News - April 2010


Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
24-04-10 © Jorge García Vicente
Plush-crested Jay
Cyanocorax chrysops
Plush-crested Jay
24-04-10 © Jorge García Vicente
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Ringed Teal
24-04-10 © Jorge García Vicente
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Ringed Teal
25-04-10 © Roberto Ares
Ringed Teal
25-04-10 © Roberto Ares
Nenday Parakeet
Aratinga nenday
Nenday Parakeet
25-04-10 © José Luis Merlo

Eating fruits of Melia azederach


New bird species
Short-billed Pipit
Anthus furcatus
Short-billed Pipit
24-04-10 © Silvia Vitale
Short-billed Pipit
24-04-10 © Silvia Vitale

Blue-and-white Swallow
Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Blue-and-white Swallow
18-04-10 © Carlos González Ledo
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
25-04-10 © Jorge García Vicente
Sooty-fronted Spinetail
Synallaxis frontalis
Sooty-fronted Spinetail
25-04-10 © Carlos González Ledo
Gilded Hummingbird
Hylocharis chrysura
Gilded Hummingbird
24-04-10 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Wood Stork
Mycteria americana
Wood Stork
18-04-10 © Carlos González Ledo

Detail of one of the five groups of more than 50 individuals flying by migrating north.

Wood Stork
18-04-10 © Jorge García Vicente
Wood Stork
18-04-10 © Jorge García Vicente
Greater Ani
Crotophaga major
Greater Ani
17-04-10 © Santiago Alemán
Vermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Vermilion Flycatcher
17-04-10 © José Luis Merlo
Chestnut-capped Blackbird
Chrysomus ruficapillus
Chestnut-capped Blackbird
04-04-10 © Carlos González Ledo
White-banded Mockingbird
Mimus triurus
White-banded Mockingbird
04-04-10 © Carlos González Ledo
White-banded Mockingbird
04-04-10 © Carlos González Ledo
Solitary Black Cacique
Cacicus solitarius
Solitary Black Cacique
04-04-10 © Carlos González Ledo

Side-necked Turtle
Phrynops hilarii
Tortuga de laguna/Side-necked TurtleLaying eggs on Lizard Path © C. y T. Di Mauro
New moth: Ello Sphinx Moth
Erinnyis ello
Gusano de la yuca/Ello Sphinx MothTop: Moth next to chrysalis. Bottom: Caterpillar eating leaves of curupí
Sapium haematospermum © Lucas Damer

Wood Stork
Mycteria americana
18-04-10 © Roberto Ares

A hundred of individuals flew past the reserve following the coastline, certainly on its migration route to the north. Some time later only 70 individuals cambe back. Some reason, perhaps bad weather conditions, caused them to stop. Since they could not find a place big enough to be all together, they scattered in groups. This group reached the chimneys of the electricity plant, circled them a couple of times and disappeared from sight. They possibly landed in the surroundings. Half an hour later a small group of 30 individuals was seen flying north and then south again.




New mammal: Hoary Bat
Lasiurus cinereus
Murciélago escarchado/Hoary Bat This bat has solitary habits. It is an insectivore, though it prefers moths. It is migratory but it has been seen interacting in cold weather, too. It is 8 cm long. © Norberto Oste