News February 2019

salida 2 de marzo 2019

Chimango Caracara
Milvago chimango
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Double-collared Seedeater
Sporophila caerulescens
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Great Egret
Ardea alba
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Saffron Finch
Sicalis flaveola
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Saffron Finch
Sicalis flaveola
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Silver Teal
Anas versicolor
24-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Lake Duck
Oxyura vittata
22-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
22-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
22-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
22-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
22-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
22-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
16-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
16-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Hooded Siskin
Sporagra magellanica
16-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Chimango Caracara
Milvago chimango
16-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Masked Gnatcatcher
Polioptila dumicola
16-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García

White-barred Piculet
Picumnus cirratus
09-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Red-crested Cardinal
Paroaria coronata
09-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
09-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Hooded Siskin
Sporagra magellanica
16-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
09-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
09-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García




Picui Ground Dove
Columbina picui
13-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
13-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Eared Dove
Zenaida auriculata
13-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
13-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Nenday Parakeet
Aratinga nenday
13-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Great Egret
Ardea alba
13-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus
13-02-19 © Héctor Horacio García
White-eyed Parakeet
Psittacara leucophtalmus
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Brazilian Teal
Amazonetta brasiliensis
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

With Yellow-billed Teals in front

Southern Lapwing
Vanellus chilensis
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Silver Teal
Anas versicolor
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
21-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
17-02-19 © Carlos González Ledo
Chimango Caracara
Milvago chimango
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Sayaca Tanager
Thraupis sayaca
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Green-winged Saltator
Saltator similis
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-crested Tyrannulet
Serpophaga subcristata
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Nenday Parakeet
Aratinga nenday
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Saffron Finch
Sicalis flaveola
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

At blue anise sage Salvia guaranitica

16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
16-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-barred Piculet
Picumnus cirratus
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-chinned Spinetail
Certhiaxis cinnamomeus
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

At tree tobacco Nicotiana glauca

09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Cocoi Heron
Ardea cocoi
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

With a cicada in its bill. That Saturday the cicadas's sound was deafening

Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica
16-02-19 © Juan Carlos Ferreyra
16-02-19 © Juan Carlos Ferreyra
Brazilian Teal
Amazonetta brasiliensis
16-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
16-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
16-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
16-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus
16-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
16-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
16-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
16-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Chimango Caracara
Milvago chimango
16-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Green-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
16-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Hooded Siskin
Sporagra magellanica
16-02-19 © Sergio Cusano



Dusky-legged Guan
Penelope obscura
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Bay-winged Cowbird
Agelaioides badius
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
A young greyish baywing. With the oral flange and pinkish mandible 
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Variable Oriole
Icterus pyrrhopterus
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Ultramarine Grosbeak
Cyanoloxia brissonii
02-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
10-02-19 © Carlos González Ledo
The family at Coypu Pond. Dad and his four little jacanas
10-02-19 © Carlos González Ledo
10-02-19 © Carlos González Ledo
10-02-19 © Carlos González Ledo
10-02-19 © Carlos González Ledo
Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
10-02-19 © Carlos González Ledo
Bay-winged Cowbird
Agelaioides badius
10-02-19 © Carlos González Ledo
Silver Teal
Anas versicolor
10-02-19 © Carlos González Ledo

With Common Gallinule in between


Ultramarine Grosbeak
Cyanoloxia brissonii
03-02-19 © Javier Guillermo González
03-02-19 © Javier Guillermo González
03-02-19 © Javier Guillermo González
03-02-19 © Javier Guillermo González
A fledgling being fed by the female
03-02-19 © Javier Guillermo González
The young male with more spots
Warbling Doradito
Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris
03-02-19 © Javier Guillermo González
03-02-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Red-crested Cardinal
Paroaria coronata
03-02-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Golden-billed Saltator
Saltator aurantiirostris
03-02-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Bay-winged Cowbird
Agelaioides badius
03-02-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Chimango Caracara
Milvago chimango
03-02-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Double-collared Seedeater
Sporophila caerulescens
03-02-19 © Javier Guillermo González

Snowy-crowned Tern
Sterna trudeaui
27-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
27-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
27-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
27-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Ultramarine Grosbeak
Cyanoloxia brissonii
27-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
27-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González

A young male beginning to change into the adult plumage. Note first dark spots on the head.

Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
27-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
27-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
27-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Double-collared Seedeater
Sporophila caerulescens
27-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
27-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
Southern Caracara
Caracara plancus
27-01-19 © Javier Guillermo González
White-tailed Hawk
Geranoaetus albicaudatus
09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Dark morph

09-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Dark morph

Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Double-collared Seedeater
Sporophila caerulescens
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano

The lone Coscoroba Swan at Coypu Pond

Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Rock Pigeon
Columba livia
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano

A rarely seen colour 

Rufous-bellied Thrush
Turdus rufiventris
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Three young of a family
Masked Gnatcatcher
Polioptila dumicola
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Zonotrichia capensis
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano
09-02-19 © Sergio Cusano

Changing the juvenile to adult male plumage. Bill is getting rosy. Eye is red. Upperparts and head and neck becoming black. Flanks still brown.

White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
07-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
07-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
07-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Cocoi Heron
Ardea cocoi
07-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Bee robber fly
Mallophora ruficauda
Moscardón cazador de abjeas/Bee robber fly
9-2-19 © Sergio Cusano
Moscardón cazador de abjeas/Bee robber fly
9-2-19 © Sergio Cusano
Moscardón cazador de abjeas/Bee robber fly
9-2-19 © Sergio Cusano

It is as big as a carpenter bee and the rufous flanks remembered Xylocopa frontalis, but with only one pair of wings is nothing but a big fly. It belongs to the family Asilidae, known as assassin or robber flies. This one is a bee robber fly since it frequently preys on honey bees. It causes important losses to beekeepers in the Pampas region


Southern Caracara
Caracara plancus
05-02-19 © Silvia Sokolovsky

This young Southern Caracara caught a snake?

05-02-19 © Silvia Sokolovsky
05-02-19 © Silvia Sokolovsky
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
05-02-19 © Silvia Sokolovsky

Chased by a Brown-chested Martin



Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
02-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
02-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
02-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
02-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-eyed Parakeet
Psittacara leucophtalmus
02-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Hooded Siskin
Sporagra magellanica
02-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
02-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
02-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Cocoi Heron
Ardea cocoi
02-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-capped Warbling-Finch
Poospiza melanoleuca
02-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Gilded Hummingbird
Hylocharis chrysura
02-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
02-02-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Last of January
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
29-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata
29-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
29-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Masked Gnatcatcher
Polioptila dumicola
29-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
29-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
29-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Eared Dove
Zenaida auriculata
29-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
12-01-19 © Héctor Horacio García
12-01-19 © Liliana H. Rodríguez
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus
12-01-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Picazuro Pigeon
Patagioenas picazuro
12-01-19 © Héctor Horacio García
White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
12-01-19 © Horacio Caamanio
Hooded Siskin
Sporagra magellanica
12-01-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Ultramarine Grosbeak
Cyanoloxia brissonii
12-01-19 © Héctor Horacio García
Yellow-chinned Spinetail
Certhiaxis cinnamomeus
05-01-19 © Liliana H. Rodríguez

Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
5-1-19 © Liliana H. Rodríguez