Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

July 11, 2018

San Gil Colombia Day Two

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Parque Natural El Gallineral

This morning I went up the hill from the hostel on the road to Mogotes and got some photos of the Colombian Chachalaca. And a few other birds.

Colombian Chachalaca
Colombian Chachalaca (Ortalis colombiana) Chachalaca Colombiana

They are really noisy in the morning and and are very hard to photograph because they are always hiding inside the foliage.

Streaked Saltator
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus) Guayabero Rayado.

Camillo took me on a walk up the hill a bit on a muddy track and we saw this Streaked Saltator munching away on what looks like a butterfly or mariposa in spanish.

Tropical Parula
Tropical Parula (Setophaga pitiayumi)

Another bird near the hostel. I thought it was a Lesser Goldfinch at first but the two while stripes on the wings made me have another look. Lucky I did.

Green Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)

I nearly made another mistake with this Green Kingfisher. I thought it was an Amazon Kingfisher but they have not been seen around here so it must be the Green Kingfisher.

Pale-breasted thrush
Pale-breasted thrush

There are lots of Pale-breasted Thrush around. They seem to have replaced the Clay-colored Thrush much of the time.

Yellow-crowned Parrot
Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona Ochrocephala)

San Gil bird list

Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara Ararauna)
Tropical Parula (Setophaga pitiayumi)
Colombian Chachalaca (Ortalis colombiana) Chachalaca Colombiana
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus) Guayabero Rayado.
Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona Ochrocephala)
Pale-breasted thrush or Black-billed Thrush
Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)
Saffron Finch
Blue-gray Tananger
Squirrel Cuckoo
Thick-billed Euphonia (Euphonia lanilrostris) Eufonia Gorgiamarilla

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