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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

Birds in Colombia for ID (1 Viewer)

d.steeley

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England
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.

Thanks

Dave
 

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kitefarrago

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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.

Andrea
 

d.steeley

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England
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.

Dave
 

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THE_FERN

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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.

Andrea

Agree, for the stated reasons
 

THE_FERN

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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.

Dave

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)
 

d.steeley

Well-known member
England
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.

Cheers

Dave
 

Jeff Hopkins

Just another...observer
United States
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.

Andrea

You're right. I missed the booties.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
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