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Madagascar in November

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Madagascar in November

Postby Pesta » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:37 pm

On Saturday, my wife and I will be flying to Madagascar for a 3-week birdwatching trip. :banana

Of course, I will miss all of you for that time, since I will not have internet access, and not enough free time either. :bighug:

Goyo has graciously agreed to continue La Palabra del Día in my absence. :thanks

Once we return, I will post stories and pictures here, and eventually links to brief video clips.

Here's a very small sample of some of the birds we hope to see. There are beautiful geckos, chameleons, lemurs, frogs, etc. too. ;)

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Some creatures will be very hard to find. Can you find this Gecko? :winking:

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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby qfreed » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:51 pm

Here are some other winged beasties that you might come across. (No need to take pictures). Have a nice trip.

The huge order Diptera, the flies, mosquitoes and so on, has more than 70 families present in Madagascar...


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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby saffron » Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:47 pm

How fantastic. I remember a number of programmes on the BBC about this amazing island.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pd2fk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/collections/p00db3n8

If you look on YouTube someone has uploaded David Attenborough's programme in four parts.

Yes, thanks. We have watched Attenborough's programs on this and many other topics. :)   Pesta
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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby Heidita » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:18 pm

We will miss you, amigo :bighug:

Be safe....especially with those nice "animals" quentin has posted ;)

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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby Pesta » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:39 pm

¡Hola a todos!

He regresado de Madagascar.
Voy a poner un hilo aquí cuando he elegido mis fotos mejores y varias historias.

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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby porcupine7 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:22 am

Bienvenido nuestro gran explorador !

Esperamos a tu informe muy interesante.

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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby Heidita » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:05 pm

Yo estoy impaciente, Andy, lo queremos ver TODO!!! :)
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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby Pesta » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:30 am

I finally have a little time to post some photos. Here's one of my favorites from the trip.
It's a male Malagasy Paradise Flycatcher.

Por fin tengo un poco de tiempo para publicar algunas fotos. Aquí está una de mis favoritas del viaje.
Es un macho de monarca colilargo malgache (Terpsiphone mutata).

Wow, seguro que es complicado de ver esto...mucha paciencia, fijo! :buzo5  


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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby Pesta » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:06 pm

The Helmet Vanga was one of the most unusual birds we hoped to find.

El vanga de casco (Euryceros prevostii) era una de las aves más inusuales que esperábamos encontrar.

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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby Pesta » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:15 pm

We saw many lemurs, too. My favorite is the Mouse Lemur.

Vimos muchos lémures, también. Mi favorito es el lémur ratón (Microcebus).

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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby Pesta » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:27 pm

We saw many Chameleons and Geckos. Some are very colorful, and others have superb camouflage. The first one is a Panther Chameleon. The second one is a Henkel's Leaf-tailed Gecko. Can you find the Gecko? Hint: He is large and flat.

Vimos muchos camaleones y geckos. Algunos son muy coloridos, y otros tienen un camuflaje excelente. El primero es un camaleón pantera (Furcifer pardalis). El segundo es un geco de cola plana de Henkel (Uroplatus henkeli). ¿Puedes encontrar el gecko? Pista: Es grande y plano.

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See another Henkel's here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henkel's_ ... Boston.jpg

wow, ese casi no lo veo, increíble...no sé cómo lo veis vosotros, la verdad, con tanto verde alrededor... :shrug: :shrug:  

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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby Pesta » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:36 pm

Of course we saw beautiful frogs, too.

Por supuesto, vimos ranas hermosas, también.

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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby Pesta » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:43 pm

No trip to Madagascar would be complete without the bugs.

Ningún viaje a Madagascar estaría completo sin los bichitos.

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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby Pesta » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:03 pm

Here is something very unusual, Flatid Planthopper Nymphs. These nymphs spend their lives looking like flowers, to evade predators. The adults look like pink flower petals. They live on a specific species of plant, feeding on its leaves. The nymphs are protected by a specific species of ant. The ants protect the nymphs because the nymphs secrete a sweet liquid that the ants drink. The ants also protect the plant, defending it against invasion by any other insects.

This is a three-way symbiosis between the bush, the nymphs, and the ants. :o

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Re: Madagascar in November

Postby Heidita » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:20 pm

Pesta wrote:The Helmet Vanga was one of the most unusual birds we hoped to find.

El vanga de casco (Euryceros prevostii) era una de las aves más inusuales que esperábamos encontrar.

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¿Y por qué es tan raro? ¿Está en peligro de extinción?
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