Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

July 8, 2018

Santander Colombia Birds

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Bosconia – Bucaramanga – Colombia

This morning I woke up early but did not get away until nearly 8am. I walked up to the bridge and had a look around the river, then walked up the hill and along the river for a ways. There were quite a lot of seedeaters in the grasses at the side of the road. And nearly a hundred Black Vultures circling overhead.

Blue-black Grassquit - male
Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina) Semillero Pechinegro

The Blue-black Grassquits were just jumping out in front of me wanting their photos taken. The females are very difficult to pick as they all look the same – brown.

Black-faced Grassquit
Black-faced Grassquit (Tiaris bicolor)

I think this ID is correct. I will check later if my internet holds out. I think it is an immature male Black-faced Grassquit.

Grey Hawk
Grey Hawk (Buteo nitidus) Gavilan Saraviado

I saw this magnificent bird just on the way home.

Buff-throated Saltator
Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus) Guayabero Ajicero

I was thinking the saltators around here looked a bit different. Not the grayish version.

spectacled parrotlet
spectacled parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus)

Not sure of the name but I have seen this one somewhere recently. ID coming.

Pale-breasted Thrush
Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas) – Mirla Buchiblanca

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) Amazilia Colirrufa

Smooth-billed Ani
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)

I am very stoked to get some more photos of this beauty.

Black Vulture
Black Vulture

I cannot resist this beautiful bird.

Bucaramanga bird list

Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina) Semillero Pechinegro
spectacled parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus
Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus) Guayabero Ajicero
Black-faced Grassquit
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) Amazilia Colirrufa
Grey Hawk (Buteo nitidus) Gavilan Saraviado
Ruddy Ground-dove (Columbina talpacoti) Tortolita Rojiza
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater (Sporophila minuta) Espiguero Ladrillo
Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas) – Mirla Buchiblanca
Tropical Kingbird
Saffron Finch
Bicolored Wren
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
Black Vulture

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