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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 22nd June 2020, 14:57
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By Acrocephalus
Morocco: sharing the birds

Morocco: sharing the birds – A Sound Approach guide to birds of the Maghreb

By Arnoud B van den Berg & The Sound Approach

The new title is to launch on 1 July 2020 and is already available for...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th May 2020, 20:39
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Acrocephalus
This looks like the beginning of a genuine...

This looks like the beginning of a genuine colonisation. Young already fledged at the known site (El Prat de Llobregat). And there is a new breeding pair with chicks about to fledge at Sant Boi de...
Forum: Mammals Monday 18th May 2020, 23:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By Acrocephalus
Southern Algeria (2020)

After more than ten years since the last sighting, the Saharan Cheetah photographed at Ahaggar (https://www.magornitho.org/2020/05/saharan-cheetah-ahaggar-algeria/), southern of Algeria, last March.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th May 2020, 01:01
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By Acrocephalus
African Crake and Eastern Black-eared Wheatear

An African Crake found dead at a site named Sebkhat Skaymate...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th May 2020, 01:49
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Acrocephalus
Thanks all for the discussion. We still don’t...

Thanks all for the discussion. We still don’t have an agreed name I think. I will ask if he has any other photos.

As hybridization played a major role in its formation, the Atlas Long-legged...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd May 2020, 21:14
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Acrocephalus
Buteo buzzard, Algeria

This buzzard was photographed at Djurdjura, northern Algeria in March 2020 by Mourad Harzallah. The black subterminal tail band, smaller bill and the general look of the bird (smaller and compact)...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 12th April 2020, 13:28
Replies: 4
Views: 2,630
Posted By Acrocephalus
Taxon 'distinctus'

Dragonetti, M., Caprara, M., Rodriguez-Godoy, F., Barone, R., Cerdena, V. R. & Giunchi, D. 2020. Acoustic analysis and playback experiments do not support the taxonomic revision of the Central and...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 25th March 2020, 18:28
Replies: 72
Views: 52,885
Posted By Acrocephalus
Nechisar Nightjar

If anyone hasn’t noticed it yet, in the acknowledgements section of the recent paper about Vaurie's Nightjar (https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=3974742#post3974742), there is a mention of...
Forum: Threatened Birds Of The world Wednesday 25th March 2020, 14:13
Replies: 39
Views: 47,477
Posted By Acrocephalus
An important recent paper not mentioned here yet....

An important recent paper not mentioned here yet. It stresses the importance of the human factor (low disturbance at the breeding sites) for the survival of the species in Morocco. The other main...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 25th March 2020, 12:13
Replies: 33
Views: 7,795
Posted By Acrocephalus
Dna

The species (most likely) never existed, and that’s why it was never found later: it’s a strange European Nightjar.

Schweizer, M., Etzbauer, C., Shirihai, H., Töpfer, T. & Kirwan, G. M. 2020. A...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 14th March 2020, 18:46
Replies: 804
Views: 40,200
Posted By Acrocephalus
Indeed Steve, it’s more serious for people who...

Indeed Steve, it’s more serious for people who work in these places than it’s for visitors. A colleague who works in this industry (manager of a hostel) already felt the effects even before the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 8th March 2020, 18:21
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By Acrocephalus
Actually a long comment about this subject was...

Actually a long comment about this subject was posted in the same blog-post where the White-rumped Seedeater photos (http://www.magornitho.org/2020/01/first-white-rumped-seedeater-algeria/) were...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 7th March 2020, 16:39
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By Acrocephalus
African Crake

An African Crake found dead at Banc d’Arguin on 14 January 2020. Photo by Klaus Günther here (http://www.netfugl.dk/pictures.php?id=showpicture&picture_id=75499).

(seen at Tarsiger.com...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 5th March 2020, 20:22
Replies: 43
Views: 2,900
Posted By Acrocephalus
This recent development is indeed very...

This recent development is indeed very unfortunate. The free taxonomy information on HBW Alive is no longer free in the new project. Even for the paying customers, the pricing is much expensive now:...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th March 2020, 17:06
Replies: 34
Views: 12,176
Posted By Acrocephalus
Thanks for mentioning this. At first, we haven't...

Thanks for mentioning this. At first, we haven't thought about it but now I also think it's very possible this is the case. These sandstorms can indeed stop birds from migrating further, not just...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th March 2020, 16:20
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By Acrocephalus
Jacobin Cuckoo

Two Jacobin Cuckoos at Tamanrasset on 5 October 2019 (http://www.magornitho.org/2020/03/first-jacobin-cuckoo-algeria/). First record for the Algeria and North Africa.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 4th March 2020, 18:32
Replies: 34
Views: 12,176
Posted By Acrocephalus
Large Black Kite roosts at Jbel Moussa

Probably the largest roosting of Black Kites recorded on migration through this flyway.

Watch until the end of the video to see the actual roosts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p074MgiDoNc

Next...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 25th February 2020, 12:30
Replies: 34
Views: 12,176
Posted By Acrocephalus
Lanner Falcons vs Buzzards

Some raptor actions recorded in video.

Lanner Falcon usurping an occupied nest of North African Buzzard after attacks.

The buzzard was incubating 2 eggs when attacked, the falcons went on to occupy...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 20th February 2020, 21:54
Replies: 59
Views: 2,955
Posted By Acrocephalus
Spain

“Calamoherpe ambigua” (now ambiguus) was described in 1857 from Iberian birds, but that name never gained widespread use, and that’s what explain that historically birds from Northwest Africa and...
Forum: Threatened Birds Of The world Sunday 9th February 2020, 17:52
Replies: 15
Views: 5,391
Posted By Acrocephalus
I guess they discovered two new sites recently...

I guess they discovered two new sites recently (http://www.magornitho.org/2018/10/new-breeding-site-algerian-nuthatch/) by doing exactly that: by searching in ecologically similar sites (Information...
Forum: Threatened Birds Of The world Friday 7th February 2020, 19:18
Replies: 15
Views: 5,391
Posted By Acrocephalus
After two years without apparent activities, the...

After two years without apparent activities, the “recreational forest” project is already underway at Djimla Forest. A blog-post titled "Algerian Nuthatch habitat threatened by a controversial...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th January 2020, 16:50
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Acrocephalus
The short primary projection and the general...

The short primary projection and the general expression of the bird seem to indicate a bird from the local breeding population (subspecies ambiguus).

As for the taxonomy, Olsson et al. (2016)...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 29th January 2020, 11:40
Replies: 40
Views: 3,535
Posted By Acrocephalus
The list I downloaded a few days ago contains...

The list I downloaded a few days ago contains this recommended citation:

Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2020. IOC World Bird List (v 10.1). doi: 10.14344/IOC.ML.10.1.

Now, the suggested citation in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 27th January 2020, 19:40
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By Acrocephalus
WP rarities in northwest Africa

Here are some recent and not-so-recent Western Palearctic rarities from the southwestern corner of the region (Mauritania included). Contributions are welcome!

- Dwarf Bittern at Nouadhibou, 22 and...
Forum: Morocco Monday 27th January 2020, 18:41
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Acrocephalus
The orange tree in the photo is ornamental (we...

The orange tree in the photo is ornamental (we call it ‘wild orange’), and their fruits are not edible by humans.

That being said, Common Bulbuls and locally House Sparrows are not considered pests...
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