Country Guide ECUADOR Updates

On this page you can view how changes to the IOC bird list have impacted on the contents of this ATWB eBook since its first annual edition.

2021 edition -> 2022 edition     IOC bird list v 10.2 -> IOC bird list v 11.2

Order Anseriformes has been resequenced to precede Order Galliformes.

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Order Caprimulgiformes has been split into four orders, each comprised of a single family. The revised sequence of the three orders/families that are regularly present in Ecuador is as follows:

CAPRIMULGIFORMES/Caprimulgidae – Nightjars

STEATORNITHIFORMES/Steatornithidae – Oilbird

NYCTIBIIFORMES/Nyctibiidae – Potoos

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Genus Chaetura of New World swifts in Family: Apodidae – Swifts has been revised and resequenced.

351/2598    Mato Grosso Swift    Chaetura viridipennis    (w, s Amazonia)

has been lumped with and is now represented by a subspecies of:

351/2597    Chapman’s Swift    Chaetura chapmani

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Genus Anthracothorax of Mangos and genus Chalcostigma of Thornbills within Family: Trochilidae – Hummingbirds have been resequenced.

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The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

355/2893    Purple-throated Woodstar    Philodice mitchellii

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The species within genus Oceanodroma of Family: Hydrobatidae – Northern Storm Petrels have been resequenced and ascribed to existing genus Hydrobates.

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The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

146/0853    Flightless Cormorant    Nannopterum harrisi

146/085F    Neotropic Cormorant    Nannopterum brasilianum

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Family: Strigidae – Owls has been revised and resequenced.

The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

323/2383    Striped Owl    Asio clamator

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450/3636    Northern Crested Caracara    Caracara cheriway

has been lumped with and is now represented by a subspecies of:

450/3637    Southern Crested Caracara

which has a new English name:

450/3637    Crested Caracara    Caracara plancus

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463/3798    Large-billed Parrotlet

has a new English name:

463/3798    Riparian Parrotlet    Forpus crassirostris

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Genus Ara of Macaws within Family: Psittacidae – African & New World Parrots has been resequenced.

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487/444T    Rusty-winged Antwren    Herpsilochmus frater

has been split from:

487/444Y    Rufous-winged Antwren

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The following species have been ascribed to a different genus:

487/4522    White-shouldered Antbird    Percnostola melanoceps

487/4525    Sooty Antbird    Percnostola fortis

487/4527    Zeledon’s Antbird    Percnostola zeledoni

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Family: Grallariidae – Antpittas has been revised and partially resequenced.

495/4579    Rufous Antpitta

has been split into eight species. The species that is regularly present in Ecuador is:

495/457T    Equatorial Antpitta    Grallaria saturata

(wc, sw Colombia, c Ecuador, nw Peru)

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Genus Scytalopus within Family: Rhinocryptidae – Tapaculos has been revised and resequenced.

503/466E    Loja Tapaculo    Scytalopus androstictus

(se Ecuador, nc Peru)

has been split from:

503/4669    Paramo Tapaculo    Scytalopus opacus

(c, sw Colombia, c Ecuador)

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503/464Y    Northern White-crowned Tapaculo

has a new English name:

503/464Y    White-crowned Tapaculo    Scytalopus atratus

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The Negritos, Ground Tyrants, Black Tyrants, Monjitas, Shrike-Tyrants, Bush Tyrants and close relatives genera within Family: Tyrannidae – Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura have been revised and resequenced.

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Family: Vireonidae – Vireos, Greenlets, Shrike-babblers has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

664/5953    Tawny-crowned Greenlet    Tunchiornis ochraceiceps

664/5954    Lesser Greenlet    Pachysylvia decurtata

664/594Y    Dusky-capped Greenlet    Pachysylvia hypoxantha

664/5949    Rufous-naped Greenlet    Pachysylvia semibrunnea

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Family: Hirundinidae – Swallows, Martins has been revised and resequenced.

The following species have been ascribed to a new or different genus:

768/6766    White-thighed Swallow    Atticora tibialis

768/675Y    Blue-and-white Swallow    Pygochelidon cyanoleuca

768/6761    Pale-footed Swallow    Orochelidon flavipes

768/6760    Brown-bellied Swallow    Orochelidon murina

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Family: Polioptilidae – Gnatcatchers has been revised and resequenced.

872/775T    White-browed Gnatcatcher    Polioptila bilineata

(Middle America, w coast of nw South America)

has been split from:

872/7759    Tropical Gnatcatcher    Polioptila plumbea

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Family: Turdidae – Thrushes has been revised and resequenced.

900/802E    Sclater’s Nightingale-Thrush

has a new English name:

900/802E    Speckled Nightingale-Thrush    Catharus maculatus

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Genera Chlorophonia and Euphonia of Family: Fringillidae – Finches, Euphonias have been revised and resequenced.

The following species has been ascribed to a different genus:

961/9140    Golden-rumped Euphonia    Chlorophonia cyanocephala

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985/990F    Greyish Saltator

has a new English name:

985/990F    Blue-grey Saltator    Saltator coerulescens

(Amazonia, c South America)

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The following species has been ascribed to a new genus:

985/9607    Blue-and-yellow Tanager    Rauenia bonariensis

 

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This ATWB eBook combines and expands on the contents of three former Interactive Checklists: AMAZONIAN ECUADOR, ANDEAN ECUADOR and WESTERN LOWLAND ECUADOR. The guide also incorporates the contents of the separate publication: GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS Interactive Checklist.

The remainder of this page details how changes to the IOC bird list impacted on the contents of the first edition of the compendium eBook.

2021 edition     IOC bird list v 9.2 -> IOC bird list v 10.2

Family: Trochilidae – Hummingbirds has been revised and resequenced.

355/269T    Butterfly Coquette    Lophornis verreauxii    (w, c Amazonia)

has been split from:

355/269F    Festive Coquette    Lophornis chalybeus    (se Brazil)

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355/2879    Geoffroy’s Wedgebill

has a new English name:

355/2879    Geoffroy’s Daggerbill    Schistes geoffroyi

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355/287E    White-throated Wedgebill

has a new English name:

355/287E    White-throated Daggerbill    Schistes albogularis

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The following species have been ascribed to a new or different genus:

355/2750    Tumbes Hummingbird    Thaumasius baeri

355/2752    Olive-spotted Hummingbird    Talaphorus chlorocercus

355/275F    Amazilia Hummingbird    Amazilis amazilia

355/2762    Andean Emerald    Uranomitra franciae

355/2745    Humboldt’s Sapphire    Chrysuronia humboldtii

355/2744    Blue-headed Sapphire    Chrysuronia grayi

355/2768    Glittering-throated Emerald    Chionomesa fimbriata

355/276F    Blue-chested Hummingbird    Polyerata amabilis

355/2770    Purple-chested Hummingbird    Polyerata rosenbergi

355/2738    Violet-bellied Hummingbird    Chlorestes julie

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303/1840    Maroon-chested Ground Dove    Paraclaravis mondetoura

has been ascribed to a new genus and has a new scientific name.

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Family: Rallidae – Rails, Crakes & Coots has been revised and resequenced.

201/125Y    Grey-necked Wood Rail

has a new English name:

201/125Y    Grey-cowled Wood Rail    Aramides cajaneus

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The following species have been ascribed to a new genus:

201/1280    Ash-throated Crake    Mustelirallus albicollis

201/121Y    Russet-crowned Crake    Rufirallus viridis

201/121F    Chestnut-headed Crake    Rufirallus castaneiceps

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274/153E    Hudsonian Whimbrel    Numenius hudsonicus

has been split from:

274/1530    Whimbrel

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Within Order Suliformes, Family: Anhingidae – Anhingas, Darters has been resequenced to precede Family: Phalacrocoracidae – Cormorants, Shags

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Family: Cathartidae – New World Vultures has been resequenced.

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Genus Megascops of Screech Owls in Family: Strigidae – Owls has been revised and resequenced.

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Genus Chloroceryle of American Kingfishers in Alcedinidae – Kingfishers has been resequenced.

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Genus Ara of Macaws within Family: Psittacidae – African & New World Parrots has been resequenced.

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The following species have been assigned to a new genus:

483/4260    Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner    Dendroma rufa

483/4258    Chestnut-winged Foliage-gleaner    Dendroma erythroptera

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The following Epinecrophylla Antwren species have new English names:

487/4403    Checker-throated Stipplethroat    Epinecrophylla fulviventris

487/4406    Rufous-backed Stipplethroat    Epinecrophylla haematonota

487/440F    Foothill Stipplethroat    Epinecrophylla spodionota

487/440Y    Ornate Stipplethroat    Epinecrophylla ornata

487/4410    Rufous-tailed Stipplethroat    Epinecrophylla erythrura

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487/4484    White-backed Fire-eye    Pyriglena leuconota

has been split into three species. Birds that are resident within Ecuador have been ascribed to a newly defined species:

487/448P    Western Fire-eye    Pyriglena maura

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Family: Cotingidae – Cotingas has been resequenced.

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Genus Progne of American Martins within Family: Hirundinidae – Swallows, Martins has been resequenced.

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Family: Passerellidae – New World Sparrows has been revised and resequenced.

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993/991F    Blue-black Grosbeak    Cyanoloxia cyanoides

has been ascribed to a different genus and has a new scientific name.

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993/991Y    Rothschild’s Grosbeak

has been ascribed to a different genus and has a new English name:

993/991Y    Amazonian Grosbeak    Cyanoloxia rothschildii

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Family: Thraupidae – Tanagers & Allies has been revised and resequenced.

985/9703    Giant Conebill

has been ascribed to a different genus and has a new species epithet. Its scientific name is now:

Conirostrum binghami

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The following species have been ascribed to a new or different genus:

985/9734    Band-tailed Sierra Finch    Porphyrospiza alaudina

985/9822    Dull-colored Grassquit    Asemospiza obscura

985/9581    Flame-crested Tanager    Loriotus cristatus

985/9584    White-shouldered Tanager    Loriotus luctuosus

985/9811    Thick-billed Seed Finch    Sporophila funerea

985/9812    Chestnut-bellied Seed Finch    Sporophila angolensis

985/9814    Large-billed Seed Finch    Sporophila crassirostris

985/9816    Black-billed Seed Finch    Sporophila atrirostris

985/956F    Black-headed Hemispingus    Pseudospingus verticalis

985/955F    Black-capped Hemispingus    Kleinothraupis atropileus

985/9564    Oleaginous Hemispingus    Sphenopsis frontalis

985/9565    Black-eared Hemispingus    Sphenopsis melanotis

985/9566    Western Hemispingus    Sphenopsis ochracea

985/9567    Piura Hemispingus    Sphenopsis piurae

985/9562    Superciliaried Hemispingus    Thlypopsis superciliaris

985/9732    Ash-breasted Sierra Finch    Geospizopsis plebejus

985/972Y    Plumbeous Sierra Finch    Geospizopsis unicolor

985/9607    Blue-and-yellow Tanager    Pipraeidea bonariensis

985/9606    Blue-capped Tanager    Sporathraupis cyanocephala

985/9617    Masked Mountain Tanager    Tephrophilus wetmorei

985/9615    Black-chested Mountain Tanager    Cnemathraupis eximia

985/9651    Rufous-throated Tanager    Ixothraupis rufigula

985/964F    Spotted Tanager    Ixothraupis punctata

985/9649    Yellow-bellied Tanager    Ixothraupis xanthogastra

985/965Y    Golden-naped Tanager    Chalcothraupis ruficervix

985/9635    Grey-and-gold Tanager    Poecilostreptus palmeri

985/966Y    Silver-backed Tanager    Stilpnia viridicollis

985/9670    Straw-backed Tanager    Stilpnia argyrofenges

985/9669    Black-capped Tanager    Stilpnia heinei

985/9663    Golden-hooded Tanager    Stilpnia larvata

985/9662    Blue-necked Tanager    Stilpnia cyanicollis

985/9664    Masked Tanager    Stilpnia nigrocincta

985/9658    Scrub Tanager    Stilpnia vitriolina

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