Red-capped Manakin

Por Colombia Birdhouse

Red-capped Manakin Ceratopipra mentalis Bird of the month – August The Red-capped Manakin is found in Central America and the north part of South America.   The Red-capped Manakin natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest. It is usually found perched quietly or feeding at fruiting trees and bushes from understory to canopy. Male unmistakable: flame-red…

Chamí Antpitta

Por Colombia Birdhouse

Chamí Antpitta Grallaria Alvarezi Bird of the month – August The Chamí Antpitta is now an endemic bird from the Western Andes of Colombia Fairly small antpitta, typical antpitta shape: plump and short-tailed with long legs, rufous plumage. Shy and difficult to see, but perhaps not quite as shy as other antpittas. Stays on or…

Yellow-eared Parrot

Por Colombia Birdhouse

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

Por Colombia Birdhouse

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

Por Colombia Birdhouse

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

Por Colombia Birdhouse

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…