Monday, December 17, 2007
This raffish-looking bird is called a tero or a tero-tero. He'll come right up, unafraid, and tell you his name, loudly shrilling "Tero ... tero-tero," just so you know who's talking to you here. Walter the Guide told us that Argentines clip the wings of teros and keep them as avian alarm systems since they'll let you know when anybody shows up. This one was near the beach in La Paloma. If you look closely, you can see the little quill that sweeps back from his head like the feather in a fop's hat.