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Populations of this species are found mainly in Colombia and a small portion of northwestern Venezuela. Its name Thamnophilus comes from the Greek roots thamnos = bush and philos = lover of. The epithet multistriatus comes from the Latin roots multi = much and striatus = striated.

The Purplish-mantled Tanager is an Almost Endemic species of Colombia, characterized by its purple color throughout the body and its yellow throat. Iridosornis means rainbow bird and derives from the Greek roots iris = rainbow and ornis = bird and porphyrocephala comes from the Latin porphyro = purple and cephalus = head. This species is in the Near Threatened category.

The Powerful Woodpecker is a large, robust woodpecker in the genus Campephilus and family Picidae, that includes the largest black woodpeckers. It has black upperparts with two white stripes on the shoulders that meet in the back. The male has rusty underparts heavily barred black with the breast, front of the neck, and throat black. Both sexes have a white line from the base of the bill down the sides of the neck. The male has a black forehead, sides of the head, and red crest. The female resembles male but on the head, the red is replaced by black.

The emerald toucanet is a near-passerine bird occurring in mountainous regions from Mexico, through Central America to northern Venezuela and along the Andes as far south as central Bolivia. Some taxa currently included in this species are sometimes split into separate species (see Taxonomy).

We get an absolute thrill birding in our backyard, at local parks, and on trips anywhere in the world. Sometimes we just leave our discoveries to chance by winging it — forgive the pun. But when you’re planning a real birding trip, where one of the main goals of the journey is to spot some feathered friends, there are plenty of things that you can do to make sure you get the most out of your vacation.

The blue-necked tanager (Tangara cyanicollis) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae.
It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and heavily degraded former forest. They are found at elevation from 300 to 2400 meters (~1,000 – 8,000 feet) above sea level – however, they are most common above 1000 m (~3,000 feet).

The Andean pygmy owl (Glaucidium jardinii) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela

The multicoloured Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is endemic to the mountains of Colombia, and as of 2010 has been categorized as vulnerable (VU) by the IUCN.

Both sexes are identical but the female does not have an orbital ring. In adults, the head and face are very blackish brown. The cheeks and the region that goes from the loral to the eye are black with a very thin yellow or orange orbital ring. The nape of the neck, the top of the mantle and the subcaudal covers are dark brown with a slight olive or greyish olive shade. The wings and tail are darker or blacker. The outside of the large covers, the alula and the primary covers are clearly black. The wing underwings are the same colour as the flanks, but may be edged with pale or dull orange. The chin is whitish turning grey on the throat, it is vaguely striated of black. The rest of the lower parts are lighter or greyish brown, especially on the center of the belly. The bill varies from orange to orange-red, the legs and feet are yellowish orange or brownish yellow.