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MINDO VALLEY

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# Species:286
# Excl Vagrants:286
# Endemics:1
# Near Endemics:38
Habitat: Middle elevation forest, open areas

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.*

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Ducks: Anatidae

1Torrent DuckMerganetta armataMVUC

 
Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows: Cracidae

2Crested GuanPenelope purpurascensMVR
3Wattled GuanAburria aburriMV,SPM?
4Sickle-winged GuanChamaepetes goudotiiMVFC

 
New World Quail: Odontophoridae

5Dark-backed Wood-QuailOdontophorus melanonotusMVC

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

6Rock PigeonColumba liviaMJ?
7Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciataMVC
8Plumbeous PigeonPatagioenas plumbeaMVC
9Ruddy PigeonPatagioenas subvinaceaMVR
10Ecuadorian Ground-DoveColumbina buckleyiMVX
11Blue Ground-DoveClaravis pretiosaMVR
12Maroon-chested Ground-DoveClaravis mondetouraMVVR
13White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxiMVFC
14White-throated Quail-DoveZentrygon frenataMVUC

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

15Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniMV,SPM?
16Little CuckooCoccycua minutaMVR
17Squirrel CuckooPiaya cayanaMJ,MVFC
18Gray-capped CuckooCoccyzus lansbergiMVR

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

19Short-tailed NighthawkLurocalis semitorquatusMV,SPM?
20Rufous-bellied NighthawkLurocalis rufiventrisMVFC
21Band-winged NightjarSystellura longirostrisMVUC
22Common PauraqueNyctidromus albicollisMVUC
23Lyre-tailed NightjarUropsalis lyraMVUC

 
Potoos: Nyctibiidae

24Common PotooNyctibius griseusMVUC

 
Oilbird: Steatornithidae

25OilbirdSteatornis caripensisMVR

 
Swifts: Apodidae

26Spot-fronted SwiftCypseloides cherrieiMVUC
27Chestnut-collared SwiftStreptoprocne rutilaMVUC
28White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisMVC

 
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

29White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivoraMV,SPM?
30White-whiskered HermitPhaethornis yaruquiSPM?
31Tawny-bellied HermitPhaethornis syrmatophorusMV,SPM?
32Green-fronted LancebillDoryfera ludovicaeMVR
33White-throated WedgebillSchistes albogularisMJ,MVR
34Brown VioletearColibri delphinaeMVR
35Lesser VioletearColibri cyanotusMV,SPM?
36Sparkling VioletearColibri coruscansMVUC
37Tooth-billed HummingbirdAndrodon aequatorialisMVVR
38Gorgeted SunangelHeliangelus strophianusMVC
39Speckled HummingbirdAdelomyia melanogenysMVC
40Violet-tailed SylphAglaiocercus coelestisMV,SPM?
41Hoary PufflegHaplophaedia lugensMVR
42Black-breasted PufflegEriocnemis nigrivestisMVVR
43Brown IncaCoeligena wilsoniMJ,MV,SPM?
44Collared IncaCoeligena torquataMVC
45Buff-tailed CoronetBoissonneaua flavescensMVC
46Velvet-purple CoronetBoissonneaua jardiniMVC
47Booted Racket-tailOcreatus underwoodiiMV,SPM?
48Rufous-gaped HillstarUrochroa bougueriMVR
49Purple-bibbed WhitetipUrosticte benjaminiMV,SPM?
50Fawn-breasted BrilliantHeliodoxa rubinoidesMV,SPM?
51Green-crowned BrilliantHeliodoxa jaculaMV,SPM?
52Empress BrilliantHeliodoxa imperatrixMV,SPM?
53White-bellied WoodstarChaetocercus mulsantMVR
54Purple-throated WoodstarCalliphlox mitchelliiMV,SPM?
55Crowned WoodnymphThalurania fannyiMV,SPM?
56Andean EmeraldAmazilia franciaeMV,SPM?
57Rufous-tailed HummingbirdAmazilia tzacatlMV,SPM?

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

58SoraPorzana carolinaMVR
59White-throated CrakeLaterallus albigularisMVUC

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

60Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaMVR
61Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiMVR
62Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaMVR

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

63Fasciated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma fasciatumMVR
64Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisMJ,MV,SPM?

 
New World Vultures: Cathartidae

65Black VultureCoragyps atratusMJ,MV,SPM?
66Turkey VultureCathartes auraMVC

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

67Hook-billed KiteChondrohierax uncinatusMVC
68Gray-headed KiteLeptodon cayanensisMVR
69Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatusMVC
70Black-and-chestnut EagleSpizaetus isidoriMVR
71Double-toothed KiteHarpagus bidentatusMVR
72Tiny HawkAccipiter superciliosusMVR
73Plain-breasted Hawk**Accipiter ventralisMVFC
74Bicolored HawkAccipiter bicolorMVR
75Barred HawkMorphnarchus princepsMVC
76Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostrisMVC
77White-rumped HawkParabuteo leucorrhousMVUC
78Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterusMVUC
79Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurusMVR

 
Owls: Strigidae

80Rufescent Screech-OwlMegascops ingensMV,SPM?
81Cloud-forest Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium nubicolaMVUC
82Mottled OwlCiccaba virgataMV,SPM?
83Black-and-white OwlCiccaba nigrolineataMVR

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

84Golden-headed QuetzalPharomachrus auricepsMVC
85Crested QuetzalPharomachrus antisianusMVUC
86Masked TrogonTrogon personatusMJ,MVC

 
Motmots: Momotidae

87Rufous MotmotBaryphthengus martiiMV,SPM?
88Broad-billed MotmotElectron platyrhynchumMVR

 
Puffbirds: Bucconidae

89White-faced NunbirdHapaloptila castaneaMVUC

 
New World Barbets: Capitonidae

90Red-headed BarbetEubucco bourcieriiMVR

 
Toucan-Barbets: Semnornithidae

91Toucan BarbetSemnornis ramphastinusMJ,MVFC

 
Toucans: Ramphastidae

92Crimson-rumped ToucanetAulacorhynchus haematopygusMJ,MVFC
93Plate-billed Mountain-ToucanAndigena laminirostrisMVUC
94Collared AracariPteroglossus torquatusMVR
95Yellow-throated ToucanRamphastos ambiguusMVR
96Choco ToucanRamphastos brevisMVUC

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

97Smoky-brown WoodpeckerDryobates fumigatusMVUC
98Yellow-vented WoodpeckerDryobates dignusMVUC
99Powerful WoodpeckerCampephilus pollensMVFC
100Golden-olive WoodpeckerColaptes rubiginosusMJ,MVUC
101Crimson-mantled WoodpeckerColaptes rivoliiMVFC

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

102Barred Forest-FalconMicrastur ruficollisMVFC
103Plumbeous Forest-FalconMicrastur plumbeusMVR
104Collared Forest-FalconMicrastur semitorquatusMVUC
105American KestrelFalco sparveriusMVR
106MerlinFalco columbariusMVR
107Bat FalconFalco rufigularisMVR
108Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusMVVR

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

109Blue-fronted ParrotletTouit dilectissimusMVUC
110Barred ParakeetBolborhynchus lineolaMVUC
111Red-billed ParrotPionus sordidusMVC
112Speckle-faced ParrotPionus tumultuosusMVR
113Bronze-winged ParrotPionus chalcopterusMVR
114Scaly-naped ParrotAmazona mercenariusMVUC
115Maroon-tailed ParakeetPyrrhura melanuraMVC

 
Typical Antbirds: Thamnophilidae

116Rufous-rumped AntwrenEuchrepomis callinotaMVUC
117Uniform AntshrikeThamnophilus unicolorMVUC
118Slaty AntwrenMyrmotherula schisticolorMVR
119Streak-headed AntbirdDrymophila striaticepsMVUC
120Esmeraldas AntbirdSipia nigricaudaMVUC
121Zeledon's AntbirdHafferia zeledoniMVR

 
Antpittas: Grallariidae

122Giant AntpittaGrallaria giganteaMVUC
123Moustached AntpittaGrallaria alleniMVUC
124Chestnut-crowned AntpittaGrallaria ruficapillaMVR
125Yellow-breasted AntpittaGrallaria flavotinctaMV,SPM?
126Ochre-breasted AntpittaGrallaricula flavirostrisMVR

 
Tapaculos: Rhinocryptidae

127Ocellated TapaculoAcropternis orthonyxMVR
128Nariño TapaculoScytalopus viciniorMV,SPM?
129Spillmann's TapaculoScytalopus spillmanniMVC

 
Antthrushes: Formicariidae

130Rufous-breasted AntthrushFormicarius rufipectusMVUC

 
Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

131Tawny-throated LeaftosserSclerurus mexicanusMVR
132Tyrannine WoodcreeperDendrocincla tyranninaMVUC
133Plain-brown WoodcreeperDendrocincla fuliginosaMVR
134Wedge-billed WoodcreeperGlyphorynchus spirurusMVFC
135Strong-billed WoodcreeperXiphocolaptes promeropirhynchusMJ,MVC
136Spotted WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus erythropygiusMVR
137Brown-billed ScythebillCampylorhamphus pusillusMVR
138Montane WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes lacrymigerMVC
139Buffy TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes lawrenciiMVUC
140Streaked TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes boissonneautiiMVFC
141Rusty-winged BarbtailPremnornis guttuligerMVFC
142Pacific Hornero**Furnarius cinnamomeusMVR
143Buff-fronted Foliage-gleanerPhilydor rufumMVUC
144Scaly-throated Foliage-gleanerAnabacerthia variegaticepsMVFC
145Lineated Foliage-gleanerSyndactyla subalarisMJ,MVUC
146Uniform TreehunterThripadectes ignobilisMVUC
147Striped TreehunterThripadectes holostictusMVR
148Streak-capped TreehunterThripadectes virgaticepsMJ,MVUC
149Spotted BarbtailPremnoplex brunnescensMV,SPM?
150Pearled TreerunnerMargarornis squamigerMVUC
151Red-faced SpinetailCranioleuca erythropsMVC
152Azara's SpinetailSynallaxis azaraeMVR
153Slaty SpinetailSynallaxis brachyuraMVUC

 
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

154White-tailed TyrannuletMecocerculus poecilocercusMVC
155Rufous-winged TyrannuletMecocerculus calopterusMVUC
156White-crested ElaeniaElaenia albicepsMJ?
157Lesser ElaeniaElaenia chiriquensisMVR
158Torrent TyrannuletSerpophaga cinereaMVUC
159Streak-necked FlycatcherMionectes striaticollisMVFC
160Olive-striped FlycatcherMionectes olivaceusMV 
161Marble-faced Bristle-TyrantPhylloscartes ophthalmicusMVR
162Ashy-headed TyrannuletPhyllomyias cinereicepsMVR
163Choco TyrannuletZimmerius albigularisMVR
164Golden-faced TyrannuletZimmerius chrysopsMVR
165Ornate FlycatcherMyiotriccus ornatusMVC
166Bronze-olive Pygmy-TyrantPseudotriccus pelzelniMVFC
167Rufous-headed Pygmy-TyrantPseudotriccus ruficepsMVUC
168Scale-crested Pygmy-TyrantLophotriccus pileatusMVFC
169Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant
(Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher)
Poecilotriccus ruficepsMVR
170Common Tody-FlycatcherTodirostrum cinereumMVR
171Fulvous-breasted FlatbillRhynchocyclus fulvipectusMV 
172Cinnamon FlycatcherPyrrhomyias cinnamomeusMVFC
173Tawny-breasted FlycatcherMyiobius villosusMVR
174Flavescent FlycatcherMyiophobus flavicansMVC
175Smoke-colored PeweeContopus fumigatusMJ,MVC
176Western Wood-PeweeContopus sordidulusMJ,MVUC
177Black PhoebeSayornis nigricansMV,SPM?
178Yellow-bellied Chat-TyrantOchthoeca diademaMVR
179Slaty-backed Chat-TyrantOchthoeca cinnamomeiventrisMV 
180Bright-rumped AttilaAttila spadiceusMVR
181Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculiferMJ,MVR
182Boat-billed FlycatcherMegarynchus pitanguaMV,SPM?
183Rusty-margined FlycatcherMyiozetetes cayanensisSPM?
184Social FlycatcherMyiozetetes similisMVR
185Golden-crowned FlycatcherMyiodynastes chrysocephalusMJ,MV,SPM?
186Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicusMJ,MV,SPM?

 
Cotingas: Cotingidae

187Green-and-black FruiteaterPipreola riefferiiMVFC
188Orange-breasted FruiteaterPipreola jucundaMVUC
189Scaled FruiteaterAmpelioides tschudiiMVUC
190Andean Cock-of-the-rockRupicola peruvianusMVUC
191Olivaceous PihaSnowornis cryptolophusMVFC

 
Manakins: Pipridae

192Golden-winged ManakinMasius chrysopterusMVUC
193Club-winged ManakinMachaeropterus deliciosusMVR

 
Tityras and Allies: Tityridae

194Masked TityraTityra semifasciataMVR
195Barred BecardPachyramphus versicolorMVFC
196Cinnamon BecardPachyramphus cinnamomeusMJ,MVR
197White-winged BecardPachyramphus polychopterusMJ,MVUC
198Black-and-white BecardPachyramphus albogriseusMVR
199One-colored BecardPachyramphus homochrousMVUC

 
Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

200Black-billed PeppershrikeCyclarhis nigrirostrisMVUC
201Lesser GreenletPachysilvia decurtataMVR
202Brown-capped VireoVireo leucophrysMJ,MVUC
203Chivi VireoVireo chiriMJ,MVFC

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

204Beautiful JayCyanolyca pulchraMVUC
205Turquoise JayCyanolyca turcosaMVUC

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

206Blue-and-white SwallowPygochelidon cyanoleucaMVC
207Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollisMVR
208Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaMVC

 
Wrens: Troglodytidae

209House WrenTroglodytes aedonMV,SPM?
210Mountain WrenTroglodytes solstitialisMVUC
211Sharpe's WrenCinnycerthia olivascensMVFC
212Gray-breasted Wood-WrenHenicorhina leucophrysMVC

 
Gnatcatchers: Polioptilidae

213Tropical GnatcatcherPolioptila plumbeaMVR

 
Dippers: Cinclidae

214White-capped DipperCinclus leucocephalusMVUC

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

215Andean SolitaireMyadestes ralloidesMVC
216Slaty-backed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus fuscaterMVC
217Spotted Nightingale-ThrushCatharus dryasMV 
218Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatusMVUC
219Black SolitaireEntomodestes coracinusMVR
220Ecuadorian ThrushTurdus maculirostrisMV,SPM?
221Pale-eyed ThrushTurdus leucopsMVR
222Glossy-black ThrushTurdus serranusMVUC

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

223Yellow-collared ChlorophoniaChlorophonia flavirostrisMVR
224Thick-billed EuphoniaEuphonia laniirostrisMVR
225Orange-bellied EuphoniaEuphonia xanthogasterMVC
226Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltriaMVVR
227Yellow-bellied SiskinSpinus xanthogastrusMVR
228Hooded SiskinSpinus magellanicusMV 

 
New World Sparrows: Passerellidae

229Yellow-throated ChlorospingusChlorospingus flavigularisMVFC
230Dusky ChlorospingusChlorospingus semifuscusMVC
231Black-striped SparrowArremonops conirostrisMVR
232Chestnut-capped BrushfinchArremon brunneinuchaMVC
233Olive FinchArremon castaneicepsMVR
234Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensisMJ,MVC
235Tricolored BrushfinchAtlapetes tricolorMJ,MVFC

 
Troupials and Allies: Icteridae

236Russet-backed OropendolaPsarocolius angustifronsMVR
237Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensisMVR
238Giant CowbirdMolothrus oryzivorusMVR

 
New World Warblers: Parulidae

239Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaMVR
240Olive-crowned YellowthroatGeothlypis semiflavaMVC
241Tropical ParulaSetophaga pitiayumiMJ,MVFC
242Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fuscaMVC
243Three-striped WarblerBasileuterus tristriatusMVC
244Black-crested WarblerMyiothlypis nigrocristataMVR
245Russet-crowned WarblerMyiothlypis coronataMVC
246Slate-throated RedstartMyioborus miniatusMV,SPM?

 
Cardinals and Allies: Cardinalidae

247Summer TanagerPiranga rubraMJ,MVR
248White-winged TanagerPiranga leucopteraMVR
249Golden GrosbeakPheucticus chrysogasterMVUC
250Blue SeedeaterAmaurospiza concolorMVR

 
Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

251Western Hemispingus**Sphenopsis ochraceusMVR
252Rufous-chested TanagerThlypopsis ornataMVR
253White-lined TanagerTachyphonus rufusMV 
254Lemon-rumped Tanager**Ramphocelus icteronotusMJ,MV,SPM?
255Blue-winged Mountain-TanagerAnisognathus somptuosusMVC
256Black-chinned Mountain-TanagerAnisognathus notabilisMVFC
257Purplish-mantled TanagerIridosornis porphyrocephalusMVVR
258Fawn-breasted TanagerPipraeidea melanonotaMVUC
259Glistening-green TanagerChlorochrysa phoenicotisMVR
260Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopusMJ,MV,SPM?
261Blue-capped TanagerThraupis cyanocephalaMVUC
262Golden-naped TanagerTangara ruficervixMVC
263Black-capped TanagerTangara heineiMVUC
264Blue-necked TanagerTangara cyanicollisMVR
265Blue-and-black TanagerTangara vassoriiMVUC
266Beryl-spangled TanagerTangara nigroviridisMVC
267Metallic-green TanagerTangara labradoridesMVUC
268Bay-headed TanagerTangara gyrolaMVUC
269Flame-faced TanagerTangara parzudakiiMVC
270Golden TanagerTangara arthusMVC
271Swallow TanagerTersina viridisMVUC
272Capped ConebillConirostrum albifronsMJ,MVFC
273White-sided FlowerpiercerDiglossa albilateraMVC
274Bluish FlowerpiercerDiglossa caerulescensMVR
275Masked FlowerpiercerDiglossa cyaneaMJ,MVC
276PlushcapCatamblyrhynchus diademaMVUC
277Slaty FinchSpodiornis rusticaMVR
278Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarinaMVUC
279Variable SeedeaterSporophila corvinaMVFC
280Black-and-white SeedeaterSporophila luctuosaMVR
281Yellow-bellied SeedeaterSporophila nigricollisMVC
282Band-tailed SeedeaterCatamenia analisMVR
283BananaquitCoereba flaveolaMJ,SPM?
284Yellow-faced GrassquitTiaris olivaceusMV 
285Buff-throated SaltatorSaltator maximusMJ,MVR
286Black-winged SaltatorSaltator atripennisMVUC

 * 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.

OTHER LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

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

OCCURRENCE CODES

AAbundant/Very Common
CCommon
FCFairly/Locally Common
UCUncommon/Scarce
RRare/Very Scarce
VRVery Rare
XAccidental/Vagrant
?Uncertain

LOCATION CODES

MJMindo Junction
SPMSeptimo Paraiso