Monday, October 24, 2011

New species in Intervales

A new species was spotted and photographed in front of Pica-pau Lodge this Sunday 23th, a male Black-faced Tanager,  was seen for the first time in Intervales at the feeder, along with some Chestnut-backed Tanager, Green-headed Tanagers and others. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Swalow-tailed Cotinga preyed on the nest

As I have been posting recently the return of Swalow-tailed Cotinga, unfortunatelly last night the female was preyed on the nest, possibly by the Stygian Owl or any bat, now the male has taken over the proccess of incubating the eggs alone, leaving the nest unattended to feed.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Another visitor

Cinammon Tanager is a another visitor this breeding season, it was spotted and photographed about 1 km from the park's headquarters, despite it is already on the list it was seen very few times.


Friday, October 14, 2011

New summer visitor

A new interesting bird was seen for the first time around the park, it happend while driving from Ribeirão Grande to Intervales, after pulling out the road for a Streamer-tailed Tyrant on a pine tree, we noticed a pair of a greenish bird by the road on a grazing field, at the beginning we thought it was a Great Pampa-Finch, as this species had been seen previously, but in the end we noticed a different tail indicating that we were dealing with a new species. Lesser Grass-Finch is the new species listed for Intervales' buffer zone.

Lesser Grass-Finch
Streamer-tailed Tyrant

Swalow-tailed Cotinga back to Intervales

Here is one more shot of the Swalow-tailed Cotinga this time incubating the eggs, taken on October 10th, by our friend José Moreira from Guatemala. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Black-legged Dacnis around

The Black-legged Dacnis is one of the most sought after bird here in Intervales, they can be easily seen during the breading season, especially in October, while gathering materials for the nest by the natural swimming pool, only last year  3 nests were found in the park, yesterday (October 10th) one of our guide reported its first sight (breeding season 2011), on a Bottlebrush tree. 


Friday, October 7, 2011

Swalow-tailed Cotinga back to Intervales

After few days of  work, one pair of the Swalow-tailed Cotinga have finished the nest, and the female is probably layng eggs by now, another pair is still building it. They always nest in the same place around the soccer field.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Grassland Yellow-Finch for the first time in the park

This is a pretty common bird out of the park, seen regularly in pasture lands (Ribeirão Grande Road), mainly from October to January when it is noticed by its calling. Here is a new twitching for the park, taken by the soccer field.