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sff los flamencos

  1. Collared Plover

    Collared Plover

    Widely distributed across central & South America but generally uncommon, small plover of beaches, coastal lagoons, lakeshores, gravel bars, and sandbars along rivers. This the only individual we saw on this trip gave good views as it fed along the shore of the main lagoon at SFF Los Flamencos...
  2. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Large, coastal tern - by far the most dominant tern numerically at this site. Many loafing on the shore/mudbanks while others commuting to the nearby ocean to feed. (Additional flight shots of this species as requested by Barney!)
  3. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    By far the most common tern species at this tidal, coastal site with many roosting on the part exposed mud with other smaller tern species and skimmers.
  4. Black Skimmer

    Black Skimmer

    Bizarre looking tern-like bird with oversized bill—lower mandible is much longer than upper mandible. Feeds by flying close to surface of water and dipping its lower mandible into the water "skimming" for small fish. There were over 100 of these roosting on a sand bank with many terns (mainly...
  5. Siberian Sand Plover

    Siberian Sand Plover

    This image has been discussed in this birdforum id thread: https://www.birdforum.net/threads/shorebird-n-colombia.447579/ It seems to be a first for Colombia and second for South America!
  6. Wilson's Plover

    Wilson's Plover

    I do not know which age group this one belongs to. Most likely subspecies beldingi (or possibly local rarity wilsonia).
  7. Yellow-billed Tern

    Yellow-billed Tern

    This is a first year bird based on the bill having black tip and black saddle near the base of the culmen. It is not a Least tern because the primaries have a broad black area on the upperside and the carpal bar is smaller than what would be expected in a similar age Least Tern.
  8. Spot-breasted Woodpecker

    Spot-breasted Woodpecker

    I realize this is not the greatest photo in the world, though I do like the effect. I did not quite have the correct settings for a bird in flight. However, I also noticed that there is no other image in flight of this species in the gallery.
  9. American Oystercatcher P1270907.jpg

    American Oystercatcher P1270907.jpg