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    Wallcreepers on Corsica

    Thanks for the replies. After a lot of searching, the only other information I found on the subject was in the Liste des oiseaux observés en Corse aux 20ème et 21ème siècle (link below). It states that Wallcreeper is a permanent resident on the island and a possible winter visitor...
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    Wallcreepers on Corsica

    The Wallcreeper range map on BirdGuides shows that they occur on Corsica and the range description on the Internet Bird Collection page also describes them as occurring on Corsica. On the other hand, the range map in Birds of Europe (by Mullarney et al) doesn't show them as occuring there...
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    Scope necessary in Corsica?

    Thanks Scope it is then. Thanks for your input.
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    Scope necessary in Corsica?

    Hi, I will be spending two weeks in Corsica in May. I'm debating whether or not to take my scope with me. In some ways I want to leave it at home because I want to travel as lightly as possible, but I don't want to end up wishing I had it the whole time. Birding spots I will be visiting are...
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    Public Transportation

    Hi all, I'm thinking about doing a two week trip to southwestern Spain in late April/early May, focusing on Doñana and Extremadura. My main drawback is that I am unable to rent a car. What are the realities are of using public transportation to visit the main sites? Walking isn't an issue...
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    Turkey by Public Transportation and Foot?

    Much thanks to everyone for their replies. It's encouraging to hear the positive experiences. Just in case I haven't sufficiently proven my cluelessness, I have a couple more questions: 1. What's the best site guide? Seems like Dave Gosney's series is popular; is it terribly out-of-date...
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    Turkey by Public Transportation and Foot?

    Thanks for the replies. You haven't entirely talked me out of it...yet. Andrew, that's an impressive trip list. How long were you there? What areas did you visit?
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    Turkey by Public Transportation and Foot?

    How realistic would it be to do a comprehensive birding trip of Turkey entirely by public transportation and foot? I've read that Turkey has excellent public transportation, so I'm curious to know how feasible it would be to pull off a well-rounded birding trip around the country without having...
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    Sparrow ID in NC

    The first one is a Chipping Sparrow, possibly in its formative plumage? Notice the clean brown breast, dark lores, and brown eyeline. The second is a typical Song Sparrow (heavily streaked breast, heavy bill, thick malar stripe).
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    Another Red-headed Woodpecker Question - Territory

    Thanks K.C., but actually what I was asking was, what is the territory size of each individual bird/pair?
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    Another Red-headed Woodpecker Question - Territory

    I got such a good answer on my last question, I thought I'd try my luck and see if anyone can answer this one... ...I know that Red-headed Woodpeckers are monogamous, and are highly territorial of their nesting and wintering territory. So, my question is, what is the average size of a...
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    Red-headed Woodpecker Taxonomy

    I'm not sure if anyone can answer this, but it never hurts to ask.... According to the ITIS and this Wikipedia article, there are 2 (Melanerpes erythrocephalus erythrocephalus and M. e. caurinus) or 3 (M. e. erythrocephalus, M. e. caurinus, and M. e. brodkorbi) subspecies of the Red-headed...
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    American Robin subspecies

    Thanks Xenospiza! That's a huge help! AMRO subspecies don't seem to be a very popular subject! ;)
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    American Robin subspecies

    Among the 7 accepted subspecies of American Robin (Turdus migratorius), am I correct in believing that only two subspecies are found in Nebraska, T. m. migratorius and T. m. nigrideus? Or is T. m. achrusterus found as well? What is the best way to differentiate these three? Hood pattern...
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