News - December 2017



Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Wattled Jacana
31-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Wattled Jacana
31-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Wattled Jacana
31-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
We bid farewell to the old year with this wattled jacana family

Last Saturday of the year. Very hot
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
Spot-winged Pigeon
30-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
Whistling Heron
30-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork
30-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
30-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi
White-faced Ibis
30-12-17 © Sergio Cusano

We counted 9 individuals. When they took flight they were 25.

Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
30-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
30-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata
Yellow-billed Cardinal
30-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Checkered Woodpecker
Veniliornis mixtus
Checkered Woodpecker
30-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
White-rumped Swallow
Tachycineta leucorrhoa
White-rumped Swallow
30-12-17 © Sergio Cusano



Feliz 2018© Matías Torreguitar
2017 is coming to an end, but ahead is 2018 and we are ready to make our best effort and put all our energy to go on. ¡¡¡Thanks everybody for helping in whatever way!!!
Sandy Gallito MTG Navidad© Matías Torreguitar
You did not only show us the ruddy ground-dove live but also send this beautiful drawing.

Many thanks, Matías, for this gallito which I share with all the friends of reservacostanera.



Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork
28-12-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
Maguari Stork
28-12-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
Maguari Stork
28-12-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
White-lined Tanager
Tachyphonus rufus
White-lined Tanager
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo

The male was also there

Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Swainson's Flycatcher
Myiarchus swainsoni
Swainson's Flycatcher
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
Whistling Heron
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
Streaked Flycatcher
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Spectacled Tyrant
Hymenops perspicillatus
Spectacled Tyrant
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Masked Yellowthroat
Geothlypis aequinoctialis
Masked Yellowthroat
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Double-collared Seedeater
Sporophila caerulescens
Double-collared Seedeater
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Double-collared Seedeater
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Brazilian Teal
Amazonetta brasiliensis
Brazilian Teal
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Brazilian Teal
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Checkered Woodpecker
Veniliornis mixtus
Checkered Woodpecker
26-12-17 © Marco Fidalgo

Female adult and juvenile


Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night-Heron
23-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
Fluvicola albiventer
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
23-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed Grebe
23-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis
23-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

With white-faced ibises

Bare-faced Ibis
23-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

With white-faced ibis on the right

Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
Southern Screamer
23-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk
23-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
23-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-crested Cardinal
Paroaria coronata
Red-crested Cardinal
23-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
Limpkin
23-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

With apple snail


Roseate Spoonbill
Platalea ajaja
Roseate Spoonbill
21-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Roseate Spoonbill
21-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-browed Blackbird
Sturnella superciliaris
White-browed Blackbird
21-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi
White-faced Ibis
21-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Ibis
21-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-crested Tyrannulet
Serpophaga subcristata
White-crested Tyrannulet
21-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
Streaked Flycatcher
21-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Zonotrichia capensis
Rufous-collared Sparrow
21-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufous-collared Sparrow
21-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
Red-fronted Coot
21-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Adult and chicks

Yellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata
Yellow-billed Cardinal
21-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian



Common Wall Gecko
Tarentola mauritanica
Gecko/Common Wall Gecko8-12-17 © RAP

Gecko/Common Wall Gecko8-12-17 © RAP
It belongs into the family Phyllodactylidae. It is native the Mediterranean Basin.
It climbs easily on vertical surfaces due to the adhesive disks of its fingers. It feeds on arthropods.
Assorted fauna
Polydamas Swallowtail
Battus polydamas
Borde de oro/Polydamas Swallowtail© J. Simón Tagtachian
Polydamas Swallowtail
Battus polydamas
Borde de oro/Polydamas Swallowtail© Javier González
Common Yellow
Eurema deva
Limoncito común/Common Yellow© J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard© Javier González/td>
Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard© Javier González/td>
Urutu pit viper
Bothrops alternatus
Yarará grande/Urutu pit viper© J. Simón Tagtachian
Urutu pit viper
Bothrops alternatus
Yarará grande/Urutu pit viper© Javier González
Urutu pit viper
Bothrops alternatus
Yarará grande/Urutu pit viper© J. Simón Tagtachian
Painted Turtle
Trachemys dorbignyi
Tortuga pintada/Painted Turtle© Javier González
Painted Turtle
Trachemys dorbignyi
Tortuga pintada/Painted Turtle© J. Simón Tagtachian
Bird Survey organized by the COARECS - December 16th, 2017
A Saturday very hot at the beginning and getting cloudy to prepare for the afternoon rain. 105 species were counted. No doubt the top record was the Yellow Cardinal.

Yellow Cardinal
Gubernatrix cristata
Yellow Cardinal
16-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Seen by Sergio and Marcelo
Yellow Cardinal
16-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow Cardinal
16-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow Cardinal
16-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
South American Snipe
Gallinago paraguaiae
South American Snipe
16-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Swainson's Flycatcher
Myiarchus swainsoni
Swainson's Flycatcher
16-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
Spot-winged Pigeon
16-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi
White-faced Ibis
16-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed Grebe
16-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-capped Warbling-Finch
Poospiza melanoleuca
Black-capped Warbling-Finch
16-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Small-billed Elaenia
Elaenia parvirostris
Small-billed Elaenia
16-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
Tropical Parula
16-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Double-collared Seedeater
Sporophila caerulescens
Double-collared Seedeater
16-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Ringed Teal
16-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Checkered Woodpecker
Veniliornis mixtus
Checkered Woodpecker
16-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Gray-breasted Martin
Progne chalybea
Gray-breasted Martin
16-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-rumped Swallow
Tachycineta leucorrhoa
White-rumped Swallow
16-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
Brown-chested Martin
16-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Saffron Finch
Sicalis flaveola
Saffron Finch
16-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Hooded Siskin
Spinus magellanicus
Hooded Siskin
16-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
Southern Screamer
16-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Creamy-bellied Thrush
Turdus amaurochalinus
Creamy-bellied Thrush
16-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Creamy-bellied Thrush
16-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Eared Dove
Zenaida auriculata
Eared Dove
16-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
White-eyed Parakeet
Psittacara leucophtalmus
White-eyed Parakeet
16-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
White-eyed Parakeet
16-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González



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Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork
15-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Snail Kite
15-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-eyed Parakeet
Psittacara leucophtalmus
White-eyed Parakeet
15-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Spectacled Tyrant
Hymenops perspicillatus
Spectacled Tyrant
15-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Gull Pond Laguna de las Gaviotas/Gull Pond

Laguna de las Gaviotas/Gull Pond

Laguna de las Gaviotas/Gull Pond15-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
View of the pond from the Lizard Path. As expected the water began to withdraw due to hot weather and masked ducks are no longer seen in this place.

Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
Limpkin
09-12-17 © Juan Carlos Ferreyra
02-12-17 © Guillermo Iván Spajic



Glaucous-blue Grosbeak
Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea
Glaucous-blue Grosbeak
09-12-17 © Juan Carlos Ferreyra
Glaucous-blue Grosbeak
09-12-17 © Juan Carlos Ferreyra
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
Whistling Heron
08-12-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night-Heron
08-12-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Double-collared Seedeater
Sporophila caerulescens
Double-collared Seedeater
08-12-17 © Ricardo Palonsky

Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
Kelp Gull
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
Spot-winged Pigeon
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González

With picazuro pigeons

Green-winged Saltator
Saltator similis
Green-winged Saltator
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos
Pectoral Sandpiper
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
Tropical Kingbird
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
Fluvicola albiventer
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
Yellow-winged Blackbird
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
Red-eyed Vireo
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Solitary Black Cacique
Cacicus solitarius
Solitary Black Cacique
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Spectacled Tyrant
Hymenops perspicillatus
Spectacled Tyrant
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Spectacled Tyrant
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Cocoi Heron
Ardea cocoi
Cocoi Heron
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
02-12-17 © Javier Guillermo González

White-browed Blackbird
Sturnella superciliaris
White-browed Blackbird
06-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-browed Blackbird
06-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-browed Blackbird
06-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork
06-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Maguari Stork
06-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Maguari Stork
06-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis
06-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-eyed Parakeet
Psittacara leucophtalmus
White-eyed Parakeet
06-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian



Fight against a tegu lizard
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
06-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
06-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
06-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
06-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
No matter the size. It is imperative to shoo it away



White-crested Tyrannulet
Serpophaga subcristata
02-12-17 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
02-12-17 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Neck movements while looking for food


Hybrid whistling-duck

2-12-17 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro



Dusky-legged Guan
Penelope obscura
Dusky-legged Guan
05-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Dusky-legged Guan
05-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Dusky-legged Guan
05-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Dusky-legged Guan
05-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Dusky-legged Guan
05-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork
05-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Maguari Stork
05-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret
05-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Plumbeous Rail
Pardirallus sanguinolentus
Plumbeous Rail
05-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
White-winged Becard
02-12-17 © Claudia Mon
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
Whistling Heron
02-12-17 © Claudia Mon



Views of the ponds Coipos y Gaviotas//Coypu and Gull Ponds10-11-17 © Eduardo Ibarra

Gaviotas/Gull Pond28-11-17 © Eduardo Ibarra

Patos/Duck Pond28-11-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melacoryphus
Cisne cuello negro/Black-necked Swan10-11-17 © Eduardo Ibarra

White-barred Piculet
Picumnus cirratus
White-barred Piculet
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Sulphur-throated Spinetail
Cranioleuca sulphurifera
Sulphur-throated Spinetail
02-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Sulphur-throated Spinetail
02-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Striated Heron
Butorides striata
Striated Heron
02-12-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork
02-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Swainson's Flycatcher
Myiarchus swainsoni
Swainson's Flycatcher
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
Streaked Flycatcher
02-12-17 © Matías Torreguitar
White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
White-winged Becard
02-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
Spot-winged Pigeon
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
Kelp Gull
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night-Heron
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
Yellow-winged Blackbird
02-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
European Starling
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Starling of normal appearance and a leucistic individual

European Starling
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Leucistic

European Starling
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Leucistic

Small-billed Elaenia
Elaenia parvirostris
Small-billed Elaenia
02-12-17 © Matías Torreguitar
Small-billed Elaenia
02-12-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
Fluvicola albiventer
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
02-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
Whistling Heron
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Snail Kite
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Gilded Hummingbird
Hylocharis chrysura
Gilded Hummingbird
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Ringed Teal
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos
Pectoral Sandpiper
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pectoral Sandpiper
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pectoral Sandpiper
02-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch
Poospiza nigrorufa
Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch
02-12-17 © Sergio Cusano

Hybrid Híbrido/Hybrid2-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Híbrido/Hybrid2-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Another hybrid of White-faced and Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba Swan
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Checkered Woodpecker
Veniliornis mixtus
Checkered Woodpecker
02-12-17 © Matías Torreguitar

Adult male and juvenile

Checkered Woodpecker
Veniliornis mixtus
Checkered Woodpecker
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Rosy-billed Pochard
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Eared Dove
Zenaida auriculata
Eared Dove
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Eared Dove
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Common Gallinule
02-12-17 © Sergio Cusano
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
Black-necked Swan
02-12-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian