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Checklist S20733798

 
Location
Lago de Tota--Norte, Boyacá, CO ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:15 PM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
40 minute(s)
Observers:
Zachary Loman
Species
15 species total
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Blue-winged Teal
X
Pied-billed Grebe
X
Eared Dove
X
Sparkling Violetear
1
Bogota Rail
X
Spot-flanked Gallinule
X
Sora
X
Common Gallinule
X
American Coot (Red-shielded)
X
Striated Heron
X
Black-crowned Night-Heron
X
Black Phoebe
X
Tropical Kingbird
1
Apolinar's Wren

This species is known to occur at Lago De Tota, although I'm not sure if it's known to occur at this specific location. I found Apolinar's Wren's at two locations on either side of the lake where reed beds persist and could be accessed. The first location is at the south end of the lake in reed beds as described by Jurgen Beckers and Pablo Florez in "Birding in Colombia" (2013) available at Buteo Books (http://www.buteobooks.com/product/14305.html). This requires walking through a small pasture, although the farmerhands (possibly owner) were amenable and didn't mind my accessing the reed beds, which were being lightly grazed by cattle. The species ID is unmistakable, especially since Wren's were singing. Only possible confusion is Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) which does not occur in Colombia.

The second location I found Wren's around the lake was on the north side in a marsh that can be accessed behind the Hotel de Camino Real. The hotel was not crowded, and has extensive reed beds behind the cabanas and spa. Also present at this location were Bogota Rail. I don't recommending getting the trout at the hotel's restaurant, It did not sit well.

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Rufous-collared Sparrow
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes