Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

July 16, 2010

Buenos Aires Birding 2

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Costanera Sur Ecologicial Reserve.

15th July 2010.

The White-lined Tanager, Tachyphonus rufus, is a medium-sized passerine bird that is a resident breeder from Costa Rica south to northern Argentina, and on Trinidad and Tobago. It occurs in semi-open areas including gardens.

female White-lined Tanager

The Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro) is a common bird in South America. It is a brown bird with white dashes on the back of the neck. It is similar in appearance to the Spotted Turtle-dove

Picazuro Pigeon
Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro)

The Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) is found in the dry southern states of the USA, Central America and the northern parts of South America. They feed on carrion. I was wondering why there were no crows about but it may be that the Caracara does that function of cleaning up. They have a black cap with a short crest at the back with pale sides of the back and neck. In flight you can see the white patches at the ends of dark wings. There is barring on the upper back and chest.

Crested Caracara
Crested Caracara (Caracara ceriway)

Crested Caracara
Crested Caracara

Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)is of the Order: Passeriformes and from Family: Emberizidae. They are found in northern Argenina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Their natural habitat is tropical or sub-tropical dry shrubland and badly degraded forests.

Red-crested Cardinal
Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)

Rufous Hornero

I found out what the name of this bird is. It is a Rufous-collared Sparrow.

Rufous-collared Sparrow
Rufous-collared Sparrow

This may be a Tropical Mockingbird but I cannot identify it for sure. They are very common. Thanks to Daniel, it seems that it is a Chalk-browed Mockingbird.

mockingbird ??
Chalk-browed Mockingbird

This grey and steel blue little bird would flit around very quickly and it was difficult to get a photo of it.

Masked Gnatcatcher

Giant Rood-rail
Grey-necked Wood-rail

Spectacled Tyrant
Spectacled Tyrant (Hymenops perspicillatus)

Saffron Finch
Saffron Finch (SICALIS FLAVEOLA), spanish name – Jilguero dorado

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