3 new records for Pichincha province!
During November and December 2005, Jonas and Roger recorded no less than three new species for the Pichincha province. This is significant as that is the best surveyed province in Ecuador.
An Amazilia Hummingbird was found by Roger on November 25 on the Milpe road. This species is normally found along the coast and up into the southern highlands, thus a considerable range extension. A White-fronted Tyrannulet was found near Mindo on December 29 by Jonas together with Roger, Macklin and Lynette Smith. Roger tape-recorded the call. This is only the third record for the west slope, the other two being from much further south. The species is also rare on the east slope. On December 30, a Uniform Crake responded to playback at Rio Silanche near Pedro Vicente Maldonado. This species occurs closest in the Esmeraldas province further north. Same observers as for the White-fronted Tyrannulet.
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