Readers’ wildlife photos

October 22, 2023 • 8:15 am

Today we have another batch of photos of Brazilian birds by John Avise, the second part of a two part series. John’s captions are indented, and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.

Birds of Southern Brazil, part 2 

Last week’s WEIT post showcased about a dozen bird species that I photographed on a seminar trip to southern Brazil in 2007.  This week’s post shows another dozen avian species that I photographed during that same business trip.

Sayaca Tanager, Thraupis sayaca:

Scaled Woodcreeper, Lepidocolaptes squamatus:

Southern House Wren, Troglodytes musculus:

Southern Lapwing, Venellus chilensis:

Wattled Jacana, Jacana jacana:

Yellow-chinned Spinetail, Certhiaxis cinnamomea:

Chimango Caracara, Milvago chimango:

Bananaquit, Coereba flaveola:

Creamy-bellied Thrush, Turdus amaurochalinus:

 Bare-faced Ibis, Phimosus infuscatus:

Smooth-billed Ani, Crotophaga ani:

Rufous-bellied Thrush, Turdus rufiventris:

4 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. Was just listening to Jobim – not sure how to puzzle that with this splendid set, but it’s a satisfying association nonetheless…

    (The famous Getz/Gilberto recording, if anyone’s interested)

  2. What always strikes me, as familiar with the birds of NW Europe, is the similar species of the same genus, such as the wren here, but then the genuses of other birds that are unfamiliar, & look to me pretty alien (!) like the Crotophaga ani. with that bill, it looks like a cruncher…

  3. Is the Sayaca Tanager a different species from the Blue-gray Tanager? Or just a
    subspecies? Popular name for Blue-gray Tanager is Blue Jeans. It’s everywhere in Latin America.

    1. I believe they’re currently considered different species, although they are indeed very similar in appearance so it may be a somewhat arbitrary distinction. The Blue-Gray tanager is said to have a more northerly distribution in Latin America; the Sayaca supposedly more southern.

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