The Yariguies were an indigenous Colombian tribe that gave their name to a mountainous area they once inhabited in the Andean cloud forest. It has been said that they committed mass suicide instead of submitting to Spanish colonial rule.
The region also provided the name for a newly discovered multi-colored bird. The fist-sized yellow and black Yariguies Brush-finch, topped with an orange plume, was found by a Colombian-English Fundacion ProAves team high atop the country's eastern Andean range in Santander province.
The indigenous nation of the Yariguies was located in an extensive forested area of the Magdalena River Valley, in the western portion of the current department of Santander in Colombia.
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