Colombia has an amazing variety of birds. I saw a lot in the Amazon area. I also did a bit of bird watching in the Tatacoa Desert near Neiva.

Nature pictures of Columbia and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Colombia
Nature Page for Columbia
Bird Pages
Bird Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds of Colombia

Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Southern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis, french: Hirondelle à gorge rousse). (523k)
Chlorostilbon gibsoni
Red-billed Emerald (Chlorostilbon gibsoni, german: Gibsonsmaragdkolibri, french: Émeraude de Gibson). (566k)
Saltator striatipectus
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus). (411k)
Saltator striatipectus
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus). (772k)
Tiaris olivaceus
Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus, french: Cici grand-chanteur). (1.6M)
Sporophila nigricollis
Yellow-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis, german: Gelbbauchpfäffchen, french: Sporophile à ventre jaune). (659k)
Sporophila castaneiventris
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila castaneiventris, french: Sporophile à ventre châtain). (1081k)
Sicalis flaveola
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola, german: Safranammer, french: Sicale bouton-d'or). (560k)
Lots Swallows Several Species
Lots of swallows of several species. (1111k)
Hirundo rustica
Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica, german: Rauchschwalbe, french: Hirondelle rustique). (376k)
Hirundo rustica
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, german: Rauchschwalbe, french: Hirondelle rustique) in flight. (606k)
Hirundo rustica
Mostly Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica, german: Rauchschwalbe, french: Hirondelle rustique), with one Brown-chested Martin (Progne tapera, french: Hirondelle tapère), second from right with white throat. (763k)
Tachycineta albiventer
White-winged Swallows (Tachycineta albiventer, french: Hirondelle à ailes blanches). (604k)
Tachycineta albiventer
White-winged Swallow (Tachycineta albiventer, french: Hirondelle à ailes blanches). (646k)
Zonotrichia capensis
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis, german: Morgenammer, french: Bruant chingolo). (767k)
Tachyphonus rufus
White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus, french: Tangara à galons blancs). (687k)
Thraupis palmarum
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum, french: Tangara des palmiers). (687k)
Thraupis episcopus
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus, german: Blautangare, french: Tangara évêque). (741k)
Thraupis episcopus
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus, german: Blautangare, french: Tangara évêque). (680k)
Ramphocelus carbo
Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo, french: Tangara à bec d'argent). (479k)
Paroaria gularis
Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis, french: Paroare rougecap). (758k)
Pyrocephalus obscurus
Female Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus obscurus, french: Moucherolle vermillon). (643k)
Pyrocephalus obscurus
Male Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus obscurus, french: Moucherolle vermillon). (598k)
Tityra cayana
Black-tailed Tityra (Tityra cayana, german: Schwarznackenbekarde, french: Tityre gris). (463k)
Troglodytes aedon
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon, german: Hauszaunkönig, french: Troglodyte familier). (791k)
Campylorhynchus griseus
Bicolored Wren (Campylorhynchus griseus, french: Troglodyte bicolore). (607k)
Turdus ignobilis
Black-billed Thrush (Turdus ignobilis, french: Merle à bec noir). (1050k)
Arundinicola leucocephala
Female White-headed Marsh Tyrant (Arundinicola leucocephala, french: Moucherolle à tête blanche). (653k)
Arundinicola leucocephala
Male White-headed Marsh Tyrant (Arundinicola leucocephala, french: Moucherolle à tête blanche). (590k)
Tyrannus tyrannus
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus, german: Königstyrann, french: Tyran tritri). (393k)
Tyrannus melancholicus
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus, german: Trauertyrann, french: Tyran mélancolique). (781k)
Philohydor lictor
Lesser Kiskadee (Philohydor lictor, french: Tyran licteur). (824k)
Mimus gilvus
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus, french: Moqueur des savanes). (465k)
Donacobius atricapilla
Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla, german: Rohrspotter, french: Donacobe à miroir). (905k)
Icterus nigrogularis
Yellow Oriole (Icterus nigrogularis, french: Oriole jaune). (272k)
Forpus xanthopterygius
Blue-winged Parrotlet (Forpus xanthopterygius, german: Blauflügel-Sperlingspapagei, french: Toui de Spix). (342k)
Forpus conspicillatus
Male (left) and female Spectacled Parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus, german: Augenring-Sperlingspapagei, french: Toui à lunettes). (272k)
Forpus conspicillatus
Female Spectacled Parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus, german: Augenring-Sperlingspapagei, french: Toui à lunettes). (461k)
Forpus conspicillatus
Male Spectacled Parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus, german: Augenring-Sperlingspapagei, french: Toui à lunettes). (504k)
Graydidascalus brachyurus
Short-tailed Parrot (Graydidascalus brachyurus, german: Kurzschwanzpapagei, french: Caïque à queue courte). (557k)
Aratinga weddellii
Dusky-headed Parakeets (Aratinga weddellii, german: Braunkopfsittich, french: Conure de Weddell). (1300k)
Aratinga weddellii
Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii, german: Braunkopfsittich, french: Conure de Weddell). (297k)
Amazona farinosa
Mealy Amazon (Amazona farinosa, german: Mülleramazone, french: Amazone poudrée). (665k)
Amazona ochrocephala
Yellow-crowned Amazon (Amazona ochrocephala, german: Gelbscheitelamazone, french: Amazone à front jaune). (957k)
Amazona ochrocephala
Yellow-crowned Amazon (Amazona ochrocephala, german: Gelbscheitelamazone, french: Amazone à front jaune). (999k)
Dendroplex picus
Straight-billed Woodcreeper (Dendroplex picus, french: Grimpar talapiot). (448k)
Dendroplex picus
Straight-billed Woodcreeper (Dendroplex picus, french: Grimpar talapiot). (785k)
Deconychura longicauda
Long-tailed Woodcreeper (Deconychura longicauda). (686k)
Melanerpes cruentatus
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cruentatus, german: Gelbbrauenspecht, french: Pic à chevron d'or). (486k)
Colaptes punctigula
Spot-breasted Woodpecker (Colaptes punctigula, german: Tüpfelbrustspecht, french: Pic de Cayenne). (513k)
Melanerpes rubricapillus
Male (top) and female Red-crowned Woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus, german: Rotkappenspecht, french: Pic à couronne rouge). (483k)
Melanerpes rubricapillus
Female Red-crowned Woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus, german: Rotkappenspecht, french: Pic à couronne rouge). (590k)
Celeus flavus
Female Cream-colored Woodpecker (Celeus flavus, german: Strohspecht, french: Pic jaune). (1392k)
Celeus flavus
Male Cream-colored Woodpecker (Celeus flavus, german: Strohspecht, french: Pic jaune). (796k)
Campephilus melanoleucos
Female Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos, german: Schwarzkehlspecht, french: Pic de Malherbe). (703k)
Psarocolius angustifrons
Russet-backed Oropendola (Psarocolius angustifrons, french: Cassique roussâtre). (508k)
Tree Oropendola Nests
Tree with Oropendola nests. (749k)
Psarocolius angustifrons
Russet-backed Oropendola nest (Psarocolius angustifrons, french: Cassique roussâtre). (797k)
Columbina talpacoti
Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti, german: Rosttäubchen, french: Colombe rousse). (841k)
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi, german: Weißstirntaube, french: Colombe de Verreaux). (754k)
Patagioenas cayennensis
Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis, german: Rotrückentaube, french: Pigeon rousset). (553k)
Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis
White Eared Jacamar (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis, french: Jacamar oreillard). (227k)
Chloroceryle amazona
Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona, german: Amazonasfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur d'Amazonie). (686k)
Megaceryle torquata
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata, german: Rotbrustfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur à ventre roux). (797k)
Trogon melanurus
Black-tailed Trogon (Trogon melanurus, french: Trogon à queue noire). (608k)
Quiscalus lugubris
Female Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris, french: Quiscale merle). (924k)
Quiscalus lugubris
Male Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris, french: Quiscale merle). (906k)
Cyanocorax luxuosus
Green Jay (Cyanocorax luxuosus, german: Grünhäher, french: Geai bigarré). (854k)
Crotophaga ani
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani, german: Glattschnabelani, french: Ani à bec lisse). (745k)
Crotophaga major
Greater Ani (Crotophaga major, german: Riesenani, french: Ani des palétuviers). (800k)
Phaetusa simplex
Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex, french: Sterne à gros bec). (793k)
Phaetusa simplex
Courting Large-billed Terns (Phaetusa simplex, french: Sterne à gros bec). (931k)
Phaetusa simplex
Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex, french: Sterne à gros bec) in flight. (316k)
Jacana jacana
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana, french: Jacana noir). (827k)
Vanellus chilensis
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis, german: Bronzekiebitz, french: Vanneau téro). (1018k)
Ramphastos tucanus cuvieri
Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus cuvieri, german: Weißbrusttukan, french: Toucan à bec rouge). (466k)
Megascops choliba
Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba, german: Choliba-Kreischeule, french: Petit-duc choliba). (717k)
Nyctibius grandis
Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis, german: Riesentagschläfer, french: Grand Ibijau). (811k)
Nyctibius grandis
Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis, german: Riesentagschläfer, french: Grand Ibijau). (860k)
Ara severus
Chestnut-fronted Macaw (Ara severus, german: Rotbugara, french: Ara vert). (744k)
Ara macao
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao, german: Hellroter Ara, french: Ara rouge). (1129k)
Butorides striata
Striated Heron (Butorides striata, german: Mangrovereiher, french: Héron strié). (788k)
Butorides striata
Striated Heron (Butorides striata, german: Mangrovereiher, french: Héron strié). (738k)
Butorides striata
Striated Heron (Butorides striata, german: Mangrovereiher, french: Héron strié). (665k)
Butorides striata
Juvenile Striated Heron (Butorides striata, german: Mangrovereiher, french: Héron strié). (699k)
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum, german: Marmorreiher, french: Onoré rayé). (833k)
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum, german: Marmorreiher, french: Onoré rayé). (630k)
Egretta caerulea
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea, german: Blaureiher, french: Aigrette bleue). (833k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret ssp. ibis (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1072k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret ssp. ibis (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs) in flight. (398k)
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (870k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (824k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) taking off from a Queen Victoria's Water Lily (Victoria amazonica, german: Amazonas-Riesenseerose, french: Victoria d'Amazonie). (800k)
Ardea alba egretta
Close-up of a American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (687k)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua) in non-breeding plumage. (604k)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua) in breeding plumage. (536k)
Opisthocomus hoazin
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin, german: Hoatzin, french: Hoazin huppé). (919k)
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus, german: Mohrenibis, french: Ibis à face nue). (856k)
Theristicus caudatus
Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus, german: Weißhalsibis, french: Ibis mandore). (995k)
Anhima cornuta
Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta, german: Hornwehrvogel, french: Kamichi cornu). (1098k)
Anhima cornuta
Horned Screamers (Anhima cornuta, german: Hornwehrvogel, french: Kamichi cornu). (734k)
Anhima cornuta
Horned Screamers (Anhima cornuta, german: Hornwehrvogel, french: Kamichi cornu). (916k)
Anhima cornuta
Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta, german: Hornwehrvogel, french: Kamichi cornu) in flight. (565k)
Herpetotheres cachinnans
Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans, german: Lachfalke, french: Macagua rieur). (676k)
Pandion haliaetus
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus, german: Fischadler, french: Balbuzard pêcheur) in flight. (688k)
Busarellus nigricollis
Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis, german: Fischbussard, french: Buse à tête blanche). (888k)
Busarellus nigricollis
Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis, german: Fischbussard, french: Buse à tête blanche) in flight. (451k)
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris, french: Buse à gros bec). (626k)
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris, french: Buse à gros bec). (652k)
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris, french: Buse à gros bec). (528k)
Buteogallus urubitinga
Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga, french: Buse urubu). (739k)
Vultures Circling Over Bogotá
Vultures circling over Bogotá. (458k)
Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir). (1096k)
Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir) in flight. (345k)
Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir) over Bogotá. (605k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge). (1091k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge) drying their wings. (884k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge) in flight. (350k)
Milvago chimachima
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima, german: Gelbkopfkarakara, french: Caracara à tête jaune). (474k)
Milvago chimachima
Juvenile Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima, german: Gelbkopfkarakara, french: Caracara à tête jaune). (848k)
Caracara cheriway
Northern Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway, german: Karibikkarakara, french: Caracara du Nord). (493k)

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