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Andean Avocet
An unmistakable bird with a strongly upturned black bill (the amount of curve of the bill differentiate male and female); with black upperparts and white head, underparts and tail; bluish-grey legs and red eyes.
Andean Condor
Is one of the heaviest flying birds in the world with up to 13.6 kg, and with an impressive wingspan of 3.2 m. It will swoop 2 meters above your head!
Black Metaltail
An endemic hummingbird with an almost all black or dark brown plumage with an iridescent green gorget, small white postocular spot and bronzy-purplish colored tail.
The smallest and more elegant of the South American camelids; with the finest wool of the world. A kilogram of its wool could cost 400 US dollars. You could buy some garments made with this wool in local shops in Arequipa.
Black-necked Woodpecker
Another of the endemic birds that could be found in this tour; with a pale yellowish back plumage streaked with black lines, red crown and whitish cheeks; and very fond of perching atop cacti.
Chilean Flamingo
One of the 3 species of flamingoes that can be found in the Andes, you can see it both along the coast and the high Andes. It is said that the Peruvian flag was inspired by its plumage color pattern.
Diademed Sandpiper Plover
A mythical and very sought after bird for the avid birder, quite cryptic in spite of its colorful attire; it lives at a very high altitude, at around 4500 m, in Distichia sp. bogs.
Giant Hummingbird
As its name implies, it is the biggest hummingbird in the world!; it has a characteristic flying behavior with very slow wingbeats, more reminiscent of a swift or swallow; it shows a whitish or pale rump.
Puna Snipe
Another cryptic bird with a very long bill and yellowish legs, that lives in high altitude bogs or close to humid habitats.
Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant
A very cute looking bird, with 2 crests at the sides of the head and streaked underparts, very active flycatcher of the Andes.

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