Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Tricky Subalpine Warbler

A Subalpine Trap : an interesting “cantillans” makes things hard ! by Andrea Corso, Michele Viganò, Ottavio Janni & THE MISC The Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans (sensu latu) complex is one of the most interesting Sylvia taxa in the Western Palearctic; its variety of taxa, complicated taxonomy … Continue reading

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Swintail or Pinhoe’s?

On Thursday October 10th, two of my mates Eyal Shochat and Yaron Charka found this exciting Snipe at Ma’agan Michael on the Mediterranean Coast of Israel. The bird showed very well to me on Sunday. Very easy to separate from … Continue reading

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Multimedia Identification Guide to North Atlantic Seabirds: Pterodroma Petrels – Book review

by Dani Lopez-Velasco Pterodroma Petrels: Multimedia Identification Guide to North Atlantic Seabirds by Bob Flood & Ashley Fisher If I were asked to describe the new Pterodroma guide in just a few words, it would be simple: It´s an extraordinary piece … Continue reading

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Isabelline Wheatear

by Dani Lopez-Velasco. In mainland Spain we basically have 2 big problems for finding rare passerines. First is the very poor coverage of the best areas due to very few active birders, and second is the lack of suitable islands/islets, … Continue reading

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