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We are just back from fieldwork in the small campesino town of San Lorenzo where we completed our fourth year of mist-netting and mark-recapture within a 3.5ha forest fragment. Despite being extremely isolated and completely surrounded by pasture, this fragment holds a surprising diversity of cloud forest bird species. We were extremely excited to capture a rare species endemic to this region: Lulu’s Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus luluae). This species is listed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List and lives primarily in shrubby areas in chakras and poor soil habitats.

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Lulu’s Tody-Tyrant
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The campesino community of San Lorenzo with the forest fragment in the foreground.