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Indigo-crowned Quail-Dove

Yesterday afternoon Wilo went for a short walk behind our house. I had heard the Bicolored and Immaculate Antbirds singing. We are still very attentive, in case we get an army ant swarm again. But Wilo couldn’t find any ants. He “just” came back with the news that he had seen two Indigo-crowned Quail-Doves. Nice, another rare Chocó-endemic next to our house!! Apart from a French birder who spotted that bird in January on our trails for the first time, nobody had seen one.

Today I was just heading back from the station to our house when I spotted a Quail-Dove myself. Usually we have White-throated or Ruddy Quail Doves, but this one I identified as the Indigo-crowned immediately due to its distinct facial pattern. It walked on the trail before me and then flew off into the vegetation. When I came back with my binoculars I couldn’t find it again….

…but a few minutes later Wilo went to the station and spotted it again on the trail. He called me and this time, we could even take some photos. They’re not too good because it was quite foggy, but still…

This blog post was written by Nicole

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