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The Western Emerald (Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. Alternatively, it has been considered as a subspecies of either the blue-tailed emerald, C. mellisugus, or the red-billed emerald, C. gibsoni. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador.

The Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla) is a conspicuous, vocal South American bird. It is found in tropical swamps and wetlands in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela; also Panama of Central America.

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

White Ibises occur in many types of wetlands including swamps, mangroves, flooded pastures, freshwater marshes, and shallow ponds. They forage most often in wet areas with less than 8 inches of water and sparse, short vegetation, but they also forage on lawns and in parks, especially in southern Florida where they are now accustomed to humans. They nest in colonies in trees and shrubs near fresh, brackish, or salt water. During the nesting season, they forage more frequently in freshwater wetlands because nestlings cannot safely consume large amounts of salt. During the nonbreeding season, they use coastal wetlands more frequently.

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.