Monday, August 27, 2007

Peru day 11: Tarapoto > Boca Toma del Río Shilcayo

Walked up the Río Shilcayo from El Achual to Boca Toma and recorded about 50 species before breakfast. This was before even reaching any decent forest, by which point it was time to head back. Many more unidentified hummers were zipping past all the time. The following were noted in various chakras, scrub, secondary forest, and pasture:

Black-billed Thrush
Great Kiskadee
Southern House Wren
Fork-tailed Palm Swift
Blue-gray Tanager
Tropical Kingbird
Shiny Cowbird
Cattle Egret
Palm Tanager
Saffron Finch
Yellow-rumped Cacique
Canary-winged Parakeet
Cobalt-winged Parakeet
Blue-crowned Motmot
American Black Vulture
Smooth-billed Ani
Ruddy Ground Dove
Blue-black Grassquit
Gilded Barbet
Green Violetear
Piratic Flycatcher
Eared Dove
Tui Parakeet
Trogon sp. (calling)
Turkey Vulture
Silver-beaked Tanager
Short-tailed Swift
Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch
Gray-rumped Swift
Buff-breasted Wren
Needle-billed Hermit
Social Flycatcher
Buff-rumped Warbler
Streaked Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Spot-winged Antbird
Violet-fronted Brilliant
Squirrel Cuckoo
Pale-legged Hornero
White-banded Swallow
Green-and-gold Tanager
Common Tody-Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Magpie Tanager
Black-throated Mango
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker
Blue-and-white Swallow

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