News - December 2014

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Green Kingfisher
Chloroceryle americana
Green Kingfisher
06-12-14 © Gonzalo Díaz
Green Kingfisher
06-12-14 © Gonzalo Díaz
Gonzalo vio a esta hembra el 6 de diciembre y mandó las fotos justo para cerrar el 2014
New butterfly species: Argon Skipper
Argon lota
Cien ojos/Argon Skipper© Flor
Cien ojos/Argon Skipper
© Flor

Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
Glittering-bellied Emerald
23-12-14 © José Alberto Lell

At lantana Lantana camara


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
Yellow-billed Teal
14-12-14 © Carlos González Ledo
Yellow-billed Teal
30-12-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
White-winged Becard
27-12-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
Brown-chested Martin
28-12-14 © Carlos González Ledo
White-lined Tanager
Tachyphonus rufus
White-lined Tanager
27-12-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Red-crested Cardinal
Paroaria coronata
Red-crested Cardinal
30-12-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Wren-like Rushbird
Phleocryptes melanops
Wren-like Rushbird
26-12-14 © Carlos González Ledo
Wren-like Rushbird
26-12-14 © Carlos González Ledo

Lining the nest

Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
Limpkin
30-12-14 © Nicolás Giorgio

Inside the circles rosy racemes of snail apple eggs Pomacea canaliculata, which is the main food of limpkins

Brazilian Teal
Amazonetta brasiliensis
Brazilian Teal
26-12-14 © Carlos González Ledo
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling-Duck
26-12-14 © Carlos González Ledo
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Rosy-billed Pochard
26-12-14 © Carlos González Ledo

This juvenile male is turning black. The bill is rosy and the eye red


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 photos and video of the stars of the day

Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Camptostoma obsoletum
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
27-12-14 © Pablo Serur
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
27-12-14 © Pablo Serur
White-barred Piculet
Picumnus cirratus
White-barred Piculet
27-12-14 © Pablo Serur
White-barred Piculet
27-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-barred Piculet
27-12-14 © Daniel Zelener
White-barred Piculet
27-12-14 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
14-04-18 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Long-winged Harrier
Circus buffoni
Long-winged Harrier
27-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Light morph

Great Grebe
Podiceps major
Great Grebe
27-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Warbling Doradito
Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris
Warbling Doradito
27-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
White-winged Becard
27-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret
27-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Snail Kite
27-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork
22-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

A 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 black the surface is the younger the individual

Maguari Stork
22-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

A 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 black the surface is the younger the individual

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
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
20-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
20-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
Whistling Heron
20-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
Spot-winged Pigeon
20-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Striated Heron
Butorides striata
Striated Heron
20-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Striated Heron
20-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis
20-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove
20-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Plumbeous Rail
Pardirallus sanguinolentus
Plumbeous Rail
20-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed Grebe
20-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk
20-12-14 © 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
Brown-chested Martin
13-12-14 © Victoria Mansilla
Brown-chested Martin
13-12-14 © Victoria Mansilla
White-rumped Swallow
Tachycineta leucorrhoa
White-rumped Swallow
14-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Feeding on the wing

Gray-breasted Martin
Progne chalybea
Gray-breasted Martin
14-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Gray-breasted Martin
14-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Grayish Saltator
Saltator coerulescens
Grayish Saltator
14-12-14 © Sergio Cusano

Chicks not that young
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Rosy-billed Pochard
13-12-14 © Dolores Fernández

A juvenile male changing into adult male plumage

The 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
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Common Gallinule
14-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Shiny Cowbird
Molothrus bonariensis
Shiny Cowbird
14-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi
White-faced Ibis
13-12-14 © Dolores Fernández
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling-Duck
14-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
Red-fronted Coot
14-12-14 © Sergio Cusano

Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
Yellow-billed Teal
17-12-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian

Detail of the ochre-black-whitish speculum

Gilded Hummingbird
Hylocharis chrysura
Gilded Hummingbird
17-12-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Great Pampa-Finch
Embernagra platensis
Great Pampa-Finch
14-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
Bran-colored Flycatcher
14-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Cocoi Heron
Ardea cocoi
Cocoi Heron
14-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Masked Yellowthroat
Geothlypis aequinoctialis
Masked Yellowthroat
13-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Variable Oriole
Icterus pyrrhopterus
Variable Oriole
14-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata
Yellow-billed Cardinal
14-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
White-winged Coot
Fulica leucoptera
White-winged Coot
12-12-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Masked Gnatcatcher
Polioptila dumicola
Masked Gnatcatcher
14-12-14 © Victoria Mansilla
Masked Gnatcatcher
14-12-14 © Victoria Mansilla
Sayaca Tanager
Thraupis sayaca
Sayaca Tanager
10-12-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus
Masked Duck
12-12-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
Yellow-browed Tyrant
04-12-14 © Victoria Mansilla
Creamy-bellied Thrush
Turdus amaurochalinus
Creamy-bellied Thrush
04-12-14 © Victoria Mansilla
Green-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
Green-barred Woodpecker
06-12-14 © Victoria Mansilla
Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Snail Kite
08-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi
White-faced Ibis
08-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-barred Piculet
Picumnus cirratus
White-barred Piculet
09-12-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus
Masked Duck
06-12-14 © Silvia Loiacono

Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
09-12-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías

Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
06-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night-Heron
06-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Blue-and-white Swallow
Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Blue-and-white Swallow
06-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Lapwing
Vanellus chilensis
Southern Lapwing
06-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
Red-eyed Vireo
06-12-14 © 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
Scrub Blackbird
05-12-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Campo Flicker
Colaptes campestris
Campo Flicker
05-12-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
05-12-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías

The juvenal plumage still shows through

White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling-Duck
03-12-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
White-faced Whistling-Duck
03-12-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
White-faced Whistling-Duck
03-12-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
White-faced Whistling-Duck
03-12-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
04-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Ringed Teal
02-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
02-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
02-12-14 © Sergio Cusano

First family since their return

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Brotogeris chiriri
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
02-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Brotogeris chiriri
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
02-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Spot-flanked Gallinule
Gallinula melanops
Spot-flanked Gallinule
02-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
02-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
Red-fronted Coot
02-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Great Kiskadee
02-12-14 © Sergio Cusano
Great Kiskadee
06-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Great Kiskadee
06-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Great Kiskadee
06-12-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian