This Andean furnarid inhabits high-elevation grasslands and páramo from Northern Colombia to Central Peru. The species is common in Los Nevados National Park in Colombia's Central Andes, this individual emerging at 13,000 feet while I was playing tape for the closely-related and similar-sounding White-chinned Thistletail. Most tropical photography is done at established feeder arrays, so it felt really good to capture this frame in-habitat and under more natural circumstances. The clear background is a páramo hillside on the other side of the wide valley where I was shooting.
Los Nevados National Park, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia, 7/5/19
Canon 600mm f/4 IS II + 1.4x III on EOS 1DX Mark II
1/800 at f/7.1, ISO 1600