Chile - some coastal birding (part 3)

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4 years 3 months ago #86151 by nkgray
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Now for some coastal birds, waders and ducks.

American Oystercatcher


Like the Reed Cormorant the Neotropic Cormorant is just as at home well inland on lakes and rivers.....


....whereas like the Bank and Cape Cormorants, the Red-legged Cormorant is confined to rocky shorelines


Some waders, all in non-breeding plumage, the first possibly resident (or a winter visitor from the north) and the rest all winter visitors from further south in Chile ....

Ruddy Turnstone


Collared Plover


Two-banded Plover


Rufous-chested Plover (Dotterel)




Finally, some resident ducks

A pair of Chiloe Wigeon


A pair of Cinnamon Teal


Yellow-billed Pintail


The stiff-tailed ducks (Oxyura) are represented in Southern Africa by the Maccoa Duck, and in Chile by the high altitude Andean Duck and this, the Lake Duck - female, male and sleeping male showing the "stiff tail" well







A bit of an oddity, a parasitic species, the Black-headed Duck, this one a male



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4 years 3 months ago #86160 by Doug
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Really awesome stuff


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