I love Latin America and its beautiful, lush forests! The one thing that separates them from the other parts of the world is the wide range of colorful and endemic bird species that inhabit them! You must know that after seeing my pictures from Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru & Brazil Atlantic forests by now.

The best part of being a full-time bird photographer is the opportunity to visit these lesser-known locations, explore them, and work with locals to bring out what one wouldn't see normally. I visited Colombia the first time in the year 2017 and fell in love with the birds and the local hospitality the country has to offer.

Colombia is known to be the country with the highest number of bird species in the world and for many reasons has grabbed the headlines in the bird world in recent years. Colombia’s bird list is nearing a staggering 2000 species, and in recent years eco-tourism has really started to flourish – it is primed to become the newest bird photography craze.

At the same time, there has been a steady growth in Colombian ornithology and the establishment of many private nature reserves to complement the public ones, all making locating many of the special birds more practical.

I have assembled 40 of my captures from Colombia for you. Enjoy and let me know what you think! All photos were taken with my trusted Canon 1Dx Mark ii and 600 mm lens. You can email me at info@supreetsahoo.com for any questions. Stay safe!

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Collared Inca

Collared Inca

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Evgeniya Khon
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2 months ago

Wow ! never knew humming birds come in black and white too

#2

Black-Capped Tanager

Black-Capped Tanager

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Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
2 months ago

That pallet of blue is just eye pleasing

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#3

Bearded Helmetcrest

Bearded Helmetcrest

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Kylie Stovall
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2 months ago

i love that 1

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#4

Green-Tailed Trainbearer

Green-Tailed Trainbearer

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Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
2 months ago

Look at that green

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#5

Golden-Bellied Starfrontlet

Golden-Bellied Starfrontlet

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Kylie Stovall
Community Member
2 months ago

pretty name

#6

Rainbow-Bearded Thornbill (Female)

Rainbow-Bearded Thornbill (Female)

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CR Harvey
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow! What does a male look like?

#7

Yellow-Breasted Brushfinch

Yellow-Breasted Brushfinch

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#8

Green Honeycreeper

Green Honeycreeper

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#9

Andean Cock-Of-The-Rock

Andean Cock-Of-The-Rock

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#10

Multicolored Tanager

Multicolored Tanager

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Kylie Stovall
Community Member
2 months ago

cute if that was a tamed bird i would keep it

#11

Stout-Billed Cinclodes

Stout-Billed Cinclodes

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Kylie Stovall
Community Member
2 months ago

is it a baby or is it sleep flying

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#12

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

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Gorge Bustos
Community Member
2 months ago

Carpintero muy visto en nuestras veredas ayudemos a cuidar fauna y flora

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#13

Great Sapphire-Wing

Great Sapphire-Wing

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CR Harvey
Community Member
2 months ago

Lovely, lovely.

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#14

Silver-Beaked Tanager

Silver-Beaked Tanager

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#15

Brown-Violetear

Brown-Violetear

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Estrellita Delosrios Arrieta
Community Member
4 weeks ago

You´r awsome.

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#16

Red-Ruffed Fruit-Crow

Red-Ruffed Fruit-Crow

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Kylie Stovall
Community Member
2 months ago

awwww so cute i want it

#17

Chestnut Crowned Antpitta

Chestnut Crowned Antpitta

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Estrellita Delosrios Arrieta
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Las fotogrfías, las mejores que he visto en mi vida. Chapeau.

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#18

Masked Flowerpiercer

Masked Flowerpiercer

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#19

Rufous-Collared Sparrow (R) & Bronzed Cowbird (L)

Rufous-Collared Sparrow (R) & Bronzed Cowbird (L)

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Kylie Stovall
Community Member
2 months ago

is the big 1 a baby cuz some baby birds are big,or atlest a juvinial

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#20

Crowned Woodnymph

Crowned Woodnymph

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#21

Rufous-Browed Conebill

Rufous-Browed Conebill

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Kylie Stovall
Community Member
2 months ago

so simple but somehow catches my eye

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#22

Shining Sunbeam

Shining Sunbeam

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Kylie Stovall
Community Member
2 months ago

i wish those were in TN

#23

Black-Billed Mountain Toucan

Black-Billed Mountain Toucan

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Kylie Stovall
Community Member
2 months ago

is it small or just far away ?????????

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#24

Saffron Crowned Tanager

Saffron Crowned Tanager

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Estrellita Delosrios Arrieta
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4 weeks ago

Great artist, great camera, great eye. Beautiful bird. Composition. Whoao.

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#25

Toucan Barbet

Toucan Barbet

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Estrellita Delosrios Arrieta
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Pls, repeat what you said, pls.

#26

Long-Tailed Sylph

Long-Tailed Sylph

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CR Harvey
Community Member
2 months ago

Sleepyhead.

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#27

Buff-Breasted Tanager

Buff-Breasted Tanager

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CR Harvey
Community Member
2 months ago

Gorgeous!

#28

Sword-Billed Hummingbird

Sword-Billed Hummingbird

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Hunter Bradley
Community Member
2 months ago

any one else think that the bill looks like a rapier sword

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#29

Blue-Capped Tanager

Blue-Capped Tanager

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#30

Lacrimose-Mountain Tanager

Lacrimose-Mountain Tanager

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Kylie Stovall
Community Member
2 months ago

splended

#31

Red-Headed Barbet

Red-Headed Barbet

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chachkimooch
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2 months ago (edited)

He does NOT look happy about the rain!

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#32

Orange-Bellied Euphonia

Orange-Bellied Euphonia

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#33

Empress Brilliant

Empress Brilliant

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CR Harvey
Community Member
2 months ago

Green Arrow!

#34

White-Tailed Hillstar

White-Tailed Hillstar

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#35

Golden-Naped Tanager

Golden-Naped Tanager

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#36

Red-Headed Barbet (Female)

Red-Headed Barbet (Female)

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#37

Streaked Saltator

Streaked Saltator

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CR Harvey
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautifully plain.

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#38

Summer Tanager (Female)

Summer Tanager (Female)

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Terd Fergison
Community Member
2 months ago

Tweety, is that you?

#39

Blue-Capped Tanager

Blue-Capped Tanager

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