Sunday, December 16, 2007

Lower parts of the Chiguata basin 11.12.07

Burrowing Owl from the drier parts just after entering the Chiguata basin.

Andean Tit-Spinetail in the drier parts of the basin. I have only seen this species below 2900 m. Andean Tit-Spintail can be confused with Streaked Tit-Spinetail. Note the streaks at the breast.

Dark-winged Canastero sitting at the nest.

Canyon Canastero habitat before entering the Chiguata basin. I saw the Canyon Canastero here 11.12.07. I have also seen it at higher altitude. some years ago.

Canyon Canastero from the Arequipa - Juliaca road (above Yura) 16.12.07. Note the reddish tail, wings and back.

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