Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006


Habits goes beyond identification. It is a space of investigation on different aspects on the life of birds. It encompasses topics which deal with the way of feeding, nest-building, parental care, courtship, territorial fights, defense, etc.

Through images the language of birds is disclosed. Clues and features which are exhibited with the purpose of communication. All the examples have been captured in the reserve and with the limitations which are present when taking photos of birds in the wild. Therefore, the information may be fragmentary.

The aspects presented here are: Feeding Technique, Flight Technique, Behaviour and Reproduction. Feeding and Flight Techniques show they develop and their relationship with specific anatomical adaptations. Behaviour is related to the regulation and resolution of conflicts (agonistic behaviour), with displays and with striking behaviours which cast some light on learning, intelligence and communication.
Reproduction encompasses nest building, courtship, mating and parental care since one or more stages of this continuum may be present.

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Feeding Technique
Solitary Cacique
Cacicus solitarius
Southern-crested Caracara
Caracara plancus
Narrow-billed Wood-creeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Roseate Spoonbill
Platalea ajaja
Wilson's Phalarope
Phalaropus tricolor
Striated Heron
Butorides striatus
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
Black Skimmer
Rynchops niger
Carpintero bataraz chico ALI/Checkered WoodpeckerFEEDCheckered Woodpecker
Veniliornis mixtus
Flight Technique
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
Green-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Carpintero real/Green-barred WoodpeckerGreen-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-OwlFerruginous Pygmy-Owl
Glaucidium brasilianum
Tijereta/Fortk-tailed FlycatcherFork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus
Coscorobas/Coscoroba SwansCoscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Sirirí pampa/White.faced Whistling DuckWhite-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
cabecitanegra-común4-Hooded Siskin
Sporagra magellanica
Pirincho/Guira CuckooGuira Cuckoo
Guira guira
cardenal común8Birds facing their image
benteveo ECA 8 14Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Coscoroba/Coscoroba SwanThe lost cygnet
Pato picazo/Rosy-billed PochardOrphan ducklings
Pato picazo/Rosy-billed PochardInfanticide
Estornino pinto-hornero/European Starling-Rufous HorneroEviction of a hornero from nest
Arañero cara negraP/Masked YellowthroatPBrood Parasitism
Tordo renegrido-Hornero/Shiny Cowbird-Rufous HorneroAll the cases of parasitism
Picazo-sirirí/Pochard-Whistling-DuckFulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
Parasitismo/ParasitismShiny Cowbird
Molothrus bonariensis
Reproduction: Nest - Courtship- Mating - Parental Care
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus
Red-gartered Coot
Fulica armillata
Wren-like Rushbird
Phleocryptes melanops
White-backed Stilt
Himantopus melanurus
churincheVermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-HeronRufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Checkered Woodpecker
Veniliornis mixtus
Burlisto pico canela/Swainson's FlycatcherSwainson's Flycatcher
Myiarchus swainsoni
Historia de un nidoStory of a woodpecker's nest
Ánade-pekin/Mallard-Pekin DucksMating of Mallard Duck
Jacana/Wattled JacanaAmelia's Wattled Jacanas
Coscoroba/Coscoroba SwanNesting Coscoroba