SEEDSNIPES   -   THINOCORIDAE


Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe - Attagis gayi
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Attagis gayi simonsi
Lauca National Park, Region I, Chile.
A very ptarmigan-like bird, inhabiting similar high alpine habitats in the Andes. (S5)


Gray-breasted Seedsnipe - Thinocorus orbignyianus
Gray-breasted Seedsnipe
Thinocorus orbignyianus ingae
Laguna de los Pozuelos, Jujuy province, Argentina.
Two males sitting together. It seems likely that the lower one is a young bird. (D3)


Gray-breasted Seedsnipe - Thinocorus orbignyianus
Gray-breasted Seedsnipe
Thinocorus orbignyianus ingae
Sierra de Santa Victoria, Salta province, Argentina.
A female in flight - the bird was small in the frame, but it shows the habitat nicely. (S8)


Least Seedsnipe - Thinocorus rumicivorus
Least Seedsnipe
Thinocorus rumicivorus rumicivorus
Valdes Peninsula, Chubut province, Argentina.
Male. Similar to the previous species, but the males have a bolder black "halter". Females look almost identical. (S6)


Least Seedsnipe - Thinocorus rumicivorus
Least Seedsnipe
Thinocorus rumicivorus rumicivorus
Rawson, Chubut province, Argentina.
Male. (S6)



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