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Colombia – plata o plomo?

It’s been some six weeks since I returned from Colombia, and it’s safe to say that I’m already planning my return there. There are hummingbirds aplenty to lure me back, the small matter of a hawkmoth new to science, but … Continue reading

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Colombian hummingbirds – part 2

The second stage of my recent first visit to Colombia took me to the Santa Marta mountains in the north-east of the country. These mountains are high, remote, and ancient – surely happy hunting grounds for fans of endemic species … Continue reading

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Colombian hummingbirds – part 1

My recent trip to┬áColombia was made, principally, in order to spend some time in the isolated Santa Marta mountains in the north-east of the country. These ancient mountains – much, much older than the Andes – have stood alone on … Continue reading

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Of hummingbirds and Pablo Escobar’s hippos

If a long section of the road that runs through the Colombian department of La Guajira from Santa Marta to Riohacha looks a little like a runway, then that’s because this is exactly what it was not so very long … Continue reading

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