29. september 2017

Fiordland

Aotearoa, Stunningly, beautiful, Fiordland, New, Zealand, Kaido Rummel
Lummavalt kaunis Fiordland Uus-Meremaal.
Stunningly beautiful Fiordland in New Zealand.

28. september 2017

Metskits, Capreolus capreolus

Metskits, Roe, deer, Capreolus, Estonia, doe, kits, Kaido Rummel
Et lähenevast ohust võimalikult vara teada saaks, tuleb kõrvad puhtana hoida.
To be aware of the approaching danger, one must keep the ears clean.
Metskits, Roe, deer, Capreolus, Estonia, doe, kits, Kaido Rummel
Nonii, hoopis teine asi. Pärnumaa.
Alright, that's more like it. Roe deer in Pärnumaa, Estonia.

27. september 2017

Heliodoxa jacula, Green-crowned Brilliant

Heliodoxa, jacula, Green, crowned, Brilliant, fronted, Curi, Cancha, Reserve, Monteverde, cloud, forest, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
See koolibri on üsna mugav võrreldes liigikaaslastega. Kui tavaliselt need tillukesed linnud toituvad kohapeal lenneldes, siis antud koolibri eelistab süüa istudes. Seetõttu on ilmselt ta võrreldes teistega ka suurem ja raskem, millest siin juba korra kirjutasin. Curi-Cancha kaitseala Monteverdes, Costa Ricas.
Green-crowned Brilliant is rather lazy compared to other hummingbirds. Usually these tiny birds hover in the air to feed but this brilliant prefers to be perched. I guess that's why they are bulkier than usual which I mentioned in this post. Curi-Cancha Reserve in Monteverde, Costa Rica. 

26. september 2017

Soorüdi, Calidris alpina

Soorüdi, Soorisla, Calidris, alpina, Erolia, Dunlin, Red-backed, Sandpiper, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Soorüdi ehk soorisla Läänemaa rannikul rändeks ette valmistamas.
Dunlin preparing for migration on the coast of Läänemaa, Estonia.

25. september 2017

Suurmasaama, Mazama temama

Suurmasaama, Mazama, temama, Central, American, red, brocket, Curi, Cancha, Reserve, Monteverde, Cloud, Forest, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel, masaama Suurmasaama, Mazama, temama, Central, American, red, brocket, Curi, Cancha, Reserve, Monteverde, Cloud, Forest, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel, masaama
Jah, ongi selline nimi - suurmasaama. Ilmselt eestikeelse nime panija kõkutas veel mitu nädalat hiljem oma loometöö vilja üle. Igatahes tegemist on väikese hirvelisega nimega masaama ning see liik on masaamadest suurim - õlakõrgus isegi kuni 80 cm maapinnast. Elutseb ta Kesk-Ameerika ja ka Kolumbia loodenurga metsades, kuigi kõrgmäestikke väldib. Fotod tehtud Curi-Cancha kaitsealal, Monteverde pilvemetsas, Costa Ricas.
Central American Red Brocket is the largest of brocket deer species - shoulder height up to 80 cm. It can be found in the forests of Central America and north-western Colombia but the brocket avoids higher altitudes. The photos are taken in Curi-Cancha Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica.

23. september 2017

Arenali järv, Lago Arenal

Lake, Arenal, Costa, Rica, lago, arenal, Kaido Rummel
Kaunis vaade Arenali järvele, Costa Rica.
Spectacular Lake Arenal in Costa Rica.

22. september 2017

Kiivitaja, Vanellus Vanellus

Kiivitaja, Vanellus, Northern, Lapwing, Peewit, Eurasian, Green, Plover, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Kiivitaja oma jalgu Läänemaa rannikuvees leotamas.
Northern Lapwing soaking its legs on the coastal waters of Läänemaa, Estonia.

21. september 2017

Kagu-kääbuskormoran, Microcarbo melanoleucos brevirostris

Kagu, kääbuskormoran, kääbuskarbas, Phalacrocorax, melanoleucos, brevirostris, Microcarbo, Halietor, Little, Pied, Cormorant, Black, White, River, Shag, throated, Frilled, Kawaupaka, Hamurana, Springs, Reserve, Aotearoa, New, Zealand, Kaido Rummel
Kagu-kääbuskormoran on kuni 60 cm pikkune, kes elutseb Australaasias ning Uus-Meremaal (kus maoorid kutsuvad teda Kawaupakaks). Kui keskmiselt toitub lind koorikloomadest, siis Uus-Meremaa rannikul on tal eriliseks lemmikuks lestalised (kalad siis). Hamurana allikate kaitseala Rotorua järve põhjakaldal, Uus-Meremaal.
Little Pied Cormorant is up to 60cm long and is found in Australasia and New Zealand (where maoris call it Kawaupaka). When in average the bird feeds on crustaceans then on the coast of New Zealand it prefers different flatfish. Hamurana Springs Reserve on the northern coast of Lake Rotorua, New Zealand.

19. september 2017

Vihitaja, Actitis hypoleucos

Vihitaja, Jõgitilder, Actitis, hypoleucos, Tringa, Common, Sandpiper, Eurasian, Estonia, tilder, Kaido Rummel Vihitaja, Jõgitilder, Actitis, hypoleucos, Tringa, Common, Sandpiper, Eurasian, Estonia, tilder, Kaido Rummel
Kuigi tildrid hoiavad enamasti veekogude ligi, siis reeglina nad ujumas ei käi ning kahlavad madalas vees ainult jalgupidi. Erandiks on vihitaja ehk jõgitilder, kes ohu korral on valmis ka sukelduma. Fotod tehtud Läänemaa rannikul.
Although waders usually keep near water bodies, they do not swim but wade in shallow water. Common Sandpiper or Eurasian Sandpiper is different - if threatened, it can easily dive into the water. The photos are taken on the coast of Läänemaa, Estonia.

18. september 2017

Diglossa plumbea, Slaty Flowerpiercer

Diglossa, plumbea, Slaty, Flowerpiercer, Parque, Nacional, Los, Quetzales, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel
Pikkust 11 cm, kaalu 10 grammi - nende näitajate puhul pole ime, et lind eelistab nektari kättesaamiseks teha õiekrooni põhja augu. Muidu oleks ta söögi hankimisel ju ülepeakaela õietolmu ja nektariga koos, sest pikka nokka, nagu koolibridel, linnul pole. Õnneks on evolutsioon talle kinkinud kroonlehtede läbitorkamiseks sobiva nospli. Quetzalite rahvuspark, Costa Rica.
Length 11 cm, weight 10 grams - with these measurements it is not surprising that slaty flowerpiercer prefers piercing the base of the flower to reach the nectar. Otherwise the bird would be fully covered with pollen an nectar as it does not have a long beak like hummingbirds. Fortunatley the evolution has given the flowerpiercer a special bill that gets the piercing job done easily. Parque Nacional Los Quetzales, Costa Rica.

17. september 2017

Punaselg-õgija, Lanius collurio

Punaselg, õgija, Lanius, collurio, Red, backed, Shrike, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Haljal oksal. Punaselg-õgija emaslind Pärnumaal.
At the top. Female Red-backed Shrike in Pärnumaa, Estonia.

15. september 2017

Musträstas, Turdus merula

Musträstas, Turdus, merula, Common, Blackbird, Eurasian, Black, Thrush, Abel, Tasman, National, Park, Aotearoa, New, Zealand, Kaido Rummel Musträstas, Turdus, merula, Common, Blackbird, Eurasian, Black, Thrush, Abel, Tasman, National, Park, Aotearoa, New, Zealand, Kaido Rummel
Kohtumine eurooplasega. Musträstas on Uus-Meremaal peaaegu sama levinud liik kui Euroopas ning tegemist ongi Euroopast sisse veetud linnuga. Huvitav, kas musträstas võeti uuele kodumaale kaasa tema kauni laulu pärast? Fotod tehtud Abel Tasmani rahvuspargis Uus-Meremaal.
Encounter with an European. Common Blackbird is almost as common is New Zealand as it is in Europe and it has been introduced there by the European settlers. I wonder if the beautiful song of the bird was the reason why the immigrants brought this thrush with them? Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand.

14. september 2017

Punarind, Erithacus rubecula

Punarind, Erithacus, rubecula, European, Robin, Redbreast, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Ehh, järjekordne vihmane sügispäev. Punarind Harjumaal.
Just another rainy autumn day. European Robin in Harjumaa, Estonia.

13. september 2017

Kime-masktikat, Myiozetetes similis

Kime, masktikat, Myiozetetes, similis, Social, Flycatcher, Vermilion, crowned, Sarapiqui, valley, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel
Kui ma eelmise aasta algul esimest korda selle linnu pildi blogisse lisasin, tal veel eestikeelne nimi puudus. Tänaseks on nimekomisjon vea parandanud, seega trummipõrin... pildil on kime-masktikat! Foto tehtud Sarapiqui orus, Costa Ricas.
Social Flycatcher in Sarapiqui valley, Costa Rica.

12. september 2017

Käblik, Troglodytes troglodytes

Käblik, Harilik, Troglodytes, Nannus, Northern, Wren, Winter, Common, Holarctic, Eurasian, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Käblik, Harilik, Troglodytes, Nannus, Northern, Wren, Winter, Common, Holarctic, Eurasian, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Käblik ja eilsel pildil olnud koolibri on täpselt ühepikkused (9-10,5 cm), kuid käblik on oluliselt "raskema kondiga". Kui käblik võib kaaluda isegi kuni 10 grammi, siis selle koolibri kaalunumbrid jäävad selgelt 5 grammi alla. Fotodel olev käblik tegutses sügiseses Harjumaa metsas.
Eurasian wren and hummingbird from yesterday's photo are exactly the same size (9-10,5 cm) but the wren is much more "chubby". Eurasian wren can weigh up to 10 grams but the weight of the hummingbird remains clearly under 5 grams. The bird on the photos above was operating in the autumn forest of Harjumaa, Estonia.

11. september 2017

Eupherusa eximia, Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

Eupherusa, eximia, Stripe, tailed, Hummingbird, Curi, Cancha, Reserve, Monteverde, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel
Triipsaba koolibri (minu enda tõlge) Curi-Cancha kaitsealal, Monteverde pilvemetsas, Costa Ricas.
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird in Curi-Cancha Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica.

10. september 2017

Ketsal, Pharomachrus mocinno

Ketsal, Hundketsal, Pharomachrus, mocinno, paradiseus, resplendens, mocino, Resplendent, Quetzal, Northern, Magnificent, Curi-Cancha, Reserve, Costa, Rica, Hund, Curi, Cancha, Kaido Rummel
Ei ole just parim foto, aga selle eest on haruldane lind. Ketsalist olen ka varem blogisse pilte lisanud, kuid siiani ainult isaslinnust (eristatav kollase noka ja punase kõhu järgi).
Tänu ekstravagantsele välimusele on ketsalitega seotud palju legende ning üks maiade oma on selline, et enne hispaanlaste tulekut oli ketsalil lummavalt kaunis laul. Pärast kolonistide maabumist lind aga vaikis (teeb praegu vaid kummalisi, kääksuvaid häälitsusi) ning hakkab laulma uuesti siis, mil Ameerika on jälle "vaba". Ehk siis mitte kunagi. Curi-Cancha kaitseala Monteverde pilvemetsas, Costa Ricas.

It's not the best photo but on the other hand it's a very rare bird. I have shown some photos of Resplendent Quetzal in this blog before but for the first time it's the female bird (male is distinguishable by yellow beak and red breast).
Due to its extravagant looks, there are many legends connected to quetzals. One Mayan legend claims that the quetzal used to sing beautifully before the Spanish conquest, but has been silent ever since (actually does some unmusical squeaking sounds, but no song). It will supposedly sing once again only when the land is truly free. So basically never. Curi-Cancha Reserve in Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica.

9. september 2017

Linavästrik, Motacilla alba

Linavästrik, Motacilla, alba, White, Wagtail, Pied, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Linavästrik vesisel Pärnumaa rannaniidul.
White Wagtail on a soggy coastal meadow of Pärnumaa, Estonia.

8. september 2017

Valgetiib-tuvi, Zenaida asiatica

Valgetiib, tuvi, Zenaida, asiatica, Melopelia, White-winged, Dove, Singing, Mesquite, White, wing, Nicoya, peninsula, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel
Paraadfoto. Make-up tehtud, suled sirged, valgus paigas. Valgetiib-tuvi Nicoya poolsaarel, Costa Ricas.
Official portrait. Make-up - check, feathers straight - check, perfect lighting - check. White-winged Dove in Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica.

7. september 2017

Kormoran, Phalacrocorax carbo

Kormoran, Karbas, Phalacrocorax, carbo, Great, Cormorant, Common, Large, Black, European, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Kivikuningas. Kormoran Harjumaal.
King of the Rock. Great Cormorant in Harjumaa, Estonia.

6. september 2017

Franz Josefi liustik, Franz Josef Glacier

Franz, Josefi, liustik, Josef, Glacier, Ka, Roimata, o, Hine, Hukatere, Aotearoa, New, Zealand, Kaido Rummel
Lummavalt kaunis Franz Josefi liustik Uus-Meremaal, maooride keeles on paiga nimi Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere (Hine Hukatere pisarad). Austria keisri nime pani liustikule saksa maadeuurija von Haast, kes siinkandis esimese eurooplasena põhjalikult matkas. Maoori nimi tuleb aga legendist, kus Hine Hukatere ja tema armastatu Wawe ronisid mägedes ringi, kuid ühel hetkel jäi Wawe laviini alla ja hukkus. Selle peale puhkes Hine nutma ja tema külmunud pisarad moodustasidki liustiku.
Stunningly beautiful Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand, it's called Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere (the tears of Hine Hukatere) in maori. Name of the Austrian emperor was given to the glacier by the german explorer von Haast that was the first european that thoroughly hiked in this region. Maori name comes from the legend where Hine Hukatere and her lover, Wawe, loved to climb the mountains but at one point Wawe was swept away by an avalanche to his death. Hine Hukatere was broken-hearted and her many, many tears flowed down the mountain and froze to form the glacier.

5. september 2017

Lambahänilane, Motacilla flava

Hänilane, Lambahänilane, Motacilla, flava, Yellow, Wagtail, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Hänilane, Lambahänilane, Motacilla, flava, Yellow, Wagtail, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Viimased tiivaharjutused enne äralendu. Hänilane Pärnumaa rannikul.
Warming up the wings as the autumn migration is about to start for the Yellow Wagtail. Pärnumaa, Estonia.

4. september 2017

Thraupis episcopus, Blue-gray Tanager

Sinihall, Tangara, Thraupis, episcopus, Blue, grey, Tanager, gray, Sarapiqui, valley, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel Sinihall, Tangara, Thraupis, episcopus, Blue, grey, Tanager, gray, Sarapiqui, valley, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel
Sinihall-tangaara vitsutab hommiku-, lõuna- ja õhtusöögiks peamiselt puuvilju ja marju, kuid sekka ka putukaid, õisi, lehti ja õienektarit. Kuna neid linde on aga troopilises Ameerikas äärmiselt arvukalt, on nad seal kandis üsna olulised taimede paljunemisele kaasaaitajad. Sarapiqui org, Costa Rica.
Blue-gray Tanager eats mainly fruits and berries for breakfast, lunch and dinner but also insects, flowers, leaves and nectar. As these are very numerous birds in tropical America, the tanagers play an important role in seed dispersal for trees and shrubs in the tropics. Sarapiqui valley, Costa Rica.

3. september 2017

Lõuna-türanntikat, Tyrannus melancholicus

Lõuna, türanntikat, Tyrannus, melancholicus, Tropical, Kingbird, Nicoya, peninsula, Costa, Rica, flycatcher, Kaido Rummel
Vahva ladinakeelse nimega lind - melanhoolne türann. Ametlik eestikeelne nimi on siiski lõuna-türanntikat ja foto tehtud Nicoya poolsaarel, Costa Ricas.
Tropical Kingbird has a cool latin name - loosely translated as melancholic tyrant. The photo is taken in Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica.

2. september 2017

Salu-lehelind, Phylloscopus trochilus

Salu, lehelind, Phylloscopus, trochilus, Willow, Warbler, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Salu-lehelind keset rohetavat salu Tartumaal.
Willow Warbler in green summer forest in Tartumaa, Estonia.

1. september 2017

Liivatüll, Charadrius hiaticula

Liivatüll, tüll, Charadrius, hiaticula, Common, Ringed, Plover, Great, Greater, Kurzeme, Region, Latvia, Kaido Rummel
Rahulik ja idülliline suvehetk Kuramaa rannas, Lätis.
Peaceful and idyllic summer moment on a beach in Kurzeme region, Latvia.
Liivatüll, tüll, Charadrius, hiaticula, Common, Ringed, Plover, Great, Greater, Kurzeme, Region, Latvia, Kaido Rummel
Kui aga mõni röövlinnulaadne üle juhtub lendama, tuleb ennast võimalikult maad ligi tõmmata ja teha nägu, et sa pole mitte liivatüll, vaid veidi suurem kivike.
But when a raptor flies over your head, you just have to keep yourself close to the ground and pretend that you are not Common Ringed Plover but just another piece of shingle.