North of Loja on the Cuenca road. Acanama Reserve.
High altitude forests.
Andes from SW Venezuela to W Bolivia in montane woodlands.
North Andean montane forests around 10,000 feet altitude.
This little flower is cultivated to small tree size in the town square at Saraguro.
Target bird seen here. Uncommon but widespread in N Andes and a real skulker. (Internet picture.)
Saraguro town square.
The people of Saraguro were originally resettled from Bolivia by the Incas and maintain traditional dress.
Shopping in the square.
Farewell to Saraguro.
South of Cuenca, the town of La Union is near the Yunguilla Reserve.
Reserved as habitat for the very endangered Pale-headed Brush-Finch.
A little rain and mud in the morning.