The Birds of Northwest Ecuador

Volume II: The Lowlands and Lower Foothills

by Olaf Jahn, John V. Moore, Patricio Mena Valenzuela, Niels Krabbe, Paul Coopmans, Mitch Lysinger and Robert S. Ridgely


This two-CD publication includes vocalizations of many of the bird species found in the humid and wet lowlands and lower foothills of northwestern Ecuador. It contains 465 separate recordings of 253 species, many of them presented for the first time in an audio publication. The goal of this summary version is to present the more often heard, most typical and spectacular bird sounds to the broader public. The area covered belongs to the "Chocó Endemic Area", which extends northward into western Colombia. It supports an exceptionally rich birdlife and the highest number of endemic bird species of any biographic region in South America.

2 CDs, booklet. Published 2003. Suggested retail price: $21.95

Species list:

  1. Great Tinamou Tinamus major
  2. Berlepsch's Tinamou Crypturellus berlepschi
  3. Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui
  4. Gray-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis
  5. Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus
  6. Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea
  7. Tiny Hawk Accipiter superciliosus
  8. Bicolored Hawk Accipiter bicolor
  9. Plumbeous Hawk Leucopternis plumbea
  10. Semiplumbeous Hawk Leucopternis semiplumbea
  11. Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
  12. Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus
  13. Ornate Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus ornatus
  14. Red-throated Caracara Daptrius americanus
  15. Barred Forest-Falcon Micrastur ruficollis
  16. Plumbeous Forest-Falcon Micrastur plumbeus
  17. Collared Forest-Falcon Micrastur semitorquatus
  18. Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans
  19. Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis
  20. Baudo Guan Penelope ortoni
  21. Crested Guan Penelope purpurascens
  22. Great Curassow Crax rubra
  23. Rufous-fronted Wood-Quail Odontophorus erythrops
  24. Tawny-faced Quail Rhynchortyx cinctus
  25. Gray-breasted Crake Laterallus exilis
  26. White-throated Crake Laterallus albigularis
  27. Uniform Crake Amaurolimnas concolor
  28. Brown Wood-Rail Aramides wolfi
  29. Scaled Pigeon Columba speciosa
  30. Pale-vented Pigeon Columba cayennensis
  31. Ruddy Pigeon Columba subvinacea
  32. Dusky Pigeon Columba goodsoni
  33. Blue Ground-Dove Claravis pretiosa
  34. Pallid Dove Leptotila pallida
  35. Indigo-crowned Quail-Dove Geotrygon purpurata
  36. Olive-backed Quail-Dove Geotrygon veraguensis
  37. Ruddy Quail-Dove Geotrygon montana
  38. Great Green Macaw Ara ambigua
  39. Chestnut-fronted Macaw Ara severa
  40. Maroon-tailed Parakeet Pyrrhura melanura
  41. Rose-faced Parrot Pionopsitta pulchra
  42. Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus
  43. Bronze-winged Parrot Pionus chalcopterus
  44. Red-lored Amazon Amazona autumnalis
  45. Mealy Amazon Amazona farinosa
  46. Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
  47. Little Cuckoo Piaya minuta
  48. Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
  49. Striped Cuckoo Tapera naevia
  50. Banded Ground-Cuckoo Neomorphus radiolosus
  51. Choc˘ Screech-Owl Otus centralis
  52. Central American Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium griseiceps
  53. Crested Owl Lophostrix cristata
  54. Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata
  55. Black-and-white Owl Strix nigrolineata
  56. Mottled Owl Strix virgata
  57. Oilbird Steatornis caripensis
  58. Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus
  59. Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
  60. Choc˘ Poorwill Nyctiphrynus rosenbergi
  61. Bronzy Hermit Glaucis aenea
  62. Band-tailed Barbthroat Threnetes ruckeri
  63. White-whiskered Hermit Phaethornis yaruqui
  64. Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis
  65. Tooth-billed Hummingbird Androdon aequatorialis
  66. Green-crowned Woodnymph Thalurania fannyi
  67. Violet-bellied Hummingbird Damophila julie
  68. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl
  69. Blue-chested Hummingbird Amazilia amabilis
  70. Purple-chested Hummingbird Amazilia rosenbergi
  71. Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer Chalybura urochrysia
  72. Green-crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula
  73. Purple-crowned Fairy Heliothryx barroti
  74. Choc˘ Trogon Trogon comptus
  75. Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena
  76. Western White-tailed Trogon Trogon chionurus
  77. Collared Trogon Trogon collaris
  78. Black-throated Trogon Trogon rufus
  79. Northern Violaceous Trogon Trogon caligatus
  80. Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata
  81. Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
  82. Green-and-rufous Kingfisher Chloroceryle inda
  83. Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum
  84. Rufous Motmot Baryphthengus martii
  85. Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda
  86. Great Jacamar Jacamerops aurea
  87. White-necked Puffbird Notharchus macrorhynchos
  88. Black-breasted Puffbird Notharchus pectoralis
  89. Barred Puffbird Nystalus radiatus
  90. White-whiskered Puffbird Malacoptila panamensis
  91. Lanceolated Monklet Micromonacha lanceolata
  92. Orange-fronted Barbet Capito squamatus
  93. Five-colored Barbet Capito quinticolor
  94. Red-headed Barbet Eubucco bourcierii
  95. Pale-mandibled Ara‡ari Pteroglossus erythropygius
  96. Stripe-billed Ara‡ari Pteroglossus sanguineus
  97. Choc˘ Toucan Ramphastos brevis
  98. Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos swainsonii
  99. Olivaceous Piculet Picumnus olivaceus
  100. Golden-olive Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus
  101. Lita Woodpecker Piculus litae
  102. Cinnamon Woodpecker Celeus loricatus
  103. Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus
  104. Black-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes pucherani
  105. Red-rumped Woodpecker Veniliornis kirkii
  106. Scarlet-backed Woodpecker Veniliornis callonotus
  107. Guayaquil Woodpecker Campephilus gayaquilensis
  108. Crimson-bellied Woodpecker Campephilus haematogaster
  109. Slaty Spinetail Synallaxis brachyura
  110. Double-banded Graytail Xenerpestes minlosi
  111. Western Woodhaunter Hyloctistes virgatus
  112. Slaty-winged Foliage-gleaner Philydor fuscipennis
  113. Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus
  114. Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Automolus rubiginosus
  115. Plain Xenops Xenops minutus
  116. Tawny-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus mexicanus
  117. Scaly-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus guatemalensis
  118. Plain-brown Woodcreeper Dendrocincla fuliginosa
  119. Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus
  120. Northern Barred-Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae
  121. Black-striped Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus
  122. Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
  123. Red-billed Scythebill Campylorhamphus trochilirostris
  124. Fasciated Antshrike Cymbilaimus lineatus
  125. Great Antshrike Taraba major
  126. Western Slaty-Antshrike Thamnophilus atrinucha
  127. Spot-crowned Antvireo Dysithamnus puncticeps
  128. Griscom's Antwren Myrmotherula ignota
  129. Pacific Antwren Myrmotherula pacifica
  130. Checker-throated Antwren Myrmotherula fulviventris
  131. White-flanked Antwren Myrmotherula axillaris
  132. Dot-winged Antwren Microrhopias quixensis
  133. Rufous-winged Antwren Herpsilochmus rufimarginatus
  134. Dusky Antbird Cercomacra tyrannina
  135. Spotted Antbird Hylophylax naevioides
  136. Chestnut-backed Antbird Myrmeciza exsul
  137. Stub-tailed Antbird Myrmeciza berlepschi
  138. Bicolored Antbird Gymnopithys leucaspis
  139. Ocellated Antbird Phaenostictus mcleannani
  140. Black-headed Antthrush Formicarius nigricapillus
  141. Rufous-crowned Antpitta Pittasoma rufopileatum
  142. Streak-chested Antpitta Hylopezus perspicillatus
  143. Sooty-headed Tyrannulet Phyllomyias griseiceps
  144. Brown-capped Tyrannulet Ornithion brunneicapillum
  145. Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet Tyrannulus elatus
  146. Gray Elaenia Myiopagis caniceps
  147. Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster
  148. Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus
  149. Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola
  150. Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant Myiornis atricapillus
  151. Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus
  152. Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum nigriceps
  153. Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum
  154. Pacific Flatbill Rhynchocyclus pacificus
  155. Yellow-margined Flatbill Tolmomyias assimilis
  156. White-throated Spadebill Platyrinchus mystaceus
  157. Golden-crowned Spadebill Platyrinchus coronatus
  158. Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Terenotriccus erythrurus
  159. Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher Myiobius barbatus
  160. Bran-colored Flycatcher Myiophobus fasciatus
  161. Northern Tufted-Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus
  162. Long-tailed Tyrant Colonia colonus
  163. Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus
  164. Rufous Mourner Rhytipterna holerythra
  165. Western Sirystes Sirystes albogriseus
  166. Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua
  167. Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
  168. Rusty-margined Flycatcher Myiozetetes cayanensis
  169. Gray-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis
  170. White-ringed Flycatcher Conopias albovittata
  171. Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius
  172. Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  173. Cinnamon Becard Pachyramphus cinnamomeus
  174. Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata
  175. Speckled Mourner Laniocera rufescens
  176. Rufous Piha Lipaugus unirufus
  177. Purple-throated Fruitcrow Querula purpurata
  178. Long-wattled Umbrellabird Cephalopterus penduliger
  179. Red-capped Manakin Pipra mentalis
  180. Blue-crowned Manakin Pipra coronata
  181. White-bearded Manakin Manacus manacus
  182. Green Manakin Chloropipo holochlora
  183. Thrush-like Schiffornis Schiffornis turdinus
  184. Broad-billed Sapayoa Sapayoa aenigma
  185. Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius leucotis
  186. Lesser Greenlet Hylophilus decurtatus
  187. Tawny-crowned Greenlet Hylophilus ochraceiceps
  188. Pale-vented Thrush Turdus obsoletus
  189. Dagua Thrush Turdus daguae
  190. White-thighed Swallow Neochelidon tibialis
  191. Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
  192. Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus
  193. Gray-mantled Wren Odontorchilus branickii
  194. Bay Wren Thryothorus nigricapillus
  195. Whiskered Wren Thryothorus mystacalis
  196. Stripe-throated Wren Thryothorus leucopogon
  197. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  198. White-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucosticta
  199. Song Wren Cyphorhinus phaeocephalus
  200. Southern Nightingale-Wren Microcerculus marginatus
  201. Tawny-faced Gnatwren Microbates cinereiventris
  202. Long-billed Gnatwren Ramphocaenus melanurus
  203. Tropical Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea
  204. Slate-throated Gnatcatcher Polioptila schistaceigula
  205. Choc˘ Warbler Basileuterus chlorophrys
  206. Buff-rumped Warbler Phaeothlypis fulvicauda
  207. Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
  208. Purple Honeycreeper Cyanerpes caeruleus
  209. Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
  210. Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza
  211. Scarlet-breasted Dacnis Dacnis berlepschi
  212. Guira Tanager Hemithraupis guira
  213. Scarlet-and-white Tanager Chrysothlypis salmoni
  214. Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris
  215. White-vented Euphonia Euphonia minuta
  216. Orange-crowned Euphonia Euphonia saturata
  217. Fulvous-vented Euphonia Euphonia fulvicrissa
  218. Gray-and-gold Tanager Tangara palmeri
  219. Silver-throated Tanager Tangara icterocephala
  220. Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis
  221. Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata
  222. Blue-whiskered Tanager Tangara johannae
  223. Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola
  224. Rufous-winged Tanager Tangara lavinia
  225. Golden-chested Tanager Bangsia rothschildi
  226. Swallow Tanager Tersina viridis
  227. Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
  228. Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum
  229. Yellow-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus icteronotus
  230. Lemon-spectacled Tanager Chlorothraupis olivacea
  231. Dusky-faced Tanager Mitrospingus cassinii
  232. White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus
  233. White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus
  234. Tawny-crested Tanager Tachyphonus delatrii
  235. Scarlet-browed Tanager Heterospingus xanthopygius
  236. Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus
  237. Slate-colored Grosbeak Saltator grossus
  238. Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides
  239. Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina
  240. Dull-colored Grassquit Tiaris obscura
  241. Lesser Seed-Finch Oryzoborus angolensis
  242. Slate-colored Seedeater Sporophila schistacea
  243. Variable Seedeater Sporophila corvina
  244. Yellow-bellied Seedeater Sporophila nigricollis
  245. Ruddy-breasted Seedeater Sporophila minuta
  246. Orange-billed Sparrow Arremon aurantiirostris
  247. Black-striped Sparrow Arremonops conirostris
  248. Scarlet-rumped Cacique Cacicus microrhynchus
  249. Yellow-billed Cacique Amblycercus holosericeus
  250. Chestnut-headed Oropendola Psarocolius wagleri
  251. Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
  252. Giant Cowbird Molothrus oryzivorus
  253. Yellow-tailed Oriole Icterus mesomelas


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