Vagrant Egyptian Nightjar on Fuerteventura

A Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius) was found on March 29, 2007 near La Lajita Beach on Fuerteventura. The Egyptian Nightjar was ringed and released the next day. After the onset of south-easterly winds and sandstorms from the Sahara, a Egyptian Nightjar was caught on the island of Fuerteventura at the end of March 2007, probably… Continue reading Vagrant Egyptian Nightjar on Fuerteventura

The Common Chaffinch will be split in 5 species

The Eurasian (Common) Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) will be split – or has been split recently. In the Species Updates for the IOC Version 13.2 the Chaffinch will be devided to African Chaffinch (Fringilla spodiogenys) (including africana and harterti), Azores Chaffinch (Fringilla moreletti), Madeira Chaffinch (Fringilla maderensis), and Canary Islands Chaffinch (Fringilla canariensis) (including bakeri, ombriosa… Continue reading The Common Chaffinch will be split in 5 species

Cream-colored Courser with young in Morocco

Beginning of June might be regarded as already quite late to look for birds in the deserts of Boumalne du Dades (called Tagdilt), Morocco. But The Cream-colored Courser (Cursorius cursor) a bird of dry open country, preferably semi-desert is hatching the offspring at that time of the year. Thus a good chance to take images… Continue reading Cream-colored Courser with young in Morocco