Chile - 100 species now seen

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Public holiday here in Chile today, so went with colleagues to the golf course at Maria Pinto, a 65km drive west of Santiago, and the place where I did my first Chile birding just over 2 months ago.

I had a good day, adding 4 lifers - Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant, Pied-billed Grebe (taking my Chile/Peru list to 100), and then 2 more in Spot-flanked Gallinule and South American (Magellanic) Snipe. I also managed a better photo (but still not quite crisp enough) of the Fire-eyed Diucon and my first photos of the common Chilean hummingbird, the Green-backed Firecrown.

This might well be my last South American birding for a while as the weather next weekend is supposedly going to be miserable, and the following weekend I arrive back in SA for a month's break.

Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant - this family fills the niche of the African chats

Fire-eyed Diucon - a 21cm flycatcher; not a great shot, but at least you can see the red eye much better in this shot

Again, not a great shot, but good enough to identify the Pied-billed Grebe - in non-breeding plumage, so no pied bill

Spot-flanked Gallinule

Green-backed Firecrown - no "firecrown" as this is the female

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