The following are the species added to the list of Birds of Peru in 2020.
Gray-backed Storm-Petrel (Garrodia nereis)
Observation: On 21 August 2012, on a birdwatching trip, Gunnar Engblom and others observed and photographed a Gray-backed Storm-Petrel (Garrodia nereis) at sea about 12 nautical miles west of Port of El Callao, in Lima. The bird was feeding on a South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens) carcass in the company of Elliot’s Storm Petrels (Oceanites gracilis).
Determination: The committee agreed with the evidence and identification of the Gray-backed Storm-Petrel and adds it to the list of the birds of Peru as a vagrant.
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Blue-tufted Starthroat (Heliomaster furcifer)
Observation: On 26 and 27 June 2020, during a seasonal cold from (Friaje) J. C. Huayllapuma and others observed photographed a hummingbird feeding on flowers in the city of Puerto Maldonado, in Madre de Dios. The hummingbird was later identified as a subadult male Blue-tufted Starthroat (Heliomaster furcifer).
Determination: The committee agreed with the evidence and identification of this hummingbird and adds the Blue-tufted Starthroat to the list of the birds of Peru as a vagrant.
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Spot-fronted Swift (Cypseloides cherriei)
Observation: On 29 August 2018, during a nocturnal field survey herpetologist Pablo Venegas and associates discovered two Spot-fronted Swifts roosting on the vertical wall of a small waterfall. One bird was captured by hand, photographed, and subsequently released. This encounter occurred near San Ignacio in Cajamarca. The bird was subsequently identified as Spot-fronted Swift.
Determination: The committee agreed with the evidence and identification of this swift and adds the Spot-fronted Swift to the list of birds of Peru as a breeding resident.
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Inti Tanager (Heliothraupis oneilli)
Observation: On October 1 October, 2021, Lane, Aponte, Terrill, Rheindt, Klicka, Rosenberg, Schmitt, and Burns 2021, published “A new genus and species of tanager (Passeriformes, Thraupidae) from the lower Yungas of western Bolivia and southern Peru”. Heliothraupis: Lane, Burns, Klicka, and Price-Waldman, gen. nov. and Heliothraupis oneilli, Lane, Aponte, Rheindt, Rosenberg, Schmitt, and Terrill, sp. nov. The English name is Inti Tanager; the Spanish name is Tangara Inti.
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Thick-billed Seed-Finch (Sporophila funerea)
Observation: On the 03 and 05 December 2019, D. García Olaechea and others mist netted a female and male Thick-billed Seed-finch (Sporophila funerea) respectively, at the Campo Verde and Matapalo sites located 4.5 km apart. Both these localities are within the Cerros de Amotape National Park near the Campo Verde checkpoint area. These birds were banded and photographed.
Determination: The committee agreed with the evidence and identification of this Thick-billed Seed-Finch and adds it to the list of the birds of Peru as a vagrant.
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- The information above was extracted from the report generated by the Comité de Registros de Aves Peruanas (C.R.A.P), located on the website managed by the “Union de Ornitologos del Peru (UNOP).