Hylephila phyleus

• Fiery Skipper
• Saltarina Amarilla

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Hesperiidae
Genus:Hylephila
Species:H. phyleus

Salinas, Canelones, Uruguay

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Rufescent tiger heron

Tigrisoma lineatum

• Rufescent tiger heron
• Garza colorada / Garza-tigre colorada
Juvenil

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Tigrisoma
Species:T. lineatum

El Pinar, Canelones, Uruguay

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Rupornis magnirostris

• Roadside hawk
• Gavilán común

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Rupornis
Species:R. magnirostris
Binomial name
Rupornis magnirostris

Synonyms
Buteo magnirostris

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Ready for take-off

Buteogallus meridionalis

• Aguilucho Colorado
• Savanna Hawk
• Gaviao-caboclo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Buteogallus
Species:B. meridionalis

Santa Ana, Canelones, Uruguay

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Tigrisoma lineatum

• Rufescent tiger heron
• Garza colorada / Garza-tigre colorada
Juvenil

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Tigrisoma
Species:T. lineatum

El Pinar, Canelones, Uruguay

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Sleeping hippo

Hippopotamus amphibius

• Common hippopotamus
• Hipopótamo común

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Hippopotamidae
Genus:Hippopotamus
Species:H. amphibius

Bioparque “Washington Rodríguez Piquinela”, Durazno, Uruguay

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Sus scrofa

• Jabalí
• Wild boar, wild swine, Eurasian wild pig

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Suidae
Genus:Sus
Species:S. scrofa

Bioparque “Washington Rodríguez Piquinela”, Durazno, Uruguay

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Coragyps atratus foetens

• Buitre cabeza negra, Zopilote común, Cuervo de cabeza negra
• Black vulture, Andean black vulture

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Cathartidae
Genus:Coragyps
Species:C. atratus

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Coragyps atratus foetens

• Buitre cabeza negra, Zopilote común, Cuervo de cabeza negra
• Black vulture, Andean black vulture

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Cathartidae
Genus:Coragyps
Species:C. atratus

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Sterna trudeaui

• Trudeau’s tern / snowy-crowned tern
• Gaviotín lagunero / gaviotín de antifaz negro

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Sterna
Species:S. trudeaui

Playa Grande, Maldonado, Uruguay

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/256sguK

Big yawn!

Late afternoon, a wild ‘south american sea lion’ (Otaria flavescens) yawning at the harbour.

• South american sea lion / patagonian sea lion
• Lobo marino de un pelo

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Suborder:Pinnipedia
Family:Otariidae
Subfamily:Otariinae
Genus:Otaria
Species:O. flavescens

Puerto de Piriápolis, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Caracara plancus

• Carancho
• Southern crested caracara

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Falconidae
Subfamily:Polyborinae
Genus:Caracara
Species:C. plancus

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Tringa melanoleuca

• Greater yellowlegs
• Playero patas amarillas grande

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Tringa
Species:T. melanoleuca

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Haematopus palliatus

• Ostrero común
• American oystercatcher

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Haematopodidae
Genus:Haematopus
Species:H. palliatus

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Tringa melanoleuca

• Greater yellowlegs
• Playero patas amarillas grande

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Tringa
Species:T. melanoleuca

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Rupornis magnirostris

• Roadside hawk
• Gavilán común

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Rupornis
Species:R. magnirostris
Binomial name
Rupornis magnirostris

Synonyms
Buteo magnirostris

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/257BCAs

Skin

Loxodonta africana

• African Elephant / African bush elephant / African savanna elephant
• Elefante Africano / elefante africano de sabana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Proboscidea
Family:Elephantidae
Genus:Loxodonta
Species:L. africana

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/267U3ma

Andropadus importunus

• Sombre greenbul
• Bulbul de Zanzíbar

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Pycnonotidae
Genus:Andropadus
Species:A. importunus

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/267gDEk

Haliaeetus vocifer

• African fish eagle
• Pigargo vocinglero / Águila pescadora africana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Haliaeetus
Species:H. vocifer

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/23mqKeh

The Gentle Giant

A huge battleworn male quietly eating while we passed in front of him.

Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa

• South African giraffe / Cape giraffe
• Jirafa de Sudáfrica (macho)

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Giraffidae
Genus:Giraffa
Species:G. camelopardalis
Subspecies:G. c. giraffa

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/261sX1C

Beautiful young lady

Loxodonta africana

• African Elephant / African bush elephant / African savanna elephant
• Elefante Africano / elefante africano de sabana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Proboscidea
Family:Elephantidae
Genus:Loxodonta
Species:L. africana

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/265fHBH

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