Jabiru stork. The Jabiru is the tallest flying bird found in South America
Wood stork (below)
Greater Rheas are flightless birds.. Rheas are polygamous, with males courting between two and twelve females. After
mating, the male builds a nest, in which each female lays her eggs in turn. The nest consists of a simple scrape in the ground,
lined with grass and leaves. The male incubates from ten to sixty eggs. The male will utilize a decoy system and place some
eggs outside the nest and sacrifice these to predators, so that they won't attempt to get inside the nest. The male may utilize
another subordinate male to incubate his eggs, while he finds another harem to start a second nest. The chicks hatch within
36 hours of each other. The females, meanwhile, may move on and mate with other males. While caring for the young, the
males will charge at any perceived threat that approach the chicks including female rheas and humans.
Below, a male rhea with chicks.
Monk Parakeet. Noisy voice and lovely figure. They build collective homes in the mating season.
Green Ibis fishing at dawn.
The bird drags the lower bill
through the water as it flies
along, hoping to catch small
Storks, Rhea, Parakeet, Kestrel and more
To be identified.