Brown Wood-Rail

Interesting new observation  from the hide with the identification of a rare bird registered in danger on the red list of Ecuador. Brown Wood-Rail (Aramides wolf).


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Nice surprise

Checking the  photos of the camera trap to look birds activity that appeared an Ocelot.

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Another look

How not to fall in love with these little creatures. Here are some pictures of saltarines spiders from the garden taken by the photographer @Daniel Restrepo Gonzalez fotografo

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The blind snake

We finally meet the famous blind snake, (Amphisbaena varia), a surprising animal. it’s not a snake or a lizard, it moves like a worm. It is well and truly reptiles of the family Amphisbaenidae. He is not venomous but has too much to bother him he can bite.

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Beauty with red eyes

Yesterday we identified a new crystal frog in a village stream, La Cochranela Litoralis. A thank you to Daniel Restrepo González – Fotógrafo for immortalizing this little beauty with red eyes.

 

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Boa

Good news that we want to share, this week villagers from our village called us to pick up a Boa constrictor they found in a banana field. It is a joy to see that they have saved this species in danger, a great step forward in raising awareness of the area’s wildlife protection. Now this beautiful specimen of more than 1,5m is sheltered within the reserve.

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New amphibian

New register for our list of amphibians, now the number rises to 26. The genus is Epicrionops of the family Rhinatrematidae, we have to identify the species.

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natural garland

No it’s not a branch of the Christmas tree, it’s just a garland of thorny insects.

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Migration period

It’s a good time to start observing migratory species, here are the first ones to arrive at the garden.

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Mourning warbler                                                     Scarlet Tanager

Catharus ustulatus / Zorzal de swainson / Swainson's thrush / grive à dos olive

Swainson’s Trush

The song of the frog

We finally managed to record the song of the Pristimantis ornatissimus. This week we have identified 5 individuals living next to the main house, it is a pleasure to be able to observe them at night in the leaves of Camachos.