News - March 2010


White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling-Duck
28-03-10 © Roberto Ares
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Wattled Jacana
28-03-10 © Roberto Ares

Five juveniles and one adult were spotted. Have they been born here?

Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
Brown-chested Martin
24-03-10 © Carlos González Ledo

The antenna, a meeting point to gather, to begin the journey back. They have come to breed in the summer and it is time to leave

Brown-chested Martin
24-03-10 © Carlos González Ledo
Orange-backed Troupial
Icterus croconotus
Orange-backed Troupial
24-03-10 © Carlos González Ledo
Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis
24-03-10 © Carlos González Ledo
Lake Duck
Oxyura vittata
Lake Duck
20-03-10 © Roberto Ares
Brazilian Teal
Amazonetta brasiliensis
Brazilian Teal
20-03-10 © Roberto Ares
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
Streaked Flycatcher
14-03-10 © Carlos González Ledo
Streaked Flycatcher
14-03-10 © Carlos González Ledo
Creamy-bellied Thrush
Turdus amaurochalinus
Creamy-bellied Thrush
14-03-10 © Carlos González Ledo
Great Egret
Ardea alba
Great Egret
14-03-10 © Carlos González Ledo

This small body of water became trapped after high tide. Full of fish it is an ideal place for both great and snowy egrets to feed.

Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Ringed Teal
06-02-10 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

The ringed teal is a perching duck. Perching ducks differ from other duck species in that they perch in trees. The pointed claws are a specialization for this. 

Thick-tailed Opposum
Lutreolina crassicaudata
Comadreja colorada/Thick-tailed OpposumNot frequently seen so exposed, this opposum was chasing a baby Black and White Tegu Lizard
Tupinambis merianae. As they disappeared into the vegetation, it remained a mistery how the chase ended.
© José Luis Merlo