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New species of bird identified in Colombia

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With more than 1880 species, Colombia has the highest number of recorded bird species of any country and continues to increase its lead as the world's most bird biodiverse country with the discovery of a brand new endemic species of bird, the Antioquia Wren.

 

Antioquia_WrenThe new species of Wren (Thryophilus Sernai) was found in the dry Cauca River Canyon, a narrow valley enclosed by forests, in Northwestern Colombia, just 45 minutes outside the city of Medellin.

 

The latest addition to the wren family can be told apart from its counterparts by its unique plumage coloration, the pattern of barring on its wings and tail, its smaller body size, and its distinctive birdsong.


Huge range of habitats Colombia's huge diversity of birds is largely down to the country's equally diverse range of habitats: three Andean Cordilleras, two inter-Andean valleys, the Amazon, Los Llanos (Orinoco), Santa Marta Mountains, Pacific and Caribbean coasts, deserts and lakes, and the rich Chocó biogeographical region all help to make it one of the most varied landscapes in South America.  (Source WildlifeExtra.com )

 

For more information visit on Colombia visit: www.colombia.travel

 

 

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