The Birds of Northwest Ecuador

Volume I: The Upper Foothills and Subtropics

by Olaf Jahn, John V. Moore, Niels Krabbe, Patricio M. Valenzuela, Paul Coopmans, Mitch Lysinger, Lelis Navarette, Jonas Nilsson, and Robert S. Ridgely

Revised and Expanded Edition


This is a fully revised and expanded edition of the 3 CD publication published in 1999 by Moore et al (click here) and contains almost all of the original recordings, about 700 new recordings and 23 additional species. The publication consists of a CD containing all vocalizations in MP3 format and a data DVD with all recordings presented in WAVE format arranged into folders for 7 CDs. Also included is a comprehensive booklet in both digital (PDF and Excel) and hard copy format containing recording information for each cut. We present 1128 separately announced recordings of 213 species and include the sounds of nearly all the birds predominantly inhabiting the humid life zones of the upper foothills and lower subtropics on the northwestern Andean slope of Ecuador. Most of the species which range from the coastal lowlands into the foothills are not included in this publication since many have been previously published in The Birds of Northwest Ecuador, Vol.2: The Lowlands and Lower Foothills (Jahn et al. 2003) and will also be included in our forthcoming comprehensive revised edition of the former publication.

The mid-elevation montane and premontane forests of northwest Ecuador support a wealth of birdlife, including a large number of species and subspecies endemic to the exceptionally rich "Chocó Faunal Region." This important biogeographic area extends northward into western Colombia, and this is the first audio publication to feature a large number of these endemics. For some of the wider-ranging species included in this publication, the discerning listener will note certain differences between the vocalizations presented and those of the same species (but usually a different subspecies) found elsewhere.

1 data DVD and 1 MP3 CD, booklet. Published 2008. Suggested retail price: $22.95

Species list:

  1. Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
  2. Plain-breasted (Sharp-shinned) Hawk Accipiter ventralis
  3. Semicollared Hawk Accipiter collaris
  4. Barred Hawk Leucopternis princeps
  5. White-rumped Hawk Buteo leucorrhous
  6. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  7. Black-and-chestnut Eagle Oroaetus isidori
  8. Baudó Guan Penelope ortoni
  9. Sickle-winged Guan Chamaepetes goudotii
  10. Dark-backed Wood-Quail Odontophorus melanonotus
  11. Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata
  12. Plumbeous Pigeon Columba plumbea
  13. White-throated Quail-Dove Geotrygon frenata
  14. Yellow-eared Parrot Ognorhynchus icterotis
  15. Maroon-tailed Parakeet Pyrrhura melanura
  16. Barred Parakeet Bolborhynchus lineola
  17. Blue-fronted Parrotlet Touit dilectissima
  18. Red-billed Parrot Pionus sordidus
  19. White-capped (Speckle-faced) Parrot Pionus seniloides
  20. Rufescent (Colombian) Screech-Owl Otus ingens
  21. Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium nubicola
  22. Short-tailed Nighthawk Lurocalis semitorquatus
  23. Swallow-tailed Nightjar Uropsalis segmentata
  24. Lyre-tailed Nightjar Uropsalis lyra
  25. White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris
  26. Chestnut-collared Swift Streptoprocne rutila
  27. Spot-fronted Swift Cypseloides cherriei
  28. Tawny-bellied Hermit Phaethornis syrmatophorus
  29. White-tipped Sicklebill Eutoxeres aquila
  30. Green-fronted Lancebill Doryfera ludovicae
  31. Brown Violetear Colibri delphinae
  32. Green Violetear Colibri thalassinus
  33. Andean Emerald Amazilia franciae
  34. Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys
  35. Purple-bibbed Whitetip Urosticte benjamini
  36. Empress Brilliant Heliodoxa imperatrix
  37. Green-crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula
  38. Fawn-breasted Brilliant Heliodoxa rubinoides
  39. White-tailed Hillstar Urochroa bougueri
  40. Brown Inca Coeligena wilsoni
  41. Collared Inca Coeligena torquata
  42. Buff-tailed Coronet Boissonneaua flavescens
  43. Velvet-purple Coronet Boissonneaua jardini
  44. Gorgeted Sunangel Heliangelus strophianus
  45. Hoary Puffleg Haplophaedia lugens
  46. Booted Racket-tail Ocreatus underwoodii
  47. Violet-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus coelestis
  48. Wedge-billed Hummingbird Schistes geoffroyi
  49. Purple-throated Woodstar Philodice mitchellii
  50. Crested Quetzal Pharomachrus antisianus
  51. Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps
  52. Collared Trogon Trogon collaris
  53. Masked Trogon "split" Trogon personatus
  54. White-faced Nunbird Hapaloptila castanea
  55. Red-headed Barbet Eubucco bourcierii
  56. Toucan Barbet Semnornis ramphastinus
  57. Crimson-rumped Toucanet Aulacorhynchus haematopygus
  58. Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan Andigena laminirostris
  59. Crimson-mantled Woodpecker Piculus rivolii
  60. Smoky-brown Woodpecker Veniliornis fumigatus
  61. Yellow-vented Woodpecker Veniliornis dignus
  62. Powerful Woodpecker Campephilus pollens
  63. Azara's Spinetail Synallaxis azarae
  64. Rufous Spinetail Synallaxis unirufa
  65. Red-faced Spinetail Cranioleuca erythrops
  66. Streaked Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii
  67. Pacific (Buffy) Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes johnsoni
  68. Star-chested (Fulvous-dotted) Treerunner Margarornis stellatus
  69. Spotted Barbtail Premnoplex brunnescens
  70. Rusty-winged Barbtail Premnornis guttuligera
  71. Lineated Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla subalaris
  72. Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia variegaticeps
  73. Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner Philydor rufus
  74. Flammulated Treehunter Thripadectes flammulatus
  75. Striped Treehunter Thripadectes holostictus
  76. Streak-capped Treehunter Thripadectes virgaticeps
  77. Uniform Treehunter Thripadectes ignobilis
  78. Streaked Xenops Xenops rutilans
  79. Tyrannine Woodcreeper Dendrocincla tyrannina
  80. Strong-billed Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus
  81. Spotted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus erythropygius
  82. Montane Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger
  83. Brown-billed Scythebill Campylorhamphus pusillus
  84. Uniform Antshrike Thamnophilus unicolor
  85. Russet Antshrike Thamnistes anabatinus
  86. Bicolored Antvireo Dysithamnus occidentalis
  87. Slaty Antwren Myrmotherula schisticolor
  88. Long-tailed Antbird Drymophila caudata
  89. Rufous-rumped Antwren Terenura callinota
  90. Immaculate Antbird Myrmeciza immaculata
  91. Esmeraldas Antbird Myrmeciza nigricauda
  92. Rufous-breasted Antthrush Formicarius rufipectus
  93. Giant Antpitta Grallaria gigantea
  94. Scaled Antpitta Grallaria guatimalensis
  95. Moustached Antpitta Grallaria alleni
  96. Plain-backed Antpitta Grallaria haplonota
  97. Chestnut-crowned Antpitta Grallaria ruficapilla
  98. Yellow-breasted Antpitta Grallaria flavotincta
  99. Ochre-breasted Antpitta Grallaricula flavirostris
  100. Nariño Tapaculo Scytalopus vicinior
  101. Chocó Tapaculo Scytalopus chocoensis
  102. Spillmann's Tapaculo Scytalopus spillmanni
  103. Ashy-headed Tyrannulet Phyllomyias cinereiceps
  104. Golden-faced Tyrannulet Zimmerius chrysops
  105. Lesser Elaenia Elaenia chiriquensis
  106. White-tailed Tyrannulet Mecocerculus poecilocercus
  107. Rufous-winged Tyrannulet Mecocerculus calopterus
  108. Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinerea
  109. Streak-necked Flycatcher Mionectes striaticollis
  110. Olive-striped Flycatcher Mionectes olivaceus
  111. Slaty-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon superciliaris
  112. Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant Phylloscartes ophthalmicus
  113. Bronze-olive Pygmy-Tyrant Pseudotriccus pelzelni
  114. Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant Pseudotriccus ruficeps
  115. Rufous-crowned (Tody-Tyrant) Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus ruficeps
  116. Fulvous-breasted Flatbill Rhynchocyclus fulvipectus
  117. Ornate Flycatcher Myiotriccus ornatus
  118. Flavescent Flycatcher Myiophobus flavicans
  119. Orange-crested Flycatcher Myiophobus phoenicomitra
  120. Handsome Flycatcher Myiophobus pulcher
  121. Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomea
  122. Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
  123. Smoke-colored Pewee Contopus fumigatus
  124. Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
  125. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  126. Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris
  127. Yellow-bellied Chat-Tyrant Silvicultrix diadema
  128. Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
  129. Golden-crowned Flycatcher Myiodynastes chrysocephalus
  130. Barred Becard Pachyramphus versicolor
  131. White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus
  132. Black-and-white Becard Pachyramphus albogriseus
  133. Green-and-black Fruiteater Pipreola riefferii
  134. Orange-breasted Fruiteater Pipreola jucunda
  135. Scaled Fruiteater Ampelioides tschudii
  136. Olivaceous Piha Lipaugus cryptolophus
  137. Red-ruffed Fruitcrow Pyroderus scutatus
  138. Long-wattled Umbrellabird Cephalopterus penduliger
  139. Andean Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola peruviana
  140. Golden-winged Manakin Masius chrysopterus
  141. Club-winged Manakin Machaeropterus deliciosus
  142. Turquoise Jay Cyanolyca turcosa
  143. Beautiful Jay Cyanolyca pulchra
  144. Black-billed Peppershrike Cyclarhis nigrirostris
  145. Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys
  146. Chocó Vireo Vireo masteri
  147. Andean Solitaire Myadestes ralloides
  148. Rufous-brown Solitaire Cichlopsis leucogenys
  149. Black Solitaire Entomodestes coracinus
  150. Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus fuscater
  151. Spotted Nightingale-Thrush Catharus dryas
  152. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  153. Pale-eyed Thrush Platycichla leucops
  154. Glossy-black Thrush Turdus serranus
  155. Pale-vented Thrush Turdus obsoletus
    Erratum: cut #4 is the song of Ecuadorian Thrush Turdus maculirostris.
  156. White-capped Dipper Cinclus leucocephalus
  157. Sepia-brown (Sharpe's) Wren Cinnycerthia olivascens
  158. Plain-tailed Wren Thryothorus euophrys
  159. Mountain Wren Troglodytes solstitialis
  160. Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys
  161. Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi
  162. Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca
  163. Olive-crowned Yellowthroat Geothlypis semiflava
  164. Slate-throated (Redstart) Whitestart Myioborus miniatus
  165. Spectacled (Redstart) Whitestart Myioborus melanocephalus
  166. Black-crested Warbler Basileuterus nigrocristatus
  167. Chocó (Golden-bellied) Warbler Basileuterus chlorophrys
  168. Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus
  169. Russet-crowned Warbler Basileuterus coronatus
  170. Capped Conebill Conirostrum albifrons
  171. Masked Flowerpiercer Diglossopis cyanea
  172. Indigo Flowerpiercer Diglossopis indigotica
  173. White-sided Flowerpiercer Diglossa albilatera
  174. Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota
  175. Yellow-collared Chlorophonia Chlorophonia flavirostris
  176. Golden-rumped Euphonia Euphonia cyanocephala
  177. Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster
  178. Glistening-green Tanager Chlorochrysa phoenicotis
  179. Rufous-throated Tanager Tangara rufigula
  180. Golden Tanager Tangara arthus
  181. Emerald Tanager Tangara florida
  182. Silver-throated Tanager Tangara icterocephala
  183. Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala
  184. Flame-faced Tanager Tangara parzudakii
  185. Golden-naped Tanager Tangara ruficervix
  186. Metallic-green Tanager Tangara labradorides
  187. Beryl-spangled Tanager Tangara nigroviridis
  188. Black-capped Tanager Tangara heinei
  189. Purplish-mantled Tanager Iridosornis porphyrocephala
  190. Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus somptuosus
  191. Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus notabilis
  192. Moss-backed Tanager Bangsia edwardsi
  193. Grass-green Tanager Chlorornis riefferii
  194. Blue-capped Tanager Thraupis cyanocephala
  195. White-winged Tanager Piranga leucoptera
  196. Ochre-breasted Tanager Chlorothraupis stolzmanni
  197. Ashy-throated Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus canigularis
  198. Dusky Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus semifuscus
  199. Yellow-green Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus flavovirens
  200. Yellow-throated Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus flavigularis
  201. Western (Black-eared) Hemispingus Hemispingus ochraceus
  202. Plushcap Catamblyrhynchus diadema
  203. Black-winged Saltator Saltator atripennis
  204. Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivacea
  205. Black-and-white Seedeater Sporophila luctuosa
  206. Blue Seedeater Amaurospiza concolor
  207. Slaty Finch Haplospiza rustica
  208. Tricolored Brush-Finch Atlapetes tricolor
  209. Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch Atlapetes brunneinucha
  210. Olive Finch Lysurus castaneiceps
  211. Tanager Finch Oreothraupis arremonops
  212. Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons
  213. Yellow-bellied Siskin Carduelis xanthogastra


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