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El Cajas NP and surroudings, Ecuador, May 28, 2018

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Old Thursday 14th June 2018, 22:24   #1
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El Cajas NP and surroudings, Ecuador, May 28, 2018

Hi, I took these pictures on the way to, and inside El Cajas National Park in Ecuador (in the Andes Mountains) on May 28, 2018.

The first two pictures were taken on the way to the park, the rest were taken inside the park.

My thoughts are:

1. obviously a hummingbird with a long tail, but which species?
2. a flycatcher of some kind (man there are so many species!)?
3. no idea
4. Yellow-billed Pintail?
5. Great Thrush?

What do you think?

Thanks in advance,
Howard
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1. Green-tailed Trainbearer
3. possibly Chestnut-winged Cinclodes?
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Old Friday 15th June 2018, 17:19   #3
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leaving only white-crested elaenia (bird 2)
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leaving only white-crested elaenia (bird 2)
Thanks!

I think you are right! I am attaching another shot of the flycatcher, although it still does not show the crest, it shows the crown which may be helpful.
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4. Yellow-billed Pintail - ok
5. Great Thrush - looks ok for me
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I currently don't have any literature at hand, but isn't #2 a Sierran Elaenia rather than White-crested?

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I currently don't have any literature at hand, but isn't #2 a Sierran Elaenia rather than White-crested?

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HI, I think Sierran Elaenia is a possibility and I had considered that. Flycatchers are hard!
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Green-tailed Trainbearer. The upper three pairs of rets are extensively green, not just green tipped, the rets are emerald green without much blue tone, and, importantly, the bill is short and not curved.

White-crested Elaenia. Too pale beneath for Sierran and Sierran is not expected in that area, it should be restricted to the east slope of the Andes as I recall.

Chestnut-winged Cinclodes, YB Pintail, Great Thrush
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