News - September 2014

Summer birds With the arrival of the Vermilion Flycatcher comes the list of Summer Birds. And the Cliff Swallow has also been added to the list as it is a boreal migrant

Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant
Euscarthmus meloryphus
02-10-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Seeing through one's ears. The importance of knowing the songs of birds

Diademed Tanager
Stephanophorus diadematus
02-10-14 © Claudia y Diego Bastías

Last butterflies of September
Silverdrop
Epargyreus tmolis
Plateada común/Silverdrop© Sergio Cusano
Oily Lazy
Actinote mamita
Perezosa aceitada/Oily Lazy© Ignacio Agudelo
Soldier
Danaus eresimus plexaure
Reina rojiza/Soldier© Sergio Cusano
Soldier
Danaus eresimus plexaure
Reina rojiza/Soldier© Victoria Mansilla
Chilean Lady
Vanessa carye
Dama manchada/Chilean Lady© Victoria Mansilla
Orcus Checkered Skipper
Pyrgus orcus
Ajedrezada común/Orcus Checkered Skipper© Sergio Cusano
Yellow Lazy
Actinote carycina
Perezosa amarilla/Yellow Lazy© Sergio Cusano
Fiery Skipper
Hylephila phyleus
Saltarina amarilla/Fiery Skipper© Sergio Cusano
Ithra Crescent
Ortilia ithra
Bataraza/Ithra Crescent© Sergio Cusano
Southern Monarch
Danaus erippus
Monarca/Southern Monarch© Sergio Cusano
Warbling Doradito
Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris
Doradito común/Warbling Doradito © Elsa y Guillermo
More nesting actividty
Masked Gnatcatcher
Polioptila dumicola
Tacuarita azul M/Masked Gnatcatcher M Tacuartia azulH/Masked Gnatcatcher F
© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
Estornino pinto/European Starling© Nicolás Giorgio
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Benteveo común/Great Kiskadee© Sergio Cusano
Green-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
Carpintero real/Green-barred Woodpecker© Elsa y Guillermo
Checkered Woodpecker
Veniliornis mixtus
Carpintero bataraz chico/Checkered Woodpecker Carpintero bataraz chico/Checkered Woodpecker© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Black-capped Warbling-Finch
Poospiza melanoleuca
Monterita cabeza negra/Black-capped Warbling-Finch© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Rufous-bellied Thrush
Turdus rufiventris
Zorzal colorado/Rufous-bellied Thrush Zorzal colorado/Rufous-bellied Thrush© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Straneck's Tyrannulet
Serpophaga griseiceps
Piojito trinador/Straneck's TyrannuletIdentificado por el canto © Sergio Cusano

Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
13-09-14 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
Yerutí común/White-tipped Dove © Elsa y Guillermo
Great Egret
Egretta alba
Garza blanca/Great EGret © Sergio Cusano
Diademed Tanager
Stephanophorus diadematus
Frutero azul/Diademed Tanager © Sergio Cusano
Black-backed Water-Tyran
Fluvicola albiventer
Viudita blanca/Black-backed Water-Tyrant © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Hepatic Tanager
Piranga flava
Fueguero común H/Hepatic Tanager FFemale © Sergio Cusano
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Taguató común/Roadside HawkRinged © Sergio Cusano
Rufous Hornero
Furnarius rufus
Hornero/Rufous Hornero © J. Simón Tagtachian
Checkered Woodpecker
Veniliornis mixtus
Carpintero bataraz chico M/Checkered Woodpecker M © Sergio Cusano
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
Garcita blanca/Snowy Egret © J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Camptostoma obsoletum
Piojito silbón/Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet Piojito silbón/Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
Fluvicola albiventer
Viudita blanca/Black-backed Water-Tyrant © Eduardo Carreryra
Grey-throated Warbling-Finch
Poospica cabanisi
Monterita litoraleña/Grey-throated Warbling-Finch © Victoria Mansilla
House Wren
Troglodytes aedon
Ratona común/House WrenNidificando © Victoria Mansilla
Masked Yellowthroat
Geothlypis aequinoctialis
Arañero cara negra M/Masked Yellowthroat M © Rodolfo Pani
Great Grebe
Podiceps major
Macá grande/Great Grebe © Victoria Mansilla
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
Suirirí amarillo/Yellow-browed Tyrant © Rodolfo Pani
Freckle-breasted Thornbird
Phacellodomus striaticollis
Espinero pecho manchado/Freckle-breasted Thornbird © Silvia Loiacono
Cattle Tyrant
Machetornis rixosa
Picabuey/Cattle Tyrant© Pablo Serur
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Glaucidium brasilianum
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl © Nicolás Giorgio
Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
Caraú/Limpkin © Nicolás Giorgio



Grey-breasted Martin
Progne chalybea
Golondrina doméstica/Grey-breasted MartinAt last they were registered inside the reserve © Sergio Cusano
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Benteveo común/Great Kiskadee© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Predators of the Yellow flag
Iris pseudacorus?
lirio tordo mat FAM 9 14 lirio tordo mat1 FAM 9 14 lirio pepi collar FAM 9 14 lirio pepi collar1 FAM 9 14 lirio pepi collar2 FAM 9 14 lirio pepi collar3 FAM 9 14 lirio pepi collar4 FAM 9 14
During my visit I saw a Scrub Blackbird which seemed to be eating yellow flag. He did it very delicately since it put it head into the flower and then out of it. A while after the blackbird had left the yellow flag, a Golden-billed Saltator stood on the same plant and, unlike the blackbird, the saltator began to tear it apart conscientiously so that no petal was left.
© Flor
New moth species:
Scordylia quadruplicaria
Scordylia quadruplicaria Scordylia quadruplicariaIt belongs in the Family Geometridae and Subfamily Larentiinae. © Claudia y Diego Bastías
House Wren
Troglodytes aedon
Ratona común/House WrenDust-bathing © Sergio Cusano
/Picui Ground Dove
Columbina picui
Torcacita comú/Picui Ground DoveThere was a fourth dove which flew off © Sergio Cusano
Field Flicker
Colaptes campestris
Carpintero campestre/Field Flicker© Sergio Cusano
Banana plant
Musa paradisiaca
Plátano/Banana plant© Nicolás Giorgio
New bird species: Cliff Swallow
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Golondrina rabadilla canela/Cliff SwallowSeen along the river coast on October 16th 2013.
© Lui
Chinese wisteria
Wisteria sinensis
Glicina/Chinese wisteriaClimbing the pergola of the promenade
Glicina/Chinese wisteriaAnd on the Lizard Path
© Nicolás Giorgio
Red-and-white Crake
Laterallus leucopyrrhus
Burrito colorado/Red-and-white CrakeYesterday (17) thanks to Fernando Mollo's excellent eyesight, we were able to see this crake at RECS. As we know too many observers are looking for it we spread the news quickly . It was behind the restroom area at Brasil Access.
© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Butterflies in September
Syma sister
Adelpha syma
Almirante menor/Syma sister©Sergio Cusano
Dichrous Skipper
Theagenes dichrous
Falcada ribereña/Dichrous Skipper© Sergio Cusano
False Common White
Teochila maenacte
Lechera ribereña/False Common White© Sergio Cusano
False Common White
Teochila maenacte
Lechera ribereña/False Common White© Victoria Mansilla
Southamerican Lady
Vanessa braziliensis
Dama pintada/Southamerican Lady© Sergio Cusano
Lyssipoides Metalmark
Riodina lyssipoides
Danzarina chica/Lyssipoides Metalmark© Ignacio Agudelo
Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae maculosa
Espejitos/Gulf Fritillary© Sergio Cusano
Mexican Silverspot
Dione moneta
Moneta/Mexican Silverspot© Sergio Cusano
Small Skipper
Viola minor
Barrada lilácea/Small Skipper© Sergio Cusano
Common Yellow
Eurema deva
Limoncito común/Common Yellow© Gustavo F. Brahamian
Claudina Crescent
Tegosa claudina
Claudina/Claudina Crescent© Sergio Cusano
Lesbia Sulphur
Colias lesbia
Isoca de la alfalfa/Lesbia Sulphur© Sergio Cusano
Bella Mapwing
Hypanarthia bella
Bellísma común/Bella MapwingDorsal view © Sergio Cusano
Bella Mapwing
Hypanarthis bella
Bellísima común/Bella MapwingVentral view © Sergio Cusano



Clivia
Clivia miniata
CliviaExotic plant from Southern Africa.
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Pink sorrel
Oxalis articulata
vinagrillo rosado/Pink sorrelNative. Sprawling plant.
© J. Simón Tagtachian
New bird species: Bank Swallow
Riparia riparia
Golondrina zapadora/Bank Swallow Golondrina zapadora/Bank SwallowThis swallow is a boreal migrant. It comes to the south to spend summer and goes back to the Northern Hemisphere to breed.
It looks like the Brown-chested Martin but it is smaller. Its tail is relatively short and barely forked, tail undercoverts are long and the collar is very wide laterally. It does not vocalize while on flight. This individual was flying among White-rumped Swallows
Tachycineta leucorrhoa and Brown-chested Martins
Progne tapera. They were rather high and far.
© Luis G. Pagano
Anhinga
Anhinga anhinga
Aninga/Anhinga© Luis G. Pagano
Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Caracolero/Snail Kite© J. Simón Tagtachian
Screaming Cowbird
Molothrus rufoaxillaris
Tordo pico corto/Screaming Cowbird© Judith Sandberg
White-eyed Parakeet
Psittacara leucophtalmus
Calancate alas rojas/White-eyed Parakeet© J. Simón Tagtachian

Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
12-09-14 © Cora Rimoldi



Blue-and-white Swallow
Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Golondrina barranquera/Blue-and-white Swallow© J. Simón Tagtachian
Plumbeous Rail
Pardirallus sanguinolentus
Gallineta común/Plumbeous Rail© J. Simón Tagtachian
Green-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
Carpintero real/Green-barred Woodpecker Carpintero real/Green-barred WoodpeckerAnother woodpecker building a nest © J. Simón Tagtachian

Southern Caracara
Caracara plancus
14-09-14 © Judith Erica Sandberg

Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Pato picazo/Rosy-billed Pochard© Judith Sandberg
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus
Calandria grande/Chalk-browed MockingbirdEating the fruit of
Melia azederach© J. Simón Tagtachian
Cocoi Heron
Ardea cocoi
Garza mora/Cocoi Heron© J. Simón Tagtachian
Coypu
Myocastor coypus
Coipo/Coypu© J. Simón Tagtachian
In this photo we can see with more detail the interdigital membrane which joins four of the five fingers of the hind leg and the long and conical tail. They eat in this position, sitting on their hind legs and holding the food with the front ones.
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Brotogeris chiriri
Catita chirirí/Yellow-chevroned Parakeet© José Luis Fernández Guaraz

Eating its favourite dish, seeds of silk floss tree fruit
Chorisia speciosa
© Cora Rimoldi

White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
13-09-14 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Familia with 10 ducklings
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
07-09-14 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Bran-coloured Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
Mosqueta estriada/Bran-coloured Flycatcher© Elsa y Guillermo
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Macá pico grueso/Pied-billed GrebeAt Canal Viamonte © Sergio Cusano
Green-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
Carpintero real/Green-barred Woodpecker© Sergio Cusano
There is a Green-barred Woodpecker and we assume it is always the same that is seen moving around the wall near the Viamonte Access. Is it looking for insects in the crevices?
Eating loquats
Eriobotrya japonica
Frutero negroH/White-lined TanagerFFemale White-lined Tanager
Tachyponus rufus © Sergio Cusano
Zorzal colorado/Rufous-bellied ThrushRufous-bellied Thrush
Turdus rufiventris © Sergio Cusano
Calandria grande/Chalk-browed MockingbirdChalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus © J. Simón Tagtachian
pepitero de collar/Golden-billed SaltatorGolden-billed Saltator
Saltator aurantiirostris© Sergio Cusano
Cardenilla/Golden-billed CardinalYellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata© Sergio Cusano
On Friday's visit the Grey-breasted Martin and the Bran-coloured Flycatcher were also seen.
White-rumped Swallow
Tachycineta leucorrhoa
Golondrina ceja blanca/White-rumped Swallow© Sergio Cusano
Long-tailed Reed Finch
Donacospiza albifrons
Cachilo canela/Long-tailed Reed Finch© Hugo Aguilar
Warbling Doradito
Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris
Doradito común/Warbling Doradito© Hugo Aguilar
Picui Ground Dove
Columbina picui
Torcacita común/Picui Ground Dove © Sergio Cusano
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
Picaflor común M/Glittering-bellied Emerald M Male © Sergio Cusano
Gilded Sapphire
Hylocharis chrysura
Picaflor bronceado/Gilded Sapphire© Hugo Aguilar
Great Pampa-Finch
Embernagra platensis
Verdón/Great Pampa-Finch © Hugo Aguilar
White-lined Tanager
Tachyphonus rufus
Frutero negro M/White-lined Tanager MMale. White shoulder rarely seen © Hugo Aguilar
Yellow-winged Blackbird
Agelaioides thilius
Varillero ala amarilla MJ/Yellow-winged Blackbird JM © Hugo Aguilar
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
Sirirí colorado/Fulvous Whistling-Duck © Sergio Cusano
Great Grebe
Podiceps major
Macá grande/Great Grebe © Hugo Aguilar
Southern Caracara
Caracara plancus
Carancho/Southern Caracara © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Diego Bastías saw Small Elaenia, Red-crested Finch and Suiriri Flycatcher.
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
Cisne cuello negro/Black-necked SwanUnluckily a brief visit in the pond © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
Golondrina parda/Brown-chested MartinAnother summer visitor arrived © Claudia y Diego Bastías

European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
Estronino pinto/European Starling © Sergio Cusano

Two birds preparing to breed?
Black-capped Warbling-Finch
Poospiza melanoleuca
Monterita cabeza negra/Black-capped Warbling-FinchMale © Sergio Cusano
Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
Caraú/Limpkin 6 or 7 limpkins were counted © Elsa y Guillermo
Laura Dodyk saw a Nacunda Nighthawk
Chordeiles nacunda on the Aliso Path near the antenna. Unluckily she carried no camera.

Striped Owl
Pseudoscops clamator
07-09-14 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Vermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Churrinche M/Vermilion Flycatcher NThis photo was taken on August 30th. That is two days before our first photographic record of this year. © Hernán Tolosa

Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
07-09-14 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Yellow Cardinal
Gubernatrix cristata
07-09-14 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Eating  and singing
Masked Yellowthroat
Geothlypis aequinoctialis
Arañero cara negra M/Masked Yellowthroat MMale. Another summer visitor arrived © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
Paloma manchada/Spot-winged Pigeon© Ignacio Agudelo
White-barred Piculet
Picumnus cirratus
Carpinterito común H/White-barred Piculet FFemale © Ignacio Agudelo
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Glaucidium brasilianum
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© Sergio Cusano
Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
Cuervillo cara pelada/Bare-faced Ibis© Sergio Cusano
White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi
Cuervillo de cañada/White-faced Ibis Cuervillo de cañada/White-faced Ibis© Gustavo F. Brahamian
Green-backed Becard
Pachyramphus viridis
Anambé verdoso M/Green-backed Becard MMale © Victoria Mansilla
Yellow Cardinal
Gubernatrix cristata
Cardenal amarillo M/Yellow Cardinal MMale © Sergio Cusano
Scarlet-headed Blackbird
Amblyramphus holosericeus
Federal/Scarlet-headed Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
White-banded Mockingbird
Mimus triurus
Calandria real/White-banded Mockingbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufous Hornero
Furnarius rufus
Hornero/Rufous HorneroTaking mud to build the nest © Sergio Cusano

White-tufted Grebe
Rollandia rolland
07-09-14 © Silvia Loiacono
Striped Owl
Pseudoscops clamator
Lechuzón orejudo/Striped Owl© Federico De Maio
Lechuzón orejudo/Striped OwlSpotted by Ignacio on the Middle Path © Dolores Fernández

Scrub Blackbird
Dives warszewiczi
07-09-14 © Dolores Fernández
Southern Lapwing
Vanellus chilensis
Tero común/Southern Lapwing Tero común/Southern Lapwing© J. Simón Tagtachian



White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
Yerutí/White-tipped Dove© J. Simón Tagtachian
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibiliatrix
Chilfón/Whistling Heron© Hugo Aguilar
White-rumped Swallow
Tachycineta leucorrhoa
Golondrina ceja blanca/White-rumped Swallow© J. Simón Tagtachian
Scrub Blackbird
Dives warszewiczi
Tordo de matorral/Scrub Blackbird© Nicolás Giorgio
White-banded Mockingbird
Mimus triurus
Calandria real/White-banded Mockingbird© Hugo Aguilar
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
Suirirí amarillo/Yellow-browed Tyrant© Sergio Cusano
Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
Caraú/Limpkin© Sergio Cusano
Caraú/LimpkinFive or six individuals © Hugo Aguilar
Greyish Saltator
Saltator coerulescens
Pepitero gris/Greyish Saltator© Hugo Aguilar
Green-winged Saltator
Saltator similis
Pepitero verdoso/Green-winged Saltator© Hugo Aguilar
Rusty-collared Seedeater
Sporophila collaris
Corbatita dominó/Rusty-collared SeedeaterMale © Hugo Aguilar
Double-collared Seedeater
Sporophila caerulescens
Corbatita común M/Double-collared Seedeater MMale © Hugo Aguilar
Coypu
Myocastor coypus
Coipo/CoypuNow there are four © Hugo Aguilar
Removing the last foodstand SAC 9 14© Sergio Cusano
SAC1 9 14 © Sergio Cusano
Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
Pato barcino/Yellow-billed TealA new family with ten ducklings © Claudia y Diego Bastías
Vermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Churrinche M/Vermilion flycatcher M© Claudia y Diego Bastías
Churrinche H/Vermilion Flycatcher F© Claudia y Diego Bastías
The first seen this year