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While walking through a mountainous forested area beside a river, this little bird followed me for a long while, checking me out and jumping around from tree to tree, branch to branch, always keeping me in sight. The Collared Whitestart or Collared Redstart (Myioborus torquatus) is a tropical New World warbler endemic to the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama. Like other members of Myioborus, it is often called a "whitestart" rather than a "redstart".
Alpine forest beside a river in the Valley of the Quetzals, San Gerardo do Dota. The Collared Whitestart is common at heights between 1500 m and the timberline in mossy mountain forests, ravines, second growth, and adjacent pastures.
Spotted on Oct 16, 2013
Submitted on Nov 17, 2013
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