Fourteen new additions to the list of birds of Quindío department, Colombia

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Recent records of bird species in the Colombian Andes have shown that this region is not as well known as was previously believed. We compiled data from a major collection of Colombian birds and from our recent field observations to complement the bird species list of Quindío department. We report the addition of 14 species to Quindío’s checklist and data of museum vouchers for 12 species reported only from field observations. The majority of additions were from localities below 1,900 m above sea level, a zone that has been highly transformed by human activities. Our dataset, and other information, raised the number of bird species in Quindío to 560. This information must be considered in decisions about the land use in this region of the Colombian Andes.

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Arbeláez-Cortés, E., Garzónz, J. I., Sierra, M. del S., Forero, F., Cardona-Camacho, P. J., Bayer, A., … Marín-Gómez, O. H. (2015). Fourteen new additions to the list of birds of Quindío department, Colombia. Check List, 11(6). https://doi.org/10.15560/11.6.1786

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