Birding in the Ecuadorian Andes–Yanachocha

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(Otcober 8.)
The reason that Ecuador has so many types of birds (some other countries have more species, but none come close to the number of species per square mile) is that the mountains give it a wide variety of microclimates. The Yanachocha trail has an altitude more than 10,000 feet and features temperate forests, a very different environment from Quito.


Buff-Winged Star Frontlet-0922
Buff-Winged Starfrontlet.
Buff-Winged Star Frontlet-0937
Mountain Tanager-1033-2
Mountain Tanager.
Mountain Tanager-1036

Mountain Tanager-1042
Buff-winged Starfrontlet-1071
More Buff-winged Starfrontlets. (There were a lot of them).
Buff-winged Starfrontlet-1079
Brown Inca-1113
Brown Inca.
Saphire-Vented Puffleg-1118
Saphire-vented Puffleg.
Chestnut-Breasted Coronet _ Great Saphirewing--1191
Chestnut-breasted Coronet with a Great Saphirewing.
Buff-winged Starfrontlet and Great Saphirewing-1207
…And another Buff-winged Starfrontlet shows up.
Deep-blue Flowerpiercer-1215
Deep-blue Flowerpiercer.


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