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This species is found in South America and has been found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador , Bolivia and Peru.  It is a beautiful little bird found deep in the forest of the Andean Mountains.
We walked about three miles at the top of the Andean Ridge between Quito and Mindo.  The altitude was about ten thousand feet so the travelling was a bit of a challenge with camera gear and all.
We were so thrilled to see this little bird as they are rarely seen and one of the most sought after species to see when birding in South America !!
We just returned from Ecuador and were blessed to see such beautiful scenery, birds and the people were most gracious and truly wonderful to meet and to learn a little of their culture.

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