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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 25th March 2020, 18:28
Replies: 72
Views: 51,989
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: 45,016
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: 31
Views: 7,150
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: 33,179
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: 4
Views: 521
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: 4
Views: 521
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: 30
Views: 1,631
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: 33
Views: 11,680
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: 4
Views: 521
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: 33
Views: 11,680
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: 33
Views: 11,680
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: 2,652
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: 4,793
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: 4,793
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: 424
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: 3,023
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: 4
Views: 521
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: 109
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...
Forum: Morocco Sunday 26th January 2020, 18:38
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By Acrocephalus
As far as I know, this record has not been...

As far as I know, this record has not been submitted to the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee.

The Tarsiger link....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 9th January 2020, 13:52
Replies: 91
Views: 29,133
Posted By Acrocephalus
"Anser neglectus"

Van Impe, J. 2019. The mystery of Anser neglectus Sushkin, 1897. Victim of the Tunguska disaster? A Hungarian story. Ornis Hungarica 27(2): 20-58. doi:10.2478/orhu-2019-0014...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 8th January 2020, 21:16
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Acrocephalus
White-rumped Seedeater in Algeria: 1st record for the WP

White-rumped Seedeater at Tamanrasset, southern Algeria (http://www.magornitho.org/2020/01/first-white-rumped-seedeater-algeria/). The birds, including an adult feeding young, were discovered by a...
Forum: Threatened Birds Of The world Tuesday 31st December 2019, 18:21
Replies: 39
Views: 45,016
Posted By Acrocephalus
Turkey

Dinç, H., Yiğin, A. & Bozkaya, F. 2019. Trace elements and metal content in the feathers of the Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita). Applied Ecology and Environmental Research...
Forum: Threatened Birds Of The world Tuesday 31st December 2019, 18:09
Replies: 39
Views: 45,016
Posted By Acrocephalus
Impact of GPS tracking

Fritz, J., Eberhard, B. Esterer, C. Trobe, D. & Scope, A. 2019. Unilateral corneal opacity as a result of GPS tracking in a European Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) population released in the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 27th December 2019, 20:13
Replies: 5
Views: 1,688
Posted By Acrocephalus
Rarities committee decisions

That record was not accepted by the Moroccan rarities committee in its report No 24 (2018).



That record was not accepted by the Spanish rarity committee in its 2017 report (open access)...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th December 2019, 19:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By Acrocephalus
Bruce, You can find the report template at this...

Bruce,

You can find the report template at this link: http://www.magornitho.org/mrbc/

There is also a full list of species that should be submitted in case you have seen other rarities.

Thanks!
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