BirdLife: The Magazine Apr-Jun 2018 - Page 56

meet the partner Four incredible Colombian endemics Multicolored Tanager Chlorochrysa nitidissima The scientific name of this colourful passerine, ‘nitidissima’, means ‘very bright’, referring to the splendour of its plumage. Endemic to the wet mountains of Colombia, it is threatened by habitat loss. Chestnut Wood-quail Odontophorus hyperythrus This Near Threatened wood- quail inhabits the evergreen forests of the West and Central Andes, although it can also be found in coffee plantations with shade trees. It’s becoming increasingly rare as a result of habitat loss and agricultural expansion. Blossomcrown Anthocephala floriceps Marijuana and coca plantations are replacing this hummingbird’s home in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Northern Colombia, where 27% of the country’s endemic species are found. The species is listed as Vulnerable as it is known from few locations within a small range of habitat. Brown-breasted Parakeet Pyrrhura calliptera This high-altitude parrot inhabits the forest edges and shrubs of the eastern side of the Andean Mountains. Even though it lives in a range of remote altitudes between 1700 m and 3400 m, its population is decreasing as the destruction of its forest habitat increases. 56 Calidris promotes participatory science, linking citizens in monitoring programs Photo Calidris Mining is another huge environmental threat. Illegal gold mining has become widespread, which results in water pollution due to mercury getting released into the environment, especially in conflict zones such as Chocó, Antioquia and even parts of the Amazon rainforest. As people who were displaced by the conflict return home, new challenges are expected to arise, too. They need sources of income and they need sustenance – bush meat could then become a problem if alternatives are not provided soon. But this movement of people is an opportunity for Calidris to expand ѡ)Սѥݽɬѕɹѥٕ́)́Ѽхɽ́ѡЁɔ)٥ɽхх+qȀԁ啅̰ݽɭݥѠ́́)ٕ䁥хЁЁ ɥϊdݽɬtͅ)Mɕ踃q]eЁ݅ЁѼͅՅɐ)̰Ёݔͼ݅Ёչѥ)Ѽхͽɍѡɽ՝)ɐ͕مѥt)Q́ɽ耣qI]ϊt͠)ɽЁ́ɕЁᅵѡȁɅѥٔ)ɽLЁͻeЁ䁱Ёɐ)͕مѥЁ́ͼɅ͙ɵѡ)ٕ́ѡݡݽɬɥ̸Uѥ)ѡɝɥɽՍѥ )eЁи ͕ͥЁѽ́Ս)ѡɕ͕ɑ́ѡȁ́)ѡ͔ѥ̰ ɥٕ́́)ѥѥѕȁѡɽՍ̰ݡ)́ѡ͔չѥ͕́ѡȁɽՍ)ЁɔѥѥٔɥȁѡЁ)́Ս́]є]ѱՍ)ɽ坹٥Յфeܵ Ս) ́ɥ́ȁMѡɸ1ݥ)Ý̸ͥ)Q́ɽЁͻeЁѡ䁽ݥѠ)ѡ́ɥձɔ ɥ́ͼٕ)ѕ٥ѼɅ́ɵ́Ѽ)ٕɐɥ䁅ѕɹѥٕ́Ѽѱ)Ʌͥɽݥѡ̸) 役ɥձɔѡȁݽɬݥѠ͡ɕɑ)ѽɥʹ́Ё́ɥQ)Ѽѡȁѕͥٔѽɥݽɬѥ)ɭ́ٔɕѡȁɥ)ɕ͕ɍ́Ѽٕ͕مѥ)ѥ́ȁمɥ́́ɽ́ѡ)չ丁 éɽٕ́ݕѱ)ɔݥѕɥɽչ́ȁ́Ս)MѕMȁ ɥ́ͥ)Mеݥэȁ1ɽ́ɥ̸͕) ɥ́ݽɭ́ͥ́Ѽɽ٥ѡ)ݥѠѡѽ́ѡ䁹Ѽѥ䁉ɑ́)ѡɕєѽɥʹչѥ̰ݡ)ٽٕ́ЁɅٕѡ՝չ)́ѡЁչѡչ)Q䁥ӊéɔхЁѡٕȁѼ)ѥՔѼݽɬݥѠ́ѡݡ)չхѡمՔѡ)٥ɽЁѡ䁅ɽѕѕȁѡ)Ёݥѕȁ٥٥)ѡչéЁɅɥ̰ѡɗe)չ䁙ȁѡݕЁȁѡ) ɑ1Ѽѡȁݽɬɔ)ѡ́Ʌѥٔɽ́Ѡѡ)́ѡݥѡЁ́ѡ)ɑȵո