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Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 16:52
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Acrocephalus
Andalusian Buttonquail observed in Algeria

The first observation in the country after almost three decades with no sightings.
http://www.magornitho.org/2019/12/andalusian-buttonquail-algeria/
Forum: Morocco Monday 28th October 2019, 14:39
Replies: 37
Views: 27,948
Posted By Acrocephalus
As far as I know, there has been no other genetic...

As far as I know, there has been no other genetic studies since that of Pertoldi et al (2006) quoted below (the link in the quote is dead):



Pertoldi, C., Negro, J.J., Muñoz, J., Barbanera, F. &...
Forum: Morocco Thursday 17th October 2019, 18:48
Replies: 28
Views: 1,511
Posted By Acrocephalus
That immigration form that you both talk about is...

That immigration form that you both talk about is now "history", it was scrapped last September. The Police Department said this will improve the services offered to the citizens and travellers (e.g....
Forum: Morocco Thursday 3rd October 2019, 21:08
Replies: 28
Views: 1,511
Posted By Acrocephalus
I don’t like to argue, so I will just mention...

I don’t like to argue, so I will just mention some points.

False alarm refers to the alleged new rules or law. Everyone will agree that it was indeed a false alarm. Obviously it didn’t refer to the...
Forum: Jordan Monday 30th September 2019, 19:55
Replies: 27
Views: 8,133
Posted By Acrocephalus
Morocco

For Morocco, the case happened recently was just one of those very rare incidents, no more. There is no new law or something similar. For more details please read this blog-post: Are birding optics...
Forum: Morocco Monday 30th September 2019, 19:06
Replies: 28
Views: 1,511
Posted By Acrocephalus
False alarm

It’s just a false alarm. Birding in Morocco is business as usual!

For anyone truly interested, please see this blog-post (and read it until the end):...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 11th September 2019, 17:25
Replies: 12
Views: 6,521
Posted By Acrocephalus
Christian, C. 2019. Status of Asian/Lesser...

Christian, C. 2019. Status of Asian/Lesser Short-toed Larks Alaudala cheleensis/rufescens in India. Indian Birds (http://www.indianbirds.in/pdfs/IB_15_3_Christian_LesserShorttoedLarks.pdf) 15 (3):...
Forum: Morocco Monday 2nd September 2019, 21:18
Replies: 28
Views: 1,511
Posted By Acrocephalus
I think this is most likely a misunderstanding,...

I think this is most likely a misunderstanding, and does not stem from official law or similar as suggested by some in twitter (https://twitter.com/MoroccanBirds/status/1168509986877689856). This...
Forum: Mammals Friday 26th July 2019, 19:44
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By Acrocephalus
Sand cat filmed in June 2019

A sand cat filmed in the east of Merzouga in June 2019. Here’s the video (taken by phone): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y63cm2ooYPg

By the way, the photos of the February sighting can be seen...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 21:41
Replies: 37
Views: 2,376
Posted By Acrocephalus
Self-published works are probably rare but not...

Self-published works are probably rare but not uncommon. People even publish conventional books (some of which resume years of research) using this method. Here are some examples:

The Lanner falcon...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 30th June 2019, 19:37
Replies: 26
Views: 10,044
Posted By Acrocephalus
History of Buteo eximius

A detailed query about 'Buteo eximius' was posted in this blog-post (http://www.magornitho.org/2019/02/north-african-buzzard-taxonomy/#comment-16292). My answer is just below his comment. Anyone...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 26th June 2019, 17:16
Replies: 41
Views: 1,415
Posted By Acrocephalus
Alpine Chough in northernmost Morocco

In northern Morocco, the Alpine Chough breeds at el-Haouz massif in the eastern part of Tangier Peninsula at an altitude of about 650-700 m. The site is just 20 Km south from the Strait of Gibraltar...
Forum: Morocco Tuesday 28th May 2019, 00:18
Replies: 10
Views: 2,899
Posted By Acrocephalus
2019

The Pied Crow is still in the general area of Mhamid. But instead of Oulad Driss (where it was first reported in November 2015) or the town of Mhamid, the bird moved to the west at Erg Chegaga where...
Forum: Morocco Tuesday 28th May 2019, 00:08
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Acrocephalus
I agree with James. Hmida only know very little...

I agree with James. Hmida only know very little of European languages, but he know what he is doing. Over the years, he has been visited by large number of Moroccan researchers (e.g. during...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 27th May 2019, 23:24
Replies: 83
Views: 19,325
Posted By Acrocephalus
Mediterranean Flycatcher

Two recent papers in French-language journal Ornithos about this species. Thanks to Alain Fossé for posting in Avian References list (English translations posted with the original titles).

Olioso...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 2nd May 2019, 18:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By Acrocephalus
You are right about the chaos around Merzouga,...

You are right about the chaos around Merzouga, but despite this there is enough wildness to support even one of the most “persecuted” mammals, namely the fennec fox (persecuted here means the...
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 16:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By Acrocephalus
I don’t think they are attracted to human...

I don’t think they are attracted to human settlements; quite the opposite, these should be considered as threats to them (habitats degradation, disturbance, dogs,…).

But I don’t understand the...
Forum: Morocco Sunday 31st March 2019, 18:23
Replies: 21
Views: 12,691
Posted By Acrocephalus
Dunn’s Larks in 2019

As most of you already knew, the Dunn’s Larks are back at Merzouga: three birds found a few days ago.



Of course, the species is already split by HBW Alive, but surprisingly not yet by the IOC...
Forum: Morocco Saturday 30th March 2019, 22:20
Replies: 37
Views: 27,948
Posted By Acrocephalus
The population is declining

Summary:
http://www.magornitho.org/2019/03/andalusian-buttonquail-decline/

Original paper:
Gutiérrez-Expósito, C., García-Gorria, R., Qninba, A., Clavero, M. & Revilla, E. 2019. The farmland refuge...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th March 2019, 14:51
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Acrocephalus
Hooded Crow breeding in Catalonia

Hooded Crow breeding in Catalonia (http://www.rarebirds.cat/march-marc-2019/) for the third consecutive year (scroll down). Probably the only breeding records in Iberia.

I guess it's an isolated...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 24th March 2019, 14:20
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Acrocephalus
I agree! Their African cousin does it as well. An...

I agree! Their African cousin does it as well. An African Blue Tit at Jbel Moussa Lodge, northern Morocco, went on with this behaviour for weeks even though it has successfully mated (it nested only...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 21st March 2019, 12:19
Replies: 9
Views: 4,165
Posted By Acrocephalus
The article is now 'free access'. See also this...

The article is now 'free access'.

See also this blog-post about it:

Ottenburghs, J. (21 March 2019). Where did the trogons come from (https://www.bou.org.uk/where-did-the-trogons-come-from/)? BOU...
Forum: Morocco Wednesday 20th March 2019, 13:47
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By Acrocephalus
Golden Nightjar

First confirmed breeding of Golden Nightjar at Aousserd (http://www.magornitho.org/2019/03/golden-nightjar-breeding-aousserd/). Yesterday, a group of birders (at least 10 plus the guide) enjoyed...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 12th March 2019, 13:20
Replies: 15
Views: 1,609
Posted By Acrocephalus
That’s the exact approach adopted by the late...

That’s the exact approach adopted by the late Richard Klim in his Holarctic Checklist (https://holarcticlisting.webs.com/). He included all major international checklists plus a number of regional...
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 5th March 2019, 17:10
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By Acrocephalus
Australian dingo as a valid and distinct taxon

Paper:

Bradley P. Smith, Kylie M. Cairns, Justin W. Adams, Thomas M. Newsome, Melanie Fillios, Eloïse C. Déaux, William C. H. Parr, Mike Letnic, Lily M. Van Eeden, Robert G. Appleby, Corey J. A....
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