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Old Friday 3rd May 2019, 20:29   #1
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Birds in Colombia for ID

Hi all, my neice is travelling around Colombia and she is currently in Salento, Quindio. Knowing I am keen on birds she has just sent me these 3 pictures she took today. I said I would ask if anyone can ID them.

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Old Friday 3rd May 2019, 21:04   #2
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Could they be:

1 Green Hummingbird
2 Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
3 Blue-necked Tanager

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Old Friday 3rd May 2019, 21:34   #3
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The last one you need to look at motmots

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Old Saturday 4th May 2019, 01:14   #4
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I think #1 is Rufous-tailed Hummer.
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Has to be Whooping I think.
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The first looks a better fit for Buff-tailed Coronet to me. The tail is in the shadow and so doesn't look as pale as one might expect. But the bill shape, the white `boots' and the colour of the underwing are all better for that species.

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Thanks for the replies everyone, looks like I nedd to give them a closer look. Here is another one she sent me later last night, I thought it might be an Oriole of some sort.

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The first looks a better fit for Buff-tailed Coronet to me. The tail is in the shadow and so doesn't look as pale as one might expect. But the bill shape, the white `boots' and the colour of the underwing are all better for that species.

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Agree, for the stated reasons
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Thanks for the replies everyone, looks like I nedd to give them a closer look. Here is another one she sent me later last night, I thought it might be an Oriole of some sort.

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Apart from the fact the tail looks a bit long, a reasonable fit to (male) saffron finch. Although I think it's difficult to be sure given the quality, I'm not sure what other options there are (bill is wrong for an oriole)
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Has to be Whooping I think.
Not 100% sure, but doesn't the thick black border to the blue on the back of the head + apparently irridescent upper tail point to Andean?
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Not 100% sure, but doesn't the thick black border to the blue on the back of the head + apparently irridescent upper tail point to Andean?
If she's in the Andes it maybe.
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If she's in the Andes it maybe.
Buff-tailed Coronet & Crimson-mantled Woodpecker are both Andean species, so it's a fair bet.
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Hi all, thanks again for the replies, I'm learning quite a lot. I'll WhatsApp my niece to ask exactly where she took the photos.

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If she's in the Andes it maybe.
Sort-of, yes, she is. Map says ~ 1,400+ m. Not super far from the central volcanoes.
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Yes, she is in Salento which she says is near the Andes.

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The first looks a better fit for Buff-tailed Coronet to me. The tail is in the shadow and so doesn't look as pale as one might expect. But the bill shape, the white `boots' and the colour of the underwing are all better for that species.

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You're right. I missed the booties.
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