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

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She lives part-time in Uruguay and is co-director of the Fiction Meets Science program at the University of Bremen, Germany, which seeks to bridge the “two cultures” of science and literature.

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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. Because of our age, Mexico’s rising COVID-19 numbers, and my wife’s anxiety about infectious diseases in general, we have been in total lockdown at the Lewis home. TOTAL lockdown.

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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). National Geographic has published a book on idioms from around the world, and we got a chance to read it! It’s called I’m Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World and there are many that have to do with animals! And they are pretty funny! Here is a list of some animal related idioms. Like a perch in a chicken coop>insulted, pooped on (Spanish, Mexico).

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. The first time I saw a Red-legged Seriema , I had no idea what it was. What family is it from? Where does it come from? How do I get to see one in the wild? I didn’t even know where to start.

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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. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website.

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Great Great Grebe.

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From southern Brazil on the east coast, it extends down through Uruguay and Argentina as far as the cape. Despite having only revealed 6 pictures on my Kylie Minogue calender so far, I may already have a candidate for Best Bird of the Year. The Great Grebe , Podiceps major , is a bird of South America where it frequents large waters and coastline on both sides of the continent. The nominate is found to the west in Chile with a separate population in NW Peru.

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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). That’s a question you’ve probably never asked yourself. There’s a decent chance you’ve never even heard of it before. I hadn’t until a little over a month ago when while flicking through one of my volumes of the Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) I came across it.

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Collaborative List – April 2018

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Redgannet added another splash of colour to the collective profile by falling asleep on a boat and waking up in Uruguay , the 44th country to feature in the list. April’s number are below; 11 countries were visited by 9 beats; Australia, USA, UK, India, Serbia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Brazil, New Zealand and Argentina.

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Birds and football! What a combination!

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If you are planning a visit to see the opening game in Sao Paulo or any of the 5 subsequent games to be played there (England will play Uruguay on June 19. On June 12th, FIFA’s Football World Cup will kick off in Brazil, with the home side hosting Croatia for the opening match in Sao Paulo. Anticipation is building as the date approaches and football fans will soon be arriving in the city to pay homage at the birthplace of Brazil’s fabulous version of the beautiful game.

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