News - August 2014
|What birds are expected to arrive? More birds have been added to the list. Clic on Winter birds to see the list|
Andrés Capdevielle, in charge of the Raptor Rehabilitation Center tells us that this Chimango Caracara is "Dalma". Early in 2014, two chimango chicks were brought to the Center and we called them Dalma and Gianina. They were raised with other chimangoes which can not be realeased
|New butterfly species: White-striped Longtail
Chioides catillus© Victoria Mansilla
© Victoria Mansilla
It is called longtail due to its long and delicate tails which are not seen here. They are very fragile
|A few butterfies in August|
Viola minor© Victoria Mansilla
Cyanophrys remus© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Riodina lyssipoides© Dolores Fernández
Hypanartia bella© Victoria Mansilla
The photo did not allow a precise identification and there were differences of opinion over it. The photo was taken near the coast at Canal Viamonte.
We spread the word to find it and reveal the mistery.
Dives warszewiczi. This blackbird inhabits in Ecuador and Perú. So we believe it must have escaped o have been released.
Myocastor coypusSiguen en Canal Viamonte © Claudia y Diego Bastías
|Release of rehabilitated birds The Rehab Center released three birds which had completed their treatment on the premises in Costanera. A Barn Owl, a Harris's Hawk and an American Kestrel. © Gustavo F. Brahamian
|Canal Viamonte Learning how to use this little camera. We bigin at Canal Viamonte
© Cora Rimoldi
Without doubt its colour calls the attention as much as its song. And it has been hunted to be caged. This along with the destruction of its habitat has significantly contributed to the decline of the population to the extent of being considered a threatened species.
It inhabits mainly open woods and shrublands. So it does not belong in our ecoregion. Nevertheless, it appears from time to time. Individuals are thought to have escaped or to have been released.
|Views at dusk Coscoroba swans at dusk
© Amelia Besana
|New foodstands © J. Simón Tagtachian|
|Pump working It was very good to see the pump drawing water into Coypu Pond through Canal Viamonte.
© Nicolás Giorgio
|Birds facing their image Three stories Nicolás Giorgio registered on the behaviour of birds facing their image.|
|Brazilian Guinea Pig
Cavia aperea © Alec Earnshaw