Summer dusk with birds near Vedia, Buenos Aires province, Argentina in January 2023 – by Joaquín Conde

“I recorded this landscape on a summer afternoon, in a pasture land where a canal and a country road intersect; around 5 kilometers away from the center of town. Over the steady sound of the frogs and insects, one can hear the calls and songs of the different local birds: the pampa finch or “verdón” (Embernagra platensis), the rufous-collared sparrow or “chingolo” (Zonotrichia capensis), the rufous hornero (Furnarius rufus), the red-winged tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens), the southern lapwing or “tero” (Vanellus chilensis), the freckle-breasted thornbird or “tío-tío” (Phacellodomus striaticollis) and the house wren or “chochín criollo” (Troglodytes aedon). A few silent wild cavies or “cuises” (Galea leucoblephara, probably) walk by near the recorder, and some vehicles pass by the road.”