Magellanic Oystercatcher
Haematopus leucopodus
The Magellanic Oystercatcher (Haematopus leucopodus) occurs in southern Chile, Argentina, and the Falklands. It is superficially similar to the American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus), more familiar to North American observers, but is blacker backed and shows a yellow rather than a red eye-ring. This bird was photographed on Bleaker Island in the Falklands in January, 1996, with a Canon T-90 & FD 400mm F4.5 lens mounted on a tripod with Fuji Sensia 100 film. This bird was close by a juvenal which can be seen in the below photo.
This is a juvenal Magellanic Oystercatcher photographed at the same time and place as the above photo, Note the buffy feather tips across the back and wings and the small bill of this young bird.