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Santa Marta Brush-Finch Atlapetes melanocephalus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 19, 2016 09:03 AM EDT

Place

Cincinati, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

This was the most common of the endemic bird species, both at the El Dorado lodge and on San Lorenzo Ridge.
This one was hanging around (with a group of 3) where we ate breakfast on the ridge.

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Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 19, 2016 10:17 AM EDT

Place

Cincinati, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

The Southern Band-tailed Pigeon is a common species in the Andes, a recent split from the Northern Band-tailed Pigeon found in the western US and mexico.

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Black-cheeked Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus melanogenys

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 19, 2016 11:09 AM EDT

Place

Cincinati, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

We saw this beautiful endemic several times on San Lorenzo Ridge, though I only got this one rather distant shot of it.
The spot behind the eye is very distinctive, separating it from the similar Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager.

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Rusty-headed Spinetail Synallaxis fuscorufa

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 19, 2016 07:45 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One of the first endemics we saw when we arrived at the San Lorenzo ridge was this species of spinetail, one of two endemic to the Santa Marta range. We saw the other, the streak-capped spinetail, later in the morning, lower down along the road.

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Scarlet-fronted Parakeet Psittacara wagleri

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 19, 2016 07:51 AM EDT

Place

Cincinati, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

Right above where we parked at San Lorenzo and began to walk was a palm with three Scarlet-fronted Parakeets in it. We saw them several more times during the morning, always this group of three.

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Yellow-crowned Redstart Myioborus flavivertex

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 19, 2016 08:19 AM EDT

Place

Cincinati, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

One of three endemic warbler species in the Santa Martas, we spotted this bird in a burnt patch of forest on San Lorenzo ridge.
Unfortunately, the reserve and neighboring national park lost about 100 acres of forest in a fire not long before we arrived, possibly by arson.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 19, 2016 08:41 AM EDT

Place

Cincinati, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

This species was distinctive and fairly showy.
San Lorenzo ridge, at about 2700 m.

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Satyrs, Morphos, and Allies Subfamily Satyrinae

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 19, 2016 09:10 AM EDT

Place

Cincinati, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

An unidentified, sort of Satyr-like butterfly we saw on San Lorenzo ridge.

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Something...

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kjromero

Date

May 2, 2016 03:41 PM YEKT

Place

Calle 67a #9-2 a 9-98 Bogotá (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

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hernanrivas

Date

May 2, 2016 12:25 PM YEKT

Place

San Juan de Pasto, CO-NA, CO (Google, OSM)

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Frogs and Toads Order Anura

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mmaria_molina

Date

May 2, 2016

Place

Páramo de Belmira (Google, OSM)

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Something...

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mmaria_molina

Date

April 29, 2016 11:40 AM YEKT

Place

Carrera 65 #44A-34 Medellín, Antioquia (Google, OSM)

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Automeris metzli

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 19, 2016 05:40 AM EDT

Place

Cincinati, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

On our second morning at El Dorado, we were up before dawn to drive up to San Lorenzo ridge, where we searched for the higher-elevation endemic birds.
This spectacular saturniid moth was at the lodge lobby right as we left.

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Genus Epimecis

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016

Place

Cincinati, Colombia (Google, OSM)

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Emeralds Subfamily Geometrinae

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016

Place

Cincinati, Colombia (Google, OSM)

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Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths Superfamily Pyraloidea

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016

Place

Cincinati, Colombia (Google, OSM)

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Amastus coccinator

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016

Place

Cincinati, Colombia (Google, OSM)

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Genus Acrosemia

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016

Place

Cincinati, Colombia (Google, OSM)

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Masked Trogon Trogon personatus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 04:51 PM EDT

Place

Cincinati, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

From Minca to El Dorado was about 2 hours on bumpy dirt road. At one point we even had to stop for a while for a tree to be cut that had fallen in the road.
The highlight of the drive up was this Masked Trogon, which we saw perched just 10 or 12 feet from the edge of the road. This photo is pretty good considering the very low light levels.

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Genus Eucereon

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 08:42 PM EDT

Place

Cincinati, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

This nicely patterned moth (I think it's a tiger moth of some sort) came into the building as we were eating dinner and landed on the colorful tablecloth.

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Dynastes neptunus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 09:58 PM EDT

Place

Cincinati, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

This incredible beetle was sitting on the ground right outside the lodge building; apparently it had been there for a few days.
I don't know what type of beetle it is, but I'd love to know.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 19, 2016 05:26 AM EDT

Place

Cincinati, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

This handsome green-and-white moth found its way into the lodge building.

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Scaled Dove Columbina squammata

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 11:27 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

We returned to the lodge where we had spent the night at about 9 o'clock, and rested a bit there before leaving for Minca, in the mountains.
A group of Scaled Doves was bathing in a little puddle in the road. This little dove was common in the dry forest.

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Cattle Tyrant Machetornis rixosa

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 11:27 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

This flycatcher was foraging on the ground near the lodge at the reserve.

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Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 03:04 PM EDT

Place

Minca, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

After leaving Los Flamencos, we drove about 2 and a half hours to Minca, a little town in the foothills of the mountains where we were to meet our transportation up to the El Dorado reserve. We waited a bit at the Minca hotel, where there are some hummingbird feeders, and where we saw this Streaked Flycatcher.

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White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 03:16 PM EDT

Place

Minca, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

White-necked Jacobins were the most common hummingbird at the Minca Hotel feeders. These three were pretty photogenic. I'm pretty sure the two on the right, with the buffy faces, are immature birds.

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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 03:22 PM EDT

Place

Minca, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

This species was common in the lowlands, and there were also a few at the Minca Hotel feeders.
Other species included the Steely-vented Hummingbird and a hermit I couldn't identify.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

encho

Date

May 1, 2016 09:34 AM COT

Place

Colegio La Salle, Cúcuta, Norte De Santander, CO (Google, OSM)

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White-whiskered Spinetail Synallaxis candei

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 08:55 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

We encountered a very cooperative pair of this near endemic spinetail species later in the morning.

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Tropical Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 08:58 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

At the same spot as the two spinetails there was a slightly less cooperative Tropical Gnatcatcher. This is an adult male, with the dark black cap.

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Vermilion Cardinal Cardinalis phoeniceus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 09:01 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

Near the spot with the spinetails and the gnatcatcher there was also a foraging pair of Vermilion Cardinals, a spectacular species endemic to Colombia and Venezuela. This is the male.

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Green-rumped Parrotlet Forpus passerinus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 09:12 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

We finished our early morning walk at about 8 o'clock and returned to the card, where some grassquits were fighting their reflections in the mirror. Nearby, two Green-rumped Parrotlets were perched on a cactus. This is the male, with a bright blue wing patch. The female was on the other side of the cactus.

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Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 09:34 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

This species, a member of the same genus as the Great Crested Flycatcher we see in Vermont, was common in the reserve.

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Chestnut Piculet Picumnus cinnamomeus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 09:53 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

A second view of the piculet, this time out in the open but a bit more distant.

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Glaucous Tanager Thraupis glaucocolpa

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 10:25 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

Our guide knew a spot in the small town of Camarones, right near the reserve, where we could find the Glaucous Tanager, a species similar to the widespread blue-gray that's a specialty of the dry forest.
The blue on the blue-gray tanager is mostly on the wings, whereas in this species it's more on the breast and belly.

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Trichopodus pectoralis

Observer

exploradores_arcoiris

Date

April 12, 2016

Place

Ciénaga Hoyo Mono Gambote Bolivar (Google, OSM)

Description

Registro y Observación: Exploradores Arcoiris.

Bibliografía:
George Dahl. (1977). Los Peces del Norte de Colombia. INDERENA.

María M. Aguilera Diaz (2006). El Canal del Dique y su subregión. Banco de la República.

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Genus Pimelodus

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exploradores_arcoiris

Date

April 12, 2016

Place

Ciénaga Hoyo Mono Gambote Bolivar (Google, OSM)

Description

Registro y Observación: Exploradores Arcoiris.

Bibliografía:
George Dahl. (1977). Los Peces del Norte de Colombia. INDERENA.

María M. Aguilera Diaz (2006). El Canal del Dique y su subregión. Banco de la República.

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Genus Trachelyopterus

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exploradores_arcoiris

Date

April 12, 2016

Place

Ciénaga Hoyo Mono Gambote Bolivar (Google, OSM)

Description

Registro y Observación: Exploradores Arcoiris.

Bibliografía:
George Dahl. (1977). Los Peces del Norte de Colombia. INDERENA.

María M. Aguilera Diaz (2006). El Canal del Dique y su subregión. Banco de la República.

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helecho

Observer

divier

Date

April 1, 2016

Place

Riosucio, CO-CL, CO (Google, OSM)

Description

esta en el predio san antonio, cerca a la cascada chorro grande, en el monte con un tamaño de 1.50 cm aproximadamente

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Black-backed Antshrike Thamnophilus melanonotus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 17, 2016 11:47 AM EDT

Place

Bonda, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

Last week, April 17 to 24, I went on a spring trip to the Santa Marta area of Colombia. We visited the dry forest on the caribbean coast, an ecosystem unique to this area of south america, as well as the endemic-filled mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
This Black-backed Antshrike was seen near Tayrona National Park, right outside the city of Santa Marta.

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Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 17, 2016 01:25 PM EDT

Place

Guachaca, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

After birding in the dry habitat near Tayrona NP, we ate lunch at a riverside restaurant where we had some neat birds; this is a Blue-gray Tanager, a species common throughout the tropics.

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Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 17, 2016 01:27 PM EDT

Place

Guachaca, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

We saw two species of kingfishers from the restaurant we ate at. This is the Ringer, significantly larger than the other species, the Green.

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 17, 2016 05:18 PM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

We ended our first day birding in the Los Flamencos reserve, a dry forest reserve to the east of Santa Marta which has a lot of specialty birds. This Crested Caracara was perched by the road in the fading light.

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White Ibis Eudocimus albus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 07:04 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

We started our second day with a morning walk in the SFF Los Flamencos, especially focused on seeing specialties of the dry forest habitat. We walked around a little pond, where a flock of White Ibises were getting an early morning drink.

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Crested Bobwhite Colinus cristatus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 07:25 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

A neat species at the reserve were these Crested Bobwhites. Unfortunately in the low light they were difficult to photograph, but they have neat facial patterns and buffy crests.

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Yellow Oriole Icterus nigrogularis

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 07:57 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

Yellow Orioles were pretty common at the reserve; this was the only one I managed to photograph, though, early in the morning.

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Russet-throated Puffbird Hypnelus ruficollis

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 07:57 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

This neat puffbird species is a specialty of the dry forest in the northeast of Colombia. We saw several at the sanctuary, but this was the best shot I could get.

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Black-crested Antshrike Sakesphorus canadensis

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 08:14 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

A bad photo of this Antshrike species, which is a specialty of this dry forest habitat.

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Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 08:19 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

One of the morning's highlights was this Rufous-tailed Jacamar that sat for a bit and called in plain view. This individual seemed a lot shinier than ones I've seen before... maybe a local subspecies, or just a better look.

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Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 18, 2016 08:33 AM EDT

Place

Camarones, La Guajira Desert, Colombia (Google, OSM)

Description

I was surprised to see this cuckoo, a migrant from North America, at the Los Flamencos reserve. It's found in Vermont, but I've only seen it once before there.