News - August 2013

Campo Flicker
Colaptes campestris
Campo Flicker
31-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Making the typical courtship movements

Campo Flicker
31-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Making the typical courtship movements


Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Great Kiskadee
31-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

It seems a cheer leader, but it must be gathering material for the nest

White-tipped Plantcutter
Phytotoma rutila
White-tipped Plantcutter
31-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret
01-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
Yellow-winged Blackbird
31-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

We generally see the yellow shoulder. This time the underwing coverts which are also yellow

Vermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Vermilion Flycatcher
31-08-13 © Dolores Fernández

The first vermilion flycatcher photographed this season


Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed Grebe
31-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pied-billed Grebe
31-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pied-billed Grebe
31-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pied-billed Grebe
31-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pied-billed Grebe
31-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed Grebe
27-08-13 © Nicolás Giorgio

A Pied-billed Grebe in nuptial plumage (black ring, black throat and white eyering) and calling. A typical behaviour during the breeding season. And now we know that it is not alone. Sally told us that she saw three individuals at Coipos calling and pursuing among them. Will they be the first to open the breeding season at this new Coypu Pond? This species used to breed here.

Grey-throated Warbling-Finch
Poospiza cabanisi
Grey-throated Warbling-Finch
24-08-13 © Pablo Serur

Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis
31-08-13 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi
White-faced Ibis
31-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Cocoi Heron
Ardea cocoi
Cocoi Heron
31-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Snail Kite
31-08-13 © Dolores Fernández
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
Yellow-winged Blackbird
30-08-13 © Nicolás Giorgio
Yellow-winged Blackbird
31-08-13 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Great Kiskadee
31-08-13 © Gustavo F. Brahamian

With a frog


White-tailed Kite
Elanus leucurus
White-tailed Kite
13-04-13 © Carlos Valpreda
White-tailed Kite
13-04-13 © Carlos Valpreda
White-tailed Kite
26-10-11 © Carlos Valpreda
White-tailed Kite
26-10-11 © Carlos Valpreda
Thanks to Carlos we add the records of this raptor though old they are very valuable, Besides a female blue-billed black tyrant
Blue-billed Black-Tyrant
Knipolegus cyanirostris
Blue-billed Black-Tyrant
19-05-12 © Carlos Valpreda

Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed Grebe
17-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba Swan
17-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
10-08-13 © Carlos Agulian

A bunch of fruits for my lady

Hepatic Tanager
Piranga flava
Hepatic Tanager
25-08-13 © Carlos González Ledo
Checkered Woodpecker
Veniliornis mixtus
Checkered Woodpecker
24-08-13 © Rodolfo Pani
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
25-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Campo Flicker
Colaptes campestris
Campo Flicker
24-08-13 © Carlos Agulian
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant
17-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Sayaca Tanager
Thraupis sayaca
Sayaca Tanager
17-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
Yellow-winged Blackbird
17-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Snail Kite
18-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-tipped Plantcutter
Phytotoma rutila
White-tipped Plantcutter
17-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Green-winged Saltator
Saltator similis
Green-winged Saltator
19-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Caracara
Caracara plancus
Southern Caracara
17-08-13 © Gustavo F. Brahamian

Picture composition


Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Common Gallinule
17-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-gartered Coot
Fulica armillata
Red-gartered Coot
17-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Monk Parakeet
Myiopsitta monachus
Monk Parakeet
19-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Picui Ground Dove
Columbina picui
Picui Ground Dove
24-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-banded Mockingbird
Mimus triurus
White-banded Mockingbird
24-08-13 © Francisco González Táboas
House Wren
Troglodytes aedon
House Wren
17-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Long-winged Harrier
Circus buffoni
Long-winged Harrier
24-08-13 © Fabio Marquez
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
Yellow-browed Tyrant
19-08-13 © Pablo Serur
Golden-crowned Warbler
Basileuterus culicivorus
Golden-crowned Warbler
17-08-13 © Rodolfo Pani
Spectacled Tyrant
Hymenops perspicillatus
Spectacled Tyrant
23-08-13 © Nicolás Giorgio

Nenday Parakeet
Aratinga nenday
Nenday Parakeet
15-02-13 © Nicolás Giorgio
Nenday Parakeet
15-02-13 © Nicolás Giorgio

This sequence was taken in a park adjacent to the reserve in February 2013. An adult is feeding a juvenile. These parakeets nest in tree holes. When juveniles leave the nest they look very much like an adult with the exception of their black legs. The adullts' are rosy.


Chilean Flamingo
Phoenicopterus chilensis
Chilean Flamingo
15-07-11 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Another very valuable photo of 2011



Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Glaucidium brasilianum
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
17-08-13 © Pablo Serur

With prey 

White-rumped Swallow
Tachycineta leucorrhoa
White-rumped Swallow
17-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Greyish Baywing
Agelaioides badius
Greyish Baywing
17-08-13 © Gustavo F. Brahamian

Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
18-08-13 © Carlos González Ledo
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
Tropical Parula
18-08-13 © Carlos González Ledo
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata
Yellow-billed Cardinal
17-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Picazuro Pigeon
Patagioenas picazuro
Picazuro Pigeon
22-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Two ringed raptors
Chimango Caracara
Milvago chimango
Chimango Caracara
19-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

As usual Andrés Capdevielle provides the information on ringed birds. This is a very special Chimango Caracara Milvago chimango since it was released on 27th of July, 2012 when the Rehabilitation Center opened. 

Chimango Caracara
27-04-12 © Andrés Capdevielle

Chimango Caracara released when the Raptor Rehabilitation Center was opened on 27th April, 2012

Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
01-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

This hawk has two rings and coincides with one realeased during a practical class of a crush course on raptors on July 28th 2013.


Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
Red-fronted Coot
17-08-13 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Giant Wood-Rail
Aramides ypecaha
Giant Wood-Rail
17-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch
Poospiza nigrorufa
Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch
19-08-13 © Carlos González Ledo
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
14-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Today's menu: frogs
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
21-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-tufted Grebe
Rollandia rolland
White-tufted Grebe
21-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Red-crested Finch
28-07-13 © Marcelo Chelo
Red-crested Finch
28-07-13 © Marcelo Chelo

Salida práctica del Curso de Rapaces de Aves Argentinas en la RECS rapaces-GFB-7-13Ver más fotos

Long-tailed Reed Finch
Donacospiza albifrons
Long-tailed Reed Finch
14-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Long-tailed Reed Finch
14-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
14-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Water birds are showing up at Coypu Pond
Great Egret
Ardea alba
Great Egret
10-08-13 © Nicolás Giorgio
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
10-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Spot-flanked Gallinule
Gallinula melanops
Spot-flanked Gallinule
10-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Silver Teal
Anas versicolor
Silver Teal
10-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-winged Coot
Fulica leucoptera
White-winged Coot
10-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
11-08-13 © Carlos González Ledo

Snake-necked Turtle
Hydromedusa tectifera
Tortuga cuello de serpiente/Snake-necked Turtle© Pablo Serur

White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove
14-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-lined Tanager
Tachyphonus rufus
White-lined Tanager
14-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Eating loquat Eriobotrya japonica.

Green-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
Green-barred Woodpecker
10-08-13 © Juan Pablo Muszkats
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
10-08-13 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Variable Oriole
Icterus pyrrhopterus
Variable Oriole
10-08-13 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Golden-crowned Warbler
Basileuterus culicivorus
Golden-crowned Warbler
11-08-13 © Carlos González Ledo
Golden-crowned Warbler
11-08-13 © Carlos González Ledo
Golden-crowned Warbler
11-08-13 © Carlos González Ledo

To get dry and preen after a nice bath

Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant
Muscisaxicola maclovianus
Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant
10-08-13 © Juan Pablo Muszkats
Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
Yellow-billed Teal
10-08-13 © Gustavo F. Brahamian

Solving a problem Pirincho/Guira cuckooRead Nicolás's story © Nicolás Giorgio

White-rumped Swallow
Tachycineta leucorrhoa
White-rumped Swallow
08-08-13 © Claudia y Diego Bastías

Just like last year! The first to arrive. Diego saw a small group of 5 or 8 near the pond at Brasil

Great Egret
Ardea alba
Great Egret
01-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

This photo was taken on 1st of August, a day after the fire. From the stone wall this egret observes the post-fire view. The egrets on its back and the lore already turning green indicate the arrival of the breeding season

Warbling Doradito
Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris
Warbling Doradito
28-07-13 © Pablo Serur

New mammal species: House mouse
Mus musculus
ratón-casero4-JST-7-13© J. Simón Tagtachian Ratón-Casero-NGG-8-13© Nicolás Giorgio

Fawn-breasted Tanager
Pipraeidea melanonota
Fawn-breasted Tanager
03-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Many-colored Rush Tyrant
Tachuris rubrigastra
Many-colored Rush Tyrant
01-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Long-winged Harrier
Circus buffoni
Long-winged Harrier
07-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rusty-collared Seedeater
Sporophila collaris
Rusty-collared Seedeater
03-08-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian

New flames, old ghosts incendioOn the 31st of July the fire caught everyone's eye once more See more