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 Colombia and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Colombia
Nature Page for Colombia
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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). (528k)
Chlorostilbon gibsoni
Red-billed Emerald (Chlorostilbon gibsoni, german: Gibsonsmaragd­kolibri, french: Émeraude de Gibson). (578k)
Saltator striatipectus
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus). (417k)
Saltator striatipectus
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus). (804k)
Tiaris olivaceus
Male 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). (664k)
Sporophila castaneiventris
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila castaneiventris, french: Sporophile à ventre châtain). (1126k)
Sicalis flaveola
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola, german: Safranammer, french: Sicale bouton-d'or). (562k)
Lots Swallows Several Species
Lots of swallows of several species. (1168k)
Hirundo rustica
Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica, german: Rauchschwalbe, french: Hirondelle rustique). (370k)
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. (780k)
Tachycineta albiventer
White-winged Swallows (Tachycineta albiventer, french: Hirondelle à ailes blanches). (615k)
Tachycineta albiventer
White-winged Swallow (Tachycineta albiventer, french: Hirondelle à ailes blanches). (653k)
Zonotrichia capensis
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis, german: Morgenammer, french: Bruant chingolo). (787k)
Tachyphonus rufus
Male White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus, french: Tangara à galons blancs). (710k)
Thraupis palmarum
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum, french: Tangara des palmiers). (698k)
Thraupis episcopus
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus, german: Blautangare, french: Tangara évêque). (760k)
Thraupis episcopus
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus, german: Blautangare, french: Tangara évêque). (693k)
Ramphocelus carbo
Male Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo, french: Tangara à bec d'argent). (481k)
Paroaria gularis
Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis, french: Paroare rougecap). (774k)
Pyrocephalus obscurus
Female Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus obscurus, french: Moucherolle vermillon). (670k)
Pyrocephalus obscurus
Male Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus obscurus, french: Moucherolle vermillon). (608k)
Tityra cayana
Male Black-tailed Tityra (Tityra cayana, german: Schwarznacken­bekarde, french: Tityre gris). (488k)
Troglodytes aedon
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon, german: Hauszaunkönig, french: Troglodyte familier). (817k)
Campylorhynchus griseus
Bicolored Wren (Campylorhynchus griseus, german: Brauenzaunkönig, french: Troglodyte bicolore). (625k)
Turdus ignobilis
Black-billed Thrush (Turdus ignobilis, french: Merle à bec noir). (1100k)
Arundinicola leucocephala
Female White-headed Marsh Tyrant (Arundinicola leucocephala, french: Moucherolle à tête blanche). (667k)
Arundinicola leucocephala
Male White-headed Marsh Tyrant (Arundinicola leucocephala, french: Moucherolle à tête blanche). (591k)
Tyrannus tyrannus
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus, german: Königstyrann, french: Tyran tritri). (395k)
Tyrannus melancholicus
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus, german: Trauertyrann, french: Tyran mélancolique). (794k)
Philohydor lictor
Lesser Kiskadee (Philohydor lictor, french: Tyran licteur). (855k)
Mimus gilvus
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus, french: Moqueur des savanes). (463k)
Donacobius atricapilla
Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla, german: Rohrspotter, french: Donacobe à miroir). (945k)
Icterus nigrogularis
Yellow Oriole (Icterus nigrogularis, french: Oriole jaune). (239k)
Forpus xanthopterygius
Blue-winged Parrotlet (Forpus xanthopterygius, german: Blauflügel-Sperlingspapagei, french: Toui de Spix). (331k)
Forpus conspicillatus
Male (left) and female Spectacled Parrotlets (Forpus conspicillatus, german: Augenring-Sperlingspapagei, french: Toui à lunettes). (244k)
Forpus conspicillatus
Female Spectacled Parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus, german: Augenring-Sperlingspapagei, french: Toui à lunettes). (465k)
Forpus conspicillatus
Male Spectacled Parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus, german: Augenring-Sperlingspapagei, french: Toui à lunettes). (511k)
Graydidascalus brachyurus
Short-tailed Parrot (Graydidascalus brachyurus, german: Kurzschwanz­papagei, french: Caïque à queue courte). (567k)
Aratinga weddellii
Dusky-headed Parakeets (Aratinga weddellii, german: Braunkopfsittich, french: Conure de Weddell). (1301k)
Aratinga weddellii
Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii, german: Braunkopfsittich, french: Conure de Weddell). (307k)
Amazona farinosa
Mealy Amazon (Amazona farinosa, german: Mülleramazone, french: Amazone poudrée). (700k)
Amazona ochrocephala
Yellow-crowned Amazon (Amazona ochrocephala, german: Gelbscheitel­amazone, french: Amazone à front jaune). (1002k)
Amazona ochrocephala
Yellow-crowned Amazon (Amazona ochrocephala, german: Gelbscheitel­amazone, french: Amazone à front jaune). (1049k)
Dendroplex picus
Straight-billed Woodcreeper (Dendroplex picus, french: Grimpar talapiot). (438k)
Dendroplex picus
Straight-billed Woodcreeper (Dendroplex picus, french: Grimpar talapiot). (819k)
Dendrocolaptes sp.
Barred Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes sp.). (706k)
Melanerpes cruentatus
Male Yellow-tufted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cruentatus, german: Gelbbrauenspecht, french: Pic à chevron d'or). (490k)
Colaptes punctigula
Spot-breasted Woodpecker (Colaptes punctigula, german: Tüpfelbrust­specht, french: Pic de Cayenne). (517k)
Melanerpes rubricapillus
Male (top) and female Red-crowned Woodpeckers (Melanerpes rubricapillus, german: Rotkappenspecht, french: Pic à couronne rouge). (475k)
Melanerpes rubricapillus
Female Red-crowned Woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus, german: Rotkappenspecht, french: Pic à couronne rouge). (591k)
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). (824k)
Campephilus melanoleucos
Female Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos, german: Schwarzkehl­specht, french: Pic de Malherbe). (718k)
Psarocolius angustifrons
Russet-backed Oropendola (Psarocolius angustifrons, french: Cassique roussâtre). (531k)
Tree Oropendola Nests
Tree with Oropendola nests. (756k)
Psarocolius angustifrons
Russet-backed Oropendola nest (Psarocolius angustifrons, french: Cassique roussâtre). (848k)
Columbina talpacoti
Female Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti, german: Rosttäubchen, french: Colombe rousse). (858k)
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Doves (Leptotila verreauxi, german: Weißstirntaube, french: Colombe de Verreaux). (769k)
Patagioenas cayennensis
Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis, german: Rotrückentaube, french: Pigeon rousset). (567k)
Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis
White Eared Jacamar (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis, french: Jacamar oreillard). (212k)
Chloroceryle amazona
Male Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona, german: Amazonasfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur d'Amazonie). (692k)
Megaceryle torquata
Female Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata, german: Rotbrustfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur à ventre roux). (822k)
Trogon melanurus
Black-tailed Trogon (Trogon melanurus, french: Trogon à queue noire). (626k)
Quiscalus lugubris
Female Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris, french: Quiscale merle). (945k)
Quiscalus lugubris
Male Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris, french: Quiscale merle). (932k)
Cyanocorax yncas yncas
Inca Jay (Cyanocorax yncas yncas, german: Grünhäher, french: Geai vert). (892k)
Crotophaga ani
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani, german: Glattschnabelani, french: Ani à bec lisse). (766k)
Crotophaga major
Greater Ani (Crotophaga major, german: Riesenani, french: Ani des palétuviers). (823k)
Phaetusa simplex
Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex, french: Sterne à gros bec). (825k)
Phaetusa simplex
Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex, french: Sterne à gros bec). (973k)
Phaetusa simplex
Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex, french: Sterne à gros bec) in flight. (316k)
Jacana jacana
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana, french: Jacana noir). (870k)
Vanellus chilensis
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis, german: Bronzekiebitz, french: Vanneau téro). (1053k)
Ramphastos tucanus cuvieri
Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus cuvieri, german: Weißbrusttukan, french: Toucan à bec rouge). (475k)
Megascops choliba
Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba, german: Choliba-Kreischeule, french: Petit-duc choliba). (721k)
Nyctibius grandis
Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis, german: Riesentag­schläfer, french: Grand Ibijau). (859k)
Nyctibius grandis
Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis, german: Riesentag­schläfer, french: Grand Ibijau). (912k)
Ara severus
Chestnut-fronted Macaw (Ara severus, german: Rotbugara, french: Ara vert). (773k)
Ara macao
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao, german: Hellroter Ara, french: Ara rouge). (1198k)
Butorides striata
Striated Heron (Butorides striata, german: Mangrovereiher, french: Héron strié). (824k)
Butorides striata
Striated Heron (Butorides striata, german: Mangrovereiher, french: Héron strié). (761k)
Butorides striata
Striated Heron (Butorides striata, german: Mangrovereiher, french: Héron strié). (675k)
Butorides striata
Juvenile Striated Heron (Butorides striata, german: Mangrovereiher, french: Héron strié). (706k)
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum, german: Marmorreiher, french: Onoré rayé). (873k)
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum, german: Marmorreiher, french: Onoré rayé). (648k)
Egretta caerulea
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea, german: Blaureiher, french: Aigrette bleue). (883k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1093k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs) in flight. (398k)
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (917k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (863k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) taking off from a Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica, german: Amazonas-Riesenseerose, french: Victoria d'Amazonie). (848k)
Ardea alba egretta
Close-up of a American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (693k)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua) in non-breeding plumage. (628k)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua) in breeding plumage. (554k)
Opisthocomus hoazin
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin, german: Hoatzin, french: Hoazin huppé). (971k)
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus, german: Mohrenibis, french: Ibis à face nue). (864k)
Theristicus caudatus
Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus, german: Weißhalsibis, french: Ibis mandore). (1017k)
Anhima cornuta
Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta, german: Hornwehrvogel, french: Kamichi cornu). (1159k)
Anhima cornuta
Horned Screamers (Anhima cornuta, german: Hornwehrvogel, french: Kamichi cornu). (750k)
Anhima cornuta
Horned Screamers (Anhima cornuta, german: Hornwehrvogel, french: Kamichi cornu). (938k)
Anhima cornuta
Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta, german: Hornwehrvogel, french: Kamichi cornu) in flight. (576k)
Herpetotheres cachinnans
Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans, german: Lachfalke, french: Macagua rieur). (695k)
Pandion haliaetus
Female 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). (945k)
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). (658k)
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris, french: Buse à gros bec). (688k)
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris, french: Buse à gros bec). (534k)
Buteogallus urubitinga
Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga, french: Buse urubu). (768k)
Vultures Circling Over Bogotá
Vultures circling over Bogotá. (449k)
Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir). (1154k)
Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir) in flight. (341k)
Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir) over Bogotá. (608k)
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. (951k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge) in flight. (344k)
Milvago chimachima
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima, german: Gelbkopfkarakara, french: Caracara à tête jaune). (482k)
Milvago chimachima
Juvenile Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima, german: Gelbkopfkarakara, french: Caracara à tête jaune). (887k)
Caracara cheriway
Northern Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway, german: Karibikkarakara, french: Caracara du Nord). (496k)

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