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49bentley

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Can someone please identify these birds? Pic 1 taken near Yanacocha Ecuador, pic 2 & 3 taken in Lower Mashpi Region in July.

Thanks
Chris
 

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njlarsen

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#1 I see the legs as yellowish which would make this Andean Slaty Thrush I believe

Niels
 

THE_FERN

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#1 I see the legs as yellowish which would make this Andean Slaty Thrush I believe

Niels

Not sure about that. That one has whitish throat and is only around loja. I think we're talking great or glossy-black... ... Both are on the ebird list for the reserve and I find them sometimes difficult to distinguish depending on lighting etc in photos. In this case, I think this is probably glossy-black despite the awkward angle and dullish unders: think the proportions are better for that one.
 

pbjosh

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1 - I'd go more for Great Thrush with the paler breast. Great is also more common at Yanacocha by far. I could be wrong - haven't seen the northern "black" form of Great Thrush or Glossy-black Thrush in several years now.

2 - Agree with Violet-bellied Hummer

3 - With the dark bill and forked tail and a bit of white on the throat/upper breast I wonder if this isn't a juvenile male Woodnymph?
 

THE_FERN

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1 - I'd go more for Great Thrush with the paler breast. Great is also more common at Yanacocha by far. I could be wrong - haven't seen the northern "black" form of Great Thrush or Glossy-black Thrush in several years now.

2 - Agree with Violet-bellied Hummer

3 - With the dark bill and forked tail and a bit of white on the throat/upper breast I wonder if this isn't a juvenile male Woodnymph?

I thought about that too, but thought tail, rump, back colours were off. none of the pics I could find of juv male woodnymph were close to this pic [and plausibly identified], even allowing for the colour.
 

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