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blue-front amazons play leap-frog for the highest spot in the tree
2013-01-20 - 4:48 a.m.
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
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
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)
New trip birds of the
- 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
- Great Black
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