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Sierra Nevada Antpitta
Very limited range endemic Antpitta. Although we heard 2 or 3 birds this was the only one we managed to see as it perched briefly in a dense clump of bamboo by the track on the San Lorenzo ridge in Colombia’s Santa Marta Mountains. Challenging to photograph given virtually no light and how the bird was always at least partially obscured by leaves.

Formerly considered to be a subspecies of what used to be called Rufous Antpitta and I think currently missing a photograph in Opus.
Habitat
Open high elevation cloud forest.
Location
San Lorenzo ridge/Santa Marta range (Magdalena/Colombia)
Date taken
21st November 2023
Scientific name
Grallaria spatiator
Equipment used
OMDS/OM-1 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
see image metadata
A great find, CB. And a charming one, giving you a head turn posing for the shot.
 
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What a wonderful find for you Chris, very well done on finding this rarity and even managing to get a decent image of him.

Fabulous work lad - it will be entered onto the Opus page very shortly. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
 
What a wonderful find for you Chris, very well done on finding this rarity and even managing to get a decent image of him.

Fabulous work lad - it will be entered onto the Opus page very shortly. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
If interested, here are a couple of other angles on the same bird, same perch (same leaf partially in front!) but showing more features (assuming my link from Flickr works ...):


 
Opus Editor
Chris, you have added a First for both the gallery and Opus.
It will be added to Opus as soon as it can be done.

Thanks for sharing it with us.
Barney
 

Media information

Category
Central & South America & Mexico
Added by
C B Allen
Date added
View count
201
Comment count
8

Image metadata

Device
OM Digital Solutions OM-1
Aperture
ƒ/8
Focal length
275.0 mm
Exposure time
1/15 second(s)
ISO
3200
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
PB218503_DxO.jpg
File size
3.8 MB
Date taken
Tue, 21 November 2023 10:08 AM
Dimensions
1910px x 2547px

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