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EL CAJAS NATIONAL PARK

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Area (ha):28,544
Altitude (m):3100-4450
# Species*:131
# Excl Vagrants*:131
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:10
Species/100 ha*:0.5
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Cloud forest, paramo, lagoons

TARGET BIRD LIST

List of target species we particularly want to see at this site because we have limited or no chance of seeing them elsewhere on tour, because they are range-restricted or endemic, or because they're rarely seen anywhere but are possible at the site.*

color codes

1Andean TinamouNothoprocta pentlandiiRS
2Silvery GrebePodiceps occipitalisOS
3Ecuadorian HillstarOreotrochilus chimborazoUS
4Mountain AvocetbillOpisthoprora eurypteraOS
5Blue-mantled ThornbillChalcostigma stanleyiSS
6Violet-throated MetaltailMetallura baroniSS
7Mountain VelvetbreastLafresnaya lafresnayiSS
8Giant HummingbirdPatagona gigasSS
9Andean LapwingVanellus resplendensOS
10Carunculated CaracaraPhalcoboenus carunculatusSS
11Tawny AntpittaGrallaria quitensisUS
12Chestnut-winged CinclodesCinclodes albidiventrisUS
13Stout-billed CinclodesCinclodes excelsiorUS
14Andean Tit-SpinetailLeptasthenura andicolaSS
15Many-striped CanasteroAsthenes flammulataUS
16Streak-backed CanasteroAsthenes wyattiOS
17Mouse-colored ThistletailAsthenes griseomurinaUS
18Red-crested CotingaAmpelion rubrocristatusOS
19White-throated TyrannuletMecocerculus leucophrysSS
20Tufted Tit-TyrantAnairetes parulusUS
21\White-browed Ground-Tyrant\Muscisaxicola albiloraSS
22Brown-backed Chat-TyrantOchthoeca fumicolorUS
23White-browed Chat-TyrantOchthoeca leucophrysRS
24Paramo PipitAnthus bogotensisOS
25Giant ConebillConirostrum binghamiSS
26Cinereous ConebillConirostrum cinereumSS
27Tit-like DacnisXenodacnis parinaSS
28Plumbeous Sierra-FinchGeospizopsis unicolorUS
29Band-tailed SeedeaterCatamenia analisSS
30Plain-colored SeedeaterCatamenia inornataSS
31Paramo SeedeaterCatamenia homochroaOS

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 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.

PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

LIKELIHOOD CODES

ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen