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blue-front amazons play leap-frog for the highest spot in the tree

2013-01-20 - 4:48 a.m.

loving pair of southern caracaras
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the southern caracara is a highly visible species just about everywhere in northern argentina, good thing they're good-lookin'

Jan. 15, 2013

As I strolled to breakfast, I noticed a chunky Buff-necked Ibis strolling on the grounds of the nearby soccer field. It was another hot summer day that we used to explore El Rey National Park and the surrounding area. The park itself was wet and wild, and we used our vehicle to ford at least seven small streams -- I lost count after we hit the seventh. A large female Great Black Hawk circled low and lazily, putting on a great show in great light, and she was eventually joined by her mate, while the Bicolored Hawk prefered to be a speedy BVD...better view desired.

Perhaps the highlight of the day was a dark morph Jaguarundi -- a true black pantherlike cat that crossed right in front of our vehicle, stunning S. who had never seen a dark morph quite that dark, as well as me, who had never heard of the Jaguarundi at all. Funny that the cats I've seen in South America, the Margay in Bolivia and the Jaguarundi in Argentina, both fall into the category of "little known" wild cats. At least they're little known to your humble peachfront.

The so-called pond for ducklings featured a variety of dabbling ducks and other small birds, often complete with a trailing line of ducklings or baby coots or gallinules, as the case might be.

Worth noting: A nicely posed in the scope Blue-fronted Amazon got knocked off its perch by its companion. Such playful birds that we always saw going two by two on this January (Argentina summer) trip.

New trip birds of the day:

  • Buff-necked Ibis
  • Dusky-legged Guan - -the best sighting was a pair standing on the shore of a pond where dozens if not hundreds of mud- puddling butterflies fluttered all around them
  • Scaly- headed Pionus
  • Bicolored Hawk
  • Social Flycatcher
  • Great Black Hawk
  • Red-legged Seriema
  • Crested Oropendula
  • White-winged Coot
  • Least Grebe
  • Rosy-billed Pochard

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