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PERU May 2010

From May 02 to 19, 2010, Sheridan Coffey and myself visited north and central Peru with Kolibri Expeditions; On May 10 and 11, then again on May 12-14 we visited Abra Patricia and Afluentes:


White-throated Hawk - one seen in flight then perched.
White-tipped Swift - over the road near the stunted ridges.
Royal Sunangel - at least three males seen; they all looked rather scruffy - undergoing molt?
Collared Inca - low numbers.
Emerald-bellied Puffleg - delightfully common!
Chestnut-breasted Coronet - fairly common.
Lanceolated Monklet - a surprise along the road.
Speckle-chested Piculet - ENDEMIC - a pair in the Afluente mega-flock.
Ochre-fronted Antpitta - ENDEMIC - one seen very well but a bugger to photograph...
Lulu's Tody-Tyrant/Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher - ENDEMIC - seen twice and heard at two other locations.
Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet - a pair seen nicely from the tower.
Rufous-tailed Tyrant - a few seen.
White-collared Jay - seen only once distantly (also seen at Paty Trail).
Bar-winged Wood-Wren - seen twice, heard often; with Grey-breasted Wood-Wren singing very close by.
White-capped Dipper - a pair that are strikingly different from each other...
Silver-backed Tanager - a few seen.
Vermilion Tanager - four in a large mixed flock.
White-capped Tanager - seen twice and heard other times.
Yellow-throated Tanager - seen on two occasions.