Birds & Birding in South America

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Buller's Albatross, Thalassarche bulleri  Board an imaginary ship bound for offshore waters and take a peek into the often overlooked world of pelagic seabirds...big rewards await for those willing to venture in the uncharted territory of pelagic birding!!  Read our new article: Pelagic Birding in Chile - http://bit.ly/S9wPuA  #Pelagic   #Birding   #Chile

Buller's Albatross, Thalassarche bulleri Board an imaginary ship bound for offshore waters and take a peek into the often overlooked world of pelagic seabirds...big rewards await for those willing to venture in the uncharted territory of pelagic birding!! Read our new article: Pelagic Birding in Chile - http://bit.ly/S9wPuA #Pelagic #Birding #Chile

Birding in Easter Island • The Kena or Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) still nests on the islets south of the crater Rano Kau, Rapa Nui. © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

Birding in Easter Island • The Kena or Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) still nests on the islets south of the crater Rano Kau, Rapa Nui. © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

What a beauty!!! Inca Tern (Larosterna inca), a stunning seabird, endemic of the Humboldt Current and occurring just along the coasts of Chile & Peru © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions. #Birding #Chile #Peru #NaturePhotography

What a beauty!!! Inca Tern (Larosterna inca), a stunning seabird, endemic of the Humboldt Current and occurring just along the coasts of Chile & Peru © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions. #Birding #Chile #Peru #NaturePhotography

Picaflor de Juan Fernández | Juan Fernandez Firecrown | Sephanoides fernandensis *male #Endemic, one of the world´s most threatened birds ‪#RobinsonCrusoeIsland‬ An Island of Castaway Natural Treasures © Enrique Couve, Far South Expeditions

Picaflor de Juan Fernández | Juan Fernandez Firecrown | Sephanoides fernandensis *male #Endemic, one of the world´s most threatened birds ‪#RobinsonCrusoeIsland‬ An Island of Castaway Natural Treasures © Enrique Couve, Far South Expeditions

Salvin's Albatross, Thalassarche salvini, off Valparaiso, Chile - March 2015

Salvin’s Albatross, a long-distance visitor to Chilean waters

Salvin's Albatross, Thalassarche salvini, off Valparaiso, Chile - March 2015

Looking for seeds in a grassy alpine slope in Sierra Baguales in the Patagonian Chilean Andes, a Yellow-bridled Finch Melanodera xanthogramma moves among clumps of grass and other short vegetation. An attractively patterned finch of high elevations, it is found in central and austral Andes above the tree line, often feeding close to streams or springs.   Read blog entry: http://bit.ly/1k2606w  #Birding   #Chile   #Patagonia

Looking for seeds in a grassy alpine slope in Sierra Baguales in the Patagonian Chilean Andes, a Yellow-bridled Finch Melanodera xanthogramma moves among clumps of grass and other short vegetation. An attractively patterned finch of high elevations, it is found in central and austral Andes above the tree line, often feeding close to streams or springs. Read blog entry: http://bit.ly/1k2606w #Birding #Chile #Patagonia

Perched on a fence post, a male Long-tailed Meadowlark, Sturnella loyca guards over his territory in a Patagonian grassland near Punta Arenas in Magallanes, Chile. The vivid red colour of the male’s chest is one of the striking notes of Spring in most of the country, and their song is a well-known voice in the songbird assemblage in open habitats.  Read blog entry: http://bit.ly/RP3LYU  #Birding #Chile #Patagonia

Perched on a fence post, a male Long-tailed Meadowlark, Sturnella loyca guards over his territory in a Patagonian grassland near Punta Arenas in Magallanes, Chile. The vivid red colour of the male’s chest is one of the striking notes of Spring in most of the country, and their song is a well-known voice in the songbird assemblage in open habitats. Read blog entry: http://bit.ly/RP3LYU #Birding #Chile #Patagonia

Stealthily moving among the vegetation in the bank of a stream in Torres del Paine national park in Chilean Patagonia, a Plumbeous Rail, Pardirallus sanguinolentus looks for invertebrate prey in the ground. This colourful rail spends most of the time deep into the shelter of aquatic vegetation from where it utters a loud whistling call, but sometimes walks right out in the open for brief periods of time. Photo© Rodrigo Tapia, Far South Expeditions  Read blog entry: http://bit.ly/1gbrwWu

Stealthily moving among the vegetation in the bank of a stream in Torres del Paine national park in Chilean Patagonia, a Plumbeous Rail, Pardirallus sanguinolentus looks for invertebrate prey in the ground. This colourful rail spends most of the time deep into the shelter of aquatic vegetation from where it utters a loud whistling call, but sometimes walks right out in the open for brief periods of time. Photo© Rodrigo Tapia, Far South Expeditions Read blog entry: http://bit.ly/1gbrwWu

Peeking into the outer world from the protection of its swampy home, a juvenile Many-coloured Rush Tyrant, Tachuris rubrigastra briefly explores the surroundings before disappearing back into the safety of the reed bed and parental care in a river in Chiloe Island in Lake District, Chile. A tiny and colourful tyrant flycatcher of wetlands, it is always a lovely spectacle to watch it moving and hunting among the vegetation.   http://bit.ly/1hGbe32  #birding #Chile #wildlifephotography

Peeking into the outer world from the protection of its swampy home, a juvenile Many-coloured Rush Tyrant, Tachuris rubrigastra briefly explores the surroundings before disappearing back into the safety of the reed bed and parental care in a river in Chiloe Island in Lake District, Chile. A tiny and colourful tyrant flycatcher of wetlands, it is always a lovely spectacle to watch it moving and hunting among the vegetation. http://bit.ly/1hGbe32 #birding #Chile #wildlifephotography

Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris) Showing its iridiscent chest in the sun, a Groove-billed Ani, Crotophaga sulcirostris looks for invertebrates in the grass near some grazing cattle in the Lluta River valley, Arica, Northern Chile. Placed in family Cuculidae, anis are massive-billed, dark cuckoos of open environments that are often found near livestock, as they prey upon insects flushed by the cattle.   Photo © Rodrigo Tapia, Far South Expeditions | #Birding   #Chile…

Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris) Showing its iridiscent chest in the sun, a Groove-billed Ani, Crotophaga sulcirostris looks for invertebrates in the grass near some grazing cattle in the Lluta River valley, Arica, Northern Chile. Placed in family Cuculidae, anis are massive-billed, dark cuckoos of open environments that are often found near livestock, as they prey upon insects flushed by the cattle. Photo © Rodrigo Tapia, Far South Expeditions | #Birding #Chile…

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