Peru - the mountains of Manu and Cusco area, July 2016

Published by Manu Expeditions (birding AT

Participants: Gustavo Bautista



July 19th: Full day birding at Huacarpay Lakes with picnic lunch and overnight in Cusco.

July 20th: Early start from Cusco over the Eastern range of the Andes via Pisac, with some birding stops along the way before arriving to Paucartambo, and then lunch at Acjanaco (the Pass) 3560 meters. In the afternoon after lunch we birded slowly down toward the Wayqecha Biological Station (2900 meters). Night at Wayqecha Research Station.

July 21st: Full day birding near the Wayqecha Research Station. Early breakfast and after that we went up the road and in the afternoon we birded down the road to Pillahuata area. Night at Wayqecha Reserch Station.

July 22nd: Wayqecha to Cock of the Rock Lodge, birding our way down until above the Rocotal “pepper farm” 2200mts. Late afternoon arrival to Cock of the Rock Lodge. Night at CORL (1400mts).

July 23rd: After an early breakfast we birded down the road to 1000-meter bridge (Quitacalzón), and we spent the afternoon birding around the lodge and the main road not far from the lodge.

July 24th: Full day at Cock of the Rock Lodge. Early in the morning before breakfast we went to the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock Lek, then we had breakfast at the lodge and birded the trails and garden, in the afternoon we went up to El Mirador (1730m).

July 25th: Full day at Cock of the Rock Lodge. We went up to El Mirador and in the afternoon we birded below the lodge.

July 26th: Cock of the Rock Lodge to Amazonia Lodge birding all the way down the road to Quitacalzón, “Chontachaca” the first village after reaching the lowlands surrounded by agricultural areas and pastures. We had lunch at Pillcopata and then further on more birding before a quick stop at the look-out above Atalaya community from where we took our boat to across to Amazonia Lodge. Night spent at Amazonia Lodge.

July 27th: Full day at Amazonia Lodge. Early Breakfast and afterwards we hiked up to the canopy tower and in the afternoon we birded trails. Night spent at Amazonia Lodge (480m).

July 28th: Full day at Amazonia Lodge. Early Breakfast and then we birded the trail that took us to a small oxbow lake. In the afternoon we birded along a bamboo trail. Night Amazonia lodge (480m).

July 29th: Amazonia Lodge to Cusco city. After breakfast we birded the garden and surroundings, then we took our boat transport to Atalaya port, we passed through Pillcopata, Chontachaca, San Pedro, Pillahuata, we had lunch at Acjanaco Pass, then headed to Paucartambo and finally back to Cusco.



Great Tinamou - Tinamus major. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Cinereous Tinamou - Crypturellus cinereus. Heard only, at Amazonia Lodge.

Little Tinamou - Crypturellus soui. Heard only, at Amazonia Lodge.

Brown Tinamou - Crypturellus obsoletus. Seen every day at Cock-of-the-rock Lodge.

Black-capped Tinamou - Crypturellus atricapillus. Heard only, at Amazonia Lodge.


Cinnamon Teal - Anas cyanoptera. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes.

Yellow-billed Pintail - Anas georgica. Also seen at Huacarpay Lakes.

Puna Teal - Anas puna. Common at Huacarpay Lakes.

Yellow-billed Teal - Anas flavirostris. Common at Huacarpay Lakes; The SACC says “Hellmayr & Conover (1948a) and many earlier classifications treated andium (Andean Teal) as a separate species from A. flavirostris. Many authors, from Meyer de Schauensee (1970) to Dickinson (2003), have treated andium as a subspecies of A. flavirostris. Anas andium was considered a separate species from Anas flavirostris by Ridgely et al. (2001), and this was followed by Hilty (2003). SACC proposal passed to recognize andium as separate species. Jaramillo (2003) further suggested that the subspecies oxyptera may also deserve recognition as a separate species from A. flavirostris.

Ruddy Duck (Andean) - Oxyura ferruginea (jamaicensis). Seen at Huacarpay Lakes. The SACC says “Andean populations of Ruddy Duck O. jamaicensis have often (e.g., Hellmayr & Conover 1948a, Siegfried 1976, Sibley & Ahlquist 1990, AOU 1998, Ridgely et al. 2001, Jaramillo 2003) been treated as a separate species, O. ferruginea ("Andean Duck" or "Andean Ruddy- Duck"). However, see Adams and Slavid (1984), Fjeldså (1986), and McCracken & Sorenson (2005) for rationale for treating them as conspecific, as done previously (e.g., Blake 1977, Johnsgard 1979), and then followed by Fjeldså & Krabbe (1990) and Carboneras (1992f). Siegfried (1976) and Livezey (1995) considered ferruginea to be more closely related to O. vittata than to O. jamaicensis, but McCracken & Sorenson (2005) showed that this is incorrect.” However the IOC syas “Oxyura ferruginea is split from O. jamaicensis (Ridgely & Greenfield 2001; Jaramillo 2003); H&M recognize; SACC does not.


Sickle-winged Guan – Chamaepetes goudotii. Heard only, along the Manu Road, between Acjanaco and Wayqecha.

Speckled Chachalaca - Ortalis guttata. Common in more lightly wooded and forest edge areas in the lowlands, seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge and Amazonia Lodge.

Andean Guan - Penelope montagnii. Seen around Wayqecha.

Blue-throated Piping-Guan - Pipile cumanensis. Seen at Amazonia Lodge.

Wattled Guan - Aburria aburri. Heard only, in San Pedro area close to Cock-of-the-rock Lodge. And glimpsed by Marc.


Rufous-breasted Wood Quail - Odontophorus speciosus. Heard only, at Cock-of-the-rock Lodge.

Stripe-faced Wood Quail - Odontophorus balliviani. Heard only, at Pillahuata area.


White-tufted Grebe - Rollandia rolland. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes. Named for Master Gunner Roland of the French Corvette L’Uranie which circumnavigated the globe in 1817-1820.


Chilean Flamingo - Phoenicopterus chilensis. Seven individuals seen at Huacarpay lakes.


Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus. Common in the Amazonian lowlands, seen along the Alto Madre De Dios River.


Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax. Seen at Huacarpay lakes.

Great Egret - Ardea albus. Commonly seen along rivers and lakes. Seen at Huacarpay lakes and Alto Madre de Dios river.

Snowy Egret - Egretta thula. Very common bird, seen on the Alto Madre de Dios river.

Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea. Seen at Huacarpay lakes.

Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis. Seen at Huacarpay lakes.


Puna Ibis – plegadis ridgwayi. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes, several individuals, and on our way between Huacarpay and Paucartambo, and also at Wayqecha.


Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus. Common.

Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura. Common. Jaramillo (2003) suggested that the resident tropical subspecies ruficollis and the southern subspecies group (jota and "falklandica") might merit recognition as separate species from the northern Cathartes aura group.

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture - Cathartes melambrotus. Common in the Manu lowlands. Seen at Amazonia Lodge.


Black-and-chestnut Eagle - Spizaetus isidori. Seen in flight at Rocotal area and in flight at Pillahuata area. Named after Isidore Geoffrey Saint – Hilliaire 1805-1861 French zoologist. ENDANGERED.

Plumbeous Kite - Ictinia plúmbea. Common in Amazonia.

Cinereous Harrier - Circus cinereus. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes.

Montane Solitary Eagle - Buteogallus solitarius. Seen in flight and perched above Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge.

Roadside Hawk - Rupornis magnirostris. One of the most common birds.

Variable Hawk - Geranoaetus polyosoma. Seen between Huacarpay and Paucartambo and in the area between Acjanaco and Wayqecha; The SACC says “Farquhar (1988) concluded that Buteo poecilochrous (Puna Hawk) and B. polyosoma (Red-backed Hawk) are conspecific, as they were formerly treated (REF); he was unable to find any way to reliably diagnose the two forms using plumage characters or measurements. Ridgely & Greenfield (2001), Jaramillo (2003), and Schulenberg et al. (2007) followed this treatment and suggested "Variable Hawk" be retained for the composite species. Genetic data (Riesing et al. 2003) are consistent with hypothesis that B. polyosoma and B. poecilochrous are conspecific. SACC proposal passed to treat as conspecific. Cabot & de Vries (2004, in press) and Cabot et al. (in press) present additional data that support their recognition as separate species. SACC proposal to re-elevate poecilochrous to species rank did not pass.”

White Hawk - Pseudaster albicollis. Two individuals. Very good views at the canopy tower at Amazonia lodge.

Short-tailed Hawk - Buteo brachyurus. Seen in flight in the area between Tanager Corner and Thousand-meter Bridge (Quitacalzón).

White-throated Hawk - Buteo albigula. Seen in flight at Huacarpay lakes and in the area between Acjanaco and Wayqecha.


Gray-cowled Wood-Rail - Aramides cajanea. Split of Gray-necked Wood-Rail:
• Russet-naped Wood-Rail (Aramides albiventris)
• Gray-cowled Wood-Rail (Aramides cajaneus)
These two “new” species meet in Costa Rica. Russet-naped Wood-Rail is found from Mexico to the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica. Gray-cowled Wood-Rail is found from Argentina to the Pacific slope of Costa Rica. What happens where the two come into contact (if they do at all) was not studied in the paper used to justify this split, so the exact ranges are unknown. The two “new” species differ in morphology and song; genetics were not examined.

Blackish Rail - Pardirallus nigricans. Heard only, at Amazonia Lodge.

Plumbeous Rail - Pardirallus sanguinolentus. Great views at Huacarpay Lakes.

Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes, very common. Note that the New World form has been split from the Common Moorhen of Eurasia. Common Gallinule of Western Hemisphere is split from Common Moorhen on the basis of morphological, genetic, and vocal differences (Groenenberg et al 2008).

Slate-colored Coot - Fulica ardesiaca. Common at Huacarpay lakes; Called "Andean Coot" in Fjeldså & Krabbe (1990), Taylor (1996 and Ridgely et al. (2001) but other authors use Slate-colored Coot.


Southern Lapwing - Vanellus chilensis. Two individuals seen on the Manu Road at Chontachaca in one of the pastures.

Andean Lapwing - Vanellus resplendens. Common according to the season. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes.


Greater Yellowlegs – Tringa melanoleuca. Heard at Huacarpay lakes and along the Alto Madre De Dios River.


Andean Gull - Chroicocephlus serranus. Very common at Huacarpay Lakes and throughout the Andes.


Rock Pigeon - Columba livia. Feral type found throughout Latin America near human habitation, absent only from extensive tracts of primary forest. -- John van Dort.

Spot-winged Pigeon – Patagioenas maculosa. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes and in the area between Huacarpay and Paucartambo.

Band-tailed Pigeon - Patagioenas fasciata. Common in the higher Cloud Forest, seen between Acjanaco Pass and Wayqecha and at El Mirador area.

Pale-vented Pigeon – Patagioenas cayennensis. Heard only, near Chontachaca.

Plumbeous Pigeon - Patagioenas plumbea. Common in the foothills and lowlands.

Eared Dove – Zenaida auriculata. Common in the highlands. Population increasing rapidly.

Bare-faced Ground-Dove - Metriopelia ceciliae. Very nice views at Huacarpay Lakes. This is the ground-dove with the big orange eye- ring. Named for Cecile Gautrau daughter of French naturalist Rene Lesson.

Gray-fronted Dove – Leptotila rufaxilla. Seen at Amazonia Lodge. This and the previous species have complicated distribution with places where they occur side by side and other where only one occurs or is more common. In this part of Peru the two species appear to segregate one another by elevation. White-tipped is found in the foothills and Gray-fronted in the lowlands. At least one is far more common than the other at different elevations.

Ruddy Ground Dove – Columbina talpacoti. One individual seen near Patria.


Hoatzin - Opisthocomus hoazin. Seen at Amazonia lodge. Spectacular and bizzare!


Little Cuckoo – Coccycua minuta. Heard only at Amazonia lodge close to a small lake.

Squirrel Cuckoo - Piaya cayana. Common in the Amazon lowlands.

Smooth-billed Ani - Crotophaga ani. Common in the open secondary forest in the Lowland rainforest.


Rufescent Screech Owl - Megascops ingens. Seen near Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge and heard at El Mirador.

Tawny-bellied Screech Owl - Megascops (usta) watsonii. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Yungas Pygmy Owl – Glaucidium bolivianum. Heard only, in the Pillahuata area.


Great Potoo – Nyctibius grandis. Seen between Pilcopata and Atalaya nesting in a dead dry tree - great views.

Andean Potoo – Nyctibius maculosus. Seen in Cloud forest in Rocotal area and Pillahuata area.


Common Pauraque – Nyctidromus albicollis. Seen at Amazonia Lodge when owling.

Lyre-tailed Nightjar – Uropsalis lyra. One individual seen in flight at El Mirador.


Chestnut-collared Swift – Streptoprocne rutilus. Seen at roost in one of the tunnels of Pillahuata area.

White-collared Swift – Streptoprocne zonaris. Common. Seen at Pillahuata area, between Tanager corner and Quitacalzón, Patria area and Amazonia lodge.


White-necked Jacobin – Florisuga mellivora. Common at Amazonia lodge.

Green Hermit – Phathornis guy. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge.

White-bearded Hermit - Phaethornis hispidus. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Wedge-billed Hummingbird - Schistes geoffroyi. Seen at Cock-of-the-rock lodge.

Lesser Violetear – Colibri cyanotus. Seen on the Manu Road around the Rocotal area. Recently split by the AOU into two forms Mexican Violetear and this one.

Sparkling Violetear - Colibri coruscans. Seen at Huacarpay Lake and on our way to Wayqecha Lodge and also at CORL.

Amethyst-throated Sunangel Heliangelus amethysticollis. Common in the higher cloud forest. Seen between the Acjanaco and Wayqecha area and in the Pillahuata area.

Wire-crested Thorntail – Discosura popelairii. Seen at Cock of the rock lodge in the garden.

Rufous-crested Coquette - Lophornis delattrei. Males and females seen at Amazonia Lodge. This is perhaps the most sought after hummingbird at Amazonia Lodge. We had great looks at adult males and females at Amazonia Lodge. This little firecracker was named after French naturalist/collector Henri de Lattre (1838).

Peruvian Piedtail – Phlogophilus harterti. Seen every single day at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge. ENDEMIC.

Speckled Hummingbird - Adelomyia melanogenys. Seen at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge.

Long-tailed Sylph – Aglaiocercus kingi. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha area, Pillahuata and Rocotal area. This long- tailed hummingbird was named for Admiral Philip Parker King, British marine surveyor, naturalist and traveler in tropical America 1825-1830.

Green-tailed Trainbearer – Lesbia nuna. Seen in Huacarpay lakes. Lesbia – a woman of Lesbos.

Rufous-capped Thornbill – Chalcostigma ruficeps. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha area.

Bearded Mountaineer – Oreonympha nobilis. Seen at Huacarpay lakes feeding on Nicotiana flowers. ENDEMIC.

Tyrian Metaltail – Metallura tyrianthina smaragdinicollis. Saw many beween Acjanaco and Wayquecha. Named after the color Tyrian purple. Variously known as Royal purple, Tyrian purple, purple of the ancients, this ancient dyestuff, mentioned in texts dating about 1600 BC, was produced from the mucus of the hypobranchial gland of various species of marine mollusks, notably Murex. Although originating in old port of Tire in modern day Syria (hence the name), man's first large scale chemical industry spread throughout the world. With the decline of the Roman Empire, the use of the dye also declined and large-scale production ceased with the fall of Constantinople in 1453. It was replaced by other cheaper dyes like lichen purple and madder.

Buff-thighed Puffleg – Haplophaedia assimilis. Seen in the Rocotal area. Range Restricted.

Shining Sunbeam – Aglaeactis cupripennis caumatonotus. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha.

Bronzy Inca – Coeligena coeligena. Seen at the feeders at CORL.

Collared Inca – Coeligena torquata. Seen in the Pillahuata area.

Violet-throated Starfrontlet – Coeligena violifer osculans. Seen between Acjanaco and the Wayqecha area. Range Restricted.

Great Sapphirewing – Pterophanes cyanopterus. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha, one individual seen in flight. The second largest Hummingbird in the world.

Chestnut -breasted Coronet – Boissonneaua matthewsii. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha and in the Pillahuata area.

Booted Racket-tail – Ocreatus underwoodii. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge. The “Raquet-tailed Puffleg" was unknown in life but specimens existed in various London cabinets, whence a drawing was sent to Lesson (1832) by Mr Underwood on behalf of Charles Stokes a London stockbroker and collector.

Gould’s Jewelfront – Heliodoxa aurescens. Seen at Amazonia Lodge.

Violet Fronted Brilliant – Heliodoxa leadbeateri. Common at Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Giant Hummingbird – Patagona gigas. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes –the world’s largest Hummingbird!

White-bellied Woodstar – Chaetocercus mulsant. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge in the garden.

Amethyst Woodstar – Calliphlox amethystina. Seen at Amazonia Lodge.

Blue-tailed Emerald – Chlorostilbon mellisugus. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Violet-headed Hummingbird – Klais guimeti. Seen at Amazonia lodge only one individual on different days.

Gray-breasted Sabrewing – Campylopterus largipennis. Common at Amazonia Lodge.

Fork-tailed Woodnymph – Thalurania furcata. Seen at CORL and Amazonia Lodge.

Many-spotted Hummingbird– Taphrolesbia hypostictus. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Sapphire-spangled Emerald - Amazilia láctea. Common at Amazonia lodge.

Golden-tailed Sapphire – Chysuronia oenone. Common at Amazonia Lodge and also one individual seen at CORL and also near Chontachaca.


Golden-headed Quetzal – Pharomachrus auriceps. Seen in Pillahuata area.

Black-tailed Trogon - Trogon melenurus. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Collared Trogon – Trogon collaris. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Masked Trogon – Trogon personatus. Seen in Pillahuata, Manu Cloudforest Lodge area, CORL area.

Blue-crowned Trogon – Trogon curucui. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Amazonian Trogon – Trogon ramonianus. Seen at Amazonia lodge. Seen around the Manu Wildlife Center. The subspecies ramonianus and caligatus were formerly (e.g., Cory 1919, Pinto 1937) considered separate species from Trogon violaceus (Violaceous Trogon) but Peters (1945) considered them all conspecific. Ridgely & Greenfield (2001) considered caligatus (Gartered Trogon) of Middle America and northwestern South America to be a separate species from Trogon violaceus, and this was followed by Hilty (2003); Genetic data (DaCosta & Klicka 2008) indicate that caligatus is basal to a group that includes Amazonian T. violaceus, T. curucui, and T.
surrucura (and that Amazonian violaceus may be paraphyletic with respect to the latter two species). SACC proposal was passed to recognize caligatus as a species. SACC proposal passed to recognize ramonianus as a separate species from T. violaceus.


Amazon Kingfisher – Chloroceryle amazona. Seen along the Alto Madre de Dios river.

Green and Rufous Kingfisher – Chloroceryle inda. Seen at Amazonia lodge.


Amazonian Motmot – Momotus momota. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Andean Motmot – Momotus aequatorialis. Common at Cock of the Rock Lodge.
So there are now 6 recognized species that came out of the old Blue-crowned Motmot:
Momotus coeruliceps Blue-crowned Motmot – NE and Central Mexico,
Momotus lessoni Blue-diademed Motmot – South Mexico to Central Panama,
Momotus subrufescens Whooping Motmot - E Panama to NC Venezuela and the Magdalena Valley of Colombia; SE Ecuador and extreme NW Peru,
Momotus bahamensis Trinidad Motmot – Trindad & Tobago,
Momotus momota Amazonian Motmot - Venezuela (S of the Orinoco) and the Guianas, S through the entire Amazon basin to extreme N Argentina and Paraguay,
Momotus aequatorialis Andean Motmot – The Andes from NC Colombia to NE Bolivia.


Bluish-fronted Jacamar – Galbula cyanescens. Seen at Amazonia lodge. Range Restricted.


Western Striolated Puffbird – Nystalus obamai. Heard only, at Chontachaca area. Named for Barack Obama current President of the USA.

Rufous-capped Nunlet – Nonnula ruficapilla. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Black-fronted Nunbird – Monasa nigrifrons. Very common in the Amazon lowlands. Seen between Atalaya and Pilcopata and at Amazonia lodge. Monasa is Greek for solitary or a monk a reference to the plain plumage and quiet behavior of the Nunbirds.

Swallow-wing – Chelidoptero tenebrosa. Common in lowland rainforest and on river Islands. Seen at Amazonia lodge.


Lemon-throated Barbet – Eubucco richardsoni. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Versicolored Barbet – Eubucco versicolor. Seen three days in a row at CORL.


Emerald (Black-throated) Toucanet – Aulacorhynchus (atrigularis) prasinus. Seen at Amazonia Lodge. Range Restricted.

Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan – Andigena hypoglauca. Seen above Wayqecha and at Pillahuata tunnels.

Fine-barred Piculet – Picumnus subtilis. Seen at Amazonia lodge. A near endemic just one record from Brazil. Range Restricted.

Yellow-tufted Woodpecker – Melanerpes cruentatus. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Little Woodpecker – Veniliornis passerinus. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

White-throated Woodpecker – Piculus leucolaemus. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge from the tower.

Golden-olive Woodpecker – Piculus rubiginosus. Seen around Cock of the Rock lodge.

Crimson-mantled Woodpecker – Piculus rivolii. Seen at the Pillahuata area.

Andean Flicker – Colaptes rupícola. Seen between Huacarpay and Paucartambo.

Lineated Woodpecker – Dryocopus lineatus. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Crimson-crested Woodpecker – Campephilus melanoleucos. Seen at Amazonia lodge.


Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans. Glimpsed at Amazonia lodge.

Black Caracara – Daptrius ater. Seen near Pilcopata.

Red-throated Caracara – Ibycter americanus. Seen near Pilcopata.

Mountain Caracara – Phalcoboenus megalopterus. Seen at Huacarpay lakes, between Acjanaco and Wayqecha, and at Wayqecha.

American Kestrel – Falco sparverius. Common in the Andes.


Barred Parakeet – Bolborhynchus Lineola. Heard only, at CORL area.

Cobalt-winged Parakeet – Brotogeris cyanoptera. Common in the Amazon Lowlands.

Blue-headed Parrot - Pionus menstruus. Common in the Amazon lowlands.

Scaly-naped Amazon – Amazona mercenaria. Seen in flight in the cloudforest at Rocotal and Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Dusky-headed Parakeet – Aratinga weddellii. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Blue-headed Macaw – Primolius couloni. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Military Macaw – Ara militaris. Seen at Amazonia lodge from the canopy tower. VULNERABLE.

Scarlet Macaw - Ara macao. Seen from the canopy tower.

Chestnut-fronted Macaw - Ara severa. Common in the lowlands.

White-eyed Parakeet – Psitticara leucophthalmus. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge area and in the Amazon Lowlands.


Yellow Rumped Antwren – Euchrepomis sharpei. Seen by tour leader and Alise only. Named for Dr. Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1847-1909) – British Ornithologist. ENDANGERED, Range Restricted.

Fasciated Antshrike – Cymbilaimus lineatus. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Bamboo Antshrike – Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae. A pair seen between Atalaya and Pilcopata.

Great Antshrike – Taraba major. Seen at Amazonia Lodge.

Chestnut-backed Antshrike – Thamnophilus palliatus. Seen in the CORL area. Range Restricted.

Plain-winged Antshrike - Thamnophilus schistaceus. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Variable Antshrike – Thamnophius caerulescens. Heard only, at Rocotal and Mirador area.

Bluish-slate Antshrike – Thamnomanes schistogynus. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge. The understory flock leader.

Ornate Antwren – Epinecrophylla ornata. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Pygmy Antwren – Myrmotherula brachyura. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Stripe-chested Antwren – Myrmotherula longicauda. Seen at CORL.

Gray Antbird – Cercomacra cinerascens. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Riparian Antbird – Cercomacroides fuscicauda. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Black Antbird – Cercomacroides serva. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

White-backed Fire-eye – Pyriglena leuconota marcapatensis. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

White-browed Antbird – Myrmoborus leucophrys. Heard only, at Chontachaca.

Black-faced Antbird – Myrmoborus myotherinus. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Yellow-breasted Warbling Antbird – Hypocnemis subflava. Seen between Atalaya and Pilcopata.

Silvered Antbird – Sclateria naevia. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Chestnut-tailed Antbird – Myrmeciza hemimelaena. Seen at Amazonia lodge near the canopy tower.

Goeldi ́s Antbird – Myrmeciza goeldii. Heard only, at Aamazonia lodge. Favors Bamboo but is not restricted to it. Named for Emil August Goeldi, German naturalist resident in Brazil and author of “Aves do Brasil” 1894. Range Restricted.

Black-throated Antbird – Myrmeciza atrothorax. Seen twice at Amazonia lodge.

Spot-backed Antbird – Hylophylax naevia. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Black Spotted Bare-eye – Phlegopsis nigromaculata. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.


Slaty Gnateater – Conopophaga ardesiaca. A pair seen near Cock of the Rock Lodge with Marc and Alise.


Red and White Antpitta – Grallaria erythroleuca. Seen in the Wayqecha area. ENDEMIC.

Rufous Antpitta – Grallaria rufula. Heard only, at Pillahuata area.

Amazonian Antpitta – Hylopezus berlepschi. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Thrush Like Antpitta – Myrmotherola campanisona. Heard onlly, at Amazonia Lodge.


Rusty-belted Tapaculo – Liosceles throracicus. Heard only, at Amazonia Lodge.

White-crowned Tapaculo – Scytolopus atratus. Seen near Manu Cloudforest lodge.


Black-faced Anthrush –Fonicarius analis. Glimpsed at Amazonia lodge.

Rufous-breasted Anthrush – Fornicarius rufipectus thoracicus. Heard only, near Cock of the Rock Lodge on numerous occasions.


Olivaceous Woodcreeper - Sittasomus griseicapillus amazonicus. Seen at Amazonia lodge. Watch this one: their calls differ dramatically in different regions and several species are involved.

Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper - Dendrexetastes rufigula. Seen at Amazonia Lodge in the garden. Always present at clearings of houses or lodges where they roost.

Buff-throated Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus guttatus. The most common lowland rainforest Woodcreeper, seen at Amazonia lodge; some authorities consider Buff throated Woodcreeper of SE Brazil as distinct but some authorities consider the reason for splitting weak; seen at Amazonia Lodge.

Olive-backed Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus triangularis. Heard only, at El Mirador area.

Red-billed Scythebill – Campylorhamphus trochilirostris. Seen at Amazonia Lodge in bamboo.

Montane Woodcreeper – Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger. Fairly common in the cloud forest.

Streaked Xenops – Xenops rutilans. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Streaked Tuftedcheek - Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii. Seen in the cloud forest, above Pillahuata tunnels area.

Pale-legged Hornero - Furnarius leucopus. Common at Amazonia Lodge.

Wren-like Rushbird– Phleocryptes melanops. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes – restricted to reedbeds.

Cream-winged Cinclodes - Cinclodes albiventris. Seen at Huacarpay lakes.

White-winged Cinclodes - Cinclodes atacamensis. Great views from the bridge at Paucartambo town on our way to Wayqecha.

Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner – Philydor rufus. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Montane Foliage-gleaner - Anabacerthia striaticollis. Fairly common in the Cloud forest; seen around Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Striped Treehunter – Thripadectes holostictus. Heard only, at Pillahuata and Mirador area.

Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner – Automolus rufipileatus. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner - Automolus ochrolaemus. Heard only, around Amazonia lodge.

Spotted Barbtail – Premnoplex brunnescens. Heard only, at CORL and Mirador area.

Pearled Treerunner - Margarornis squamiger. Seen in the higher Cloud Forests between Acjanaco and Wayqecha area and in Pillahuata.

Streak-fronted Thornbird – Phacellodomus striaticeps. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes. Range Restricted.

Puna Thistletail – Asthenes helleri. Heard only, between Acjanaco and Wayqecha. Range Restricted.

Rusty-fronted Canastero – Asthenes ottonis. Seen at Huacarpay lakes. A Peruvian endemic! ENDEMIC.

Orange-fronted Plushcrown – Metopothrix aurantiacus. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Plain Softtail - Thripophaga fusciceps dimorpha. Very good views at Amazonia Lodge.

Creamy-crested Spinetail – Cranioleuca albicapilla albicapilla. Seen at Acjanaco pass. ENDEMIC.

Azara ́s Spinetail – Synallaxis azarae urubambae. Common in the Cloud Forest.

Plain-crowned Spinetail – Synallaxis gujanensis. Seen at Amazonia lodge.


Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet – Phyllomyias uropygialis. Seen at Pillahuata area.

Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet – Tyrannulus elatus. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

White-crested Elaenia – Elaenia albiceps urubambaensis. Seen at Huacarpay lakes, between Acjanaco and Wayqecha and near CORL.

Mottle-backed Elaenia – Elaenia gigas. Seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge, near a small river.

Sierran Elaenia – Elaenia pallatangae. Several individuals seen in the higher cloud forest around Wayqecha.

White-throated Tyrannulet – Mecocerculus leucophrys. Common. Seen in the Pillahuata area.

White-banded Tyrannulet – Mecocerculus strictopterus. A common Tyrannulet in the canopy mixed-species flocks in the cloud forest.

Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant - Anairetes flavirostris. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes.

Torrent Tyrannulet - Serpophaga cinerea. Seen around Manu Cloudforest lodge.

Ringed Antpipit – Corythopis torquata. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Bolivian Tyrannulet – Zimmerius bolivianus. Seen in the Cock of the Rock Lodge area. Range Restricted.

Red-billed Tyrannulet – Zimmerius cinereicapillus. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Slender-footed Tyrannulet – Zimmerius gracilipes. Seen in the garden of Amazonia lodge.

Streak-necked Flycatcher – Mionectes striaticollis. Seen at Rocotal, Mirador and CORL area.

Olive-striped Flycatcher – Mionectes olivaceus. Seen between Tanager Corner and Quitacalzón.

McConnell’s Flycatcher – Mionectes macconnelli. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Inca Flycatcher – Leptopogon taczanowskii. Great view, seen around Pacchayoc (waterfall) on the Manu road. A scarce Peruvian endemic; Named for Wladislaw Taczanowskii, Polish ornithologist and author of “Ornithologie du Perou” 1884. ENDEMIC.

Slaty-capped Flycatcher – Leptopogon superciliaris. Seen around Cock of the Rock Lodge, very common.

Ornate Flycatcher – Myiotriccus ornatus. Seen at Quitacalzón.

Many-colored Rush Tyrant – Tachuris rubrigastra. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes.

Short-tailed Pygmy-tyrant – Myiornis ecaudatus. Great views, seen at Amazonia lodge from the canopy tower.

Scale-crested Pygmy-tyrant – Lophotriccus pileatus. Seen around Cock of the Rock lodge.

Long-crested Pygmy-tyrant – Hemitriccus flammulatus. Seen at Amazonia lodge in bamboo area.

Flammulated Pygmy-tyrant – Hemitriccus flammulatus. Seen at Amazonia lodge. Althogh in SE Peru it is restricted to bamboo its not in other places!

Johannes' Tody-Tyrant – Hemitriccus iohannis. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Black-throated Tody-Tyrant – Hemitriccus granadensis. Seen near Pillahuata area.

Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher – Poecilotriccus latirostre. Seen at Chontachaca.

Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher – Poecilotriccus plumbeiceps. Seen at El Mirador.

Black-backed Tody-Flycatcher - Poecilotriccus pulchellus. Seen around Chontachaca in bamboo. A localized Peruvian endemic. ENDEMIC.

Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher – Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum. Seen between Atalaya and Pilcopata.

Gray-crowned Tolmomyias – Tolmomyias viridiceps. Seen above Chontachaca.

Olive-faced Tolmomyias – Tolmomyias viridiceps. One individual seen at Amazonia lodge.

Cinnamon Flycatcher – Pyrrhosmyias cinnamomea. Common in the Cloud Forest on the Manu Road.

Smoke-colored Pewee – Contopus fumigatus. Quite common in the cloud forest on the Manu Road.

Black Phoebe – Sayornis nigricans latirostris. Common on the rivers and small streams along the Manu Road. This is the southern race Sayornis nigricans latirostris. The change from the darker-winged nominate n. nigricans to the white-winged latirostris is a north-south cline, with larger amounts of white gradually appearing further south.

Vermilion Flycatcher – Pyrocephalus rubinus. Common in the Manu lowland rainforest.

Andean Negrito – Lessonia oreas. Seen at Huacarpay lakes.

Drab Water-Tyrant Ochthornis littoralis. Common along the Amazonian rivers.

Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant – Muscisaxicola maculirostris. Seen at Huacarpay lakes.

Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant - Myiotheretes striaticollis. Seen around Wayquecha Biological Station.

Slaty-backed (Maroon-belted) Chat-Tyrant –Ochthoeca (thoracia) cinnamomeiventris. Seen at Pillahuata area. Garcia-Moreno et al. (1998) suggested that the plumage and genetic differences between subspecies groups north and south of the Maranon should be recognized at the species level, with Ochthoeca thoracica the name for the southern species. Ridgely & Tudor (1994) reported that there are also vocal differences that would support this split. Ridgely & Greenfield (2001) and Hilty (2003) further recognized Venezuelan nigrita as a separate species from O. cinnamomeiventris, as done by Cory & Hellmayr (1927); see Zimmer (1937b) for the rationale for treating them all as conspecific based on plumage pattern, the treatment followed by Fitzpatrick (2004). Proposal needed.

Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant - Ochthoeca rufipectoralis. Seen several times at Wayquecha Biological Station.

Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant - Ochthoeca fumicolor. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha.

White-browed Chat-Tyrant- Ochthoeca leucophyrys. Seen at Huacarpay lakes.

Long-tailed Tyrant - Colonia colonus. Seen around Amazonia lodge.

Social Flycatcher – Myiozetetes similis. Common in Amazon lowlands.

Gray-capped Flycatcher - Myiozetetes granadensis. Common lowland forest.

Lemon-browed Flycatcher – Conopias cinchoneti. Seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge. VULNERABLE.

Golden-crowned Flycatcher – Myiodynastes chrysocephalus. Heard only, around CORL.

Boat-billed Flycatcher – Megarynchus pitangua. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Tropical Kigbird – Tyrannus melancholicus. Very common.

Dusky-capped Flycatcher – Myiarchus tuberculifer. Seen at Pillahuata and Amazonia lodge.

Short-crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus ferox. Seen at Amazonia lodge.


Band-tailed Fruiteater – Pipreola intermedia. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha.

Barred Fruiteater – Pipreola arcuate. Heard only, above Wayqecha.

Red-crested Cotinga – Ampelion rubrocristata. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha.

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock – Rupicola peruviana. Seen at the lek several good views of these pretty birds, also seen along the road.

Amazonian Umbrellabird – Cephalopterus ornatus. A pair seen below Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Plum-throated Cotinga – Cotinga maynana. Seen at Amazonia lodge from the canopy tower.

Bare-necked Fruitcrow – Gymnoderus foetidus. Seen at Amazonia lodge.


Yungas Manakin – Chiroxiphia boliviana. Seen at CORL.

Fiery-capped Manakin – Machaeropterus pyrocephalus. Seen at CORL.

Band-tailed Manakin – Ceratopipra fasciicauda. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.

Round-tailed Manakin – Pipra chloromeros. Seen at Amazonia lodge close to the canopy tower.


White-winged Becard – Pachyrampus polychopterus. Seen at Amazonia lodge near the garden.

Pink-throated Becard – Pachyramphus minor. Male and female seen at Amazonia lodge.


Red-eyed Vireo – Vireo olivaceus chivi. Seen at Amazonia lodge. Some classifications (e.g., Pinto 1944) have considered the South American chivi group as a separate species ("Chivi Vireo") from V. olivaceus, or as conspecific with V. flavoviridis (Hamilton 1962), but see Hellmayr (1935), Zimmer (1941d), Eisenmann 1962a, Johnson & Zink (1985), and Ridgely & Tudor (1989). Ridgely & Greenfield (2001) suggested, however, that more than one species may be involved within the South American chivi group.

Brown-capped Vireo – Vireo leucophrys. Seen at the Pillahuata area.

Dusky-Capped Greelet – Pachysylvia hypoxanthus. Heard only, from the Canopy Tower at Amazonia lodge.


White-collared Jay - Cyanolyca viridicyana. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha area. Range Restricted.

Purplish Jay - Cyanocorax cyanomelas. Fairly common in the Manu Lowland rainforest. Range Restricted.

Violaceous Jay - Cyanocorax violaceus. Common in the Lowland rainforest. Seen at Amazonia lodge.


Blue-and-white Swallow - Notiochelidon cyanoleuca. Common.

Brown-bellied Swallow - Notiochelidon murina. Seen at Paucartambo town from the bridge on our way to Wayqecha Lodge.

White-banded Swallow - Atticora fasciata. Common on lowland rivers.

White-thighed Swallow - Atticora tibialis. Seen at Amazonia lodge, below the lodge structure.

Southern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx ruficollis. Common.

Brown-chested Martin - Progne tapera. Seen along the Alto Madre de Dios River.

White-winged Swallow – Tachycineta albiventer. The most common Swallow of the lowland rainforest rivers.


Scaly-breasted (Southern Nightingale) Wren - Microcerculus marginatus. Heard only, near Chontachaca.

House Wren – Troglodytes aedon. Common in the highlands, seen at Huacarpay lakes and at Wayquecha. Many authors (e.g., Hellmayr 1934, Pinto 1944, Phelps & Phelps 1950a) formerly treated Neotropical mainland populations as a separate species T. musculus; see also Brumfield and Capparella (1996); this treatment was followed by Brewer (2001) and Kroodsma & Brewer (2005). The Falklands population, T. a. cobbi, is treated as a species (Wood 1993), as was done by Brewer (2001), Mazar Barnett & Pearman (2001), Jaramillo (2003), and Kroodsma & Brewer (2005).

Mountain Wren – Troglodytes solstitialis. Seen at Wayqecha, very common.

Moustached Wren – Pheugopedius genibarbis. Seen and glimpsed by some of the participants between Atalaya and Pilcopata.

Fulvous Wren - Cinnycerthia fulva. Heard only, around Pillahuata. A loclaised and hard to see bird. Range Restricted.

Gray-breasted Wood-Wren – Henicorhina leucophrys. Seen near Manu Cloudforest lodge.

Chestnut-breasted Wren – Cyphorhinus thoracicus. Heard only, near Cock of the Rock Lodge.


Andean Solitaire – Myadestes ralloides. Seen around Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge.

White-eared Solitaire - Entomodestes leucotis. Seen in the Rocotal area.

Chiguanco Thrush – Turdus chiguanco chiguanco. The common Andean Thrush seen at Huacarpay and along the Manu road.

Great Thrush – Turdus fuscater ockenderi. The common Thrush of the higher Cloud Forest.

Slaty Thrush – Turdus nigriceps. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge in the garden.

Black-billed Thrush Turdus ignobilis. The most common Amazonian Thrush.

Hauxwell's Thrush - Turdus hauxwelli. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.


Red-capped Cardinal – Paroaria gularis. Common in the lowlands.

Magpie Tanager – Cissopis leveriana. Seen at Chontachaca area.

Slaty Tanager – Creurgops dentata. Seen around Rocotal and Manu Cloudforest lodge area. Range Restricted.

Superciliaried Hemispingus - Hemispingus superciliaris. Common around Pillahuata in the Manu Cloudforest.

Black-eared Hemispingus – Hemispingus melanotis berlepschi. Seen around Cock of the Rock Lodge and Rocotal. Common in mixed flocks.

Drab Hemispingus – Hemispingus xanthophthalmus. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha Area.

Gray-hooded Bush-Tanager – Cnemoscopus rubrirostris. Seen at Pillahuata area.

Rust-and-yellow Tanager – Thlypopsis ruficeps. Fairly common in the cloud forest associated with mixed-species flocks. Range Restricted.

Black-goggled Tanager – Trichothraupis melanops. Glimpsed near El Mirador area.

Masked Crimson Tanager – Ramphocelus nigrogularis. Stunning Tanager common at Amazonia Lodge.

Silver-beaked Tanager – Ramphocelus carbo. Another common good-looking Tanager.

Hooded Mountain-Tanager – Buthraupis montana. Common around Wayqecha Biological Station.

Grass-green Tanager - Chlorornis riefferii. Seen near Wayqecha Biological Station.

Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager - Anisognathus igniventris igniventris. Fairly common around Wayqecha.

Yellow-throated Tanager - Iridosornis analis. Seen near CORL.

Golden-collared Tanager - Iridosornis jelskii. Seen above Wayquecha Biological Station.

Blue-and-yellow Tanager – Pipraeidea bonariensis. Unlike most Peruvian Tanagers this one in paticular likes arid and semi arid areas; seen at Huacarpay Lakes and Paucartambo. The southernmost ranging Tanager named for the ciry of Buenas Aires.

Orange-eared Tanager – Chlorochrysa calliparaea. Very beautiful little Tanager; seen several times around Cock of the Rock Lodge..

Blue-gray Tanager – Thraupis episcopus. Common.

Palm Tanager – Thrupis cyanocephala. Common.

Blue-capped Tanager – Thraupis cyanocephala. Fairly common in the Manu cloud forest.

Blue-necked Tanager – Tangara cyanicollis. Another Christmas-tree bird! Common.

Blue-and-black Tanager - Tangara vassorii atrocaerulea. Seen around Pillahuata area.

Beryl-spangled Tanager – Tangara nigroviridis. Fairly common around Cock of the Rock Lodge and Rocotal.

Paradise Tanager – Tangara chilensis. What can you say! A pleasure to have such a pretty species so common in Cloud forest but not found in Chile as the scientific name refers.

Opal-crowned Tanager – Tangara callophrys. Seen from the canopy tower at Amazonia lodge.

Bay-headed Tanager – Tangara gyrola. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Golden-eared Tanager – Tangara chrysotis. A very nice Tanager, seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Saffron-crowned Tanager – Tangara xanthocephala lamprotis. Wonderful views around Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Green-and-gold Tanager – Tangara schrankii. Another lowland Tanager present in most canopy flocks seen near Patria area.

Golden Tanager – Tangara arthus. Great looks around Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Swallow Tanager - Tersina viridis. Seen below CORL.

Black-faced Dacnis – Dacnis lineata. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Yellow-bellied Dacnis – Dacnis flaviventer. This species was seen at Amazonia lodge.

Blue Dacnis – Dacnis cayana. Seen below CORL.

Green Honeycreeper – Chlorophanes spiza. Seen from the Canopy tower at Amazonia Lodge.

Cinereous Conebill – Conirostrum cinereum cinereum. Commonin the highlands.

White-browed Conebill – Conirostrum ferrugineneiventre. Seen at Ajanacco pass. Range Restricted.

Blue-backed Conebill – Conirostrum sitticolor. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha.

Capped Conebill – Conirostrum albifrons. Common with mixed-species flocks in the cloud forest.

Rusty flowerpiercer – Diglossa sittoides. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes.

Moustached Flowerpiercer - Diglossa mystacalis. Seen around Ajacnaco Pass and Wayquecha Biological Station. Range Restricted.

Black-throated Flowerpiercer - Diglossa brunneiventris. Seen around Wayquecha Biological Station.

Deep-blue (Golden-eyed) Flowerpiercer - Diglossa glauca. Seen around Rocotal and Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Masked Flowerpiercer - Diglossa cyanea. Fairly common in the Manu cloud forest.

Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch – Phrygilus plebejus. Seen at Huacarpay lakes.

Greenish Yellow-Finch – Sicalis olivascens. Seen at Huacarpay lakes.

Blue-black Grassquit – Volatinia Jacarina. Seen around Pilcopata.

Chestnut-bellied Seedeater – Sporophila castaneiventris. Seen between Tanager Corner and Quitacalzón.

Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch – Sporophila angolensis. Seen near Patria.

Band-tailed Seedeater – Catamenia analis analis. Common in the Andes where there is some vegetation, several birds at Huacarpay lakes.

Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola. Seen at Amazonia Lodge and CORL.

Dull-colored Grassquit – Tiaris obscura. Seen in the Rocotal area.


Buff-throated Saltator – Saltator maximus. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge, Amazonia lodge. Common.

Golden-billed Saltator – Saltator aurantiirostris. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes.

Slate-colored Grosbeak – Saltator grossus. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.


Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonatrichia capensis. Only in the Andes. A pretty Sparrow.

Yellow-browed Sparrow – Ammodramus aurifrons. Seen between Tanager Corner and Quitacalzón, CORL and Patria.

Pectoral Sparrow – Arremon taciturnus. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Black-faced Brushfinch – Atalaptes melanolaemus. Common in the Manu cloud forest. The Atlapetes genus has been completely revamped based on bio-chemical data and work done at Copenhagen Field Museum. Formerly considered part of Rufous-naped Brush-Finch complex A. rufinucha. Atlapetes melanolaemus was formerly (Hellmayr 1938, Paynter 1970a, Meyer de Schauensee 1970, Ridgely & Tudor 1989, Sibley & Monroe 1990) considered a subspecies of A. rufinucha, but see García-Moreno & Fjeldså (1999). Range Restricted.

Common Chlorospingus - Chlorospingus flavopectus. Seen around Mirador San Pedro and a common bird of the Cloud Forest. Genetic data (REFS, Burns et al. 2002, 2003) indicate the genus Chlorospingus is not a member of the Thraupidae, but (Klicka et al. 2007) a member of the Emberizidae. SACC proposal passed to transfer to Emberizidae. Barker et al. (2013) further confirmed the placement of the genus with the New World sparrows. Frank Pitelka (in Tordoff 1954a) long ago noted the emberizine-like behavior of Chlorospingus. SACC proposal passed to change English names of the species in the genus from “Bush-Tanager” to “Chlorospingus”.

Short-billed (Yellow-whiskered) Chlorospingus - Chlorospingus parvirostris. Seen around Pillahuata area, close to the waterfall.

Yellow-throated Chlorospingus – Chlorospingus flavigularis. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge.


Hepatic Tanager (Tooth-billed Tanager) – Piranga flava. Seen below CORL in the Manu Cloudforest.

Carmiol’s Tanager – Chlorothraupis carmioli. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.


Tropical Parula – Setophaga pitiayumi. Heard only, at Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Citrine Warbler – Myiothlypis luteoviridis striaticeps. Common in the cloud forest and seen around Wayquecha Biological Station.

Pale-legged Warbler - Myiothlypis signatus. Seen below Wayqecha. Range Restricted.

Buff-rumped Warbler - Myiothlypis fulvicauda. Seen along the Alto Madre de Dios river.

Two-banded Warbler – Myiothlypis bivittatus. Seen near Cock of the Rock Lodge and by Quitacalzón.

Golden-bellied (Cuzco) Warbler – Myiothlypis chrysogaster. Seen below Quitacalzon. Ridgely & Greenfield (2001) treated the northern subspecies chlorophrys as a separate species – Choco Warbler - from Myiothlypis chrysogaster based on differences in descriptions of songs; see Zimmer (1949) for rationale for considering them sister taxa. This Goldeb –bellied warbler becomes a Peruvian endemic. ENDEMIC.

Russet-crowned Warbler - Myiothlypis coronatus. Seen near CORL in the Manu Cloudforest.

Three-striped (Yungas) Warbler – Basileuterus (punctipectus) tristriatus. Seen near Cock of the Rock Lodge and Rocotal. Donegan (2014) provided evidence that the Bolivian punctipectus group (including canens) should be treated as a separate species. SACC proposal needed. Range Restricted.

Slate-throated Redstart (Whitestart) – Myioborus miniatus. Common around Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Spectacled Redstart (Whitestart) – Myioborus melanocephalus. Fairly common in Manu Cloudforest generally found in higher elevations.


Crested Oropendola – Psarocolius decumanus maculosus. Common in the amazon lowlands.

Dusky-green Oropendola – Psarocolius atrovirens. Seen at Cock of the rock lodge and Manu Cloudforest lodge area. Fairly common.

Russet-backed Oropendola – Psarocolius angustifrons alfredi. Common.

Yellow-rumped Cacique – Cacicus cela. Common.

(Southern) Mountain Cacique – Cacicus chrysonotus. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha.

Orange-backed Troupial – Icterus croconotus. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Yellow-winged Blackbird – Agelaius thilius. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes.


Hooded Siskin – Spinus magellanica urubambensis. Seen around Huacarpay Lakes and near Patria.

Olivaceous Siskin – Spinus olivacea. Seen between Acjanaco and Wayqecha, Pillahuata and Rocotal.

Golden-bellied (White-lored) Euphonia – Euphonia chrysopasta. Seen at Amazonia lodge.

Orange-bellied Euphonia – Euphonia xanthogaster brunneifrons. Common Euphonia around CORL and also seen at Amazonia lodge.

Rufous-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia rufiventris. Seen at Amazonia lodge from the canopy tower.

Blue-naped Chlorophonia – Chlorophonia cyanea. Seen around the Cock of the Rock Lodge with Alise Whalen.