Royal Sunangel, Emerald-bellied Puffleg, Black-streaked Puffbird, Huallaga Tanager).

August 29: 05.15-17.00 Abra Patricia – Chachapoyas (Buff-bellied Tanager).

August 30: 06.00-19.15 Chachapoyas – Leimebamba – Balsas.

August 31: 05.00-20.15 Balsas - El Limon (Grey-winged Inca-Finch, Chestnut-backed Thornbird) – Celendin – Cajamarca.

September 1: 03.00-21.00 Cajamarca – Chagual (Buff-bridled Inca-Finch).

September 2: 06.00-06.00 Chagual - El Molino (Great Spinetail, Yellow-faced Parrotlet, Purple-backed Sunbeam, Rufous-backed Inca-Finch) – Aricapampa – Trujillo.

September 3: 06.00-11.30 Trujillo – Huarmay (vehicle repairs).

September 4: 01.00-00.30 Huarmay – San Damian (Russet-bellied Spinetail, Piura Chat-Tyrant, Great Inca Finch) – Huarmay - Caraz.

September 5: 05.30-17.30 Caraz:- Llanganuco lagoons and Polylepis forest. (White-cheeked Cotinga, Plain-tailed Warbling-Finch).

September 6: 05.00-23.45 Caraz – Seques Pampa (Canyon Canastero) – Lomas de Lachay - Chosica.

September 7: 05.00-23.30 Chosica – Marcopomacocha (Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, White-bellied Cinclodes, Black-breasted Hillstar, Junin Canastero) – Junin.

September 8: 06.00-21.15 Junin (Puna Grebe) – Huanuco.

September 9: 04.45-19.30 Huanuco - Paty Trail (Masked Fruiteater) – Acomayo.

September 10: 05.15-17.45 Bosque Onchog (Pardusco, Golden-backed Mountain Tanager, Coppery Metaltail).

September 11: 05.15-21.00 Acomayo - Paty Trail (Masked Saltator, Inca Flycatcher, Peruvian Wren) – Junin.

September 12: 05.15-19.30 Junin – Chosica.

September 13: 04.15-15.30 Chosica - Lomas de Lachay (Thick-billed & Greyish Miners, Cactus Canastero) – Lima.

21.00 flight to Madrid and London.

 

SYSTEMATIC LIST OF BIRDS

Taxonomy, names and sequence based on Birds of the World: A Checklist by JF Clements (1991) except where indicated. Species with English names in capitals are classed as Threatened by BirdLife and those with Latin names in capitals are Near-threatened.

Brown Tinamou, Crypturellus obsoletus 1 on trail at Abra Patricia pass

Pale-browed Tinamou, CRYPTURELLUS TRANSFASCIATUS Heard Tumbes National Forest and 1 unseen bird flushed.

Tataupa Tinamou, Crypturellus tataupa 1 heard Jaen

Ornate Tinamou, Nothoprocta ornata 2 L Junin

Andean Tinamou, Nothoprocta pentlandii 2 San Damian & Paty Trail

Curve-billed Tinamou, Nothoprocta curvirostris 1 on road below BO

Darwinīs Nothura, Nothura darwinii 2 small tinamous at Lomas de Lachay appeared to be this sp.

White-tufted Grebe, Rollandia rolland Fairly common at L Junin and a few on waters elsewhere

Silvery Grebe, Podiceps occipitalis Numerous at L Junin

PUNA GREBE, Podiceps taczanowskii An adult and an imm. and 1 or 2 other adults L Junin

Sooty Shearwater, Puffinus griseus 100+ Canoas

Wilsonīs Storm-Petrel, Oceanites oceanicus 10+ Canoas

Black/ Markhamīs Storm-Petrel, Oceanodroma melania/ markhami] 1 Canoas harbour

Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens 500+ Puerto Pisarro, 100+ Canoas

Blue-footed Booby, Sula nebouxii 500+ Canoas

Peruvian Booby, Sula variegata 50 Chancay

Neotropic Cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus 4 Puerto Pisarro, 6 Chancay

Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis 20+ Puerto Pisarro, 500+ Canoas

Peruvian Pelican, Pelecanus thagus 20 Chancay

Andean Duck, Oxyura ferruginea Few L Junin and L Llanganuco

Andean Goose, Chloephaga melanoptera Fairly common near most upland waters

Torrent Duck, Merganetta armata Singles at Abra Patricia and above San Mateo (3450m)

Speckled Teal, Anas flavirostris Common L Junin and several elsewhere in the Andes

Crested Duck, Anas specularioides Common L Junin, 10 L Llanganuco

Yellow-billed Pintail, Anas georgica Few L Junin

Puna Teal, Anas puna Common on most upland waters

Chilean Flamingo, Phoenicopterus chilensis 200+ L Junin

Tricoloured Heron, Egretta tricolor 3 Puerto Pisarro

Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea 6 Puerto Pisarro

Snowy Egret, Egretta thula Common near the coast and a few elsewhere

Great Egret, Ardea alba Fairly common near the coast and a few elsewhere

Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis Locally common

Striated Heron, Butorides striatus 1 Puerto Pisarro

Black-crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax 10+ L Junin

Fasciated Tiger-Heron, TIGRISOMA FASCIATUM 2 Chachapoyas - Leimebamba, 1 Utucabamba Gorge

Puna Ibis, Plegadis ridgwayi Common L Junin

Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus Locally common,eg 100+ Puerto Pisarro

Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura Fairly common and widespread

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture, Cathartes melambrotus 2 Oracuzar Road

Andean Condor, Vultur gryphus 2 Marcapomacocha Road

King Vulture, Sarcorhamphus papa 2 San Isidro

Hook-billed Kite, Chondrohierax uncinatus 1 Tumbes National Forest

Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanoides forficatus 2 Paty Trail

Pearl Kite, Gampsonyx swainsonii 3 Puerto Pisarro

Plumbeous Kite, Ictinia plumbea 1 Oracuzar Road

Cinereous Harrier, Circus cinereus 1 Lomas de Lachay

Bicoloured Hawk, Accipiter bicolor An accipiter 19km from Leimebamba appeared to be this sp but at 3150m was rather high. An accipiter at Tumbes National Forest was most likely to be this sp.

Savanna Hawk, Buteogallus meridioinalis 1 or 2 near the coast

Barred Hawk, Leucopternis princeps 1 displaying Abra Patricia

Harrisī Hawk, Parabuteo unicinctus 2 Tumbes National Forest, Oracuzar Road & Rafan, 1 Querpon

Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Geranoaetus melanoleucus Singles San Isidro and El Limon

Roadside Hawk, Buteo magnirostris 3 Jaen, 2 Paty Trail

Short-tailed Hawk, Buteo brachyurus 2 Tumbes National Forest

White-throated Hawk, Buteo albigula 1 near Leimebamba c.3200m

Red-backed Hawk, Buteo polyosoma A few throughout the Andes with a max of 6 Huascaran NP

Puna Hawk, Buteo poecilochrous 2 above Huarez at 3750m

Black-and-chestnut Eagle, OROAETUS ISIDORI 1 soaring near Oracuzar Road

Mountain Caracara, Phalcoboenus megalopterus Fairly common in the uplands, 15 max Cajanuma

Crested Caracara, Caracara plancus 1 Lomas de Lachay

Barred Forest-Falcon, Micrastur ruficollis 1 Oracuzar Road

American Kestrel, Falco sparverius Widespread singles

Aplomado Falcon, Falco femoralis Singles L Llanganuco and El Molino

[RUFOUS-HEADED CHACHALACA, Ortalis erythroptera] Heard Tumbes National Forest

Speckled Chachalaca, Ortalis guttata 1 Oracuzar Road

Andean Guan, Penelope montagnii 2 Paty Trail

[Rufous-breasted Wood-Quail, Odontophorus speciosus] Heard Paty Trail

Plumbeous Rail, Pardirallus sanguinolentus 3 L Sausacocha near Huamachuco

Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus Common L Junin and a few elsewhere

Andean Coot, Fulica ardesiaca Common L Junin and a few elsewhere

Giant Coot, Fulica gigantea 2 with 3 young near start of Marcapomacocha Road

Puna Snipe, Gallinago andina 6 L Junin

Andean/ Imperial Snipe, Gallinago jamesoni/ imperialis 1 flushed at Bosque Onchog had the appearance of imperialis

Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus 2 Chancay, 5 Puerto Pisarro and a few near the coast

Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca Few L Junin

Lesser Yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes Common L Junin and several elsewhere

Spotted Sandpiper, Tringa macularia 2 Chancay

Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres 2 Chancay

Sanderling, Calidris alba 10 Chancay

Bairdīs Sandpiper, Calidris bairdii Common L Junin

Wilsonīs Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor Abundant L Junin

Grey-breasted Seedsnipe, Thinocorus orbignyianus 7 Marcapomacocha Road, 2 L Junin

Least Seedsnipe, Thinocorus rumicivorus 10 Lomas de Lachay

Peruvian Thick-knee, Burhinus superciliaris 1+ en route to San Damian

Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus 60+ near Chiclayo, Puerto Pisarro and a few elsewhere

Andean Avocet, Recurvirostra andina 1 L Junin

Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus 1 near Lomas de Lachay

Tawny-throated Dotterel, Oreopholus ruficollis 2 Lomas de Lachay

Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, PHEGORNIS MITCHELLII 1 Marcapomacocha Road

Southern Lapwing, Vanellus chilensis A few near the coast

Andean Lapwing, Vanellus resplendens Fairly common in the uplands

Band-tailed Gull, Larus belcheri Common Canoas and Chancay

Grey Gull, Larus modestus 1 Canoas, 50+ Chancay

Kelp Gull, Larus dominicanus 2 Chancay

Andean Gull, Larus serranus Locally common in the uplands

Laughing Gull, Larus atricilla 3 Puerto Pisarro

Inca Tern, Larosterna inca 1 Canoas, 8 Chancay

Rock Dove, Columba livia Locally common around settlements

Band-tailed Pigeon, Columba fasciata 4 near Chachapoyas and a few elsewhere near upland forest

PERUVIAN PIGEON, Columba oenops 2 near Chachapoyas, 20 Chagual area especially near the airstrip

Plumbeous Pigeon, Columba plumbea Fairly common in humid forest

Eared Dove, Zenaida auriculata Locally common in the uplands, eg around L Llanganuco, with smaller numbers at lower W slope localities

West Peruvian (Pacific) Dove, Zenaida meloda Common near and along the coast

Croaking Ground-Dove, Columbina cruziana Abundant near and along the coast

Blue Ground-Dove, Claravis pretiosa 3 Tumbes National Forest

Bare-faced Ground-Dove, Metriopelia ceciliae 1 at 3450m above San Mateo

Black-winged Ground-Dove, Metriopelia melanoptera Few near L Junin and below Bosque Onchog

White-tipped Dove, Leptotila verreauxi Widespread and fairly common, mainly in singles

Scarlet-fronted Parakeet, Aratinga wagleri Common around Chagual and Jaen

Red-masked Parakeet, ARATINGA ERYTHROGENYS 10+ Tumbes National Forest, a few Querpon

White-eyed Parakeet, Aratinga leucophthalmus Fairly common Afluentes and Oracuzar Road

Painted Parakeet, Pyrrhura picta 2 Oracuzar Road

Mountain Parakeet, Bolborhynchus aurifrons 6-8 Lomas de Lachay

Pacific Parrotlet, Forpus coelestis Fairly common in dry NW, eg 20 Puerto Pisarro

YELLOW-FACED PARROTLET, Forpus xanthops c10 near Chagual, mostly near the airstrip

Grey-cheeked Parakeet, BROTOGERIS PYRRHOPTERUS 10+ Tumbes National Forest

Cobalt-winged Parakeet, Brotogeris cyanoptera Few Oracuzar Road

Blue-headed Parrot, Pionus menstruus 2 Oracuzar Road

Scaly-naped Parrot, Amazona mercenaria Fairly common in humid forest, eg Abra Patricia & Paty Trail

Squirrel Cuckoo, Piaya cayana 2 Oracuzar Road and Paty Trail

Smooth-billed Ani, Crotophaga ani Common Oracuzar Road only

Groove-billed Ani, Crotophaga sulcirostris Numerous on the West slope and coast

[Striped Cuckoo, Tapera naevia] Heard near Jaen and Chachapoyas

Peruvian Screech-Owl, Otus roboratus 1 seen and another heard Tumbes National Forest

Rufous-banded Owl, Strix albitarsus 1 near start of Paty Trail

Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium peruanum Singles Puerto Pisarro and near Jaen, 1 heard Tumbes N F

Burrowing Owl, Speotyto cunicularia Fairly common in the coastal region

Common Potoo, Nyctibius griseus 1 spotlighted at c.2100m at Abra Patricia and another heard a little lower there

Rufous-bellied Nighthawk, Lurocalis rufiventris 1 Abra Patricia at dusk

Lesser Nighthawk, Chordeiles acutipennis Widespread, with a max of 6+ near Jaen

Pauraque, Nyctidromus albicollis 2 Tumbes National Forest and en route to San Damian

Band-winged Nightjar, Caprimulgus longirostris 1 near Balsas

Scrub Nightjar, Caprimulgus anthonyi Singles San Isidro and en route to San Damian

[Lyre-tailed Nightjar, Uropsalis lyra] 1 heard below Paty Trail

White-collared Swift, Streptoprocne zonaris Scattered records, with 50+ Oracuzar Road, L Sausacocha and Abra Patricia

Chestnut-collared Swift, Streptoprocne rutila Few Oracuzar Road and Carpish tunnel

Grey-rumped Swift, Chaetura cinereiventris Widespread in small numbers

Short-tailed Swift, Chaetura brachyura 20 Tumbes National Forest and a few Afluentes

White-tipped Swift, Aeronautes montivagus Few Afluentes and Abra Patricia

Andean Swift, Aeronautes andecolus 5+ above San Mateo & Churubamba (Huanuco), 1 mobbed by Blue-and-White Swallows at Lomas de Lachay

Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift, Panyptila cayennensis 2+ Tumbes National Forest

Pale-tailed Barbthroat, Threnetes leucurus 1 Oracuzar Road

Tawny-bellied Hermit, Phaethornis syrmatophorus 1 Oracuzar Road

Grey-chinned Hermit, Phaethornis griseogularis 1 Olmos – Jaen

Green-fronted Lancebill, Doryfera ludovicae 1 Abra Patricia

Green Violet-ear, Colibri thalassinus 2 Pomacocha

Sparkling Violet-ear, Colibri coruscans Fairly common in the W slope mountains

Violet-headed Hummingbird, Klais guimeti 3+ Oracuzar Road

Tumbes Hummingbird, Leucippus baeri 2 Querpon including 1 on the nest

Spot-throated Hummingbird, Leucippus taczanowskii 3 near Jaen and Cajamarca, 2 Chachapoyas - Leimebamba

White-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia chionogaster 2 Paty Trail

Amazilia Hummingbird, Amazilia amazilia Fairly common near the coast, eg 4 Querpon

Speckled Hummingbird, Adelomyia melanogenys Few Abra Patricia and Paty Trail

Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Heliodoxa rubinoides 3 Paty Trail

Andean Hillstar, Oreotrochilus estella 2 at 3750m above Huarez

Black-breasted Hillstar, Oreotrochilus melanogaster 5+ above start of Marcapomacocha Road

Giant Hummingbird, Patagona gigas 3 Lomas de Lachay and a few singles higher on the West slope

Shining Sunbeam, Aglaeactis cupripennis Singles Celendin and Huascaran NP

PURPLE-BACKED SUNBEAM, Aglaeactis aliciae 1 El Molino

Mountain Velvetbreast, Lafresnaya lafresnayi 1 Paty Trail, 3 Carpish tunnel

Bronzy Inca, Coeligena coeligena 2 Abra Patricia, 1 Paty Trail

Collared Inca, Coeligena torquata 3 near Leimebamba

Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Boissonneaua matthewsii 2 Pomacocha, 1 Bosque Onchog

Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Heliangelus amethysticollis 1 Paty Trail

ROYAL SUNANGEL, Heliangelus regalis 5 Abra Patricia

Emerald-bellied Puffleg, Eriocnemis alinae 2 Abra Patricia

Green-tailed Trainbearer, Lesbia nuna 2-4 Pomacocha and a few singles elsewhere on the W slope

Bronze-tailed Comet, Polyonymus caroli 2 Seques Pampa in rapid flight

Coppery Metaltail, Metallura theresiae 2 Bosque Onchog

Black Metaltail, Metallura phoebe 3+ Huascaran NP, a few singles on the West slope, eg at San Damian and at 3450m above San Mateo

Tyrian Metaltail, Metallura tyrianthina 2+ El Limon and Celendin (2800m)

Olivaceous Thornbill, Chalcostigma olivaceum 1 Marcapomacocha Road bog

Blue-mantled Thornbill, Chalcostigma stanleyi 1 Huascaran NP

Long-tailed Sylph, Aglaiocercus kingi Several Abra Patricia and Afluentes

MARVELLOUS SPATULETAIl, Loddigesia mirabilis A full male Pomacocha

Oasis Hummingbird, Rhodopis vesper 2 San Damian

Purple-collared Woodstar, Myrtis fanny 1 San Damian

Short-tailed Woodstar, Myrmia micrura 10 Querpon, 2 Lomas de Lachay and a few singles elsewhere on the W slope

White-bellied Woodstar, Acestrura mulsant 2 Abra Patricia

Crested Quetzal, Pharomachrus antisianus 1 Afluentes, 1350m

[Golden-headed Quetzal, Pharomachrus auriceps] Heard Paty Trail

Masked Trogon, Trogon personatus 1 Abra Patricia, 2 Paty Trail

Green Kingfisher, Chloroceryle americana 1 Puerto Pisarro

Brown Jacamar, Brachygalba lugubris 3 Oracuzar Road

[Rufous Motmot, Baryphthengus martii] Heard Oracuzar Road

Striolated Puffbird, Nystalus striolatus 1 Oracuzar Road

Black-streaked Puffbird, Malacoptila fulvogularis 1 Abra Patricia, 1850m

Yellow-billed Nunbird, Monasa flavirostris 2 Oracuzar Road

Red-headed Barbet, Eubucco bourcierii 1 Oracuzar Road

Versicoloured Barbet, Eubucco versicolor 2 Abra Patricia, 1850m

[Emerald Toucanet, Aulacorhynchus prasinus] Heard Paty Trail

Grey-breasted Mountain-Toucan, ANDIGENA HYPOGLAUCA Singles Abra Patricia and Paty Trail

Black-mandibled Toucan, Ramphastos ambiguus 1 Afluentes

Cuvierīs Toucan, Ramphastos cuvieri 1 Oracuzar Road

Ecuadorian Piculet, Picumnus sclateri 3 Tumbes National Forest

Speckle-chested Piculet, PICUMNUS STEINDACHNERI A pair north of Leimebamba, 1800m

Scarlet-backed Woodpecker, Veniliornis callonotus 2 Tumbes National Forest, 4 Rafan

Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Melanerpes cruentatus 2 Oracuzar Road and Afluentes

Yellow-vented Woodpecker, Veniliornis dignus 2 Paty Trail

Smoky-brown Woodpecker, Veniliornis fumigatus 1 Paty Trail

Little Woodpecker, Veniliornis passerinus 1 Afluentes, 1150m

Black-necked Woodpecker, Colaptes atricollis 1 flew across the road below El Molino

Andean Flicker, Colaptes rupicola Several in the uplands

Powerful Woodpecker, Campephilus pollens 2 Paty Trail

Guayaquil Woodpecker, Campephilus gayaquilensis 1 Tumbes National Forest, 2 San Isidro

Strong-billed Woodcreeper, Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus 2 Afluentes

Olive-backed Woodcreeper, Xiphorhynchus triangularis 2 Afluentes and Paty Trail

Streak-headed Woodcreeper, Lepidocolaptes souleyetii 2 Tumbes National Forest

Spot-crowned Woodcreeper, Lepidocolaptes affinis 1 Oracuzar Road

Greyish Miner, Geositta maritima 10+ Lomas de Lachay

Coastal Miner, Geositta peruviana 3 Rafan, common Lomas de Lachay

Dark-winged Miner, Geositta saxicolina Common L Junin, 2 Marcapomacocha Road

Thick-billed Miner, Geositta crassirostris 4 Lomas de Lachay

Slender-billed Miner, Geositta tenuirostris Singles L Junin and above Huarez

Plain-breasted Earthcreeper, Upucerthia jelskii 2 Marcapomacocha Road, above Chinchan and Huascaran NP

Striated Earthcreeper, Upucerthia serrana 1 at 3300m above Celendin

Bar-winged Cinclodes, Cinclodes fuscus Common in the uplands

White-winged Cinclodes, Cinclodes atacamensis Common L Junin and a few elsewhere in the high Andes

WHITE-BELLIED CINCLODES, Cinclodes palliatus 3 Marcapomacocha Road

Pacific (Pale-legged) Hornero, Furnarius (leucopus) cinnamomeus Few Tumbes National Forest and Jaen

Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, Leptasthenura pileata 5 Huascaran NP, singles Seques Pampa, Chachapoyas and above San Mateo

Streaked Tit-Spinetail, Leptasthenura striata 1 San Damian

White-chinned Thistletail, Schizoeaca fuliginosa plengei 2 Bosque Onchog

Azaraīs Spinetail, Synallaxis azarae Heard widely , only seen at Pomacocha

Rufous Spinetail, Synallaxis unirufa 2 Paty Trail

RUSSET-BELLIED SPINETAIL, Synallaxis zimmeri 2 San Damian

Necklaced Spinetail, Synallaxis stictothorax 4+ Puerto Pisarro, a few at other coastal sites

Chinchipe Spinetail, Synallaxis chinchipensis 5 Jaen

Baronīs Spinetail, Cranioleuca baroni 4 San Damian, 1-2 Chachapoyas, Balsas, Bosque Onchog and Huascaran NP

Ash-browed Spinetail, Cranioleuca curtata 1 seen and 1 heard Afluentes

Canyon Canastero, Asthenes pudibunda 3-4 Seques Pampa

Cactus Canastero, ASTHENES CACTORUM 4 Lomas de Lachay

Streak-throated Canastero, Asthenes humilis 2 Huascaran NP and El Molino

Many-striped Canastero, Astenes flammulata 2 above Celendin, 3300m

Junin Canastero, Astehenes virgata 1 at start of Marcapomacocha Road

Great Spinetail, SIPTORNOPSIS HYPOCHONDRIACUS 2 Chagual – El Molino

Common (Maranon) Thornbird, Phacellodomus rufifrons peruvianus 6 Jaen

Chestnut-backed Thornbird, PHACELLODOMUS DORSALIS 2 El Limon

Russet-mantled Softtail, PHACELLODOMUS BERLEPSCHI 1 Abra Patricia

Wren-like Rushbird, Phleocryptes melanops 1 L Junin

Rusty-winged Barbtail, Premnornis guttuligera 1 Paty Trail

Spotted Barbtail, Premnoplex brunnescens 1 Paty Trail

Pearled Treerunner, Margarornis squamiger 2 Abra Patricia, 1 Bosque Onchog & near Leimebamba

Streaked Tuftedcheek, Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii 1 Paty Trail

Streaked Xenops, Xenops rutilans Few Afluentes

Collared Antshrike, Sakesphorus bernardi 4 Puerto Pisarro, 10 Tumbes National Forest and a few singles in the coastal region

Uniform Antshrike, Thamnophilus unicolor 2 Paty Trail

Maranon Slaty Antshrike, Thamnophilus punctatus leucogaster [Isler, Isler & Whitney, 1997] A pair Jaen

Variable Antshrike, Thamnophilus caerulescens 2 Paty Trail

[Rufous-capped Antshrike, Thamnophilus ruficapillus] Heard Pomacocha

Black Bushbird, Neoctantes niger A pair Oracuzar Road

Slaty Antwren, Myrmotherula schisticolor 1 Abra Patricia

Dot-winged Antwren, Microrhopias quixensis 2 Afluentes

Long-tailed Antbird, Drymophila caudata 2 Abra Patricia

Black-faced Antthrush, Formicarius analis Heard Oracuzar Road

[Undulated Antpitta, Grallaria squamigera] 4 heard Bosque Onchog

[Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Grallaria ruficapilla Heard Abra Patricia and Chachapoyas - Leimebamba

[Watkin’s Antpitta, Grallaria watkinsi] 1 heard Olmos – Jaen

Stripe-headed Antpitta, Grallaria andicola 1 Huascaran NP

[Rusty-tinged Antpitta, Grallaria przewalskii] Heard Abra Patricia

[Bay Antpitta, Grallaria capitalis] 4 heard Paty Trail

Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Grallaricula ferrugineipectus 1 Abra Patricia

Elegant Crescent-chest, Melanopareia elegans 3 Tumbes National Forest, 2 Querpon and heard Olmos - Jaen

Maranon Crescent-chest, MELANOPAREIA MARANONICA 1 seen, 2 heard Jaen

[Large-footed Tapaculo, Scytalopus macropus] 1 heard Paty Trail

Peruvian Rufous-vented Tapaculo, Scytalopus femoralis 1Paty Trail, heard Abra Patricia

Spillman’s Tapaculo, Scytalopus spillmanni 1 Tumbes National Forest, 2 heard Paty Trail

Tapaculo sp. "Andean" -type, Scytalopus (magellanicus) affinis [Krabbe and Schulenberg, 1997]

1 seen and 2 heard Huascaran NP

Red-crested Cotinga, Ampelion rubrocristata 1 above Celendin

PERUVIAN PLANTCUTTER, Phytotoma raimondii 6+ Rafan

WHITE-CHEEKED COTINGA, Zaratornis stresemanni 2 Huascaran NP

Green-and-black Fruiteater, Pipreola riefferii 2 Afluentes and 2 tallmanorum (Huanuco Fruiteater) Paty Trail

[Barred Fruiteater, Pipreola arcuata] Heard Bosque Onchog

Masked Fruiteater, Pipreola pulchra 4 Paty Trail

Fiery-throated Fruiteater, PIPREOLA CHLOROLEPIDOTA 2 Oracuzar Road

Scaled Fruiteater, AMPELIOIDES TSCHUDII 1 Afluentes

Screaming Piha, Lipaugus vociferans 1 seen, others heard Oracuzar Road

Spangled Cotinga, Cotinga cayana 1 male Oracuzar Road

Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Pyroderus scutatus 1 lower Paty Trail

Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Rupicola peruviana 4 Afluentes including km 404

Golden-headed Manakin, Pipra erythrocephala 2 Oracuzar Road

Blue-crowned Manakin, Pipra coronata 2 Oracuzar Road

Streak-necked Flycatcher, Mionectes striaticollis 1 Paty Trail

Olive-striped Flycatcher, Mionectes olivaceus 1 Oracuzar Road

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher, Mionectes oleagineus 2 Oracuzar Road

Inca Flycatcher, Leptopogon taczanowskii 1 Paty Trail

[Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant, Pseudotriccus ruficeps] Heard Paty Trail

Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant?, Poecilotriccus (ruficeps) ? 1 of the undescribed form Abra Patricia

Common Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum cinereum 2 Afluentes, 1 Leimebamba

Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias uropygialis 1 near Leimebamba

Peruvian Tyrannulet, Zimmerius viridiflavus Fairly common Abra Patricia – Afluentes, 4 Paty Trail

Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Camptostoma obsoletum Singles Olmos – Jaen, near Jaen, San Damian and Chancay

Grey-and-white Tyrannulet, Pseudelaenia leucospodia 2 Querpon

Pacific Elaenia, Myiopagis subplacens 1 Tumbes National Forest, 2 Querpon and Rafan

White-crested (Peruvian) Elaenia, Elaenia albiceps modesta 2 Rafan, 1 Paty Trail

(Foothill) Elaenia sp., Elaenia sp. A small elaenia at 1350m at Afluentes may have been an undescribed sp. previously noted in S Ecuador by Paul Coopmans, according to Jonas Neilsen

Sierran Elaenia, Elaenia pallatangae 2 Pomacocha and 1 Abra Patricia were the only positive id but several unidentified Elaenia in the mountains were probably this sp. or Highland E.obscura

White-throated Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus leucophrys 2 Bosque Onchog and Huascaran NP

White-tailed Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus poecilocercus 2 Paty Trail

Sulphur-bellied Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus minor 1 Abra Patricia

White-banded Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus stictopterus 2 near Leimebamba

Torrent Tyrannulet, Serpophaga cinerea 1 Chachapoyas - Leimebamba

Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes reguloides Few San Damian

Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes flavirostris 2-4 Celendin, El Molino, San Damian & Huascaran NP

Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant, Tachuris rubrigastra 2 seen and 2 heard L Junin

Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant, Euscarthmus meloryphus fulviceps 2 Tumbes National Forest, several near Chachapoyas and Jaen

Variegated Bristle-Tyrant, Phylloscartes poecilotis 1 Paty Trail

Ecuadorian Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes gualaquizae 1 Afluentes km 404

Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes ventralis 2 Paty Trail

Yellow-olive Flycatcher, Tolmomyias sulphurescens Singles tumbes – Canoas and Olmos – Jaen

Flavescent Flycatcher, Myiophobus flavicans 1 Abra Patricia

Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher, Myiophobus ochraceiventris 1 near Leimebamba

Bran-coloured Flycatcher, Myiophobus fasciatus 1 Querpon, Rafan, Jaen and Leimebamba

Olive-chested Flycatcher, Myiophobus cryptoxanthus 2 Afluentes

Cinnamon Flycatcher, Pyrrhomyias cinnamomea Few Abra Patricia, 2 Paty Trail

Cliff Flycatcher, Hirundinea ferruginea 4 Abra Patricia, a few elsewhere

Smoke-coloured Pewee, Contopus fumigatus 2 Paty Trail

Tropical (Pacific) Pewee, Contopus cinereus punensis 1-2 Tumbes National Forest, Celendin and San Damian

Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans Fairly common on mountain streams and small rivers

Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus Widespread and common

Golden-browed Chat-Tyrant, Silvicultrix pulchella 2 Abra Patricia, 1 Paty Trail

Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant, Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris 1 Abra Patricia

Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Ochthoeca rufipectoralis Singles near Leimebamba, 3150m, and Huascaran NP

Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant, Ochthoeca fumicolor Singles near Leimebamba, 3600m, and Bosque Onchog

DīOrbignyīs Chat-Tyrant, Ochthoeca oenanthoides 2 Huascaran NP

White-browed Chat-Tyrant, Ochthoeca leucophrys 1-2 above El Limon, Celendin, Huascaran NP, huarez, Seques Pampa and above San Mateo

Piura Chat-Tyrant, OCHTHOECA PIURAE 5+ San Damian

Tumbes Tyrant, OCHTHOECA SALVINI 1 Querpon

Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant, Myiotheretes striaticollis 1 Huarez

Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant, Agriornis montana 4 above Celendin, 2 Huascaran NP

Rufous-webbed Tyrant, Polioxolmis rufipennis 4 above Celendin, 1+ Huascaran NP

Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant, Muscisaxicola maculirostris 1 at start of Marcapomacocha Road

Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant, Muscisaxicola rufivertex 1 L Llanganuco

Puna Ground-Tyrant, Muscisaxicola juninensis 1 L Llanganuco

Plain-capped Ground-Tyrant, Muscisaxicola alpina 1 L Llanganuco

Cinereous Ground-Tyrant, Muscisaxicola cinerea Few L Llanganuco & Surcocha Pass (above San Mateo)

White-fronted Ground-Tyrant, Muscisaxicola albifrons 1 Marcapomacocha Road

Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant, Muscisaxicola flavinucha Few Marcapomacocha Road

Short-tailed Field-Tyrant, Muscigralla brevicauda 2 Querpon

Andean Negrito, Lessonia oreas Commom L Junin

Andean Tyrant, Knipolegus signatus 1 female Abra Patricia

Rufous-tailed Tyrant, Knipolegus poecilurus 1 Abra Patricia, 1850m

Masked Water-Tyrant, Fluvicola nengeta 6 Puerto Pisarro

[Bright-rumped Attila, Attila spadiceus] Heard Oracuzar Road

Rufous Flycatcher, Myiarchus semirufus 2 Rafan

Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Myiarchus tuberculifer 2 Paty Trail

Sooty-crowned Flycatcher, Myiarchus phaeocephalus Singles Tumbes National Forest and San Damian

Brown-crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus tyrannulus 1 near Jaen

Snowy-throated Kingbird, Tyrannus niveigularis 2 Puerto Pisarro,1 Tumbes National Forest

Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus Common near the coast

Variegated Flycatcher, Empidonomus varius 1 Afluentes

Boat-billed Flycatcher, Megarhynchus pitangua Singles Tumbes National Forest and Oracuzar Road

Golden-crowned Flycatcher, Myiodynastes chrysocephalus 2 Paty Trail

Bairdīs Flycatcher, Myiodynastes bairdii 2 Querpon, 2 San Isidro

Streaked Flycatcher, Myiodynastes maculatus 1 Tumbes National Forest

Dusky-chested Flycatcher, Myiozetetes luteiventris 3 Oracuzar Road

Barred Becard, Pachyramphus versicolor 2 Paty Trail

Cinnamon Becard, Pachyramphus cinnamomeus 1 Tumbes National Forest

Chestnut-crowned Becard, Pachyramphus castaneus 1 Afluentes

White-winged Becard, Pachyramphus polychopterus 2 Afluentes km 409

Slaty Becard, PACHYRAMPHUS SPODIURUS 1 male Tumbes National Forest

One-coloured Becard, Pachyramphus homochrous 2 Tumbes National Forest

Masked Tityra, Tityra semifasciata 1 Oracuzar Road

Black-crowned Tityra, Tityra inquisitor 1 Afluentes

Turquoise Jay, Cyanolyca turcosa 3 Pomacocha

Violaceous Jay, Cyanocorax violaceus 4 Oracuzar Road

White-tailed Jay, Cyanocorax mystacalis Several Tumbes National Forest, Querpon and San Isidro

Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Cyclarhis gujanensis saturatus 2 near Chachapoyas and Paty Trail

Brown-capped Vireo, Vireo leucophrys 1 Abra Patricia, 1850m

Olivaceous Greenlet, Hylophilus olivaceus 1 Afluentes, 1150m

White-capped Dipper, Cinclus leucocephalus Singles Utucambamba Gorge and

Andean Solitaire, Myadestes ralloides Few Abra Patricia and Afluentes

White-eared Solitaire, Entomodestes leucotis Few Afluentes, 2 Paty Trail

Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush, Catharus fuscater 1 seen at 2000m above Balsas, 1 heard Abra Patricia

Pale-eyed Thrush, Platycichla leucops 3 Afluentes, 1350m

Chiguanco Thrush, Turdus chiguanco 3+ San Damian,and a few elsewhere in the uplands

Great Thrush, Turdus fuscater Common in the uplands

Glossy-black Thrush, Turdus serranus 4 Paty Trail

Andean Slaty-Thrush, Turdus nigriceps 1 Olmos – Jaen

Plumbeous-backed Thrush, Turdus reevei 2 Tumbes National Forest and Querpon

Maranon Thrush, Turdus maranonicus Singles Jaen and Chachapoyas

Black-billed Thrush, Turdus ignobilis 3 Oracuzar Road and Afluentes

Long-tailed Mockingbird, Mimus longicaudatus Common in coastal region

Fasciated Wren, Campylorhynchus fasciatus 4 Tumbes National Forest

Grey-mantled Wren, Odontorchilus branickii 1 Abra Patricia

Peruvian Wren, Cinnycerthia peruana 2 Paty Trail and Bosque Onchog

Spot-breasted Wren, Thryothorus maculipectes 2 Tumbes National Forest, a few near Jaen

Superciliated Wren, Thryothorus superciliaris Fairly common in coastal region

House Wren, Troglodytes aedon Fairly common throughout

Mountain Wren, Troglodytes solstitialis 1 near Leimebamba, 2 Paty Trail

White-breasted Wood-Wren, Henicorhina leucosticta 2+ Oracuzar Road

Grey-breasted Wood-Wren, Henicorhina leucophrys Fairly common at higher elevations in East slope forest

Bar-winged Wood-Wren, HENICORHINA LEUCOPTERA 2+ Abra Patricia

Chestnut-breasted Wren, Cyphorinus thoracicus 1 Paty Trail

Tropical (Maranon) Gnatcatcher, Polioptila plumbea maior 2 near Jaen and 3 Chachapoyas - Leimebamba

Tropical (White-faced) Gnatcatcher, Polioptila plumbea bilineata Fairly common in Tumbes National Forest and the northern coastal region

Brown-bellied Swallow, Notiochelidon murina Fairly common in the uplands

Blue-and-white Swallow, Notiochelidon cyanoleuca Widespread and fairly common

Southern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx ruficollis 5+ Puerto Pisarro

Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica 4 Puerto Pisarro

Tumbes Swallow, Tachycineta stolzmanni 1 Puerto Pisarro

House Sparrow, Passer domesticus Fairly common in towns

Short-billed Pipit, Anthus furcatus 1 L Junin

Paramo Pipit, Anthus bogotensis 2 above Celendin 3300m

Yellowish Pipit, Anthus lutescens Numerous Lomas de Lachay

Hooded Siskin, Carduelis magellanica Several El Limon, San Damian and Bosque Onchog

Olivaceous Siskin, Carduelis olivacea 2 Abra Patricia

Black Siskin, Carduelis atrata 10+ start of Marcapomacocha Road

Yellow-rumped Siskin, Carduelis uropygialis 1 at start of Marcapomacocha Road

Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria Few El Limon

Tropical Parula, Parula pitiayumi 1 Paty Trail

Yellow Warbler, Dendroica petechia 1 Puerto Pisarro

Masked (Black-lored) Yellowthroat, Geothlypis aequinoctialis auricularis Singles San Isidro and Olmos - Jaen

Slate-throated Redstart, Myioborus miniatus 2 at 2000m near Balsas

Spectacled Redstart, Myioborus melanocephalus Fairly common in humid upland forest

Grey-and-gold Warbler, Basileuterus fraseri 2 San Isidro

Citrine Warbler, Basileuterus luteoviridis 4 Bosque Onchog, 2+ Paty Trail

Black-crested Warbler, Basileuterus nigrocristatus Few Abra Patricia

Russet-crowned Warbler, Basileuterus coronatus 2+ Abra Patricia and Paty Trail

Three-banded Warbler, Basileuterus trifasciatus 2 Olmos – Jaen

Three-striped Warbler, Basileuterus tristriatus 2 Abra Patricia, 1 Paty Trail

Yellow-browed Sparrow, Ammodramus aurifrons 6 Oracuzar Road

Rufous-collared Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis Numerous in the uplands

Tumbes Sparrow, Aimophila stolzmanni Common Querpon

Black-capped Sparrow, Arremon abeillei 1 Tumbes National Forest, 2+ Olmos – Jaen

Rufous-naped Brush-Finch, Atlapetes rufinucha Several Pomacocha, Abra Patricia and near Leimebamba

Slaty Brush-Finch, Atlapetes schistaceus 3 Carpish tunnel, 5 Bosque Onchog

Bay-crowned Brush-Finch, Atlapetes seebohmi 10 Jaen, common San Damian

Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch, Atlapetes nationi 4 Seques Pampa

White-winged Brush-Finch, Atlapetes leucopterus Common Olmos – Jaen

White-headed Brush-Finch, Atlapetes albiceps 4 Querpon and Olmos – Jaen

Rufous-eared Brush-Finch, ATLAPETES RUFIGENIS 5 Huascaran NP

Stripe-headed Brush-Finch, Atlapetes torquatus 2 Paty Trail

Bananaquit, Coereba flaveola Few Oracuzar Road, Afluentes and Lomas de Lachay

Chestnut-vented Conebill, Conirostrum speciosum 2 Afluentes

Cinereous Conebill, Conirostrum cinereum 2+ Celendin, San Damian, Huascaran NP & Lomas de Lachay

White-browed Conebill, Conirostrum ferrugineiventre 1 Bosque Onchog

Blue-backed Conebill, Conirostrum sitticolor 1 Bosque Onchog

Capped Conebill, Conirostrum albifrons Few Abra Patricia and Paty Trail, 1 near Leimebamba

Giant Conebill, OREOMANES FRASERI 3+ Huascaran NP

Magpie Tanager, Cissopis leveriana 2 Oracuzar Road and a few Afluentes

Grass-green Tanager, Chlorornis riefferii 1 near Leimebamba, 2+ Paty Trail

White-capped Tanager, Sericossypha albocristata 3 Abra Patricia

Common Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus ophthalmicus Few Abra Patricia (phaeocephalus) and Paty Trail (cinereocephalus)

Yellow-throated Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus flavigularis Few Abra Patricia and Afluentes

Grey-hooded Bush-Tanager, Cnemoscopus rubrirostris 2 Abra Patricia, 1 Paty Trail

Black-capped Hemispingus, Hemispingus atropileus 2 near Leimebamba and Paty Trail

Superciliaried Hemispingus, Hemispingus superciliaris insignis 2+ near Leimebamba

Oleaginous Hemispingus, Hemispingus frontalis 2 Paty Trail

Black-eared Hemispingus, Hemispingus melanotis 6+ Paty Trail

Drab Hemispingus, Hemispingus xanthophthalmus 2 Abra Patricia

Rufous-chested Tanager, Thlypopsis ornata 5 Paty Trail

Brown-flanked Tanager, Thlypopsis pectoralis 3+ Acomayo – Carpish, 5 Paty Trail

Buff-bellied Tanager, Thlypopsis inornata 1 Pomacocha, 2 Pomacocha – Chachapoyas, 1 at 2000m near Balsas

Yellow-backed Tanager, Hemithraupis flavicollis 1 Afluentes km 401, 1400m

White-lined Tanager, Tachyphonus rufus 4 near Jaen

Hepatic Tanager, Piranga flava Singles Afluentes and Olmos – Jaen, 2 San Damian

White-winged Tanager, Piranga leucoptera 3 Afluentes

Red-hooded Tanager, Piranga rubriceps 1 male Abra Patricia

Vermilion Tanager, Calochaetes coccineus 2 Afluentes km 401, 1400m

Masked Crimson Tanager, Ramphocelus nigrogularis 2 Oracuzar Road

Huallaga Tanager, Ramphocelus melanogaster 1+ Afluentes km 409

Silver-beaked Tanager, Ramphocelus carbo Several Afluentes and near Jaen

Blue-grey Tanager, Thraupis episcopus 2 Tumbes National Forest

Palm Tanager, Thraupis palmarum Few Oracuzar Road and Afluentes

Blue-capped Tanager, Thraupis cyanocephala Few Pomacocha, Leimebamba and Paty Trail

Blue-and-yellow Tanager, Thraupis bonariensis Few Marcapomacocha Road, Chachapoyas – Leimebamba, and Celendin

Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Buthraupis montana 3 Abra Patricia and Paty Trail

GOLDEN-BACKED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER, Buthraupis aureodorsalis 2-3 Bosque Onchog

ORANGE-THROATED TANAGER, Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron 4 Oracuzar Road

Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager, Anisognathus lacrymosus 2 Carpish tunnel and Paty Trail

Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Anisognathus igniventris 2 above Celendin

Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Anisognathus somptuosus 2 Abra Patricia, 1 Paty Trail

Yellow-throated Tanager, Iridosornis analis 5 Abra Patricia

Golden-collared Tanager, Iridosornis jelskii 2 Bosque Onchog

Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Iridosornis reinhardti 4 Abra Patricia, 2 Carpish tunnel

Purple-throated Euphonia, Euphonia chlorotica 2 Oracuzar Road

Bronze-green Euphonia, Euphonia mesochrysa 2 Afluentes KM 404

Orange-bellied Euphonia, Euphonia xanthogaster Few Afluentes and Jaen

Glistening-green Tanager, Chlorochrysa phoenicotis Few Abra Patricia

Orange-eared Tanager, Chlorochrysa calliparaea Few Afluentes

Paradise Tanager, Tangara chilensis 6 Oracuzar Road

Green-and-gold Tanager, Tangara schrankii 2 Oracuzar Road

Golden Tanager, Tangara arthus Several Afluentes

Saffron-crowned Tanager, Tangara xanthocephala 3 Abra Patricia and Paty Trail

Golden-eared Tanager, Tangara chrysotis 1 Afluentes

Flame-faced Tanager, Tangara parzudakii Few Abra Patricia, 5 Paty Trail

Spotted Tanager, Tangara punctata 1 Afluentes KM 404

Bay-headed Tanager, Tangara gyrola 2 Afluentes

Yellow-bellied Tanager, Tangara xanthogastra 1 Oracuzar Road

Golden-naped Tanager, Tangara ruficervix Singles Afluentes and Paty Trail

Metallic-green Tanager, Tangara labradorides Few Abra Patricia

Blue-browed Tanager, Tangara cyanotis 1 Afluentes

Blue-necked Tanager, Tangara cyanicollis Several Afluentes

Golden-hooded Tanager, Tangara larvata Few Afluentes

Masked Tanager, Tangara nigrocincta 4 Oracuzar Road, 1 Afluentes

Beryl-spangled Tanager, Tangara nigroviridis Singles Abra Patricia and Afluentes and 3 Paty Trail

Blue-and-black Tanager, Tangara vassorii 1 Abra Patricia

Silver-backed Tanager, Tangara viridicollis 1-2 Pomacocha, Abra Patricia, Chachopayas, Balsas, near Leimebamba and Paty Trail

Opal-rumped Tanager, Tangara velia 1 Oracuzar Road

Opal-crowned Tanager, Tangara callophrys 4 Oracuzar Road

Black-faced Dacnis, Dacnis lineata 2 Oracuzar Road and Afluentes, 1150m

Blue Dacnis, Dacnis cayana 6 Oracuzar Road, few Afluentes

Green Honeycreeper, Chlorophanes spiza 2 Oracuzar Road

Purple Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes caeruleus 5 Oracuzar Road

Tit-like Dacnis, XENODACNIS PARINA Common Huascaran NP

Swallow-Tanager, Tersina viridis 1 Oracuzar Road

Pardusco, Nephelornis oneilli 3 Bosque Onchog

Red-crested Finch, Coryphospingus cucullatus 1 Olmos – Jaen, common near Jaen

Crimson Finch-Tanager, Rhodospingus cruentes 1+ Puerto Pisarro

Peruvian Sierra-Finch, Phrygilus punensis Several in high Andes, eg 5 Huascaran NP

Mourning Sierra-Finch, Phrygilus fruticeti 6+ Seques Pampa, 2 Huascaran NP

Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, Phrygilus unicolor Common Marcapomacocha Road, few Huascaran NP and El Molino

Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch, Phrygilus plebejus Few Celendin and above Huarez, 20 Huascaran NP

Slaty Finch, Haplospiza rustica 1 female Abra Patricia

White-winged Diuca-Finch, Diuca speculifera Fairly common in uplands, especially at L Junin

Cinereous Finch, Piezorhina cinerea 6 Puerto Pisarro, several elsewhere in coastal region including Querpon

Great Inca-Finch, Incaspiza pulchra 6 San Damian

Rufous-backed Inca-Finch, Incaspiza personata 2 Chagual – El Molino

Grey-winged Inca-Finch, INCASPIZA ORTIZI 3 El Limon

Buff-bridled Inca-Finch, Incaspiza laeta Few near Cajamarca and Chagual – El Molino

Little Inca-Finch, INCASPIZA WATKINSI 4+ Chamaya near Jaen, 2+ Bagua – Oracuzar

PLAIN-TAILED WARBLING-FINCH, Poospiza alticola 6 Huascaran NP

Collared Warbling-Finch, Poospiza hispaniolensis 3 Huascaran NP, 4 San Damian, 3 Lomas de Lachay

Bright-rumped Yellow-Finch, Sicalis uropygialis Common L Junin and several flocks elsewhere on the puna

Greenish Yellow-Finch, Sicalis olivascens Several El Molino

Saffron Finch, Sicalis flaveola Common Lomas de Lachay

Raimondiīs Yellow-Finch, Sicalis raimondii 8 San Damian

Blue-black Grassquit, Volatinia jacarina 1 Puerto Pisarro, common Querpon and Olmos – Jaen

Variable Seedeater, Sporophila americana Common Puerto Pisarro, 2 Tumbes National Forest

Yellow-bellied Seedeater, Sporophila nigricollis Several Olmos – Jaen, Chagual – El Molino & near Chachapoyas

Parrot-billed Seedeater, Sporophila peruviana Locally common in coastal region

Drab Seedeater, Sporophila simplex Several near Jaen and San Damian

Chestnut-throated Seedeater, Sporophila telasco Few Puerto Pisarro

Band-tailed Seedeater, Catamenia analis Few El Molino and Cajamarca

Plain-coloured Seedeater, Catamenia inornata Several near Leimebamba, 3150m and Huascaran NP

Dull-coloured Grassquit, Tiaris obscura 10 El Limon

Rusty Flower-piercer, Diglossa sittoides Few Pomacocha

Moustached Flower-piercer, Diglossa mystacalis 4 Bosque Onchog, 1 above San Mateo

White-sided Flower-piercer, Diglossa albilatera Few Pomacocha

Black-throated Flower-piercer, Diglossa brunneiventris Few Celendin, 2 Huascaran NP

Deep-blue Flower-piercer, Diglossopis glauca 2 Abra Patricia

Bluish Flower-piercer, Diglossopis caerulescens Few Paty Trail

Masked Flower-piercer, Diglossopis cyanea Few Paty Trail

Golden-bellied Grosbeak, Pheucticus chrysogaster 6 Jaen and Chamaya, 2 Celendin, 1 Paty Trail & Bosque Onchog

Buff-throated Saltator, Saltator maximus Few Tumbes National Forest

Greyish Saltator, Saltator coerulescens Few Tumbes National Forest

Golden-billed Saltator, Saltator aurantiirostris 2 Seques Pampa and below Bosque Onchog

Masked Saltator, SALTATOR CINCTUS 2 Paty Trail

Streaked Saltator, Saltator striatipectus Common Jaen and Chachapoyas

Crested Oropendola, Psarocolius decumanus 2+ Olmos – Jaen

Dusky-green Oropendola, Psarocolius atrovirens 2 Paty Trail

Russet-backed Oropendola, Psarocolius angustifrons Few Oracuzar Road

Yellow-rumped Cacique, Cacicus cela 20+ Olmos – Jaen

Mountain Cacique, Cacicus chrysonotus 1 Abra Patricia

Epaulet Oriole, Icterus cayanensis 1 Afluentes

Troupial, Icterus icterus 1 Oracuzar Road

Yellow-tailed Oriole, Icterus mesomelas Singles Tumbes National Forest and Olmos – Jaen

White-edged Oriole, Icterus graceannae Singles Tumbes National Forest and Olmos – Jaen

Peruvian Meadowlark, Sturnella bellicosa Numerous in grassland

Scrub Blackbird, Dives warszewiczi 10 San Damian

Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus Common Puerto Pisarro

Notable species seen by other members of the party

Sickle-winged Guan, Chamaepetes goudotii 1 Abra Patricia

Ivory-billed Aracari, Pteroglossus flavirostris 2 Oracuzar Road

Ochre-bellied Dove, Leptotila ochraceiventris Claimed at Querpon and San Isidro

Buff-tailed Sicklebill, Eutoxeres condamini 1 Paty Trail

Sword-billed Hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera 1 Abra Patricia

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan, Ramphastos swainsonii 1 Afluentes

Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Piculus rivolii 1 Abra Patricia

Tawny Tit-Spinetail, Leptasthenura yanacensis 1 Huascaran NP

Stripe-chested Antwren, Myrmotherula longicauda 2 Afluentes

Yellow-bellied Dacnis, Dacnis flaviventer 1 Oracuzar Road

Black-cowled Saltator, Saltator nigriceps 1 Olmos – Jaen

No Records ?

Great Black-Hawk, Buteogallus urubitinga

Speckle-faced (White-crowned) Parrot, Pionus tumultuosus senilis

Tropical Screech-Owl, Otus choliba

Black-tailed Trainbearer, Lesbia victoriae

Tufted Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes parulus

Crowned Chat-Tyrant, Silvicultrix frontalis

Social Flycatcher, Myiozetetes similis

Ashy-throated Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus canigularis

Three-striped Hemispingus, Hemispingus trifasciatus

Turquoise Tanager, Tangara mexicana

Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager, Dubusia taeniata

Grey-hooded Sierra-Finch, Phrygilus gayi

Notable species missed

WHITE-WINGED GUAN, Penelope albipennis San Isidro

GREY-BELLIED COMET, Taphrolesbia griseiventris Cajamarca - Chagual

Ecuadorian Piedtail, Phlogophilus hemileucurus Afluentes

Rufous-necked Foliagegleaner, Syndactyla ruficollis Tumbes National Forest

Henna-hooded Foliagegleaner, Hylocryptus erythrocephalus Tumbes National Forest

Equatorial Greytail, Xenerpestes singularis Afluentes

Chapmanīs Antshrike, Thamnophlius zarumae Tumbes National Forest

Watkinsī Antpitta, Grallaria watkinsi Tumbes National Forest

Bay-vented Cotinga, Doliornis sclateri Bosque Onchog

Band-tailed Fruiteater, Pipreola intermedia Paty Trail

Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant, Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus Abra Patricia

White-fronted Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias zeledoni Afluentes

Rufous-winged Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus calopterus Tumbes National Forest

Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes nigrocristatus La Quinua (Huanaco – L Junin)

Rufous-browed Hemispingus, HEMISPINGUS RUFOSUPERCILIARIS Bosque Onchog

RUFOUS-BREASTED WARBLING-FINCH, Poospiza rubecula Celendin – Cajamarca

Sulphur-throated Finch, Sicalis taczanowskii Querpon, San Isidro, Rafan

 

APPENDIX: NOTABLE RECORDS IN NORTHERN PERU

Puna Grebe, Podiceps taczanowskii

Although only a few were seen on Lake Junin, the local ranger reported a good breeding season thanks to higher water levels, with the total population estimated to be around 200.

Yellow-faced Parrotlet, Forpus xanthops

Not uncommon around Chagual, La Libertad but none recorded elewhere.

Royal Sunangel, Heliangelus regalis

5 males seen at Abra Patricia, San Martin/ Amazonas at c. 2100m

Marvellous Spatuletail, Loddigesia mirabilis

One male in full breeding plumage fed regularly on flowers behind the café at the traditional site near Pomacocha, Bongara.

Speckle-chested Piculet, Picumnus steindachnerI

A pair in open dry forest 39km north of Leimebamba, San Martin at c.1800m.

White-bellied Cinclodes, Cinclodes palliatus

Three at the traditional site on the Marcapomacocha road included 2 displaying vigorously but briefly to each other at close range.

Great Spinetail, Siptornopsis hypochondriacus

A pair observed and taped, with at least 3 others calling, by a gully at c2200m in xerophytic-type scrub above Chagual, La Libertad, 11km below Aricapampa on the western slope of the Maranon Valley. They spent some time in Acacia-type trees. Apparently, the first definite record for some 20 years.

[Russet-mantled Softtail, Phacellodomus berlepschi

A single funarid in a small flock near the pass at Abra Patricia at c.2300m was thought to be this species but identity not 100% certain.]

Black Bushbird, Neoctantes niger

A pair feeding alone together c12km south of Oracuzar, Amazonas at c500m. They were stripping the vertical stems from plants, sometimes in the head-downwards position, an action possibly facilitated by their upturned bills.

Peruvian Plantcutter, Phytotoma raimondii

While still relatively numerous at Rafan south of Chiclayo, this area, which is the only presently known site for the species, has been bought by an American sugar company for conversion to sugar cane!

Fiery-throated Fruiteater, Pipreola chlorolepidota

A pair c12km south of Oracuzar, Amazonas at c500m.

Piura Chat-Tyrant, Ochthoeca piurae

At least 5 at San Damian, Ancash.

Bar-winged Wood-Wren, Henicorhina leucoptera

Appeared to be common at Abra Patricia, at least in the range 2000-2300m.

Orange-throated Tanager, Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron

A party of 4 was seen at c.450m c10km south of Oracuzar, Amazonas, feeding mainly in Cecropias and calling with loud "tsip" calls.

Rufous-backed Inca-Finch, Incaspiza personata

Two at c2200m in xerophytic-type scrub above Chagual, La Libertad on the western slope of the Maranon Valley represented a range extension. The commoner and more widely spread Buff-bridled Inca-Finch was also present.

Masked Saltator, Saltator cinctus

Two were observed well in a canopy / sub-canopy mixed feeding flock just below the start of the Paty Trail, Huanaco.

MAMMALS

Viscacha 1 Huascaran NP

Grey Fox 1 Abra Patricia


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