News - December 2014

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Green Kingfisher
Choloroceryle americana
Martín pescador chico H/Green Kingfisher F© Gonzalo Díaz
Martín pescador chico H/Green Kingfisher FGonzalo saw this female on December 6th and sent the photos just in time to close the year
© Gonzalo Díaz
New butterfly species: Argon Skipper
Argon lota
Cien ojos/Argon Skipper© Flor
Cien ojos/Argon Skipper
© Flor
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
Picaflor común H/Glittering-bellied emerald FAt lantana
Lantana camara
© José Alberto Lell
Last butterflies of 2014
Silverdrop
Epargyreus tmolis
Plateada común/Silverdrop© Gustavo F. Brahamian

Atteva pustulella
Atteva pustulella© Flor
Eurytulus Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon eurytulus/em>
Frotadora común/Eurytulus Scrub-Hairstreak© Flor
Eurytulus Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon eurytulus/em>
Frotadora común/Eurytulus Scrub-Hairstreak© Flor
Other fauna
Cat
Felis silvestris catus
Gato/Cat© Nicolás Giorgio
Dog
Lupus canis familiaris
Perro/Dog© Victoria Mansilla
Brazilian Guinea Pig
Cavia aperea
Cuis grande/Brazilian Guinea Pig© Sergio Cusano
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Tupinambis teguixin
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard© Silvia Loiacono
Creole Frog
Leptodactylus latrans
Rana criolla/Creole Frog© Nicolás Giorgio
Bella Vista Toad
Rhinella fernandezae
Sapito cavador/Bella Vista Toad© Sergio Cusano
Side-necked Turtle
Phrynops hilarii
Tortuga de laguna/Side-necked Turtle© Sergio Cusano
Side-necked Turtle
Phrynops hilarii
Tortuga de laguna/Side-necked Turtle© Carlos González Ledo
Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
Pato barcino/Yellow-billed Teal 14-12 © Carlos González Ledo
Pato barcino/Yellow-billed Teal 30-12 © Nicolás Giorgio
White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
Anambé común H/White-winged Becard FFemale © Gustavo Brahamian
Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
Golondrina parda/Brown-chested  Martin © Carlos González Ledo
White-lined Tanager
Tachyphonus rufus
Frutero negro M/White-lined Tanager MMale © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Red-crested Cardinal
Paroaria coronata
Cardenal común J/Red-crested Cardinal JJuvenile © Nicolás Giorgio
Wren-like Rushbird
Phleocryptes melanops
Junquero/Wren-like Rushbird Junquero/Wren-like RushbirdCarrying a feather to cushion the inside
© Carlos González Ledo
Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
Caraú/LimpkinIn the red circles clusters of rosy eggs can be seen. These are laid by the Ampularia or Apple Snail
Pomacea canaliculata. Limpkins feed primarily on these snails.
© Nicolás Giorgio
Brazilian Teal
Amazonetta brasiliensis
Pato cutirí/Brazilian Teal © Carlos González Ledo
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
Sirirí pampa/White-faced Whistling-Duck© Carlos González Ledo
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Pato picazo MJ/Rosy-billed Pochard JM © Carlos González Ledo

European honey bee
Apis mellifera
European honey bee
17-10-13 © Flor A Modeo
European honey bee
27-09-14 © Elsa y Guillermo Marcaida
Tortoise beetle
Anacassis fuscata
Tortoise beetle
25-02-16 © Sergio Cusano
Tortoise beetle
Chelymorpha sp.
Tortoise beetle
13-09-14 © Sergio Cusano
Flea beetle
Alagoasa vigintisetemmaculata
Flea beetle
17-10-13 © Flor A Modeo
Flea beetle
Parchicola sp.
Flea beetle
17-10-13 © Flor A Modeo
Paraselenis sp
Paraselenis sp.
Paraselenis sp
08-10-14 © Sergio Cusano
Multicoloured Asian lady beetle
Harmonia axyridis
Multicoloured Asian lady beetle
13-09-14 © Sergio Cusano
Flesh fly
Oxycorsadexia varia
Flesh fly
27-08-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Flesh fly
Oxycorsadexia sp.
Flesh fly
13-09-14 © Sergio Cusano
Lady beetle
Cycloneda sanguinea
Lady beetle
18-09-14 © Sergio Cusano
Gymnetis pudibunda
Gymnetis pudibunda
Gymnetis pudibunda
13-12-14 © Victoria Mansilla
Solitary bee
Centris sp.
Solitary bee
14-12-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Solitary bee
14-12-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Carpenter bee
Xylocopa sp.
Carpenter bee
13-10-14 © Ignacio Agudelo
Bumblebee
Bombus sp.
Bumblebee
18-09-14 © Sergio Cusano
Hoverfly
Toxomerus politus
Hoverfly
13-11-15 © Flor A Modeo
Hoverfly
Palpada sp
Hoverfly
17-10-13 © Flor A Modeo
Red spider weaver
Alpaida gallardoi
Red spider weaver
17-10-13 © Flor A Modeo
Orb weaver
Parawixia sp
Orb weaver
08-10-14 © Sergio Cusano

December 27th Survey organized by the CoaRecs
Now all the paths were surveyed simultaneously. On this occasion 119 species were seen. All the information on www.coarecs.com.ar and phots and video of the stars of the day
Southern Beardless Tyrannulet
Camptostoma obsoletum
Piojito silbón/Southern Beardless Tyrannulet Piojito silbón/Southern Beardless Tyrannulet© Pablo Serur
White-barred Piculet
Picumnus cirratus
Carpinterito común M/White-barred Piculet M© Pablo Serur
Carpinterito común M/Wite-barred Piculet M© J. Simón Tagtachian
Carpinterito común M/White-barred Piculet M© Daniel Zelener
Carpinterito común M/White-barred Piculet M© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Long-winged Harrier
Circus buffoni
Gavilán planeador/Long-winged Harrier© J. Simón Tagtachian
Great Grebe
Great Grebe
Macá grande/Great Grebe© J. Simón Tagtachian
Warbling Doradito
Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris
Doradito común/Warbling Doradito© J. Simón Tagtachian
White-winged becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
Anambé comúnM/White-winged becard M© J. Simón Tagtachian
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
Garcita blanca/Snowy Egret© J. Simón Tagtachian
Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Caracolero/Snail Kite© J. Simón Tagtachian
Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Cigüeña/Maguari Stork Cigüeña/Maguari StorkA while before the release had begun we saw a big group of Maguari Storks flew by. In the photo 26 individuals can be counted but there were a lot more. The black colour on the wings varies from one individual to another. The more covered surface with black is the younger the individual is © J. Simón Tagtachian
Raptor Release Carancho-Simon BGR 12 14© Bea Grasso
Photos and videos of the release
December 20th Survey organized by the CoaRecs
On a rainy day the count was halfway done. Anyway 103 birds were registered. All the information on www.coarecs.com.ar and some photos of the most relevant birds
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
Fluvicola albiventer
Viudita blanca/Black-backed Water-Tyrant© Sergio Cusano
Viudita blanca/Black-backed Water-Tyrant© J. Simón Tagtachian
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
Chiflón/Whistling Heron© Sergio Cusano
White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
Paloma manchada/White-tipped Dove© J. Simón Tagtachian
Striated Heron
Fluvicola albiventer
Garcita azulada J/Striated Heron JJuvenile © J. Simón Tagtachian
Garcita azulada J/Striated Heron JJuvenile © Sergio Cusano
Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
Cuervillo cara pelada/Bare-faced IbisJuvenile © Sergio Cusano
Yerutí común
Leptotila verreauxi
Yerutí común/White-tipped Dove © J. Simón Tagtachian
Plumbeous Rail
Pardirallus sanguinolentus
Gallineta común/Plumbeous Rail© Sergio Cusano
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Macá pico grueso J/Pied-billed Grebe JJuvenile © Sergio Cusano
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Taguató común/Roadside Hawk © J. Simón Tagtachian
The reserve reserva8 SAC 12 14
Butterflies
Cassius Blue
Leptotes cassius
Yuyera/Cassius Blue© Victoria Mansilla
Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis senna marcellina
Azufrada común/Cloudless Sulphur© Victoria Mansilla
Leucanella
Leucanella viridiscens
Leucanella viridiscensOn Cock spur tree
Erythrina crista-galli leaves © Dolores Fernández
Perezosa sp
Actinote sp.
Perezosa sp/Lazy sp© Rubén Cocca
Claudina Crescent
Tegosa claudina
Claudina/Claudina Crescent© Sergio Cusano
Claudina Crescent
Tegosa claudina
Claudina/Claudina Crescent© Sergio Cusano
Southamerican Lady
Vanessa braziliensis
Dama pintada/Southamerican Lady© Sergio Cusano
Southamerican Lady
Vanessa braziliensis
Dama pintada/Southamerican LadyAt
Dispsacus fullonum © Victoria Mansilla
Common Yellow
Eurema deva
Limoncito común/Common Yellow© Sergio Cusano
Celmis Satyr
Ypthimoides celmis
Marrón del pastizal/Celmis Satyr © Sergio Cusano
Mexican Silverspot
Dione moneta
Moneta/Mexican Silverspot© Sergio Cusano
Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae maculosa
espejitos VIM 12 14 © Victoria Mansilla
Southern Buckeye
Junonia genoveva hilaris
cuatro ojos c SAC 12 14© Sergio Cusano
Bella Mapwing
Hypanartia bella
bellísima SAC 12 14 © Sergio Cusano
Some flowers of December
White brush
Aloysia gratissima
Cedrón del monte/White brush© Dolores Fernández
Nim nim
Acmella decumbens
Nim nim/Creeping spotflower© Dolores Fernández
Whitemouth dayflower
Commelina erecta
Flor de Santa Lucía/Whitemouth dayflower© Sergio Cusano
Bristly Oxtongue
Picris echioides
Lengua de gato/Bristly Oxtongue© Sergio Cusano

Salvia procurrens
Salvia de sombra/Salvia procurrens© Dolores Fernández

Eupatorium hecatanthum

Eupatorium hecatanthum
Falsa chilca/Eupatorium hecatanthum© Dolores Fernández
Ocean blue morning glory
Ipomoea indica
Campanilla violeta/Ocean blue morning glory© Sergio Cusano
Morning glory
Ipomoea cairica
Campanilla lila/Morning glory© Sergio Cusano
South American mock vervain
Glandularia pulchella
Verbena morada/South American mock vervain© Dolores Fernández
Devil's claw
Ibicella lutea
Cuernos del diablo/Devil's claws© Dolores Fernández
Plumeless thistle
Carduus acanthoides
Cardo común/Plumeless thistle© Sergio Cusano
Cock spur tree
Erythina crista-galli
Ceibo/Cock spur tree© Sergio Cusano
Calico flower
Aristoloquia elegans
Aristoloquia/Calico flower© Sergio Cusano Aristoloquia/Calico flower© J. Simón Tagtachian
Aristoloquia/Calico flower© J. Simón Tagtachian Aristoloquia/Calico flower© J. Simón Tagtachian
Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
Golondrina parda/Brown-chested Martin Golondrina parda/Brown-chested MartinAs usual reusing the Rufous Hornero's nest
© Victoria Mansilla
White-rumped Swallow
Tachycineta leucorrhoa
Golondrina ceja blanca/White-rumped Swallow© J. Simón Tagtachian
Grey-breasted Martin
Progne chalybea
Golondrina doméstica/Grey-breasted Martin© J. Simón Tagtachian
Golondrina doméstica/Grey-breasted Martin© J. Simón Tagtachian
Greyish Saltator
Saltator coerulescens
Pepitero gris/Greyish Saltator© Sergio Cusano
Chicks not that young
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Pato picazo MJ/Rosy-billed Pochard MJThe plumage does not still show changes, but we can see the colour change of the bill which is rosy and of the eye which is red in the adult
© Dolores Fernández
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Pollona negraJ/Common GallinuleJ© Sergio Cusano
Shiny Cowbird
Molothrus bonariensis
Tordo renegrido J/Shiny Cowbird J© J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi
Cuervillo de cañada/White-faced Ibis© Dolores Fernández
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Macá pico grueso/Pied-billed Grebe© Eduardo Ibarra
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
Sirirí pampa/White-faced Whistling-Duck© Sergio Cusano
Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
Gallareta escudete rojo/Red-fronted Coot© Sergio Cusano
Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
Pato barcino/Yellow-billed TealDetalle del espejo alar ocre-negro-blancuzco
© Gustavo F. Brahamian
Gilded Sapphire
Hylocharis chrysura
Picaflor bronceado/Gilded Sapphire© Gustavo F Brahamian
Great Pampa Finch
Embernagra platensis
Verdón/Great Pampa Finch© Sergio Cusano
Bran-coloured Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
Mosqueta estriada/Bran-coloured Flycatcher© Sergio Cusano
Cocoi Heron
Ardea cocoi
Garza mora/Cocoi Heron© J. Simón Tagtachian
Masked Yellowthroat
Geothlypis aequinoctialis
Arañero cara negra H/Masked Yellowthroat FFemale © J. Simón Tagtachian
Variable Oriole
Icterus pyrrhopterus
Boyerito/Variable Oriole© Sergio Cusano
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata
Cardenilla/Yellow-billed Cardinal© Sergio Cusano
White-winged Coot
Fulica leucoptera
Gallareta chica/White-winged Coot© Nicolás Giorgio
Masked Gnatcatcher
Polioptila dumicola
Tacuarita azul/Masked Gnatcatcher Tacuarita azul/Masked Gnatcatcher More information on this nest
© Victoria Mansilla
Sayaca Tanager
Thraupis sayaca
Celestino/Sayaca Tanager© Nicolás Giorgio
Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus
Pato fierro/Masked Duck© Nicolás Giorgio
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterohrys
Suirirí amarillo/Yellow-browed Tyrant© Victoria Mansilla
Creamy-bellied Thrush
Turdus amaurochalinus
Zorzal chalchalero/Creamy-bellied Thrush© Victoria Mansilla
Green-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
Carpintero real/Green-barred Woodpecker© Victoria Mansilla
Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Caracolero/Snail Kite© J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi
Cuervillo de cañada/White-faced Ibis© J. Simón Tagtachian
White-barred Piculet
Picumnus cirratus
Carpinterito común M/White-barred Piculet M© Claudia y Diego Bastías
The male is still here. Will there be a wedding?
Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus
Pato fierro M/Masked Duck M© Silvia Loiacono

Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
09-12-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Chinchero chico/Narrow-billed Woodcreeper© J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Garza bruja/Black-crowned Night-Heron© J. Simón Tagtachian
Blue-and-white Swallow
Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Golondrina barranquera/Blue-and-white Swallow© J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Lapwing
Vanellus chilensis
Tero común/Southern Lapwing© J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
Chiví común/Red-eyed Vireo© Silvia Loiacono
Yellow bird of paradise
Caesalpinia gilliesi
Barba de chivo/Yellow bird of paradise© Silvia Loiacono
Shrub of arid zones with a very striking flower. Yellow petals contrast with red extensions, the stamens, which protrude remarkably.
Little peach nightshade
Solanum malacoxylon
<Varilla/Little-peach nightshade© Nicolás Giorgio
Shrub which grows in flooded areas. Toxic to the cattle.
Scrub Blackbird
Dives warszewiczi
Tordo de matorral/Scrub Blackbird© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Campo Flicker
Colaptes campestris
Carpintero campestre/Campo Flicker© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-HeronTodavía se trasluce el plumaje juvenil
© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Problems in the neighbourhood sirirí pekin NGG 12 14 sirirí pekin1 NGG 12 14 sirirí pekin2 NGG 12 14 sirirí pekin3 NGG 12 14© Nicolás Giorgio
Grey-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus
Chiricote J/Grey-necked Wood-Rail J© J. Simón Tagtachian
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Pato de collar/Ringed Teal© Sergio Cusano
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
Sirirí colorado/Fulvous Whistling-Duck Sirirí colorado/Fulvous Whistling-DuckFirst family since their arrival
© Sergio Cusano
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Brotogeris chiriri
Catita chirirí/Yellow-chevroned Parakeet © Sergio Cusano
Spot-flanked Gallinule
Gallinula melanops
Pollona pintada/Spot-flanked Gallinule © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron© J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
Gallareta escudete rojoJ/Red-fronted CootJ© Sergio Cusano
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Benteveo común/Great Kiskadee © Sergio Cusano