Flora and fauna from Chile

The following is a collection of flora and fauna from Chile, my homecountry. They are made in watercolors

Chincol

Chincol

Chincol, this little bird is 15 centimeters long. It has black wings and tail, grey face and crest with black stripes on the sides. There is a brown collar around its neck and it has white feathers on its tummy.

Chucao

Chucao

The Chucao, the king of the forests, is a small bird with an artistic and loud reputation typical of the rainforests of southern Chile. However, normally it lives very hidden and is therefore difficult to observe. It is really difficult to find an inspiration when your mind and heart are in a different place. However, this little cutie showed up and today I finally had some time to finish it.

Cometocino

Cometocino

Comesebo patagónico​ o cometocino patagónico​ (Phrygilus patagonicus) is an attractive small “finch” that is actually a tanager; found in humid forest and wooded habitats in southern Chile and adjacent Argentina. Often in groups, especially in winter, and feeds from the ground to high in trees.

Pinguino de Humboldt

Pinguino de Humboldt

Pingüino de Magallanes or (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Patagonia, including Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil where they are occasionally seen as far north as Espirito Santo. Its nearest relatives are the African penguin, the Humboldt penguin, and the Galápagos penguins. often seen in inshore waters and from ferries.

Picaflor chico

Picaflor chico

The Green-backed Firecrown (Sephanoides sephaniodes) or Picaflor Chico is a hummingbird that can be found from Atacama to Tierra del Fuego in Chile. It can be fairly common in some locations, especially on Robinson Crusoe Island, 350 miles off the Chilean coast.

Siete colores

Siete colores

Seven Colors is a bird that lives in central Chile. Active, but can be overlooked easily, low to high in reeds and on adjacent mud.

Jorobada Humpback

Siete colores

Megaptera novaeangliae Other Common names: Jorobada Humpback; Jibarte; Yubarta. The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. Found in oceans and seas around the world, humpback whales typically migrate up to 25,000 km (16,000 mi) each year. They feed in polar waters, and migrate to tropical or subtropical waters to breed and give birth, fasting and living off their fat reserves. Their diet consists mostly of krill and small fish. In spring, it travels to its feeding areas at high latitudes, and in winter it travels to tropical waters to reproduce. In Chile, the Estrecho de Magallanes and the Chilean Patagonian have been registered as a feeding area for the humpback whale in the summer months.