The Chucao Tapaculo (Scelorchilus rubecula) is a species of bird in the Rhinocryptidae family. It is found in Argentina and Chile, including Magallanes. The diet of the Chucao Tapaculo is dominated by invertebrates and fruits.
Chilean Woodstar: This bird is the smallest in Chile and is part of the hummingbird family. It measures only about three inches long, with half an inch of this being their beak. This tiny bird is classified as endangered, due to habitat loss and competition with other rival species. However, a lot is being done to try to save the bird, such as restoring their habitat, monitoring their competition and reintroducing them into other areas.
Magellanic woodpecker - The bright red crest of the male is an obvious feature, absent in the female, which identifies this species in its home range, from the Chilean Andes into Argentina. The loud double knock of the bird feeding is also distinctive. This bird was collected by R Crayshaw. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter
The Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) is a medium-sized bird of the Americas. Its closest relatives are the Chilean Pigeon and the Ring-tailed Pigeon, which form a clade of Patagioenas with a terminal tail band and iridescent plumage on their necks. It ranges from British Columbia, Utah, and Colorado south in higher elevations through Mexico and Central America to northern Argentina.
Chilean Birds in the Poems of Pablo Neruda
The week in wildlife – in pictures
Week in wildlife: Robinson Crusoe Firecrown perched on a branch on Robinson Crusoe Island