Yellow-eared Parrot

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Yellow-eared Parrot Ognorhynchus icterotis Bird of the month – December Yellow-eared Parrot is a large, extremely rare parrot of the high Andes It feeds on and nests in wax palms (Ceroxylon quindiuense), and the large-scale clearance of these trees has precipitated a major decline. Small numbers still persist in Colombia and it is extinct in…

Spectacled Owl

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Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata Bird of the month – November The Spectacled Owl occurs throughout the tropical regions of South America from northern Argentina to southern Mexico It is common resident in many kinds of lowland tropical forest such as rainforest, savanna woodland and dry forest. It is polytypic with six subspecies recognized, differentiated on…

Collared Inca

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Collared Inca Coeligena torquata Bird of the month – September This species of hummingbird is found in humid Andean forests from Venezuela, through Colombia and Ecuador, to Peru and Bolivia. It is very distinctive and unique in having a white chest-patch and white on the tail. Like other hummingbirds it takes energy from flower nectar,…

Chestnut-naped Antpitta

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Chestnut-naped Antpitta Grallaria nuchalis Bird of the month – August The Chestnut-naped Antpitta is a typical ground-dwelling Grallaria, lives in humid montane forest Its geographical range extends from north-central Colombia to northernmost Peru. The Chestnut-naped Antpitta is presumably a fairly strict insectivore. Three species of the Chestnut-naped Antpitta are recognized and these differ principally in…

Masked Trogon

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Masked Trogon Trogon personatus Bird of the month – July The Masked Trogon is a widespread species of humid montane forests in South AmericaMales are bronze to green on the head, chest, and upperparts, with red belly separated from the chest by a white band, black tail with broad white tips to the graduated rectrices,…

Northern Screamer

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Northern Screamer Chauna chavaria Bird of the month – June The Northern Screamer is confined to the lowlands of northern Colombia and northwestern VenezuelaLike other screamers, it is a rather sedate bird generally observed singly, in pairs, or in small groups perched on bushes or trees within a marsh or forested swamp. It grazes for…