Photographed just up the road from Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Ecuador. We spend several nights at this great lodge on our Andes Introtour, Northwest Ecuador tour, and Ecuador Photo Journey. Photo by Nick Athanas
A very scarce species found locally from southern Mexico to Peru. It seems to have a close association with bamboo.
Blue seedeater, Amauro-spiza concolor aequa-torialis, a cardinal : Pichincha province, EC: @ Nick Athanas
Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) - a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family. Its colourful golden crest feathers gives rise to its English and scientific names, and possibly to it being called the "king of the birds" in European folklore.