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  1. Rusty-breasted Antpitta

    Rusty-breasted Antpitta

    Small Antpitta found in montane forest in the Andes from northern Venezuela to central Colombia. There are two races: this one (G.f. ferrugineipectus) is found in the Santa Marta range and in to Venezuela. we picked up this bird calling while birding along a trail midway between Minca and the...
  2. Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner

    Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner

    Normally shy and retiring denizen of dense understory with a very limited range in the Santa Marta region. We were surprised to just come across this bird right by the roadside which seemed more interested in the large bug it picked up rather than us trying to watch it! Doesn't seem to be...
  3. White-vented Plumeleteer

    White-vented Plumeleteer

    Female - quite different from the male and I wasn't sure of the ID when I saw/photographed this bird but shows all the relevant features of this species.
  4. Purple Honeycreeper

    Purple Honeycreeper

    Stunning male. Widespread and common in lowlands and foothills of northern South America.
  5. Golden-winged Sparrow

    Golden-winged Sparrow

    Very smart and distinctive forest sparrow favouring dense understory. Restricted in range to parts of Northern Colombia and Venezuela.
  6. Sepia-capped Flycatcher

    Sepia-capped Flycatcher

    Found widely across Central and South America this is a small flycatcher of humid tropical forest and edge.
  7. Black-backed Antshrike

    Black-backed Antshrike

    Male of this Antshrike species found along coastal slope of northern Colombia and Venezuela. Typically for this species he stayed deep in dense vine tangles with so little light that photography was "challenging".
  8. Chestnut-capped Warbler

    Chestnut-capped Warbler

    Usually keeps to dense cover in humid lowland/foothill forest but this individual spent it's time picking through regular hotel garden vegetation giving excellent views for a change.
  9. Thick-billed Euphonia

    Thick-billed Euphonia

    Male (of a pair) of these very smart Euphonia also visiting the nearby fruit "feeders" in hotel grounds.
  10. Blue-naped Chlorophonia

    Blue-naped Chlorophonia

    One of a small group of these very smart Chlorophonia which were visiting nearby fruit "feeders" in hotel grounds.