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Tropical Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea

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timhirsch

Date

March 18, 2016 08:00 AM BRT

Description

Jumping restlesslessly in dune vegetation

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Banded Galliwasp Diploglossus fasciatus

Observer

timhirsch

Date

March 9, 2016 02:00 PM BRT

Description

Sitting on ledge at visitors' centre near entrance to Caverna do Diabo (Devil's Cave) in the Upper Ribeira Valley. Spotted by Gislene Furquim, trainee environmental monitor (guide) from the nearby quilombo community of Ivoporunduva. Identification by Bruno Lima. Photos by Gislene Furquim and Tubtim Tubtim.

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Golden Silk Orb-weaver Nephila clavipes

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timhirsch

Date

March 15, 2008 07:50 AM CET

Description

This is one of the spiders that cast their webs across the forest trails, sometimes spanning a space 3-4 metres across. You have to be careful not to walk straight into them.

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Uniform Finch Haplospiza unicolor

Observer

timhirsch

Date

August 8, 2007 08:18 AM CEST

Description

Male. A pair giving their very high-pitched, silky call seen hopping about the palm leaves and bromelias just behind house. Subsequently heard frequently around the property.

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

timhirsch

Date

August 10, 2007 07:41 AM CEST

Description

I don't know of an English common name. This is a common palm the lowland Atlantic Forest, with sharp needle-like spines on the trunk and these large orange-brown fruit. Theory is that the spines were evolved as protection against large, now-extinct megafauna such as Megatherium.

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Bananaquit Coereba flaveola

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timhirsch

Date

September 3, 2007 07:49 AM CEST

Description

Posed for me very close while flitting about on some orange blossoms in our orchard.

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Lesser Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus fuscus

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timhirsch

Date

September 3, 2007 07:07 AM CEST

Description

One of three woodcreeper species common in this location.

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Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota

Observer

timhirsch

Date

September 9, 2007 11:05 AM CEST

Description

Seen only in austral spring in this location.

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Mantids Order Mantodea

Observer

timhirsch

Date

January 12, 2008 07:39 AM CET

Description

Dead leaf mantis, seen on ladder behind house in lowland Atlantic Forest property. Has been suggested as Acanthops falcataria.

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White-necked Hawk Buteogallus lacernulatus

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timhirsch

Date

February 3, 2008 10:15 AM CET

Description

Vulnerable hawk species seen regularly in this location, flying inside covered forest and circling above.

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timhirsch

Date

April 13, 2008 06:52 AM CEST

Description

Single stand of this chestnut-red barked tree near riverbank. Bark peels off reveal smooth, very hard trunk.

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Black-eared Fairy Heliothryx auritus

Observer

timhirsch

Date

August 17, 2008 08:52 AM CEST

Description

This extraordinary hummingbird for some reason took a liking to a blanket hanging over the rail of our balcony, and kept coming back to investigate it. Also seen around butterfly-lily patch.

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Unicolored Antwren Myrmotherula unicolor

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timhirsch

Date

August 22, 2008 07:20 AM CEST

Description

Heard commonly from lower mid-storey in denser parts of this well-preserved secondary forest fragment.

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Festive Coquette Lophornis chalybeus

Observer

timhirsch

Date

August 16, 2008 08:02 AM CEST

Description

Perching on fruit tree in open area. Identified as immature male after some discussion (see comment string on Flickr) but willing to open further discussion.

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Dusky-throated Hermit Phaethornis squalidus

Observer

timhirsch

Date

October 12, 2008 11:19 AM CEST

Description

This species was heard and seen lekking noisily in the understorey from about August to February in an area near the forest edge rich in heliconia plants.

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Cliff Flycatcher Hirundinea ferruginea

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timhirsch

Date

October 5, 2008 11:54 AM CEST

Description

Resident in human-altered areas of this location, perching on electricity poles and nesting on house pillars.

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Ochre-collared Piculet Picumnus temminckii

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timhirsch

Date

October 16, 2008 04:45 PM CEST

Description

Common in middle branches at or near forest edge in this location.

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Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens

Observer

timhirsch

Date

October 11, 2008 10:52 AM CEST

Description

Female

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White-throated Spadebill Platyrinchus mystaceus

Observer

timhirsch

Date

November 20, 2008 07:17 AM CET

Description

Hopping about animatedly about eye-level in understorey, approaching quite close without playback.

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Blue-winged Parrotlet Forpus xanthopterygius

Observer

timhirsch

Date

November 19, 2008 07:53 AM CET

Description

Common year-round in this location, pair shown here investigating holes in hollow trunk made by - and still occupied by - Yellow-fronted woodpeckers (Melanerpes flavifrons). The parrotlets subsequently nested elsewhere.

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Dusky-legged Guan Penelope obscura

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timhirsch

Date

February 28, 2009 08:38 AM CET

Description

Common in family groups year-round at this location, coming out to feed especially at dawn and dusk on Euterpe edulis and Syagrus romanzoffiana palm fruits.

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Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata

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timhirsch

Date

March 26, 2009 04:25 PM CET

Description

Remained perched in same location about 10m above bank of stocked fish pond for months on end especially during austral winter.

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Red-breasted Toucan Ramphastos dicolorus

Observer

timhirsch

Date

March 28, 2009 10:38 AM CET

Description

Commonly seen in pairs or mixed flocks with Ramphastos vitellinus ariel, here feeding on fruit of Euterpe edulis which ripens March-July in this location.

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Blue Manakin Chiroxiphia caudata

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timhirsch

Date

June 21, 2009 08:10 AM CEST

Description

Males display noisily just inside forest edge throughout austral spring at this location, and respond to playback at other times.

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Sombre Hummingbird Aphantochroa cirrochloris

Observer

timhirsch

Date

June 14, 2009 06:57 AM CEST

Description

Very territorial visitor to feeder at this location, chasing off and attacking all other hummingbirds. Commonly seen in forest especially near stream.

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Squamate Antbird Myrmeciza squamosa

Observer

timhirsch

Date

July 22, 2009 08:26 AM CEST

Description

Got agitated along with another male as I played back its alarm call on our forest trail. The white rump feathers are only visible during display.

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Eared Pygmy-Tyrant Myiornis auricularis

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timhirsch

Date

July 19, 2009 08:51 AM CEST

Description

This tiny flycatcher hops around on low branches at the forest edge. Very responsive to playing back of its call.

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Saffron Toucanet Pteroglossus bailloni

Observer

timhirsch

Date

June 17, 2009 02:13 PM CEST

Description

Came to perch near banana feeder. Seen commonly singly or in pairs in this location, perched for long periods in the canopy.

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Tropical Screech-Owl Megascops choliba

Observer

timhirsch

Date

July 25, 2009 06:42 AM CEST

Description

Orphan rescued after apparently being dropped by a hawk. Flew off after being fattened up with moths and a bit of steak.

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Maroon-bellied Parakeet Pyrrhura frontalis

Observer

timhirsch

Date

August 3, 2009 01:11 PM CEST

Description

Fairly common in this location, flying in bands of 10-15, occasionally coming to banana feeder.

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