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Cajanuma, Ecuador (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Cajanuma, Ecuador

Map of Cajanuma, Ecuador

no_caption Cajanuma section of Parque Nacional Podocarpus
Red-crested Cotinga (Ampelion rubrocristatus) Superciliaried Hemispingus (Thlypopsis superciliaris) Rufous-chested Tanager (Thlypopsis ornata) Crimson-mantled Woodpecker (Piculus rivolii) Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus) Bearded Guan (Penelope barbata)
Golden-plumed Parakeet (Leptosittaca branickii) Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager (Anisognathus igniventris) Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus) White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps) Green-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia nuna) Male Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa)
Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum) Spectacled Redstart (Myioborus melanocephalus)

From Loja, it is a few miles ride south of town to the entrance of this reserve. We found out when we arrived at the reserve that it is possible to stay there in their bunk beds. The cloud forest starts a couple of miles from the road. The area around the visitor's center had a very high diversity of birds in huge flocks.



11/23/2006: A walk to a lookout near the top of the hill, and then back to the road.

Previous Visit (Parque National Cajas: 11/21/2006)
Next Visit (Zamora: 11/24/2006)

Species Recorded (40)

Birds ( 40 )

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle - Geranoaetus melanoleucus

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows ( Cracidae )
Bearded Guan - Penelope barbata

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Mealy Parrot - Amazona farinosa
Golden-plumed Parakeet - Leptosittaca branickii

Swifts ( Apodidae )
White-collared Swift - Streptoprocne zonaris

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Collared Inca - Coeligena torquata
Glowing Puffleg - Eriocnemis vestita
Purple-throated Sunangel - Heliangelus viola
Green-tailed Trainbearer - Lesbia nuna
Gray-chinned Hermit - Phaethornis griseogularis

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
Masked Trogon - Trogon personatus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker - Colaptes rivolii
Scarlet-backed Woodpecker - Dryobates callonotus

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Montane Woodcreeper - Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger
Pearled Treerunner - Margarornis squamiger
Azara's Spinetail - Synallaxis azarae

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Red-crested Cotinga - Ampelion rubrocristatus
White-crested Elaenia - Elaenia albiceps
Sierran Elaenia - Elaenia pallatangae
Rufous-winged Tyrannulet - Mecocerculus calopterus
Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant - Ochthoeca rufipectoralis
Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher - Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Barred Fruiteater - Pipreola arcuata
Green-and-black Fruiteater - Pipreola riefferii

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Blue-and-white Swallow - Pygochelidon cyanoleuca

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Slaty Thrush - Turdus nigriceps

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Spectacled Redstart - Myioborus melanocephalus
Russet-crowned Warbler - Myiothlypis coronata
Blackburnian Warbler - Setophaga fusca

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager - Anisognathus igniventris
Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager - Anisognathus lacrymosus
White-sided Flowerpiercer - Diglossa albilatera
Masked Flowerpiercer - Diglossa cyanea
Spotted Tanager - Ixothraupis punctata
Blue-capped Tanager - Sporathraupis cyanocephala
Blue-and-black Tanager - Tangara vassorii

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Golden-bellied Grosbeak - Pheucticus chrysogaster

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Yellow-breasted Brushfinch - Atlapetes latinuchus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Rufous-chested Tanager - Thlypopsis ornata
Superciliaried Hemispingus - Thlypopsis superciliaris


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