On the very last day of this month I was in Columbia, at the famed birding lodge Ej Dorado in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a high mountain range, up to 5700 metres overlooking the Caribbean Sea. My main target up here was the White-tipped Quetzal, a spectacular bird only found here and on the adjacent Caribbean slopes of neighbouring Venezuela. I got lucky withing the first hour, a magnificent male sat nicely in a tree by the forest trail. What a bird.
I could post one of the endemic species from Feb.1st in Columbia but I choose instead this Black-capped Tanager from El Dorado Eco Lodge. It was a lifer for me and the photograph shows off its ocellated, slightly irridescent green throat and breast feathers on an otherwise blue bird with a black cap.