Checklist S37832340

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Owner Scott Olmstead

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The landscape here is fascinating, with tall round hills surrounding deep valleys. Large boulders are all over. The ground is dry and gravelly, with tiny, lush forbs covering the surface in most places, surely a product of the garua season. Columnar organ pipe-like cactus (Haageocereus lachayensis) are a feature of the back part of the reserve, while the front is wetter with shrubs and some gnarled trees (Caesalpinea spinosa). Most of the trees appeared quite dead, but some had new leaves growing out of the wasted looking branches. Perhaps in another month they will look very much alive!

Throughout the reserve there was a constant din of Rufous-collared Spparows, Band-tailed Sierra-Finches, and House Wrens singing, even in the middle of the day.

I saw no flowers and no hummingbirds.

Lomas de Lachay

Lomas de Lachay

Lomas de Lachay

Observations

  1. Number observed: X
  2. Number observed: X
  3. Number observed: X
  4. Number observed: X

    Details: Encountered along entrance track in flat, mostly bare terrain.

    Doing display flight: the bird flies steeply up, then upon reaching the desired altitude does a short glide while giving a low, resonant chuckle, and then finally drops steeply back to the ground.

    Breeding Code: C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
  5. Number observed: X

    Details: White morph with red back.

  6. Number observed: X

    Details: Encountered along entrance track in flat, mostly bare terrain.

  7. Number observed: X
  8. Number observed: 1

    Details: Found by the stone corral, in the back section of the reserve.

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  9. Number observed: X
  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: X

    Details: Recorded performing flight display.

    Breeding Code: C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
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  12. Number observed: X

    Details: The local birds are a rich, rusty brown, quite different from birds in Ecuador.

    Breeding Code: M Multiple (7+) Singing Birds (Probable)
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  13. Number observed: X
    Breeding Code: M Multiple (7+) Singing Birds (Probable)
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  14. Number observed: X
  15. Number observed: X

    Details: With grayish crown, black mask extending not far behind eye.

  16. Number observed: X
  17. Number observed: X
    Breeding Code: M Multiple (7+) Singing Birds (Probable)
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  18. Number observed: X
  19. Number observed: 15

    Details: Found near the back entrance in the driest areas. Males have a contrasty appearance, with bold yellow bib extending down the front and bordered sharply by cold gray tones on the sides. Back also cold grayish.

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  20. Number observed: X
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