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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 06:22
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks Niels. Btw, the list of sightings in...

Thanks Niels.

Btw, the list of sightings in Portugal can be found here:
http://www.avesdeportugal.info/oxyjam.html
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 20:34
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks. I did some search but this topic is very...

Thanks. I did some search but this topic is very old and I did not find it.
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 19:06
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Hi Deb, You are right, and I agree with you on...

Hi Deb,

You are right, and I agree with you on transparency.

Actually I could have explained it in the first post, it just didn't occur to me that this could be such a sensitive issue.
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 19:00
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Merci beaucoup Richard, c'est très utile et je...

Merci beaucoup Richard, c'est très utile et je comprends parfaitement le français. ;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 18:38
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
No, it's for birdwatchers only. I only produce...

No, it's for birdwatchers only. I only produce information for birdwatchers. You can see my website at www.avesdeportugal.info.

Currently we have no updated field guide for non-native birds (as you...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 18:27
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
I am not working on any conservation programs...

I am not working on any conservation programs (not with WH Duck and not with any other species) and I am not at all interested in knowing specific locations for Ruddy Duck. My only purpose with this...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 17:58
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks. I can do that but I would like to get the...

Thanks. I can do that but I would like to get the broader European picture as well, according to the information I just quoted it seems that the "centre of mass" has moved from UK to continental...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 17:55
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
I am preparing a small Field Guide about the...

I am preparing a small Field Guide about the identification of non-native birds in Portugal (only species that breed or have bred in the wild and also those that have been reported regularly - not...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 17:50
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
I found some interesting information about the...

I found some interesting information about the LIFE program foing on in France. It is called LIFE Oxyura and it runs from 01-OCT-2018 to 30-DEC -2023.

According to this document, over half of the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 17:44
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
https://www.waterfowl.org.uk/wildfowl/stifftails-a...

https://www.waterfowl.org.uk/wildfowl/stifftails-allies/ruddy-duck/
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 17:27
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Yes, the information provided in the report...

Yes, the information provided in the report certainly does not reflect the present situation, but it has some interesting data showing that while numbers were reducing in the UK the species was...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 16:59
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
While doing some search on Google, I found this...

While doing some search on Google, I found this report prepared by Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). It is called

ERADICATION OF THE RUDDY DUCK OXYURA JAMAICENSIS IN THE WESTERN PALAEARCTIC: A REVIEW...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 16:22
Replies: 63
Views: 7,500
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
That's correct, and the same applies to Egyptian...

That's correct, and the same applies to Egyptian Goose, which is spreading fast here.



It's in one of the latest rarities reports. I can try to find the link if you wish.

Meanwhile I would like to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 16:14
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks all for the replies. I see. In fact...

Thanks all for the replies.



I see. In fact conservation programs often involving control measures often hit this kind of resistance.

On the website of birdlife international I found this...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 15:52
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Current status of Ruddy Duck in Europe?

Hi all,

I would like to know what is the current status of Ruddy Duck in Europe.

This species was introduced in Britain some 50 years ago ans spread rapidly, first in UK, then in mainland Europe,...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 18th September 2020, 04:46
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks to all for the contributions.

Thanks to all for the contributions.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 17th September 2020, 16:07
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Guanay cormorant or Guanay shag (Leucocarbo bougainvillii)

Hi all,

I would like to understand where the English name of this species comes from,

As far as I was able to find, Guanay is the name of a town in Bolivia, however Bolivia is a landlocked...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 16th September 2020, 15:29
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks, I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks, I hope you enjoy it!
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Tuesday 8th September 2020, 21:41
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Hi eca321, the book is available on Amazon.

Hi eca321, the book is available on Amazon.
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Tuesday 8th September 2020, 17:18
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
New book: The 100 Best Birding Hotspots in the Algarve

The contents of my eight booklets about the birding hotspots in the Algarve have now been put together in a single volume: The 100 Best Birding Hotspots in the Algarve.

This book has almost 300...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 8th September 2020, 17:17
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
New book: The 100 Best Birding Hotspots in the Algarve

The contents of my eight booklets about the birding hotspots in the Algarve have now been put together in a single volume: The 100 Best Birding Hotspots in the Algarve.

This book has almost 300...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 4th September 2020, 17:09
Replies: 51
Views: 3,037
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
I agree that dippers and kingfishers are...

I agree that dippers and kingfishers are waterbirds.

On the other hand, I would say that Cattle Egret, White Stork, Stone Curlew and possible Lapwing are mostly land birds.

But of course there will...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 26th August 2020, 17:18
Replies: 51
Views: 3,037
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks to both.

Thanks to both.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 25th August 2020, 22:55
Replies: 51
Views: 3,037
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Geeting back to this waterbird issue... I am...

Geeting back to this waterbird issue...

I am aware that waterfowl refers mainly to ducks... then there is also wildfowl.

My question now is: are wildfowl and waterfowl one and the same thing, or...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 24th July 2020, 16:10
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks Jan for the very detailed reply. Met...

Thanks Jan for the very detailed reply.

Met vriendelijke groet ;)
Gonçalo
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