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Veado-da-Virgínia (Odocoileus virginianus)

Observador

navasalfredo

Data

Janeiro 2, 2016

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Azulão-Oriental (Sialia sialis)

Observador

mreynolds

Data

Junho 17, 2019 08:50 AM CDT

Descrição

The fledgling and several insects were impaled on barbed wire in a cow pasture and close to a hickory tree. A pair of shrike was observed visiting an active nest 20’ up in the tree.

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dongminsung

Data

Abril 17, 2017 12:20 PM EDT

Descrição

Confirm?

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Esmerilhão (Falco columbarius)

Observador

anudibranchmom

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Janeiro 8, 2019 12:23 PM PST

Descrição

Experts - What is going on here? This male American Kestrel sure did seem to have the hots for this female Merlin. He kept trying to get close to her and even brought her a few treats (insects?) from the grass beneath the fence. She accepted the treats but didn't seem thrilled with the attention. However, when he flew off, she followed him...

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Cascavel-Vermelha (Crotalus ruber)

Observador

mgruen

Data

Março 2016

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axakak

Data

Julho 8, 2017 12:09 PM PDT

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Gavião-Preto (Buteogallus urubitinga)

Observador

javigonz

Data

Abril 24, 2018 10:05 AM CDT

Descrição

First sighting around 10:15-20am or so. Was alerted to this very large immature hawk by a mob of grackles that were after it. Bird soared and circled over the lots and continued north with grackles following it. Birder friend, Alex Lamoreaux showed up soon after and after relaying the sighting and jumping in the van to chase, we found the bird soaring over the Louie's Backyard area with the grackle mob in tow. Hawk then returned south and took refuge in the Sheepshead north lot. A bit later bird lifted off and circled the area for a bit and headed north out of sight. First suspicion was immature Common Black Hawk, but following better views, photos, and discussion by other birders present, we reached the conclusion that the ID is Great Black Hawk because of huge size, finely barred tail lacking thick black terminal bands, long legs that it dangled while soaring. White crescents were obvious nearing wing apex and white upper tail coverts were seen and photographed, differentiating it from Common Black Hawk. Coastal habitat and range fits better with Great Black Hawk than Common. ID Confirmed by expert, Bill Clark. Possible 1st US record following review. An incredible and totally unexpected bird!

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Águia-Pescadora-Africana (Haliaeetus vocifer)

Observador

greglasley

Data

Outubro 21, 1998

Descrição

African Fish-Eagle
Shakawe, Botswana
21 Oct 1998

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Calau-Gigante (Bucorvus leadbeateri)

Observador

happyasacupcake

Data

Novembro 2016

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outstar79

Data

Abril 23, 2017 08:39 PM AWST

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Êider-de-Lunetas (Somateria fischeri)

Observador

terathopius

Data

Junho 2015

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Pigargo-Americano (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Observador

gwark

Data

Janeiro 21, 2008 04:24 PM AKST

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Perna-de-Pau (Himantopus mexicanus)

Observador

greglasley

Data

Maio 21, 2013

Descrição

Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
High Island,
Galveston Co., Texas
21 May 2013

A few stilts seemed to ignore me as I sat in my truck and foraged close enough that I could get some really nice portraits. What a beautiful bird!

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Falcão-Peregrino (Falco peregrinus)

Observador

terrilldactyl

Data

Outubro 14, 2017 08:59 AM PDT

Descrição

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Piuí (Sayornis phoebe)

Observador

sheliahargis

Data

Outubro 21, 2017 10:55 AM CDT

Descrição

Not sure what is going on but this is the fourth birder that I know of who has had a phoebe perch on their binoculars or on their person at Commons Ford.

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jaykeller

Data

Fevereiro 7, 2016 11:56 AM PST

Descrição

View the sequence of 18 shots that document this Great White Heron's struggle with this fish at Bahia Honda!

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Biguá-Alvinegro (Phalacrocorax varius)

Observador

sea-kangaroo

Data

Fevereiro 28, 2016 01:12 PM AEDT

Descrição

Caught a baby ray!

Ray has its own observation here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2739571

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Sabiá-Setentrional (Mimus polyglottos)

Observador

tadamcochran

Data

Julho 14, 2017 09:23 AM CDT

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Falcão-Do-Tanoeiro (Accipiter cooperii)

Observador

johnkarges

Data

Novembro 6, 2016 02:07 PM CST

Descrição

Melanistic juvenile (likely male based on size relative to the Great-tailed Grackle it was feeding upon). Verified by William Clark, and Lance and Jill Morrow. First observed by M. Silvas with me, and I shouted "melanistic Cooper's Hawk, OMG" as I identified the bird preliminarily, before submitting it to experts for review.
N31.070728 W-97.369269
JPK-2925

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Gaivota-de-Bico-Riscado (Larus delawarensis)

Observador

jcefus

Data

Janeiro 7, 2018 04:49 PM EST

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Caturrita (Myiopsitta monachus)

Observador

gate2soumyajit

Data

Janeiro 6, 2018 04:35 PM EST

Descrição

they are native here. What I mean my native is, they have stayed back. and built a huge nest. There are lot many. I never counted.

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Rola-Do-Mar (Arenaria interpres)

Observador

anudibranchmom

Data

Abril 4, 2017 04:48 PM PDT

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Jaguar (Panthera onca)

Observador

greglasley

Data

Agosto 2017

Descrição

On August 16, we witnessed what has to rank with one of the most incredible wildlife experiences I’ve ever had. Cheryl and I were on a trip with 6 other nature photographers and our leader. We had been in the Pantanal area of Brazil for about a week with 5 days along the Cuiaba River near Porto Jofre, looking for Jaguars and other photo ops. Our daily routine was breakfast at 5:30 AM and we took off on boats from 6 till about 11AM, lunch at noon at the lodge, then on the boats again 3PM till dark. Our group has 3 boats so just 3 people per boat so plenty of room for photo gear, etc. Over several days we had seen 10-12 Jaguars. Some were very good photo ops, some poor photo ops, some just glimpsed.

There are several lodges in the area and it is a popular place to visit for folks hoping to see Jaguars, so much like Yellowstone National Park, a crowd can gather when some significant wildlife is seen, but instead of car jams to see a Grizzly such as Yellowstone, this can be boat jams for a jaguar. I have seen as many as 22 boats, 70-100 feet off shore with lots of people in each boat taking photos of a sleeping Jaguar. BUT…that is not the end of the story! We were often in more remote areas of the rivers and inlets and streams more or less on our own looking for birds, etc., so lots of times there are no other boats around. The boat drivers all have radios, so if a Jaguar is seen, other boats are informed. We move 20-25 miles up and down the river to explore, so many times other boats are not close enough to arrive while a Jaguar is in view.

My limited Jaguar experience is that some are just sleeping and/or resting and mostly ignore the boats in the river. Others are walking though the edge of the forest near the river and when a boat becomes visible, the animal just vanishes back into the forest. This morning at about 7:30 AM our three boats were in an out-of-the way location, a mile or so apart. The boat I was in was photographing a Great Black Hawk when one of our other boats called us on the radio to say they had a Jaguar swimming in the river, apparently hunting, so we headed to that area. Apparently the Jaguar, with just its head visible, swam up to loafing Yacare Caimans and pounced onto a caiman which was about 6 or so feet long. The Jaguar and the caiman thrashed in the water with the Jaguar biting into the skull of the caiman. That is about the time our boat arrived, after the Jaguar had mostly subdued the caiman, but the caiman was still thrashing about. The Jaguar was up against a high dirt bank, still mostly in the water with a firm grip on the skull of the caiman and the Jaguar was not letting go. It was very dark and under heavy foliage and vines so I was shooting at 4000 and 6400 ISO but that was my only choice. Eventually the Jaguar was able to work itself and its prize away from the vines and it drug the caiman out of the water and up the dirt bank and eventually back into the forest to enjoy its catch beyond the curious and amazed eyes of the human observers. The caiman was as large or larger than the Jaguar. All I have to say is that a mature Jaguar is an incredibly powerful predator and watching this whole 15 minute episode is something I’ll not forget. What a beast!

This entire series was shot from a boat, perhaps 40 feet off the bank with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II and a Canon 100-400 IS lens in case anyone is interested.

Cuiaba River,
near Porto Jofre,
Pantanal,
Brazil
16 August 2017

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Guarda-Rios-Cintado (Megaceryle alcyon)

Observador

greglasley

Data

Abril 4, 2017 08:26 AM CDT

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Juruviara-Boreal (Vireo olivaceus)

Observador

chartuso

Data

Agosto 18, 2017 06:57 AM MDT

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Grou-Americano (Grus americana)

Observador

dpom

Data

Novembro 2017

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Descrição

mated pair with one colt, Catching snakes and eating them. Caught and ate 8 snakes in under two hours.

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dpom

Data

Novembro 12, 2017 08:42 AM PST

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Falcão-de-Coleira (Falco femoralis)

Observador

greglasley

Data

Setembro 18, 2006

Descrição

Aplomado Falcon
Falco femoralis
near Valentine,
Jeff Davis Co., Texas
18 September 2006
This is a released bird from the Aplomado Falcon hacking project. This juvenile bird was near a hack site. The 2nd image shows two birds in the same area.