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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has categorized this species as Near Threatened, as it has a small global population within which all the subpopulations are also small. We connected with bird in Chile on Chiloe Island, Parque Patagonia, and Torres del Paine National Park. This one was photographed in Parque Patagonia on the second full day of our stay in the park - spent in an area of small lakes and Southern Beech forest, a spectacularly beautiful habitat.


I had lots of opportunities to photograph waterfowl on our tour through Chile, so was able to make frequent use of one of my handful of nature photography tricks. Trick Number Three - If the bird is floating on the water, get your camera as close to the water's surface as possible to take the picture. But don't fall in the water or submerge your camera (unless its waterproof). I'm not sure exactly why, but duck photos just seem to look better if you take them from a low angle.

Pato Anteojillo - Spectacled duck (Speculanas specularis).


Río San Juan, Punta Arenas.

Febrero de 2009.


Cámara Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.

Lente Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom.


A photographic portrait of a cute South American bronze-winged duck standing on a log in front of rippled water. Note the purple feathers on the wing and the distinctive white facial marking.


Fine art prints are available at Studio Dalio.


License this duck portrait from Getty Images.

En la laguna puedes ver grupos de patos de anteojos, anátidas australes.

Único representante de su género, habita cursos caudalosos de agua y lagunas adyacentes en los Andes chilenos y argentinos.

Spectacled Duck, male and female, Torres del Paine PN, Chile, 3 December 2004.

Arundel Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, West Sussex.

Punta Prat, Brunswick Peninsula, Magallanes, Chile - May 2007 © Claudio F. Vidal -