A new species of hummingbird has been discovered in Columbia!  The Gorgeted Puffleg Eriocnemis isabellae is already considered endangered, mostly because of slash-and-burn coca farmers displaced by the U.S. sponsored coca eradication efforts in other parts of Columbia.  For more information about hummingbirds in Columbia (the birdiest country in the world) visit the Columbian Hummingbird Conservancy.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.