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July 21, 2018

Salento Birding Part Two

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Salento Part Two

This is the second part of my walk along the ridge line this morning at Salento, Colombia.

House Wren
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)

The spanish name is Cucarachero comun. I think this is the first time I have photographed the House Wren. They are very common in North America I think.

Golden-faced Tyrannulet
Golden-faced Tyrannulet (Zimmerius chrysops)

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

This is a better photo of the Bay-headed Tanager than the one in Part One.

Great Thrush
Great Thrush (Turdus fuscater) Mirla Patinaranja

Slate-throated Redstart
Slate-throated Redstart (Myioborus miniatus)

The Slate-throated Redstart has a white undertail and flashes it a lot like a fantail. It has a yellow tummy, but more on that later and a bit of red on the crown.
“The color of the breast and belly changes from vivid vermilion red for birds in northern and central Mexico to red orange, orange, and yellow orange in Central America, and to yellow in South America.” (Cornell.edu)

Yellow Oriole
Yellow Oriole (Icterus nigrogularis)

Streaked Saltator
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus)

A bunch of Streaked Saltators were feeding on the lawn when I came back from the trek along the ridge.

Saffron Finch
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) Canario Coronado

This Saffron Finch looks like it has a touch or leucism or something like that.

Salento bird list

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) Cucarachero comun
Golden-faced Tyrannulet (Zimmerius chrysops)
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus)
Great Thrush (Turdus fuscater) Mirla Patinaranja
Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara gyrola)
Palm Tanager
Slate-throated Redstart (Myioborus miniatus)
Ruddy Ground-dove
Yellow Oriole (Icterus nigrogularis)
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) Canario Coronado

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