Friday, September 26, 2008

Some birds in Buenos Aires

Spectacled Tyrant

Ending my current tour of South America in Argentina, I've had a few hours for birding in a nature reserve along the edge of the Rio Plata right here in Buenos Aires. One might say in birding terms "it doesn't get any better than this," referring to the fact that most of the species I saw I had never seen before. It was all the more impressive because it was within walking distance of my hotel in the downtown area of one of the world's most vibrant and beautiful cities.

Chalk-browed Mockingbird

Hooded Siskin

Green-barred Woodpecker

Crested Caracara, which was not a new species for me, but the first time I've seen immature birds.


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