Monday, September 24, 2012

Today's Bird: The White-Cheeked Pintail

Another South American bird with an absurdly long name.  This one's called the White-Cheeked Pintail.  It's a duck (duh) that lives all over south America in both fresh and salty water.  I saw my first one at some salt marshes outside of Lima, but this picture is actually from the zoo in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.  While I don't include captive birds on my blog, this guy was free to come and go from the zoo--he'd discovered water, the free food and wasn't planning on leaving any time soon.  I took this picture on June 22, 2012.

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