News - March 2014

Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
Chiví común/Red-eyed VireoOne of the last to migrate © Elsa y Guillermo

Jumping spider
Cotinusa vittata
Jumping spider
01-03-14 © Pablo Serur
White-banded Mockingbird
Mimus triurus
Calandria real/White-banded Mockingbird Calandria real/White-banded MockingbirdThe first to arrive © J. Simón Tagtachian
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Pato de collar/Ringed Teal Pato de collar/Ringed TealA new family © J. Simón Tagtachian
Diademed Tanager
Stephanophorus diadematus
Frutero azul/Diademed Tanager © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
Pitiayumí/Tropical Parula© J. Simón Tagtachian
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Garcita bueyera/Cattle EgretRinged individual © J. Simón Tagtachian
Ultramarine Grosbeak
Cyanocompsa brissonii
Reinamora grande M/Ultramarine GrosbeakMale © J. Simón Tagtachian
Picui Ground Dove
Columbina picui
Torcacita común/Picui Ground Dove© Gustavo F Brahamian
White-winged, Red-gartered and Red-fronted coots
Fulica leucoptera, F. armillata, F. rufifrons
Gallaretas/Coots© Gustavo F Brahamian
Bay-winged Cowbird
Agelaioides badius
Tordo músico/Bay-winged Cowbird Tordo músico/Bay-winged CowbirdTop. Adult feeding fledgling. Below, fledgling © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufescent-Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Hocó colorado/Rufescent-Tiger-Heron© Gustavo F Brahamian
More butterflies in March Victoria Mansilla contributed with a great deal of butterflies she photographed during March. I took from all the material those butterflies which had not been published during this month and those, in some cases repetead, showing the ventral and dorsal view which are different. With this third group March ends with a record of 39 butterfly species and two moth species
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon bazochii
Frotadora enana/Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak© Victoria Mansilla
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon bazochii
Frotadora enana/Lantan Scrub-Hairstreak© Victoria Mansilla
Chilean Lady
Vanessa carye
Dama manchada/Chilean Lady© Victoria Mansilla
Chilean Lady
Vanessa carye
Dama manchada/Chilean Lady© Victoria Mansilla
Snout
Libytheana carinenta
Picuda© Victoria Mansilla
Snout
Libytheana carinenta
Picuda/Snout© Victoria Mansilla
Bella Mapwing
Hypanartia bella
Bellísima/Bella Mapwing© Victoria Mansilla
Bella Mapwing
Hypanartia bella
Bellísima/Bella Mapwing© Victoria Mansilla
Fiery Skipper
Hylephila phyleus
Saltarina amarilla/Fiery Skipper© Victoria Mansilla
Fiery Skipper
Hylephila phyleus
Saltarina amarilla/Riery Skipper© Victoria Mansilla
Ithra Crescent
Ortilia ithra
Bataraza/Ithra Crescent© Victoria Mansilla
Ithra Crescent
Ortilia ithra
Bataraza/Ithra Crescent© Victoria Mansilla
Remus Greenstreak
Cyanophrys remus
Frotadora esmeralda coluda/Remus Greenstreak© Victoria Mansilla
Funeral Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis
Enlutada de blanco/Funeral Duskywing© Victoria Mansilla
Small Skipper
Viola minor
Barrada lilácea/Small Skipper© Victoria Mansilla
Canna Skipper
Quinta cannae
Enrolladora común/Canna Skipper© Victoria Mansilla
Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis sennae marcellina
Azufrada común/Cloudless Sulphur© Victoria Mansilla
Oily Lazy
Actinote mamita
Perezosa aceitada/Oily Lazy© Victoria Mansilla
Soldier
Danaus eresimus plexaure
Reina rojiza/Soldier© Victoria Mansilla
Russula Metalmark
Emessis russula
Acróbata rojiza/Russula Metalmark© Victoria Mansilla
Common Yellow
Eurema deva
Limoncito común/Common Yellow© Victoria Mansilla
Orcus Checkered Skipper
Pyrgus orcus
Ajedrezada común/Orcus Checkered Skipper© Victoria Mansilla

Diego Bastías tells us he identified a Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Cyclarhis gujanensis from a photo an observer took near the burnt area at Viamonte. This bird was last seen in 2009. A photo and voice of the Rufous-browed Peppershrike for those who do not know or remember it



Juan Chiviro/Rufous-browed Peppershrike

White-tufted Grebe
Rollandia rolland
Macá común/White-tufted Grebe© Pablo Serur
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Jacana/Wattled Jacana Jacana/Wattled JacanaBy the 22nd of March the jacana chicks are still growing. In the above photo there are only two of them. but in the photo below we can see six legs inside de circle. The adult jacana in a semicrouching position hugs them under its wings. © Amelia Besana
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Naranjero/Blue-and-yellow Tanager Naranjero J/Blue-and-yellow Tanager JMale on top and juvenile below © J. Simón Tagtachian
Sayaca Tanager
Thraupis sayaca
Celestino/Sayaca Tanager Celestino/Sayaca TanagerAbajo comiendo fruto de fumo bravo © J. Simón Tagtachian
Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
Golondrina parda/Brown-chested MartinThe antenna, the meeting point © Gustavo F Brahamian
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus
Calandria grande/Chalk-browed Mockingbird© Nicolás Giorgio
Golden-billed Saltator
Saltator aurantiirostris
Pepitero de collar/Golden-billed Saltator© Nicolás Giorgio
New bird species: White-tailed Hawk
Geranoaetus albicaudatus
Aguilucho alas largas J/White-tailed Hawk JImmature © Gustavo F Brahamian
Cinnamon Teal
Anas cyanoptera
Pato colorado/Cinnamon Teal Pato colorado/Cinnamon Teal Pato colorado/Cinnamon Teal© Sergio Cusano
Variable Oriole
Icterus pyrrhopterus
Boyerito J/Variable Oriole JJuvenil © Amelia Besana
Gilded Sapphire
Hylocharis chrysura
Picaflor bronceado/ Gilded Sapphire© Nicolás Giorgio
Black-crowned Monjita
Xolmis coronatus
Monjita coronada/Black-crowned Monjita Seen on Friday, 21st of March. It was hunting insects around the antenna at the clear of the trail which runs parallel to the river coast. © Laura Dodyk
Scarlet-headed Blackbird
Amblyramphus holosericeus
Federal/Scarlet-headed Blackbird© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Spectacled Tyrant
Hymenops perspicillatus
Pico de plata M/Spectacled Tyrant MMale © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Red-gartered Coot and Rosy-billed Pochard
Fulica armillata - Netta peposaca
Gallareta-picazo/Coot-PochardAt last we can appreciate the red garter of the so called coot. Next to it, a female Rosy-billed Pochard © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
White-lined Tanager
Tachyphonus rufus
Frutero negro M/White-lined Tanager MMale © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Red-eared Turtle
Trachemys scripta elegans
Tortuga de orejas rojas/Red-eared Turtle© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Yellow-lined Grasshopper
Schistocerca flavofasciata
Yellow-lined Grasshopper
08-06-13 © Oscar Melo
Chimango Caracara
Caracara chimango
Chimango/Chimango Caracara Chimango/Chimango Caracara Chimango/Chimango CaracaraRocío Lápido told us these chimangos were released a couple of months ago © J. Simón Tagtachian
New moth species: South American Palm Borer
Paysandisia archon
Taladro de las palmeras/South American Palm Borer Taladro de las palmeras/South American Palm Borer Taladro de las palmeras/South American Palm Borer© Victoria Mansilla This is an adult and belongs to the family Castniidae. Este es el adulto y pertenece a la familia Castniidae. This moth has diurnal habits. The larvae are very harmful to the palms they feed on. They bores gallerie in the trunk and stems causing great damage. Different palm genera are taken as hosts.
Big Lazy
Actinote pyrrha
Perezosa grande/Big Lazy© J. Simón Tagtachian This big lazy shares the Baccharis sp with two flies of the family Syrphidae. This family is characterized by emulating wasps and bees. The yellow band on the thorax reminds of the camuati wasp which is very common in the reserve. The flies belong to the genus Palpada. CR
More butterflies
Bella Mapwing
Hypanartia bella
Bellísima común/Bella Mapwing© Sergio Alejandro Cusano
American White Skipper
Heliopyrgus americanus bellatrix
Ajedrezada de lunar/American White Skipper© Sergio Alejandro Cusano
Gisca Skipper
Cymaenes gisca
Hierbera salpicada/Gisca Skipper© Nicolás Giorgio
Southamerican Lady
Vanessa braziliensis
Dama pintada/Southamerican Lady© Sergio Alejandro Cusano
Celmis Satyr
Ypthimoides celmis
Marrón del pastizal/Celmis Satyr© J. Simón Tagtachian
Celmis Satyr
Ypthimoides celmis
Marrón del pastizal/Celmis Satyr© Nicolás Giorgio
Celmis Satyr
Ypthimoides celmis
Marrón del pastizal/Celmis Satyr© Nicolás Giorgio
Yellow Lazy
Actinote carycina
Perezosa amarilla/Yellow Lazy© Nicolás Giorgio
White-patched Duskywing
Chiomara autander autanderEmparchada/White-patched Duskywing© Dolores Fernández
Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae maculosa
Espejitos/Gulf Fritillary© Nicolás Giorgio
Lesbia Sulfur
Colias lesbia heliceoides
Isoca de la alfalfa/Lesbia Sulfur© Nicolás Giorgio
Claudina Crescent
Tegosa claudina
Claudina/Claudina Crescent© Nicolás Giorgio
A very low tide on Saturday Costa por Viamonte Costa por Viamonte Costa por ViamonteSo low that it was possible to walk to the fisherman's wharf © Dolores Fernández
Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica
Golondrina tijerita/Bran Swallow© J. Simón Tagtachian
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Jacana/Wattled Jacana© Carlos González Ledo I could not check what had happened to the jacana eggs. I only saw one flying around the nest site. Only when I magnified the pictures did I find that at least three chicks had been born!
Green Kingfisher
Chloroceryle americana
Martín pescador chico H/Green Kingfisher FA female with a little fish in the bill © Pablo Serur
White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
Anambé común J/White-winged Becard JJuvenile © J. Simón Tagtachian
Nenday Parakeet
Aratinga nenday
Ñanday/Nenday ParakeetBig flowck with more than a 100 individuals © J. Simón Tagtachian
Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
Golondrina parda/Brown-chested Martin© Nicolás Giorgio
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
Suirirí real/Tropical Kingbird© J. Simón Tagtachian

Band-eyed drone fly
Eristalinus taeniops
Band-eyed drone fly
08-03-14 © Pablo Serur
Striped eyes, bee-like body, but it is a fly. Flies which belong into the family Syrphidae, as this case, are characterized by emulating wasps and bees. This provides protection against their predators. They emulate these hymenoptera so well that they can be seen hovering. When adult these flies feed on flowers. Here a female on Brazilian arnica Solidago chilensis.
Butterflies
Great Southern White
Ascia monuste automate
Pirpinto de la col/Great Southern White© J. Simón Tagtachian
Argentine Checkered Skipper
Pyrgus orcynoides
Ajedrezada menor/Argentine Checkered Skipper© J. Simón Tagtachian
American White-milk
Tatochila mercedis vanvolxemii
Lechera artentina/American White-milk© Dolores Fernández
Polydamas Swallowtail
Battus polydamas polydamas
Borde de oro/Polydamas Swallowtail© J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Fritillary
Euptoieta hortensia
Hortensia/Southern Fritillary© J. Simón Tagtachian
Eurytulus Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon Eurytulus
Frotadora común/Eurytulus Scrub-Hairstreak© Amelia Besana
Ithra Crescent
Ortilia ithra
Bataraza/Ithra Crescent© J. Simón Tagtachian
Eufala Skipper
Lerodea eufala
Medialuna común/Eufala Skipper© Amelia Besana
Monarch
Danaus erippus
Monarca/Monarch© Nicolás Giorgio
Rachiplusia
Rachiplusia nu
Lagarta del girasol/Rachiplusia© Carlos González Ledo
Lesbia Sulfur
Colias lesbia
Isoca de la alfalfa/Lesbia Sulfur© Dolores Fernández
Lesbia Sulfur
Colias lesbia
Isoca de la alfalfa/Lesbia Sulfur© J. Simón Tagtachian

Long-horned beetle
Retrachydes thoracicus
Long-horned beetle
08-03-14 © Amelia Besana
A beautiful longhorned beetle

Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
Picaflor común J/Glittering-bellied Emerald JJuvenile © J. Simón Tagtachian
Spectacled Tyrant
Hymenops perspicillatus
Pico de plata J/Spectacled Tyrant JJuvenile © J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
Gallareta escudete rojo/Red-fronted CootJuvenile © Carlos González Ledo
Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch
Poospiza nigrorufa
Sietevestidos/Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch Sietevestidos/Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch Sietevestidos/Black-and-rufous Warbling-FinchIn its varied dresses © Carlos González Ledo
Campo Flicker
Colaptes campestris
Carpintero campestre/Campo FlickerMale (left) and female (right) © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-winged Becard
Pachyramphus polychopterus
Anambé común M/White-winged Becard MMale © J. Simón Tagtachian
Golden-crowned Warbler
Basileuterus culicivorus
Arañero coronado chico/Golden-crowned Warbler© J. Simón Tagtachian
Small-billed Elaenia
Elaenia parvirostris
Fiofío pico corto/Small-billed Elaenia© J. Simón Tagtachian
White-crested Tyrannulet
Serpophaga subcristata
Piojito común/White-crested Tyrannulet© J. Simón Tagtachian
Monk Parakeet
Myiopsitta monachus
Cotorra/Monk Parakeet© J. Simón Tagtachian
Fire incendio1 incendio3There was a small seat of fire quite near the Viamonte Access on the Lizard Path. Walter told us that the fire began on Sunday March 2nd, approximately at 6:30 pm. Firemen could control the fire quickly since it was near the trail. © Dolores Fernández
Black-headed Swan
Cynus melancoryphus
Cisne cuello negro/Black-headed SwanA pair coming from Viamonte landed on Coypu Pond. They stayed for half an hour and left for the Canal Carlota Roberts © Nicolás Giorgio
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Jacana/Wattled JacanaOur male keeps incubating the four eggs. But it is a short way to go. Let's do the maths. Amelia sent us this finding on February 17th. Up to March 11th it is 22 days. They are about to hatch. © Amelia Besana
Cattle Tyrant
Machetornis rixosa
Picabuey/Cattle Tyrant© Nicolás Giorgio
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Pato de collar/Ringed Teal© Amelia Besana
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
Estornino pinto/European Starling© Nicolás Giorgio
Rufous-sided Crake
Laterallus melanophaius
Burrito común/Rufous-sided Crake Burrito común/Rufous-sided Crake© Carlos González Ledo It sang endlessly. It was worth waiting for it. It showed up at the edge of the vegetation and Carlos spotted it when he saw something moved. Among cattails, in the shadow and quite far from our position this was the best he could obtain. There were two crakes. One seemed a juvenile due to the brownish colouring of the bill
Masked Yellowthroat
Geothlypis aequinoctialis
Arañero cara negra H/Masked Yellowthroat FFemale © Carlos González Ledo
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Pato picazo/Rosy-billed PochardFemale with two juveniles, one male the other female. As if forming a line, the female is leading, second comes the juvenile female (plumbeous bill) and closing ranks the juvenile male (bill turning rose). © Carlos González Ledo
Bran-coloured Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
Mosqueta estriada J/Bran-coloured Flycatcher JJuvenile © Carlos González Ledo
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Zonotrichia capensis
Chingolo J/Rufous-collared Sparrow JJuvenile © Carlos González Ledo
Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch
Poospiza nigrorufa
Sietevestidos/Black-and-rufous Warbling-FinchJuvenile © Carlos González Ledo
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Chinchero chico/Narrow-billed Woodcreeper© Carlos González Ledo
Guava Skipper
Phocides polybius phanias
Polibio sangrante/Guava Skipper Polibio sangrante/Guava Skipper© Carlos González Ledo
Green Kingfisher
Chloroceryle americana
Martín pescador chico H/Green Kingfisher FHembra © J. Simón Tagtachian Here we can see how peculiar the foot of this female green kingfisher is. Like the majority of birds it has three forward-pointing toes and a back-pointing one. But the three toes are not separated. The two external ones are fused at the base and then separate. It is called syndactyl foot and is typical of all this family, the Alcidinidae. CR
Roadside Hawk
Buteo magnirostris
Taguató común/Roadside Hawk© J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Hocó colorado J/Rufescent Tiger-Heron JJuvenile © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-tufted Grebe
Rollandia rolland
Macá común/White-tufted Grebe© J. Simón Tagtachian
Wren-like Rushbird
Phleocryptes melanops
Junquero/Wren-like Rushbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
A video by Claudia and Tito to celebrate the World Wetlands Day (February, 2nd) © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Green Kingfisher
Chloroceryle americana
Martín pescador chico H/Green Kingfisher FFemale © Dolores Fernández
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Pato picazo/Rose-billed Pochard© Dolores Fernández
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Pato de collar H/Ringed Teal F Female © Amelia Besana
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Pato de collar M/Ringed Teal MMale © Amelia Besana
Eared Dove
Zenaida auriculata
Torcaza/Eared Dove© Amelia Besana
Eared Dove
Zenaida auriculata
Torcaza J/Eared Dove JJuvenile © Amelia Besana
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
Picaflor común H/Glittering-bellied Emerald FFemale © Dolores Fernández