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Rufous chested Dotterel

Charadrius modestus


Known as Chorlo Chileno, it is a fearful bird of people. Migratory within the Chilean territory. In winter, it migrates to the north of the country, even reaching Peru


It is possible to find it in coastal edges, beaches, river drains, marshes and wetlands


It nests on the ground, solitary. The position is 2 to 3 eggs. Pollution of the beaches by the industry is leading to reduced feeding spaces.

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DrNamgyalTSherpa 2 weeks ago

Congtrats Jose for the SOTW!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 weeks ago

Felicitaciones Jose.

Ornithoptera80 3 weeks ago


josecardenasvejar 3 weeks ago

EN Below

Muchas gracias por sus buenos comentarios! alegran los días en cuarentena!
Para mi siempre es un gran honor que haya sido nominado y ganador del SOTW. En mi territorio estoy atento a las aves migratorias, que viajan desde el hemisferio Norte, Alaska, hasta Chiloé para alimentarse. Es un espectáculo!
Un abrazo desde el sur de chile! Que sea un gran 2021!

Thank you very much for your good comments! brighten the days in quarantine!
For me it is always a great honor that I have been nominated and winner of the SOTW. In my territory I am attentive to migratory birds, which travel from the Northern Hemisphere, Alaska, to Chiloé to feed. It's a show!
A hug from the south of Chile! Make it a great 2021!

Tukup 3 weeks ago

Otro excelente avistamiento José. Felicitaciones por el SOTW.

Great series Jose,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago

Beautiful spotting. Congratulations on you SOTW.

johnsmjohn3 3 weeks ago


MichaelS 3 weeks ago

Hi josecardenasvejar,

Congratulations! Your Rufous chested Dotterel spotting has been voted Project Noah's Spotting of the Week! Thank you for sharing this wonderful spotting with the Project Noah community! We look forward to seeing what you discover next :)

josecardenasvejar a month ago

Thank you Machi!! :)

Machi a month ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

josecardenasvejar a month ago

Thanks ChungXingWong! is a awesome bird! very curious too!

ChunXingWong a month ago

Awesome-looking bird!

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Spotted on Dec 6, 2020
Submitted on Dec 15, 2020

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