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Silver-cheeked and Unique: Santa Marta Brush-Finch


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Santa-Marta-Brush-Finch1_Jeff-Maw.jpgThe Santa Marta Brush-Finch is only found in the isolated Santa Marta mountain range of northern Colombia, the highest coastal mountain range in the world. This range, isolated from the Andes, is also one of the most endemic-rich regions of South America, with nearly 50 endemic bird species. Although smaller than the state of Connecticut, the Santa Marta range contains more than 630 resident bird species-more than the continental United States!

 

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