Bailarín blanco (White-bearded Manakin) Manacus manacus

Entre tanto tiempo invertido en otras actividades descuidé bastante el blog durante estos últimos días, la mayor parte de mi tiempo libre lo estuve ocupando completando la selección de fotografías para ilustrar la aplicación para celulares de la Guía de aves de Argentina, por suerte trabajando en equipo se adelanta el trabajo bastante pero aún […]

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POLL: Should California be allowed to exterminate the nutria?

The call came from a wildlife trapper working in the wetlands of central California. “I think I caught a nutria,” the man said. Greg Gerstenberg, a state biologist, was thrown.“I was like, ‘a what?’” A year and a half later, Gerstenberg strode up to his waist into the sludgey wetlands, pulling a kayak through mats […]

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Balearics at Dungeness and a Bonaparte’s at Oare

Birding has been very limited of late save a quick trip to Fairlop in the the week to catch the local Hoopoe so today we decided on a trip to Dunge for a spot of early morning sea watching. Arriving at 6.30am we were rewarded for a two hour stint with several Arctic Skua, three […]

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Caught in the Crossfire: Rhinoceros Hornbill

The most distinctive feature of the Rhinoceros Hornbill Buceros rhinoceros (Near Threatened) is its spectacular horn or “casque”. The casque evolved as a resonating chamber to amplify the hornbill’s echoing, otherworldly call. The casque isn’t the only fascinating thing about the Hornbill though. This bird’s courtship involves the ultimate leap of faith. After the eggs […]

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Whimbrel At Carlos Pointe: Part II

The Whimbrel that had been reported daily at Carlos Pointe for nearly a week prior to my visit was of course not guaranteed to be there. The Whimbrel was difficult to identify as it was found to be loafing with its bill hidden in its right wing while surrounded by Marbled Godwits and Willets. The […]

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African Wild Dog Family Values

We live for the pack. We play we run We rest together, When our day is done. When one of us is ill, We pick up the slack, Bringing food and comfort Until good health comes back. We chase our prey, We have to eat. We do this to survive, No easy feat. But love […]

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