Nombre en español: Gavilán Maromero Nombre en ingles: White-tailed Kite Nombre científico: Elanus leucurus Familia: Accipitridae Foto: Jeison MacGregor/Daniel Avendaño/Mauricio Ossa Canto: Patrick Blake El elanio maromero (Elanus leucurus), también conocido como bailarín, elanio bailarín, halcón blanco, gavilán blanco, milano blanco y gavilán maromero, es una especie de ave accipitriforme de la familia Accipitridae que habita en el oeste de América del Norte y partes de América del Sur. En México recibe el nombre de milano coliblanco. Recientemente, […]
Field Sparrow © HJ Ruiz – Avian101
Hidden in a lichen covered tree this Stellar’s Jay gives me that all to familiar over the shoulder glance saying I am on to you buddy.
In the past couple of weeks we have visited Twin Buttes Reservoir on several occasions. Since the lake has received much needed water from storms the past few months, it has produced a plethora of birds. Also, it is the middle of migration, so birding there has been great fun. I have had some great […]
You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. It occurred that it might be worthwhile to talk a bit about the similarities and differences between Western Screech Owls and their cousins, Burrowing Owls. Let’s start with the similarities. These little owls are about the same body […]
Four American Avocets seemed to have choreographed this move just for the camera. They were just milling about when all of a sudden a couple took to the air for a brief hop, skip and jump. It was one of those photos you just didn’t know you took until you see it.. Fun stuff.
F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 200. Snowy Egret What did the triangle say to the circle? You are pointless! Interesting Fact: Male Snowy Egrets fight for breeding territories, choose nest sites, and perform noisy courtship displays to attract mates. A ring of other egrets often gathers around a displaying male as he pumps his body up and […]
Swifts have declined by 53% between 1995 and 2016. The RSPB thinks loss of nest sites could be contributing.
Roseate Spoonbill The Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) – sometimes placed in its own genus Ajaja – is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family, Threskiornithidae. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast of […]
Let me take care of that paparazzi photographer, Honey.?