Birding By The Sea

Well, this is not actually a post about birding by the sea, but birding by the Long Island Sound at Hammonasset Beach State Park. Images in this post are from a trip to Hammonasset in mid-January when I met world eBirders Julie Hart and Daniel Schlaepfer with four additional visits in February. Julie was kind […]

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Sinsonte Común (Northern Mockingbird) Mimus polyglottos (Linnaeus, 1758)

Durante mi estadía en Varadero pude conocer y fotografiar al Sinsonte común, pariente de nuestras calandrias e integrante del mismo género “mimus”; similar a nuestra Calandria grande con algunos detalles de la Calandria real porque al verlo en vuelo se destaca por las manchas blancas que tiene en las remeras y timoneras. Cuando esta volando […]

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Are mockingbirds life-long learners?

Ornithologists have long maintained that Northern Mockingbirds are continual learners, adding new imitations to their songs year after year. The assumption has been that imitations of different sounds indicate the breadth of experiences a male has lived through, and that female mockingbirds are drawn to the most experienced males. The American Ornithologists’ Union and Cornell […]

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