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Bryan J. Smith / 208 items

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Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Phegornis mitchellii, 16.5 - 19 cm. / 6.5 - 7.5 in. NEAR THREATENED. Specialist of high Andean seeps and bogs. Very specific habitat needs not yet fully understood.

Sendero Las Cuevas, Lauca National Park, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile. ©bryanjsmith.

Tags:   Diademed Sandpiper-Plover Phegornis mitchellii Plovers and Lapwings Charadriidae Diademed Plover ©bryanjsmith

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Collared Plover, Charadrius collaris, 14 - 15 cm. / 5.5 - 6 in. UNCOMMON beside streams with sand and pebble islands or shores.

Lluta River Mouth, Arica, Arica Y Parinacota Region, Chile. ©bryanjsmith.

Tags:   Collared Plover Charadrius collaris Plovers and Lapwings Charadriidae Birds of Chile ©bryanjsmith

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(Chilean) Seaside Cinclodes, Cinclodes nigrofumosus, 27 cm. / 10.6 in. Strictly marine, never found away from coast, especially favors rocky coasts.

Quebrada Camarones, Arica Coast, Arica Y Parinacota Region, Chile. ©bryanjsmith.

Tags:   Seaside Cinclodes Cinclodes nigrofumosus Furnariidae Chilean Seaside Cinclodes Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers Birds of Chile ©bryanjsmith

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Peruvian Thick-knee, Burhinus superciliaris, 40 cm. / 16 in. Restricted to the northernmost valleys of Chile, the Lluta and Azapa. Nocturnal, roosting in fields with taller vegetation. One of my target birds!

Lluta River Mouth, Near Arica, Arica Y Parinacota Region, Chile. ©bryanjsmith

Tags:   Peruvian Thick-knee Burhinus superciliaris Thick-knees Burhinidae Birds of Chile

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Slender-billed Finch, Xenospingus concolor, 12 cm. / 5 in. VULNERABLE. Dense shrubbery in oasis valleys of Northern Chile, commonly found in shrubs adjacent to farmland and rural gardens.

Azapa Valley, Arica Y Parinacota Region, Chile. ©bryanjsmith.

Tags:   Slender-billed Finch Tanagers and Allies Thruapidae Xenospingus concolor Birds of Chile ©bryanjsmith


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