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Tawny antpitta        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Tawny antpittas are large, high-elevation birds that are much more willing to emerge into open areas than most antpittas.   This one was photographed in very dense fog (not unusual in paramo) at about 4000 m Los Nevados National Park in the Central Andes of Colombia, near Manizales. It shares its habitat with the striking buffy helmetcrest.

  • Canon 7DII; 800 mm IS lens, fill-in flash (2015)