Bird Watch

Both Henrik and I are pretty active birders (Henrik is actually very good at spotting birds!).  During our travels, we hope to add many more birds to our life list. I would also like to perfect my photo-taking skills and post my own pictures but, in the meantime, click on the links to see photographs! The amazing photographs of the birds of Argentina are courtesy of Alec Earnshaw from his website: http://www.fotosaves.com.ar/Birds.html

Here is my money shot, so far – Glittering-bellied Emerald Hummingbird (female) from the Delta del Paraná.

This is another good one from the Parana Delta of the Tropical Parula:

So far, I’ve been using Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica by Martin R. De La Pena and Maurice Rumboll and it’s been a great resource. However, I will need to buy additional books for Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador (and most of Brazil if we decide, later on, to go there), so I think I’m going to invest in Aves de Sudamerica (2 volume set) by Jorge Rodriguez Mata which cover all of South America. One drawback is that they are only available in spanish…but really, how many different ways can you say “pico” (beak or bill) or “plumas de la cola” (tail feathers) in spanish? On second thought, probably many more ways than I can imagine!

Argentina

Green-barred Woodpecker

  • Colaptes melanochloros 
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

Great Kiskadee

  • Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

White-necked Heron

  • Ardea cocoi
  • Tortugas, Argentina

Monk Parakeet

  • Myiopsitta monachus
  • Tortugas, Argentina

Southern Lapwing

  • Vanellus chilensis
  • Tortugas, Argentina

Epaulet Oriole

  • Icterus cayennensis
  • Delta del Paraná

Shiny Cowbird

  • Molothrus bonariensis
  • Delta del Paraná

Rufous-collared Sparrow

  • Zonotrichia capensis
  • Delta del Paraná

Sayaca Tanager

  • Thraupis sayaca
  • Delta del Paraná

Hepatic Tanager

  • Piranga flava
  • Delta del Paraná

Tropical Parula

  • Parula pitiayumi
  • Delta del Paraná

Rufous-bellied Thrush

  • Zorzal colorado
  • Delta del Paraná

White-rumped Swallow

  • Tacyineta leucorrhoa
  • Delta del Paraná

Ringed Kingfisher

  • Ceryle torquata
  • Delta del Paraná

Glittering-bellied Emerald Hummingbird (picture above is female, link is male)

  • Chlorostilbon aureoventris
  • Delta del Paraná

Giant Wood-Rail

  • Aramides ypecaha
  • Delta del Paraná

Dusky-legged Guan

  • Penelope obscura
  • Delta del Paraná

Crested Caracara

  • Polyborus plancus
  • Delta del Paraná

Roadside Hawk

  • Buteo magnirostris
  • Delta del Paraná

Bare-faced Ibis

  • Phimosus infuscatus
  • Delta del Paraná

White-necked Heron

  • Ardea cocoi
  • Delta del Paraná

Giant Egret

  • Ardea alba
  • Delta del Paraná

Striated Heron

  • Butorides striatus
  • Delta del Paraná

Black-crowned Night Heron – juvenile

  • Nycticorax nycticorax
  • Delta del Paraná

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

  • Tyrannus savanna
  • Federacion, Entre Rios

 Red-crested Cardinal

  • Paroaria coronata
  • Santo Tome, Corrientes

South American Stilt

  • Himantopus mexicanus
  • Ruta 14, Corrientes

Greater Rhea

  • Rhea Americana
  • Ruta 14, Corrientes

 Scarlet-headed Blackbird

  • Amblyramphus holosericeus
  • Esteros del Ibera, Corrientes

 Black Skimmer

  • Rynchops niger
  • Esteros del ibera, Corrientes

 Snail Kite

  • Rostrhamus sociabilis
  • Esteros del Ibera

 Jabiru

  • Jabiru mycteria
  • Esteros del Ibera

 Southern Screamer

  • Chauna torquata
  • Esteros del Ibera

 Plumbeous Ibis

  • Harpiprion caerulescens
  • Esteros del Ibera

 Wattled Jacana

  • Jacana jacana
  • Esteros del Ibera

 Red-winged Tinamou

  • Rhynchotus rufescens
  • Esteros del Ibera

 Roseate Spoonbill

  • Ajaia ajaja
  • Esteros del Ibera

 Yellow-billed Cardinal

  • Paroaria capitata
  • Esteros del Ibera

 Black Vulture

  • Coragyps atratus
  • Esteros del Ibera

 Maguari Stork

  • Ciconia maguari
  • Ruta 40, Corrientes, Argentina

Wood Stork

  • Mycteria americana
  • Ruta 9, Boqueron, Paraguay

Golden-billed Saltator

  • Saltator aurantiirostris
  • Laguna Capitan, Loma Plata, Paraguay

Masked Gnatcather

  • Polioptila dumicola
  • Laguna Capitan, Loma Plata, Paraguay

Lark-like Brushrunner

  • Coryphistera alaudina
  • Laguna Capitan, Loma Plata, Paraguay

Narrow-billed Woodcreeper

  • Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
  • Laguna Capitan, Loma Plata, Paraguay

Spot-backed Puffbird

  • Nystalus chacuru
  • Laguna Capitan, Loma Plata, Paraguay

Chilean Flamingo

  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Laguna Capitan, Loma Plata, Paraguay

BOLIVIA

Capped Heron

  • Pilherodius pileatus
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Large-billed Tern

  • Phaetusa simplex
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Red-and-Green Macaw

  • Ara chloropter
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Blue-and-Yellow Macaw

  • Ara ararauna
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

White-winged Swallow

  • Tachycineta albiventer
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Chestnut-eared Aracari

  • Pteroglossus castanotis
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Orinoco Goose

  • Neochen jubata
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

White-throated Toucan 

  • Ramphastos tocanus
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Black-tailed Trogon

  • Trogon melanurus
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Deparment, Bolivia

Mealy Parrot

  • Amazona farinosa
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

White-bellied Parrot

  • Pionites leucogaster
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Russett-backed Oropendola

  • Psarocolius angustifrons
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Departmnt, Bolivia
  • Cool song…listen here

Yellow-rumped Cacique

  • Cacicus cela
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Hoatzin

  • Opisthocomus hoazin
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

White-fronted Nunbird

  • Monasa morphoeus
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

White-collared Swift

  • Streptoprocne zonaris
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Silver-beaked Tanager

  • Ramphocelus carbo
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper

  • Dendrexetastes rufigula
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Long-tailed Hermit

  • Phaethornis superciliosus
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Greater Ani

  • Crotophaga major
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Screaming Piha (OK, I never saw this bird but heard him all day/every day – does that count? He’s pretty plain looking but has a rockin’ song)

  • Lipaugus vociferans
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia
  • Another cool song…here

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

  • Cathartes burrovianus
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

Amazon Kingfisher

  • Chloroceryle amazona
  • Parque Nacional Madidi, Beni Department, Bolivia

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