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Altitude (m):950
# Species*:51
# Excl Vagrants*:51
# Endemics*:6
# Near Endemics*:8
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Arid scrub, desert

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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Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

1Marañon Pigeon
(Peruvian Pigeon)
Patagioenas oenops
2Ecuadorian Ground DoveColumbina buckleyi
3Croaking Ground DoveColumbina cruziana
4Bare-faced Ground DoveMetriopelia ceciliae
5White-tipped DoveLeptotila verreauxi
6Eared DoveZenaida auriculata

 
Owlet-Nightjars: Aegothelidae

7New Caledonian Owlet-nightjarAegotheles savesi

 
Swifts: Apodidae

8Chestnut-collared SwiftStreptoprocne rutila
9White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonaris
10Andean SwiftAeronautes andecolus

 
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

11Amazilia HummingbirdAmazilia amazilia
12Andean EmeraldAmazilia franciae

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

13/Spotted Sandpiper/Actitis macularius

 
New World Vultures: Cathartidae

14Black VultureCoragyps atratus
15Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

16Pearl KiteGampsonyx swainsonii
17Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctus
18White-rumped HawkParabuteo leucorrhous
19Variable HawkGeranoaetus polyosoma
20Zone-tailed HawkButeo albonotatus

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

21Black-necked WoodpeckerColaptes atricollis

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

22Yellow-faced ParrotletForpus xanthops
23Scarlet-fronted ParakeetPsittacara wagleri

 
Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

24Chestnut-backed ThornbirdPhacellodomus dorsalis

 
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

25\Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet\Camptostoma obsoletum
26Brown-capped TyrannuletOrnithion brunneicapillus
27Yellow-bellied ElaeniaElaenia flavogaster
28Tawny-crowned Pygmy-TyrantEuscarthmus meloryphus
29Bran-colored FlycatcherMyiophobus fasciatus
30Tumbes Pewee**Contopus punensis
31Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

32Inca JayCyanocorax yncas

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

33Blue-and-white SwallowPygochelidon cyanoleuca

 
Gnatcatchers: Polioptilidae

34Marañon Gnatcatcher**Polioptila major

 
Wrens: Troglodytidae

35House WrenTroglodytes aedon
36Fasciated WrenCampylorhynchus fasciatus

 
Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae

37Long-tailed MockingbirdMimus longicaudatus

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

38Marañon ThrushTurdus maranonicus

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

39Purple-throated EuphoniaEuphonia chlorotica
40Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria

 
New World Sparrows: Passerellidae

41Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensis

 
Troupials and Allies: Icteridae

42Yellow-tailed OrioleIcterus mesomelas

 
Cardinals and Allies: Cardinalidae

43/Summer Tanager/Piranga rubra
44Golden GrosbeakPheucticus chrysogaster

 
Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

45Buff-bellied TanagerThlypopsis inornata
46Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopus
47Gray-winged Inca-FinchIncaspiza ortizi
48Buff-bridled Inca-FinchIncaspiza laeta
49BananaquitCoereba flaveola
50Dull-colored GrassquitAsemospiza obscurus
51Streaked SaltatorSaltator striatipectus

 * 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.