CHILEAN BIRDMAN LEADS EFFORTS TO
SAVE SEABIRD IN WORLD'S DRIEST DESERT
Por Katarzyna Nowak
The endangered Peruvian tern, known locally as the chirrío, is one of the world's smallest terns.
Shown here in Peru's Paracas National Reserve, the seabird breeds in a thin strip of desert
coastline in northern Chile and Peru. Its numbers have dwindled to as few as a thousand.
Jürgen Rottmann—a naturalist and ornithologist widely known as the David Attenborough of Chile—rehabilitates giants. He's lived for 44 years in what is today a raptor rehabilitation center—overseen by the Union of Chilean Ornithologists—in Talagante, outside Santiago, caring for some of the largest birds in existence: emblematic Andean condors (longest wingspan among raptors), huge Chilean blue eagles, and southern caracaras, long-legged raptors with naked cheeks, black crests, and streaked chests. (Seguir leyendo).
Fuente: National Geographic
- Fundación Gaviotín Chico
- Gaviotin Peruano | Ciencias.pe
- Peruvian Tern (Sternula lorata) - BirdLife species factsheet