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brown-banded antpitta        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Antpittas are curious long-legged, short-tailed furnariids that usually are restricted to dense cover and are very hard to see.   This individual is (sort of) an exception:   it (and several other species including the slate-crowned and slate-crowned antpittas) have been painstakingly tamed to come to offerings of earthworms.   I photographed it at Rio Blanco Lodge near Manizales, in the Central Andes of Colombia, but an aggressive chestnut-crowned antpitta kept chasing it away and I didn't get any good images.

  • Canon 7DII; 70-200 f4 mm IS lens + 1.4X extender, fill-in flash (2015)