News - July 2014

What birds are expected to arrive? More birds have been added to the list. Clic on Winter birds to see the list



Brazilian Teal
Amazonetta brasiliensis
Brazilian Teal
20-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio

A pair of Brazilian teal (here only the male) also returned to the Canal Viamonte

Picazuro Pigeon
Patagioenas picazuro
Picazuro Pigeon
26-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Today during his walk Diego found the Green-backed Becard
Pachyramphus viridis near the old tennis court which is at the end of the Viamonte Access. A flock of six individuals of Blue-and-yellow Tanagers
Pipraeidea bonariensisnear the reed beds. And last but not least. he tells us that the bomb is pumping water again and that there plenty of water in Viamonte Canal.

Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
31-07-14 ©
The drilling on the trunk warned me there was a woodpecker nearby. I thought it would be looking for something to eat but I was mistaken. It was building a nest. Among the background sounds a Great Kiskadee (the one that begins), voices of Nenday Parakeet and somewhat in the middle the voice of a Solitary Black Cacique can be heard. This Solitary Black Cacique is in the following video

Solitary Black Cacique
Cacicus solitarius
31-07-14 © Cora Rimoldi

Great Grebe
Podiceps major
Great Grebe
26-07-14 © Dolores Fernández

With a Odontesthes bonariensis in its bill

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Glaucidium brasilianum
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
09-07-14 © Pablo Serur
Rufous Hornero
Furnarius rufus
Rufous Hornero
31-07-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
26-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
Kelp Gull
26-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

With a wounded wing


Five butterflies and a mandarin
Bella Mapwing
Hypanartia bella
Bellísima común/Bella Mapwing© Nicolás Giorgio
Mexican Silverspot
Dione moneta
Moneta/Mexican Silverspot© Sergio Cusano
Monarch
Danaus erippus
Monarca/MonarchEn sauco
Sambucus australis © Ignacio Agudelo
Dichrous Skipper
Theagenes dichrous
Falcada ribereña/Dichrous Skipper© Nicolás Giorgio
Chilean Lady
Vanessa carye
Dama manchada/Chilean Lady© Nicolás Giorgio
Mandarin orange
Citrus reticulata
Mandarino/Mandarin orange© J. Simón Tagtachian

Gilded Hummingbird
Hylocharis chrysura
Gilded Hummingbird
28-07-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
28-07-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Black-headed Duck
Heteronetta atricapilla
Black-headed Duck
26-07-14 © Ignacio Agudelo

At the Coypu Pond

Black-headed Duck
26-07-14 © Ignacio Agudelo

With white-faced whistling-ducks Dendrocygna viduata on the island, rosy-billed pochard Netta peposaca males and females and yellow-billed teals Anas flavirostris

Yellow-chinned Spinetail
Certhiaxis cinnamomeus
Yellow-chinned Spinetail
26-07-14 © Dolores Fernández
Freckle-breasted Thornbird
Phacellodomus striaticollis
Freckle-breasted Thornbird
26-07-14 © Dolores Fernández
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk
26-07-14 © Ignacio Agudelo
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
Yellow-winged Blackbird
26-07-14 © Ignacio Agudelo
Yellow-winged Blackbird
26-07-14 © Ignacio Agudelo
White-tipped Plantcutter
Phytotoma rutila
White-tipped Plantcutter
24-07-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías

At the Willow Path

Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
Black-necked Swan
24-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Black-necked Swan
24-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio

The pair of black-necked swans in the water and the coscorobas nesting on the island along with white-faced whistling-ducks

Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba Swan
06-07-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
Yellow-browed Tyrant
24-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Yellow-browed Tyrant
24-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio

Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork
19-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Maguari Stork
19-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Great joy I felt when I saw this stork flying low. Great sadness when I discovered the fishing line hanging off the bill


Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
19-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Harris's Hawk
19-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Two Harris's Hawks were flying in circles moving in a soft and synchronyzed dance. One carried something in the bill and it turned out to be a bunch of fruits. Will the lady have accepted it?
The white cedar fruit seems to have some charm as a token. Last year Carlos photographed another scene of token offering with this same fruitfruto.
Harris's Hawk
10-08-13 © Carlos Agulian

Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Snail Kite
19-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Snail Kite
19-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-rumped Swallow
Tachycineta leucorrhoa
White-rumped Swallow
19-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Era de esperar una patagónica, pero eran dos golondrinas ceja blanca. Diego Bastías comentó que él había visto un grupito unos días atrás.
White-rumped Swallow
19-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba Swan
19-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Coscoroba Swan
19-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

No doubt this coscoroba is sitting on eggs. It was spotted by Diego Bastías on 7th July

White-crested Tyrannulet
Serpophaga subcristata
White-crested Tyrannulet
19-07-14 © Silvia Loiacono
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
Tropical Parula
19-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
Yellow-billed Teal
22-07-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías

A pair at Canal Viamonte. Getting ready for a new clutch?


New moth species:
Rhyncopyga meisteri
Rhynchopyga meisteri© Sergio Cusano

amigo

Warbling Doradito
Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris
Warbling Doradito
13-07-14 © Carlos González Ledo
Warbling Doradito
13-07-14 © Carlos González Ledo
Many-colored Rush Tyrant
Tachuris rubrigastra
Many-colored Rush Tyrant
13-07-14 © Carlos González Ledo
Great Grebe
Podiceps major
Great Grebe
17-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Plumbeous Rail
Pardirallus sanguinolentus
Plumbeous Rail
13-07-14 © Carlos González Ledo
Hooded Siskin
Spinus magellanicus
Hooded Siskin
17-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata
Yellow-billed Cardinal
17-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Spot-flanked Gallinule
Gallinula melanops
Spot-flanked Gallinule
13-07-14 © Carlos González Ledo
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk
18-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
17-07-14 © Sergio Cusano

New butterfly species: Dorantes Longtail
Urbanus dorantes
Rabuda común/Dorantes LongtailAlberto discovered this butterfly among his files. It was not recorded on the site and with it we reach 70 species. 4 2010 © Alberto Gurni

Gray-hooded Gull
Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Gray-hooded Gull
12-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Picui Ground Dove
Columbina picui
Picui Ground Dove
11-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Grayish Saltator
Saltator coerulescens
Grayish Saltator
11-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
11-07-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Green-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
Green-barred Woodpecker
12-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Carrier pigeon Paloma mensajera/Carrier pigeon paloma mensajera1 JST 7 14© Simón Tagtachian

Green-backed Becard
Pachyramphus viridis
Green-backed Becard
11-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Green-backed Becard
11-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Green-backed Becard
11-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Always at Canal Viamonte

Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
Kelp Gull
08-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Kelp Gull
08-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Adult and juvenile

Green-winged Saltator
Saltator similis
Green-winged Saltator
08-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Golden-billed Saltator
Saltator coerulescens
Pepitero de collarJ/Golden-billed Saltator JThis juveniles is eating the fruit of the morning glory
Ipomoea cairica.
© Simón TagtachianCampanilla/Ipomoea cairicaFruits of morning glory
Ipomoea cairica © Simón Tagtachian

Rufous-collared Sparrow
Zonotrichia capensis
Rufous-collared Sparrow
08-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Rummaging among the fruit of Phytolacca dioica


Coypu
Myocastor coypu
Coipo/Coypucoipo JST 6 14Unluckily this coypu appeared in this terrible state on the coast of the river at the end of June. It was small and we could not see the tail. Nevertheless the orange-coloured teeth identify it as a coypu. The bottle cap gives an indication of size © Simón Tagtachian

Diego informs the sighting of two grey-throated warbling-finches Poospiza cabanisi at Canal Viamonte

Diademed Tanager
Stephanophorus diadematus
Diademed Tanager
08-07-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
White-banded Mockingbird
Mimus triurus
White-banded Mockingbird
08-07-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba Swan
08-07-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Coscoroba Swan
08-07-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
Limpkin
06-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Brotogeris chiriri
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
03-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio

Tearing the fruit of the silk floss tree Chorisia speciosa to eat the seeds

Solitary Black Cacique
Cacicus solitarius
Solitary Black Cacique
03-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Rummaging in a camuati wasp nest 

Nenday Parakeet
Aratinga nenday
Nenday Parakeet
06-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Eating fruit of tipu tree Tipuana tipu

American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
American Kestrel
02-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio

Otra invernal que aporta Diego Bastías. El cortarrramas hembra Phytotoma rutila. ¡Ahora a fotografiarla!

Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant
Muscisaxicola maclovianus
Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant
15-05-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Glaucidium brasilianum
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
03-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Campo Flicker
Colaptes campestris
Campo Flicker
03-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Giant Wood-Rail
Aramides ypecaha
Giant Wood-Rail
03-07-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
03-07-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian