Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006


In this section we will devote to the sistematization of the differences to be better prepared to identify look-alikes. We will constrain our work to birds only of Costanera Sur and with frequent or well-documented records.

One of the problems to identify is reduced to sex. In this case we already know the species. The only thing to look at is the details to define which is the male and which a female.

Nevertheless, when we deal with different species, besides the characteristics strictly related to aspect, there are other factors such as behaviour, habitat, place, song, etc. that play an important role. Voices are essential and are included since in some cases they are the most conclusive proof for identification. The birds will be separated in Non passeriformes and Passeriformes.

Non passeriformes

Grey- and Brown-hooded Gulls
Duckling gallery

American Kestrel - male or female

Giant & Grey-necked Wood-Rails

Lake/Masked Duck

Three white egrets

Two hens

ducks on the wing


M. pesc chico y mediano/Green and Amazon K


aves conflictivas copy Spectacled Tyrant, Chestnut-capped Blackbird, Solitary Black Cacique, Yellow-winged Blackbird, Unicoloured Blackbird, Screaming Cowbird, Shiny Cowbird, White-lined Tanager and Variable Oriole
Tropical Kingbird-Cattle Tyrant


identical tyrannulets