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Buteogallus meridionalis

Buse roussâtre, Savanna Hawk.




Thraupis episcopus

Tangara évêque, Blue-gray Tanager.




Polytmus theresiae

Colibri tout-vert, Green-tailed Goldenthroat. Male.




Natural beauty

Un bouquet sur une branche




Sturnella militaris

Sturnelle militaire,Red-breasted Meadowlark.




Ambiance équatoriale - monochrome

Laurent Asselin posted a photo:

Ambiance équatoriale - monochrome




Troglodytes aedon

Triglodyte familier, House Wren




Myiarchus tyrannulus

Tyran de Wied, Brown-crested Flycatcher





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Egretta caerulea

Aigrette bleue, Little Blue Heron. Juvenile.




Pitangus sulphuratus

Tyran quiquivi, Great Kiskadee




Platalea ajaja

Spatule rosée, Roseate Spoonbill.




île du diable

The penal colony of Cayenne (French: Bagne de Cayenne), commonly known as Devil's Island (Île du Diable), was a French penal colony that operated in the 19th and 20th century in the Salvation's Islands of French Guiana. Opened in 1852, the Devil's Island system received convicts deported from all parts of the Second French Empire, and was infamous for its harsh treatment of detainees, with a death rate of 75% at their worst, until it was closed down in 1953. Devil's Island was notorious for being used for the internal exile of French political prisoners, with the most famous being Captain Alfred Dreyfus.France had repeatedly failed since 1604 to colonize French Guiana. The last attempt at colonization was in 1763, and 75% of the 12,000 colonists that had been sent there died in their first year. By the 1850s, the declining number of survivors were on the brink of extinction. In 1852, Napoleon called for volunteer prisoners from the hulks to transfer to the new Bagne de Cayenne (Cayennes penal colony) at French Guiana; 3,000 convicts applied. Two categories of prisoners were eligible for transportation: transportés, those civil-law prisoners sentenced under doublage, and déportés, prisoners convicted of political crimes, such as espionage or conspiracy. The hulks continued to be used, housing an average of 5,400 prisoners at a time, until they were finally closed around the turn of the century. The agricultural penal colonies continued to be used for juveniles until the last was closed in 1939.




Île du diable

L'île du Diable aurait été baptisée ainsi par les Indiens galibis, qui ont fait de cet îlot rocheux dépourvu de végétation la résidence de l'Iroucan, c'est-à-dire de l'esprit du mal.
Prisons of Guyana are mass graves where, alloyed with syphilis and tuberculosis, all the tropical parasites (malaria, hookworms, parasitic worm of the small intestine, amoeba of dysentery) become the safest auxiliaries of an administration whose role is to watch the numbers entrusted to it melt. The fiercest theoreticians of elimination can be satisfied. Convicts live on average 5 years in French Guiana, no more. All these pathologies are the result of severe malnutrition, a lack of obvious hygiene and bacteria and viruses find a breeding ground for their proliferation.




Calidris pusilla

Bécasseau semipalmé, Semipalmated Sandpiper




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Thomas Changeux posted a photo:

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Milvago chimachima

Caracara à tête jaune, Yellow-headed Caracara. Adult.




Caracara cheriway

Caracara du nord, Crested Caracara.




Charadrius collaris

Pluvier d'Azara, Colared Plover.





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