Zorzal chalchalero (Creamy-bellied Thrush) Turdus amaurochalinus

Hacía mucho tiempo que no fotografiaba un Zorzal chalchalero, hoy a la mañana en la Reserva del Arroyo Itá mientras aplicaba la necesaria dosis de paciencia pude obtener estos espectaculares retratos de una hembra la cual al no verme se posó a menos de 3 metros de distancia de mi y solo fue cuestión de […]

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Sumatran tiger blamed for killing two people is captured alive after marathon hunt

JAKARTA — Authorities in Indonesia have captured a Sumatran tiger blamed for killing two people earlier this year. They have moved the female tiger, nicknamed Bonita, to a wildlife rehabilitation center in West Sumatra province. The capture of Bonita on April 20 in Riau province marked the end of the “longest rescue and evacuation effort […]

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Anambé castaño (Chestnut-crowned Becard) Pachyramphus castaneus

De casualidad hace un rato me puse a revisar el disco rígido externo que tengo de backup para mis fotos y me encontré conque habían quedado fotografías sin publicar en el blog de la última vez que fuí al Complejo Don Rodolfo, 9 meses han pasado ya de la mejor sesión fotográfica que tuve con […]

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POLL: Should Thailand’s Phuket Safari Eco+ Park be shut down?

During shows presented several times a day at Phuket Safari Eco+ Park in Thailand, visitors can watch a group of macaque monkeys dance and perform tricks like riding tricycles and lifting weights. It’s just as depressing as it sounds, according to online reviews. “There [were] monkeys chained up in cages going crazy, trying to bite […]

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Beema Yellow Wagtail – Deffi Park

The Yellow Wagtail is a common passage migrant through the whole of Arabia with many thousands passing through the Eastern Province alone. A number of different subspecies occur, often together with Jubail being a particularly good area for seeing large groups. The first subspecies to occur are Black-headed Wagtailsfeldeggand these are then followed normally bybeema. […]

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POLL: Should Iceland be sanctioned for resuming whaling?

Icelandic fishermen will resume their hunt for the endangered fin whale this year after a two-year pause and have set a target of 191 kills for the season. An apparent loosening of Japanese regulations on Icelandic exports had made the resumption of the hunting commercially viable again, the country’s only fin whaling company, Hvalur, announced. […]

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Wheatears and late winter visitors – Jubail

Birding the Jubail area continued turning up migrants and winter visitors with plenty of Great Cormorants staying in the area later this year than previously. They used to be seen rarely in the area but have now started winter in large numbers. Wheatears have been common with Pied Wheatears the commonest although a few Eastern […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why Biodiversity is as Important as Carbon Dioxide

We have noticed a marked rise in the attitude that consists in declaring “it’s too late anyway, let’s get some popcorn and watch the world end”. We’re not exactly sure whether that came from electing a reality TV president, or from Hollywood creating too many catastrophic movies, but it’s an approach that has been doing […]

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Video: New Bird of Paradise Species Has Smooth Dance Moves

It’s hard to find a more superb bird than the superb bird of paradise. Males have an elaborate courtship ritual, during which they spread out their black cape until only a bright blue breast plate and blue eyes are visible in an all-absorbing blackness. Then he puts on a dance, moving around a female in […]

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Halcón peregrino (Peregrine Falcon) Falco peregrinus

Pensar que hace mas de 8 años que estoy fotografiando aves y ayer por la mañana en el Arroyo Itá tuve la suerte de poder ver a un Halcón peregrino perchando en el árbol seco de la vereda del costado de la reserva. Con las aves no hay nada escrito, solo es cuestión de conicidir […]

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