Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Andean Flamingo, Mejía Wetlands 16.11.08

Not a good picture but a great bird! The bird to the left is the Andean Flamingo. I observed the bird together with Ernesto Málaga. This is the first "published" record of this species from Mejía. According to Guannar Engblom there is another record from 1990. Anyway this is an extremely rare visitor to costal lagoons. The first record for Ite (Tacna) was also done November 2008.


Mel said...

It is a great picture!
Awesome record of a beautiful bird!

Tor Egil Høgsås said...

Yes, it’s really an interesting record. At least 27 years since the last appearance.