Austral Thrush, Turdus falcklandii
Some Chilean common names of birds are familiar to us in the US and the Yucatan Peninsula such as harrier, pipit, meadowlark, ibis, goose, and sparrow. Of course plumage colors vary; others are the same. Sometimes the common names are not the same genus such as the meadowlark in South America is Leistes but Sturnella for the Eastern Meadowlark in the US and Yucatan.
But what struck me as wonderfully different were the names varying from cinclodes to earthcreeper. Those fascinating names I discovered in a guide book before my trip and I never expected to see them nor photograph them. But I did, so check them out.
By the way, “austral” implies southern or Southern Hemisphere.
Delight in these few examples from Patagonia, Chile, part 2.
And hope you enjoyed a brief introduction of these avian species living near the bottom of the earth!
DIVERSITY SOARS IN NATURE!
REFERENCES: Sal a Pajarear (Guiá de Aves), Yucatan Bird List, Birds of Chile A Photo Guide, Birds of Chile Princeton Field Guide, A Wildlife Guide to Chile
Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired,” photographer and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 56 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her monthly column features anecdotes about birding in Merida, Yucatan and also wildlife beyond the Yucatan.
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