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Dec 222014
 
Lots of birds – Sabkhat Al Fasl

My trip to Sabkhat Al Fasl last weekend proved quite rewarding with lots of birds seen including a few good ones. The first bird we saw on arrival was a Mauryan (Steppe) Grey Shrike sitting on an electrical post with a Common Kestrel. It has not been a…

Dec 212014
 
Surucuá amarillo (Black-throated Trogon) Trogon rufus

Durante al viaje al Noreste de la provincia en todo el fin de semana dos fueron los registros de Surucuá amarillo que pudimos obtener, el primero de ellos en San Sebastián de la selva y este que comparto hoy con ustedes en el Parque provincial guardaparque Horacio Foerster durante la mañana del día 13 de […]

Dec 212014
 
Video: Incredible Sperm Whale Birth Caught on Film

Spotting elusive, deep-diving marine animals in the wild is certainly a treat for anyone, but catching them engaging in particularly rare behavior like giving birth or bubble-netting is especially rewarding. Recently, wildlife photographer Kurt Amsler was in the right place at the right time for capturing one of those very moments with sperm whales. In […]

Dec 202014
 
Grey-headed (Purple) Swamphen a new ‘Patch’ species – Dhahran Hills

Birding the ‘patch’ has been relatively quiet this autumn but as always I have been out and about most days looking to see what if anything has turned up. On Friday 12 December I went birding again. As it was the weekend I took my girls with me and we went to the settling ponds, […]

Dec 202014
 
Striking new gecko discovered in Thailand

Sai Yok bent-toed gecko found on forested hill near Myanmar border, researchers think more species await discovery in biodiverse region A research team based in western Thailand has discovered a new gecko species in the Kanchanaburi Province, a region renowned for its number of species found nowhere else in the world. A recent publication in […]

Dec 192014
 
Milano plomizo (Plumbeous Kite) Ictinia plumbea

Observar a los Milanos volando para atrapar insectos en vuelo es un espectáculo inolvidable, tanto el Milano plomizo como el Milano tijereta son verdaderos acróbatas del aire a la hora de atrapar libélulas, cigarras u hormigas voladoras; ni hablar del momento en el que dirigen su pata hacia el pico para cortar el insecto por […]

Dec 192014
 
Video: Incredible footage shows leopard attacking two male antelope while they fight

A brave antelope makes an unlikely escape after being ambushed by a leopard as it battled a rival. The red lechwe was already exhausted having locked horns with another male when the killer cat struck – but managed to shake it off. The fast-paced footage was shot by safari guide Thomas Nkwazi, in the Okavango […]

Dec 182014
 
An app to save 400 million animals

Brazilian biologist Alex Bager has been leading a crusade to raise awareness of a major but neglected threat to biodiversity in his country. Every year over 475 million animals die in Brazil as victims of roadkill, according to an estimate by Centro Brasileiro de Ecologia de Estradas (the Brazilian Centre for the Study of Road […]

Dec 172014
 
Mosqueta pico pala (Common tody-Tyrant) Todirostrum cinereum

Estas fotos que comparto en esta entrada corresponden al primer registro de la Mosqueta pico pala nidificando en la Ciudad de Posadas, mas precisamente en la Reserva Rincón Nazarí (aledaña a la Reserva del Arroyo Itá), no recuerdo en este preciso momento quién fue el que nos avisó de este hecho así que vaya el […]

Dec 172014
 
Common buzzard landing

I have presented at length this species on my blog 1000 pattes-1000 tracks. We monitor it each year, especially the northern buzzards wintering in our area south of France. This specific individual lives here year round with its partner and we see them both together quite often; it looks like they hunt field mice as […]

Dec 172014
 
Video: Up Close With King Penguins and Elephant Seals

Just above Antarctica, off the island of South Georgia, lies a breeding hot spot for elephant seals and king penguins known as Gold Harbour. Filmmaker Richard Sidey captures incredible raw footage and the natural sound of this wild bounty for part of his series, Speechless. With the absence of narrative, the viewer is left to […]