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    Terns - Morocco (Tarfaya)

    Also these two little terns with speckles of grey on the rump (guineae or is it in the spectrum for nominate?)
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    Terns - Morocco (Tarfaya)

    Hello there, My friend Benoît Maire and I have just returned from a trip in the Tarfaya area (Southern Morocco) and we were wondering about the identification of a few terns we saw there: - First of all this Common/Arctic tern seen while seawatching at the Tarfaya harbour (17/09/2021) ...
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    Bird Call ID'? - Champs d'Aghorimze, Morocco

    I cut the rest of the clip (which was 7 seconds in total originally) because nothing else was heard in it and then exported it as an mp3 on Audacity. That could explain it maybe?
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    Bird Call ID'? - Champs d'Aghorimze, Morocco

    No, I personally do not myself which species called here, hence why I posted it here haha. The African-reed type note I made was for other birds I've heard calling elsewhere (i.e noting that in my very limited experience, they vary their calls) I'm not asking you guys to separate such hard...
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    Bird Call ID'? - Champs d'Aghorimze, Morocco

    Thank you both! The bird I saw coming off the bush just after the recording could have very well been a reed warbler. It fits what I saw and they were all over the place yesterday but I couldn't pin down an ID' on them as we get both African reed and Eurasian reed warbler which are very hard to...
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    Bird Call ID'? - Champs d'Aghorimze, Morocco

    Hi there! So today, during peak fall migration, a lot of birds notably passerines were present near Massa river, at what eBird calls Champs d'Aghorimze. One bird puzzled me though as I couldn't pin down any species on it by its call. The recording is sadly very short and only includes one...
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    Gulls - Tifnit Beach, Morocco

    That's what I thought, thank you!
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    Raptor / Tunisia

    Where was it in Tunisia exactly? I don't know if it's the same as in here but Brown-necked raven and Northern raven do not intergrade in Morocco (so maybe it's the same situation in Tunisia?) Even without range, the general darkness of the bird makes me go with Northern (common) raven too.
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    Gulls - Tifnit Beach, Morocco

    While checking gull flocks at Tifnit Beach in Morocco (near Souss-Massa NP), the 23rd of July, I noticed a few pink-legged individuals that are probably Yellow-legged but I wanted to check on them anyway because my gulls ID' skills are terrible. (2rd, 3rd and 4th picture are the same...
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    Moussier's or Common Redstart? Morocco

    @Nutcracker That makes total sense, thanks!
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    Moussier's or Common Redstart? Morocco

    Yesterday I went birding at La Fôret de Mzar, south of Oued Souss and saw a lot of redstarts which all happened to be Moussier's (as expected). However, one of them is troubling me as it doesn't seem to have the rufous belly Moussier's typically has but at the same time I've never seen Common...
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    ID of Bluethroat subspecies, Morocco

    To add on to the subject, I've recently been birding in the Sidi-Moussa - Oualidia ecocomplex where evidence of the namnetum subspecies has been found, and I've found a few bluethroats (specifically at El Hotba Marsh) with wide large white patches on their throats. Is this good enough evidence...
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    Common or Pallid swift? - Issen, Morocco

    @RafaelMatias: Thank you a lot for your help! :)
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    Common or Pallid swift? - Issen, Morocco

    Probably two of the hardest species to identify we get, this one looks like Common to me (darker, more pointy wings, whiter throat than Pallid) but as I've never clearly identified one, I'm not sure about it...
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    Sylvia sp. (Whitethroat, Spectacled?) - Agadir, Morocco

    Thank you a lot, exactly my thought!
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    Sylvia sp. (Whitethroat, Spectacled?) - Agadir, Morocco

    Most Sylvias I see here if not nearly all of them (barring some Subalpine) are Sardinian warblers so I was pleasantly surprised to see a species with a white eye ring (which if I understand correctly is either Common whitethroat, Spectacled warbler although a bit off of range or Female/Juvenile...
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    Wheatears - Issen & Agadir, Morocco

    Checking back pictures taken with my old compact camera, I found two wheatears (of which I've taken four pictures) which I cannot put a name on. I'm sure the first three ones are either Seebohm's or Northern but as the females of both species are very hard to differentiate (no idea if you can...
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    Help with three birds in Málaga (Spain)

    Larks seem to be Thekla's, short bill and marked breast streaking.
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    Female Common Teal?

    Head markings are wrong for Garganey and the green on the wing makes me think Common teal, indeed. ;)
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    Warblers - Issen, Morocco

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    Warblers - Issen, Morocco

    Hi everyone! Found a few warblers at Issen, Souss-Massa, Morocco today and was wondering if someone could help me with the identification I believe 1&2 are Willow warblers and the rest are Chiffchaffs but my experience with warblers is very limited so I'm very unsure and any help would be more...
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    Pipits - Issen, Morocco

    Thank you a lot for your input, I most definitely thought those would be unidentifiable but who tries nothing gets nothing. @Acrocephalus: Heard about the small numbers of birds overwintering in Morocco and I do use (and upload regularly to) observation.org but you can never be weary enough...
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    Pipits - Issen, Morocco

    @FaroeRagnar: Possible but to be honest Richard's pipits are a rarity (considered as vagrant in Morocco) here so not that it's not possible but quite unlikely. Thanks for your input!
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    Pipits - Issen, Morocco

    Seen the day before yesterday, there were quite some Meadow and Tree pipits but I have no idea what this one is. All the pictures are of the same individual and were taken at Issen, Souss-Massa, Morocco. I'm sorry in advance for the pictures quality, these buggers were very fast in flight and...
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    Yellow-legged or Great black-backed gull - Tamri, Morocco

    Thank you a lot, @lou salomon!
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