I visited several lagunas in the Atacama desert. The difference between a lake and a laguna is that a lake has an outflow, whereas a laguna does not. Because of this, lagunas are generally very salty, since the minerals keep accumulating with time, since no water ever flows out of the laguna. These lagunas are ideal habitat for flamingos, who live on the brine krill that lives in the salty lagunas.

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Birds in Chile

Coastal Rocks Covered Bird
Coastal rocks, covered in bird guano. (867k)
Phrygilus dorsalis
Red-backed Sierra Finch (Phrygilus dorsalis, french: Phrygile à dos roux). (927k)
Charadrius alticola
Puna Plover (Charadrius alticola, french: Pluvier de la puna). (640k)
Calidris bairdii
Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii, german: Bairdstrandläufer, french: Bécasseau de Baird). (744k)
Recurvirostra andina
Andean Avocet (Recurvirostra andina, french: Avocette des Andes) and Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili). (716k)
Lophonetta specularioides alticola
Probably Andean Crested Ducks (Lophonetta specularioides alticola, german: Schopfente, french: Canard huppé). (704k)
Raptor Flight
Raptor in flight. (671k)
Milvago chimango
Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango, german: Chimangokarakara, french: Caracara chimango). (866k)
Milvago chimango
Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango, german: Chimangokarakara, french: Caracara chimango) in flight. (881k)
Fulica cornuta
Horned Coots (Fulica cornuta, french: Foulque cornue). (600k)
Fulica gigantea
Giant Coot (Fulica gigantea, german: Riesenblässhuhn, french: Foulque géante). (1160k)
Giant Coot Young Ones
Giant Coot with young ones. (824k)
Nesting Giant Coots
Nesting Giant Coots. (1207k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge). (376k)
Larus belcheri
Belcher's Gull (Larus belcheri, german: Simeonsmöwe, french: Goéland siméon). (410k)
Pelecanus thagus
Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus, german: Chilepelikan, french: Pélican thage) and Red-legged Cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi, german: Buntscharbe, french: Cormoran de Gaimard). (903k)
Phalacrocorax gaimardi
Red-legged Cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi, german: Buntscharbe, french: Cormoran de Gaimard) in flight. (728k)
Phoenicoparrus andinus
Andean Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus andinus, german: Andenflamingo, french: Flamant des Andes) in Laguna Chaxa. (652k)
Phoenicoparrus andinus
Resting Andean Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus andinus, german: Andenflamingo, french: Flamant des Andes). (701k)
Phoenicoparrus andinus
Wading Andean Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus andinus, german: Andenflamingo, french: Flamant des Andes). (568k)
Phoenicoparrus andinus
Feeding Andean Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus, german: Andenflamingo, french: Flamant des Andes). (482k)
Andean Flamingo Flight
Andean Flamingo in flight. (733k)
Phoenicoparrus andinus
Andean Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus andinus, german: Andenflamingo, french: Flamant des Andes) in Laguna Santa Rosa. (614k)
Phoenicoparrus andinus
Andean Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus, german: Andenflamingo, french: Flamant des Andes). (570k)
Phoenicoparrus jamesi
James's Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus jamesi, german: Jamesflamingo, french: Flamant de James) in Laguna Miñiques. (903k)

Birds on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

Fregata minor
Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor, german: Bindenfregattvogel, french: Frégate du Pacifique). (530k)
Milvago chimango
Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango, german: Chimangokarakara, french: Caracara chimango). (795k)
Chimango Caracara Flight
Chimango Caracara in flight. (630k)

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