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CHOCO VIREO AT MASHPI RESERVE 

Roger Ahlman and Charlie had a successful twitch for a lifer recently bagging the Choco Vireo at our new favorite site, Mashpi Reserve 2 hours NW of Quito. This enigmatic new species avoided discovery by ornithologists until 1991 due to the remoteness and difficult field/climate conditions in W Colombia. 4 years ago it was found in Ecuador near the border and last month our friend Dusan Brinkhuizen found it closer to home! See report 

The Choco Vireo is considered an endangered species due to its restricted geographic and altitudinal range and intensified logging in the Colombian and Ecuadorian Choco. More species info on Birdlife Datazone Here is the Choco Vireo's vocalization I recorded. 

 

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