• Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 24 November, 2013 15:10
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s

An omnivore that knows how to harvest left overs from tourists, and this one was definitely accustomed to people as it was keeping a close eye on my lunch.

It quickly turned its attention to a huge earthworm, and I wondered why and what it could possibly do with such a huge slippery tube of protein.

It quickly became clear that the incessant prickling of the beak initiated peculiar reaction from the worm. It “self-amputated” a portion of its body, which the finch then happily flew away with – possibly to its nest.

Pampa Finch (Embernagra platensis)

Altitude: 2460 metres.

Thanks to Andrew Whitehouse identification.

  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s