Check List 14(5): 801-804, doi: 10.15560/14.5.801
Noteworthy records of Sunbittern Eurypyga helias (Pallas, 1781) (Eurypygiformes, Eurypygidae) and Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus (Statius Müller, 1776) (Charadriiformes, Recurvirostridae) from the southern Andes of Ecuador
expand article infoHéctor Cadena-Ortiz, Juan Escobar§, Juan Cordero§, Edison Moreno|, Gorki Ríos-Alvear
‡ Aves Quito, Quito, Ecuador§ MAE, Amaluza, Ecuador| MAE, Valladolid, Ecuador¶ Fundación Oscar Efrén Reyes (FOER), Quito, Ecuador
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We report the highest and southernmost documented records of 2 species of Ecuadorian birds: Sunbittern Eurypyga helias (Pallas, 1781) in the southern end of Podocarpus National Park and Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus (Statius Müller, 1776) in Yacuri National Park. Considering these and other records, both species might be expanding their ranges into the highlands, but the necessity to fill geographical, morphological, and taxonomic gaps on Ecuadorian birds remains.

Distribution; Eurypyga helias; Himantopus mexicanus; Podocarpus National Park; range extension; Yacuri National Park