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Yanacocha, Ecuador (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Yanacocha, Ecuador

Map of Yanacocha, Ecuador

Glossy Flowerpiercer (Diglossa lafresnayii) Blue-backed Conebill (Conirostrum sitticolor) Plain-colored Seedeater (Catamenia inornata) White-banded Tyrannulet (Mecocerculus stictopterus) Spectacled Redstart (Myioborus melanocephalus) Rufous Wren (Cinnycerthia unirufa)
Buff-winged Starfrontlet (Coeligena lutetiae) Bar-bellied Woodpecker (Veniliornis nigriceps) Blue-backed Conebill (Conirostrum sitticolor) Glossy Flower-piercer (Diglossa lafresnayii) Rufous-naped Brush-Finch (Atlapetes rufinucha) Barred Fruiteater (Pipreola arcuata) Female
Barred Fruiteater (Pipreola arcuata) Male Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) Masked Flower-piercer (Diglossopis cyanea) Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyrianthina) Male Sapphire-vented Puffleg (Eriocnemis luciani) Great Sapphirewing (Pterophanes cyanopterus)

Tree line level forest and home of the endemic Black-breasted Puffleg.



12/23/2006: This was the last stop on the way to the Quito airport. We walked around on the road for a bit where we saw plenty of cool looking mountain birds.

Previous Visit (Mindo - Foothills: 12/22/2006)


8/1/2023: Returning to the site 17 years later, now there is a visitor's center. We still didn't see the puffleg this time either.

Previous Visit (Zuro Loma: 8/1/2023)
Next Visit (Parque Nacional Cayambe-Coca: 8/2/2023)

Species Recorded (49)

Birds ( 49 )

Antpittas ( Grallariidae )
Tawny Antpitta - Grallaria quitensis
Equatorial Antpitta - Grallaria saturata

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Aplomado Falcon - Falco femoralis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Eared Dove - Zenaida auriculata

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Shining Sunbeam - Aglaeactis cupripennis
Buff-winged Starfrontlet - Coeligena lutetiae
Sword-billed Hummingbird - Ensifera ensifera
Sapphire-vented Puffleg - Eriocnemis luciani
Golden-breasted Puffleg - Eriocnemis mosquera
Tyrian Metaltail - Metallura tyrianthina
Great Sapphirewing - Pterophanes cyanopterus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Bar-bellied Woodpecker - Dryobates nigriceps
Lita Woodpecker - Piculus litae

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Streaked Tuftedcheek - Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii
Rufous Spinetail - Synallaxis unirufa

Tapaculo ( Rhinocryptidae )
Ocellated Tapaculo - Acropternis orthonyx
Ash-colored Tapaculo - Myornis senilis
Blackish Tapaculo - Scytalopus latrans
Narino Tapaculo - Scytalopus vicinior

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
White-throated Tyrannulet - Mecocerculus leucophrys
White-banded Tyrannulet - Mecocerculus stictopterus
Crowned Chat-Tyrant - Silvicultrix frontalis

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
White-winged Becard - Pachyramphus polychopterus
Barred Fruiteater - Pipreola arcuata

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Brown-bellied Swallow - Orochelidon murina

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Rufous Wren - Cinnycerthia unirufa
Mountain Wren - Troglodytes solstitialis

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Great Thrush - Turdus fuscater

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Spectacled Redstart - Myioborus melanocephalus
Black-crested Warbler - Myiothlypis nigrocristata

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager - Anisognathus igniventris
Hooded Mountain-Tanager - Buthraupis montana
Band-tailed Seedeater - Catamenia analis
Plain-colored Seedeater - Catamenia inornata
Grass-green Tanager - Chlorornis riefferii
Black-chested Mountain-Tanager - Cnemathraupis eximia
Capped Conebill - Conirostrum albifrons
Cinereous Conebill - Conirostrum cinereum
Blue-backed Conebill - Conirostrum sitticolor
Masked Flowerpiercer - Diglossa cyanea
Glossy Flowerpiercer - Diglossa lafresnayii
Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager - Dubusia taeniata
Golden-crowned Tanager - Iridosornis rufivertex
Black-capped Hemispingus - Kleinothraupis atropileus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Gray-browed Brushfinch - Arremon assimilis
Yellow-breasted Brushfinch - Atlapetes latinuchus
Rufous-collared Sparrow - Zonotrichia capensis

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Hooded Siskin - Spinus magellanicus
Superciliaried Hemispingus - Thlypopsis superciliaris


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