We left the Yellow House for the final time and made the two hour drive to Reserva Yanacocha where we would search for some localized high elevation cloud forest species. The first new birds we saw were the small Tyrain Metaltail and the stocky Shining Sunbeam visiting the very active hummingbird feders.
We walked around the well kept groups of the reserva and we found lots of interesting bird my favorite was definitly the Sword-billed Hummingbird! It is the only bird in the world that’s bill is longer than the rest of it’s body.
The non-hummingbird feeders were also productive as the attracted Andean Guan and Black-chested Mountain-Tanager.
After we had decided we had seen whst was coming to the feeders we moved on and made the long walk in the fog to the next feeding station. Where we saw Golden-breasted and…
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