Not only in Italy. This goes on all around the Mediterranean, especially in Italy, Malta, Cyprus and Lebanon. Also in China. The Yellow-breasted bunting is a cute little bird that is Critically Endangered. It is Critically Endangered because the Chinese are eating them into extinction.
I believe it is. There are several species that look almost the same as you know but most of them have a black crown. The Social has a grey crown. A photo of the back of the head would be helpful. On some of the species, the white encircles the head, not just on the sides.
Hi Flo. Hummingbirds are naturally aggressive and territorial. Surprising for such a small bird, but they are. Nothing you can do about it except get more feeders and spread them out, but there will be a limit as to how many you want in your yard. Even if you don't do that, the weaker ones...
There are many countries you can bird without a guide although a guide would get you more sightings. You would pretty much have to rent a vehicle. Most of Europe is good. Australia is great but you need a lot of time; it is a big place. Other countries I have birded on my own include...
Need help to ID this immature bird. It was alone. No parents looking after it. The only other birds within sight were a PIed-billed Grebe and a Mallard. It is some type of diving bird as it spent a lot of time underwater. I looked at many photos of immature Pied-billed Grebes and they all...
Agree with your analysis Avery. This is a difficult one indeed. I went with Song Spr due mostly to the lack of the buffy colour on the breast and also the eyering, although the colour of the eyering is difficult to determine in this photo as it is not sharp enough.
The ones I want to see and the ones I want to photograph are the same.
1. Harpy Eagle
2. Secretary Bird
4. King Penguin
Ooops, that's six.
My favourite ones that I have already seen are:
1. Southern Cassowary
2. Several species of eagles and hawks.
I think Pelee would get you more species. Ebird records a lot more sightings at Point Pelee than Rondeau. From Pelee you can also visit Hillman Marsh and Wheatly Provincial Park which are not far away. I can recommend a local birder with a vehicle who would guide you for a lot less than a...