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Chiapan Mystery Bird: The Azure-rumped Tanager (Tangara cabanasi) is endemic to a very small area in Chiapas, Mexico and adjacent Guatemala. It is one of the rarest birds of Mexico and Central America, and until recently one of the least known. These are the first close-up photos of the bird.

This article first appeared in the April 1989 issue of Birder's World magazine.

Birds of Latin America: A general, nontechnical article. First appeared in Latin American Travel Advisor.
Quetzal Dreams: Under the spell of the sacred bird of the Mayans and the Aztecs.
Painted Buntings: The most colorful US bird. First appeared in Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine.
Rain Forests and Cloud Forests:  See this online book for photos of Scarlet Macaws in Costa Rica, Quetzals from Mexico and Central America, the Zigzag Heron from Ecuador, and several other species.
Giant Raptors of Ecuador:  Some of the largest and most powerful birds of prey live in Ecuador.