Pollona azul (Purple gallinule) Porphyrio martinica

Luego de mucho tiempo transcurrido sin mostrar a la Pollona azul en el blog, comparto en esta entrada estas fotografías que pude obtener en Punta Cana / República Dominicana de individuos adultos y un juvenil que fotografié en los manglares cercanos a la habitación en el hotel. Solo tenía que levantarme temprano para instalarme cómodamente […]

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Anderson’s Rock Agama – Tanoumah

Whilst birding the Tanoumah area recently I came across an Anderson’s Rock Agama Acanthocercus adramitanus. This species is endemic to the Arabian Peninsula, where it is found in west and south Arabia, from Taif (Saudi Arabia) in the north to Dhofar (Oman) in the east. Its range includes Oman, Yemen, and southwestern Saudi Arabia and […]

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Caterpillar Envy

A few weeks ago a friend of mine who lives nearby posted a picture on Facebook of a caterpillar like the one above. What a cool caterpillar! Was I ever jealous! Then a few days later this one showed up at my place. So, yay! I got my own! It’s the caterpillar of the white-marked […]

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Charging Elephant in Kabini

On this trip to Kabini, we were greeted with showers, given that it was the monsoon season. The great thing about monsoon is that the forest is transformed and the color saturation is at a new high. As we entered the park, we saw a huge tusker standing beside a tree. The moment the Tusker […]

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Arabian Skittering Frog – Saleh Al Dahna

Whilst birdwatching Salal Al Dahna valley, at 1900 metres in the Asir mountains of southwest Saudi Arabia I found a large pool of water with several adult Arabian Skittering Frogs. The Arabian Skittering Frog or Arabian Five-fingered Frog Euphlyctis ehrenbergiiis a species of frog in the Dicroglossidae family found in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. It […]

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White-browed Coucal – Raydah Escarpment

Whilst birding the bottom of the Raydah Escarpment in June 2018, I heard and saw a White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus. I eventually found the bird and after waiting some time, it came out into the open allowing some reasonable photographic opportunities. The subspecies of White-browed Coucal we get in southwest Saudi Arabia is Centropus superciliosus […]

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Lechuza Listada (Rusty-barred Owl) Strix hylophila (Temminck, 1825)

Primero que nada voy a agradecer a mi amigo Nicolás Pavese quién fue el que nos guió, nos acompañó, y nos hizo el aguante a los que no conocíamos a esta lechuza para que podamos fotografiarla con lujo de detalles. Sin mucho esfuerzo pero con la necesaria dosis de paciencia entre los 4 que compartimos […]

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Sweden Road Trip

Got back last night from a week-long family trip to Sweden. Sweden is a wonderful country. We landed at Västerås and drove from there up north. First night we stayed near Sandvik, second near Bispgården and then we reached our destination – Luleå in the far north of Sweden. Lots of driving…From a family point […]

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Three-toed Woodpecker

Here is a new video and a few photos of the breeding Three-toed Woodpeckers I followed in Maridalen. Any interesting thing I only noted on the video is that the female was missing a toe on her right foot and that this clearly affected her. This would probably explain why the male brought food to […]

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