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Campylopterus phainopeplus


Female is said to have a strikingly pure white central breast and the largish white postocular is very much the stand-out feature.


This species is endemic to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It is occasionally seen in the ProAves El Dorado reserve but much more regular near the Hotel Minca in the town of Minca.


This is a monotypic species1.


Moist montanes, high-altitude grassland, and plantations.



  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Birdforum thread with note on id in post #56

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