New bird subspecies in Colombia

This is a video from Colombia, about an Ocellated tapaculo singing.

From Wildlife Extra:

Another new bird has been discovered in the Serranía de los Yariguíes mountains in Colombia. It is a subspecies of the Pale-bellied Tapaculo and was discovered by the researchers Thomas Donegan and Jorge Avendaño during an exploration of the Yariguíes mountains organised by ProAves, the Columbian bird conservation organisation.


The new subspecies has mostly grey plumage with rufous in the vent and rump. It differs from other Pale-bellied Tapaculos in its darker back, longer tail and in some of its calls. The name honours the conservationist Robert Giles, who has contributed enormously to the establishment of ProAves’ Cerulean Warbler nature reserve in the Yariguíes and other conservation projects in Colombia. It has been named Scytalopus griseicollis gilesi after Robert Giles. The description was formally published last week in the scientific journal Ornitología Colombiana.

See also here.

New Antpitta subspecies described from Colombia: here.

New antpitta discovered in Colombia – Probably already extinct: here.

Meet the most recently christened member of Columbia’s bird clan, the Fenwick’s antpitta (Grallaria fenwickorum): here.

New reserve created in Colombia for the Orange-breasted falcon: here.

ProAves has taken a significant step forward in their efforts to protect the Critically Endangered Niceforo’s Wren – restricted to the last remnants of dry forest in the Chicamocha Valley of the eastern Andes of Colombia: here.

Reserve Created for Niceforo’s Wren – Just 50 Birds Remain: here.

Colombia’s Malaga Bay is finally declared a national natural park: here.

New species of bird discovered in China: here.

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