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Gaviota Garuma (plumaje no reproductivo) | Grey gull | Leucophaeus modestus | by lalo_pangue
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Gaviota Garuma (plumaje no reproductivo) | Grey gull | Leucophaeus modestus

Vista en Punta de Choros. Anida exclusivamente en el desierto de Atacama para evitar depredadores.

 

neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p...

 

"For years it was a mystery as to where this species bred. They were seen copulating on the coast, vocalizing and displaying, but no nests were found. Given the many thousands present on shore it was a paradox that no colonies had been discovered. It was not until the early 1970s that it was confirmed that this gull breeds deep in the absolute desert of northern Chile"

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Taken on February 11, 2017