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  1. Inca Tern.jpg

    Inca Tern.jpg

    Inca Tern (Larosterna inca)
  2. Olivaceous Thornbill (Chalcostigma olivaceum)

    Olivaceous Thornbill (Chalcostigma olivaceum)

    Found in the central Andes of Peru, more than 14,000 feet above sea level.
  3. Peruvian Booby

    Peruvian Booby

    Peruvian Booby (Sula variegata)
  4. Great Inca-finch

    Great Inca-finch

    One of the five species of Inca-finches, all endemic to Peru
  5. Inca Terns

    Inca Terns

    Inca Terns (Larosterna inca)
  6. Andean Gull (nonbreeding adult)

    Andean Gull (nonbreeding adult)

    Andean Gull (Chroicocephalus serranus) Nonbreeding adult.
  7. Belcher's Gull (2nd yr bird)

    Belcher's Gull (2nd yr bird)

    Belchers Gull (Larus belcheri) 2nd yr bird.
  8. Great Grebe (mom and offspring)

    Great Grebe (mom and offspring)

    Great Grebe (Podiceps major major) Mom and offspring.
  9. Vermilion Flycatcher

    Vermilion Flycatcher

    Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus obscurus) Dark brown or chocolate morph.
  10. Black-necked Stilt

    Black-necked Stilt

    Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus subsp. mexicanus)
  11. Whimbrels

    Whimbrels

    Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus)
  12. Torrent Ducks

    Torrent Ducks

    Torrent Ducks (Merganetta armata subsp. leucogenis) Male and female.
  13. Ruddy Turnstone

    Ruddy Turnstone

    Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres subsp. morinella) Sexes similar.
  14. Puna Ibis

    Puna Ibis

    Puna Ibis (Plegadis ridgwayi)
  15. Belcher's Gull (adult)

    Belcher's Gull (adult)

    Belchers Gull (Larus belcheri) Adult.
  16. Grasshopper-Hunting Wasp

    Grasshopper-Hunting Wasp

    Grasshopper-Hunting Wasp (Prionyx cf. thomae: Sphecidae) About 2.0-2.5 cm ( -0.80-1.0 in) long. One of the thread-waisted wasps. Leeward side of Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay, Lima, Per. Xeric hills with scattered shrubs and stands of columnar cactus (Haagecereus lachayensis) at ca. 355 m...
  17. Short-tailed Field Tyrant

    Short-tailed Field Tyrant

    Short-tailed Field Tyrant (Muscigralla brevicauda) Sexes similar. Leeward side of Reserva National Lomas de Lachay, Huaura Department, Lima Region, Per. Dry hills of Lachay (Dec-May) ca. 355 m (1,165 ft) elevation.
  18. Victim of Medusa

    Victim of Medusa

    Victim of Medusa. You were warned but you just had to look. Leeward side of Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay, Lima, Per. Xeric hills with scattered shrubs and stands of columnar cactus (Haagecereus lachayensis) at ca. 355 m (1,165 ft) elevation.
  19. Collared-Warbling Finch (female)

    Collared-Warbling Finch (female)

    Collared Warbling Finch (Poospiza hispaniolensis) Female, species sexually dimorphic. Leeward side of Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay, Lima, Per. Xeric hills with scattered shrubs and stands of columnar cactus (Haagecereus lachayensis) at ca. 355 m (1,165 ft) elevation.
  20. Collared Warbling-Finch (male)

    Collared Warbling-Finch (male)

    Collared Warbling Finch (Poospiza hispaniolensis) Male, species sexually dimorphic. Leeward side of Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay, Lima, Per. Xeric hills with scattered shrubs and stands of columnar cactus (Haagecereus lachayensis) at ca. 355 m (1,165 ft) elevation.
  21. Dog Nettle

    Dog Nettle

    Dog Nettle (Nasa urens: Loasaceae) Leeward side of Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay, Lima, Per. Xeric hills with scattered shrubs and stands of columnar cactus (Haagecereus lachayensis) at ca. 355 m (1,165 ft) elevation.
  22. Cinnamon Teal

    Cinnamon Teal

    Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera subsp. orinoma) Two males and one female. Los Pantanos de Villa Refuge, Chorrillos, Lima, Per. Just inland from the Pacific Ocean, sea level. Fresh water marsh dominated by emergent vegetation.
  23. Great Grebe

    Great Grebe

    Great Grebe (Podiceps major) Mom and one of her half grown youngsters. Fresh-water lagoon just inland from the Pacific Ocean. Los Pantanos de Villa, Lima, Per.
  24. Great Inca Finch

    Great Inca Finch

    Great Inca Finch (Incaspiza pulchra) Sexes similar. Santa Eulalia Canyon east of Chosica, Lima, Peru. The road stays parallel with Ro Santa Eulalia, a major tributary of Ro Rimac. Dry scrub and steep canyon walls at ca. 2,400 m (7,874 ft) elevation.
  25. Snowy Plover (non-breeding)

    Snowy Plover (non-breeding)

    Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus subsp. occidentalis) Adult non-breeding. Salinas-Santa Rosa, Laguna Paraiso, Lima, Per. Salt flats along the margin of Laguna Paraiso, sea level.
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