Pablo Florez, the main guide, has co-written a book where to bird in Colombia. In it, he has a list of the Top 30 Most Sought-after Birds by a group of 40 birders visiting Colombia. I saw 12 of them on the trip and got photos of 10. When I show one of these birds, I will mention its placement on the list.
So here is the first of the top 30 birds, the elusive the 8" Tanager Finch (Oreothraupis arremonops). It is #21 of 30 on the list. We actually had a small group of 4 birds and this one sat still for many minutes allowing multiple photographs. It is rusty orange with a black head and white stripe across it. It is listed as vulnerable.
|Lacrimose Mountain Tanager|
|Black-chinned Mountain Tanager|
|Hooded Mountain Tanager|
The 5" Glistening-green Tanager (Chlorochrysa phoenicotis) is an oily green color with a small yellow ear patch.
|Flame-rumped Tanager - male|
|Crimson-backed Tanager - male|
Happy birding and photography,
photos copyright 2006 - 2016 David McDonald
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