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In flight, seen from below, this elegant valve is distinguished by its black and white wings. In adults, the bill is pink with a black terminal tip. The orbital ring and long legs are also pinkish. The spurs on the wrists of the wings are red. The vast majority of the upper parts are brownish grey but the shoulders are covered with a bronzed green luster. The occiput is decorated with long black feathers that form a thin, pointed crest. The forehead and throat have a black longitudinal spot. The chest is crossed by a wide black band that descends almost to the top of the belly.

It is a local bird and is rarely found between 1300 and 2400 m of altitude. It is an endemic bird of Colombia known only from the western and northern slopes of the central mountain range in the extreme northwest (La Frijolera, Ventanas above Valdivia) and the western slopes of the western mountain range near the headwaters of the San Juan river (slopes of Cerro de Tatamá in La Silva and Jamarraya river).

The bill is black, the legs are dark grey. The tail is variable in length, especially in adult males. In the male, the forehead, throat and chest are dark green shimmering. A light purple square spot decorates the center of the throat. The belly is glossy golden green, the cap is dark green and the rest of the upper parts is dark bronze-green. The lateral rectrices are extended and they are nuanced with bronze.

It is found only in Colombia between 2000 and 2500 m above sea level in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It has been registered in San Lorenzo, Cerro Quemado and Cerro Kennedy. There are also reports for this species at the base of the Mamarongo Páramo in the Guajira.

It is a plump bird, with short neck and tail, short beak and wide. Head, throat and chest with bright green. Iridescent blue orbital ring as well as back and rump. The wings and tail are green, the lower chest and the lower greenish yellow parts. as for the female is like the male but more opaque, with the back green, only collar nape blue and rump too.

The torrent duck is a bird which belongs to the family of Anatidae and the order Anseriformes, its measure around 42 centimeters. They are very water-related, mostly freshwater. Their short legs are webbed, which is an adaptation to swimming. Their wings, totally short and narrow for their weight, generate a rapid and energetic beaten flight, authorized by a strong pectoral musculature. The long neck is tense to flight. The high body density facilitates diving in species seeking their food in the water.

He has sexual dimorphism but the male and the female share characteristics such as: orange-red beak, green legs and yellow eyes. The male has green upper parts, black head and throat, yellow lower chest and abdomen with green sides and a V-shaped orange spot that extends from the sides of the neck and lower throat to the center of the chest.

The masked trogon is a species of bird in the family Trogonidae and the order Trogoniformes, a family of large, large- headed, long-tailed, tubular- shaped birds of tropical and subtropical regions. Colorful and sluggish.

Is one of the most spectacular predators in the humid forests of the Neotropics. It is characterized by its black occipital crest ending in point, which stands when excited. It feeds mainly on birds, ranging from the size of a pigeon to that of a cracid.

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