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2013-01-31 - 7:16 a.m.

hot red-legged seriema
all photos © 2013 by elaine radford
while it's my understanding that seriemas, like this red-legged seriema, like to ham it up and pretend that they're simply rolling around on the ground from heat exhaustion, this day and probably this bird was actually pretty durn hot!

Peachfront's note: My 33 new life birds are highlighted in bold.

  1. Greater Rhea, Rhea americana
  2. Brushland Tinamou, Nothoprocta cinerascens
  3. Puna Tinamou, Tinamotis pentlandii
  4. Least Grebe, Tachybaptus dominicus
  5. Neotropic Cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  6. Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga
  7. Whistling Heron, Syrigma sibilatrix
  8. Cocoi Heron, Ardea cocoi
  9. Great Egret, Ardea alba
  10. Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea
  11. Snowy Egret, Egretta thula
  12. Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis
  13. Striated Heron, Butorides striata
  14. Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Tigrisoma lineatum
  15. Wood stork, Mycteria americana
  16. Maguari Stork, Ciconia maguari
  17. Jabiru, Jabiru mycteria
  18. Buff-necked Ibis, Theristicus caudatus
  19. Bare-faced Ibis, Phimosus infuscatus
  20. White-faced Ibis, Plegadis chihi
  21. Roseate Spoonbill, Platalea ajaja
  22. Chilean Flamingo, Phoenicopterus chilensis
  23. Southern Screamer, Chauna torquata
  24. Brazilian Teal, Amazonetta brasiliensis
  25. White-cheeked Pintail, Anas bahamensis
  26. Rosy-billed Pochard, Netta peposaca
  27. Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus
  28. Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
  29. Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Cathartes burrovianus
  30. Andean Condor, Vultur gryphus
  31. King Vulture, Sarcoramphus papa
  32. Osprey, Pandion haliaetus
  33. Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanoides forficatus -- we discovered first active nest recorded in Argentina
  34. White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus
  35. Snail Kite, Rostrhamus sociabilis
  36. Rufous-thighed Kite, Harpagus diodon
  37. Plumbeous Kite, Ictinia plumbea
  38. Long-winged Harrier, Circus buffoni
  39. Rufous-thighed Hawk, Accipiter erythronemius--BVD
  40. Bicolored Hawk, Accipiter bicolor --BVD
  41. Crane Hawk, Geranospiza caerulescens
  42. Great Black-Hawk, Buteogallus urubitinga
  43. Savanna Hawk, Buteogallus meridionalis
  44. Bay-winged Hawk --not sure what the scientific name will be when the split is finalized
  45. Black-collared Hawk, Busarellus nigricollis
  46. Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  47. Crowned Solitary-Eagle, Harpyhaliaetus coronatus
  48. Roadside Hawk, Buteo magnirostris
  49. Broad-winged Hawk, Buteo platypterus
  50. White-rumped Hawk, Buteo leucorrhous -- DNA suggests this species will eventually be split into Andean and Atlantic White-rumped Hawk species...
  51. Short-tailed Hawk, Buteo brachyurus
  52. Swainson's Hawk, Buteo swainsoni
  53. White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus
  54. Variable Hawk, Buteo polyosoma -- on this trip, we viewed Puna/Gurney's [sub]species, sometimes called the full species B. poecilochrous, taxonomy still under review
  55. Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle, Spizastur melanoleucus
  56. Black-and-chestnut Eagle, Oroaetus isidori
  57. Mountain Caracara, Phalcoboenus megalopterus
  58. Southern Caracara, Caracara plancus
  59. Yellow-headed Caracara, Milvago chimachima
  60. Chimango Caracara, Milvago chimango
  61. Collared Forest Falcon, Micrastur semitorquatus
  62. American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
  63. Aplomado Falcon, Falco femoralis -- including richly colored highland subspecies
  64. Bat Falcon, Falco rufigularis
  65. Orange-breasted Falcon, Falco deiroleucus--photo documented by D.B.
  66. Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
  67. Chaco Chachalaca, Ortalis canicollis
  68. Rusty-margined Guan, Penelope superciliaris
  69. Dusky-legged Guan, Penelope obscura
  70. Limpkin, Aramus guarauna
  71. Gray-necked Wood-Rail, Aramides cajanea
  72. Common Gallinule, Gallinula galeata
  73. White-winged Coot, Fulica leucoptera
  74. Red-legged Seriema, Cariama cristata
  75. [South American or White-backed] Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus, final name under debate
  76. Southern Lapwing, Vanellus chilensis
  77. Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon, Columba livia
  78. Picazuro Pigeon, Patagioenas picazuro
  79. Spot-winged Pigeon, Patagioenas maculosa
  80. Pale-vented Pigeon, Patagioenas cayennensis
  81. Eared Dove, Zenaida auriculata
  82. Picui Ground Dove, Columbina picui
  83. White-tipped Dove, Leptotila verreauxi
  84. Gray-fronted Dove, Leptotila rufaxilla
  85. Mitred Parakeet, Aratinga mitrata
  86. White-eyed Parakeet, Aratinga leucophthalmus
  87. Nanday Parakeet, Nandayus nenday
  88. Green-cheeked Parakeet, Pyrrhura molinae
  89. Monk Parakeet, Myiopsitta monachus
  90. Mountain Parakeet, Psilopsiagon aurifrons
  91. Blue-winged Parrotlet, Forpus xanthopterygius
  92. Scaly-headed Parrot, Pionus maximiliani
  93. Red-spectacled Parrot, Amazona pretrei--BVD
  94. Blue-fronted Parrot, Amazona aestiva
  95. Squirrel Cuckoo, Piaya cayana
  96. Greater Ani, Crotophaga major
  97. Smooth-billed Ani, Crotophaga ani
  98. Guira Cuckoo, Guira guira
  99. [American] Striped Cuckoo, Tapera naevia
  100. Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia
  101. Common Potoo, Nyctibius griseus
  102. Chestnut-banded Nighthawk, Lurocalis nattereri -- probably a subspecies of L. semitorquatus nattereri, Short-tailed Nighthawk, in either case, a life bird for me
  103. White-collared Swift, Streptoprocne zonaris
  104. Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica
  105. Planalto Hermit, Phaethornis pretrei
  106. Black-throated Mango, Anthracothorax nigricollis
  107. Gilded Sapphire/Gilded Hummingbird, Hylocharis chrysura
  108. Ringed Kingfisher, Megaceryle torquatus
  109. Chestnut-eared Aracari, Pteroglossus castanotis
  110. Green-billed [Red-breasted] Toucan, Ramphastos dicolorus
  111. Toco Toucan, Ramphastos toco
  112. White Woodpecker, Melanerpes candidus
  113. Green-barred Woodpecker, Colaptes melanochloros
  114. Campo Flicker, Colaptes campestris
  115. Cream-backed Woodpecker, Campephilus leucopogon
  116. Rufous Hornero, Furnarius rufus
  117. Brown Cachalote, Pseudoseisura lophotes
  118. White-tipped Plantcutter, Phytotoma rutila
  119. Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus
  120. Black-crowned Monjita, Xolmis coronata
  121. White Monjita, Xolmis irupero
  122. Great Kiskadee, Pitangus sulphuratus
  123. Boat-billed Flycatcher, Megarynchus pitangua
  124. Social Flycatcher, Myiozetetes similis
  125. Streaked Flycatcher, Myiodynastes maculatus
  126. Variegated Flycatcher, Empidonomus varius
  127. Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus
  128. Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus savana
  129. Black-tailed Tityra, Tityra cayana
  130. Southern Martin, Progne elegans
  131. Blue-and-white Swallow, Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
  132. Southern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
  133. House Wren, Troglodytes aedon
  134. Chalk-browed Mockingbird, Mimus saturninus
  135. Brown-backed Mockingbird, Mimus dorsalis
  136. White-banded Mockingbird, Mimus triurus
  137. Chiguanco Thrush, Turdus chiguanco
  138. Rufous-bellied Thrush, Turdus rufiventris
  139. Plush-crested Jay, Cyanocorax chrysops
  140. Magpie Tanager, Cissopis leveriana
  141. Sayaca Tanager, Thraupis sayaca
  142. Fawn-breasted Tanager, Pipraeidea melanonota
  143. Blue Dacnis, Dacnis cayana
  144. Mourning Sierra-Finch, Phrygilus fruticeti
  145. Puna Yellow Finch, Sicalis lutea
  146. Saffron Finch, Sicalis flaveola
  147. Red-crested Cardinal, Paroaria coronata
  148. Stripe-capped Sparrow, Aimophila strigiceps
  149. Rufous-collared Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis
  150. Golden-billed Saltator, Saltator aurantiirostris
  151. Yellow-winged Blackbird, Agelasticus thilius
  152. White-browed Blackbird, Sturnella superciliaris
  153. Bay-winged Cowbird, Molothrus badius
  154. Shiny Cowbird, Molothrus bonariensis
  155. Red-rumped Cacique, Cacicus haemorrhous
  156. Chopi Blackbird, Gnorimopsar chopi
  157. Golden-rumped Euphonia, Euphonia cyanocephala
  158. House Sparrow, Passer domesticus

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