“Wayfarer, there is no path, you make the path as you go.”
TREKKING IN
ECUADOR
Robert & Daisy Kunstaetter
THE MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS
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Animals
(Appendix D, Supplement)


The following are some of the wild animals that might be found along the trekking routes described in this book. For additional information see the fauna references listed in Appendix B: Further Reading. Domestic animals are listed in Appendix C: Trekker's Vocabulary.

Click here to see this list sorted by Spanish name.

English Ecuadorean
Spanish / Quichua*
Scientific Name (Latin)

AgoutiguantaAgouti paca
American KestrelquilicoFalco sparverius
Andean Condorcóndor, cundur*Vultur gryphus
Andean Cootfocha andinaFulica ardesiaca
Andean Duckpato andinoOxyura ferruginea
Andean Foxlobo de páramoDusicyon culpaeus
Andean Gullgaviota andinaLarus serranus
Andean Lapwingligles, gli-gliVanellus resplendens
Andean Tealcerceta andinaAnas andinus
anteateroso hormigueroTamadua tetradactyla
armadilloarmadilloDasypus spp
Band-tailed Pigeontorcaza, palomaColumba fasciata
blackbirdmirloTurdus fuscater
blackflymosquito 
blue morpho butterflymorfoMorpho spp
Blue-and-White SwallowgolondrinaNotiochelidon cyanoleuca
Blue-Gray TanagerazulejoThraupis episcopus
Brocket DeercervicabraMazama rufina
butterflymariposa 
Capuchin MonkeymachínCebus spp
Carunculated CaracaracuriquinguePhalcoboenus carunculatos
Chestnut-fronted Macawguacamayo frentecastañoAra severa
Chimborazo Hillstarquinde ChimborazoOreotrochilus chimborazo
Cock of the Rockgallo de la peñaRupicola peruviana
deervenado 
dovetórtola 
duckpato 
Fer-De-Lance snakeX (equis)Bothrops spp
fire-flyluciérnaga 
frograna 
Green Jay, Inca Jayquin-quin Cyanocorax ynca
guanpava 
hawkgavilán 
Howler Monkeymono aulladorAlouatta seniculus
hummingbirdcolibrí, picaflor, quindeFamily Trochilidae
jaguarjaguar, tigre americanoPanthera onša
leechsanguijuela 
macawpapagayoAra spp
marsupial mouseratón marsupialCaenolestes spp
Military Macawguacamayo militarAra militaris
monkeymono 
mosquitozancudo 
Mountain CaciquecaciqueCacicus leucoramphus
Mountain Lion, Pumaleón, puma*Felis concolor
Mountain Tapirtapir, danta, gran bestiaTapirus pinchaque
mountain-toucanpredicadorAndigena spp
Oilbirdtayo, guácharoSteatornis caripensis
opossumraposaDidelphis spp
oropendolaoropendolafamily Icteridae
owlbuho, lechuza 
PacaguatusaDasyprocta punctata
parakeetperiquito 
parrotloro(a) 
Pudu Deer, Toy Deerpudú, ciervo enanoPudu mephistophiles
rabbitconejoSylvilagus brasiliensis
Red-backed Hawkgavilán variableButeo spp
sand-flyarenilla 
skunkzorro hediondo, zorrilloConepatus chinga
slothperezoso 
snakeculebra, serpiente 
snipeagachadizaGallinago spp
Spectacled Bearoso de anteojosTremarctos ornatus
Spider Monkeymono arañaAteles spp
squirrelardillaSciurus spp
tanagertángarafamily Thraupidae
tickgarrapata 
toadsapo 
Vermilion Flycatcherbrujo, mosquero bermellónPyrocephalus rubinus
vicunavicuñaVicugna vicugna
White-tailed Deervenado cola blancaOdocoileus virginianus
woodpeckerpájaro carpintero 
Woolly MonkeychorongoLagothrix lagotricha