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May 262015
 
Eastern quolls, extinct on mainland, to be reintroduced in NSW national park

Eastern quolls are set to be released on the Australian mainland, 50 years after they were wiped out by a combination of habitat loss and the spread of foxes and feral cats. The quolls, which once spread from the southern reaches of South Australia up to Brisbane, have not been seen on the Australian mainland […]

May 252015
 
Parakeets

I stopped by Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn this week to visit the locally famous parakeets. This group flew over and landed by me, sat and squawked for a while, and then flew deeper into the cemetery. Monk parakeets have been around Brooklyn for about forty years; the colony at Green-Wood is one of the largest […]

May 252015
 
A third of Europe’s birds under threat, says most comprehensive study yet

One in three European birds is endangered, according to a leaked version of the most comprehensive study of Europe’s wildlife and natural habitats ever produced. The EU State of Nature report, seen by the Guardian, paints a picture of dramatic decline among once common avian species such as the skylark and turtle dove mainly as […]

May 242015
 
Garza mora (White-necked Heron) Ardea cocoi

La mas grande de las Garzas en pocas ocasiones permite que nos acerquemos a ella, si nos aproximamos lentamente con el auto aumentan nuestras posibilidades de logar buenos resultados fotográficos gracias al escondite artificial que nos brinda nuestro medio de transporte. Acercarse caminando es una tarea infructuosa porque ni bien detecta nuestra presencia abandona el […]

May 232015
 
Federal (Scarlet-headed Blackbird) Amblyramphus holosericeus

En ocasiones colabora y en otras no tanto, lo que si es seguro que siempre tendremos un motivo para volver a Cambyretá para mejorar las fotos que tenemos de este pájaro el cual es uno de los que mas me gusta. Este día en particular mientras el asado se cocinaba este federal nos sorprendió con […]

May 222015
 
Doradito copetón (Crested Doradito) Pseudocolopteryx sclateri

Al fin luego de casi tres años de nuestro primer registro del Doradito copetón acá en Posadas volvimos a encontrarnos con este pequeño tiránido esta vez en la Unidad de Conservación Cambyretá en la vecina Provincia de Corrientes, en visitas anteriores lo habíamos visto pero sus fugaces apariciones entre los tallos de los pirizales nunca […]

May 222015
 
Why would anyone want to shoot a sea otter?

Every time he hunts, Peter Williams sends a silent message to his prey before he squeezes the trigger: “Please give me your life. I’ll eat some of your meat, and I’ll make something beautiful out of your hide.” On a cold afternoon in mid-January, Williams, who is 33, was kneeling on the barnacle- and birdshit-encrusted […]

May 212015
 
Chajá (Southern Screamer) Chauna torquata

El Centinela del bañado este día estuvo de huelga probablemente, nos miró, giró su cabeza, y siguió en el mismo lugar en donde estaba posado acompañándonos con su mirada mientras nosotros nos movíamos; no emitió sonido alguno a pesar de que estuvimos bastante cerca de el; en fin esta fue otra de las sorpresas de […]

May 212015
 
Poll: Should lion canned hunting be banned in South Africa?

When Australia banned the importation of lion trophies this year, it became the first country to take legislative action against the lucrative business of hunting captive lions, an increasingly popular activity in South Africa. Greg Hunt, Australia’s environment minister, called the controversial sport “cruel” and “barbaric” and said he hopes Australia’s decision is “part of […]

May 202015
 
Milano tijereta (Swallow-tailed Kite) Elanoides forficatus

Comparto en esta entrada fotografías distintas del Milano tijereta, digo distintas porque son las primeras que se publican en el blog mostrando a los Milanos posados en árboles, en este caso en las laderas del Cerro Santa Ana. El 4 de Enero pasado Javier, Luis y el Seko Pradier fueron hasta el cerro a pajarear […]

May 202015
 
South African Airways bans all wildlife trophies from flights

Trophy hunters may need to find another flight home, as South African Airlines (SAA) has announced a new ban on any wildlife trophies from their flights. “Hunting of endangered species has become a major problem in Africa and elsewhere with the depletion to near extinction of wildlife that once roamed in prolific numbers. SAA has […]