Altitude (m):3000-3090
# Species*:21
# Excl Vagrants*:21
# Endemics*:2
# Near Endemics*:2
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Paramo, alpine scrub


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

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

1Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciata
2White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi

Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

3Sparkling VioletearColibri coruscans
4Purple-throated SunangelHeliangelus viola
5Black MetaltailMetallura phoebe
6Shining SunbeamAglaeactis cupripennis
7White-bellied WoodstarChaetocercus mulsant

Woodpeckers: Picidae

8Andean FlickerColaptes rupicola

Tapaculos: Rhinocryptidae

9Unicolored TapaculoScytalopus unicolor

Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

10Azara's SpinetailSynallaxis azarae

Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

11White-crested ElaeniaElaenia albiceps
12White-browed Chat-TyrantOchthoeca leucophrys

Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

13Rufous-browed PeppershrikeCyclarhis gujanensis

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

14Great ThrushTurdus fuscater
15Chiguanco ThrushTurdus chiguanco

New World Sparrows: Passerellidae

16Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensis
17Yellow-breasted BrushfinchAtlapetes latinuchus

New World Warblers: Parulidae

18Black-crested WarblerMyiothlypis nigrocristata
19Slate-throated RedstartMyioborus miniatus

Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

20Piura Hemispingus**Sphenopsis piurae
21Black-throated FlowerpiercerDiglossa brunneiventris

 * 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.