News - March 2014
Diego Bastías tells us he identified a Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Trachemys scripta elegans© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
|A very low tide on Saturday So low that it was possible to walk to the fisherman's pier © Dolores Fernández|
I could not corroborate what had happened to the eggs, I only observed that there was one adult flying over the nest site. Only when i enlarged the photo did I see at least three had been born. The nest with four eggs detected by Amelia was successful.
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It sang endlessly. It was worth waiting for it. It showed up at the edge of the vegetation and Carlos spotted it when it moved. Among cattails in the shadow and quite far from our position this was the best he managed to obtain.There were two crakes. One seemed a juvenile due to the brownish colouring of the bill.
Phocides polybius phanias © Carlos González Ledo
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 this family, the Alcidinidae.
|A video by Claudia and Tito to celebrate the World Wetlands Day (February, 2nd) © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro|