Kelp gull

The largest gull of South-American continent, easily recognized from its plummage and the red spot on the inferior mandible of its yellow beak. Click on the thumbnails image to enlarge them Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus, Goéland dominicain). Brazil, 2007. Note: These kelp gull photos are the beginning of a series of images I brought back… Read More

Neotropic Cormorant

The Cormorant is clearly a bird easy to find anywhere you can find some water. In Pantanal, the Neotropic Cormorant lives along rivers and is easily seen spreading its wings in the sun while not diving for fishes. Click on the thumbnail image to enlarge it Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, Cormoran vigua). Brazil, 2007.

Tropical Kingbird

 Click on the thumbnails image to enlarge them Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus, tyran mélancolique). Brazil, 2007. Other possible identification: Cattle tyrant (Machetornis rixosus, Moucherolle querelleur). It was my initial assumption. But I now doubt it because of the wings 2-tone colour (the identification I did has been supported by will and DID in the forums… Read More