Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

July 19, 2018

Bogota Birding Part Two

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Parque La Florida , Bogota Part Two.

This is the second half of the photos I took today at the Parque La Florida, just behind the airport at Bogota, Colombia. There is a really large area of wetlands with a path going right through them.

Yellow-hooded Blackbird  - male
Yellow-hooded Blackbird (Chrysomus icterocephalus) – male

I could not believe it when I saw these amazing birds. They were so bright.

Yellow-hooded Blackbird
Yellow-hooded Blackbird (Chrysomus icterocephalus)

I think this is either a female or juvenile Yellow-hooded Blackbird.

Shiny Cowbird  - male
Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensus) – male

The male is all black and shiny while the female is all drab and brown.

Common Gallinule
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)

American Coot
American Coot (Fulica americana)

American Coot with a young one.

Black-crowned Night-heron
Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

I am quite surprised to see these.

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