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A review of the birdcentric novel “Accidentals” (the title of which is in the plural for a reason)

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Gaines, notwithstanding that the story (1) takes place in the Uruguay of 1999, with plenty of commentary on the Uruguayan political scene of that time, (2) is narrated by a bird illustrator who identifies the birds he sees only by their common Spanish names, and (3) flashes back to the use of torture by South American juntas in the 1970’s.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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401-600 sp: Honduras, Guatemala, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay; the Sahel countries (Africa), Namibia and Botswana; Central Asian countries and Cambodia. Shown as a list, it looks like this: Less than 200 bird species: Antarctica; oceanic islands. 801-1000 sp. – 1201-1400 sp: Venezuela; China.

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Red-legged Seriema

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Red-legged Seriema, Cariama cristata , can be seen in Brazil and Uruguay and overlap with the Black-legged Seriema in Northern Argentina and Paraguay. 10,000 Clicks: Photo-galleries and ID Features.

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Is the White-naped Xenopsaris Migratory? or The Limits of Citizen Science

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I wondered about whether that could be extrapolated for the region (Santa Fe) or even the whole southern part of its range (Argentina and Uruguay). A couple of articles suggested it may be migratory, in the southern part of its range, but then I found one recent Argentine article that stated categorically that it was in one site.

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I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears

4 The Love Of Animals

When dogs were tied with sausages>a very long time ago (Spanish, Uruguay). To put a cat over oneself>to feign ignorance (Japanese). To make a cat’s laundry>to wash superficially (German). Like a dog in a canoe>to be very nervous (Spanish, Puerto Rico). To hang all the dogs>to blame someone else (Russian).

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Birding Hokkaido

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Photographs taken on these travels and locally have been published in several field guides, including the Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding , Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in Flight , and Birds of Argentina & Uruguay: A Field Guide.

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Lockdown Serendipity

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The Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture is a mostly solitary vulture, found from Uruguay to Mexico. Indeed, it is a bird that supposedly should not even have been in the state of Guerrero, much less in the city of Acapulco. There’s something about that face. In contrast, TurkeyVulture heads are nothing but red.

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