Pimpollo Tobiano, Hooded Grebe (Podiceps gallardoi)
A solitary individual of Hooded Grebe, Podiceps gallardoi, one of the most endangered and rare birds of South America, was spotted and photograped in Lake Santa Maria, near Porvenir in Tierra del Fuego island, Chile, among a flock of 100-some Silvery Grebe, Podiceps occipitalis, a closely related and similar-looking but far more common south american grebe. This record adds to several recent records of isolated birds that have been found between 2013 and the present in the province of Magallanes in Chilean Patagonia, but the last time it was seen in Tierra del Fuego was 1997, 20 years ago.
Tierra del Fuego, Chile, January 2017.
CitationSebastián Saiter, IBC1496271. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1496271.
Sebastián Saiter, IBC1496271. Video of Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi at Strait of Magallanes, Chile. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1496271.
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