ADVANCED ORNITHOLOGY / ORNITOLOGIA AVANZADA👨‍🎓👨‍🏫🦜🦩

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In this fantastic post I show you how a group of ornithologists enter a mountain to discover birds, identify, and create a small project where we had to create something innovative about birds!😏🧐

En este fantastico post te enseño como un grupo de ornitologos se adentran a una montaña para descubrir aves, identificar, y crear un pequeño proyecto donde teniamos que crear algo innovador sobre las aves!😳🤯🦜🦉

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STUDY AREA 👨‍🏫 / AREA DE ESTUDIO🚌🌍

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Point 1 consisted of analyzing the types of urban birds, then in a university car we would move to point 2! where we would study wild species near a river🅰🅱
El punto 1 consistio en analisar los tipos de aves urbanas, luego en un carro universitario nos desplazariamos al punto 2! donde estudiariamos especies silvestres cerca de un rio🆎⭕

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Main town

La Azulita is a city that is located in the Merida state of Venezuela, it is located about 1130 meters above sea level, it is positioned in the mountain range of the Andes, so the team hoped to get endemic birds from cold climates!🏔🌄⛪

La azulita es una ciudad que se ubica en el estado merida Venezuela, se ubica a unos 1130 metros sobre el nivel del mar, se posiciona en la cadena montañosa de los andes, por lo que el equipo esperaba conseguir aves endemicas de climas frios!🚌🚐🧠

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METHOD OF STUDY 👨‍🏫 /METODO DE ESTUDIO🚌🌍

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Ornithologists cart

We were a total team of 15 ornithologists, we decided by consensus to apply the random walk counting method with naked eyes, helping us with binoculars👨‍💻👩‍💻

eramos en total un equipo de 15 ornitologos, decidimos por consenso aplicar el metodo de conteo caminata aleatorias a ojos desnudos, ayudandonos con binoculares®✔👀

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The study was paid for by the Faculty of Experimental Sciences of the State of Zulia, an autonomous scientific body, we were chosen the best ornithologists of the State of Zulia, only qualified graduates😁😎👨‍⚖️👩‍⚖️
El estudio fue pagado por la facultad de ciencias experimental del estado zulia, organismo autonomo cientifico, fuimos escogidos los mejores ornitologos del estado Zulia, solo licenciados calificados🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️

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Dr. Rossana Calchi, an expert in birds, assigned me as team leader because of my experience with birds in mountainous areas, she suggested to the team to carry out random samplings near a river! This strategy always works because you can increase the sighting of species because a river is a source of food👦🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♂️
La Doctora Rossana Calchi, experta en aves, me asigno como lider del equipo por mi experiencia con aves en zonas montosas, sugeri al equipo realizar muestreos aleatorios cerca de un rio! esta estrategia siempre funciona pues puedes incrementar el avistamiento de especies porque un rio es una fuente de alimento👂💪

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Identifying birds

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Campylorhynchus griseus

We basically won the lottery, our first species was a (Campylorhynchus griseus), this species had never been sighted in the area, so it was a point for my team!👨‍🎓👩‍🎓
basicamente nos sacamos la loteria, nuestra primera especie fue un (Campylorhynchus griseus), nunca se habia avistado esta especie en la zona, por tanto fue un punto para mi equipo!❤🧡💛⭕✅

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Tyrannus melancholicus

We identified some flytraps, it was to be expected since the vegetation near the river is an optimal habitat for insects!🤔🦟🦗
identificamos unos atrapamoscas, era de esperarse ya que la vegetacion cerca del rio es un habitat optimo para insectos! 💧🌊

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Crotophaga ani

Another specialist of the insect catching family Cuculidae, it has a similar appearance to a crow but its special beak differentiates it since it has a size similar to a crow☝👍
Otro especialista de la familia Cuculidae atrapador de insectos, tiene un aspecto similiar a un cuervo pero su pico especial lo diferencia ya que tiene un tamaño parecido a un cuervo🐦🦟

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Megaceryle torquata

and a specimen of the Alcedinidae family appears, the great fishermen, this family is represented by the fish catchers, it is basically found throughout South and Central America, it is a large bird, and a large fish catcher, its beak is specialized not to release its prey with rapid movements under the water😮😳

y aparece un ejemplar de la familia Alcedinidae los grandes pescadores, esta familia esta representada por los atrapa peces.🐠🐟🦅

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Todirostrum viridanum

We got this species from the Tyrannidae family, it was among the bushes, it is a specialized bird in catching insects such as butterflies, it is agile!😍😋
conseguimos esta especie de la familia Tyrannidae, estaba entre los matorrales, es un ave especialista en atrapar insectos como mariposas, es agil!🐜🦗🐝

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Sarcoramphus papa

The famous king vulture, a scavenger of beautiful colors, is distributed in several countries of South America, belongs to the family (Cathartidae)😲😧
El famoso rey buitre, un carroñero de hermosos colores, se distribuye en varios paises de sur america, pertenece a la familia (Cathartidae)🧐🤓

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The species registration lasted 4 hours, in just one day, so we needed to register as many species as possible to obtain a richness in the acceptable area.😅😂
El registro de especies tuvo una duracion de 4 horas, en solo un unico dia, por lo que necesitabamos registrar la mayor cantidad de especie posibles para obtener una riqueza en el area aceptable😏😏

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Sicalis flaveola (female)

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We went to a place called el chorotal, where I was shocked, I had never seen a nest of a couple of birds without being such a large community! It was a type of basket of more than one meter😨😨
Fuimos a un lugar llamado el chorotal, donde quede impactado nunca habia visto un nido de una pareja de aves sin ser comunitario tan grande! era un tipo de cesta de mas de un metro😶😶

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Psarocolius decumanus (nest)

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The nest belongs to the Psarocolius decumanus species, it is a large bird of the icteridae family, the people of the town make decorations with their nests because for tourists it is amazing to see something of that size🤪😵
El nido pertenece a la especie Psarocolius decumanus es un ave de porte grande de la familia icteridae, la gente del pueblo hace decoraciones con sus nidos pues para los turistas es asombroso ver algo de ese tamaño🦜🦩🦚

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3000 meters above sea level

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endemic vegetation

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Conopios cinchoneti

the Conopios cinchoneti is a species of high mountainous areas so it was our first sighting of an endemic species😍🤩
el Conopios cinchoneti es una especie de zonas altas montañosas por lo que fue nuestro primer avistamiento de una especie endemica💛💚💙

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Falco rufigularis

We were able to add raptors to our census, a good goal because this increased our species diversity❣💕💯💯
pudimos agregar a nuestro censo aves rapaces, buen objetivo porque esto aumentaba nuestra diversidad de especies⭕🅰🅱🆎

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Zonotrichia capensis

I already lost count in how many countries I got this species, it is an introduced bird and we can say that it is opportunistic because it has managed to adapt to urban areas🤨🤨🤔
Ya perdi la cuenta en cuantos paises me consegui a esta especie, es un ave introducida y podemos decir que es oportunistas porque ha conseguido adaptarse a zonas urbanas🙄🙄😶

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Random walk

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Serpophaga cinerea

another endemic bird of the Tyrannidae family, this special one because according to the description (birds of venezuelans) it is a bird that is always near a river😎😎
otra ave endemica de la familia Tyrannidae, esta especial porque segun la descripcion (birds of venezuelans) es un ave que se encuentra siempre cerca de un rio✍✍👊

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Team work

I never imagined that Venezuela was so beautiful, when you are from Europe there comes a point where you get bored of the landscape, but with more than 1500 species here this does not happen👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👩🏼‍🤝‍🧑🏾👨🏾‍🤝‍👨🏻

Nunca me imagine que Venezuela era tan hermosa, cuando eres de europa llega un punto donde te aburres del paisaje, pero con mas de 1500 especies aqui esto no sucede😆🥰😘😍

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Mimus gilvus

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Cyanocorax yncas guatemalensis

This was a special one that contributed positive information to the project. This species of the Corvidae family is exclusive to high mountain areas, due to its beautiful colors it was threatened in the region by illegal hunting for trafficking.😱😰
Esta fue una especial y que aporto una informacion positiva al proyecto esta especie de la familia Corvidae es exclusiva de zonas montañosas altas, por sus hermosos colores estava amenazada en la region por la caza ilegal para trafico🤯💀👩‍✈️👨‍✈️

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Myioborus miniatus

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wild flowers

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wild flowers

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The specialists in aquatic pollution are a group of Master's degree students who take samples in rivers to measure the levels of pollution in the waters, this group was also funded by the Experimental School of Sciences🤙✍👏
Los especialistas en contaminacion acuatica son un grupo de estudiastes de Maestrado que toman muestras en rios para medir los niveles de contaminacion en las aguas, este grupo tambien fue financiado por La Escuela Experimental de Ciencias🧪⚗🧬🧫

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LANDSCAPES🌅⛺ /PAISAJES🚌🌍

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As you can see, the area is of milk production, in general this practice pollutes river systems, therefore the group of aquatic pollution could have results with heavy metals🚩🏴‍☠️
Como puedes ver la zona es de produccion de leche, por lo general esta practica contamina los sistemas fluviales, por lo tanto el grupo de contaminacion acuatica podria tener resultados con metales pesados🐴🐖🐄

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Quiscalus lugubris

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Sicalis flaveola (male)

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Myiozetetes cayanensis

HALF THE COUNT 🦅🦜🦉🐦/MITAD DEL CONTEO🚌1️⃣2️⃣

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Town

We started at 8.30, it was already 14:00 and we were halfway there, we decided to investigate what species of birds we would get in rural areas💞💓⭕⭕

Comenzamos a las 8.30 eran ya 14:00 y estavamos a mitad del camino, decidimos investigar que especies de aves conseguiriamos en zonas rurares⛪🏡🏗

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Leptotila verreauxi

Of course they could not miss the Columbidae birds that are always in urban, suburban and rural areas, they have basically lost their fear of human beings to the point that they are a plague!🚋🚂🚡🚠🚦🌏
Claro no podian faltar las Columbidae aves que siempre estan en zonas urbanas, suburbanas y rurales, basicamente han perdido el miedo al ser humano hasta el punto que son una plaga!❌❌📛

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Thraupis episcopus

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Opportunistic species

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Sporophila intermedia (endemic)

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Turdus nudigenis

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Foraging bird (feeding)

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Spinus psaltria

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Oscurity Jonathan Brito Sop xD xD

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Cathartes atratus

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Columbia livia

END OF THE CENSUS 🦅🦜🦉🐦/FIN DEL CONTEO🚌1️⃣2️⃣

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Once we reached point 2, which consisted of these famous waterfalls in the area, the team of ornithologists and specialists in aquatic pollution met to take a group photo!🧑👧🧓👨‍🦳👱‍♀️👭👩🏻‍🤝‍👩🏻👩🏾‍🤝‍👩🏻
Una vez llegado al punto 2 que consistia en estas cascadas famosas de la zona, el equipo de trabajo de ornitologos y especialistas en contaminacion acuatica nos reunimos para tomarnos una foto grupal!❤🧡💛💚

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EXTRAPOLATING DATA👨‍💻👨‍💻/EXTRAPOLANDO DATOS1️⃣2️⃣

  • 39 species (11 endemic) (4 introduced) were identified in a random sampling of 6 hours✅

  • 2 new species never sighted were registered in the area of ​​merida (chorotal)✅

  • In areas with fluvial systems (rivers) species different from other areas were recorded✅

  • The areas with 0 level of anthropogenic intervention had a greater number of exotic birds than in the intervened areas.✅

  • The increase in population and livestock exploitation displaces endemic species forced to reduce their habitat✅

  • This project had a single sampling, therefore it is advisable to carry out future work on the studied area, since it shows a potential in exotic wild species✅

  • No invasive species were recorded, which shows that the area has a certain degree of conservation by the inhabitants of the site.✅

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F.E.C LUZ🏟

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Copyright to the monthly magazine January 2015 (bird census in a mountainous forest of the state of Merida) is kept, so certain information is reserved for publication⭕⛔⛔🛑❌💯

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I had a little fun😂🤣😍/me diverti un poco🥳🥳

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Licda, J. Uzcategui, Licda S. Olivares. D. R Calchi👩‍🎓👨‍🎓👩‍⚖️

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Msc. J. Brito (me), D. R. Calchi👩‍🎓👨‍🎓👩‍⚖️

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Main church🚙🛕🕌🕍

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Me xD Shopping🤣😍

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In the bar😏🍝🍲🍻🍺

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In the bar🍻🍺

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Licda M. Ortega, ME😎😎😍

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THANKS 🤩😝

🦃🐓🦆🦅🕊🦢🦜🦚🦩🦉🐦

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https://hive.blog/@discovery-it

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SPECIAL THANKS👸👩‍⚖️

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I owe my knowledge to the Doctor in animal ecology Rosanna Calchi, she is known for being one of the pioneers in bird studies in Latin America, she was in charge of the project! And as you can see, she still continues with the position of academic rector of the experimental science faculty!🧓👩‍🦰👸
Le debo mis conocimientos a la Doctora en ecologia animal Rosanna Calchi, es conocida por ser una de las pioneras en estudios de aves de latinoamerica, estuvo a cargo del proyecto! y como puedes ver actualmente aun continua con el cargo de rectora academica de la facultad experimental de ciencias!👩‍💻🤱🐆🐾🐈🐿🦅🕊

THANKS 🤩😝

🦃🐓🦆🦅🕊🦢🦜🦚🦩🦉🐦

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Stunning beauty, totally amazing outing collating bird life, water cultures and nature in general.

This has been an honour reading the intricacies on how you doing wonderful work out in the field @oscurity

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Thanks to you for taking your valuable time to read and comment on it !! As I always say behind magazines, landscapes, parks, there is always a team of professionals doing the hard work for everyone to enjoy!

Absolutely exciting way of being involved with all living things in our regions, this really was a fantastic day out, well done!

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Wow! awesome post!You've spent a lot of time and done some serious work! 👍

Thank friend i like you post about the aquatic bird

Una expedición increíble la que nos muestras, me llama la atención cuando dices esto "Nunca me imagine que Venezuela era tan hermosa, cuando eres de europa llega un punto donde te aburres del paisaje, pero con mas de 1500 especies aqui esto no sucede" y tienes razón, países como Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, cuentan con una gran biodiversidad, donde resulta imposible aburrirse tras una salida de estas.

Si asi es! Lastima que fue una experencia que no creo que se repita el Venezolano con su politca y mala cabeza destruyo su pais! Y con eso acabaron el turismo

Great post! Thanks for sharing all this interesting information! A wonderful selection of photos, too!
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