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 Duck
Amazonetta brasilensis
Pato cutirí M/Brazilian Duck MA pair of Brazilian Duck, in fact here only the male, also came back to the Canal Viamonte now that it is with water © Nicolás Giorgio
Picazuro Pigeon
Patagioenas picazuro
Paloma picazuró/Picazuro Pigeon© 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
Macá grande/Great GrebeWith a
Odontesthes bonariensis in the bill © Dolores Fernández
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Glaucidium brasilianum
Caburé chico/Ferriginous Pygmy-Owl© Pablo Serur
Rufous Hornero
Furnarius rufus
Hornero/Rufous Hornero© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron© J. Simón Tagtachian
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
Gaviota cocinera/Kelp GullWith a wounded wing © J. Simón Tagtachian
Five butterflies and a mandarin
Bella Mapwing
Hypanartia bella
Bellísima común/Bella Mapwing© Nicolás Giorgio
Mexican Silverspot
Dione moneta
Moneta/Mexican Silverspot© Sergio Cusano
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 Sapphire
Hylaris chrysura
Picaflor bronceado/Gilded Sapphire© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Grey-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus
Chiricote/Grey-necked Wood-Rail© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Black-headed Duck
Heteronetta atricapilla
Pato cabeza negra/Black-headed DuckOn island at Coypu © Ignacio Agudelo anátidos/anatidsTogether with White-faced Whistling-Ducks
Dendrocygna viduata, males and females Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca and Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris © Ignacio Agudelo
Yellow-chinned Spinetail
Certhiaxis cinnamomeus
Curutié colorado/Yellow-chinned Spinetail© Dolores Fernández
Freckle-breasted Thornbill
Phacellodomus striaticollis
Espinero pecho manchado/Freckle-breasted Thornbill© Dolores Fernández
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Taguató común/Roadside HawkRinged individual © Ignacio Agudelo
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
Varillero ala amarilla/Yellow-winged BlackbirdMale showing yellow spots on shoulders © Ignacio Agudelo Varillero ala amarilla/Yellow-winged BlackbirdPossibly a juvenile male © Ignacio Agudelo

Hepatic Tanager
Piranga flava
26-07-14 © Cora Rimoldi
White-tipped Plantcutter
Phytotoma rutila
Cortarramas H/White-tipped Plantcutter FAnd photo arrived, too. Diego saw this female on the Willows Path © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melacoryphus
Cisne cuello negro/Black-necked Swan© Nicolás Giorgio
Waterbirds Acuáticas/WatervirdsA pair of Black-necked Swan and the sitting swan © Nicolás Giorgio
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba/Coscoroba SwanGustavo has sent this photo of the coscoroba taken on 6th of July. One day before Diego's photo © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
Suirirí amarillo/Yellow-browed Tyrant Suirirí amarillo/Yellow-browed Tyrant© Nicolás Giorgio
Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Cigüeña americana/Maguari Stork Cigüeña americana/Maguari StorkGreat joy I felt when I saw this stork flying low. Great sadness when I discovered the fishing line hanging off the bill. © J. Simón Tagtachian
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Gavilán mixto/Harris's Hawk Gavilán mixto/Harris's HawkTwo 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? © J. Simón Tagtachian
Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Caracolero/Snail Kite Caracolero/Snail KiteHigh in the sky on a thermal current a group of some 10 individuals © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-rumped Swallow
Tachycineta leucorrhoa
Golondrina ceja blanca/White-rumped Swallow Golondrina ceja blanca/White-rumped SwallowWe thought of Chilean Swallows but they turned out to be White-rumped Swallows. Diego Bastías told us he had seen a group of White-rumped Swallow some days before, too. © J. Simón Tagtachian
Blue-and-white Swallow
Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Golondrina barranquera/Blue-and-white Swallow© J. Simón Tagtachian
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba/Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba/Coscoroba SwanNo cobut this coscoroba is sitting on eggs. It was first discovered by julio por Diego Bastías on the 7th of July. If incubation lasts more than 30 days, we assume there will have good news by the weekend of 9th of August. © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-crested Tyrannulet
Serpophaga subcristata
Piotio común/White-crested Tyrannulet© Silvia Loiacono
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
Pitiayumí/Tropical Parula© J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
Pato barcino/Yellow-billed TealA pair at the Canal Viamonte. Getting ready to breed? © Claudia y Diego Bastías
New moth species:
Rhyncopyga meisteri
Rhynchopyga meisteri© Sergio Cusano
Warblling Doradito
Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris
Doradito común/Warbling DoraditoDoradito común/Warblling Doradito© Carlos González Ledo
Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant
Tachuris rubigastra
Tachurí sietecolores7Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant© Carlos González Ledo
Great Grebe
Podiceps major
Macá grande/Great Grebe© Nicolás Giorgio
Plumbeous Rail
Pardirallus sanguinolentus
Gallineta común/Plumbeous Rail© Carlos González Ledo
Hooded Siskin
Sporagra magellanicus
Cabecitanegra común/Hooded Siskin© Nicolás Giorgio
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata
Cardenilla/Yellow-billed Cardinal© Nicolás Giorgio
Spot-flanked Gallinule
Laterallus melanophaius
Pollona pintada/Spot-flanked Gallinule© Carlos González Ledo
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Taguató común/Roadside Hawk© Nicolás Giorgio
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron© 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
Grey-hooded Gull
Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Gaviota capucho gris/Grey-hooded Gull© Simón Tagtachian
Picui Ground Dove
Columbina picui
Torcacita común/Picui Ground Dove© Simón Tagtachian
Greyish Saltator
Saltator coerulescens
Pepitero gris/Greyish Saltator© Simón Tagtachian
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Gavilán mixto/Harris's Hawk© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Carrier pigeon Paloma mensajera/Carrier pigeon paloma mensajera1 JST 7 14© Simón Tagtachian
Green-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
Carpintero real/Green-barred Woodpecker© Simón Tagtachian
Green-backed Becard
Pachyramphus viridis
Anambé verdosoM/Green-backed BecardM Anambé verdosoM/Green-backed BecardM Anambé verdosoM/Green-backed BecardMA male always seen on Canal Viamonte © Simón Tagtachian
Olrog's Gull
Larus atlanticus
Gaviota cangrejera/Olrog's Gull© Simón Tagtachian Gaviotas/GullsFlying along with a Kelp Gull © Simón Tagtachian
Green-winged Saltator
Saltator similis
Pepitero verdoso/Green-winged Saltator© 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
Chingolo/Rufous-collared SparrowEating the fruit of
Phytolacca dioica © Simón Tagtachian
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
Diademed Tanager
Stephanophorus diadematus
Frutero azul/Diadamed TanagerDiego saw two individuals at Canal Viamonte © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Diego also saw two Grey-throated Warbling-Finch
Poospiza cabanisi on Canal Viamonte
White-banded Mockingbird
Mimus triurus
Calandria real/White-banded Mockingbird© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba/Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba/Coscoroba Swan© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Aramus guarauna
Caraú/Limpkin© J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Brotogeris chiriri
Catita chiriri/Yellow-chevroned ParakeetEating the fruit of Silk floss tree
Chorisia speciosa© Nicolás Giorgio
Solitary Black Cacique
Cacicus solitarius
Boyero negro/Solitary Black CaciqueEating at camuati wasp nest © J. Simón Tagtachian
Nanday Parakeet
Aratinga nenday
Ñanday/Nanday ParakeetEating the fruit of
Tipuana tipu © J. Simón Tagtachian
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
Halconcito colorado/American Kestrel© Nicolás Giorgio
Another winter bird seen by Diego Bastías: the White-tipped Plantcutter
Phytotoma rutila.
Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant
Muscisaxicola maclovianus
Dormilona cara negra/Dark-faced Ground-TyrantSeen in May. Another winter bird to add to the list © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Glaucidium brasilianum
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© J. Simón Tagtachian
Campo Flicker
Colaptes campestris
>Carpintero campestre NGG 7 14Female © Nicolás Giorgio
Giant Wood-Rail
Aramides ypecaha
Ipacaá/Giant Wood-Rail© Nicolás Giorgio
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Naranjero J/ Blue-and-yellow Tanager JJuvenile © J. Simón Tagtachian