News - May 2014

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

Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
13-08-16 © Cora Rimoldi
Último día del mes con la reserva cerrada (al menos durante la mañana) la caminata por la parte exterior me deparó esta sorpresa
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
31-05-14 © Cora Rimoldi
Bastante alejado de las cámaras el macá pico grueso también reapareció. Duró lo que la zambullida y desapareció
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
31-05-14 © Cora Rimoldi
Macho y hembra de una bandadita de unos 10.
Campo Flicker
Colaptes campestris
31-05-14 © Cora Rimoldi
Boulevard frente a la reserva.

Banded Longwing
Heliconius erato phyllis
Almendra común/Banded Longwing© Nicolás Giorgio In this individual which is lapping lantana
Lantana camarawe can see that the red spot on the dorsal side has a different tone on the ventral one. CR
A few butterflies to close May
Thoas Swallowtail
Heraclides thoas thoantiades
Limonera grande/Thoas Swallowtail© Gustavo F. Brahamian
Mexican Silverspot
Dione moneta
Moneta/Mexican Silverspot© J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Buckeye
Junonia genoveva hilaris
Cuatro ojos común/Southern BuckeyeFemale brown, male blue © Nicolás Giorgio
Painted Turtle
Trachenys scripta dorbignyi
Tortuga pintada/Painted Turtle© Nicolás Giorgio

Camuati Wasp
Polybia scutellaris
Camuati Wasp
14-05-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Great Pampa-Finch
Embernagra platensis
Verdón/Great Pampa-Finch© J. Simón Tagtachian
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
Halconcito colorado M/American Kestrel M The grey coverts are not seen here. Nevertheless, this is a male. The design of the tail and the underparts are two good clues to differentiate it from the female. The male's tail is rufous with a wide black band and white tip. That of the female's is rufous but with fine black bars. The male's underparts has black speckles and the female's has brown streaks. © J. Simón Tagtachian
Spix's Spinetail
Synallaxis spixi
Pijuí plomizo/Spix's Spinetail © J. Simón Tagtachian
Giant Wood-Rail
Aramides ypecaha
Ipacaá/Giant Wood-Rail © Gustavo F. Brahamian
A bad sign On Saturday at midday Simón and Emilio witnessed a very a sad event. As no more water was pumped into the Canal Viamonte the canal was slowly getting dry and destroying everything that had been gained during these monthes. Unluckily fish were stuck in a small pool of water and struggled for life. They informed the personnel so that they could act accordingly. Ver material de J. Simón Tagtachian On Tuesday Simón went back to the area and saw there were clear signs something had been done. Most fish had been removed but for a few dead ones.
New Moth species:
Philoros affinis
Philoros affrinis© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
New butterfly species: Poltys Satyr
Parypthimoides poltys
Ocelada doble línea/Poltys Satyr© Victoria Mansilla
Remus Greenstreak
Cyanophrys remus
Frotadora esmeralda coluda/Remus GreenstreakLycaenidae, the family this greenstreak belongs to, lay only one egg at a time. © Victoria Mansilla
Butterflies in May
Julia
Dryas iulia alcionea
Julia/Julia© J. Simón Tagtachian
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon bazochii
Frotadora enana/Lantana Scrub-HairstreakHembra © J. Simón Tagtachian
Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis senna marcellina
Azufrada común/Cloudless Sulphur© J. Simón Tagtachian
Ithra Crescent
Ortilia ithra
Bataraza/Ithra Crescent© J. Simón Tagtachian
Fawn-spotted Skipper
Cymaenes odilia
Hierbera común/Fawn-spotted Skipper© Victoria Mansilla
Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae maculosa
Espejitos/Gulf Fritillary© Nicolás Giorgio
Southamerican Lady
Vanessa braziliensis
Dama pintada/Southamerican Lady© Victoria Mansilla
Chilean Lady
Vanessa carye
Dama manchada/Chilean Lady© Sergio Cusano
Bella Mapwing
Hypanartia bella
Bellísima común/Bella Mapwing© J. Simón Tagtachian
Lyssipoides Metalmark
Riodina lyssipoides
Danzarina chica/Lyssipoides Metalmark© Nicolás Giorgio
Monarch
Danaus erippus
Monarca/Monarch© Victoria Mansilla
Common Yellow
Eurema deva
Limoncito común/Common Yellow© J. Simón Tagtachian
White-patched Duskywing
Chiomara autander autander
Emparchada/White-patched Duskywing© J. Simón Tagtachian
Whirlabout
Polites vibex catilina
Saltarina parda/Whirlabout© Victoria Mansilla
Common Lazy
Actinote pellenea
Perezosa común/Common Lazy© Victoria Mansilla
Canna Skipper
Quinta cannae
Enrolladora común/Canna Skipper© Victoria Mansilla
Monarch
Danaus erippus
Monarca/MonarchIt was born with few scales © J. Simón Tagtachian
Common Lazy
Actinote pellenea
Perezosa común/Common LazyAberration © J. Simón Tagtachian
Mexican Silverspot
Dione moneta
Moneta/Mexican Silverspot© Gustavo F. Brahamian
Southern Buckeye
Junonia genoveva hilaris
Cuatro ojos común/Southern Buckeye© J. Simón Tagtachian
Two caterpillars
Leucanella
Leucanella viridiscens
Leucanella/Leucanella viridiscensLast month we saw this caterpillar eating leaves of the Cockspur Tree
Erythrina crista-galli. On this occasion it is the turn of the Castor oil plant
Ricinus communis © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Rothschildia
Rothschildia jacobaea
Rothschildia jacobaea© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro Rothschildia jacobaea© Nicolás Giorgio

Bumblebee
Bombus sp.
Bumblebee
03-05-14 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Tomato stink bug
Arvelius albopunctatus
Tomato stink bug
26-04-14 © Dolores Fernández
Leaf beetle
Spintherophyta sp.
Leaf beetle
12-05-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Lace Bug
Corythaica sp
Lace Bug
26-04-14 © Dolores Fernández
Hoverfly
Toxomerus politus
Hoverfly
12-05-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Orb weaver
Araneus sp.
Orb weaver
04-05-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Giant crab spider
Polybetes phitagoricus
Giant crab spider
03-05-14 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Scarlet-headed Blackbird
Amblyramphus holosericeus
Federal/Scarlet-headed Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Gavilán mixto/Harris's Hawk © Gustavo F. Brahamian Cuis/Brazlian PigThe remians of the Brazilian pig © J. Simón Tagtachian
Sayaca Tanager
Thraupis sayaca
Celestino/Sayaca Tanager© Elsa y Guillermo
Green-winged Saltator
Saltator similis
Pepitero verdosoJ/Green-winged SaltatorJJuvenile © J. Simón Tagtachian
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
NaranjeroM/Blue-and-yellow TanagerM © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro Naranjero/Blue-and-yellow TanagerLots of blue-and-yellow tanagers are being seen © Nicolás Giorgio
Solitary Black Cacique
Cacicus solitarius
Boyero negro/Solitary Black CaciqueJuvenil © J. Simón Tagtachian
Picui Ground Dove
Columbina picui
Torcacita común/Picui Ground Dove © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-lined Tanager
Tachyphonus rufus
Frutero negroH/White-lined TanagerFFemale © Gustavo F. Brahamian
White-lined Tanager
Tachyphonus rufus
Frutero negroM/White-lined TanagerMMale © Sergio Cusano
World Migratory Bird Day - May, 10th and 11th On the the second weekend each May the World Migratory Bird Day takes place. This event has the objective to raise awareness about birds and the need to preserve their habitats. The theme chosen for this occasion "Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Toursim links sustainable tourism and birdwatching as a harmonic solution both to preserve migratory birds and their habitats and as a way to develop the involved communities. Festivals, exhibitions, watching trips and educational events will be held worlwide. In Costanera Fundación de la Tierra invites kids Flyer Día de las aves con dire
Blue-billed Black-Tyrant
Knipolegus cyanirostris
Viudita pico celesteM/Blue-billed Black-TyrantM This male was spotted by Emilio on the Middle Path near the coast © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tropical Screech Owl
Megascops choliba
Alilicucu común/Tropical Screech Owl © Sergio Cusano
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Brotogeris chiriri
Catita chirirí/Yellow-chevroned Parakeet Catita chirirí/Yellow-chevroned Parakeet © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-banded Mockingbird
Mimus triurus
Calandria real/White-banded Mockingbird © J. Simón Tagtachian
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba/Coscoroba Swan© J. Simón Tagtachian
Solitary Black Cacique
Cacicus solitarius
Boyero negro/Solitary Black Cacique © Dolores Fernández
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Benteveo comúnJ/Great KiskadeeJ © Gustavo Brahamian