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COLOMBIA December 2009

From Dec 06 to 19, 2009, Sheridan Coffey and myself birded the eastern Andes, north coast, and Santa Marta Mtns of Colombia (for the first leg in the Andes, Dan Peak joined us) using Medellin-based birding guide Pablo Flores Valencia click here to email Pablo.

Presumed (immature?) Yariguies Brush-Finch Atlapetes latinuchus yariguierum: one of three individuals seen moving through a band of dense shrub cover at c. 2,700m in mostly cleared pastures on the trail going from the main house up to the oak forests above Rogitama Private Reserve, 3 hours north of Bogota on December 07. This taxon was first described in 2006: