Friday, December 19, 2008

Photos from Uruguay, crash course in aquatic and avifauna

above: a cowbird (brood parasite) being fed by its foster mother, a Hornero (Furnarius rufus)
below: Great White Heron on the Rio Uruguay
Below: Rhea, very common in the north of the country, near the border with Brazil
Cabeçita negra (Chloris magellanicus) male
Juvenile Pirañha 
 male Gymnogeophagus sp. "san borja" from the Rio Yi
Rio Yi, department of Duranzo, central Uruguay
Gymnogeophagus sp. "paso pache II" (ex-meridionalis) male
unidentified frog
The massive Rio Uruguay, along the border of Uruguay and Argentina
Gymnogeophagus balzanii pair, male above, female below
Green Hoplias sporting some wicked teeth
A huge Pirañha 
Forked-tail Flycatcher (Tyrannus savanna) male
Churrinche (Pyrrhocephalus rubinus) male
Rio Masedo, every stone in this river is a geode! The locals refer to it as the Rincon de Pache ("river of jewels")
Rio Cuaro
Corydoras cf. paleatus "rio cuaro high dorsal"
Rio Cuareim, department of Artigas, northern Uruguay. Uruguay is the right bank, Brazil is the left bank
Juvenile Crenicichla celidochilus, the rarest pike cichlid in the world, only inhabiting the Rio Cuareim
Rio Cuareim
Crenicichla scotti from Aquas Blancas in the south east region of Uruguay
Great Blue Heron, on the Rio Uruguay
Dorado fishing on the Rio Uruguay

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Hola from Uruguay

Well I am chilling in Salto, Uruguay. Amazingly enough our hotel has wireless internet. The connection isn't good enough to add pictures, but as soon as I get home in 5 days I'll throw some up. Today I caught like a dozen Piranha! and a 6 year old Uruguayan kid helped me haha. Alright, until next time


Monday, December 01, 2008


Well, I am chilling in the Miami Int'l airport. I got here at 3 p.m. and my flight doesn't leave until 10:10 p.m.  So, needless to say I have a tremendous amount of time to kill. I am going to Uruguay for my biology internship, studying aquatic ecology. It's my first trip outside of the US and also, this is the first time I have ever flown without my bike!