Least Seedsnipe Thinocorus rumicivorus

Chilean name: Perdicita

Least  Seedsnipe, Pinguino de Humboldt N. R., Chile, January 2007 - click for larger image Pinguino de Humboldt National Park, Chile
January 2006

The Least Seedsnipe is distributed from south-west Ecuador through coastal Peru and western Bolivia to Chile and Argentina. It is found mainly in semi-desert with scattered plants and from sea-level to over 4,000 metres.

Least  Seedsnipe, Pinguino de Humboldt N. R., Chile, January 2007 - click for larger image It is very well camouflaged as can be seen in these photos. The male has a grey face, neck and breast with a white throat and belly that have a black band on the margins. This can be best seen in photo 3.

There is a recording and a distribution map on xeno-canto.
Least  Seedsnipe, Pinguino de Humboldt N. R., Chile, January 2007 - click for larger image
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