Chile

Austral Thrush

April 05, 2022
Providencia, Santiago, Metropolitan Region, Chile
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Austral Thrush
The Austral Thrush can be found throughout most of the southern half of South America, including on the Falkland Islands. They thrive in a variety of habitats.

Cerro San Cristobal

April 05, 2022
Santiago, Metropolitan Region, Chile
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Cerro San Cristobal
845 meters above the city of Santiago is the Cerro San Cristobal, offering beautiful views of the urban center below as well as a church and a large religious monument.

Chilean Flag

March 15, 2022
Atacama, Chile
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Chilean Flag
Adopted on 18 October, 1817, the Chilean Flag is also referred to as the Lone Star Flag, in similar fashion to the state of Texas whose flag is often confused. Flag Day is held on July 9 every year, commemorating the 77 soldiers who died in the 1882 Battle of La Concepcion.

Andean Flamingo

March 15, 2022
Atacama, Chile
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Andean Flamingo
The Andean Flamingo is the second largest species of flamingos. They are easily distinguishable due to their pale pink coloration and yellow legs.

Bairds Sandpiper

March 15, 2022
Atacama, Chile
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Bairds Sandpiper
Typically found along the ocean shores, Bairds Sandpipers are happy to call the Salar de Atacama home as well, where they face less predators.

Fabian Lizard

March 15, 2022
Atacama, Chile
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Fabian Lizard
Named for the ecologist who discovered them, this species is endemic to the Salar de Atacama. Their coloration matches with the salt covered rocks bordering the lagoon perfectly.