News - May 2017

Collared Plover
Charadrius collaris
Chorlito de collar/Collared Plover31-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Chorlito de collar/Collared Plover31-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Chorlito de collar/Collared Plover31-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
We had already said that the environment of the Duck Pond was ideal for wintering plovers. However since it is so far search must be patient and exhaustive. It is small and its brown colour blends it in the environment. Its little runs help detect it.
It is not the only one we are waiting for. the dotterel also vistied the reserve in winter. Both share this picture of 2006, which coincidentally is 31st of May.
Chorlitos/Plover and Dotterel31-5-06 © Roberto Ares
At that time they moved at the edge of the pond very near the roads.
Otras invernales para buscar
En el listado de las Aves de invierno figuran todas aquellas aves que están asociadas a la época invernal y fueron fotografiadas. Germán Pugnali armó otra lista. En su mayoría son aquellas que fueron registradas hace mucho tiempo y carecen de foto en el sitio. Agrega también algunas que no fueron vistas en la reserva, pero sí en las cercanías lo que las convierte en aves potenciales.


Chloephaga spp
Cualquier especie de Cauquen!

Spheniscus magellanicus Pinguino Patagónico
: Un registro antiguo, con fotos

Buteo polyosoma Aguilucho común
: Registrado sin fotos

Procellaria aequinoctialis Petrel barba blanca
: Regitrado sin fotos

Haematopus palliatus Ostrero Común
: Nidifica en playas más al sur

Oreopholus ruficollis Chorlo cabezón
: Migra regularmente a campos cercanos

Pluvianellus socialis Chorlito Ceniciento
: Migra esporádicamente al sur de la Provincia.

Charadrius falklandicus Chorlito doble collar
: Registrado sin fotos

Thalasseus sandvicensis Gaviotín pico amarillo
: Registrado sin fotos.

Chionis alba Paloma Antártica
: Registrada en 2016 en club de pescadores frente a aeroparque.

Stercorarius chilensis Escúa Común
: Registrado con fotos lejanas.

Stercorarius antarcticus Escúa Antártica
: Regular en playas más al sur

Bubo virginianus Ñacurutú
: Un registro auditivo, nidificante y regular en Palermo.

Patagona gigas Picaflor gigante
: Hipotético, reportado sin fotos.

Upucerthia dumetaria Bandurrita común
: Registros invernales en áreas cercanas.

Geositta cunicularia Caminera común
: Registrado antiguamente, sin fotos.

Asthenes baeri Canastero chaqueño
: Registrado antiguamente, sin fotos.

Asthenes hudsoni Espartillero pampeano
: Registrado antiguamente, sin fotos.

Stigmatura budytoides Calandrita
: Registros invernales en zonas cercanas.

Agriornis murinus Gaucho chico
: Registrado antiguamente, sin fotos.

Xolmis rubetra Monjita castaña
: Registrado antiguamente, sin fotos.

Neoxolmis rufiventris Monjita chocolate
: Migra regularmente a campos cercanos

Mimus patagonicus Calandria mora
: Registrado antiguamente, sin fotos.

Tangara preciosa Saíra castaña
: Como otros thraupidos, migra por las selvas ribereñas y es regular en Uruguay.
Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet
Phylloscartes ventralis
Mosqueta común/Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet31-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Mosqueta común/Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet31-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Mosqueta común/Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet31-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Mosqueta común/Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet31-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-tipped Plantcutter
Phytotoma rutila
Cortarramas/White-tipped Plantcutter30-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Cortarramas/White-tipped Plantcutter30-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Cortarramas/White-tipped Plantcutter30-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Grey-throated Warbling-Finch
Microspingus cabanisi
Monerita litoraleña/Grey-throated Warbling-Finch30-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Monerita litoraleña/Grey-throated Warbling-Finch30-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
Yerutí común/White-tipped Dove30-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Se ven perfectas las tapadas rufas
Hepatic Tanager
Piranga flava
Fueguero común/Hepatic Tanager27-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Fueguero común/Hepatic Tanager27-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Fueguero común/Hepatic Tanager27-5-17 © Javier González

Fueguero común/Hepatic Tanager27-5-17 © Javier González
Snowy-crowned Tern
Sterna trudeaui
Gaviotín lagunero/Snowy-crowned Tern27-5-17 © Elsa y Guillermo

Gaviotín lagunero/Snowy-crowned Tern27-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
Halconcito colorado/American Kestrel27-5-17 © Javier González

Halconcito colorado/American Kestrel27-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Cyclarhis gujanensis
Juan chiviro/Rufous-browed Peppershrike27-5-17 © Elsa y Guillermo

Juan chiviro/Rufous-browed Peppershrike27-5-17 © Javier González
Green Kignfisher
Chloroceryle americana
Martín pescador chico/Green Kingfisher27-5-17 © Javier González

Martín pescador chico/Green Kingfisher27-5-17 © Elsa y Guillermo
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Naranjero/Blue-and-yellow Tanager 27-5-17 © Javier González
Sooty-fronted Spinetail
Synallaxis frontalis
Pijuí frente gris/Sooty-fronted Spinetail27-5-17 © Javier González
Plants, flowers and fruits
Blue anise sage
Salvia guaranitica
Salvia azul/Blue anise sage© J. Simón Tagtachian
Striped rosemallow
Hibiscus cisplatinus
Rosa del río/Striped rosemallow© J. Simón Tagtachian
Roman Cassie
Acacia caven
Espinillo/Roman Cassie© J. Simón Tagtachian
Spiderwort
Tripogandra diuretica
Santa Lucía rosada/Spiderwort© J. Simón Tagtachian
Ball moss
Tillandsia recurvata
Gallinita/Ball moss© J. Simón Tagtachian
Muehlenbeckia sagittifolia
Muehlenbeckia sagittifolia
Zarzaparrilla colorada/Muehlenbeckia sagittifolia© J. Simón Tagtachian
Cockspur tree
Erithryna crista-galli
Ceibo/Cockspur tree© J. Simón Tagtachian
Louisiana canna
Canna glauca
Achira amarilla/Louisiana canna© J. Simón Tagtachian
Silk floss tree
Chorisia speciosa
Palo borracho/Silk floss tree© J. Simón Tagtachian
Calico flower
Aristolochia elegans
Aristoloquia/Calico flower© RAP
Indian shot
Canna indica
Achira roja/Indian shot© J. Simón Tagtachian
Busy Lizzy
Impatiens walleriana
Alegría del hogar/Busy Lizzy© J. Simón Tagtachian
Honey locust
Gleditsia triacanthos
Acacia negra/Honey locust© Cora Rimoldi
Castor bean
Ricino communis
Ricino/Castor bean© Victoria Mansilla
Two fungii
Macrolepiota sp© RAP

Macrolepiota sp. top and the rest the same
Pleurotus albidus in three different days
Pleurotus albidus1-4-17 © Victoria Mansilla
Pleurotus albidus2-4-17 © Carlos González Ledo

Pleurotus albidus4-4-17 © Nicolás Giorgio



Rufous Hornero
Furnarius rufus
Hornero/Rufous Hornero26-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Hornero/Rufous Hornero26-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
Suirirí amarillo/Yellow-browed Tyrant26-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Greyish Saltator
Saltator coerulescens
Pepitero gris/Greyish Saltator26-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Scarlet-headed Blackbird
Amblyramphus holosericeus
Federal/Scarlet-headed Blackbird24-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Federal/Scarlet-headed Blackbird24-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Cuatro en vuelo
Plumbeous Rail
Pardirallu snaguinolentus
Gallineta común/Plumbeous Rail24-5-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
Black-necked and Coscoroba Swans Cisnes/Swans24-5-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
Black-necked and Coscoroba Swans in the Duck Pond
Great Grebe
Podiceps major
Macá grande/Great Grebe24-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Macá grande/Great Grebe24-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Naranjero/Blue-and-yellow Tanager24-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Naranjero/Blue-and-yellow Tanager24-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Adult and juvenile males
Sayaca Tanager
Thraupis sayaca
Celestino/Sayaca Tanager24-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Double-collared Seedeater
Sporophila caerulescens
Corbatita común/Double-collared Seedeater24-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian



Ultramarine Grosbeak
Cyanoloxia brissonii
Reinamora grande/Ultramarine Grosbeak23-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Reinamora grande/Ultramarine Grosbeak23-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba/Coscoroba Swan23-5-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
Pareja en Laguna de los Patos
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
Varillero ala amarilla/Yellow-winged Blackbird23-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
Pato barcino/Yellow-billed Teal23-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Pato barcino/Yellow-billed Teal23-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Pato barcino/Yellow-billed Teal23-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Typical scene to land on water. To lose speed it changes to an upright position, fans the tail, flaps backwards and places the feet forwards for the impact



Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Fotos 23-5-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
The snake, possibly a
Helicops, struggling not to become a nutritious morsel for the tiger-heron, but it did not succeed.
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
Sirirí colorado/Fulvous Whistling-Duck20-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
After more than one month only one individual appeared. Out of 21 weeks there are only four records.
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Tguató común/Roadside Hawk20-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Shiny cowbird
Molothrus bonariensis
Tordo renegrido/Shiny cowbird20-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Blue-and white Swallow
Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Golondrina barranquera/Blue-and white Swallow

Golondrina barranquera/Blue-and white Swallow16-5-17 © RAP
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelasticus thilius
Varillero ala amarilla/Yellow-winged Blackbird

Varillero ala amarilla/Yellow-winged Blackbird16-5-17 © RAP
Southern Caracara
Caracara plancus
Carancho/Southern Caracara

Carancho/Southern Caracara

Carancho/Southern Caracara16-5-17 © RAP
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melacoryphus
Cisne cuello negro/Black-necked Swan16-5-17 © RAP
10 en la toma
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
Pitiayumí/Tropical Parula16-5-17 © RAP
Black-capped Warbling-Finch
Microspingus melanoleucus
Monterita cabeza negra/Black-capped Warbling-Finch16-5-17 © RAP
Female
Red-crested Cardinal
Paroaria coronata
Cardenal ocmún/Red-crested Cardinal16-5-17 © RAP
Guira cuckoo
Guira guira
Pirincho/Guira cuckoo16-5-17 © RAP
Con una nutritiva langosta
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Pollona negra/Common Gallinule13-5-17 © RAP
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Macá pico grueso/Pied-billed Grebe13-5-17 © RAP
Great Grebe
Podiceps major
Macá grande/Great Grebe13-5-17 © RAP
Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
Chajá/Southern Screamer13-5-17 © RAP
Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
Caraú/Limpkin13-5-17 © RAP
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Biguá/Neotropic Cormorant13-5-17 © RAP
Unicoloured Blackbird
Agelasticus cyanopus
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird13-5-17 © RAP

Insects and spiders
Cucurbit beetle
Diabrotica speciosa
Cucurbit beetle
29-03-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Carpenter bee
Xylocopa augusti
Carpenter bee
29-04-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Large crane fly
Tipula sp.
Large crane fly
07-05-17 © Sergio Cusano
Treehopper
Cyphonia sp
Treehopper
29-04-17 © Pablo Serur
Hoverfly
Palpada sp
Hoverfly
17-05-17 © Victoria Mansilla
Ghost spider
Arachosia praesignis
Ghost spider
06-05-17 © Pablo Serur
Silver argiope
Argiope argentata
Silver argiope
20-05-17 © Sergio Cusano
Rock Pigeon
Columba livia
Paloma doméstica/Rock Pigeon

Paloma doméstica/Rock Pigeon20-5-17 © Sergio Cusano
Security reinforcement when the reserve is closed
Great Egret
Podiceps major
Macá grande/Great Grebe20-5-17 © Sergio Cusano
Great Egret
Ardea alba
Garza blanca/Great Egret20-5-17 © Sergio Cusano
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Pato picazo/Rosy-billed Pochard20-5-17 © Sergio Cusano
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
Sirirí pampa/White-faced Whistling-Duck20-5-17 © Sergio Cusano
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus
Calandria grande/Chalk-browed Mockingbird20-5-17 © Sergio Cusano
Coypu Pond Laguna de Coipos/Coypu Pond20-5-17 © Sergio Cusano
Unlike previous Saturdays when the floating vegetation covered practically all the pond, today it was clear from Viamonte to the pergola.



Laurentia Emperor
Doxocopa laurentia laurentia
Zafiro/Laurentia Emperor© Victoria Mansilla Zafiro/Laurentia Emperor© Victoria Mansilla
Zafiro/Laurentia Emperor© Victoria Mansilla
A pair of emperors "dancing" and chasing each other around the loquat tree at 5 meters high. VYR
Zafiro/Laurentia Emperor© Victoria Mansilla
Hembra
Zafiro/Laurentia Emperor© Victoria Mansilla
Macho
Zafiro/Laurentia Emperor© Victoria Mansilla Zafiro/Laurentia Emperor© Victoria Mansilla
Here alone at eye-level basking among lantanas and near the loquat tree. She is on the grass near the path. VYR
Zafiro/Laurentia Emperor© RAP
A close-up of the proboscis. The two tubes are placed in such a way they form a feeding canal through which nectar is lapped up. When not feeding the proboscis is curled up.



Gull Pond Laguna de las Gaviotas/Gull Pond17-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
General view of the Gull Pond. Too much water and los of coypus help keep vegetation sparse
Laguna de las Gaviotas/Gull Pond17-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
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Laguna de las Gaviotas/Gull Pond17-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
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Laguna de las Gaviotas/Gull Pond17-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
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Laguna de las Gaviotas/Gull Pond17-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
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White-tailed Kite
Elanus leucurus
Milano blanco/White-tailed Kite10-5-17 © RAP
Milano blanco/White-tailed Kite10-5-17 © RAP


Milano blanco/White-tailed Kite10-5-17 © RAP
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
Gaviota cocinera/Kelp Gull10-5-17 © RAP
Gaviota cocinera/Kelp Gull10-5-17 © RAP
Gaviota cocinera/Kelp Gull10-5-17 © RAP
Gaviota cocinera/Kelp Gull10-5-17 © RAP
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
Pitiayumí/Tropical Parula10-5-17 © RAP
Guira cuckoo
Guira guira
Pirincho/Guira cuckoo10-5-17 © RAP
Cold time begins and Guira cuckoos open the blinds to capture more sun
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Naranjero/Blue-and-yellow Tanager10-5-17 © RAP
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Benteveo común/Great Kiskadee10-5-17 © RAP
Black-hooded Parakeet
Aratinga nenday
Ñanday/Black-hooded Parakeet

Ñanday/Black-hooded Parakeet

Ñanday/Black-hooded Parakeet10-5-17 © RAP
The toe disposition is zygodactyl - two toes are oriented to the front and the other two backwards. So he can grasp firmly and manipulate the food as if it were a hand.
Hooded Siskin
Spinus magellanicus
Cabecitanegra común/Hooded Siskin10-5-17 © RAP
Variable Oriole
Icterus pyrrhopterus
Boyerito/Variable Oriole10-5-17 © RAP
Monk Parakeet
Myiopsitta monachus
Cotorra/Monk Parakeet10-5-17 © RAP
Greyish Baywing
Agelaioides badius
Tordo músico/Greyish Baywing10-5-17 © RAP
Rufous-bellied thrush
Turdus rufiventris
Zorzal colorado/Rufous-bellied thrush10-5-17 © RAP
Green-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
Carpintero real/Green-barred Woodpecker10-5-17 © RAP
Insects in trees decrease in number so time to dip the bill in the ground to look for ants
Gilded Sapphire
Hylocharis chrysura
Picaflor bronceado/Gilded Sapphire10-5-17 © RAP
One of the few plants with flowers during the winter and provide food to the Gilded Hummingbird
Butterflies and moth
Number eighty
Diaethria candrena
Ochenta chica/Number eighty© Victoria Mansilla
Number eighty
Diaethria candrena
Ochenta chica/Number eighty© Victoria Mansilla
Syma sister
Adelpha syma
Almirante menor/Syma sister© José Alberto Lell
Banded Longwing
Heliconius erato phyllis
Almendra común/Banded Longwing© © Victoria Mansilla
Common White-milk
Tatochila autodice
Lechera común/Common White-milk© RAP

Dysschema sacrifica
Dysschema sacrifica© Sergio Cusano
Ithra crescent
Ortilia ithra
Bataraza/Ithra crescent© Victoria Mansilla
Ithra crescent
Ortilia ithra
Bataraza/Ithra crescent© RAP
Bella Mapwing
Hypanarthia bella
Bellísima común/Bella Mapwing© Victoria Mansilla
Bella Mapwing
Hypanarthia bella
Bellísima común/Bella Mapwing© Victoria Mansilla
Julia
Dryas iulia alcionea
Julia© RAP
Julia
Dryas iulia alcionea
Julia© Victoria Mansilla
Southern Buckeye
Junonia genoveva hilaris
Cuatro ojos común/Southern Buckeye© Victoria Mansilla
Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae maculosa
Espejitos/Gulf Fritillary© Victoria Mansilla
Monarch
Danaus erippus
Monarca/Monarch© Victoria Mansilla
Monarch
Danaus erippus
Monarca/Monarch© RAP
Mexican Silverspot
Dione moneta
Moneta/Mexican Silverspot© Victoria Mansilla
Mexican Silverspot
Danaus erippus
Moneta/Mexican Silverspot© Victoria Mansilla



Diademed Tanager
Stephanophorus diadematus
Frutero azul/Diademed Tanager6-5-17 © RAP
Frutero azul/Diademed Tanager6-5-17 © RAP
Ringed Kingfisher
Megaceryle torquata
Martín pescador grande/Ringed Kingfisher6-5-17 © RAP
Martín pescador grande/Ringed Kingfisher6-5-17 © RAP
Bar-winged cinclodes
Cinclodes fuscus
Remolinera común/Bar-winged cinclodes6-5-17 © RAP
Freckle-breasted Thronbird
Phacellodomus striaticollis
Espinero pecho manchado/Freckle-breasted Thronbird6-5-17 © RAP
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
Suirirí amarillo/Yellow-browed Tyrant6-5-17 © RAP
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
Gaviota cocinera/Kelp Gull6-5-17 © RAP
Gaviota cocinera/Kelp Gull6-5-17 © RAP
Double-collared Seedeater
Sporophila caerulescens
Corbatita común/Double-collared Seedeater6-5-17 © RAP
Sooty-fronted Spinetail
Synallaxis frontalis
Pijuí frente gris/Sooty-fronted Spinetail6-5-17 © RAP
Two grebes Macá pico grueso/Pied-billed Grebe6-5-17 © RAP
The Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps on top and White-tufted Grebe
Rollandia rolland below changing their alternate plumage. They no longer have their throats black. The black stripe on the pied-billed grebe's bill is vanishing and the white-tufted grebe's is lighter.
Macá común/White-tufted Grebe6-5-17 © RAP
Two teals Pato cutirí/Brazilian Teal6-5-17 © RAP
The Brazilian Teal
Amazonetta brasiliensis showing its splendorous speculum
Pato de collar/Ringed Teal6-5-17 © RAP
A pair of Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys Pato de collar/Ringed Teal6-5-17 © RAP
Hooded Siskin
Spinus magellanicus
Cabecitanegra común/Hooded Siskin6-5-17 © RAP
Solitary Black Cacique
Cacicus solitarius
Boyero negro/Solitary Black Cacique6-5-17 © RAP
Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch
Microspingus melanoleucus
Sietevestidos/Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch6-5-17 © RAP
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Taguató/Roadside Hawk6-5-17 © RAP
Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
Gallarete escudete rojo/Red-fronted Coot6-5-17 © RAP
Masked Gnatcatcher
Polioptila dumicola
Tacuartia azul/Masked Gnatcatcher6-5-17 © RAP
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
Sirirí pampa/White-faced Whistling-Duck6-5-17 © RAP
A beautiful moon Luna/Moon6-5-17 © RAP
Austral Negrito
Lessonia rufa
Sobrepuesto/Austral Negrito14-5-17 © Cora Rimoldi
We were amazed to see no more than the floating vegetation from the new viewpoint. Not even a duck, nor a jacana. Nothing. We waited for a while and this negrito appeared. It stayed a bit.
Black-backed Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Tero real/Black-backed Stilt14-5-17 © Cora Rimoldi
Two Black-backed Stilts flew above us towards the Gull Pond. We supposed they would land there. And we were right. Very far, but in the pond.
Spixi's Spinetail
Synallaxis spixi

14-5-17 © Cora Rimoldi
Its voice led us to the bushed, but we could only see the silhouette moving in the vegetation
Black-capped Warbling-Finch
Microspingus melanoleucus
monte cabne EGU 14-5-17_1

Monterita cabeza negra/Black-capped Warbling-Finch14-5-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Sooty-fronted Spinetail
Synallaxis frontalis
Pijuí frente gris/Sooty-fronted Spinetail14-5-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Red-crested Cardinal
Paroaria coronata
Cardenal común/Red-crested Cardinal14-5-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Amazon Kingfisher
Chloroceryle amazona
Martín pescador mediano/Amazon Kingfisher1-5-17 © Ernesto Gulisano

Martín pescador mediano/Amazon Kingfisher1-5-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Last year in May Claudia photographed the female Amazon Kingfisher for the first time. This 1st of May Ernesto had the chance with the male. This the least seen of the three kingfisher species.
Ernesto enjoyed the presence of this male a while. Either perched or hovering, as this case, the kingfisher dives to catch the prey.
Martín pescador mediano/Amazon Kingfisher1-5-17 © Ernesto Gulisano Martín pescador mediano/Amazon Kingfisher1-5-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Martín pescador mediano/Amazon Kingfisher1-5-17 © Ernesto Gulisano Martín pescador mediano/Amazon Kingfisher1-5-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Martín pescador mediano/Amazon Kingfisher1-5-17 © Ernesto Gulisano Martín pescador mediano/Amazon Kingfisher1-5-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Global Big Day
The reserve was closed. We walked along the outer sidewalk. Waterbirds were basically seen
Great Grebe
Podiceps major
Macá grande/Great Grebe13-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Grey-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus
Chiricote/Grey-necked Wood-Rail13-5-17 © Javier González
Unicoloured Blackbird
Agelasticus cyanopus
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird13-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron13-5-17 © Javier González
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron13-5-17 © Javier González
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron13-5-17 © Javier González
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Chinchero chico/Narrow-billed Woodcreeper13-5-17 © Javier González
Rock Pigeon
Columba livia
Paloma doméstica/Rock Pigeon13-5-17 © Javier González
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melacoryphus
Cisne cuello negro/Black-necked Swan10-5-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
Variable Oriole
Icterus pyrrhopterus
Boyerito/Variable Oriole10-5-17 © Nicolás Giorgio







Views of the ponds and night photos
Lagunas/Ponds9-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
Ponds
Lagunas/Ponds9-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
Ponds
Lagunas/Ponds9-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
Ponds
Lagunas/Ponds9-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
Ponds
Patos y Gaviotas/Duck and Gull Ponds9-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
Gull and Duck Ponds
Gaviotas/Gull Pond9-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
Gull Pond
Gaviotas/Gull Pond9-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
Gull Pond
Gaviotas/Gull Pond9-5-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
Gull Pond
Nocturna/At night
Cocoi Heron in Coypu Pond at dusk
Nocturna/At night
Great Egret in Coypu Pond at dusk
Ringed Kingfisher
Megaceryle torquata
Martín pescador grande/Ringed Kingfisher6-5-17 © Rodolfo Pani

Martín pescador grande/Ringed Kingfisher6-5-17 © Sergio Cusano

Martín pescador grande/Ringed Kingfisher6-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
6-5-17 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

On Saturday it was present and stayed. It perched for a long time and everybody enjoyed this beautiful bird.
Bar-winged Cinclodes
Cinclodes fuscus
Remolinera común/Buff-winged cinclodes6-5-17 © Sergio Cusano

Remolinera común/Bar-winged Cinclodes6-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Pato de collar/Ringed Teal6-5-17 © Sergio Cusano

Pato de collar/Ringed Teal

Pato de collar/Ringed Teal6-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
6-5-17 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
It has been absent from Coypu Pond for a month or so. The last register is from the Gull Pond, where it was detected by chance when enlarging a photo
Gaviota cocinera
Larus dominicanus
Gaviota cocinera/Kelp Gull6-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Jacana/Wattled Jacana

Jacana/Wattled Jacana6-5-17 © Rodolfo Pani
Floating vetegation is ideal for jacanas. They move about pecking incessantly. But here everybody on the wing
Black-capped Warbling-Finch
Microspingus melanoleucus
Monterita cabeza negra/Black-capped Warbling-Finch6-4-17 © Rodolfo Pani
Hembra. Sin cabeza negra
Blue-and-yellow tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Naranjero/Blue-and-yellow tanager6-4-17 © Sergio Cusano
Southern Lapwing
Vanellus chilensis
Tero común/Southern Lapwing6-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Nenday Parakeet
Aratinga nenday
Ñanday/Nenday Parakeet6-5-17 © Sergio Cusano
Eating white cedar
Melia azedarach fruit
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Pato picazo/Rosy-billed Pochard6-5-17 © Sergio Cusano
Autumn in the Lizard Path Otoño en eLagartos/Autumn along Lizard Path6-5-17 © Sergio Cusano
Too many leaves on the ground
Burrowing Parrot
Caynoliseus patagonus
Loro barranquero/Burrowing Parrot6-5-17 © Sergio Cusano

Loro barranquero/Burrowing Parrot6-5-17 © Sergio Cusano

Loro barranquero/Burrowing Parrot6-5-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
6-5-17 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
This parrot was abandoned by a woman in the Middle Path. The Center was informed about the animal. This woman had cared for the parrot till its feather grew but could no longer have it with her.
Ringed Kingfisher
Megaceryle torquata
Martín pescador grande/Ringed Kingfisher4-5-17 © RAP
Martín pescador grande/Ringed Kingfisher4-5-17 © RAP
Vermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Churrinche/Vermilion Flycatcher4-5-17 © RAP
Churrinche/Vermilion Flycatcher4-5-17 © RAP
Bar-winged Cinclodes
Cinclodes fuscus
Remolinera común/Bar-winged Cinclodes4-5-17 © RAP
Remolinera común/Bar-winged Cinclodes4-5-17 © RAP
Straneck's Tyrannulet
Serpophaga griseicapilla
Piojito trinador/Straneck's Tyrannulet4-5-17 © RAP
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
Pitiayumí/Tropical Parula4-5-17 © RAP
Sooty-fronted Spinetail
Synallaxis frontalis
Pijuí frente gris/Sooty-fronted Spinetail4-5-17 © RAP
Cocoi Heron
Ardea cocoi
Garza mora/Cocoi Heron4-5-17 © RAP
White-tufted Grebe
Rollandia rolland
Macá común/White-tufted Grebe4-5-17 © RAP
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Macá pico grueso/Pied-billed Grebe4-5-17 © RAP
Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
Chajá/Southern Screamer4-5-17 © RAP
Masked Gnatcatcher
Polioptila dumicola
Tacuartia azul/Masked Gnatcatcher4-5-17 © RAP
Black-capped Warbling-Finch
Microspingus melanoleucus
Monerita cabeza negra/Black-capped Warbling-Finch4-5-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
There were five
Poopiza species
P. ornata Cinnamon Warbling-Finch,
P. nigrorufa Blakc-and-rufous Warbling-Finch,
P. cabanisi Grey-breasted Warbling-Finch,
P. torquata Ringed Warbling-Finch and
P. melanoleuca Black-capped Warbling-Finch. Phylogenetic studies have determined that this group is polyphyletic, that is they have not evolved from the same common ancestor. So they have been separated. The first two have remained in the genus
Poospiza and the last three have been changed to genus
Microspingus:
Microspingus cabanisi,
Microspingus torquatus and
Microspingus melanoleucus..
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron4-5-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Benteveo común/Great Kiskadee3-5-17 © José Alberto Lell
Saffron Finch
Sicalis flaveola
Jilguero dorado/Saffron Finch3-5-17 © José Alberto Lell
Golden-billed Saltator
Saltator aurantiirostris
Pepitero de collar/Golden-billed Saltator2-5-17 © José Alberto Lell
Golden-crowned Warbler
Basileuterus culicivorus
Arañero coronado chico/Golden-crowned Warbler5-4-17 © José Alberto Lell



Last photos of April
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
Suirirí amarillo/Yellow-browed Tyrant30-4-17 © RAP
Sayaca Tanager
Thraupis sayaca
Celestino/Sayaca Tanger30-4-17 © RAP
White-crested Tyrannulet
Serpophaga subcristata
Piojito común/White-crested Tyrannulet30-4-17 © RAP
Double-collared Seedeater
Sporophila caerulescens
Corbatita común/Double-collare Seedeater30-4-17 © RAP
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Chinchero chico/Narrow-billed Woodcreeper30-4-17 © RAP
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata
Cardenilla/Yellow-billed Cardinal30-4-17 © RAP