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Old Thursday 3rd February 2011, 19:35   #1
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Next for Western Palearctic?

Just for fun. Which birds, you think, will be added to West Palearctic list next?
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Old Thursday 3rd February 2011, 20:46   #2
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mmm....Orchard Oriole?

Of course at Cabo de São Vicente and found by me ;-)
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Old Thursday 3rd February 2011, 20:51   #3
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Last few have been in T'Egypt (African Mourning Dove, Bruce's Green Pigeon) so I reckon it'll be another sub-saharan.
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Old Thursday 3rd February 2011, 21:08   #4
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Raptors a good bet? How about Brown Snake-Eagle, African Harrier-hawk, Grasshopper Buzzard, Wahlberg's Eagle, Martial Eagle?

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http://www.netfugl.dk/wplist.php

a useful link - fairly up to date I think

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One of LGRE's blogs - often has the latest stuff on.

http://rarebirdsinthewesternpalearctic.blogspot.com/
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Just for fun. Which birds, you think, will be added to West Palearctic list next?
Matsudaira's Storm Petrel at Eilat or Hurghada?
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How about a Yankee? Vermillion Flycatcher please!!

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How about a Yankee? Vermillion Flycatcher please!!

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Wouldn't mind that, in the uk. AD Male
Maybe another Neararctic Warbler, or Flycather
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Wouldn't mind that, in the uk. AD Male
Maybe another Neararctic Warbler, or Flycather
Vermillion, Neararctic, Flycather? Beer reaching the parts that other beers can't?

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Recent paper in Dutch Birding suggested that Western Sahara may indeed have some striking Sahel species - like Lizard Buzzard!

I wonder how was the last time any birder visited Tibesti and similar isolated mountains in Sahara - which once had Arabian and Nubian Bustard, Pygmy Sunbird, Anteater-Chat etc.
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Working on the assumption* that anything that can reach Greenland can reach Iceland, then these might be candidates:

Emperor Goose (1 Greenlandic record) - good luck getting that accepted in Europe.
Virginia Rail (1)
American Avocet (1)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (2)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (1)
Eastern Kingbird (4)
Marsh Wren (1)!
Blue-headed Vireo (1)
Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
Nashville Warbler (2)
Pine Warbler (1)
Mourning Warbler (3)
Yellow-breasted Chat (3)
Rusty Blackbird (4)

*Might be an assumption too far as nearly all records are west coast and the hulking great 3,000 metre high ice sheet might be a bigger obstacle than the sea.
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Given the drastic decline of Rusty Blackbird in the last decade your odds of getting one are getting much more remote.

I thought Yellow-belled Flycatcher had already shown up in Britain in recent years?
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I thought Yellow-belled Flycatcher had already shown up in Britain in recent years?
We've had 2 empidonax flycatchers in the last few years, the first in 2008 in Cornwall was narrowed down to Willow or Alder and it was trapped and thought to be Alder but the BOU are still discussing the record.

The second was last year in Norfolk and initially was thought to be a Yellow Bellied but after some more deliberation I think most observers came down on the Alder side again.
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Of Edward's list I'd say that these species are the most likely:

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Mourning Warbler
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'Real' Falcated Duck - preferably with a Russian / Japanese ring on.

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