“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 English name.

Ecuadorean
Spanish / Quichua*
English Scientific Name (Latin)

agachadizasnipeGallinago spp
ardillasquirrelSciurus spp
arenillasand-fly 
armadilloarmadilloDasypus spp
azulejoBlue-Gray TanagerThraupis episcopus
brujo, mosquero bermellónVermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
buho, lechuzaowl 
cóndor, cundur*Andean CondorVultur gryphus
caciqueMountain CaciqueCacicus leucoramphus
cerceta andinaAndean TealAnas andinus
cervicabraBrocket DeerMazama rufina
chorongoWoolly MonkeyLagothrix lagotricha
colibrí, picaflor, quindehummingbirdFamily Trochilidae
conejorabbitSylvilagus brasiliensis
culebra, serpientesnake 
curiquingueCarunculated CaracaraPhalcoboenus carunculatos
focha andinaAndean CootFulica ardesiaca
gallo de la peñaCock of the RockRupicola peruviana
garrapatatick 
gavilán variableRed-backed HawkButeo spp
gavilánhawk 
gaviota andinaAndean GullLarus serranus
golondrinaBlue-and-White SwallowNotiochelidon cyanoleuca
guacamayo frentecastañoChestnut-fronted MacawAra severa
guacamayo militarMilitary MacawAra militaris
guantaAgoutiAgouti paca
guatusaPacaDasyprocta punctata
jaguar, tigre americanojaguarPanthera onša
león, puma*Mountain Lion, PumaFelis concolor
ligles, gli-gliAndean LapwingVanellus resplendens
lobo de páramoAndean FoxDusicyon culpaeus
loro(a)parrot 
luciérnagafire-fly 
machínCapuchin MonkeyCebus spp
mariposabutterfly 
mirloblackbirdTurdus fuscater
mono arañaSpider MonkeyAteles spp
mono aulladorHowler MonkeyAlouatta seniculus
monomonkey 
morfoblue morpho butterflyMorpho spp
mosquitoblackfly 
oropendolaoropendolafamily Icteridae
oso de anteojosSpectacled BearTremarctos ornatus
oso hormigueroanteaterTamadua tetradactyla
pájaro carpinterowoodpecker 
papagayomacawAra spp
pato andinoAndean DuckOxyura ferruginea
patoduck 
pavaguan 
perezososloth 
periquitoparakeet 
predicadormountain-toucanAndigena spp
pudú, ciervo enanoPudu Deer, Toy DeerPudu mephistophiles
quilicoAmerican KestrelFalco sparverius
quin-quin Green Jay, Inca JayCyanocorax ynca
quinde ChimborazoChimborazo HillstarOreotrochilus chimborazo
ranafrog 
raposaopossumDidelphis spp
ratón marsupialmarsupial mouseCaenolestes spp
sanguijuelaleech 
sapotoad 
tángaratanagerfamily Thraupidae
tórtoladove 
tapir, danta, gran bestiaMountain TapirTapirus pinchaque
tayo, guácharoOilbirdSteatornis caripensis
torcaza, palomaBand-tailed PigeonColumba fasciata
venado cola blancaWhite-tailed DeerOdocoileus virginianus
venadodeer 
vicuñavicunaVicugna vicugna
X (equis)Fer-De-Lance snakeBothrops spp
zancudomosquito 
zorro hediondo, zorrilloskunkConepatus chinga