Birds: Start Slideshow
lots of birds on our trip to Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and
Búzios, August 2005). Luckily we managed to photograph a few!
Overall we identified 68 species, 56 of which we had never seen before
in the wild, and 5 of which are only found in Brazil. A dedicated
birding visit would have produced many more species of course; we were
here on business and for vacation, and just got in some birding when
These photos were taken either with our old Olympus
C-700 UZ or new Canon
Powershot S2 IS (check the EXIF information provided with each
slide for technical details, including the exact date and time (EDT)
the photo was taken). The photos were cropped and processed using Picasa 2, and some were filtered
using Neat Image 5.1.
Identification of species was based on the field guide Birds
of Southern South America and Antarctica, checklists compiled by
Gagliardi, and various web resources too numerous to list here but
for which we are grateful. We were not able to identify everything of
course, and there could certainly be some mistakes. Some of the
slides, sounds, and movies
are labeled "unknown"---please let us know if you can identify them
for us (e-mail dcr at astro.umd.edu)!
10/16/05 update: Ricardo
Gagliardi graciously provided IDs for most of our unknowns---his
IDs are indicated in red font, prefaced with "RG:".
(Scroll down for filenames.)
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