Aten area mapAten Bird List

Martin Berg volunteered to help the Asociacion Armonia Palkachupa Conservation Program in 2011. Part of his work was to study the avifauna of the area. Below is his bird list.

List of Species observed in the Aten area 28 April – 13 May
by Martin Berg

Gray Tinamou, Tinamus tao
Fairly common in humid forest at site B

Hooded Tinamou, Nothocercus nigrocapillus
Heard during early mornings at site B

Red-winged Tinamou, Rhynchotus rufescens
Heard once on the savanna 2 km south of Aten

Speckled Chachalaca, Ortalis guttata
Common around Aten

Rufous-breasted Wood-quail, Odontophorus speciosus
Heard one night in the valley at site B

Stripe-faced Wood-Quail, Odontophorus balliviani
Heard singing quite high up in the valley at site B

Spix's Guan, Penelope jacquacu
Heard at site B

Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus

Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture, Cathartes melambrotus
Fairly common over the savanna

King Vulture, Sarcoramphus papa
Uncommon with scattered sightings over the savannah and rainforest

Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanoides forficatus
Recorded by William

Black-and-white Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus melanoleucus
One pair seen several times at site

Double-toothed Kite, Harpagus bidentatus
One seen soaring over the forest fragment close to Aten

Collared Forest-falcon, Micrastur semitorquatus
Heard in predawn at site B

Black-and-chestnut Eagle, Spizaetus isidori
One adult bird seen soaring over site and the crossing over the savannah to site B and C

Solitary Eagle, Harpyhaliaetus solitarius
One adult over the savannah closet Aten

Short-tailed Hawk, Buteo brachyurus
Fairly common over the savannah

Roadside Hawk, Buteo magnirostris
Common lower down and fairly common in the forest fragmens close to Aten

White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus
One subadult seen soaring over Aten

American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
Fairly common on the savannah

Bat Falcon, Falco rufigularis
One adult male seen at site C

Sunbittern, Eurypyga helias
Uncommon but regular in the small forest streams around Aten

Plumbeous Pigeon, Patagioenas plumbea
Fairly common

Scaled Pigeon, Patagioenas speciosa
Common and often seen flying over Aten

Ruddy Ground Dove, Columbina talpacoti
Fairly common especially around Aten

White-tipped Dove, Leptotila verreauxi
Fairly common throughout

Gray-fronted Dove, Leptotila rufaxilla
Fairly common throughout

Military Macaw, Ara militaris
One pair seen flying over the village and frequently seen in the humid valley at site and where it obviously is fairly common with the largest flock of 46 birds seen by William

Green-cheeked Parakeet, Pyrrhura molinae
Fairly common in fruiting trees around Aten, subspecies?

Blue-headed Parrot, Pionus menstruus
Fairly common throughout and often seen flying over the village in the evning and morning

Squirrel Cuckoo, Piaya cayana
Fairly common throughtout

Little Cuckoo.Coccycua minuta
One bird seen in the humid forest at site

Smooth-billed Ani, Crotophaga ani
Uncommon around Aten

Pavonine Cuckoo, Dromococcyx pavoninus
One bird heard singing between 00:00 and 00:30 at site B

Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia
One pair along the road 3 km south of Aten

Tropical Screech-owl, Megascops choliba
Fairly common in gardens around Aten

Spectacled Owl, Pulsatrix perspicillata
Heard one night from the village of Aten

Black-banded Owl, Strix huhula
One heard at site B

Common Potoo, Nyctibius griseus
One heard one night from Aten

Scissor-tailed Nightjar, Hydropsalis torquata
Farily common throughtout and ofthen seen hunting during night in the village.

Ocellated Poorwill, Nyctiphrynus ocellatus
Common sound the humid valleys at site B and C

White-collared Swift, Streptoprocne zonaris
Seen almost daily over the savannah

White-tipped Swift, Aeronautes montivagus
Uncommon over the humid valleys south of Aten

Reddish Hermit, Phaethornis ruber
Uncommon in the humid valleys

Long-tailed Hermit, Phaethornis superciliosus
Fairly common in the forest islands around Aten

Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Thalurania furcata
Fairly common throughout

Blue-tailed Emerald, Chlorostilbon mellisugus
Common in the gardens in Aten

Sparkling Violetear, Colibri coruscans
Uncommon in forest edge around Aten

Green Violetear, Colibri thalassinus
Common in forest edge and the savannah

Rufous-Crested Coquette, Lophornis delattrei
Uncommon to fairly common in the humuid valley south of Aten

White-bellied Woodstar, Chaetocercus mulsant
Fairly common in the humid valley south of Aten

Masked Trogon, Trogon personatus
Heard and seen at site B

Blue-crowned Trogon, Trogon curucui
Fairly common at site B and c

Highland Motmot, Momotus aequatorialis
William has seen this bird in the forest fragment just outside Aten. The song of highland/rufous motmot is often heard at site and probaly belong to this species

Ringed Kingfisher, Megaceryle torquata
One seen at Rio Grande close to site B

Striolated Puffbird, Nystalus striolatus
One seen in canopy at site C

White-eared Puffbird, Nystalus chacuru
Fairly common throughout the savannah

Gilded Barbet, Capito auratus
Uncommon at site B and C

Emerald Toucanet, Aulacorhynchus prasinus
Uncommon to fairly common in the surroundings of Aten, both in the forest and in the scrubbland

Channel-billed Toucan, Ramphastos vitellinus
Often heard in the forest fragments around Aten

White-throated Toucan, Ramphastos tucanes
Two sightings in the forest fragment 4 km south of Aten

Toco Toucan, Ramphastos toco
Heard at site B

Bar-breasted Piculet, Picumnus aurifrons
Fairly common throughout

Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Melanerpes cruentatus
Common throughout

Golden-olive Woodpecker, Colaptes rubiginosus
Scatterd sightings both in the forest and open savannah

Red-stained Woodpecker, Veniliornis affinis
Most common woodpecker in the humied valleys south of Aten

White-throated Woodpecker, Piculus leucolaemus
Heard a few times at site

Lineated Woodpecker, Dryocopus lineatus
Heard at site B and C

Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Glyphorynchus spirurus
Farily common in mixed species flocks in the humid valleys south of Aten

Elegant Woodcreeper, Xiphorhynchus elegans
Fairly common throughout

Mountain Woodcreeper, Grallaria squamigera
Few sighings in the forest fragments close to Aten

Olive-backed Woodcreeper, Xiphorhynchus triangularis
One seen at site B

Olivaceous Woodcreeper, Sittasomus griseicapillus
Uncommon in the humid valleys south of Aten

Red-billed Scythebill, Campylorhamphus trochilirostris
One bird in a mixed species flock at site B

Azara's Spinetail, Synallaxis azarae
Uncommon to fairly common both in the savannah scrubland and the humid valleys

Ash-browed Spinetail, Cranioleuca curtata
One seen and heard in the forest fragment close to Aten

Mounatain foliage-gleaner, Anabacerthia striaticollis
Fairly common at site B often in mixed species flocks

Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner, Philydor rufum
Fairly common in mixed species flocks in the humied valley south of Aten

Barred Antshrike, Thamnophilus doliatus
One male seen in the secound growth close to Aten

Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Thamnophilus palliatus
Fairly common in the secound growth around Aten and a common sound during the mornings in the village

Bluish-slate Antshrike, Thamnomanes schistogynus
One pair seen in a mixed species flocks at site B

Stripe-chested Antwren, Myrmotherula longicauda
Heard and seen at site B

Yungas Antwren, Myrmotherula grises
One pair seen in a mixed species flock at site B.The pair kept to themself and was seen feeding in the midstory to the understory during more then five minutes

Rufous-winged Antwren, Herpsilochmus rufimarginatus
Fairly common at site and B

Chestnut-tailed Antbird, Myrmeciza hemimelaena
Common in the understory throughout

Bolivian Tapaculo, Scytalopus bolivianus
This reall skulker was seen very briefley at site B

Rough-legged Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias burmeisteri
One bird localized by its call was seen at site B

Marble-faced Bristle-tyrant, Phylloscartes ophthalmicus
Common at site B and C

Ashy-headed Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias cinereiceps
One seen good at site B

Sepia-capped Flycatcher, Leptopogon amaurocephalus
Fairly common at site B

Highland Eleania, Eleania pallantangae
One seen at site B

Sierran Elaenia, Elaenia pallatangae
Uncommon both in the savannah and the humid forest south of Aten

Lesser Elaenia, Elaenia chiriquensis
Common in the savannah

Cinnamon Flycatcher, Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus
Fairly common at site and A and B

McConnell's Flycatcher, Mionectes macconnelli
One seen in a mixed species flock at site C

Buff-throated Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus rufigularis
One bird seen togher with a mixed species flock at site B

Pearly-vented Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer
Fairly common in forest edge around Aten

Yellow-olive Flycatcher, Tolmomyias sulphurescens
Uncommon to fairly common in the humid valleys south of Aten

Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher, Terenotriccus erythrurus
Fairly common in the humid valleys south of Aten

Bran-colored Flycatcher, Myiophobus fasciatus
Uncommon throughout

Unadorned Flycatcher, Myiophobus inornatus
One bird along the road at site B

Tropical Pewee, Contopus cinereus
Two birds at site B and C

Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus
Fairly common in open habitat throughout the area

Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans
One pair along the stream at site

Andean Tyrant, Knipolegus signatus
This rare tyrant was seen solitary in the forest edge at site B

Little Ground-tyrant, Muscisaxicola fluviatilis
One bird was seen feeding two days in the mud in the very village of Aten

Streaked Flycatcher, Myiodynastes maculatus
One at site C

Social Flycatcher, Myiozetetes similis
Common around Aten

Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus savana
A single bird on the savannah

Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus
Common around Aten

Pale-edged Flycatcher, Myiarchus cephalotes
Scattered sight records throughout the area

Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Myiarchus tuberculifer
One bird at site B

Palkachupa Cotinga Phibalura boliviana
Found both in savannah, forest fragments and humid Yungas forest

Screaming Piha, Lipaugus vociferans
Commonly heard in the Yungas forest south of Aten

Amazonian Umbrellabird, Cephalopterus ornatos
One bird was seen flying over the valley at site where local people have found it nesting

Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Ampelion rufaxilla
This very nice cotinga was both heard and seen while it was singing from a palm tree at site. Could not be found again when I when back to the place a couple of days later.

Thrush-like Schiffornis, Schiffornis turbina
Common sound in the Yungas forest

Blue-crowned Manakin, Lepidothrix coronata
Three birds in the Yungas forest site

Round-tailed Manakin, Pipra chloromeros
Common in the Yungas

Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceu
Common bird in the forest fragments

Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Cyclarhis gujanensi
One of the most common sounds on the Savannah and in the forest edge

Purplish Jay, Cyanocorax cyanomelas
Fairly common around Aten

Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas
Occur in the forest fragments close to Aten according to William

Blue-and-white Swallow, Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
Common and nest in the village

Yellowish Pipit, Anthus lutescens
Many flushed in the open savannah

Scaly-breasted Wren, Microcerculus marginatus
Common sound in the Yungas

Moustached Wren, Thryothorus genibarbis
Common throughout

House Wren, Troglodytes aedon
Common in the Aten

Pale-breasted Thrush, Turdus leucomelas
Uncommon in the open savannah

Magpie Manager, Cissopis leveriana
Few observations along the road between site B and C

Black-faced Manager, Schistoclamys melanops
Perhaps the most common bird on the open savannah

Guira Manager, Hemithraupis guira
Common tanager often seen in the forest fragments

Yellow-crested Tanager , Tachyphonus rufiventer
Farily common and seen in most mixed flocks

Fawn-breasted Tanager, Pipraeidea melanonota
One at site in mixed species flock

Palm Tanager, Thraupis palmarum
Common around the village

Sayaca Tanager,Thraupis sayaza
Common around the village

Red-crowned Ant-Tanager, Habia rubica
Fairly common in the understory in the Yungas

Green-capped Tanager, Tangara meyerdeschauenseei
Totally six observations of this rare and range restricted species. Where most often found in small flocks of 2-4 birds in the open savannah with scattered trees and bushes along the road that runs along the ridge top 2-4 km south of Aten. Where also seen twice in mixed species flocks in the forest fragments close to Aten. The observation of a green-capped tanager made by me in the Yungas forest close to Pata suggests that it may occur there as well.

Blue-necked Tanager,Tangara cyanicollis
Fairly common in mixed species flocks

Bay-headed Tanager, Tangara gyrola
Fairly common in mixed species flocks

Green-and-gold Tanager, Tangara schrankii
Fairly common in mixed species flocks

Paradise Tanager, Tangara chilensis
Often dominant species in mixed species flocks

Swallow Tanager, Tersina viridis
A characteristic bird on the open savannah and more common here than I ever experienced in South America

Green Honeycreeper, Chlorophanes spiza
Few seen in the Yungas forest south of Aten

Black-faced Dacnis, Dacnis lineata
Common throughout

Blue Dacnis, Dacnis cayana
Fairly common in mixed species flocks in the Yungas

Hepatic Tanager, Piranga flava
Uncommon in the Yungas

Wedge-tailed Grass-finch, Emberizoides herbicola
Farirly common in the open savannah

Grassland Sparrow, Ammodramus humeralis
Fairly common in the open savannah

Blue-black Grassquit, Volatinia jacarina
Common on the savannah

Chestnut-bellied Seed-finch, Oryzoborus angolensis
One in just outside Aten

Pectoral Sparrow, Arremon taciturnus
Few birds seen both in the forest framgents and in the Yungas forest

Buff-throated Saltator, Saltator maximus

Tropical Parula, Parula pitiayumi

Bananaquit, Coereba flaveola
Common in gardens

Two-banded Warbler, Basileuterus bivittatus
Uncommon to rare with few records in the Yungas and forest fragments

Dusky-green Oropendola, Psarocolius atrovirens
One flock as seen in forest fragment closet to Aten

Crested Oropendola, Psarocolius decumanus
Big flocks around Aten

Bronze-green Euphonia, Euphonia mesochrysa
Common in the Yungas forest

Totally 171 species