Black-tailed Gnatcatcher — At Ease — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. One of the species that I see often on my morning walks is the Black-tailed Gnatcatcher. These minute birds (two could easily sit side by side in the palm of my hand) are busy early-morning foragers in desert […]

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Notes on Mountain Bluebirds — Wickersham’s Conscience

Mountain Bluebirds, especially males, are on most folks’ short lists of favorite birds. That electric blue color, their early arrival in spring migration and the lovely song, explain why it is both Idaho’s and Nevada’s state bird. In the last quarter of the 20th century, Mountain Bluebirds were in slow decline across much of their […]

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Zafiro Colidorado/Golden-tailed Sapphire/Chrysuronia oenone — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.132

Foto: Nick AthanasNombre en español: Zafiro Colidorado Nombre en inglés: Golden-tailed Sapphire Nombre científico: Chrysuronia oenone Familia: Trochilidae Canto: Peter BoesmanEl zafiro colidorado (Chrysuronia oenone) también denominado colibrí cola de oro es una especie de ave en la familia Trochilidae Foto: Nick AthanasDistribución y hábitat Se lo encuentra en Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Trinidad y Tobago, y Venezuela. Sus hábitats naturales son los bosques bajos húmedos subtropicales o tropicales, los…

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Wild Barley Rewind: Jungle Trails — Wild Barley

It was not just around the Lodge at Taricaya Ecological Reserve that we encountered wildlife. Each day whether we were walking to and from observation platforms, flower cutting, weeding, maintenance or even clearing trails, we were immersed in jungle wildlife. Of course we also went out on specific walks looking for wildlife. The first of […]

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Pyrrhuloxia On Cholla — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. The other day I posted an image of a Pyrrhuloxia, a close cousin to the Northern Cardinal. This is a species that is more specialized than the cardinal, thriving in a desert habitat. In recent weeks […]

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Photography of Birds – Set # 30 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Set # 30 Black-necked Stilt Everytime I see this bird it makes me smile, in my mind is like seeing a toy animated. It looks, unreal. I like them very much. White-tufted Grebe This lovely White-tufted Grebe, is very active, a great swimmer and diver. They are always present in most marshes. © HJ Ruiz […]

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