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[Ecuador] [Mindo] [Feb 2015] a Spinetail, a Kingbird, a Blackbird

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Going through some old photos and I'm trying to ID these. They were seen in the town of Mindo (near houses, streets, etc.) not in the adjoining forest.

Bird # 1 -- a Spinetail

Unfortunately clicked against the sky, underexposed and a heavy heavy crop. This bird was in a small tree on the roadside. It has some rufous on the face/cap. The spines in the tail are visible, so looking like Slaty Spinetail considering the chin is plain

Bird #2 -- a Flycatcher

Seems fit for Tropical Kingbird

Bird # 3 -- a Blackbird?

There were about 20 perched in a tree. One of them was calling/singing, audio recording added



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the first seems beyond me. i can't really argue against a spinetail, but i couldn't come up with anything in ID searches on my own that seemed to fit.

as best i could tell (via Merlin), for the grey & yellow bird: tropical kingbird; dusky-capped flycatcher.

the best i could do for the black bird: ani or cowbird? this website might be able to help: https://www.spanishnature.com/ecuador/category/214-crows-jay-magpie-and-oriole.html


edit: is the single black bird the same as the birds in the congregation picture?

Edited by rlp
asking question for clarification
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