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COLOMBIA August 2009

From August 23 to 29, 2009, Sheridan Coffey and myself birded central Colombia using Medellin-based birding guide Pablo Flores Valencia click here to email Pablo.

While searching the scattered shrubs on Paramo Guasca, east of Bogota for Bronze-tailed Thornbill we happened upon this feeding male Glowing Puffleg Eriocnemis vestita demonstrating just how appropriate it's common name is:

A presumed female of this taxon in the woodland below the Paramo - but I am puzzled by the shiny blue-green feathers in the vent (all of the vent is supposed to be shiny deep purple) - ?: