BIRDING AROUND THE WORLD

Subtitle

VENEZUELA - MARCH 1995

I spent 10 days in Venezuela with Neil Bostock, Chris Bradshaw and Guy Kirwan after a seven week trip to Brazil. Conditions were little different from my previous 10 day trip, to Bolivar, in Feb 1993: dry and still fairly cheap. A Budget car was used again, with some problems with the hire terms and the radio stolen (window broken) in Maracay. All the sites visited were new to me and excellent, except for Caripe where we failed to see Grey-headed Warbler or Venezuelan Flowerpecker in the one morning available (over-ambitious?). I did see an amazing 429 species, including 56 'lifers', and could have seen a further 20-30 or more had I been as alert as Guy and had we stopped at the reservoir near Caripe. The Caura area (including Rio Taguire) was particularly rich - we recorded 240 species in the 3 and a bit days spent there.

Site details are well-covered elsewhere, namely:-

Henri Pittier NP  Where to watch birds in South America  N Wheatley (1994)

Caripe               Venezuela: a birder's guide  D Sargeant (1994)

Cano Colorado  Article by P Boesman in Cotinga 3 (pages 31-34, 1995)

Caura                Venezuela: a report on a bird trip to Bolivar and Monagas in 1994  J Vermeulen (1994)

At Colonia Tovar we just birded along the first jeep track on the right on the road to La Victoria, nearly 2km after the garage beyond the town.

ITINERARY

March   7          Colonia Tovar (6.30-14.15); drove to Caracas airport to pick-up Chris; drove to Maracay

            8          Henri Pittier NP - Rancho Grande (6.0-12.0) and Ocumare Road (15.0-19.0); Hotel                                                  Guayana, Maracay

            9          Henri Pittier NP - Choroni Road (7.0-15.30); Budget Car-hire and police; Hotel                                                          Guayana

            10         Henri Pittier NP - Rancho Grande (6.30-12.30) and Choroni Road (14.30-19.0)

            11         Hotel Maracay scrub (6.30-8.0); drove to Caripe (9.0-18.15) - Oilbird caves;

            12         Hill forest east of Caripe (6.0-11.0); Oilbird Caves; drove to Maturan, Monagas                                        (13.0-15.30) - birded Cano Colorado (16.30-19.0);

            13         Cano Colorado (6.0-11.30); drove to Maripa, west Bolivar (14.0-22.0); Pension Claret

            14         Caura - scrub & grassland (6.0-7.30); forest (8.0-13.0); palms (16.0-17.0); Rio Caura                                              bridge and lagoon (17.30-19.0); forest (20.30-23.0)

            15         Caura - forest (6.15-13.0); Rio Caura bridge (16.30-18.30); forest (20.0-22.0)

            16         Caura - forest (5.15-13.0 and 16.30-19.30 )

            17         Rio Taguire (6.0-8.20); drove to Ciudad Bolivar, with stop at Rio Ano; flew to Caracas,                                         birded coastal scrub then flew to London.

SPECIES LIST

Taxononmy, names and sequence follow Clements, JF (1991) Birds of the World: A Checklist, with updates from Ridgely, RS and G Tudor (1994) The Birds of South America: the Oscine Passerines.

Numbers quoted are mostly estimates. Asterisks indicate new sp. for JH and square brackets heard only.

1.   [Great Tinamou, Tinamus major]

      Heard at Cano Colorado and Caura.

2.   [Little Tinamou, Crypturellus soui]

      Heard at Cano Colorado.

3.   Red-legged Tinamou, Crypturellus erythropus                               *

      1 at Caura.

4.   Variegated Tinamou, Crypturellus variegatus                                 *

      Two singles at Caura and others heard there.

5.   Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens

      Fairly common on the coast.

6.   Neotropic Cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus

      A few at Rio Caura; abundant at Laguna de Tacarigua (by the Caracas - Barcelona road).

7.    Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga

      1 at R.Caura.

8.   Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis

      100 at Ocumare and 1 at Laguna de Tacarigua.

9.   Whistling Heron, Syrigma sibilatrix

      2 at Caura.

10.  Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor

      20+ at Laguna de Tacarigua.

11.  Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea

      1 at Laguna de Tacarigua.

12.  Snowy Egret, Egretta thula

      Common at Laguna de Tacarigua and a few at Rio Caura (lagoon).

13.  Capped Heron, Pilherodius pileatus

      8 at Rio Caura.

14.  Great Egret, Casmerodius albus

      Common at Laguna de Tacarigua and a few elsewhere thoughout the lowlands.

15.  Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis

      A few throughout.

16.  Striated Heron, Butorides striatus

      1 at Rio Caura.

17.  Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Nyctanassa violacea

      6 at Laguna de Tacarigua.

18.  Black-crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax

      40 at Rio Caura at dusk.

19.  Boat-billed Heron, Cochlearius cochlearius

      3 at Rio Caura at dusk.

20.  Fasciated Tiger-Heron, Tigrisoma fasciatum                                  *

      2 near Ocumare, Henri Pittier.

21.  Rufescent Tiger-Heron,Tigrisoma lineatum

      1 at Rio Caura.

22.  Sharp-tailed Ibis, Cercibis oxycerca                                               *

      1 at Rio Caura. c.10 ibis near Caracas were probably Glossy Plegadis falcinellus, although this sp. and Bare-faced cannot be ruled out.

23.  Buff-necked Ibis, Theristicus caudatus

      4 at Caura.

24.  Green Ibis, Mesembrinibis cayennensis

      1+ at Cano Colorado.

25.  Roseate Spoonbill, Ajaia ajaja

      20 at Laguna de Tacarigua.

26.  Wood Stork, Mycteria americana

      10+ at Rio Caura.

27.  Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus

      Common throughout.

28.  Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura

      Fairly common throughout.

29.  Greater Yellow-headed Vulture, Cathartes melambrotus

      Singles at Cano Colorado and Caura.

30.  King Vulture, Sarcorhamphus papa

      Singles daily at Caura.

31.  Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

      1 at Chorone and 2 at R. Orinoco and R. Caura.

32.  Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanoides forficatus

      Up to 7 daily at Caura.        

33.  White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus

      Singles near Caracas and at Cano Colorado and Caura.

34.  Double-toothed Kite, Harpagus bidentatus

      1 at Caura. 

35.  Plumbeous Kite, Ictinia plumbea

      Up to 3 daily at Caura.

36.  Slate-coloured Hawk, Leucopternis schistacea

      1 at Rio Taguire.

37.  Common Black-Hawk, Buteogallus anthracinus

      2 at Henri Pittier.

38.  Great Black-Hawk, Buteogallus urubitinga

      1 at Cano Colorado and 2 at R.Caura.

39.  Savanna Hawk, Buteogallus meridioinalis

      1 on 2 days at Caura.

40.  Black-collared Hawk, Busarellus nigricollis

      12 at R.Caura.

41.  Gray-lined Hawk, Asturina nitida

      1 or 2 at Henri Pittier and singles at Cano Colorado and Caura.

42.  Roadside Hawk, Buteo magnirostris

      1 at Caura on 14th was the only record.

43.  Broad-winged Hawk, Buteo platypterus

      1 at R.Taguire.

44.  Short-tailed Hawk, Buteo brachurus

      1 at Caura.

45.  White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus

      1 near Cuidad Bolivar.

46.  Black Hawk-Eagle, Spizaetus tyrannus

      1 at Colonia Tovar and heard calling at Henri Pittier.

47.  Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Spizaetus ornatus

      1 at Henri Pittier.

48.  Crested Caracara, Polyborus plancus

      A few in the lowlands.

49.  Yellow-headed Caracara, Milvago chimachima

      1 or 2 daily at Henri Pittier and 1+ at Caura.

50.  Laughing Falcon, Herpetotheres cachinnans

      1 at Henri Pittier.

51.  American Kestrel, Falco sparverius

      1 at Caura.

52.  Bat Falcon, Falco rufigularis

      1 at Caura.

53.  Rufous-vented Chachalaca, Ortalis ruficauda

      Singles at Henri Pittier and 3 near Hotel Maracay.

54.  Little Chachalaca, Ortalis motmot

      2 at Caura and others heard.

55.  Band-tailed Guan, Penelope argyrotis                                            *

      1 at Henri Pittier, north of Rancho Grande pass.

56.  Helmeted Curassow, Pauxi pauxi                                       *

      1 by Ocumare Road, c.km40 at Henri Pittier.

57.  Crested Bobwhite, Colinus cristatus

      1 at Caura.

58.  [Venezuelan Wood-Quail, Odontophorus columbianus                  *]

      Heard at Henri Pittier.

59.  Rufous-necked Wood-Rail, Aramides axillaris                                *          

      1 at Cano Colorado.

60.  Gray-necked Wood-Rail, Aramides cajanea

      3 at R.Caura.

61.  Sungrebe, Heliornis fulica                                                  *

      1 at R.Caura.

62.  Sunbittern, Eurypyga helias

      2 at R.Caura.

63.  Wattled Jacana, Jacana jacana

      1 ar R.Caura.

64.  Spotted Sandpiper, Tringa macularia

      2 at R.Caura.

65.  Double-striped Thick-knee, Burhinus bistriatus                  *

      2 on the road at night at Caura.

66.  Southern Lapwing, Vanellus chilensis

      4 at Caura.

67.  Laughing Gull, Larus atricilla

      1 at Laguna de Tacarigua.

68.  Large-billed Tern, Phaetusa simplex

      5 on R.Orinoco at Cuidad Guayana and 2 at R.Caura.

69.  Royal Tern, Sterna maxima

      A few at Laguna de Tacarigua.

70.  Yellow-billed Tern, Sterna superciliaris

      2 on R.Orinoco at Cuidad Guayana and 1 at R.Caura.

71.  Black Skimmer, Rhynchops niger

      2 at R.Caura.

72.  Scaled Pigeon, Columba speciosa

      2+ at Henri Pittier and fairly common at Caura.

73.  Band-tailed Pigeon, Columba fasciata

      Several at Colonia Tovar and Henri Pittier.

74.  Pale-vented Pigeon, Columba cayennensis

      1+ at Cano Colorado.

75.  Ruddy Pigeon, Columba subvinacea

      A few at Caura.      

76.  Eared Dove, Zenaida auriculata

      A few at Caura and en route to Cd Bolivar

77.  Scaled Dove, Columbina squammata

      Common at the coast.

78.  Plain-breasted Ground-Dove, Columbina minuta

      2 at Henri Pittier.

79.  Ruddy Ground-Dove, Columbina talpacoti

      Common at the coast.

80.  White-tipped Dove, Leptotila verreauxi

      A few Leptotila doves were flushed at Henri Pittier, Cano Colorado and Caura but only singles of each sp. were seen well enough for identification.

81.  Gray-fronted Dove, Leptotila rufaxilla

      See above.

82.  Ruddy Quail-Dove, Geotrygon montana

      1 at Cano Colorado.

83.  Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Ara ararauna

      10 at Cano Colorado.

84.  Scarlet Macaw, Ara macao

      1 at Caura.

85.  Red-and-green Macaw, Ara chloropterus

      2 at Caura.

86.  Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Ara severa

      Common at Caura palms and a few around Maripa.

87.  Red-bellied Macaw, Ara manilata

      Common at Caura palms.

88.  Scarlet-fronted Parakeet, Aratinga wagleri

      4 at Henri Pittier.

89.  White-eyed Parakeet, Aratinga leucophthalmus

      Several at Cano Colorado.

90.  Brown-throated Parakeet, Aratinga pertinax                                    *

      1 at Henri Pittier, 2 at Hotel Maracay and a few near Caracas airport.

91.  Painted Parakeet, Pyrrhura picta                           

      Common at Caura.

92.  Maroon-tailed Parakeet, Pyrrhura melanura

      Common at Caripe.

93.  Red-eared Parakeet, Pyrrhura hoematotis                           *

      Common at Henri Pittier.

94.  Green-rumped Parrotlet, Forpus passerinus

      Up to 10 at Henri Pittier and 2 at Hotel Maracay.

95.  Golden-winged Parakeet, Brotogeris chrysopterus

      2+ at Cano Colorado, 5 at Caura and 10+ at R.Taguire.

96.  Black-headed Parrot, Pionites melanocephala

      Up to 6 at Caura.

97.  Caica Parrot, Pionopsitta caica                                          *

      5 at Caura.

98.  Blue-headed Parrot, Pionus menstruus

      2 at Caura.

99.  Red-billed Parrot, Pionus sordidus

      10+ at Henri Pittier and 1+ at Caripe.

100.      Dusky Parrot, Pionus fuscus

            1 at Caura.

101.      Festive Parrot, Amazona festiva                                               *

            4 at Caura.

102.      Yellow-crowned Parrot, Amazona ochrocephala

            A few daily at Caura.

103.      Orange-winged Parrot, Amazona amazonica

            Thought to be common in forest throughout but difficult to distinguish from the next sp. in flight.

104.      Mealy Parrot, Amazona farinosa

            1 at R.Taguire and probably several at Henri Pittier.

105.      Red-fan Parrot, Deroptyus accipitrinus                         *

            1 at Caura.

106.      Squirrel Cuckoo, Piaya cayana

            Up to 2 daily at Henri Pittier and Caura, and 1 at Caripe.

107.      Black-bellied Cuckoo, Piaya melanogaster                   *

            2 at Cano Colorado.

108.      Smooth-billed Ani, Crotophaga ani

            Fairly common throughout the lowlands.

109.      Groove-billed Ani, Crotophaga sulcirostris

            Fairly common at Henri Pittier.

110.      [Striped Cuckoo, Tapera naevia]

            Heard near Hotel Maracay.

111.      Barn Owl, Tyto alba

            1 at R.Caura.

112.      Tropical Screech-Owl, Otus choliba

            1 at Caura and another heard.

113.      [Black-banded Owl, Strix huhula]

            1 heard at Rio Caura.

114.      [Crested Owl, Lophostrix cristata]

            2 heard at Caura.

115.      [Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium brasilianum]

            1 heard at Caura.

116.      Oilbird, Steatornis caripensis

            100+ at Caripe at nightfall.

117.      Great Potoo, Nyctibius grandis

            Two singles at Caura and another heard.

118.      [Long-tailed Potoo, Nyctibius aethereus]

            1 heard at Caura.

119.      Gray Potoo, Nyctibius griseus

            1 at Caura and 2 heard.

120.      Least Nighthawk, Chordeiles pusillus

            1 at Caura.

121.      Nacunda Nighthawk, Podager nacunda

            1 at Caura.

122.      Pauraque, Nyctidromus albicollis

            Common at Caura.

123.      Rufous Nightjar, Caprimulgus rufus

            2 at Caura.

124.      White-tailed Nightjar, Caprimulgus cayennensis

            Up to 3 at Caura.

125.      Spot-tailed Nightjar, Caprimulgus maculicaudus

            Up to 3 at Caura.

126.      Little Nightjar, Caprimulgus parvulus

            1 at Caura.

127.      Blackish Nightjar, Caprimulgus nigrescens                  *

            Up to 4 at Caura.

128.      White-collared Swift, Streptoprocne zonaris

            20+ at Colonia Tovar and Henri Pittier.

129.      Band-rumped Swift, Chaetura spinicauda

            A few at Henri Pittier.

130.      Gray-rumped Swift, Chaetura cinereiventris

            Common at Caripe and a few at Caura.

131.      Vaux's Swift, Chaetura vauxi

            A few at Henri Pittier.

132.      Short-tailed Swift, Chaetura brachyura

            1 at Cano Colorado and 5 at Caura.

133.      White-tipped Swift, Aeronautes montivagus

            A few at Henri Pittier.

134.      Fork-tailed Palm-Swift, Tachornis squamata

            Common at Caura palms.

135.      Rufous-breasted Hermit, Glaucis hirsuta

            1 at Cano Colorado.

136.      Pale-tailed Barbthroat, Threnetes leucurus

            1 at R.Taguire.

137.      Long-tailed Hermit, Phaethornis superciliosus

            1 at Caura.

138.      Pale-bellied Hermit, Phaethornis anthophilus

            Two singles at Henri Pittier.

139.      Straight-billed Hermit, Phaethornis bourcieri

            1 at R.Taguire.

140.      Sooty-capped Hermit, Phaethornis augusti      *

            1 near Hotel Maracay.

141.      Little Hermit, Phaethornis longuemareus

            1 at Henri Pittier and numerous at Cano Colorado.

142.      Lazuline Sabrewing, Campylopterus falcatus               *

            1 at Henri Pittier.

143.      White-necked Jacobin, Florisuga mellivora

            1 at Cano Colorado.

144.      Green Violet-ear, Colibri thalassinus

            2 + others heard at Colonia Tovar and 1 at Caripe.

145.      Violet-headed Hummingbird, Klais guimeti

            1 at lower Choroni Road, Henri Pittier.

146.      Black-throated Mango, Anthracothorax nigricollis

            4 at Henri Pittier and singles at Hotel Maracay and Rio Taguire.

147.      Tufted Coquette, Lophornis ornatus

            2 at R.Taguire.

148.      Blue-chinned Sapphire, Chlorestes notatus

            Singles at Henri Pittier and Hotel Maracay.

149.      Blue-tailed Emerald, Chlorostilbon mellisugus

            1 at Choroni.

150.      Green-tailed Emerald, Chlorostilbon alice

            1 at Henri Pittier.

151.      Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Thalurania furcata

            2 at Cano Colorado.

152.      White-chinned Sapphire, Hylocharis cyanus

            2 at Caripe and 1 at Cano Colorado.

153.      Golden-tailed Sapphire, Chrysuronia oenone

            1 at Caripe.

154.      Buffy Hummingbird, Leucippus fallax                          *

            1 near Hotel Maracay.

155.      White-chested Emerald, Amazilia chionopectus

            1 at Cano Colorado.

156.      Versicolored Emerald, Amazilia versicolor

            1 at Caura.

157.      Glittering-throated Emerald, Amazilia fimbriata

            2+ at Hotel Maracay.

158.      Copper-rumped Hummingbird, Amazilia tobaci

            3 at lower Ocumare Road, Henri Pittier and at Caripe.

159.      White-vented Plumeleteer, Chalybura buffonii

            2 at Henri Pittier and Hotel Maracay.

160.      Violet-fronted Brilliant, Heliodoxa leadbeateri              *

            1 at Colonia Tovar.

161.      Violet-chested Hummingbird, Sternoclyta cyanopectus

            1 or 2 daily at Henri Pittier.

162.      Bronzy Inca, Coeligena coeligena

            1 at Colonia Tovar.

163.      Tyrian Metaltail, Metallura tyrianthina

            6+ at Colonia Tovar.

164.      Long-tailed Sylph, Aglaiocercus kingi

            6 at Colonia Tovar and 1 or 2 at Henri Pittier..

165.      Black-eared Fairy, Heliothryx aurita

            1 at Caripe.

166.      Long-billed Starthroat, Heliomaster longirostris

            1 at Caripe and 2 at R.Taguire.

167.      Rufous-shafted Woodstar, Chaetocercus jourdanii                   *

            6+ at Colonia Tovar and 1 at Henri Pittier.

168.      White-tipped Quetzal, Pharomachrus fulgidus             *

            3 around Rancho Grande pass on 8th and 1 at Rancho Grande + 2 heard on 10th.

169.      White-tailed Trogon, Trogon viridis

            1 at Cano Colorado and 1 or 2 daily at Caura.

170.      Collared Trogon, Trogon collaris

            2 at Henri Pittier.

171.      [Black-throated Trogon, Trogon rufus]

            1 heard at Caura (and seen by others).

172.      Ringed Kingfisher, Ceryle torquata

            2 at Henri Pittier and singles at Cano Colorado and R.Taguire.    

173.      Amazon Kingfisher, Chloroceryle amazona

            2 singles at R.Caura.

174.      Blue-crowned Motmot, Momotus momota

            2 at Caura on 14th and 1 on 16th.

175.      Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Galbula ruficauda

            Up to 3 daily at Henri Pittier, 1 at Caripe and 2 at Cano Colorado.

176.      Green-tailed Jacamar, Galbula galbula

            3 at Caura.

177.      Pied Puffbird, Notharchus tectus

            1 at Caura.

178.      Russet-throated Puffbird, Hypnelus ruficollis               *

            1 near Hotel Maracay.   

179.      Black Nunbird, Monasa atra

            Up to 3 daily at Caura.

180.      Swallow-wing, Chelidoptera tenebrosa

            5 at Cano colorado and 2 daily at Caura.

181.      Black-spotted Barbet, Capito niger

            3 at Caura.

182.      Groove-billed Toucanet, Aulacorhynchus sulcatus                   *

            2 at Colonia Tovar, up to 6 daily at Henri Pittier and 1+ others heard at Caripe.

183.      Green Aracari, Pteroglossus viridis

            2 at R.Taguire.

184.      Black-necked Aracari, Pteroglossus aracari

            3 at Cano Colorado and Caura, and 2 at R.Taguire.

185.      Channel-billed Toucan, Ramphastos vitellinus

            1 at Caura.

186.      Red-billed Toucan, Ramphastos tucanus

            2 at Cano Colorado and 4 at R.Taguire.

187.      Cuvier's Toucan, Ramphastos cuvieri

            4+ daily at Caura.

188.      Golden-spangled Piculet, Picumnus exilis

            2 at Caura.

189.      Black-dotted Piculet, Picumnus nigropunctatus                       *

            5 at Cano Colorado on 12th and 3 on 13th. [Split from White-bellied P.spilogaster.]

190.      Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Melanerpes cruentatus

            4 at Caura and 2 at R.Taguire.

191.      Red-crowned Woodpecker, Melanerpes rubricapillus

            Fairly common in 1s and 2s in drier woodland.

192.      Smoky-brown Woodpecker, Veniliornis fumigatus

            1 at Colonia Tovar and up to 3 at Henri Pittier.

193.      Little Woodpecker, Veniliornis passerinus

            1 at Caura.

194.      Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Piculus flavigula

            1 at Caura.

195.      Golden-olive Woodpecker, Piculus rubiginosus

            Singles at Colonia Tovar, daily at Henri Pittier and at Caura.

196.      Scaly-breasted Woodpecker, Celeus grammicus

            1 at Caura.

197.      Chestnut Woodpecker, Celeus elegans

            1 at Cano Colorado and 2 at Caura.

198.      Cream-coloured Woodpecker, Celeus flavus

            Singles at Cano Colorado and Caura.

199.      Ringed Woodpecker, Celeus torquatus

            1 at Caura.

200.      Lineated Woodpecker, Dryocopus lineatus

            5 at Henri Pittier, 1 at Caripe and up to 2 at Caura.

201.      Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Campephilus melanoleucos

            2 at Henri Pittier and 1 at Caura.

202.      Plain-brown Woodcreeper, Dendrocincla fuliginosa

            1 or 2 at Henri Pittier and Caura.

203.      Olivaceous Woodcreeper, Sittasomus griseicapillus

            1 at Henri Pittier and 2 at Caura.

204.      Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Glyphorhynchus spirurus

            Up to 3 at Caura.

205.      Strong-billed Woodcreeper, Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchu

            1 at Colonia Tovar, 2 at Henri Pittier and Caura, and 3 at Caripe.

206.      Striped Woodcreeper, Xiphorhynchus obsoletus

            1 at Cano Colorado.

207.      Buff-throated Woodcreeper, Xiphorhynchus guttatus

            2 singles at Caura.

208.      Cocoa Woodcreeper, Xiphorhynchus susurrans                       *

            1 of this sp., a split from Xiphorhynchus guttatus, at Cano Colorado.

209.      Streak-headed Woodcreeper, Lepidocolaptes souleyetii

            1 at Henri Pittier.

210.      Montane (Spot-crowned) Woodcreeper, Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger

            4 at Colonia Tovar and up to 2 at Henri Pittier. [A split from Lepidocolaptes affinis.]

211.      Black-throated Spinetail, Synallaxis castanea               *

            6 + others heard at Colonia Tovar and 2 at Choroni Road pass, Henri Pittier.

212.      Crested Spinetail, Cranioleuca subcristata                               *

            Up to 3 daily at Henri Pittier.

213.      Common Thornbird, Phacellodomus rufifrons

            1 amongst the many nests in Monagas.

214.      Streaked Tuftedcheek, Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii

            8 at Colonia Tovar.

215.      Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Berlepschia rikeri

            3 at Caura palms.

216.      Guttulated Foliage-gleaner, Syndactyla guttulata                      *

            1 at Colonia Tovar and 1 or 2 at Rancho Grande.

217.      Montane Foliage-gleaner, Anabacerthia striaticollis

            8 at Rancho Grande on 8th and 2 on 10th.

218.      Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleaner, Philydor ruficaudatus

            1 at Caura.

219.      Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner, Philydor rufus

            2 at Rancho Grande and 1 at Caura.

220.      Streak-capped Treehunter, Thripadectes virgaticeps

            1 at Rancho Grande.

221.      Gray-throated Leaftosser, Sclerurus albigularis

            1 at Rancho Grande.

222.      Slender-billed Xenops, Xenops tenuirostris

            2 at Caura.

223.      Plain Xenops, Xenops minutus

            1 at Caura.

224.      Fasciated Antshrike, Cymbilaimus lineatus

            1 at Caura.

225.      Great Antshrike,Taraba major

            1 at Cano Colorado.

226.      Black-crested Antshrike, Sakesphorus canadensis

            1 + 1 heard at R.Taguire.

227.      Barred Antshrike, Thamnophilus doliatus

            2 at Henri Pittier and Hotel Maracay.

228.      Eastern Slaty Antshrike, Thamnophilus punctatus

            1 + others heard at Cano Colorado.

229.      Amazonian Antshrike, Thamnophilus amazonicus

            2 at R.Taguire.

230.      Spot-winged Antshrike, Pygiptila stellaris

            A female at Caura.

231.      Plain Antvireo, Dysithamnus mentalis

            4 at Henri Pittier and 2 at Caura.

232.      White-streaked Antwren, Dysithamnus  leucostictus     *

            4 at Rancho Grande. [Split from Plumbeous Antvireo.]

233.      Dusky-throated Antshrike, Thamnomanes ardesiacus

            1 at Caura.

234.      Cinereous Antshrike, Thamnomanes caesius

            3 at Caura.

235.      Rufous-bellied Antwren, Myrmotherula guttata             *

            1 at Caura.

236.      Stipple-throated Antwren, Myrmotherula haematonota

            1 at Caura.

237.      White-flanked Antwren, Myrmotherula axillaris

            2 at Caripe and 4 at Cano Colorado.

238.      Slaty Antwren, Myrmotherula schisticolor                                *

            8 at Rancho Grande.

239.      Gray Antwren, Myrmotherula menetriesii

            1 at Caura.

240.      Spot-backed Antwren,Herpsilochmus dorsimaculatus  *

            1 at Caura.

241.      Roraiman Antwren, Herpsilochmus roraimae

            1 at Caura.

242.      White-fringed Antwren, Formicivora grisea

            2 at Henri Pittier.

243.      Ash-winged Antwren, Terenura spodioptila                  *

            1 at Caura.

244.      Dusky Antbird, Cercomacra tyrannina

            1 at Caura.

245.      Jet Antbird, Cercomacra nigricans                               *

            Singles daily at Caura and several others heard - song is similar to Grey Antbird.

246.      White-browed Antbird, Myrmoborus leucophrys

            1 + others heard at Caura.

247.      Black-chinned Antbird, Hypocnemoides melanopogon            *

            1 at Cano Colorado and up to 2 at Caura.

248.      Silvered Antbird, Sclateria naevia

            1 at Cano Colorado and 1 heard at R.Taguire.

249.      White-bellied Antbird, Myrmeciza longipes

            Singles at Cano Colorado and Caura, with others heard.

250.      Black-throated Antbird, Myrmeciza atrothorax

            1 at Caura.

251.      White-plumed Antbird, Pithys albifrons                                    *

            Up to 8 at Caura.

252.      Rufous-throated Antbird, Gymnopithys rufigula

            2 at Caura.

253.      Scale-backed Antbird, Hylophylax poecilonota

            2 singles at Caura.

254.      [Rufous-capped Antthrush, Formicarius colma]

            1 heard at Caura.

255.      Black-faced Antthrush, Formicarius analis

            2 on 8th and 6 on 10th at Rancho Grande.

256.      Scalloped Antthrush, Chamaeza turdina                                  *

            2 at Rancho Grande and heard at Colonia Tovar.

257.      Plain-backed Antpitta, Grallaria haplonota                   *

            2 at Rancho Grande both dates and 1 heard at Colonia Tovar.

258.      [Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Grallaricula ferrugineipectus *]

            Heard at Rancho Grande.

259.      Caracas Tapaculo, Scytalopus caracae                         *

            1 at Colonia Tovar. [Split from Brown-rumped  Scytalopus latebricola.]

260.      Green-and-black Fruiteater, Pipreola riefferii

            A pair at Colonia Tovar, the female incubating.

261.      Handsome Fruiteater, Pipreola formosa                                   *

            A pair near the pass and a female with an immature at Rancho Grande.

262.      [Screaming Piha, Lipaugus vociferans]

            Heard frequently at Henri Pittier and Caura.

263.      Spangled Cotinga, Cotinga cayana                               *

            An adult and an immature male on different days at Caura.

264.      Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Gymnoderus foetidus

            1 in flight at R.Taguire.

265.      Purple-throated Fruitcrow,  Querula purpurata

            Up to 6 daily at Caura.

266.      Crimson-hooded Manakin, Pipra aureola                                 *

            6 at Cano Colorado.

267.      Golden-headed Manakin, Pipra erythrocephala

            Fairly common at Caura, with several lekking males.

268.      Lance-tailed Manakin, Chiroxiphia lanceolata

            A lek of several males by the river north of Museo Cadafe, Henri Pittier.

269.      Fiery-capped Manakin, Machaeropterus pyrocephalus

            A pair at Caura on 14th, with the female incubating, and 1 on 16th.

270.      Wing-barred Manakin, Piprites chloris

            2 singles at Caura.

271.      Olive-striped Flycatcher, Mionectes olivaceus

            1 at Henri Pittier.

272.      Ochre-bellied Flycatcher, Mionectes oleagineus

            2 at Cano Colorado and 1 daily at Caura.           

273.      Black-chested Tyrant, Taeniotriccus andrei                  *          

            1 of this striking, rare sp. at Cano Colorado on 12th.

274.      Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant, Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer

            1 at Choroni.

275.      Ringed Antpipit, Corythopis torquata

            1 at Cano Colorado.

276.      Sooty-headed Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias griseiceps

            1 at Caura.

277.      Venezuelan Tyrannulet, Zimmerius improbus              *

            2 at Colonia Tovar.

278.      Northern Scrub-Flycatcher, Sublegatus arenarum                    *

            1 at Hotel Maracay.

279.      Yellow-crowned Elaenia, Elaenia flavivertex                 *

            2 at Cano Colorado.

280.      Plain-crested Elaenia, Elaenia cristata

            1 at Caripe.

281.      Mountain Elaenia, Elaenia frantzii

            4 at Colonia Tovar.

282.      White-throated Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus leucophrys

            Common at Colonoa Tovar.

283.      Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Phylloscartes ophthalmicus

            2 at Henri Pittier.

284.      Venezuelan Bristle-Tyrant, Phylloscartes venezuelanus           *

            2 at Rancho Grande, Henri Pittier.

285.      Rufous-lored Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes flaviventris      *

            1 at Rancho Grande, Henri Pittier.

286.      Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant, Myiornis ecaudatus                       *

            1 at Caura.

287.      Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant, Lophotriccus galeatus

            1+ at Cano Colorado and Caura.

288.      Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant, Atalotriccus pilaris

            2 at Choroni, Henri Pittier.

289.      Rufous-tailed Flatbill, Ramphotrigon ruficauda                        *

            Up to 2 at Caura.

290.      Olivaceous Flatbill, Rhynchocyclus olivaceus

            1 at Caura.

291.      Yellow-olive Flycatcher, Tolmomyias sulphurescens

            3 at Cano Colorado and 1 at Caura.

292.      Yellow-breasted Flycatcher, Tolmomyias flaviventris

            2 at Caura.

293.      Royal Flycatcher, Onychorhynchus coronatus

            1 at Cano Colorado.

294.      Bran-coloured Flycatcher, Myiophobus fasciatus

            1 at Hotel Maracay.

295.      Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher, Myiobius barbatus

            1 at Caura.

296.      Cinnamon Flycatcher, Pyrrhomyias cinnamomea

            2 at Henri Pittier.

297.      Smoke-colored Pewee, Contopus fumigatus

            1 at Henri Pittier

298.      Tropical Pewee, Contopus cinereus

            2 singles at Cano Colorado.

299.      Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans

            1 at Henri Pittier.

300.      Pied Water-Tyrant, Fluvicola pica

            4 at R.Caura and 1 at R.Taguire.

301.      Long-tailed Tyrant, Colonia colonus

            1 at Caura.

302.      Cinnamon Attila, Attila cinnamomeus

            1 at Cano Colorado.

303.      [Bright-rumped Attila, Attila spadiceus]

            Heard at Caura (and seen by others).

304.      Grayish Mourner, Rhytipterna simplex

            1 at Cano Colorado and 4 at Caura.

305.      Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Myiarchus tuberculifer

            5 at Henri Pittier.

306.      Short-crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus ferox

            1 at Caura.

307.      Brown-crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus tyrannulus

            1 at Caura.

308.      Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus

            Common throughout in small numbers.

309.      Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus savana

            6+ near Maripa and 15+ at R.Taguire.

310.      Variegated Flycatcher, Empidonomus varius

            Singles at Henri Pittier, Caura and R.Taguire.

311.      Boat-billed Flycatcher, Megarhynchus pitangua

            2 at Henri Pittier.

312.      Streaked Flycatcher, Myiodynastes maculatus

            Singles at Henri Pittier and Caura, and 2 at Hotel Maracay.         

313.      Rusty-margined Flycatcher, Myiozetetes cayanensis

            2 at Henri Pittier and 1 at R.Taguire.

314.      Social Flycatcher, Myiozetetes similis

            A few throughout.

315.      Lesser Kiskadee, Philohydor lictor

            2 at R.Caura and R.Taguire.

316.      Great Kiskadee, Pitangus sulphuratus

            Common in small numbers throughout.

317.      Chestnut-crowned Becard, Pachyramphus castaneus

            1 or 2 daily at Henri Pittier.

318.      Black-tailed Tityra, Tityra cayana

            Up to 6 daily at Caura.

319.      Masked Tityra, Tityra semifasciata

            1 at Henri Pittier and 4 at Caripe and Cano Colorado.

320.      Black-crowned Tityra, Tityra inquisitor

            1 at Henri Pittier and 2 at Cano Colorado.

321.      Azure-naped Jay, Cyanocorax heilprini                                    *

            Up to 6 daily at Caura.

322.      Cayenne Jay, Cyanocorax cayanus

            5 at Caura.

323.      Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas

            2 dailt at Henri Pittier, 5 at Cano Colorado and heard at Colonia Tovar.

324.      Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Cyclarhis gujanensis

            2 at Henri Pittier and Cano Colorado; heard at Caura.

325.      Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus

            1 at Caura.

326.      Warbling Vireo, Vireo gilvus

            2 at Colonia Tovar.

327.      Brown-capped Vireo, Vireo leucophrys

            2 at Henri Pittier.

328.      Lemon-chested Greenlet, Hylophilus thoracicus

            1 at Henri Pittier.

329.      Buff-cheeked Greenlet, Hylophilus muscicapinus

            2 at Caura.

330.      Golden-fronted Greenlet, Hylophilus aurantiifrons

            4 at Henri Pittier.

331.      Andean Solitaire, Myadestes ralloides

            3 at Colonia Tovar.

332.      Yellow-legged Thrush, Platycichla flavipes

            5 at Henri Pittier and 1 at Caripe.

333.      Glossy-black Thrush, Turdus serranus

            2 at Colonia Tovar and up to 3 at Henri Pittier.

334.      Black-hooded Thrush, Turdus olivater

            3 at Henri Pittier.

335.      Cocoa Thrush, Turdus fumigatus

            2 at Henri Pittier and 1 at Cano Colorado.

336.      Bare-eyed Thrush, Turdus nudigenis                          

            2 at Henri Pittier and 4 at Hotel Maracay.

337.      White-necked Thrush, Turdus albicollis

            Fairly common throughout.

338.      Tropical Mockingbird, Mimus gilvus

            Fairly common throughout.

339.      Bicoloured Wren, Campylorhynchus griseus

            Singles at Cano Colorado and near Maripa.

340.      Stripe-backed Wren, Campylorhynchus nuchalis                     *

            Singles at Henri Pittier and Cano Colorado.

341.      [Moustached Wren, Thryothorus genibarbis]

            Several heard at Henri Pittier.

342.      Coraya Wren, Thryothorus coraya

            2 at Caura and heard at R.Taguire.

343.      Rufous-breasted Wren, Thryothorus rutilus

            1 at Henri Pittier.

344.      Buff-breasted Wren, Thryothorus leucotis

            Singles at Choroni and Hotel Maracay.

345.      House Wren, Troglodytes aedon

            2 at Henri Pittier.

346.      Gray-breasted Wood-Wren, Henicorhina leucophrys

            2 at Colonia Tovar, 1 at Henri Pittier and others heard.

347.      [Musician Wren, Cyphorhinus aradus]

            2 heard at Cano Colorado.

348.      [Wing-banded Wren, Microcerculus bambla]

            1 heard at R.Taguire.

349.      Long-billed Gnatwren, Ramphocaenus melanurus

            1 at Caura.

350.      Tropical Gnatcatcher, Polioptila plumbea

            2 near Caracas airport.

351.      White-winged Swallow, Tachycineta albiventer

            A few at Rios Orinoco, Caura and Ano.

352.      Brown-chested Martin, Phaeoprogne tapera

            Several at Caura. Many martins and swallows were unidentified to species.

353.      Grey-breasted Martin, Progne chalybea

            Several at Henri Pittier.

354.      Black-collared Swallow, Atticora melanoleuca             *

            6 at R.Ano.

355.      Southern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

            Fairly common throughout.

356.      Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica

            2 at Caura.

357.      Yellow-bellied Siskin, Carduelis xanthogastra

            2 at Colonia Tovar.

358.      Tennessee Warbler, Vermivora peregrina

            1 at Henri Pittier.

359.      Tropical Parula, Parula pitiayumi

            Singles at Henri Pittier, Cano Colorado and Rio Caura.

360.      Blackburnian Warbler, Dendroica fusca

            3 at Henri Pittier.

361.      Blackpoll Warbler, Dendroica striata

            Up to 5 daily at Caura.

362.      Cerulean Warbler, Dendroica cerulea

            1 at Henri Pittier.

363.      Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia

            2 at Henri Pittier.

364.      American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla

            Up to 4 daily at Henri Pittier.

365.      Northern Waterthrush, Seiurus noveboracensis

            Up to 4 daily at Henri Pittier.

366.      Masked Yellowthroat, Geothlypis aequinoctialis

            1 at Rio Taguire.

367.      Brown-capped Redstart, Myioborus brunniceps

            2+ at Colonia Tovar and a few daily at Henri Pittier.

368.      Black-crested Warbler, Basileuterus nigrocristatus

            5 at Colonia Tovar and 2 at Henri Pittier.

369.      Golden-crowned Warbler, Basileuterus culicivorus

            A few daily at Henri Pittier and 2 at Caripe.

370.      Three-striped Warbler, Basileuterus tristriatus

            1 at Colonia Tovar and a few daily at Henri Pittier.

371.      Rufous-collared Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis

            Common in the uplands.

372.      Grassland Sparrow, Ammodramus humeralis

            A few at Rio Caura.

373.      Pectoral Sparrow, Arremon taciturnus

            1 at Rio Caura.

374.      Black-striped Sparrow, Arremonops conirostris

            1 near Hotel Maracay.

375.      Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch, Atlapetes brunneinucha

            8+ at Colonia Tovar and 1 at Henri Pittier.

376.      Ochre-breasted Brush-Finch, Atlapetes semirufus                    *

            4 at Colonia Tovar.

377.      Red-capped Cardinal, Paroaria gularis

            3 at Rio Caura.

378.      Bananaquit, Coereba flaveola

            A few daily at Henri Pittier and Rio Caura.

379.      Common Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus ophthalmicus

            Common at Colonia Tovar and Henri Pittier.

380.      Oleaginous Hemispingus, Hemispingus frontalis

            2 at Colonia Tovar.

381.      Fulvous-headed Tanager, Thlypopsis fulviceps                        *

            1 at Rancho Grande, Henri Pittier.

382.      Yellow-backed Tanager, Hemithraupis flavicollis

            3 at Caura.

383.      Gray-headed Tanager, Eucometis penicillata

            3 at Caura.

384.      Flame-crested Tanager, Tachyphonus cristatus

            5 at Cano Colorado and 4 at Caura.

385.      White-shouldered Tanager, Tachyphonus luctuosus

            Up to 4 daily at Caura.

386.      White-lined Tanager, Tachyphonus rufus

            Fairly common at Henri Pittier and afew at Hotel Maracay.

387.      Hepatic Tanager, Piranga flava

            1 at Henri Pittier.

388.      White-winged Tanager, Piranga leucoptera

            2 singles at Henri Pittier.

389.      Silver-beaked Tanager, Ramphocelus carbo

            Fairly common at Henri Pittier.

390.      Blue-gray Tanager, Thraupis episcopus

            Common throughout.

391.      Glaucous Tanager, Thraupis glaucocolpa                                *

            1 or 2 at Henri Pittier on 2 dates.

392.      Palm Tanager, Thraupis palmarum

            Fairly common throughout.

393.      Blue-capped Tanager, Thraupis cyanocephala

            Common at Colonia Tovar and a few at Henri Pittier.

394.      Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Anisognathus somptuosus

            8 at Henri Pittier.

395.      Fawn-breasted Tanager, Pipraeidea melanonota

            1 at Colonia Tovar.

396.      Violaceous Euphonia, Euphonia violacea

            2 at Cano Colorado, 1 at Caura and 2 at R.Taguire.

397.      Orange-bellied Euphonia, Euphonia xanthogaster

            2 at Henri Pittier on 2 days.

398.      Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Chlorophonia cyanea

            2 singles at Henri Pittier.

399.      Turquoise Tanager, Tangara mexicana

            6 at Caura and 2 at R.Taguire.

400.      Golden Tanager, Tangara arthus

            Up to 5 at Henri Pittier.

401.      Spotted Tanager, Tangara punctata

            2 at Henri Pittier on 2 days.

402.      Burnished-buff Tanager, Tangara cayana

            2 at Hotel Maracay.

403.      Rufous-cheeked Tanager, Tangara rufigenis                 *

            Several at Henri Pittier.

404.      Masked Tanager, Tangara nigrocincta                          *

            2 at Caura.

405.      Beryl-spangled Tanager, Tangara nigroviridis

            Common at Colonia Tovar and Henri Pittier.

406.      Black-capped Tanager, Tangara heinei                         *

            8+ at Colonia Tovar and 2 at Henri Pittier.

407.      Opal-rumped Tanager, Tangara velia

            1 at Caura.

408.      Yellow-bellied Dacnis, Dacnis flaviventer

            2 at Caura.

409.      Blue Dacnis, Dacnis cayana

            A few at Caura.

410.      Green Honeycreeper, Chlorophanes spiza

            A few at Henri Pittier and Caura.

411.      Purple Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes caeruleus

            A few at Henri Pittier and Caura.

412.      Red-legged Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes cyaneus

            2 at Henri Pittier and 1 at Caura.

413.      Swallow-Tanager, Tersina viridis

            Common at Henri Pittier, with 30+ on 8th.

414.      Plush-capped Finch, Catamblyrhynchus diadema

            2 at Colonia Tovar.

415.      Grassland Yellow-Finch,Sicalis luteola

            Common near Maripa.

416.      Blue-black Grassquit, Volatinia jacarina

            Fairly common in the lowlands.

417.      Yellow-bellied Seedeater, Sporophila nigricollis

            Fairly common at Cano Colorado and Caura.

418.      Ruddy-breasted Seedeater, Sporophila minuta

            Common near Maripa.

419.      Great-billed Seed-Finch, Oryzoborus maximiliani                    *

            A male at Rio Taguire. A female at Cano Colorado was either this sp. or Large-billed       O.crassirostris.

420.      Lesser Seed-Finch, Oryzoborus angolensis

            A male at Cano Colorado.

421.      Black-faced Grassquit, Tiaris bicolor

            Several at Caura.

422.      Rusty Flower-piercer, Diglossa sittoides

            2 at Colonia Tovar.

423.      White-sided Flower-piercer, Diglossa albilatera

            Common at Colonia Tovar.

424.      Bluish Flower-piercer, Diglossopis caerulescens

            6+ at Colonia Tovar.

425.      Slate-coloured Grosbeak, Pitylus grossus

            1 at Cano Colorado.

426.      Buff-throated Saltator, Saltator maximus

            2 singles at Caura.

427.      Grayish Saltator, Saltator coerulescens

            1 at Henri Pittier.

428.      Streaked Saltator, Saltator albicollis

            2 daily at Henri Pittier.

429.      Crested Oropendola, Psarocolius decumanus

            Common at Henri Pittier and afew at Cano Colorado..

430.      Green Oropendola, Psarocolius viridis

            A few at Cano Colorado.

431.      Russet-backed Oropendola, Psarocolius angustifrons

            Common at Henri Pittier.

432.      Amazonian Oropendola, Gymnostinops bifasciatus

            A few at Caura.

433.      Yellow-rumped Cacique, Cacicus cela

            1 at Colonia Tovar; several at Henri Pittier daily and at Caripe.

434.      Red-rumped Cacique, Cacicus haemorrhous

            4 at Rio Taguire.

435.      Moriche Oriole, Icterus chrysocephalus

            1 at Caura palms.

436.      Yellow Oriole, Icterus nigrogularis

            1 near Maturin.

437.      Orange-crowned Oriole, Icterus auricapillus

            4 at Caura palms.

438.      Oriole Blackbird, Gymnomystax mexicanus

            A few at Caura.

439.      Red-breasted Blackbird, Leistes militaris

            Several at Caura.

440.      Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna

            1 at Caura.

441.      Velvet-fronted Grackle, Lampropsar tanagrinus

            10+ at Cano Colorado.

442.      Carib Grackle, Quiscalus lugubris

            Common throughout the lowlands.

443.      Shiny Cowbird, Molothrus bonariensis

            Fairly common throughout the lowlands.

 

Additional species seen by Guy Kirwan during this trip:-

1.   Muscovy Duck, Cairina moschata                           1 Rio Caura

2.   Pearl Kite, Gampsonyx swainsonii                         2 en route

3.   Black-and-White Hawk-eagle, Spizastur melanoleucus       2 at Cano Colorado

4.   Barred Forest-Falcon, Micrastur ruficollis / Lined Forest-Falcon, M. gilvicollis      1 Caura

5.   Aplomado Falcon, Falco femoralis                         1 Caura

6.   Marbled Wood-Quail, Odontophorus gujanensis    2 Caura

7.   Upland Sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda               1 Caura

8.   Chapman's Swift, Chaetura chapmani                    1 Caura

9.   Green Kingfisher, Chloroceryle americana             2 Cano Colorado

10.  Green-and-rufous Kingfisher, Chloroceryle inda     1 Cano Colorado

11.  American Pygmy Kingfisher, Chloroceryle aenea   2 Cano Colorado

12.  Black-banded Woodcreeper, Dendrocolaptes picumnus     1 Caura

13.  Red-billed Scythebill, Campylorhamphus trochilirostri      Singles Colonia Tovar & Henri Pittier

14.  Black-backed Antshrike, Sakesphorus melanonotus          1 near Choroni

15.  Cinereous Mourner, Laniocera hypopyrra              1 Caura

16.  Common Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum cinereum 2 Caura

17.  Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet, Phaeomyias murina   1 Caura

18.  White-throated Spadebill, Platyrinchus mystaceus 1 Rancho Grande

19.  White-headed Marsh-Tyrant, Arundinicola leucocephala    1 Caura

20.  Yellow-throated Flycatcher, Conopias parva                       2 Cano Colorado

21.  Black-capped Donacobius, Donacobius atricapillus           1 near Maturin 

22.  Rufous-and-white Wren, Thryothorus rufalbus       Singles at Hotel Maracay & Henri Pittier

23.  Rose-breasted Chat, Granatellus pelzelni               2 males Caura

24.  Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Rhodinocichla rosea                       A pair near Choroni

25.  Bay-headed Tanager, Tangara gyrola                                 1 Colonia Tovar

Finally, a hummingbird poorly seen by JH at Rancho Grande appeared to be Wedge-billed Hummingbird, Schistes geoffroyi.

MAMMALS  included a Tamandua species and a Pale-throated Sloth Badypus tridactylus at Caura, a party of Red Howlers Alouatta seniculus at Henri Pittier and a White-faced Saki Pithecia pithecia at Colonia Tovar.

 

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