Day 12 – In the Cloud Forest

Today the day was dedicated to the flora and fauna of the middle altitudes of Ecuador (about 1000-2500m). Equipped with rubber boots to spite the pouring rain, we ventured through the cloud forest near Baños. We were impressed by the variety of plants and animals. In hardly any other country you can find such a high biodiversity per unit area as in Ecuador.

Flying gems. Hummingbirds (family Trochilidae) are one of the most fascinating bird groups of the New World. In Ecuador they are particularly rich in species and shapes.

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