28. veebruar 2017

Sinitihane, Cyanistes caeruleus

Sinitihane, Cyanistes, caeruleus, Parus, Common, Blue, Tit, Eurasian, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Sinitihane, Cyanistes, caeruleus, Parus, Common, Blue, Tit, Eurasian, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Eile oli sinihaigur, täna aga sinitihane. Seekord Harjumaal.
Yesterday was blue heron, today is Blue Tit. In Harjumaa, Estonia.

27. veebruar 2017

Sinihaigur, Egretta caerulea

Sinihaigur, Egretta, caerulea, Florida, Little, Blue, Heron, Nicoya, peninsula, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel Sinihaigur, Egretta, caerulea, Florida, Little, Blue, Heron, Nicoya, peninsula, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel Sinihaigur, Egretta, caerulea, Florida, Little, Blue, Heron, Nicoya, peninsula, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Graatsiline sinihaigur vee kohal kaarduva puutüve peal harjutusi tegemas.
Terasem vaataja juba mõttes küsib, et mis otsast see haigur sinine on? Ega polegi, tegemist on noorlinnuga, kes kannab valget terve esimese eluaasta. Kusjuures tegemist on selge kohastumisega, suled pole valged teps mitte ilu pärast. Nimelt aktsepteerivad Ameerika siidhaigrud valget lindu paremini oma seltskonda, kui siniseid vanalinde ning siidhaigrutega koos kala püüdes, on noortel saagid suuremad. Lisaks suurendab teiste valgete haigrutega segunemine ka kaitset erinevate kiskjate vastu. Fotod tehtud Nicoya poolsaarel, Costa Ricas.
Graceful little blue heron exercising on an arched tree above the water.
Observant viewer probably already thinks that on what end is this heron blue? Well, it is not as it is a juvenile and young Little Blue Herons gain a survival advantage by wearing white during their first year of life. Immature birds are likelier than their blue elders to be tolerated by Snowy Egrets—and in the egrets’ company, they catch more fish. Mingling in mixed-species flocks of white herons, immature Little Blue Herons probably also acquire extra protection against predators. The photos are taken in Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica.

25. veebruar 2017

24. veebruar 2017

Haraknäär, Calocitta formosa pompata

Haraknäär, Valgekurk, Calocitta, formosa, pompata, Cyanocorax, White, throated, Magpie, jay, Nicoya, peninsula, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Eesti 99! Palju õnne! Tänase päeva puhul ka üks kauni peaehtega sini-must-valge linnuke. Foto tehtud Nicoya poolsaarel, Costa Ricas.
Estonia 99! Happy birthday! Today is Estonian Independence Day and to honor this day, here is a bird with a fancy headdress and a blue-black-white coat (our national colours). The photo of White-throated Magpie-jay was taken in Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica.

23. veebruar 2017

Sabatihane, Aegithalos caudatus

Sabatihane, Aegithalos, caudatus, Long, tailed, Tit, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Sabatihane, Aegithalos, caudatus, Long, tailed, Tit, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Vahva ja vilgas tegelane metsaservast - sabatihane. Harjumaa.
Jolly and lively guy from the edge of the forest - Long-tailed Tit. Harjumaa, Estonia.

22. veebruar 2017

Selvaiibis, Mesembrinibis cayennensis

Selvaiibis, Mesembrinibis, cayennensis, Green, Ibis, Cayenne, Caño, Negro, Wildlife, Refuge, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Selvaiibis on lind, keda leidub Hondurasest Argentiina põhjaosani. Tänu oma tumedale välimusele, eristub ta teistest iibistest üsna selgelt. Nagu pildilt võib ka näha, meeldib linnule passida kõrgetel okstel, reeglina sellistel, mis ulatuvad veekogu kohale. Caño Negro märgala, Costa Rica.
Green Ibis or Cayenne Ibis is a bird that is found from Honduras to Northern Argentina. It is distinctively dark and unlikely to be confused with any other ibis. As seen from the photo, this bird likes to perch high up in trees, usually the ones that reach over a body of water. Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica.

21. veebruar 2017

Rebane, Vulpes Vulpes

Rebane, Vulpes, Red, Fox, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Rebane, Vulpes, Red, Fox, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Kui tavaliselt luurab piltnik looma, siis siin läks vastupidi. Rebane ilmselgelt oli mind märganud, kui huvi tundus tal olevat suurem kui hirm. Nii ta siis piidleski mind küll ühe, küll teise põõsa tagant. Harjumaa.
Usually the photographer is the one that tries to get close to an animal but here it was vice versa. This red fox clearly had noticed me but it was more interested than frightened. Therefore it peeked from behind one bush and then from another. Harjumaa, Estonia.

20. veebruar 2017

Süsikormoran, Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Süsikormoran, Süsikarbas, kormoran, Phalacrocorax, brasilianus, olivaceus, Hypoleucos, Neotropical, Cormorant, Neotropic, Bigua, Brazilian, Olivaceous, Cormoran, Costa Rica, Caño, Negro, Wildlife, Refuge, Kaido Rummel Süsikormoran, Süsikarbas, kormoran, Phalacrocorax, brasilianus, olivaceus, Hypoleucos, Neotropical, Cormorant, Neotropic, Bigua, Brazilian, Olivaceous, Cormoran, Costa Rica, Caño, Negro, Wildlife, Refuge, Kaido Rummel
Süsikormoran on ainus teadaolev kormoraniliik, kes sukeldub kalade järele vee kohal lennates. Vastupidiselt suuladele, ei tee ta seda aga väga kõrgelt, vaid piirdub sulpsamisega maksimaalselt poole meetri kõrguselt. Tegelikult ei ole ta ka seda tehnikat kasutades eriti osav - kala saab kormoran kätte vaid ühel korral kuuest kuni kümnest sukeldumisest. Caño Negro märgala, Costa Rica.
The Neotropic Cormorant is the only cormorant known to plunge-dive into water to catch fish. Unlike gannets and boobies, it does not dive from great heights, restricting its dives to less than a half-meter over the water. It is not particularly successful with this technique, catching a fish only once in every six to ten plunges. Caño Negro Wetland, Costa Rica.

19. veebruar 2017

Hahk, Somateria mollissima

Hahk, Harilik, Somateria, mollissima, Common, Eider, Duck, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
"Oot-oot, ma ronin ka veidi kõrgemale, muidu ei jää pildile."
"Wait... I will climb a little higher also, I want to be on the photo as well."
Hahk, Harilik, Somateria, mollissima, Common, Eider, Duck, Estonia, Kaido Rummel "Rind kummi ja... no klõpsi nüüd." Harilikud hahad Harjumaal.
"Pumping the chest up a bit and... you may shoot now." Common Eiders in Harjumaa, Estonia.

17. veebruar 2017

Hibiskus, Hibiscus

Hibiscus, flower, hibiskus, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Lillenuusutaja Caño Negro märgalal, Costa Ricas.
Flower smeller in Caño Negro wetland, Costa Rica.

16. veebruar 2017

Roohabekas, Panurus biarmicus

Roohabekas, Roovilbas, Panurus, biarmicus, Bearded, Parrotbill, Tit, Reedling, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Roohabekas, Roovilbas, Panurus, biarmicus, Bearded, Parrotbill, Tit, Reedling, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Veel üks paarike. Kuna talvel koosneb roohabekate toidulaud peaasjalikult kõvadest ja kuivadest seemnetest, siis tuleb vahetevahel vett peale juua. Emaslind on kuidagi eriti ehmunud fotograafi tegevusest. Harjumaa.
Another couple. As during the winter the bearded reedling mainly feeds on the hard and dry seeds, there is a clear need for water. The female bird seems a bit startled by the photographer. Harjumaa, Estonia.

15. veebruar 2017

Kiriselg-leeklind, Piranga bidentata citrea

Kiriselg, leeklind, Piranga, bidentata, Flame, colored, Tanager, Flame-coloured, Stripe, backed, Parque, Nacional, Los, Quetzales, Costa Rica, citrea, Kaido Rummel
Kollane kiriselg-leeklinnu emaslind Costa Rica keskosa kõrgmäestikus, Quetzalite rahvuspargis. Kirevamat isaslindu võib näha siin.
Yellow female Flame-colored Tanager in  Parque Nacional Los Quetzales, Costa Rica. You can see the more colorful male bird here.

14. veebruar 2017

Musträstas, Turdus merula

Musträstas, Turdus, merula, Common, Blackbird, Eurasian, Black, Thrush, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Läikivmusta kuuega isane musträstas ja...
Male Blackbird with glossy black suit and...
Musträstas, Turdus, merula, Common, Blackbird, Eurasian, Black, Thrush, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
...palju tagasihoidlikuma sulestikga emaslind. Harjumaa.
...much more modest-looking female. Harjumaa, Estonia.

13. veebruar 2017

Kiiver-basilisk, Basiliscus basiliscus

Kiiver, basilisk, Basiliscus, Common, Jesus, lizard, Christ, Lagarto, de, Cristo, Carara, National, Park, Costa Rica, sisalik, Kaido Rummel
Emane...
Female...
Kiiver, basilisk, Basiliscus, Common, Jesus, lizard, Christ, Lagarto, de, Cristo, Carara, National, Park, Costa Rica, sisalik, Kaido Rummel
...ja isane kiiver-basilisk. Tegemist on loomaga, keda kutsutakse muuhulgas Jeesus Kristuse sisalikuks, kuna ta suudab lühikesi maid joosta ka vee pinnal. Seda varianti kasutab ta aga ainult äärmise hädaohu korral põgenemiseks. Tavaolukorras peesitavad nad päeval kusagil päikese käes (nagu need siin piltidel) ning ööseks ronivad mõnekümne meetri kõrgusele puu otsa (kus on turvalisem magada, kuna kiskjad reeglina nii kõrgele ei kipu). Carara rahvuspark, Costa Rica.
...and male common basilisk. It is a small lizard that is sometimes called Jesus Christ lizard as it can run small distances on water. But it uses this skill only if the life is at risk and there is a need for a fast escape. On a usual day they bask in the sun somewhere (like these guys on the photos) and at night are found mainly in the trees up to 30 metres high (being off the ground allows them to lower the risk of being found by predators). Carara National Park, Costa Rica.

10. veebruar 2017

Must-nõlvahoko, Chamaepetes unicolor

Must, hoko, nõlvahoko, Chamaepetes, unicolor, Black, Guan, Sickle, winged, Curi, Cancha, Reserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Must-nõlvahoko on üsna haruldane lind, keda võib leida vaid Panama ja Costa Rica pilvemetsades ning igihaljastes mägimetsades. Hoolimata oma suurusest (pikkust kuni 65 cm) elab see kalkunilaadne lind puu otsas (tavaliselt võrade tipu lähistel) ning maapinnale reeglina ei tule. Seetõttu on teda ka väga keeruline džunglis kohata. Kuna sellele nõlvahokole sobivad ainult puutumata ja terviklikud metsad, siis on ta metsaraie tõttu muutumas ka ohustatud liigiks. Minu kaamera sattus see lind vaid korraks ning seda  Curi-cancha kaitsealal, Monteverde pilvemetsas, Costa Ricas.
Black Guan is quite a rare bird that is found only in the cloud and evergreen montane forests of Panama and Costa Rica. Despite its size (length up to 65cm) this bird is inhabiting the canopy of the forest and usually does not come to thr ground. Therefore it is also rather difficult to see guan in the wild. The Black Guan prefers intact, undisturbed forest, and is thus (inevitably) threatened by habitat loss. This bird got in front of my camera in Curi-Cancha Reserve, Monteverde cloud forest, Costa Rica.

9. veebruar 2017

Hallrästas, Turdus pilaris

Hallrästas, Paskrästas, Turdus, pilaris, Fieldfare, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Hallrästas, Paskrästas, Turdus, pilaris, Fieldfare, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Hallrästas, Paskrästas, Turdus, pilaris, Fieldfare, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Hallrästast paks lumi ei sega, pigem vastupidi. See tüüp möllas kadastikus ilmse mõnuga. Harjumaa.
Fieldfare is not afraid of the snow, on the contrary. This guy enjoyed itself on top of the junipers. Harjumaa, Estonia. 

8. veebruar 2017

Pruunnäär, Psilorhinus morio

Pruunnäär, Psilorhinus, morio, Cyanocorax, Brown, Jay, Curi, Cancha, Reserve, Costa Rica, Monteverde, Kaido Rummel Pruunnäär, Psilorhinus, morio, Cyanocorax, Brown, Jay, Curi, Cancha, Reserve, Costa Rica, Monteverde, Kaido Rummel
Pruunnäär elutseb ainult Kesk-Ameerikas ning on sealsete rästaste üks häälekamaid esindajaid. Samas ei ole ta lihtsalt kisakõri, vaid on valmis ka häirijaid füüsiliselt noomima. Kohati on nad äärmuslikult agressiivsed ning võivad seetõttu rünnata kasvõi suuri kiskjaid. Fotograaf pääses seekord õnneks terve nahaga. Curi-Cancha kaitseala Monteverdes, Costa Ricas.
Brown Jay is found only in Central America and is one of the most vocal jays there. It is not only loud but is always ready to put the money where the mouth is. They are extremely aggressive towards annoyers and may even attack large predators. Photographer was luckily spared this time. Curi-Cancha Reserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica.

7. veebruar 2017

Rasvatihane, Parus major

Rasvatihane, tihane, Parus, major, Great, Tit, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Pontsakas rasvatihane Harjumaal.
Bulky Great Tit in Harjumaa, Estonia.

6. veebruar 2017

Agelaius phoeniceus, Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius, phoeniceus, Red, winged, Blackbird, Caño, Negro, Wildlife, Refuge, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Selle eestikeelse nimeta (kuid turpialite perekonda kuuluva) liigi erinevates paikades elutsevad alamliigid eristuvad oluliselt üksteisest nii suuruse kui proportsioonide osas. Kui teadlased tegid uuringu ning vahetasid koorunud tibusid asurkondade vahel, siis üllatusena selgus hiljem, et linnud kasvasid hoopis oma kasuvanemate sarnaseks. See näitas, et välised erinevused populatsioonide vahel tulenevad peamiselt keskkonnast, mitte geneetikast. Caño Negro märgala, Costa Rica.
Different populations and subspecies of Red-winged Blackbirds vary markedly in size and proportions. An experiment was conducted that moved nestlings between populations and found that the chicks grew up to resemble their foster parents. This study indicated that much of the difference seen between populations is the result of different environments rather than different genetic makeups. The photo is taken in  Caño Negro Wetland, Costa Rica.

3. veebruar 2017

Kaksvarvaslaisik, Choloepus hoffmanni

Kaksvarvaslaisik, laisik, laiskloom, Choloepus, hoffmanni, Hoffmann's, two-toed, sloth, Two, toed, Manuel, Antonio, National, Park, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel Kaksvarvaslaisik, laisik, laiskloom, Choloepus, hoffmanni, Hoffmann's, two-toed, sloth, Two, toed, Manuel, Antonio, National, Park, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Kaksvarvaslaisik ei ole nii fotogeeniline kui tema kolme varbaga liigikaaslane ning välimus ei ole neil ainus erinevus. Nii on kaksvarbad öise eluviisiga (kolmvarbad päevasega), neil on vähem selgroolülisid ja oluliselt rohkem ribisid, nende käed ja jalad on sama pikad (kolmvarbal käed selgelt pikemad) ja nad on omnivoorid (kolmvarbad aga rangelt taimetoitlased). Aga neil on ka midagi ühist - neid on džunglist praktiliselt võimatu leida, sest loomad on reeglina kõrgel puu otsas ja ei liiguta. Teisalt - kui sa ta juba korra üles leiad, siis võid rahulikult looma mittemidagitegemist nautida ja pildistada, sest... nad endiselt ei liiguta. Manuel Antonio rahvuspark, Costa Rica.
Hoffmann's two-toed sloth is not as photogenic as its relative three-toed sloth and the looks is not the only difference. Two-toed sloths are nocturnal (threes are diurnal), they have less vertebrae and much more ribs, they have arms that are about the same size as their legs (threes have much longer arms than legs) and they are omnivores (threes are strictly vegetarians). But they do have something in common - it is close to impossible to find them in the jungle as they are high up on trees and they do not move. On the other hand - if you are lucky and see one, then you can take your time and observe the animal not doing anything as... well, it does not move. Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.

2. veebruar 2017

Kühmnokk-luik, Cygnus olor

Kühmnokk, luik, Mute, Swan, Cygnus, olor, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Säravvalge kühmnokk-luik tinahallidel merelainetel. Harjumaa.
Bright white mute swan on leaden-grey sea waves. Harjumaa, Estonia.

1. veebruar 2017

Lampornis calolaemus, Purple-throated Mountain Gem

Lampornis, castaneoventris, calolaemus, calolaema, Purple, throated, Mountain, Gem, curi, cancha, reserve, costa rica, Kaido Rummel, koolibri
See koolibriliik sööb lisaks lillenektarile ka putukaid ning on nende püüdmiseks välja mõelnud omanäolise viisi. Lisaks istumisoksalt lendputukate järgi sööstmisele, rabistab linnuraas ka tihedates võserikes, pekstes tiibadega vastu lehti, et saaki välja meelitada. Pildil on isaslind, hoopis teistsuguse välimusega emaslindu näeb siin. Curi-Cancha kaitseala, Monteverde pilvemetsas, Costa Ricas. 
Purple-throated Mountain Gem eats also insects in addition to flower nectar and has developed a smart way to catch them. Besides sallying flying insects from their perches, this hummingbird also searches among dense foliage, beating their wings against the leafs in flight and flushing insects for consumption. On the photo is a male bird, you can see quite different female here. Curi-Cancha Reserve, Costa Rica.