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Ecuador is a brilliant country for antpittas! On our last remote Ecuador tour we saw 9 species! This is the Rufous Antpitta of the high elevation Andean forests (János Oláh)

Per Previous Pinner: Ecuador is a brilliant country for antpittas! On our last remote Ecuador tour we saw 9 species! This is the Rufous Antpitta of the high elevation Andean forests (János Oláh)

Giant antpitta (Galleria gigantic) Known only from Colombia and Ecuador.

Giant Antpitta (Gralleria gigantic) endemic to Ecuador and Colombia

Tawny Antpitta

Tawny Antpitta The two antpitta species we saw in Yanacocha (Rufous and Tawny) were about the size of tailless robins;

The band-tailed antbird (Hypocnemoides maculicauda) is a species of bird in the Thamnophilidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru.

The band-tailed antbird (Hypocnemoides maculicauda) is a species of bird in the Thamnophilidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru.

The Chestnut-crowned Antpitta (Grallaria ruficapilla) is one of the better known and more colorful of the Antpittas. This species is found in an extensive range from Venezuela and Colombia south to Ecuador and Peru. It is also less shy and somewhat tolerant of human activity therefore more easily encountered than the other Antpittas  that we saw on this trip.  This image was taken at Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco in Manizales, Caldas, Colombia.

The Chestnut-crowned Antpitta (Grallaria ruficapilla) is one of the better known and more colorful of the Antpittas. This species is found in an extensive range from Venezuela and Colombia south to Ecuador and Peru

Rufous Antpitta - Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru & Venezuela

Rufous Antpitta - Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru & Venezuela

Florida Wood Stork

Although perhaps not the most handsome species in the bird world, the Wood Stork is a fascinating character. The Florida Wood Stork is classified as endangered.

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