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Puna Teal,   Cerceta de la Puna,   Anas puna, | by Graham Ekins
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Puna Teal, Cerceta de la Puna, Anas puna,

This impressive duck was at one time considered a race of Silver Teal. It is a bird of high Andean lakes, usually above 3,000m . It is distributed from Peru through Bolivia to Chile and Argentina. These birds were seen on the edge of Lago Angostura, a few kms south of Cochabamba, western Bolivia in mid-August 2012.

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Taken on August 13, 2012