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CHINGAZA NATIONAL PARK

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Area (ha):50,370
Altitude (ft):6500-13000
# Species:236
# Excl Vagrants:236
# Endemics:9
# Near Endemics:10
Species/100 ha:0.5
Habitat: Cloud forest, Frailejones paramo, highland lakes

BIRD CHECKLIST

The table below lists species recorded at this locale but does not indicate frequency of occurrence there. It does indicate whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. The list is based on available data and may be incomplete.*

color codes

 
Tinamous: Tinamidae

1Tawny-breasted TinamouNothocercus julius
2Little TinamouCrypturellus soui

 
Ducks: Anatidae

3/Blue-winged Teal/Spatula discors
4Andean TealAnas andium
5Yellow-billed TealAnas flavirostris
6Masked DuckNomonyx dominicus
7Andean DuckOxyura ferruginea

 
Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows: Cracidae

8Andean GuanPenelope montagnii
9Cauca GuanPenelope perspicax
10Sickle-winged GuanChamaepetes goudotii

 
New World Quail: Odontophoridae

11Crested BobwhiteColinus cristatus

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

12Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus
13Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

14Rock PigeonColumba livia
15Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciata
16Ruddy PigeonPatagioenas subvinacea
17Eared DoveZenaida auriculata

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

18Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani
19Squirrel CuckooPiaya cayana

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

20Band-winged NightjarSystellura longirostris

 
Swifts: Apodidae

21Chestnut-collared SwiftStreptoprocne rutila
22White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonaris

 
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

23Lesser VioletearColibri cyanotus
24Sparkling VioletearColibri coruscans
25Longuemare's SunangelHeliangelus clarisse
26Speckled HummingbirdAdelomyia melanogenys
27Black-tailed TrainbearerLesbia victoriae
28Green-tailed TrainbearerLesbia nuna
29Purple-backed ThornbillRamphomicron microrhynchum
30Bronze-tailed ThornbillChalcostigma heteropogon
31Green-bearded HelmetcrestOxypogon guerinii
32Tyrian MetaltailMetallura tyrianthina
33Greenish PufflegHaplophaedia aureliae
34Glowing PufflegEriocnemis vestita
35Coppery-bellied PufflegEriocnemis cupreoventris
36Shining SunbeamAglaeactis cupripennis
37Collared IncaCoeligena torquata
38Golden-bellied StarfrontletCoeligena bonapartei
39Blue-throated StarfrontletCoeligena helianthea
40Mountain VelvetbreastLafresnaya lafresnayi
41Sword-billed HummingbirdEnsifera ensifera
42Great SapphirewingPterophanes cyanopterus
43Buff-tailed CoronetBoissonneaua flavescens
44White-booted Racket-tailOcreatus underwoodii
45White-bellied WoodstarChaetocercus mulsant
46Gorgeted WoodstarChaetocercus heliodor
47Lazuline SabrewingCampylopterus falcatus

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

48Bogota RailRallus semiplumbeus
49Spot-flanked GallinulePorphyriops melanops
50SoraPorzana carolina
51Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
52American CootFulica americana

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

53Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

54Noble SnipeGallinago nobilis
55Andean SnipeGallinago jamesoni
56Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
57/Solitary Sandpiper/Tringa solitaria
58/Greater Yellowlegs/Tringa melanoleuca

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

59Great EgretArdea alba
60Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
61Striated HeronButorides striata
62Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
New World Vultures: Cathartidae

63Black VultureCoragyps atratus
64Turkey VultureCathartes aura
65Andean CondorVultur gryphus

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

66/Osprey/Pandion haliaetus

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

67White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus
68Plain-breasted Hawk**Accipiter ventralis
69Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostris
70White-rumped HawkParabuteo leucorrhous
71White-tailed HawkGeranoaetus albicaudatus
72Black-chested Buzzard-EagleGeranoaetus melanoleucus
73/Broad-winged Hawk/Buteo platypterus

 
Owls: Strigidae

74White-throated Screech-OwlMegascops albogularis
75Tropical Screech-OwlMegascops choliba
76Andean Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium jardinii
77Rufous-banded OwlStrix albitarsis
78Striped OwlAsio clamator

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

79Golden-headed QuetzalPharomachrus auriceps
80Crested QuetzalPharomachrus antisianus
81Masked TrogonTrogon personatus

 
Toucans: Ramphastidae

82Southern Emerald-ToucanetAulacorhynchus albivitta
83Black-billed Mountain-ToucanAndigena nigrirostris

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

84Smoky-brown WoodpeckerDryobates fumigatus
85Powerful WoodpeckerCampephilus pollens
86Crimson-mantled WoodpeckerColaptes rivolii

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

87American KestrelFalco sparverius
88MerlinFalco columbarius
89Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

90Rusty-faced ParrotHapalopsittaca amazonina
91Speckle-faced ParrotPionus tumultuosus
92Scaly-naped ParrotAmazona mercenarius
93Brown-breasted ParakeetPyrrhura calliptera

 
Antpittas: Grallariidae

94Undulated AntpittaGrallaria squamigera
95Chestnut-crowned AntpittaGrallaria ruficapilla
96Muisca AntpittaGrallaria rufula
97Tawny AntpittaGrallaria quitensis

 
Tapaculos: Rhinocryptidae

98Ocellated TapaculoAcropternis orthonyx
99Ash-colored TapaculoMyornis senilis
100Blackish TapaculoScytalopus latrans
101Pale-bellied TapaculoScytalopus griseicollis

 
Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

102Strong-billed WoodcreeperXiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus
103Montane WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes lacrymiger
104Streaked XenopsXenops rutilans
105Streaked TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes boissonneautii
106Rusty-winged BarbtailPremnornis guttuliger
107Chestnut-winged CinclodesCinclodes albidiventris
108Montane Foliage-gleanerAnabacerthia striaticollis
109Spotted BarbtailPremnoplex brunnescens
110Pearled TreerunnerMargarornis squamiger
111Andean Tit-SpinetailLeptasthenura andicola
112White-browed SpinetailHellmayrea gularis
113Many-striped CanasteroAsthenes flammulata
114White-chinned ThistletailAsthenes fuliginosa
115Silvery-throated SpinetailSynallaxis subpudica
116Azara's SpinetailSynallaxis azarae
117Pale-breasted SpinetailSynallaxis albescens
118Rufous SpinetailSynallaxis unirufa

 
Cotingas: Cotingidae

119Green-and-black FruiteaterPipreola riefferii
120Barred FruiteaterPipreola arcuata
121Red-crested CotingaAmpelion rubrocristatus

 
Tityras and Allies: Tityridae

122Barred BecardPachyramphus versicolor

 
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

123Cinnamon FlycatcherPyrrhomyias cinnamomeus
124White-tailed TyrannuletMecocerculus poecilocercus
125White-banded TyrannuletMecocerculus stictopterus
126White-throated TyrannuletMecocerculus leucophrys
127Agile Tit-TyrantUromyias agilis
128Yellow-bellied ElaeniaElaenia flavogaster
129Mountain ElaeniaElaenia frantzii
130Torrent TyrannuletSerpophaga cinerea
131Sooty-headed TyrannuletPhyllomyias griseiceps
132Black-capped TyrannuletPhyllomyias nigrocapillus
133Tawny-rumped TyrannuletPhyllomyias uropygialis
134Golden-faced TyrannuletZimmerius chrysops
135/Olive-sided Flycatcher/Contopus cooperi
136Smoke-colored PeweeContopus fumigatus
137/Western Wood-Pewee/Contopus sordidulus
138Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
139Black PhoebeSayornis nigricans
140Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
141Plain-capped Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola alpinus
142Red-rumped Bush-TyrantCnemarchus erythropygius
143Streak-throated Bush-TyrantMyiotheretes striaticollis
144Smoky Bush-TyrantMyiotheretes fumigatus
145Crowned Chat-TyrantSilvicultrix frontalis
146Yellow-bellied Chat-TyrantSilvicultrix diadema
147Chestnut-bellied Chat-TyrantOchthoeca cinnamomeiventris
148Rufous-breasted Chat-TyrantOchthoeca rufipectoralis
149Brown-backed Chat-TyrantOchthoeca fumicolor
150Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
151|Eastern Kingbird|Tyrannus tyrannus
152Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana

 
Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

153Black-billed PeppershrikeCyclarhis nigrirostris
154Brown-capped VireoVireo leucophrys

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

155Black-collared JayCyanolyca armillata
156Inca JayCyanocorax yncas

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

157Blue-and-white SwallowPygochelidon cyanoleuca
158Brown-bellied SwallowOrochelidon murina
159Brown-chested MartinProgne tapera
160|Cliff Swallow|Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

 
Wrens: Troglodytidae

161House WrenTroglodytes aedon
162Mountain WrenTroglodytes solstitialis
163Grass WrenCistothorus platensis
164Apolinar's WrenCistothorus apolinari
165Black-bellied WrenPheugopedius fasciatoventris
166Rufous WrenCinnycerthia unirufa
167Gray-breasted Wood-WrenHenicorhina leucophrys

 
Dippers: Cinclidae

168White-capped DipperCinclus leucocephalus

 
Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae

169Tropical MockingbirdMimus gilvus

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

170Andean SolitaireMyadestes ralloides
171Great ThrushTurdus fuscater

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

172Paramo PipitAnthus bogotensis

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

173Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria
174<Andean Siskin>Spinus spinescens

 
New World Sparrows: Passerellidae

175Gray-browed BrushfinchArremon assimilis
176Chestnut-capped BrushfinchArremon brunneinucha
177Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensis
178Ochre-breasted BrushfinchAtlapetes semirufus
179Slaty BrushfinchAtlapetes schistaceus
180Pale-naped BrushfinchAtlapetes pallidinucha
181Yellow-breasted BrushfinchAtlapetes latinucha

 
Troupials and Allies: Icteridae

182Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
183Yellow-billed CaciqueAmblycercus holosericeus
184Northern Mountain Cacique**Cacicus leucoramphus
185Yellow-backed OrioleIcterus chrysater
186Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
187Giant CowbirdMolothrus oryzivorus
188Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubris
189Yellow-hooded BlackbirdChrysomus icterocephalus

 
New World Warblers: Parulidae

190/Blackburnian Warbler/Setophaga fusca
191Citrine WarblerMyiothlypis luteoviridis
192Black-crested WarblerMyiothlypis nigrocristata
193Russet-crowned WarblerMyiothlypis coronata
194Slate-throated RedstartMyioborus miniatus
195Golden-fronted RedstartMyioborus ornatus

 
Cardinals and Allies: Cardinalidae

196Black-backed GrosbeakPheucticus aureoventris

 
Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

197White-capped TanagerSericossypha albocristata
198Black-capped HemispingusKleinothraupis atropileus
199Oleaginous HemispingusSphenopsis frontalis
200Black-eared HemispingusSphenopsis melanotis
201Superciliaried HemispingusThlypopsis superciliaris
202White-lined TanagerTachyphonus rufus
203Hooded Mountain TanagerButhraupis montana
204Blue-capped TanagerSporathraupis cyanocephala
205Grass-green TanagerChlorornis riefferii
206Black-chested Mountain TanagerCnemathraupis eximia
207Scarlet-bellied Mountain TanagerAnisognathus igniventris
208Blue-winged Mountain TanagerAnisognathus somptuosus
209Buff-breasted Mountain TanagerDubusia taeniata
210Golden-crowned TanagerIridosornis rufivertex
211Fawn-breasted TanagerPipraeidea melanonota
212Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopus
213Scrub TanagerStilpnia vitriolina
214Blue-necked TanagerStilpnia cyanicollis
215Blue-and-black TanagerTangara vassorii
216Beryl-spangled TanagerTangara nigroviridis
217Green HoneycreeperChlorophanes spiza
218Blue-backed ConebillConirostrum sitticolor
219Capped ConebillConirostrum albifrons
220Rufous-browed ConebillConirostrum rufum
221Glossy FlowerpiercerDiglossa lafresnayii
222Black FlowerpiercerDiglossa humeralis
223White-sided FlowerpiercerDiglossa albilatera
224Rusty FlowerpiercerDiglossa sittoides
225Bluish FlowerpiercerDiglossa caerulescens
226Masked FlowerpiercerDiglossa cyanea
227PlushcapCatamblyrhynchus diadema
228Plumbeous Sierra FinchGeospizopsis unicolor
229<Slaty Finch>Spodiornis rustica
230Black-headed HemispingusPseudospingus verticalis
231Gray-hooded Bush TanagerCnemoscopus rubrirostris
232Saffron FinchSicalis flaveola
233Grassland Yellow-FinchSicalis luteola
234Band-tailed SeedeaterCatamenia analis
235Plain-colored SeedeaterCatamenia inornata
236Paramo SeedeaterCatamenia homochroa

 *Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
**Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.