An instant with the Perija Brushfinch

Arremon perijanus, en la vereda de San Antonio. Foto: Juan José Arango.

Perija Brushfinch is an endemic species from Serrania del Perija, a mountain chain shared for Colombia and Venezuela in the northern andes and near the Caribbean coast. The bird is distributed among 4000 to 7200 ft above sea level, where the “chusque” grows, a small species of andean bamboo and its main source of food.…… Sigue leyendo An instant with the Perija Brushfinch

An instant with the Military Macaw

Grupo de guacamayas verdes (Ara militaris), vereda Tierra Grata. Foto: Jose Luis Ropero.

To walk through the woods of Manaure, in the mountains of Perijá, is to delight in the spectacle of its biodiversity and marvel about how this territory guards creatures that have disappeared in other places. One of those cases is that of the Military Macaw, scientifically known as Ara militaris. It has been classified under…… Sigue leyendo An instant with the Military Macaw

An instant with the Yellow-bellied Elaenia

La elaenia copetona, en la vereda Tierra Grata, durante los censos navideños de Audubon.

Calls of Yellow-bellied Elaenia. Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. While i walked along the paths of Vereda Tierra Grata, throught the dry forest and mountains of Manaure Cesar (Colombia), a Yellow-bellied Elaenia, or how this medium-sized flycatcher is locally called “clarodía”, gracefully poused for a photo as the sun rose. The bird was vocalizing…… Sigue leyendo An instant with the Yellow-bellied Elaenia