Thursday, 21 March 2013

Some more Falklands residents

Tussac Birds (more properly known as Blackish Cinclodes), is found in the southern part of South America, as well as on the Falklands. It's restricted to the smaller, rat and cat-free islands, but where it is present, it's present in large numbers. It's also very, very tame (see below).

Black-throated Finches (below) were elusive, but we found a few round the coast of Carcass Island. The Falklands subspecies is becoming increasingly important in world terms, as the species as a whole has suffered on the mainland in recent years.

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