Magellanic Oystercatcher, Haematopus leucopodus, Pali Aike NP, Magallanes, Patagonia, Chile

Magellanic Oystercatcher, Photo © Rodrigo Tapia, Far South Expeditions

Tail cocked in an alert posture, a Magellanic Oystercatcher, Haematopus leucopodus guards over its breeding territory in the middle of the patagonian steppe of Pali Aike National Park in Magallanes, Chile, a Guanaco in the background. One of the three southern cone oystercatchers, it is the only one to leave the coast for the inland plains, especially in breeding season.

Magellanic Oystercatcher, Photo © Rodrigo Tapia, Far South Expeditions
Magellanic Oystercatcher, Photo © Rodrigo Tapia, Far South Expeditions

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