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.