Some short stops along the road north of the Sanctuary produced several good photo opportunities 16.11. Black-crowned Night-Heron blowing in the wind
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
It is possible to see three Coots and one Moorhen in Mejía. I have earlier posted a photo of the rarely seen Giant Coot from Mejía (January 2008).
Red-fronted Coot is a scares bird in the Sanctuary. Only 30 birds are present here (and in Peru). It is possible to confuse this bird with Andean Coots shoving a red front shield. But Red-fronted Coot has a more flat front shield and more white at the tail than the Andean Coot. It is also smaller than this species. The colour of the bill and the upperparts also distinguishes Red-fronted Coot from Common Moorhen.
Slender-billed Finch, common but not always easy to see.