Friday, January 25, 2008

Some Andean birds

Gray-breasted Seedsnpe, 24.01.08
Puna Plover, 06.01.08
Golden-spotted Ground-Dove, 24.01.68

All the birds seen above 4300 m along the Arequipa - Juliaca road.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Trip to Capachica, Lake Titicaca 20.01.08

Puna Yellow-Finch, along the road to Capachica
Bright-rumpet Yellow-Finches having a bath in the lake.
Andean Hillstar
Plain-breasted Earth-

Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Some common birds around Mejía

Peruvian Meadowlark male, 02.01.08
Shiny Cowbird male, 01.01.08. Now common along the southern coast!

Blue-black Grassquit male (showing albinism), 30.12.07

Chestnut-throated Seedeater male, 31.12.07

Mejía Wetlands 2

It is not usual to publish photos of passerines from the Sanctuary. Well, here you have some of the more common. I also added a photo of a seldom seen bird along the coast.
House Wren, quite common in the Sanctuary, 30.12.07.
Grassland Yellow-Finch, 30.12.07.
Yellowish Pipit, 02.01.08
Wren-like Rushbird, 30.12.07. Well, thats how you are going to see it!
Giant Coot, Tambo River (Boca del Rio), 30.12.07. Not common along the coast.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Mejía Wetlands

Peruvian Thick-Knee protecting a chick in the middle of the road, Sanctuary of Mejía 30.12.07.
Black-necked Stilt (subspecies melanurus) in the Sanctuary of Mejía 30.12.07.
Least Sandpiper 02.01.08

Little Blue Heron 02.01.08

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Some hummingbirds from Mejía, Arequipa

Purple-collared Woodstar,
Purple-collared Woodstar

Oasis Hummingbird,
male (imm) 01.01.08
Oasis Hummingbird,
female 29.12.07

Vermilion Flycatcher, Mejia 07/08

Mejía, Arequipa

A fantastic bird!

Female, below

Puna Snipe at 4500 m

Puna Snipe at 4500 m, 26.12.07