Typical bogs formation in the high Andes. Photo: Alfredo Begazo.
Bogs are areas in the high Andes of poorly drained soils that contain water almost constantly, even during long droughts in the regions where they occur. Soils usually contain a layer of organic material called peat. A few Andean birds are strongly associated with this habitat and their geographic distributions are largely mirrored to the occurrence of bogs.
Close up of bog formation in Marcapomacocha- Lima. Photo: Alfredo Begazo.
Bogs near Abra Malaga- Cuzco. Photo: Nestor Ccacya.
See more Neotropical bird habitats.
- Neotropical Birds: Ecology and Conservation. Stotz Douglas F., Fitzpatrick John W., Parker Theodore A. III, and Moskovits Debra K. University of Chicago Press, 1996.