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We are Birders - We are Leica

We are Birders - We are Leica

2013.07.08 19:36:49
Grey-breasted Seedsnipe (Thinocorus orbignyianus), Antofagasta, Chile



Masterfully blending with its grassy surroundings, a Grey-breasted Seedsnipe, Thinocorus orbignyianus, moves shyly around its habitat, a high-altitude bog in the Andean plateau of Antofagasta, Chile, keeping a low profile and counting on its superb camouflage to avoid potential predators like foxes or birds of prey. Belonging to a South American family of only four species, seedsnipes are the ultimate masters of camouflage and will go completely unadverted unless they move.


Confundiéndose magistralmente con el pasto a su alrededor, una Perdicita Cojón, Thinocorus orbignyianus, se mueve tímidamente por su habitat, un bofedal altoandino en el altiplano de Antofagasta, Chile, manteniendo un bajo perfil y confiando en su perfecto mimetismo para evitar potenciales predadores como zorros o aves rapaces. Perteneciente a una familia sudamericana de sólo cuatro especies, las perdicitas son maestros definitivos del camuflaje y pasan completamente inadvertidas a menos que se muevan.


Rodrigo Tapia J. - Ornithologist / Tour Leader, Far South Expeditions

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