White-vented Violetear in display

Right out of the car, a loud singing bird can be heard with a rhythmic sound. A beautiful morning in early August on the north side of Das Emas National Park in the state of Goiás in Brazil has started. The sound is generated by a hummingbird. It is the White-vented Violetear (Colibri serrirostris). This… Continue reading White-vented Violetear in display

Birds on Pousada Pouso Alegre – the Non-Passeriformes

Pouso Alegre is a pousada (ex-fazenda) which is very well situated 7 km away from the Transpantaneira, with water on both sides much of the way now in the rainy season. The location is 33 km south of Pocone in the northern Pantanal. The hole pousada is a great nature-area with original landscape and extensive… Continue reading Birds on Pousada Pouso Alegre – the Non-Passeriformes

Bird migration and regional circulation in the Pantanal

Whereas long-distance bird migration for aquatic bird species is roughly understood there are other movements of birds between especially the lower Paraná River valley wetlands in Argentina, and the south Brazil/Pantanal wetlands which are far from clear. Besides the fact, that the global patterns of Summer/ Winter north and south of the equator determines the… Continue reading Bird migration and regional circulation in the Pantanal

Lateinamerika – Symposium – 17./18. Dezember 2010 – ZFMK

The next Latin America  Symposium is held at 7th/ 8th of December 2012 in Bonn. For someone interested in topics of biology and geology in the neotropics a real must! For those who want to present their own scientific results to a wider audience, it is possible to perform a PowerPoint presentation. Alternatively, it is possible… Continue reading Lateinamerika – Symposium – 17./18. Dezember 2010 – ZFMK

Latin America Symposium 2011

The 4th Latin America Symposium was held on   Dec.9th/10th 2011 in Bonn at the Zoologische Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK). The Latin-America Symposium “Monitoring and Securing Biodiversity”, organized by ZFMK and the ILZ, Bonn, Participants were from all over the world. The AmiBio consortium was well represented by Dr. Olaf Jahn and Prof.Dr. Karl-L. Schuchmann (ZFMK),… Continue reading Latin America Symposium 2011