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July 21, 2018

Quindio Area Colombia

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Salento – Colombia

After a marathon twelve hour bus ride through the mountains, I made it to Salento. It was at night when I got in so I started out early in the morning walking along a track just by the hostel.

Bay-headed Tanager
Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara gyrola)

The Bay-headed Tanager is 14 centimeters long with a Yellow-green back. The head is reddish-brown with a front of turquoise blue. The bill is black. The spanish name is Tangara Lacrada.

Flame-rumped Tanager
Flame-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus flammigerus)

This is the female Flame-rumped Tanager. The male is all black with a red rump.

Golden-olive Woodpecker - female
Golden-olive Woodpecker (Colaptes rubiginosus) female

The spanish name for the Golden-olive Woodpecker is carpintero verdidorado.

Pale-edged Flycatcher
Pale-edged Flycatcher (Myiarchus cephalotes)

Bronze-winged Parrot
Bronze-winged Parrot (Pionus chalcopterus)

Blue-necked Tanager
Blue-necked Tanager (Tangara cyanicollis) Tangara Real

mystery bird
Rusty Flowerpiercer (Diglossa sittoides) female

Thanks to Max for the id for this one.

Salento bird list

Golden-olive Woodpecker (Colaptes rubiginosus) carpintero verdidorado female
Pale-edged Flycatcher (Myiarchus cephalotes)
Bronze-winged Parrot (Pionus chalcopterus)
Blue-necked Tanager (Tangara cyanicollis) Tangara Real
common tody-flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum) Espatulilla Comun
Flame-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus flammigerus)
rusty flowerpiercer (Diglossa sittoides)
Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara gyrola) Tangara Lacrada
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus) Guayabero Rayado
Palm Tanager
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Cattle Egret
Shiny Cowbird

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