Argentina/Brazil - Iguassu-Ibera part 8; jays & ovenbirds

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4 years 1 month ago #86247 by nkgray
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One bird you just cannot possibly miss around the Iguassu Falls as it is so common, is the beautifully coloured Plush-crested Jay







A very diverse family of birds are the Furnarids or Ovenbirds, named because of the shape of their nests.

Most obvious and very common is the Argentine national bird, the Rufous Hornero (horno is Spanish for oven), presumably because of their amazing and very prominently built nests. The two individuals were photographed at Iguassu and the nests under construction at Ibera.









Brown Cacholote - [Ibera]



Lark-like Brushrunner - [Ibera]



Narrow-billed Woodcreeper - [Ibera]



Yellow-chinned Spinetail - [Ibera]



Chotoy Spinetail - [Ibera]




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4 years 1 month ago #86259 by John Young
John Young replied the topic: Re: Argentina/Brazil - Iguassu-Ibera part 8; jay-ovenbirds
Another set of cracking pics. I recall seeing some time ago a video montage of Ovenbirds building their nest on the ledge of a building. The whole process from start to finish was condensed into a 4-5 minute video clip - quite amazing.

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