Photography of Birds – Set # 20
Set # 20
The Turkey Vulture, after some wing flaps, picked up a thermal air current and soared high. Then, without any effort circled over a vast area, looking for any carrion to be his next meal. The background mountains are part of the Andes in Mejia, Arequipa, Peru.
Peruvian Thick Knee
These birds I didn’t see for many years, The Peruvian Thick Knee is found in South America in the coastal strip between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. Its range extends from northern Chile, through Peru to southern Ecuador. Its typical habitat is semi-desert areas, agricultural land, dry pasture or well-vegetated river valleys. It particularly favours open crops such as alfalfa or corn.