SOUTH AMERICAN Temperate Seashore

The birds of the temperate seashores of South America...

Family Anatidae, Ducks, Geese & Swans

Ashy-headed Goose, (Tic Toc nature reserve, Chile).

(Tic Toc nature reserve, Chile)

Kelp Goose.

Family Haematopodidae: Oystercatchers

Blackish Oystercatcher (Chile)

Haematopus ater, 'Blackish Oystercatcher'.

Family Laridae: Gulls

Family Spheniscidae: Penguins

Magellanic Penguin (image by Damon Ramsey)(Tic Toc nature reserve, Chile)

Spheniscus magellanicus'Magellanic Penguin'. Breeds around southern South America.

(Northern Chile)

Spheniscus humboldti, 'Humboldt's Penguin' has one band on the chest.

(Nightingale Island)

Eudyptes moseleyi, 'Northern/Moseley's Rockhopper Penguin'. It is thought that 99% of all Northern Rockhopper Penguins breed only on Tristan da Cunha and Gough island.

Family Diomedeidae: Albatrosses

Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, (image by Damon Ramsey)Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (Tristan da Cunha)

Thalassarche chlororhynchos, 'Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross'.

Family Phalacrocoracidae: Cormorants

Red-legged Cormorant (image by Damon Ramsey)(Chilean Fjords)

Phalacrocorax gaimardi, 'Red-legged Cormorant' (Chile). Lives along the west coast and southern part of east coast of South America, reflecting the cold waters of the Humboldt current. 

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