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This bird was seen on Milpe Road, Ecuador, western Andes slope, 3600 ft./1100 meters on February 22, 2018.

Perched high in a bare tree, but not at the top.

Thank you.

Day 4, Ecuador, Guide Andres Vasquez, Milpe Road_LKH0166.jpg

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Welcome to Whatbird!

I believe this is a becard, but unfortunately a number of the females look quite alike. Cinnamon, Slaty, and One-coloured all look very similar, and would be found in that area. I do lean Cinnamon, but cannot really discern the differences between them that are written in my guide, so perhaps someone else can. 

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Oh, these are fun aren't they!  I had the same problem when I was in that same area last summer and we saw both Cinnamon and One-colored.  Fortunately, we should be able to safely exclude Slaty since it is scarce in the western lowlands (<600m).  The real contenders are Cinnamon and One-colored.  I believe this is a One-colored.  Per Ridgely and Greenfield, "One-colored is plainer than other "rufous" becards, lacks any paler area on or above the lores, and dusky around eyes is not shown by any other species." 

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Guy_incognito - I would agree with One-Colored Becard female. The range is right ("wooded habitats of the west ranging well up into the foothills" Greenfield).

Thanks for your input!

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