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The Wire II. Asa branca.

Asa Branca is also the name of a famous song that tells the drama of migrants who have to leave their homeland due to a terrible drought. Just like the Asa Branca, a migratory bird that flies over great distances, these migrants travel thousands of kilometers looking for a better life in the big cities in the southeast of the country.

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I mock your rules.

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The Wire III. House Wren.

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Up here we have pigeons of the same genus, the band-tailed pigeon:

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Cool. Very good picture, parabéns!

Are these birds common in your area? I didn’t remember hearing the asa-branca singing when I was a child, let alone seeing one.

I’m afraid that as the city is growing into natural areas, animals have no choice but to start living in the midst of human homes.

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Thanks, I love your pictures too, keep them coming. All the pictures and videos that I have posted in this thread I have taken myself in my yard. Having to work from home since the start of the lockdown here in California has allowed me to get to know better the local wildlife.

These are mourning doves, if not the same genus, at least the same family as the pigeons. They didn’t seem to be mourning when I took this video, quite the opposite.

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No pics yet, but we almost certainly have a bobcat hanging around the area. I’ve been hearing the screams at night and at first thought it was a red fox bc we see them relatively frequently. But today I found some scat and IDed it, def bobcat. Going to set up the trail cam, I’ll post if I get any good shots! This is a special visitor.
Also, imagine hearing this if you were out camping! I would be quaking in my sleeping bag if I didn’t know what it was!

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The Wire IV. Great Kiskadee, the bird that became meme.

Voilá le meme:

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When I told my wife about your lurking cat, she was amazed and asked me how big it is. I don´t know, I replied, maybe something bigger than an ocelot and smaller than a jaguar. She asked me if it was a dangerous animal. Well, I have no idea. Do you think it is ferocious?

At least one good thing from these crazy times.

I can imagine this cat singing this song.

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I think it sounds ferocious, but they mostly eat squirrels, which we have plenty of. They’re around 20 lbs, maybe around 4 ft long. Relatively small, but awesome!

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Is one of your day jobs defending a flock of McNuggets?

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Pshaw! I’m sure our bobcat would never stoop to eating such junk food. A gourmand, I can tell, who dines on only the finest squirrel tartare!

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No, no, nothing like that. But if they try to get my fries…

Bah, So they’re very beautiful like tigers, but they’re not fierce like leopards. From what I understand, there is still no way to keep one of them at home like an Angora kitten…

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Right. Or, I kind of think of them like large Maine coon cats, but without the glorious plume of a tail that the coon cats have.
Gotta tell you, though, seeing their prints in the snow is quite a thing. Glorious creatures.

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OH! Papi has kiskadee at his home in Oaxaca! I have spent many hours watching them from the deck, catching flying bugs and returning, almost as if to show me what they are catching!

edit: this little guy is called a “false kiskadee”. apparently they look similar, but are not your “great” kiskadee. still, a lovely birb andfun to watch!

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The Wire V. Sayaca Tanager.

As the sanhaço-do-mamoeiro doesn’t feed on nectar, the swallow-tailed hummingbird didn’t give a damn about the gray bird that landed on the Brazilian orchid tree.

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It is not false! It is a generic one!

The kiskadees are brave birds. It is very common to see them attacking some unsuspecting hawk who had the misfortune to fly close to their nests.

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I miss the little human on his lap.

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