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May 19, 2018 Guayaquil, Ecuador Birds, Part II (1 Viewer)

howiewu

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Hi, I took these in Guayaquil, Ecuador on May 19, 2018, whiling awaiting my trip to the Galapagos. Some were taken from my hotel window, so apologies for the poor quality.

I am not familiar with South American birds (my first trip there), so I am rather clueless. My thoughts are:

1. some kind of parakeet?
2. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird? (pretty sure)
3. some kind of blackbird/cowbird?
4. some kind of seedeater?
5. ??? very interesting and funny bird, I am stumped at the moment.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Howard
 

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THE_FERN

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1 =pacific parrotlet: 2=amazilia hummingbird 3 I can only assume is unusually dark immature /female shiny cowbird: 4=variable seedeater: 5=Pacific hornero
 

howiewu

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1 =pacific parrotlet: 2=amazilia hummingbird 3 I can only assume is unusually dark immature /female shiny cowbird: 4=variable seedeater: 5=Pacific hornero

Thanks, interestingly, the Pacific Hornero has a deformed bill (I suspected so, but since I had not seen one before, I did not know if this was normal or not).
 

THE_FERN

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I see what you mean, with a broken lower mandible and a slightly odd upper one, but actually the overall impression isn't that different to the normal condition (overall bill length, thickness)
 

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