News - January 2014

Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Pato picazo J/Rose-billed Pochard JJuvenile © Bea Grasso
Bay-winged Cowbird
Agelaioides badius
Tordo músico J/Bay-winged Cowbird JJuvenile © Bea Grasso
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Pollona negra J/Common Gallinule JJuvenile © Bea Grasso
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
Garcita blanca/Snowy Egret© J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
Sirirí pampa/White-faced Whistling-Duck© J. Simón Tagtachian
White-tufted Grebe
Rollandia rolland
Macá común/White-tufted GrebeAdults with juveniles © J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
Gallareta escudete rojo/Red-fronted Coot © J. Simón TagtachianGallareta escudete rojo/Red-fronted Coot© J. Simón Tagtachian Gallareta escudete rojo/Red-fronted CootThere is an increasing number of coots at Coypu. In this cases three Red-fronted Coots in a stage of breeding. Two of them with newly-born chicks and the one at the bottom is building the nest. It is an elaborate basket made of cattail leaves
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Chestnut-capped Blackbird
Chrysomus ruficapillus
Varillero congo/Chestnut-capped BlackbirdAdult and juvenile © J. Simón Tagtachian
Unicolored Blackbird
Agelasticus cyanopus
Varillero negro JM/ Unicolored Blackbird JMJuvenile © J. Simón Tagtachian
Creamy-bellied Thrush
Turdus amaurochalinus
Zorzal chalchalero J/Creamy-bellied Thrush JJuvenile © J. Simón Tagtachian
Screaming Cowbird
Molothrus rufoaxillaris
Tordo pico corto/Screaming Cowbird© J. Simón Tagtachian Tordo pico corto/Screaming Cowbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
Chiví común/Red-eyed Vireo© J. Simón Tagtachian
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
Mosqueta estriada/Bran-colored Flycatcher© J. Simón Tagtachian
Masked Yellowthroat
Geothlypis aequinoctialis
Arañero cara negra H/Masked Yellowthroat FFemale © J. Simón Tagtachian
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
Estornino pinto J/European Starling JJuvenil © J. Simón Tagtachian
Picui Ground Dove
Columbina picui
Torcacita común/Picui Ground Dove© J. Simón Tagtachian
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Macá pico grueso/Pied-billed GrebeAnother species which is breeding again in Costanera © Gustavo F Brahamian Macá pico grueso/Pied-billed Grebe© J. Simón Tagtachian
Guira Cuckoo
Guira guira
Pirincho/Guira Cuckoo© J. Simón Tagtachian Pirincho/Guira Cuckoo© J. Simón Tagtachian Pirincho/Guira CuckooCuckoos mating © J. Simón Tagtachian

Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
25-01-14 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Feeding the chick with a coleopteran

The adult brought a nice morsel. It is a male of Rhino beetle Diloboderus abderus. In Gustavo's photo it is in full-length body and alive and kicking
Rhino beetle
28-01-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Limpkin at Coypu Pond
Aramus guarauna
Caraú/Limpkin Caraú/Limpkin© Nicolás Giorgio

Masked Gnatcatcher
Polioptila dumicola
29-01-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Female feeding two out of three chicks. Photos in video format


White-patched Skipper
Chiomara asychis autander
Emparchada/White-patched Skipper© Astrid Wessels
Monk Parakeet
Myiopsitta monachus
Cotorra/Monk Parakeet© Gustavo F Brahamian
Budgerigar
Melopsittacus undulatus
Cotorrita australiana/Budgerigar© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Gecko Gecko/Gecko© J. Simón Tagtachian
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Jacana/Wattled Jacana© Gustavo F Brahamian
Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos
Playerito pectoral/Pectoral Sandpiper© J. Simón Tagtachian Playerito pectoral/Pectoral Sandpiper © J. Simón TagtachianPlayerito pectoral/Pectoral Sandpiper© J. Simón Tagtachian
Green Kingfisher
Cholorceryle americana
Nartín pescador chico H/Green Kingfisher© Pablo Serur Martín pescador chico H/Green Kingfisher F© Pablo Serur Martín pescador chico H/Green Kingfisher FFemale © Pablo Serur
Black-headed Duck
Heteronetta atricapilla
Pato cabeza negra M/Black-headed Duck MMale © J. Simón Tagtachian
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
Garcita blanca/Snowy Egret© Elsa y Guillermo
Striated Heron
Butorides striata
Garcita azulada/Striated Heron© Elsa y Guillermo
Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes
Pitotoy chico/Lesser Yellowlegs© Elsa y Guillermo Pitotoy chico/Lesser YellowlegsAlong with White-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus© Elsa y Guillermo
Ultramarine Grosbeak
Cyanocompsa brissonii
Reinamora grande M/Ultramarine Grosbeak MMale © J. Simón Tagtachian

White-lined Tanager
Tachyphonus rufus
15-01-14 © Amelia Besana

Parasitized by shiny cowbird

With the White-lined Tanager. we reach the tenth species parasitized by the Shiny Cowbird which has been registered in Costanera.
Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Cigüeña americana/Maguari Stork© J. Simón Tagtachian Cigüeña americana/Maguari StorkAdults and juveniles © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-eyed Parakeet
Aratinga leucophtalma
Calancate ala roja/White-eyed Parakeet© J. Simón Tagtachian
More juveniles
Scarlet-headed Blackbird
Amblyramphus holosericeus
Federal/Scarlet-headed Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian Federal/Scarlet-headed Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Vermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Churrinche J/Vermilion Flycatcher J© J. Simón Tagtachian
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Benteveo común/Great Kiskadee© Gustavo F Brahamian
Masked Gnatcatcher
Poliotila dumicola
Tacuarita azul/Masked Gnatcatcher© Amelia Besana
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Pato de collar/Ringed Teal© J. Simón Tagtachian
Two butterflies
Polydamas Swallowtail
Battus polydamas polydamas
Borde de oro/Polydamas Swallowtail© Gustavo F Brahamian
Julia
Dryas iulia alcionea
Julia/Julia© J. Simón Tagtachian
Thick-tailed Opposum
Lutreolina crassicaudata
Comadreja colorada/Thick-tailed Opposum© Astrid Wessels
Pied Water-Tyrant
Fluvicola albiventer
Viudita blanca/Pied Water-Tyrant© J. Simón Tagtachian Viudita blanca/Pied Water-Tyrant© J. Simón Tagtachian Viudita blanca/Pied Water-Tyrant© Elsa y Guillermo
Green Kingfisher
Chloroceryle americana
Martín pescador chico M/Green Kingfisher M © Elsa y GuillermoMartín pescador chico M/Green Kingfisher MMale - © Elsa y Guillermo
White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
Anambé cmún H/White-winged Becard FFemale © Elsa y Guillermo
Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Caracolero/Snail Kite© J. Simón Tagtachian
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
Halconcito colorado/American Kestrel© J. Simón Tagtachian
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus
Calandria grande/Chalk-browed MockingbirdEating fruit of Passion flower
Passiflora coerulea© Gustavo F Brahamian

South American Painted-snipe
Nycticryphes semicollaris
09-01-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
09-01-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Green Kingfisher
Chloroceryle americana
Martín pescador chico M/Green Kingfisher M © Gonzalo DíazMartín pescador chico M/Green Kingfisher M© Gonzalo DíazMartín pescador chico M/Green Kingfisher M<© Gonzalo Díaz What a New Year's present! Gonzalo photographed this Green Kingfisher male on 31st of December. It stood in a
Sapium haematospermum behind the water tank at the Viamonte Access. Kingfishers feed mainly on fish which they hunt from a perch. As they observe the prey, they swoop to catch it and return to the perch. So they have a close relationship with water though they are not waterbirds. And the best of all is that it was photographed today too (January, 7th). Now it has an adequate envrironment to live in.
Martín pescador chico M/Green Kingfisher M© J. Simón Tagtachian Martín pescador chico M/Green Kingfisher M© J. Simón Tagtachian
South American Painted Snipe
Nycticryphes semicollaris
Aguatero/South American Painted Snipe© J. Simón Tagtachian Aguatero/South American Painted Snipe© J. Simón Tagtachian
Sooty Tyrannulet
Serpophaga nigricans
Piojito gris/Sooty Tyrannulet© J. Simón Tagtachian Piojito gris/Sooty Tyrannulet© J. Simón Tagtachian
Roseate Spoonbill
Platalea ajaja
Espátula rosada/Roseate Spoonbill© J. Simón Tagtachian
Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes
Pitotoy chico/Lesser Yellowlegs© J. Simón Tagtachian
Dark-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus melacoryphus
Cuclillo canela/Dark-billed Cuckoo© Eduardo Carreyra
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
Paloma manchada/Spot-winged Pigeon© J. Simón Tagtachian
Sulphur-bearded Spinetail
Cranioleuca sulphurifera
Curutié ocráceo/Sulphur-bearded Spinetail© Carlos González Ledo
Sayaca Tanager
Thraupis sayaca
Celestino/Sayaca Tanager© Carlos González Ledo
Greyish Saltator
Saltator coerulescens
Pepitero gris/Greyish Saltator© Nicolás Giorgio
Kids' Section
Masked Gnatcatcher
Polioptila dumicola
Tacuartia azul/Masked GnatcatcherFemale taking care of chicks © Eduardo Carreyra
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus
Gorrión/House Sparrow© J. Simón Tagtachian
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
Estornino pinto J/European Starling J© J. Simón Tagtachian
Plumbeous Rail
Pardirallus sanguinolentus
Gallineta común/Plumbeous Rail© J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufous-bellied Thrush
Turdus rufiventris
Zorzal colorado/Rufous-bellied Thrush© J. Simón Tagtachian
Spot-winged Pigeon
Leptotila verreauxi
Yerutí común/Spot-winged Pigeon© J. Simón Tagtachian
Tropical Screech Owl
Megascops choliba
Alilicucu común/Tropical Screech Owl© Eduardo Carreyra
Freckle-breasted Thornbird
Phacellodomus striaticollis
Espinero pecho manchado/Freckle-breasted Thornbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Wren-like Rushbird
Phleocryptes melanops
Junquero/Wren-like Rushbird© Carlos González Ledo
Cattle Tyrant
Machetornis rixosa
Picabuey/Cattle Tyrant© J. Simón Tagtachian
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
Suirirí real/Tropical Kingbird© Nicolás Giorgio
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Naranjero M/Blue-and-yellow Tanager MMale © Nicolás Giorgio
Variable Oriole
Icterus pyrrhopterus
Boyerito/Variable Oriole© J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
<Varillero ala amarilla M/Yellow-winged Blackbird MMale © J. Simón Tagtachian