Tingazú (Squirrel Cuckoo) Piaya cayana

Luego de mucho tiempo sin compartir fotografías del Tingazú en el blog comparto hoy estas dos tomas obtenidas durante la mañana de hoy en el Club Refugio Ombú. Fue un fin de semana espectacular en el que recibimos la visita de Guillermo Terán, su hijo Andrés, y Federico Galfione, quienes vinieron desde la Ciudad de […]

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POLL: Should China’s shameful tiger farms be closed down?

Huddled in filthy cages and starved to the extent their fur is hanging off their jutting bones, these once majestic creatures are mercilessly being killed to decorate the homes of the elite, while their bones are ground down to make “tonic” wines. As few as 3,500 tigers survive in the wild, yet more than 5,000 […]

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Greater Spotted Eagle – Jubail

I have seen at least fifteen Greater Spotted Eagles Clanga clangathis winter in the Jubail area. Birds winter at a number of sites in Saudi Arabia with the Jubail area the best for the species in the Eastern province. In winter birds are almost always near wetland areas with large areas where they can hunt […]

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POLL: Should this protected species continue to be slaughtered to the point of extinction?

More than 32,000 badgers were killed in England this autumn during the annual cull, which is intended to reduce tuberculosis in cattle. Government officials claimed the culls were effective and starting to reduce prevalence of the disease in cows. But independent scientists said the officials were cherry-picking data and making up targets as they went […]

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Blue-cheeked Bee-eater – Jubail

This autumn there have been large numbers of Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters passing over Jubail as well as many other areas of the Eastern Province. The species is a common passage migrant through the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia with good numbers of birds passing in the spring as well as the autumn. Numbers are commoner in […]

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Christmas ad conundrum: Is a palm oil boycott the way to save apes?

A Christmas advertisement deemed too political to air in the U.K. but that has been viewed more than 70 million times online has rekindled the debate about how to save orangutans from going extinct: should consumers boycott products containing palm oil? In one corner is the British supermarket chain Iceland, which earlier this year announced […]

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Yemen Warbler – Tanoumah

I have visited the southwest highlands many times this year and have managed to take a few reasonable photos of Yemen Warbler a species that is not so easy to photograph. Yemen Warbler Sylvia buryi is a common, but local, resident of the south-west highlands in bushy areas especially on the Raydah escarpment, and slightly […]

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