Breeding notes birds Ecuador


Notes on breeding, behaviour and distribution of some birds in Ecuador

Novel data on the breeding biology, behaviour and distribution of 48 taxa, including several species considered rare or globally/nationally threatened by Ridgely & Greenfield (2001), Granizo et al. (2002) or BirdLife International (2004).

Main accounts of: COMMON PIPING-GUAN Aburria pipile, DARK-BACKED WOOD-QUAIL Odontophorus melanonotus, PIED-BILLED GREBE Podilymbus podiceps, MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD Fregata magnificens, AMERICAN KESTREL Falco sparverius, ANDEAN / SLATE-COLOURED COOT Fulica ardesiaca, BARN OWL Tyto alba, SAND-COLOURED NIGHTHAWK Chordeiles rupestris, WHITE-TIPPED SWIFT Aeronautes montivagus, STRIPE-THROATED HERMIT Phaethornis striigularis, LITTLE WOODSTAR Chaetocercus bombus, AMAZONIAN WHITE-TAILED TROGON Trogon viridis, RED-HEADED BARBET Eubucco bourcierii, LINE-CHEEKED SPINETAIL Cranioleuca antisiensis, GOLDEN-FACED TYRANNULET Zimmerius chrysops, YELLOW-BROWED TODY-FLYCATCHER Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum, CHESTNUT-COLLARED SWALLOW Petrochelidon rufocollaris, WHITE-CAPPED DIPPER Cinclus leucocephalus, CASQUED OROPENDOLA Clypicterus oseryi, LESSER GOLDFINCH Carduelis psaltria, ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA Euphonia xanthogaster.

Notes for: Andean Guan Penelope montagnii, Rufescent Tiger-heron Tigrisoma lineatum, Andean Condor Vultur gryphus, White Hawk Leucopternis albicollis, Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata, Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna, Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin, Great Potoo Nyctibius grandis, Rufous Potoo N. bracteatus, Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps, Pacific Hornero Furnarius cinnamomeus, Blackish Tapaculo Scytalopus latrans, Tufted Tittyrant Anairetes parulus, Tumbesian Tyrannulet Phaeomyias tumbezana, White-tailed Shrike-tyrant Agriornis andicola, Masked Water-tyrant Fluvicola nengeta, Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor, White-thighed Swallow Neochelidon tibialis, Great Thrush
Turdus fuscater, Hooded Mountain-tanager Buthraupis montana, Cinereous Conebill Conirostrum cinereum, Titlike Dacnis Xenodacnis parina, Glossy Flowerpiercer Diglossa lafresnayii, Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola, Yellow-breasted / Rufous-naped Brush-finch Atlapetes latinuchus, Russet-crowned Warbler Basileuterus coronatus, Hooded Siskin Carduelis magellanica.

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