Rufous-Chested Dotterel

Rufous Chested Dotterel, Sea Lion Island, Falkland IslandsJust a simple shot of a simple bird doing its thing. This is a rufous-chested dotterel, also known as the rufous-chested plover. It is a South American bird that breeds in Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands. In winter it can be found as far north as Peru. I photographed this one on Sea Lion Island in the Falklands.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 800, f/4.5 at 1/1250th of a second

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  1. Peter Butterfield September 8, 2017 at 8:09 am #

    —– Harbinger of spring
    —– Should the Falklands have this thing
    —– Tonsured dotterel .

  2. Donna Zentek September 8, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    This bird has a soothing color palette.

  3. Rachel Bellenoit September 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    It looks like its American plover cousin! Lovely!

  4. Rick Derevan September 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm #

    A very cool-looking bird.

  5. michael huber September 9, 2017 at 2:10 am #

    oh what cool looking bird, we need more birds ( cool looking birds down here in sountren calif. ( san diego area. )