Gray-breasted Seedsnipe
Thinocorus orbignyianus
The Gray-breasted Seedsnipe (Thinocorus orbignyianus) occurs in the Andes of Peru and into Argentina and Chile. The photos presented here are of a one-day old chick (from a clutch of four) near El Yeso Reservoir, Chile. The adult was nearby. The photos were taken on 13 January 1999 with a Canon EOS 1N & EF 300mm F4L IS lens with fill flash mounted on a gunstock. The film was Fuji Sensia 100. The four chicks were hiding under rocks and brush at the edge of a dirt road. I suspect there are very few photos of this species at this age.