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  1. Maturin

    Western Reef or Little Egret, Eilat North Beach, Israel (13.03. & 20.03.)

    Here are a few photos of a heron we stumbled across at Eilat North Beach. Pics 1 and 2 are from 13.03. and 3-5 from 20.03. (showing presumably the same bird). At first glance we thought it to be a Little Egret because of the darkness and coloration of its legs and bill although we had some minor...
  2. Maturin

    Strange raptor in Bremen, Germany

    While preparing a report I stumbled across these two images of a raptor taken in July last year. The bird was seen perching on a post and while I was buisy with my projekt lapwings the bird flew off unseen. Any guesses? I think the jizz and color is kind of strange and common buzzard and...
  3. Maturin

    Nightjar in Pernambuco, Brazil

    Here's propably a tricky one. Found this nightjar a few years back (April 2011) on a rocky hill in the Caatinga of northern central Pernambuco. I wondered about the species for a long time now. The second photo depicts the habitat. Any idea?
  4. Maturin

    Two cream-colored Passerines, Lesvos, Greece

    I spotted these birds in a shrub near Megalochori (southern part of Lesvos, Greece) in late July. To be honest I wasn't aware that there were two birds until I looked at my Photos. My guesses are below (Highlight to see the text) but I'm not 100% sure about ruling out other warblers. 1. Common...
  5. Maturin

    Regular European Stonechats? [Lesvos, Greece]

    I saw and photographed these two birds at the Petrified Forest on Lesvos, Greece (29.07.2016). I assume they are two juvenile "regular" European Stonechats but I'm not quite 100% sure. Thank you for any helpful comments!