Argentina/Brazil - Iguassu-Ibera part 1

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4 years 5 months ago #86240 by nkgray
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In this first post of images from my birding trip to the Iguassu Falls and Ibera Marshes all of the images are of members of the Icteridae family. These are New World birds - 'blackbirds, orioles, caciques and allies' - the males of which are generally mainly black, sometimes so similar that it is beak and eye colour, size and the colour of plumage iridescence that helps separate them. Happily most of those that I saw were easily separable.

Chopi Blackbird [Iguassu]

Solitary Cacique [Ibera]

Shiny Cowbird - male [Ibera] and female [Iguassu]

Giant Cowbird [Iguassu]

Variable Oriole [Ibera] - formerly regarded as a sub-species of the Epaulet Oriole Icterus cayanensis but now split as a separate species Icterus pyrrhopterus

Unicoloured Blackbird [Ibera] - well, the male is, but this is one of those instances where the female is more colourful than the male.

Baywing (Bay-winged Cowbird) [Ibera]

White-browed Blackbird - male [Ibera]

Scarlet-headed Blackbird [Ibera]

Red-rumped Cacique - males [Iguassu]

Yellow-rumped Marshbird [Ibera]

Brown-and-yellow Marshbird [Ibera]


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4 years 5 months ago #86257 by John Young
John Young replied the topic: Re: Argentina/Brazil - Iguassu-Ibera part 1
Awesome photos Neil - IDing them black ones can't always be easy I'm sure and hope there aren't too many others in the family!!!

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