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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

    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

    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

    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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    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

    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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    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

    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

    Hey! The Tamri Estuary is known to be one of the best spot for vagrant Great black-backed gulls (especially juveniles) in Morocco and it can be very hard to identify some of the larger gulls in the colonies of hundreds of Lesser black-backed, Yellow-legged and Audouin's present there (at least...
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    All Little terns? - Morocco

    Hey! New to the Forum, I'm an amateur birder from Morocco and I must say that I've only got really recently into waders identification. So when I saw multiple Little tern like birds at Oued Souss (near Agadir, Souss Region, Morocco) all in winter plumage, I believe you can guess my confusion...