Twenty of the best. Colombia photos from Ed Wilson.   Leave a comment

Just as I as completing the last blog entry on Colombia I received loads of bird photos from fellow Birdquester Ed Wilson. I have chosen a few to post here. Not necessarily the sharpest photos but ones I like for a variety of reasons.


Vermillion Flycatcher photographed at Libanon whilst we were waiting for Roger to be treated in the hospital. The good news is that Roger is out of ITU and should be home in a couple of weeks. Photo by Ed Wilson


Red-crowned Woodpecker, a widespread and fairly common species. Photo by Ed Wilson


The diminutive Common Tody-flycatcher. Photo by Ed Wilson


Euphonias can be hard to separate, but given a good view, Thick-billed Euphonia is quite distinctive. Photo by Ed Wilson


Catching hummers in flight (unless they are hovering at a feeder) is always difficult but Ed has captured the tiny Gorgetted Woodstar nicely here. Photo by Ed Wilson


It took three slogs up the hill at Cerulea to get the very rare Yellow-throated Spadebill. Photo by Ed Wilson


Why can’t our wrens look like this? Bicoloured Wren at Soata. Photo by Ed Wilson


We tend to overlook the widespread and common Blue-grey Tanager as a trash bird but they really are beautiful. Photo by Ed Wilson

IMG_5376-EW Linneated Pecker

Linneated Woodpecker, perhaps the commonest of the large Neotropical Woodpeckers. Such a tragedy that the largest of all, the Ivory-billed and Imperial, are now extinct.


Double-toothed Kite. This species has the reputation of following monkeys taking birds and big insects that they disturb in the canopy …..


…. and indeed there was a troop of White-fronted Capuchins above us as we photographed the kite. Photos by Ed Wilson.


Rose-faced Parrot at a nest hole at Bahia Solano. Photo by Ed Wilson


As we returned to the lodge by boat at Bahia Solano we flushed a flock of seven all black ducks from in front of the boat. Eustace, in the bow, had a better view than the rest of us and believes they are Black Scoter, a first record not only for Colombia but for the whole of South America. Photo by Ed Wilson


The beautiful Golden-collared Manakin on the boardwalk at Utria NP, Bahia Solano. Photo by Ed Wilson


Very few birders have even seen the Choco endemic Baudo Oropendola. we saw 22! Photo by Ed Wilson


The bizarre King Vulture, the condor of the lowlands. Photo by Ed Wilson


Red-legged Honeycreeper was common at feeders at Bahia Solano. Photo by Ed Wilson


This Slender-billed Kite sneaked through under the radar. I didn’t realise it was a lifer until I got home, probably got mixed up with the similar but far commoner Snail Kite. Photo by Ed Wilson


This Great Potoo was sat on a nest. They can look so like a dead stump that people have been know to grab a stump to pull themselves up only to find it fly away! Photo by Ed Wilson


The widespread Grey-lined Hawk has been recently split from Grey Hawk, which now occurs from Coasta Rica north to Arizona. Photo by Ed Wilson


Posted March 14, 2013 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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