News - January 2019


Flora
Camptosema rubicundum
Camptosema rubicundum
Isipó colorado/Camptosema rubicundum
© Cora Rimoldi
Camptosema rubicundum
Camptosema rubicundum
Isipó colorado/Camptosema rubicundum
© Cora Rimoldi
Milkweed
Asclepias mellodora
Yerba de la víbora/Milkweed
© Cora Rimoldi
Cockspur tree
Erithryna crista-galli
Ceibo/Cockspur tree
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Scarlet pimpinel
Anagallis arvensis
Pimpinela escarlata/Scarlet pimpinel
© Cora Rimoldi
Scarlet pimpinel
Anagallis arvensis
Pimpinela escarlata/Scarlet pimpinel
© Cora Rimoldi
Cow's foot
Bauhinia forficata
Pata de vaca/Cow's foot
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Cow's foot
Bauhinia forficata
Pata de vaca/Cow's foot
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Pink pavonia
Pavonia hastata
Pavonia/Pink pavonia
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Tallow tree
Sapium haematospermum
Curupí/Tallow tree
© Cora Rimoldi
Wing-stemmed camphorweed
Pluchea sagittalis
Lucera/Wing-stemmed camphorweed
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Smooth beggartick
Bidens laevis
Flechilla/Smooth beggartick
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Peach tree
Prunus persica
Duraznero/Peach tree
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Avocado tree
Persea americana
Palto/Avocado tree
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Moonflower
Ipomoea alba
Dama de noche/Moonflower
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Mexican petunia
Ruellia brittoniana
Petunia mexicana/Mexican petunia
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Morning glory
Ipomoea cairica
Campanilla lila/Morning glory
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Ocean blue morning glory
Ipomoea indica
Campanilla violeta/Ocean blue morning glory
© J. Simón Tagtachian

Ultramarine Grosbeak
Cyanoloxia brissonii
27-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
27-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
Red-crested Cardinal
Paroaria coronata
27-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
Golden-crowned Warbler
Basileuterus culicivorus
27-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
27-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
27-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
27-01-19 © Sergio Cusano



Swans in the reserve
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
27-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
During the 2018-2019 season only a few coscorobas have been recorded so far, whereas some twenty black-necked swans can be counted in the ponds. Nevertheless, no cases of breeding have been reported.  
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
27-01-19 © Sergio Cusano



Number eighty
Diaethria candrena
Ochenta chica/Number eighty
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Ochenta chica/Number eighty
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Ochenta chica/Number eighty
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rarely seen in the reserve. Named after the number eighty on the ventral wings. The dorsal side, instead, is completely different. Blackish with blue at the base of both wings and a subterminal green strip on the posterior wing 

Other butterflies
Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae maculosa
Espejitos/Gulf Fritillary
© Gustavo Brahamian
Lesbia Sulphur
Colias lesbia
Isoca de la alfalfa/Lesbia Sulphur
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Buckeye
Junonia genoveva hilaris
Cuatro ojos común/Southern Buckeye
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Buckeye
Junonia genoveva hilaris
Cuatro ojos común/Southern Buckeye
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Mexican Silverspot
Dione moneta
Moneta/Mexican Silverspot
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Mexican Silverspot
Dione moneta
Moneta/Mexican Silverspot
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Lazy caterpillar
Actinote sp.
Oruga de Perezosa/Lazy caterpillar© Javier González
Lazy caterpillar
Actinote sp.
Oruga de Perezosa/Lazy caterpillar
© Javier González

Urutu pit viper
Bothrops alternatus
Yarará grande/Urutu pit viper
5-1-19 © Javier Ubiría
Yarará grande/Urutu pit viper
5-1-19 © Javier Ubiría



Fauna
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
© Sergio Cusano
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
© Lucas de Ciria
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
© Javier González
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Brazilian Guinea pig
Cavia aperea
Cuis/Brazilian Guinea pig
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-eared Turtle
Trachemys scripta
Tortuga orejas rojas/Red-eared Turtle
© Guillermo Spajic
Laying eggs



Roseate Spoonbill
Platalea ajaja
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-banded Mockingbird
Mimus triurus
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-headed Duck
Heteronetta atricapilla
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
Fluvicola albiventer
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Chestnut-capped Blackbird
Chrysomus ruficapillus
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
With Great Kiskadee on the left
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Gray-breasted Martin
Progne chalybea
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Ultramarine Grosbeak
Cyanoloxia brissonii
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Giant Wood-Rail
Aramides ypecaha
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

At Lycium cestroides

Red-crested Cardinal
Paroaria coronata
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Juvenile with Chalk-browed Mockingbird at the back
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Zonotrichia capensis
26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Picui Ground Dove
Columbina picui
21-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
21-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Lake Duck
Oxyura vittata
21-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Creamy-bellied Thrush
Turdus amaurochalinus
21-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
19-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
19-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Martin
Progne elegans
19-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
19-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
19-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
19-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
19-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian



Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
19-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
19-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
19-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
19-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

A Neotropic Cormorant eating a swamp eel. This action lasted more than two minutes and it was already in process. The eel twisted as much as it could but it could not escape


19-1-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
All photos in video

Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
21-01-19 © Silvia Sokolovsky
Dusky-legged Guan
Penelope obscura
21-01-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
21-01-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
21-01-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
21-01-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
21-01-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian



Southern Caracara
Caracara plancus
20-01-19 © Lucas de Ciria
20-01-19 © Lucas de Ciria
20-01-19 © Lucas de Ciria
20-01-19 © Lucas de Ciria
Stealing an egg from a wattled jacana, which is very upset

Great Egret
Ardea alba
20-01-19 © Carlos González Ledo
20-01-19 © Carlos González Ledo
20-01-19 © Carlos González Ledo
20-01-19 © Carlos González Ledo

Dusky-legged Guan
Penelope obscura
20-01-19 © Sally Dietrich
20-01-19 © Sally Dietrich
White-eyed Parakeet
Psittacara leucophtalmus
20-01-19 © Lucas de Ciria
Nenday Parakeet
Aratinga nenday
20-01-19 © Lucas de Ciria
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
20-01-19 © Lucas de Ciria
White-crested Tyrannulet
Serpophaga subcristata
20-01-19 © Lucas de Ciria
Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch
Poospiza nigrorufa
20-01-19 © Carlos González Ledo
Masked Gnatcatcher
Polioptila dumicola
20-01-19 © Lucas de Ciria

White-eyed Parakeet
Psittacara leucophtalmus
20-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
20-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
20-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
Dusky-legged Guan
Penelope obscura
20-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
20-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
20-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
House Wren
Troglodytes aedon
20-01-19 © Sergio Cusano
Rock Pigeon
Columba livia
20-01-19 © Sergio Cusano

Yellow-chinned Spinetail
Certhiaxis cinnamomeus
19-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
19-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
19-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
19-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Bay-winged Cowbird
Agelaioides badius
19-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
19-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González

Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
12-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
12-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
12-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
12-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
12-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
12-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
12-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Ultramarine Grosbeak
Cyanoloxia brissonii
12-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
12-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
12-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Chimango Caracara
Milvago chimango
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Hooded Siskin
Sporagra magellanica
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Ultramarine Grosbeak
Cyanoloxia brissonii
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Creamy-bellied Thrush
Turdus amaurochalinus
12-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
07-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Giant Wood-Rail
Aramides ypecaha
07-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
07-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus
07-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
07-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
07-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Gilded Hummingbird
Hylocharis chrysura
07-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Vermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Scarlet-headed Blackbird
Amblyramphus holosericeus
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Brown-hooded Gull
Chroicocephalus maculipennis
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-chinned Spinetail
Certhiaxis cinnamomeus
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
House Wren
Troglodytes aedon
05-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Dusky-legged Guan
Penelope obscura
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian




Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
11-01-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
11-01-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
11-01-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
11-01-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Scarlet-headed Blackbird
Amblyramphus holosericeus
11-01-19 © Silvia Sokolovsky
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
11-01-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus
11-01-19 © Gustavo Masuzzo
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
11-01-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
11-01-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian


Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinicus
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
03-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus

Benteveo rayado/Streaked Flycatcher
22-12-18 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
22-12-18 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Masked Gnatchatcher
Polioptila dumicola

22-12-18 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum

22-12-18 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana

22-12-18 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris

22-12-18 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Turtles

22-12-18 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Cathartes burrovianus
31-12-18 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
31-12-18 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
31-12-18 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
31-12-18 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
31-12-18 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
31-12-18 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
31-12-18 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
31-12-18 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
Fluvicola albiventer
31-12-18 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Guira Cuckoo
Guira guira
31-12-18 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
31-12-18 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Great Egret
Ardea alba
31-12-18 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Flora of December
Jerusalem thorn
Parkinsonia aculeata
Cina cina/Jerusalem thorn
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Jerusalem thorn
Parkinsonia aculeata
Cina cina/Jerusalem thorn
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Lantana megapotamica
Lantana megapotamica
Camará morada/Lantana megapotamica
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Dicliptera tweediana
Dicliptera tweediana
Canario rojo/Diclipter tweediana
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Striped Rosemallow
Hibiscus cisplatensis
Rosa de río/Striped Rosemallow
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Striped Rosemallow
Hibiscus cisplatensis
Rosa de río/Striped Rosemallow
© Carlos González Ledo
Blue anise sage
Salvia guaranitica
Salvia azul/Blue anise sage
© Javier González
Hexachlamis edulis
Hexachlamis edulis
Ubajay/Hexachlamis edulis
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Giant arrowhead
Sagitaria montevidensis
Sagitaria/Giant arrowhead
© Carlos González Ledo
Giant arrowhead
Sagitaria montevidensis
Sagitaria/Giant arrowhead
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Longflower tobacco
Nicotiana longiflora
Tabaquillo/Longflower tobacco
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Cattail
Typha sp
Totora/Cattail
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Tuna
Opuntia sp
Tuna
© Carlos González Ledo
Whitemouth dayflower
Commelina erecta
Flor de Santa Lucía/Whitemouth dayflower
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Calico flower
Aristolochia elegans
Aristoloquia/Calico flower
© Javier González
Calico flower
Aristolochia elegans
Aristoloquia/Calico flower
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Jacaranda
Jacaranda mimosifolia
Jacarandá
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Jacaranda
Jacaranda mimosifolia
Jacarandá
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Tipu tree
Tipuana tipu
Tipa/Tipu tree
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Moonflower
Ipomoea alba
Dama de noche/Moonflower
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Narrow-leaved bird's foot trefoil
Lotus glaber
Trébol pata de pájaro/Narrow-leaved bird's foot trefoil
© Carlos González Ledo
Mandarin tree
Citrus reticulata
Mandarino/Mandarin tree
© J. Simón Tagtachian

Lesser snouted treefrog
Scinax nasicus
Ranita hocicuda de pecho manchado/Lesser snouted treefrog
23-12-18 © Román Montero

Belongs in the family Hylidae. Hylids are mainly arboreal and are characterized by having discs on their toes which help them climb. This treefrog is very small, almost 4 cm.


Hawkmoth
Eumorpha analis
Esfinge de la vid/Hawkmoth
23-12-18 © María Victoria Di Stasio
Esfinge de la vid/Hawkmoth
23-12-18 © Héctor García
Esfinge de la vid/Hawkmoth
23-12-18 © Javier González
Belongs in the family Sphingidae, subfamily Macroglossinae. It feeds on grapevines
Esfinge de la vid/Hawkmoth
23-12-18 © María Victoria Di Stasio
Esfinge de la vid/Hawkmoth
23-12-18 © María Victoria Di Stasio
Esfinge de la vid/Hawkmoth
23-12-18 © Javier González

Urutu pit viper
Bothrops alternatus
Yarará grande/Urutu pit viper
© Carlos González Ledo
Yarará grande/Urutu pit viper
© Carlos González Ledo
Yarará grande/Urutu pit viper
© Sergio Cusano
They are being seen quite often. You musl always watch your step and never get out of the paths

Other fauna
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white- Tegu Lizard
 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white- Tegu Lizard
© Gustavo F. Brahamian
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white- Tegu Lizard
© Javier González
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white- Tegu Lizard
© Javier González
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white- Tegu Lizard
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white-  Tegu Lizard
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Coypu
Myocastor coypus
Coipo/Coypu
© Javier González
Coypu
Myocastor coypus
Coipo/Coypu
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Brazilian Guinea pig
Cavia aperea
Cuis grande/Brazilian Guinea pig
© Javier González
Side-necked Turtle
Phrynops hilarii
Tortuga de laguna/Side-necked Turtle
© Sergio Cusano
Camuati wasp nes
Polybia scutellaris
Camuatí/Camuati wasp nest
© Javier González
Bee
Apis melifera
Abeja/Apis melifera
© Carlos González Ledo
Eurytulus Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon eurytulus
Frotadora común/Eurytulus Scrub-Hairstreak
© Sergio Cusano
Monarch
Danaus erippus
Monarca/Monarch
© Javier González