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Range DescriptionCistothorus apolinari is found locally in the East Andes of Colombia (Boyacá and Cundinamarca). Current strongholds are at Laguna de Tota (Boyacá) and Laguna de Fúquene (Cundinamarca) - the population in each probably exceeding 50 pairs - and several populations of up to 20 pairs are present in the remnant wetlands around Bogotá(F. G. Stiles in litt. 1999). It has been extirpated from at least two sites since 1950, and numbers have fallen at several formerly important sites.