Lora Frentirroja/Red-lored Parrot/Amazona autumnalis — #OneBirdPerDay #UnAvePorDía

Foto: Nick AthanasNombre en español: Lora Frentirroja Nombre en inglés: Red-lored Parrot Nombre científico: Amazona autumnalis Familia: Psittacidae Canto: Jerome FischerLa amazona frentirroja​ (Amazona autumnalis), llamada también loro cariamarillo, cachete amarillo, loro palencano o chojín, es una especie de ave psitaciforme de la familia Psittacidae. Esta especie del género Amazona, nativa de las regiones tropicales de América, está distribuida desde el este de México hasta el sur de Ecuador, con una población… Lora…

#OTD in 1652 – Oliver Cromwell published a declaration that Irish Wolf Dogs or Irish Wolfhounds were prohibited to be exported and insisted that locals continue to breed sufficient numbers of the mighty hounds to hunt wolves. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

In 16th century Ireland, the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains were overrun with wolves and bounty hunters arrived from England, Scotland and Europe and wolf hunting became a profitable holiday adventure. In the mid-17th century, Oliver Cromwell published a declaration in Kilkenny on this date that Irish Wolf Dogs or Irish Wolfhounds were prohibited to be… #OTD…

Snowberry Clearwing Moth — Mike Powell

I was thrilled yesterday to spot this Snowberry Clearwing Moth (Hemaris diffinis) as I was wandering about in Occoquan Regional Park. This fascinating insect looks a lot like a bumblebee, but acts a lot like a hummingbird and hovers when it is feeding. Unlike a hummingbird that has a long pointed beak, members of this […]…

Always Curious — nature has no boss

We were surprised when a pair of River Otters popped up over a river bank to check us out early one morning. Curious and inquisitive they had a quick look and then slipped back down the bank and out of sight. Later on the family went out for a stroll along the riverbank and all […]…

Northern Mockingbird — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and spent much of my adult life living in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Northern Mockingbirds were a common sight in both communities. I remember that our Atlanta home […]…

Perico Canoso/Dusky-headed Parakeet/Aratinga weddellii — #OneBirdPerDay #UnAvePorDía

Foto: Niky Carrera LevyNombre en español: Perico Canoso Nombre en inglés: Dusky-headed Parakeet Nombre científico: Aratinga weddellii Familia: Psittacidae Canto: Andrew SpencerLa lorita pico negro (Aratinga weddellii), también conocida como aratinga cabecifusca,​ perico canoso o periquito de cabeza gris, es una especie de ave sudamericana del género Aratinga, de la familia de los loros (Psittacidae), que puebla los cafetales y las selvas de la Amazonía occidental. Foto: Mauro OssaDusky-headed parakeet The dusky-headed parakeet (Aratinga……