Tumbes Tyrant Tumbezia salvini

First Ecuadorian record of this species.
I saw this with Alan Davies and Ruth Miller in the final days of the their big year, "The Biggest Twitch".

Details of sighting:
27 December 2008 at 3:45pm local time.
2.5 km northwest of Zapotillo, province of Loja, Ecuador, near the relleno sanitario.
270 m asl.
GPS: S422'12", W8015'36"

It was at the edge of a steep, wooded gully with dense, tangled undergrowth. A single bird responded to playback of Peruvian Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium peruanum, along with a pair of Tropical Gnatcatchers Polioptila plumbea and a pair of Tumbes Sparrows Aimophila stolzmanni. It did not vocalize.

Nick Athanas
1 January 2009

(update: this record was published in Cotinga 31, page 137)

Tumbes Tyrant - Tumbezia salvini



Tumbes Tyrant - Tumbezia salvini