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21 Oct Re: [EBN] Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure [ ]
12 Oct Re: Eremophila ["John Penhallurick" ]
12 Oct Eremophila ["John Penhallurick" ]
11 Oct FW: Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclature Pt.2 ["John Penhallurick" ]
11 Oct Re: Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure [Nikolas Haass ]
11 Oct Re: Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure [ ]
11 Oct Re: [EBN] Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure [Martin Helin ]
11 Oct Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure ["John Penhallurick" ]
30 Nov 2011 Egyptian rarities report published [Pierre-André CROCHET ]
7 Oct Palau Megapode ["John Penhallurick" ]
3 Aug You may have received a spam-email from me. [Jeff Gordon ]
14 May IMPORTANT - Please sign and share [Raymond Galea ]
20 Dec FYI: first record of Blyth's Pipit in Turkey published [Pierre-André CROCHET ]
26 Nov Illegal bird trapping on Cyprus - eyewitness accounts [Proact Campaigns ]
05 Oct Stop bird trapping on Cyprus [Proact Campaigns ]
28 Sep Protest against bird killing on Cyprus [Proact Campaigns ]
20 Sep Malta - CABS members assaulted [Proact Campaigns ]
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30 Aug CABS. Malta bird protection operations start next week [Proact Campaigns ]
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Subject: Re: [EBN] Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure
From: "penningtonunst AT btinternet.com" <penningtonunst@btinternet.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:24:44 +0100
It is permitted to have the same genus name but not within the same kingdom.

Mike Pennington

Sent from my HTC

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From: "Nikolas Haass" 
To: "wildlifeexperiences AT gmail.com" , "John 
Penhallurick" , "'EuroBirdNet'"  

Cc: "Birding Aus" , "Birdchat" 
, "AfricanBirding AT yahoogroups.com" 
, "'Bulletin Board for Ornithologists working 
with Neotropical Birds'"  

Subject: [EBN] [Birding-Aus] Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and 
nomenclayure 

Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 9:22 AM

Hi John,

No, it's not a typo. The genus Eremophila has been used twice (Emu-bushes 
[bot.] and Horned Larks [orn.]). Same applies for Prunella (Self-heals [bot.] 
and Accentors [orn.]), Pityriasis (skin rash [med.] and Bornean Bristlehead 
[orn.]), Icterus (jaundice [med.] and New World Orioles [orn.]) and certainly 
some others... 


Linné's systematics are not 100% perfect!

Cheers,

Nikolas

----------------
Nikolas Haass
nhaass AT yahoo.com
Brisbane, QLD



On Friday, October 11, 2013 6:03 PM, "wildlifeexperiences AT gmail.com" 
 wrote: 


Hi John,
i noted in your e-mail below do that the Horned Lark has the genus Eremophila. 
This must be a typo as Eremophila is the genus for "Emu-bush" here in 
Australia. 


Regards

Yours in all things "green"

John Harris
Croydon, Vic
Owner - Wildlife Experiences
Ecologist/Zoologist
Nature Photographer
Wildlife Guide
wildlifeexperiences AT gmail.com
0409090955

President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
(www.fncv.org.au)

----- Reply message -----
From: "John Penhallurick" 
To: "'EuroBirdNet'" 
Cc: "'birding aus'" , "Birdchat" 
, , "'Bulletin Board 
for Ornithologists working with Neotropical Birds'"  

Subject: [Birding-Aus] Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure
Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 16:46

Hi Friends,

I received a few days ago a very interesting paper by Ahlström et al. (2013)
Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex
morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species
diversity Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (2013) 10431056.

This demonstartes a new seuqence for the family of Larks (Alaudidae) and the
transfer of several species to different genera. Here is the new sequence,
with comments on reallallocation of species to different genera.



Indian Short-toed Lark                   Alaudula raytal

Lesser Short-toed Lark                   Alaudula rufescens

Asian Short-toed Lark                    Alaudula cheleensis

Athi Short-toed Lark                     Alaudula athensis

All 4 species were previously placed in Calandrella.

Dunn's Lark                              Eremalauda dunni

Dupont's Lark                            Chersophilus duponti

Tibetan Lark                             Melanocorypha maxima

Mongolian Lark                           Melanocorypha mongolica

Black Lark                               Melanocorypha yeltoniensis

Calandra Lark                            Melanocorypha calandra

Bimaculated Lark                         Melanocorypha bimaculata

Greater Short-toed Lark                  Calandrella brachydactyla

Erlanger's Lark AT                          Calandrella erlangeri

Red-capped Lark                          Calandrella cinerea

Blanford's Lark                          Calandrella blanfordi

Somali Short-toed Lark                   Calandrella somalica

Horned Lark                              Eremophila alpestris

Temminck's Lark                          Eremophila bilopha

Crested Lark                             Galerida cristata



I'll stop here so as not to make the email too big, and I conclude the
account in another email.

If anyone would like the paper, let me know.







Dr John Penhallurick

86 Bingley Cres

Fraser A.C.T. 2615

Australia

email:jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au

Phone: Home (612) 62585428

Mobile:0408585426

sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt Aeneid Book 1,line 462  "The
world is a world of tears, and the burdens of mortality touch the heart."

Magna est veritas et praevalet Vulgate, Book of Edras

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people
whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well
do, for themselvesin their separate, and individual capacities. Abraham
Lincoln

"It's good to look beyond the bounds of accepted ideas" James
Peebles,Princeton University

Please visit my website:  
http://www.worldbirdinfo.net

Please visit my blog:
http://jpenhall.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/john-penhalluricks-blog-1-evidence-
that-the-ipccs-case-is-a-fraud/



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Subject: Re: Eremophila
From: "John Penhallurick" <jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au>
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 14:29:28 +1100
Hi Friends,

I had a look at the ICZN rules, and Art 1.4 says "Zoological nomenclature is
independent of other systems of nomenclature in that the name of an animal
taxon is not to rejected merely because it is identical with the name of a
taxom that is not an animal. "So Eremophila Boie,1828 is the ealirest use of
this name in relation to zooloogtical names.

John

 

From: John Penhallurick [mailto:jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au] 
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2013 11:41 AM
To: 'EuroBirdNet'
Cc: Birdchat (birdchat AT listserv.ksu.edu); 'birding aus'; 'Bulletin Board for
Ornithologists working with Neotropical Birds';
'AfricanBirding AT yahoogroups.com'
Subject: Eremophila

 

Hi All,

Several people have pointed out to me that the genus Eremophila used by
Ahlström et al. may be preoccupied. In relation to Neave's Nomenclator
Zoologicus, Eremophila Boie,1828, is the earliest use of that name as a
zooloigcal name.I've been trying to find out the origins of Eremophila as a
botanical name, but have been unable to do so.  Can anyone enlighten me on
this matter?

Thanks

 

Dr John Penhallurick

86 Bingley Cres

Fraser A.C.T. 2615

Australia

email:jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au

Phone: Home (612) 62585428

Mobile:0408585426

sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt Aeneid Book 1,line 462  "The
world is a world of tears, and the burdens of mortality touch the heart."

Magna est veritas et praevalet Vulgate, Book of Edras

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people
whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well
do, for themselves–in their separate, and individual capacities. Abraham
Lincoln

"It's good to look beyond the bounds of accepted ideas" James
Peebles,Princeton University

Please visit my website: http://www.worldbirdinfo.net
 

Please visit my blog:
http://jpenhall.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/john-penhalluricks-blog-1-evidence-
that-the-ipccs-case-is-a-fraud/

 

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Subject: Eremophila
From: "John Penhallurick" <jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au>
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:41:11 +1100
Hi All,

Several people have pointed out to me that the genus Eremophila used by
Ahlström et al. may be preoccupied. In relation to Neave's Nomenclator
Zoologicus, Eremophila Boie,1828, is the earliest use of that name as a
zooloigcal name.I've been trying to find out the origins of Eremophila as a
botanical name, but have been unable to do so.  Can anyone enlighten me on
this matter?

Thanks

 

Dr John Penhallurick

86 Bingley Cres

Fraser A.C.T. 2615

Australia

email:jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au

Phone: Home (612) 62585428

Mobile:0408585426

sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt Aeneid Book 1,line 462  "The
world is a world of tears, and the burdens of mortality touch the heart."

Magna est veritas et praevalet Vulgate, Book of Edras

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people
whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well
do, for themselves–in their separate, and individual capacities. Abraham
Lincoln

"It's good to look beyond the bounds of accepted ideas" James
Peebles,Princeton University

Please visit my website: http://www.worldbirdinfo.net
 

Please visit my blog:
http://jpenhall.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/john-penhalluricks-blog-1-evidence-
that-the-ipccs-case-is-a-fraud/

 

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Subject: FW: Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclature Pt.2
From: "John Penhallurick" <jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:48:51 +1100
Continuing:

Maghreb Lark                             Galerida macrorhyncha

Thekla Lark                              Galerida theklae

Malabar Lark                            Galerida malabarica

Syke's Lark                             Galerida deva

Large-billed Lark                        Galerida magnirostris

Sun Lark                                 Galerida modesta

Sky Lark                                 Alauda arvensis

Oriental Skylark                         Alauda gulgula

Raso Lark                               Alauda razae

White-winged Lark                        Alauda leucoptera

(was in Melanocorypha)

Pink-billed Lark                         Spizocorys conirostris

Botha's Lark                             Spizocorys fringillaris

Masked Lark                              Spizocorys personata

Short-tailed Lark                        Spizocorys fremantlii

(was in Pseudalaemon)

Stark's Lark                             Spizocorys starki

Sclater's Lark                            Spizocorys sclateri

Obbia Lark AT                               Spizocorys obbiensis

 

Wood Lark                                Lullula arborea

 

Jerdon's Bushlark                              Mirafra affinis 

Indian Bushlark                                Mirafra erythroptera


Indochinese Bushlark                           Mirafra erythrocephala


Rusty Lark                                     Mirafra rufa


Gillett's Lark                                 Mirafra gilletti


Bengal Bushlark                                Mirafra assamica


Burmese Bushlark                               Mirafra microptera


Singing BushLark                               Mirafra cantillans 

Horsfield's Bushlark                           Mirafra javanica 

Latakoo Lark                                   Mirafra cheniana


Monotonous Lark                                Mirafra passerina


Williams's Lark AT                                Mirafra williamsi

White-tailed Lark                              Mirafra albicauda


Kordofan Lark                                  Mirafra cordofanica

Friedmann's Lark                               Mirafra pulpa


Angola Lark                                    Mirafra angolensis 

Flappet Lark                                   Mirafra rufocinnamomea


Rufous-naped Lark                              Mirafra africana


Red-winged Lark                                Mirafra hypermetra


Somali Lark AT                                    Mirafra somalica 

Ash's Lark AT                                     Mirafra ashi


Eastern Clapper Lark                           Mirafra fasciolata

Cape Clapper Lark                              Mirafra apiata

Agulhas Clapper Lark                           Mirafra marjoriae

Collared Lark                                  Mirafra collaris 6917


Rudd's Lark                                    Heteromirafra ruddi 

Archer's Lark AT                                  Heteromirafra archeri

Sidamo Lark AT                                    Heteromirafra sidamoensis

 

Barlow's Lark AT                                  Calendulauda barlowi

Dune Lark AT                                      Calendulauda erythrochlamys

Red Lark AT                                       Calendulalauda burra

Karoo Lark                                     Calendulauda albescens

Fawn-colored Lark                              Calendulauda africanoides

Foxy Lark                                      Calendulauda alopex

Pink-breasted Lark                             Calendulauda poecilosterna 

Sabota Lark                                    Calendulauda sabota

 

Fischer's Sparrow-Lark                         Eremopterix leucopareia 

Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark                       Eremopterix verticalis 

Chestnut-headed Sparrow-Lark                   Eremopterix signatus 

Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark                      Eremopterix griseus 

Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark                     Eremopterix nigriceps 

Madagascar Lark AT                                Eremopterix hova 

(Was formerly placed in Mirafra)

Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark                   Eremopterix leucotis

Black-eared Sparrow-Lark                       Eremopterix australis 

 

Bar-tailed Lark                                Ammomanes cincturus

Rufous-tailed Lark                             Ammomanes phoenicurus 

Desert Lark                                    Ammomanes deserti 

 

Thick-billed Lark                              Ramphocoris clotbey 

 

Rufous-rumped Lark                             Pinarocorys erythropygia 

Dusky Lark                                     Pinarocorys nigricans

 

Agulhas Long-billed Lark AT                       Certhilauda brevirostris 

Long-billed Lark                               Certhilauda curvirostris 

Eastern Long-billed Lark AT                       Certhilauda semitorquata

Benguela Long-billed Lark                      Certhilauda benguelensis 

Karoo Long-billed Lark                         Certhilauda subcoronata 

Short-clawed Lark                              Certhilauda chuana 

Cave's Lark                                    Certhilauda cavei 

 

Gray's Lark                                    Ammomanopsis grayi 

 

Spike-heeled Lark                              Chersomanes albofasciata 

Beesley's Lark                                 Chersomanes beesleyi 

 

Greater Hoopoe-Lark                            Alaemon alaudipes

Lesser Hoopoe-Lark AT                       Alaemon hamertoni

That's all folks.

Enjoy.

Dr John Penhallurick

86 Bingley Cres

Fraser A.C.T. 2615

Australia

email:jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au

Phone: Home (612) 62585428

Mobile:0408585426

sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt Aeneid Book 1,line 462  "The
world is a world of tears, and the burdens of mortality touch the heart."

Magna est veritas et praevalet Vulgate, Book of Edras

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people
whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well
do, for themselves-in their separate, and individual capacities. Abraham
Lincoln

"It's good to look beyond the bounds of accepted ideas" James
Peebles,Princeton University

Please visit my website:  
http://www.worldbirdinfo.net

Please visit my blog:
http://jpenhall.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/john-penhalluricks-blog-1-evidence-
that-the-ipccs-case-is-a-fraud/

 

 

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Subject: Re: Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure
From: Nikolas Haass <nhaass AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:22:32 -0700 (PDT)
Hi John,

No, it's not a typo. The genus Eremophila has been used twice (Emu-bushes 
[bot.] and Horned Larks [orn.]). Same applies for Prunella (Self-heals [bot.] 
and Accentors [orn.]), Pityriasis (skin rash [med.] and Bornean Bristlehead 
[orn.]), Icterus (jaundice [med.] and New World Orioles [orn.]) and certainly 
some others... 


Linné's systematics are not 100% perfect!

Cheers,

Nikolas
 
----------------
Nikolas Haass
nhaass AT yahoo.com
Brisbane, QLD



On Friday, October 11, 2013 6:03 PM, "wildlifeexperiences AT gmail.com" 
 wrote: 

 
Hi John,
i noted in your e-mail below do that the Horned Lark has the genus Eremophila. 
This must be a typo as Eremophila is the genus for "Emu-bush" here in 
Australia. 


Regards

Yours in all things "green"

John Harris
Croydon, Vic
Owner - Wildlife Experiences
Ecologist/Zoologist
Nature Photographer
Wildlife Guide
wildlifeexperiences AT gmail.com
0409090955

President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
(www.fncv.org.au)

----- Reply message -----
From: "John Penhallurick" 
To: "'EuroBirdNet'" 
Cc: "'birding aus'" , "Birdchat" 
, , "'Bulletin Board 
for Ornithologists working with Neotropical Birds'"  

Subject: [Birding-Aus] Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure
Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 16:46

Hi Friends,

I received a few days ago a very interesting paper by Ahlström et al. (2013)
Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex
morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species
diversity Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (2013) 10431056.

This demonstartes a new seuqence for the family of Larks (Alaudidae) and the
transfer of several species to different genera. Here is the new sequence,
with comments on reallallocation of species to different genera.



Indian Short-toed Lark                   Alaudula raytal

Lesser Short-toed Lark                   Alaudula rufescens

Asian Short-toed Lark                    Alaudula cheleensis

Athi Short-toed Lark                     Alaudula athensis

All 4 species were previously placed in Calandrella.

Dunn's Lark                              Eremalauda dunni

Dupont's Lark                            Chersophilus duponti

Tibetan Lark                             Melanocorypha maxima

Mongolian Lark                           Melanocorypha mongolica

Black Lark                               Melanocorypha yeltoniensis

Calandra Lark                            Melanocorypha calandra

Bimaculated Lark                         Melanocorypha bimaculata

Greater Short-toed Lark                  Calandrella brachydactyla

Erlanger's Lark AT                          Calandrella erlangeri

Red-capped Lark                          Calandrella cinerea

Blanford's Lark                          Calandrella blanfordi

Somali Short-toed Lark                   Calandrella somalica

Horned Lark                              Eremophila alpestris

Temminck's Lark                          Eremophila bilopha

Crested Lark                             Galerida cristata



I'll stop here so as not to make the email too big, and I conclude the
account in another email.

If anyone would like the paper, let me know.







Dr John Penhallurick

86 Bingley Cres

Fraser A.C.T. 2615

Australia

email:jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au

Phone: Home (612) 62585428

Mobile:0408585426

sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt Aeneid Book 1,line 462  "The
world is a world of tears, and the burdens of mortality touch the heart."

Magna est veritas et praevalet Vulgate, Book of Edras

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people
whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well
do, for themselvesin their separate, and individual capacities. Abraham
Lincoln

"It's good to look beyond the bounds of accepted ideas" James
Peebles,Princeton University

Please visit my website:  
http://www.worldbirdinfo.net

Please visit my blog:
http://jpenhall.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/john-penhalluricks-blog-1-evidence-
that-the-ipccs-case-is-a-fraud/



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Subject: Re: Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure
From: "wildlifeexperiences AT gmail.com" <wildlifeexperiences@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:52:11 +1100
Hi John,
i noted in your e-mail below do that the Horned Lark has the genus Eremophila. 
This must be a typo as Eremophila is the genus for "Emu-bush" here in 
Australia. 


Regards

Yours in all things "green"

John Harris
Croydon, Vic
Owner - Wildlife Experiences
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(www.fncv.org.au)

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Subject: [Birding-Aus] Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure
Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 16:46

Hi Friends,

I received a few days ago a very interesting paper by Ahlström et al. (2013)
Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex
morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species
diversity Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (2013) 1043–1056.

This demonstartes a new seuqence for the family of Larks (Alaudidae) and the
transfer of several species to different genera. Here is the new sequence,
with comments on reallallocation of species to different genera.



Indian Short-toed Lark                   Alaudula raytal

Lesser Short-toed Lark                   Alaudula rufescens

Asian Short-toed Lark                    Alaudula cheleensis

Athi Short-toed Lark                     Alaudula athensis

All 4 species were previously placed in Calandrella.

Dunn's Lark                              Eremalauda dunni

Dupont's Lark                            Chersophilus duponti

Tibetan Lark                             Melanocorypha maxima

Mongolian Lark                           Melanocorypha mongolica

Black Lark                               Melanocorypha yeltoniensis

Calandra Lark                            Melanocorypha calandra

Bimaculated Lark                         Melanocorypha bimaculata

Greater Short-toed Lark                  Calandrella brachydactyla

Erlanger's Lark AT                          Calandrella erlangeri

Red-capped Lark                          Calandrella cinerea

Blanford's Lark                          Calandrella blanfordi

Somali Short-toed Lark                   Calandrella somalica

Horned Lark                              Eremophila alpestris

Temminck's Lark                          Eremophila bilopha

Crested Lark                             Galerida cristata



I'll stop here so as not to make the email too big, and I conclude the
account in another email.

If anyone would like the paper, let me know.







Dr John Penhallurick

86 Bingley Cres

Fraser A.C.T. 2615

Australia

email:jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au

Phone: Home (612) 62585428

Mobile:0408585426

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world is a world of tears, and the burdens of mortality touch the heart."

Magna est veritas et praevalet Vulgate, Book of Edras

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whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well
do, for themselves–in their separate, and individual capacities. Abraham
Lincoln

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Peebles,Princeton University

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Subject: Re: [EBN] Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure
From: Martin Helin <martin.helin AT koti.fimnet.fi>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:17:19 +0300
HI all, interesting that for example Lesser Short-toed Lark is separated from 
superficially very similar Calandrella larks (especially Greater S-t). 


Please, let us know the rest of the list. The message won't be too long, bits 
are cheap... 


Rgds,

Martin Helin
Finland

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Aihe: [EBN] Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure

Hi Friends,

I received a few days ago a very interesting paper by Ahlström et al. (2013)
Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex
morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species
diversity Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (2013) 1043–1056.

This demonstartes a new seuqence for the family of Larks (Alaudidae) and the
transfer of several species to different genera. Here is the new sequence,
with comments on reallallocation of species to different genera.

 

Indian Short-toed Lark                   Alaudula raytal

Lesser Short-toed Lark                   Alaudula rufescens

Asian Short-toed Lark                    Alaudula cheleensis

Athi Short-toed Lark                     Alaudula athensis

All 4 species were previously placed in Calandrella.

Dunn's Lark                              Eremalauda dunni

Dupont's Lark                            Chersophilus duponti

Tibetan Lark                             Melanocorypha maxima

Mongolian Lark                           Melanocorypha mongolica

Black Lark                               Melanocorypha yeltoniensis

Calandra Lark                            Melanocorypha calandra

Bimaculated Lark                         Melanocorypha bimaculata

Greater Short-toed Lark                  Calandrella brachydactyla

Erlanger's Lark AT                          Calandrella erlangeri

Red-capped Lark                          Calandrella cinerea

Blanford's Lark                          Calandrella blanfordi

Somali Short-toed Lark                   Calandrella somalica

Horned Lark                              Eremophila alpestris

Temminck's Lark                          Eremophila bilopha

Crested Lark                             Galerida cristata

 

I'll stop here so as not to make the email too big, and I conclude the
account in another email.

If anyone would like the paper, let me know.

 

 

 

Dr John Penhallurick

86 Bingley Cres

Fraser A.C.T. 2615

Australia

email:jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au

Phone: Home (612) 62585428

Mobile:0408585426

sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt Aeneid Book 1,line 462  "The
world is a world of tears, and the burdens of mortality touch the heart."

Magna est veritas et praevalet Vulgate, Book of Edras

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people
whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well
do, for themselves–in their separate, and individual capacities. Abraham
Lincoln

"It's good to look beyond the bounds of accepted ideas" James
Peebles,Princeton University

Please visit my website:  
http://www.worldbirdinfo.net

Please visit my blog:
http://jpenhall.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/john-penhalluricks-blog-1-evidence-
that-the-ipccs-case-is-a-fraud/

 

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Subject: Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure
From: "John Penhallurick" <jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:46:49 +1100
Hi Friends,

I received a few days ago a very interesting paper by Ahlström et al. (2013)
Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex
morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species
diversity Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (2013) 1043–1056.

This demonstartes a new seuqence for the family of Larks (Alaudidae) and the
transfer of several species to different genera. Here is the new sequence,
with comments on reallallocation of species to different genera.

 

Indian Short-toed Lark                   Alaudula raytal

Lesser Short-toed Lark                   Alaudula rufescens

Asian Short-toed Lark                    Alaudula cheleensis

Athi Short-toed Lark                     Alaudula athensis

All 4 species were previously placed in Calandrella.

Dunn's Lark                              Eremalauda dunni

Dupont's Lark                            Chersophilus duponti

Tibetan Lark                             Melanocorypha maxima

Mongolian Lark                           Melanocorypha mongolica

Black Lark                               Melanocorypha yeltoniensis

Calandra Lark                            Melanocorypha calandra

Bimaculated Lark                         Melanocorypha bimaculata

Greater Short-toed Lark                  Calandrella brachydactyla

Erlanger's Lark AT                          Calandrella erlangeri

Red-capped Lark                          Calandrella cinerea

Blanford's Lark                          Calandrella blanfordi

Somali Short-toed Lark                   Calandrella somalica

Horned Lark                              Eremophila alpestris

Temminck's Lark                          Eremophila bilopha

Crested Lark                             Galerida cristata

 

I'll stop here so as not to make the email too big, and I conclude the
account in another email.

If anyone would like the paper, let me know.

 

 

 

Dr John Penhallurick

86 Bingley Cres

Fraser A.C.T. 2615

Australia

email:jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au

Phone: Home (612) 62585428

Mobile:0408585426

sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt Aeneid Book 1,line 462  "The
world is a world of tears, and the burdens of mortality touch the heart."

Magna est veritas et praevalet Vulgate, Book of Edras

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people
whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well
do, for themselves–in their separate, and individual capacities. Abraham
Lincoln

"It's good to look beyond the bounds of accepted ideas" James
Peebles,Princeton University

Please visit my website:  
http://www.worldbirdinfo.net

Please visit my blog:
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Subject: 2011 Egyptian rarities report published
From: Pierre-André CROCHET <pierre-andre.crochet AT cefe.cnrs.fr>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:46:16 +0100
Dear all,

The report of the EORC decisions taken in 2011 is now online on the EORC 
website at 

http://www.chn-france.org/eorc/eorc.php?id_content=5 
 




Pierre-André Crochet

CNRS-UMR5175 CEFE

Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive

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France

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Subject: Palau Megapode
From: "John Penhallurick" <jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 10:43:00 +1100
Hi friends,

I have struck a unique problem with my website.  Not only have I been unable
to find a photo of a Palau Megapode Megapdoius senex, but I have not been
able to find an illustration.  Presumably this is due to the fact that it
used to be lumped with the Micronesian Megapode Megapodius laperouse.  Does
anyone anywhere have a photo fof Palau Megapode.  I would be VERY grateful
if they could send it to me.

Thanks, 

 

Dr John Penhallurick

86 Bingley Cres

Fraser A.C.T. 2615

Australia

email:jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au

Phone: Home (612) 62585428

Mobile:0408585426

sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt Aeneid Book 1,line 462  "The
world is a world of tears, and the burdens of mortality touch the heart."

Magna est veritas et praevalet Vulgate, Book of Edras

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people
whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well
do, for themselves-in their separate, and individual capacities. Abraham
Lincoln

"It's good to look beyond the bounds of accepted ideas" James
Peebles,Princeton University

Please visit my website: http://www.worldbirdinfo.net
 

Please visit my blog:
http://jpenhall.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/john-penhalluricks-blog-1-evidence-
that-the-ipccs-case-is-a-fraud/

 



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Subject: You may have received a spam-email from me.
From: Jeff Gordon <jeffandolga AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 17:56:56 +0100
Apologies.

The spam-attack appears to originate from Yahoo and for that I can only
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Subject: IMPORTANT - Please sign and share
From: Raymond Galea <raygalea AT onvol.net>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 17:10:33 +0200


http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_Spring_Hunting_in_Malta/


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Subject: FYI: first record of Blyth's Pipit in Turkey published
From: Pierre-André CROCHET <pierre-andre.crochet AT cefe.cnrs.fr>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 10:58:15 +0100
Werner Prünte, Reinhard Vohwinkel, Hakan Karaardic, Ali Erdogan

First record of Blyth's Pipit, Anthus godlewskii (Taczanowski, 1876), from 
Turkey (Aves: Motacillidae) 


Zoology in the Middle East 50, 2010: 129-131. 

 

 

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Subject: Illegal bird trapping on Cyprus - eyewitness accounts
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 17:33:08 +0100
I am putting together a report on first hand account by birdwatchers or 
tourists on illegal bird hunting or trapping on Cyprus.

If you can contribute with a short personal statement, story or 
commentary please contact me on david.conlin AT komitee.de.

Contributions can remain anonymous if you wish but country of origin 
will be included in the report unless you specifically exclude it.

The accounts need not be recent.

Many thanks

David
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Proact International www.proact-campaigns.net/team joining costs nothing ..... 
doing nothing costs birds 

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Subject: Stop bird trapping on Cyprus
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 12:23:22 +0200
  We need more support on this one. It's a hot number on Cyprus at this 
very moment.

http://www.komitee.de/en/protest/protest-cyprus


See also 

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/bird-trapping/game-fund-doing-everything-we-can-bird-trapping/20101005 


-- 
David
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Proact International www.proact-campaigns.net/team joining costs nothing ..... 
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Subject: Protest against bird killing on Cyprus
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:19:19 +0200
  A joint Friends of the Earth/CABS team started operations against bird 
trapping during autumn migration on Cyprus today.

To support their field efforts please sign this petition and pass on to 
all your contacts!

http://www.komitee.de/en/protest/protest-cyprus


For the birds - thank you.

-- 
David
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Subject: Malta - CABS members assaulted
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 22:33:17 +0200
  A young Englishwoman to be proud of! Her second day of operation on 
Malta - and her first with CABS. Hats off Fiona!


http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100920/local/woman-assaulted-at-mizieb 


-- 
David
--
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Proact International www.proact-campaigns.net/team joining costs nothing ..... 
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Subject: CABS video on bird slaughter in the EU
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 16:55:56 +0200
  Link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix7Ms9Flqv4

-- 
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Subject: CABS. Malta bird protection operations start next week
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 10:24:14 +0200
  See today's CABS press release at 

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100830/local/birdwatchers-return-to-look-out-for-illegal-hunting-and-trapping 


Thank you!

-- 
David
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Subject: Volunteer for anti-bird trapping operations on Cyprus this autumn (October)
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 20:45:23 +0200


Ms. Edith Loosli, a Swiss lady who has been campaigning for years with 
her group 'Migratory Birds Conservation in Cyprus' against bird trappers 
in the southeast of Cyprus, is looking for one volunteer to assist her 
in locating illegally set out lime sticks and nets during the period 10 
- 20 October 2010.

All expenses (flight, bed, food, transport) will be met by Ms. Loosli. 
Sex, nationality and age are of no importance; but participants should 
be prepared and fit for a full day in the field. An interest in bird 
conservation is essential but bird recognition is of secondary 
importance. Ms. Loosli speaks excellent English (which is useful but not 
essential on Cyprus) and of course German

For an idea of what she does have a look at: 

http://in.movies.yahoo.com/news-detail/11775/Meet-Edith-Cypriot-bird-hunters-worst-nightmare.html 


I have been in contact with Ms. Loosli for a number of years, met her in 
person for the first time in spring this year, and am tremendously 
impressed by her enthusiasm, dedication and slow but sure success in her 
part of the island (Cape Grecko).

Anyone interested should contact me as soon as possible on 
david.conlin AT komitee.de .

Regards,

-- 
David
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Subject: Eastern Turkey
From: "Raymond Galea" <raygalea AT onvol.net>
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 19:37:06 +0200
Hi all

A selection of pictures from a birding trip to Eastern Turkey in June can be 
found here 

http://www.pbase.com/rngalea

regards

Ray



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Subject: CABS bird protection camp on Malta autumn 2010
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:40:06 +0300
Dear colleagues,

We are now starting the planning for our bird protection camp on Malta 
in autumn this year. You can read more about our activities on Malta 
here http://www.komitee.de/en/index.php?malta.

We already have confirmed participation from Italy, UK, USA, Germany, 
Bulgaria, Poland and Denmark. We are keen to take a few first-timers for 
a week.

As last year we will cover the major roosts and illegal hunting hot 
spots with observation teams equipped with scopes and video cameras to 
record evidence of illegal hunting. As ever we will work in close 
cooperation with the police and BirdLife Malta.  Another focus of 
operations will be the detection of illegal trapping installations for 
song birds and waders and the mapping of illegal electronic decoy devices.

The camp dates are from 10/11 to 25/26 September during the main raptor 
migration. CABS pays or reimburses all travel and accommodation costs 
and other operational expenses..

People interested in participating should contact me at 
david.conlin AT komitee.de


Best regards,

David

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Subject: New Environmental Page
From: howardk <howardk AT batelco.com.bh>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2010 11:25:38 +0300
We have started a new page on our birding site dedicated to regional 
environmental news first two items are up

The first a letter I wrote to our local newspaper and the second top of 
the page a amazing report on the Illegal Bird markets in Kuwait

Abdulrahman Al-Sirhan and his team from OSK (Ornithological Society of 
Kuwait) have done an excellent job documenting these - you can download 
the full PDF from the site on the illegal sale of birds at the local 
Friday markets of Kuwait.

to view follow this LINK http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/20_stub.php
__________________

Howard King
Bahrain
Subject: New Environmental Page
From: howardk <howardk AT batelco.com.bh>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2010 11:25:38 +0300
We have started a new page on our birding site dedicated to regional 
environmental news first two items are up

The first a letter I wrote to our local newspaper and the second top of 
the page a amazing report on the Illegal Bird markets in Kuwait

Abdulrahman Al-Sirhan and his team from OSK (Ornithological Society of 
Kuwait) have done an excellent job documenting these - you can download 
the full PDF from the site on the illegal sale of birds at the local 
Friday markets of Kuwait.

to view follow this LINK http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/20_stub.php
__________________

Howard King
Bahrain
Subject: Steppe Curlew
From: "Norman Deans van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 16:06:36 +0200
They are small and pale and said to breed in Kazakhstan in similar habitat 
as Slender-billed Curlew. Have their nests ever been found?
Cheers, Norman




http://www.radioactiverobins.com/snipes-waders/steppe%20curlews%20num%20arq%20sschkini.htm 

Subject: RFI: Marmara (Asian side), Turkey
From: "Thomas Pettersson" <thomas.pettersson AT bredband.net>
Date: Sat, 1 May 2010 14:57:19 +0200
Hi all,

 

Sorry for cross-posting!

 

I have the pleasure to visit Marmara Region (Turkey) for a few days birding 
9-12 May. My plan is to visit Manyas Gölü and Kocaçay Delta as well as Uludag 
National Park. I have Green & Moorhouse's (1995) guide plus Gosney's guide 
(1996) to help me find the places. I have three target species and any 
information on stake-outs or particular good areas, preferably in this vicinity 
south of Sea of Marmara, would be very much appreciated. Appreciated would also 
be any other useful information on good birding spots in the region as well as 
tips on accommodation, e.g. in Karacabey. 



 a.. Dalmatian Pelican (Manyas Gölü and Kus Cenneti is the best bet, I presume) 

  b.. Levant Sparrowhawk
  c.. Olive-tree Warbler
 

Best wishes



Thomas


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Tel. +46 21 13 81 76 (hem)
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Västmanlands fåglar: http://hem.bredband.net/thomaspettersson/VF.htm

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Subject: PROTEST AGAINST EXTENSION OF ITALIAN HUNTING SEASON
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 20:10:13 +0100
Please action and pass to your lists and contacts:

The government headed by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi plans a 
drastic extension of the hunting season in Italy. Instead of the present 
four months the hunters in the Apennine Peninsula are to be permitted to 
hunt birds for seven months of the year. Species particularly affected 
are Turtle Dove, Quail and thrushes. All the leading Italian nature and 
wildlife organisations have started a joint protest campaign against 
this renewed attempt to water down hunting legislation. Do your bit and 
join in!

http://www.komitee.de/en/index.php?italyprotest2010

Thank you,

David

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Subject: Fwd: SPRING HUNTING ON MALTA MUST NOT BE REINTRODUCED
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:20:24 +0100
Spring hunting was not allowed on Malta in 2008 and 2009 thanks to an 
interim measure issued by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Last 
year, the ECJ found that Malta had been in breach of European law for 
allowing spring hunting (of turtle dove and quail) without meeting the 
conditions of a derogation since it became a member state.

In spite of this, the Maltese government is still considering opening 
what it calls a "limited spring hunting season" in 2010. This would once 
again be an open invitation for illegal hunters to roam the countryside 
during spring migration. The government continues to ignore the true 
scale and seriousness of illegal hunting.

PROACT and CABS are supporting the BirdLife Malta call to ensure that 
the progress made is not reversed.

Lend YOUR support by signing the petition at:

http://www.birdlifemalta.org/petition/sign/

Then pass to all your lists and contacts.

Thank you,


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Subject: Petition
From: "Raymond Galea" <raygalea AT onvol.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 14:02:37 +0100
Hi all

We need your support.   Please sign the petition  

http://www.birdlifemalta.org/petition/sign/

Thanks

Ray



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Subject: another gynandromorh duck & a leucistic grebe
From: "Norman D.van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:12:21 +0100
A case of gynandromorphy in Gadwall recently found can be seen here:


http://www.radioactiverobins.com/abnormal%20plumages/rare%20case%20of%20gynandromorphy.htm 



and a leucistic Great Crested Grebe can be seen here:


http://www.radioactiverobins.com/abnormal%20plumages/colour%20mutation.htm


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Subject: Egypt short trip report (apologies for cross-posting) with Three-banded plover sightings
From: Pierre-André CROCHET <pierre-andre.crochet AT cefe.cnrs.fr>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:52:38 +0200
Dear all,

I'm just back from a two-weeks trip to Egypt (August 31 to Sept 14). As I 
anticipate I will never produce a proper trip report, here's a short version 
with (hopefully) usefull infos for future vivits. 


1) the visit was not a proper birding trip. Most of the time was spent with 
non-birding friends with birding limited to early morning (before breakfast). 
My main naturalist targets besides the three-banded plover were reptiles 
(snakes, marine turtles). Many of the typical Egyptian specialities were not 
specifically looked for and their absence from my sighting list does not mean 
much. 

2) we only visited the Red Sea coast south of Hurghada and the Nile Valley 
south of Luxor. Hence no Nile Delta or Sinai sightings. 


Circulation: 
the good news is that convoys have been supressed along the Nile valley (except 
to Abu Simbel) and between the Nile Valley and the Red Sea coast. Foreigners 
are now nearly free to travel these areas alone. We could take the Marsa Alam - 
Edfu road without problem. HOWEVER, the Qift - Al Qusair road is theoretically 
closed to foreigners and we had to negociate 20-30 minutes before they let us 
go through. You can't really count on it... 


A number of new roads have been opened along the Nile valley in the desert. 
They allow mowing from Aswan to Edfu to Luxor much more quickly (and safely) 
than using the Nile Valley roads. They are not always easy to find (the signs 
say "Western Desert Road" when they exist) and are not on most maps of Egypt. 
Better check on Google Earth before and use GE to note the coordinates of road 
starts etc etc . Finding the new desert road from Edfu city for ex is nearly 
impossible if you don't read/speak Arabic or have not taken all necessary GPS 
points beforehands. 


Aswan to Abu Simbel and back is still convoys (leaving 4:00, 4:30 and 11:00 
from Aswan). 


Bad news: access to Shalatein is closed to foreigners who don't have an 
egyptian guide with them. The check-point is just south of Wadi Lahami, meaning 
that those needing Lappet-faced Vulture will have to take a guide at Lahami or 
elsewhere. 



Three-banded plover: we found them (1 on 9 Sept then 3 on 10 Sept) at the usual 
place: in the fishponds along the Tut Amon village road south of Sahara city 
(this is next to Aswan). 

Access: from Aswan take the road to the airport then turn on the High Dam road. 
Just before the High Dam there is a road going straight into Sahara City. From 
there either ask for the road to Tut Amon Village or follow your GPS. 

The ponds where we saw the birds are at 23.9656 °N / 32.8506 °E and 23.9662 °N 
/ 32.8506°E. The belgians (Vincent Legrand , David Monticelli) saw them this 
spring between the Tut amon road and the fishponds in the area of sparse bushes 
that was then inundated (dry in September). The spannish team saw them in 2008 
in the fishponds also. 

  
The fishponds can be watched in two ways. 1) from the Tut Amon Road or 2) 
entering the Fish Ponds. 

1) the gate of the Tut Amon Road is at 23.9721 / 32.8506. Access along the tut 
Amon road depends on the good will of the warden. The Tut Amon Village is now 
closed so you 'll have to negociate a bit. Usually,if you ask to walk in 
(leaving your car at the gate) it should be ok. If not, wait until another 
warden is there and ask again. The first warden we tried refused absolutely to 
let us in. The second made no problem. On the third visit there was nobody at 
the gate (early morning). So just try again if it does not work the first time. 

Usually, you won't see the fishponds from the road, so the best thing to do is 
probably to leave the road and walk to the fence of the fishponds area. From 
there you'll be able to see the western series of fishponds. 


2) The gate to the fishponds are at 23.9726°N / 32.8512 °E. The fishponds are 
closed to public, but as usual in Egypt this can be negociated. On the 9/9 
early morning there was nobody at the gate and I just entered on foot. I then 
asked to someone who was working in the fisponds if i could look for birds and 
was denied access. I had to leave. On the 10/09 there was someone at the gate 
who let me in for 20 egyptian pounds (less than 3 euros) (after negociation) 
but inside the fishponds there were many people working and I had to leave 
again (after the warden gave me my money back:)). So, it might be possible to 
visit the fishponds if there is nobody working inside, or by getting a permit 
from the "High Dam Lake Authority" building inside Sahara City (close to the 
city entrance as far as I understood). There is apparentyl no problem if you 
get in the fisponds without permit: just explain you're looking for birds, and 
leave if someone asks to. The access is closed to public but it's "only" 
fishponds. You're unlikely to get intro troubles. 


I did 4 attempts to see the plovers. First attempt: access denied. Second 
attempts: access along the Tut Amon road but I stayed on the road and could not 
get a proper view of the ponds. No bird seen. Third attempt: tried the 
fishponds, was kicked out so walked along the Tut Amon Road then out of the 
road toward the fence of the fishponds and saw one individual from 23.96582 / 
32.85003 (it moved between the ponds left and right of were I was standing). 
Fourth attempt: walked into the fishponds and immediately had two birds in 
flight from 23.96885 / 32.85164 (they flew east and far, so presumably towards 
the ponds further east or the Lake Nasser shores). This was at the same time as 
we were denied access so we had to leave and go back to the same place I had 
seen one the day before. Saw one individual but again in flight only. 


Bottom line: 4 attempts to get a decent view: you can't count on a single short 
visit to tick them... 


Egyptian specialities (only the sometimes tricky ones)

Abu Simbel (7 and 8 Sept):
Most of birding was done in bays NE of the village, accessible from the tarmac 
road starting at 22.4033 / 31.5838 and either using tracks to reach the shores 
S of the road or driving to the end of the road which stops at the lake shores. 

 Egyptian Goose was less abundant than in May or March in Abu Simbel but still 
easy to find in these bays. Yellow-billed storks were less numerous than in May 
but in total perhaps around 10-15 birds. African Pied Wagtail : only 1 sighting 
in these bays (nothing close to Abu Simbel). No pelican at all. No african 
collared dove. 


Aswan (8 - 10 Sept): 
Two Egyptian Goose E side of Elephantine Island. Painted Snipe easy to see at 
the fishponds (the three-banded plover site) : at least 5-6 individuals, seen 
at each visit. Also one bird along the Nile (W side) in muddy areas from the 
road to Gharb Sohel (Siheil) village. Purple Swamphen (madagascariensis) from 
Tut Amon Village road (in the big pond at 23.963 / 32.850. Striated Herons 
everywhere along the Nile. Nile Valley Sunbird at the fishponds. 


Luxor (10-12 Sept): the usual stuff at the usual places. Senegal thick-knee 
easy on Crocodile Island (now called King's island) in fields next to the 
entrance bridge. Red Avada (usually tricky to find): one male was nest building 
in the large reed massifs around 25.6633 / 32.6230 on Crocodile Island. This is 
the same area where we had heard them in 2006 to probably a reliable site. Nile 
Valley Sunbird easy on the island. Purple Swamphen easy on the eats side of the 
island (around 25.664 / 32.618) and also seen west side (around 25.661 / 
32.621). Striated Heron also seen around Luxor. Perhaps not surprinsingly, but 
disappointing nonetheless: no open bill stork. .. 


Red Sea (31 August to 5 Sept then 12-13 Sept): Bridled and White-cheeked terns 
surprisingly easy to see compared to early May visit: both were seen at 
virtually all stops between Lahami and Hurghada, usually far offshore but 
sometimes closer, or inshore for WC tern (BT always quite far). Crested and 
Lesser Crested terns rather widespread also, although best numbers of Crested 
were north (Safaga, Qseir). Crab Plover easy at Hamata mangroves (at least 80 
on Sept 3th). Greater Sand Plover numerous (tens of individuals) at Hamata. 
Nothing suggestive of Lesser Sandplover was seen. 

African Collared Doves were surprisingly numerous and easy to find along the 
main road between Hamata and Wadi Lahami, feeding in the desert and around 
acacias. At least 6-8 different individuals. Note that in the adjacent 
mangroves all doves seen were Collared Dove, as usual. Sooty Falcon easy 
(one-two ind most visits) at Hamata and Wadi Lahami mangroves. 


Sandgrouse: a usual, we found Crowned Sandgrouse along the Red Sea coast (this 
time around Safaga) (ask me if you need precise location). Spotted were 
"common" (several groups seen) in the Western Desert along roads going from the 
Nile Valley to the new Western Desert roads both between Edfu and the WDR and 
between the WDR and Luxor. 


Migrants
Impressive migration of Grey Heron along the Red Sea coast (hundreds of 
individuals every day) and Garganey (same). Raptors not numerous: only a few 
Montagu's Harriers and Marsh Harriers. Passerine migration along the Red Sea 
(mainly in acacias in wadis): Lesser Whitethroat then Eastern Orphean Warbler, 
Lesser Grey Shrike, Masked and Red-backed Shrike, Golden Oriole, Spotted 
Flycatcher. 


Miscelaneous:
A male Namaque Dove at Equinoxe El Nabaa hotel (30 km N of Marsa Alam) was very 
probably a (local?) migrant. At least two Savi's Warbler were seen and heard in 
reeds along the W side of Crocodile Island. Nothing more unusual ... 


Best regards to all, and don't hesitate contacting me if you need further info.

Pierre

  


 
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Subject: Birding in Malta
From: "Raymond Galea" <raygalea AT onvol.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 22:05:40 +0200
Hi all

Please take a look at this new website about Birding in Malta and the Birds of 
Malta. 


www.birdinginmalta.com 

Cheers

Ray



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Subject: MALTA PROTEST ALERTS
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 08:59:20 +0200
*
*

We need your support!

During the CABS bird protection camp on Malta from 12 September to 3 
October 2009 we will send emails and a 'Twitter' message to our 
coordinators and mailing lists when protected species are criminally 
shot or when other cases of wildlife crime occur.

(Follow me on twitter.com "davidconlin")

The coordinators will post the message on Facebook and in other forums. 
The message will look something like this:

"MALTA ALERT: 6 Honey Buzzards shot in night roost 28.9. (plus any other 
relevant information)."

Please respond to this alert by sending a mail or fax to the Prime 
Minister of Malta prime.minister AT gov.mt or 
phone the Secretary to the Cabinet Tel: +356 22 001 260 Fax: +356 22 001 
262 and the Times of Malta daily AT timesofmalta.com 
and/or the Malta Independent 
tmid AT independent.com.mt .

Keep your text or telephone simple. Something on these lines will do:

"I am horrified to hear that (6 Honey Buzzards), a protected species, 
have just been shot on Malta. I wish to express and register my protest 
against the continuing acts of wildlife crime during spring migration. 
(Then add name and country)."

I am convinced that a mass of instant international and individual 
protests will have a telling political impact.

Please mail me if you have any queries - or are willing to help with the 
coordination.

David
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Subject: CABS CYPRUS SPRING CAMP ON VIDEO
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 07:26:09 +0200
The new CABS video "Bird trapping on Cyprus" is online on Youtube from 
yesterday:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_zdDBAp6cI

David

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Subject: CABS MALTA CAMP BEGINS THIS WEEKEND
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 07:23:33 +0200
CABS Operation Safe Haven starts in September
Press-Statement 21.08.2009

Bonn/Valetta. As announced by the Committee Against Bird Slaughter 
(CABS) today, the organisation will conduct a 3 week camp on Malta in 
autumn to monitor and combat illegal bird hunting. In the course of 
their activities, named *Operation Safe Haven*, 32 volunteer bird guards 
from the organisation will be present on Malta from 11 September to 4 
October 2009. Their tasks will include monitoring and recording of 
illegal trapping and hunting of protected bird species and assisting the 
Malta Police in the detection and apprehension of offenders.

The volunteers, from Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland 
the United Kingdom and the USA will be supported by three full-time CABs 
staff and a veterinary surgeon. Eight mobile teams, with operational 
areas of some 15 square kilometres in area, will be deployed daily to 
cover as much of the island as possible. Their efforts will be 
concentrated on the poaching hot spots known from previous CABS' 
operations such as the areas around Girgenti, Rabat, Siggiewi, Zurrieq, 
Marsascala, Luqa und Dingli, as well as the important bird of prey night 
roosts in Buskett, Mzieb und auf dem Mellieha Ridge. "Those observed 
shooting at protected bird species will be observed and photographed by 
our well-equipped teams and reported to the police" says Heinz Schwarze, 
president of CABS.

In past years poachers have increasingly invaded night roosts, 
frightened the birds with spotlights, and 'sportingly' shot them down 
from their perches. To combat this CABS teams will protect large night 
roosts throughout the night. Night viewing devices and infra-red cameras 
will be issued to selected team members to enable identification of 
offenders and their vehicles in the hours of darkness.

The operation will, as ever, be discussed in detail in advance with the 
Malta Police and is supported by the Maltese branch of the International 
Animal Rescue (IAR, Hamrun). "As always we hope for a quiet and safe 
passage of migrant birds over the islands to their winter quarters in 
Africa", states Heinz Schwarze.

During the annual bird protection camps on Malta over the past few years 
CABS teams have had a good record of success in detecting illegal 
poaching and reporting offenders to the authorities, as well as 
documenting numerous cases of illegal shooting of protected bird 
species. A daily online blog, with breaking news and an up-to-date 
account of CABS' activities, will be available at www.komitee.de/en from 
12 September.

David

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Subject: PARANY SONG BIRD TRAPPING
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2009 16:49:37 +0200
Please action and circulate to your contacts and links

- - - - -

I intend to close the petition in a couple of weeks and send it to the 
European Commission nj support of the report on illegal trapping.

If you have not already done so please sign it now:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-parany-trapping

We can surely do better than 1,600 signatures!

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Subject: Goosander (Mergus merganser) disturbance
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:49:23 +0200
A colleague of mine is working on an expertise concerning human 
disturbance to Goosander in their winter quarters.

I would be grateful or any information on this subject including 
relevant references.

An early reply would be appreciated.

Best regards,

David

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Subject: Pectoral Sandpiper in Malta
From: "Raymond Galea" <raygalea AT onvol.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 17:35:34 +0200
Hi all

Yesterday, 13th June 2009, a Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos was present 
at the Ghadira Nature Reserve. This is the 3rd record for the Maltese Islands 
and the only twitchable one! The other 2 records were of shot birds in the 
south of the main Island, 


A couple of pics of this great bird here:  

http://www.surfbirds.com/cgi-bin/gallery/display.cgi?gallery=gallery11

Best regards

Ray

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Subject: Fw: Little Egret with dark eyes
From: "Norman D.van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 00:54:04 +0200
Dear Ozkan,
The resemblance of your bird and mine is stunning! Even the colours of the 
facial skin are the same. If you go back to my pictures you will find more 
pictures taken during breeding time April/May, all taken in Western Europe i.e. 
in Spain, France and The Netherlands. None of these birds have dark eyes while 
their facial skin is pale blue-ish. 

It is said that one race i.e. the race garzetta occurs from all the way from 
Spain to Japan. Could it be, I wonder, that the differences we see in our 
pictures reflect a genuine difference between the Little Egrets of the West and 
East Mediterranean? 

Regards, Norman

From: "ozkan uner | europho.to" 
To: 
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: [MEBirdNet] Little Egret with dark eyes

> Hi Norman
>
> May be because of breeding time colors change. I dont have any scientific
> information but i find two photos from nearly same period of the year,
> similar little egret photos. Photos taken in Meric Delta, near Greek 
> border
> of Turkey. I attach them to the mail for you, mines eyes are also looks a
> bit greyish. I havent noticed it before.
> photos can be seen at:

http://www.europho.to/081-egrettagarzetta-2928.jpg

http://www.europho.to/082-egrettagarzetta-2929.jpg

> Warm Regards
> ozkan uner | www.europho.to
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Norman D.van Swelm" 

>> About a month ago I photographed an adult Little Egret Egretta garzetta
>> with dark greyish eyes and a pink to purple facial skin. Pictures can be
>> seen here:
>>
>>
>> 
http://www.radioactiverobins.com/egretta%20garzetta/indexegrettagarzetta1.htm 

>>
>>
>> scroll down to the last pictures.
>>
>> As a rule the eyes of Little Egrets are pale yellow in both adults and
>> juveniles. Are there any other records of Little Egrets with dark eyes?
>> Cheers, Norman


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Subject: Fw: [MEBirdNet] Little Egret with dark eyes
From: "Norman D.van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 00:54:04 +0200
Dear Ozkan,
The resemblance of your bird and mine is stunning! Even the colours of the 
facial skin are the same. If you go back to my pictures you will find more 
pictures taken during breeding time April/May, all taken in Western Europe i.e. 
in Spain, France and The Netherlands. None of these birds have dark eyes while 
their facial skin is pale blue-ish. 

It is said that one race i.e. the race garzetta occurs from all the way from 
Spain to Japan. Could it be, I wonder, that the differences we see in our 
pictures reflect a genuine difference between the Little Egrets of the West and 
East Mediterranean? 

Regards, Norman

From: "ozkan uner | europho.to" 
To: 
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: [MEBirdNet] Little Egret with dark eyes

> Hi Norman
>
> May be because of breeding time colors change. I dont have any scientific
> information but i find two photos from nearly same period of the year,
> similar little egret photos. Photos taken in Meric Delta, near Greek 
> border
> of Turkey. I attach them to the mail for you, mines eyes are also looks a
> bit greyish. I havent noticed it before.
> photos can be seen at:

http://www.europho.to/081-egrettagarzetta-2928.jpg

http://www.europho.to/082-egrettagarzetta-2929.jpg

> Warm Regards
> ozkan uner | www.europho.to
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Norman D.van Swelm" 

>> About a month ago I photographed an adult Little Egret Egretta garzetta
>> with dark greyish eyes and a pink to purple facial skin. Pictures can be
>> seen here:
>>
>>
>> 
http://www.radioactiverobins.com/egretta%20garzetta/indexegrettagarzetta1.htm 

>>
>>
>> scroll down to the last pictures.
>>
>> As a rule the eyes of Little Egrets are pale yellow in both adults and
>> juveniles. Are there any other records of Little Egrets with dark eyes?
>> Cheers, Norman_______________________________________________
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Subject: Fw: [MEBirdNet] Little Egret with dark eyes
From: "Norman D.van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 00:54:04 +0200
Dear Ozkan,
The resemblance of your bird and mine is stunning! Even the colours of the 
facial skin are the same. If you go back to my pictures you will find more 
pictures taken during breeding time April/May, all taken in Western Europe i.e. 
in Spain, France and The Netherlands. None of these birds have dark eyes while 
their facial skin is pale blue-ish. 

It is said that one race i.e. the race garzetta occurs from all the way from 
Spain to Japan. Could it be, I wonder, that the differences we see in our 
pictures reflect a genuine difference between the Little Egrets of the West and 
East Mediterranean? 

Regards, Norman

From: "ozkan uner | europho.to" 
To: 
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: [MEBirdNet] Little Egret with dark eyes

> Hi Norman
>
> May be because of breeding time colors change. I dont have any scientific
> information but i find two photos from nearly same period of the year,
> similar little egret photos. Photos taken in Meric Delta, near Greek 
> border
> of Turkey. I attach them to the mail for you, mines eyes are also looks a
> bit greyish. I havent noticed it before.
> photos can be seen at:

http://www.europho.to/081-egrettagarzetta-2928.jpg

http://www.europho.to/082-egrettagarzetta-2929.jpg

> Warm Regards
> ozkan uner | www.europho.to
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Norman D.van Swelm" 

>> About a month ago I photographed an adult Little Egret Egretta garzetta
>> with dark greyish eyes and a pink to purple facial skin. Pictures can be
>> seen here:
>>
>>
>> 
http://www.radioactiverobins.com/egretta%20garzetta/indexegrettagarzetta1.htm 

>>
>>
>> scroll down to the last pictures.
>>
>> As a rule the eyes of Little Egrets are pale yellow in both adults and
>> juveniles. Are there any other records of Little Egrets with dark eyes?
>> Cheers, Norman


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Subject: Release the Usbek environmental activist Makset Kosbergenov (non-Facebook users)
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 17:12:22 +0200
For non-Facebook users:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/release-Makset-Kosbergenov


Makset Kosbergenov has been arrested on trumped up charges in order to 
block his efforts to fight environmental crime and corruption in Uzbekistan.


Support from Western Europe and the rest of the world is now essential. 
Your signature on this petition will help to raise the matter to an 
international level.

http://apps.facebook.com/petitions/view?pid=232874770# 


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Subject: Release the Usbek environmental activist Makset Kosbergenov
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 14:11:48 +0200
Makset Kosbergenov has been arrested on trumped up charges in order to 
block his efforts to fight environmental crime and corruption in Uzbekistan.


Support from Western Europe and the rest of the world is now essential. 
Your signature on this petition will help to raise the matter to an 
international level.

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Subject: Save the Lapwings
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:30:25 +0200
In support of the initiative by BirdLife International and the French 
Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO) to achieve a ban on Lapwing 
killing in the EU, particularly in France, CABS and Proact have started 
an email protest campaign directed at the French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The email can be sent from the CABS website - in French and German -  at:

http://www.komitee.de/online/index.php?protestmail&protest=sarkozy

The text in English reads:

"/Dear President,/

/Despite intensive efforts to protect the species, Lapwing populations 
in Europe have declined by more than half in the period 1985-2005. If 
this trend continues, it is only a question of time before the species 
disappears altogether from Europe. In view of this drastic and negative 
population development, the killing of hundreds of thousands of 
individuals can no longer be considered sustainable and must be stopped 
immediately. I therefore demand that you exercise all your powers to 
effect a ban on the hunting and trapping of Lapwing and other endangered 
wader species in France. /

/Yours sincerely/"

Please take time to support this campaign.

For those who have not yet seen the CABS video of Lapwing trapping in 
Northern France (and the barbaric stone crush traps) please go to 
http://www.komitee.de/en/index.php?youtube_france

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Subject: Hunting-free reserve on Malta
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 12:04:43 +0100
The Malta NGOs deserve your support. Keep the Malta countryside free 
from hunting - illegal or otherwise:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Majjistral/index.html

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Subject: A NEW ATTEMPT TO CHANGE ITALIAN HUNTING LAW
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 18:42:33 +0100
*
*

In the next few weeks, hunting extremists and their supporters in 
Italian politics, will make their by far most determined attempt ever to 
change Italian hunting legislation. This group, the so-called 
Sparasiepi, call for a complete lifting of almost all restrictions 
arising from environmental or animal conservation and protection 
considerations.

The old hunting legislation, itself an uneasy compromise between hunters 
and conservationists, will be altered beyond recognition and 
emasculated. Some main points of the proposed new reformed law are for 
instance.

 

·         16 year olds will be permitted to hunt

·         Little Owls may be used as live decoys

·         Decoy birds must not be ringed

·         Hunters will not require a permit for stuffing their trophies

·         all species of bird may be used as live decoys If they are 
captive-bred

·         Hunting from boats and ships will be permitted as long as the 
motor is not in use while hunting

·         Hunting-free areas will be reduced and the designation of new 
nature reserves made more difficult

·         Hunters of migrant birds may shoot for an extra half hour at 
dawn and dusk

·         The regions and provinces will have more say on what species 
my be shot and when

·         Hunters will be permitted a 20 day mobility period throughout 
Italy to follow and shoot migrant species

 

To counter this assault on wildlife, Italy's largest nature protection 
organisations have banded together to conduct a joint media and protest 
postcard campaign.


Support them now at 
http://proact-campaigns.net/italy/protest_new_hunting_laws.html

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Subject: Fw: [EBN] Re: Shorebirds in the cold
From: "Norman D.van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 15:18:51 +0100
Here is the correct link:


 
http://www.radioactiverobins.com/snipes-waders/cannibalism%20in%20the%20cold.htm 

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Subject: Re: Shorebirds in the cold
From: "Norman D.van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 14:53:51 +0100
Now that the winter 2008-2009 is over and the first Swallows have been 
reported it is time to reflect on what sort of winter it really was. 
According to the UK MET office it was the coldest winter in ten years while 
the Dutch MET Office ranked it as the coldest in twelve years. From my 
observations at the start of the year Malcolm concluded that I was 
predicting a severe winter. I wish I had! What I was reporting was wader 
movements similar to the ones I had seen in previous severe winters. I also 
expressed fears that if it were to be a severe winter large numbers of 
waders, in particular Oystercatchers, would starve, not just because of the 
cold but because of depleted shellstocks due to over-exploitation in the 
past ten years.
Though this winter turned out to be cold to the point that the qualification 
'severe' is justified it just, by sheer chance, it did not result in mass 
starvation among waders.
Just when the first victims fell and when the photograph here:

 
http://www.radioactiverobins.com/snipes-waders/cannibalism%20in%20the%20cold.htmwas 
taken it began to thaw for a week or so when the frost returned and somedays 
later disappeared again and this is what became typical for the winterin the 
Dutch delta. Unusual was that the cold came from the southeast ratherthan from 
the northeast which is normally the case in The Netherlands. Apartfrom waders 
the usual species that suffer in severe winters are Kingfisher,Grey Heron and 
Wren. Though the full facts have yet to come from breedingcensuses later on it 
looks as if this winter the Kingfisher is the only onewhich suffered 
considerable losses.An illustration as to how strange this winter was in it's 
effects comparedto previous ones is that both Cetti's Warbler and Fan-tailed 
Warblers havesurvived! Cetti's Warbler settled in The Netherlands during the 
seventiesafter a long absence of cold winters since the extremely severe winter 
of1962-63. However Cetti's were completely wiped out ag! 

 ain during the shortharsh winter of 1978-79. Slowly they came up again after 
the last coldwinter op 1997. Fan-tails are a relative newcomer and remarkably 
manage tosurvive in the extreme SW of the delta in Flanders.We hade two other 
newcomers in the nineties: Little Egret and Great Egret.Little Egrets now 
typically winter in the delta foraging mainly onsticklebacks in brackish and 
salt water. From visits to the various roostsand the absence of sightings it 
appears that quite a few of them died.Several hundred Great Egrets were present 
in The Netherlands when the coldcame in. Their habitat and feeding habits 
overlap considerably with Greyheron which means that if fish is out of reach 
they readily fill up wihrodents. To date only two birds were received by the 
National Nat.His.Museumand many are still around live and kicking.It would be 
interesting to hear experiences from elsewhere.Cheers, Norman> In message 
, Norman D.van> Swel! 

 m  writes>>>>Malcolm Ogilvie> Oh come !
 on, Norm
an. Please produce some meteorological>>data that shows>>> that cold weather at 
the turn of the year is regularly followed by a>>> severe winter.<>>>>Well 
Malcolm in all but one severe winters I was around this was the>>case!>> With 
apologies for doubting your word, Norman, it was because I wasn't> prepared to 
take your recollections as fact that I asked for> meteorological data.>> Our 
newspapers regularly offer predictions (from amateur weather> forecasts) of 
severe winters to come, but somehow they don't> materialise.>>> As for the 
present winter there is no end in sight and it is only a>>matter of days the 
first waders will die in the Dutch delta. I have>>seen it happen before!>>> 
That's as maybe, but you spoke of a "severe winter", which I understand> to be 
rather longer than a few days.>>>Malcolm Ogilvie>>Nothing new as>>>>every 
decade in the past had between one and three such winters.>>> Which were the 
other two in the 2000s?<>>>>Well, last winter was a very cold one ! 

 in Europe and the Dutch coast>>only just escaped a long cold spell, same in 
2005.>> Hmm, I take that as meaning that neither were "severe" winters!> 
Malcolm Ogilvie, Isle of Islay 

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Subject: Volunteers for CABS bird protection camp autumn 2009
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 11:25:09 +0100
We are now starting to open the list for volunteers for our bird 
protection camp in Brescia, N. Italy, 3 October - 1 November 2009.

This is our camp for first-timers with CABS.

We will cover all reasonable travel costs within Europe and provide 
accommodation. Minimum stay is one week. For more information please 
mail me at david.conlin AT komitee.de

More on the camp here: http://www.komitee.de/en/index.php?participation

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Subject: Stone Crush Traps: request for assistance
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 17:37:48 +0100
Please pass on to anyone who may be able to assist:

Between December 2006 and January 2009, CABS teams visited several dozen 
trapping sites with some 2,000 stone crush traps and recorded the 
trapping results. The aim was to check the figures on which the French 
government had based their decision to permit their use.

The results are unambiguous: As expected, not only thrushes were found 
in the traps; almost 20 % of birds trapped were of protected species - 
some selectivity! The claim that the heavy limestone slabs would trap 
the smaller protected species alive was also disproved. 75 % of all 
trapped birds were dead, thrushes and protected species alike. Those 
that had survived were usually so badly injured that they could not be 
released into the wild. Not a single bird of a protected species was 
found alive.

There is more information 
here: http://www.komitee.de/en/index.php?stonetraps and a video clip 
here: http://www.komitee.de/en/index.php?youtube_france

With funding from the German Animal Protection Trust CABS has produced a 
comprehensive report on stone crush traps, which it presented to the 
European Commission on 10 February 2009. The Petitions Committee of the 
European Parliament is also considering a CABS petition on the matter.

The Commission has now asked us to resubmit our evidence when witnessed 
by a notary public. This means in concrete terms that we are looking for 
a registered notary/notary public from a EU member state, who is 
prepared to accompany us next winter on one or more 6 day visits to the 
Central Massif in Southern France. Ideally we are looking for someone a 
bird or nature lover who is ready and fit for a daily hike across the 
countryside. A love of French wine and food (except song birds) would 
also be an advantage but is not essential. We will cover all travel and 
associated costs and also the necessary fees but hope that overall costs 
will not be excessive.

I hope that someone on list may be able to suggest someone who fits the 
bill and would be prepared to assist us. I can provide if required a 
copy of our report to the Commission, which we presented in person on 10 
February.

Thank you,

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Subject: Raptor persecution in Germany
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 11:13:56 +0100
No end to the persecution of birds of prey - another 6 Buzzards found 
dead in Heinsberg, North-Rhine Westphalia:

http://www.komitee.de/en/index.php?heinsberg2009

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Subject: Lapwing trapping: A scandalous stance by France and the European Commission
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2009 18:53:54 +0100
Please pass this information to your lists and contacts:

*
*French (and Spanish) hunters and trappers have 'Carte blanche' to hunt 
and eat declining protected bird species. A particularly crass example 
of this is the trapping and killing of hundreds of thousands of lapwings 
(/Vanellus vanellus/). This species is gradually disappearing from many 
farmland and wetland habitats in Europe. The 'traditional' practice of 
laying out pond complexes with huge clap nets to trap Lapwings, Golden 
Plover (/Pluvialis apricaria/) and other wader species is permitted by 
the French Ecology Ministry and tolerated by the European Commission.

It is time that this scandalous practice was put a stop to. For more 
information, including a CABS video clip of lapwing trapping in France 
and a link to a Proact campaigns protest Email, please visit:

http://www.komitee.de/en/index.php?youtube_france

and add your support to the protest to the European Commission and the 
French Government.

 

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Subject: it's down to plain old arithmatic stupid!
From: "Norman D.van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 01:36:27 +0100
FYI 
Just think how many seabirds will perish unseen!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: mark duchamp 
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2009 6:38 PM
Subject: [RaptorBiology] windpower trend : 7500 GW by 2025*" If current trends 
continue, the report claims wind capacity* ( in the 

world )* could reach 7,500GW by 2025 "*

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jan/08/windpower-energy

Supposing an average of 2 MW per turbine, that's 3,750,000 wind turbines.

25 birds killed per turbine/year* ---> 25 x 3,750,000 = 93,750,000 dead
birds /year
* As shown by various studies : Lekuona in Spain, Everaert in Belgium,
Winkelman in the Netherlands, etc.
www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=1875

Now let's add the new high-tension lines to link the windfarms to the grid,
 AT  10 km per windfarm :

3,750,000 divided by ~50 turbines per windfarm = 75,000 windfarms -->
750,000 km

750,000 km x 200 birds per km/year* = 150 million dead birds/year

*Grand total :* 150,000,000 + 93,750,000 = *~250 million dead birds a year*.

* www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=3717

*Plus the bats...*

As reported by Sylvia Wallace, migrating bird numbers are already shrinking
rapidly. And another study by Birdlife Int´l found other birds species to be
also on the decline. So now, we will be adding to the plight of the birds
another 250 million killings per year.
As reported by Sylvia Wallace.
Yet the RSPB, the Audubon Society, and most ornithologists often declare
that windfarms are not killing "significant" numbers of birds.

I happen to think that 2,300 eagles already killed by windfarms in
California is "significant".

I happen to think that 2,000 vultures killed *every year* by windfarms in
Spain is "significant".

And I happen to think that 250 million birds to be killed in the world *
yearly* will be "significant".

But then again, unlike many bird societies and ornithologists, I have no
financial interest in windfarms.

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INCONVENIENT VIDEOS : www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=3729

The dark side of windfarms : www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=1228
Pictures of windfarm victims ( eagles etc. ), of turbines on fire, of
collapsed turbines, of soil & water contamination etc. :
http://spaces.msn.com/mark-duchamp

ESPAÑOL :
Videos inconvenientes : www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=3729
La cara oscura de los parques eólicos:
www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=1255
Fotos de víctimas de parques eólicos ( águilas etc. ), incendios de
aerogeneradores, contaminación de las aguas por sus lubricantes etc. :
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Subject: CABS reports 2008 distribution
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 14:22:19 +0100
Please find the final report for the Brescia camp here:

http://www.komitee.de/en/index.php?brescia_2008

and the Sardinia camp here:

http://www.komitee.de/en/index.php?bresciadiary08

The annual operational review will be online shortly.


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Subject: Non-bird - but of conservation importance
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:13:21 +0100
TROPHY KILLING OF RARE WILD SHEEP SPECIES IN UZBEKISTAN

 

On 2 December 2008, the Uzbek media reported that the Bulgarian 
President, Mr Georgi Parvanov, went hunting and shot dead an Ovis ammon 
severtzovi, Kyzylkum (Wild) Sheep, in the Nuratin nature reserve while 
on an official visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

The VIP hunt was planned a month earlier ,well before the President's 
visit to Uzbekistan. 

The Kyzylkum Sheep is an endangered species with only between several 
hundred and two thousand individuals surviving today. Nuratin is a 
strictly protected nature reserve (Ia category of IUCN). Hunting, or any 
other form of human activity that could endanger or harm the wildlife, 
is strictly prohibited. Kyzylkum Sheep trophies are quite expensive - a 
licence costs some 20,000 USD - and only a very few may be shot legally 
every year.

Bulgarian conservationists and normal citizens are outraged and believe 
that their President should concern himself with the protection rather 
than hunting of these animals and observe rather than break the law. As 
president of a EU state, Mr Parvanov could have concerned himself with 
the disgraceful state of human rights in Uzbekistan rather than taking 
part in a hunt organised by the Uzbek state security services. 

A petition calling on the president to distance himself from this 
disgrace by returning the trophy to Usbekistan is at:

http://en.forthenature.org/petitions/Return_the_Trophy_Mr_President

 

Please find the time to visit the site and register your protest by email.

 

Thank you,

 

David Conlin (Proact) and Stefan Avramov (Bulgaria)
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Subject: Has EBN changed it's address?
From: "Norman D.van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2008 23:25:12 +0100
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Christian Dronneau 
To: Norman D.van Swelm 
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 2:32 PM

I have tried to send a message to EBN at this two adresses (ebn AT physis.pnw.fi 
and EBN AT birdlife.fi), but both failed. Did the adress changed recently ? 
Thank's a lot in advance for your answer, 


Christian Dronneau
Strasbourg

My message for EBN :
"Dear birders,


 I need some informations on the breeding status (first breeding and current 
approximatif number of breeding pairs) of Larus michahellis in the following 
european countries : England, Netherland, Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovaquie, 
Tchequie and Hungary (is the species a breeding bird in Finland ? Not 
considering the taxon omissus). It is for a speech in ten days on the 
post-breeding dispersion of the species in east France (several tens jung birds 
colour-ringed with Martin Bochert). Thank's a lot in advance. 

  Best wishes,

  Christian Dronneau
  Strasbourg, east France"
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Subject: [EBN] Statisticians
From: "John Murray Penhallurick" <jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 12:35:50 +1100
Dear Friends,

Are there any professional statisticians out there, particularly academics?
I would like to consult one of them on a matter. Please reply off line.

Thanks,

 

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Subject: Statisticians
From: "John Murray Penhallurick" <jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 12:35:50 +1100
Dear Friends,

Are there any professional statisticians out there, particularly academics?
I would like to consult one of them on a matter. Please reply off line.

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Subject: Italy: Court bans hunting of song birds
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 17:12:31 +0200
Rome. The Italian supreme administrative court this morning declared the 
hunting of 5 song bird species protected by EU legislation to be 
inadmissible and thereby saved the lives of millions of birds. Lawyers 
instructed by CABS and their Italian partner organisation had presented 
a complaint to the court in Rome as, in the view of the 
conservationists, the shooting of these species in the Lombardy and 
Veneto regions contravenes the EU bird protection guidelines. In today's 
hearing before the supreme court in Lazio, the judges followed this 
argument and declared without further ado the hunting laws passed by the 
regional governments to be invalid.
 
As song birds are much desired as a traditional delicacy, the regional 
governments in Milan and Venice had permitted hunting of the Europe-wide 
protected song bird from 21 September 2008 onwards. The victims of the 
amended laws were Chaffinches, Bramblings, Starlings, Sparrows and 
Meadow Pipits. This meant that theoretically some 15 million birds - 3 
per species, hunter and day in season - could be shot. Even though this 
has been legally banned from today, the judgement comes too late for 
many birds. CABS President Heinz Schwarze complains:  "Unfortunately our 
case was not heard until 3 weeks after the start of the hunting season. 
Hundreds of thousands of birds were shot before this judgement took 
effect - with no judicial consequences for the hunters involved".
 
In order to combat illegal bird trapping and shooting on the ground, 
CABS has organised its 25th annual bird protection camp in Brescia 
province this year, with more than 100 volunteers. The aim of the 4 week 
operation is to seek and destroy illegal bird traps and nets in the 
forests of the Southern Alps. To date, operations have resulted in the 
seizure of more than 700 traps and nets and the arrest of 24 poachers by 
the Italian forest police. 


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Subject: Bird slaughter on Malta
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:16:35 +0200
I spent a week with Shai protecting birds on Malta. We were called 
"f**king Nazis" and passing hunters shouted "Heil Hitler" and raised 
their right arm out of their pick-up windows.

I therefore thought this letter to the Times of Malta was worth quoting 
in full on a wide distribution:

[QUOTE]

*The birds belong to us all*

Shai Agmon, Jerusalem, Israel

During my recent trip to Malta, where I assisted in protecting migrant 
birds on their way to their winter quarters in Europe, I daily ran the 
gamut of verbal abuse from Maltese hunters.

In the online comments to our YouTube filming of the shooting down of a 
black stork we were invited - inter alia - to "go to Auschwitz-Birkenau 
and take a video there. I've heard that back in the day there used to be 
a lot of massacres there too".

I was named after my great uncle Sheya (the prophet Isaiah in Yiddish) 
Hasten, who was murdered along with the majority of my family in Nazi 
Europe.

I am also a proud and active member of the Committee Against Bird 
Slaughter (Cabs) and work for BirdLife International all year long as a 
field ornithologist.

In the last passing days I stood among friends from Poland, Germany, 
Britain, the US, Italy and Malta and saw with my own eyes hundreds of 
wild birds, some of great rarity, being shot down, most of them just for 
the fun of it; no one bothered to even pick them up.

I have been to many hunting zones around the region, including the death 
fields of Cyprus and the killing hills of northern Italy but I've never 
seen anything like the slaughter on Malta. It's time to stop the lies: 
killing every-thing that moves is no Maltese tradition; the majority of 
the people of Malta see it as (and I quote) "a barbaric crazy bunch who 
carry guns for the last few decades".

It is not an ancient tradition; the barbaric hunting of everything that 
moves has never been the tradition.

To call Cabs Nazis or to send us to Auschwitz-Birkenau is beneath 
contempt - the evil of one cannot excuse the villainy of the other.

All the hunters who read this letter should ask themselves: Is there any 
other country in Europe or the world where you hear more gunshots than 
bird songs?

I'm Jewish, I'm a Cabs member and don't bother to send me to 
Auschwitz-Birkenau. I'm the living evidence that we've survived that as 
well (this goes to the coward who shot at us in Miz.ieb early in the 
morning of September 20).

Oh, and before they start writing stuff on Israeli-Palestinian 
relations, I've already asked my Palestinian colleague to attend our 
next camp on Malta.

Stop blaming others; it's your own country you destroy but the birds 
belong to all!

[/QUOTE]

We would welcome many more nationalities in our team next year.

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Subject: Indian Roller Bahrain 2nd record
From: howardk <howardk AT batelco.com.bh>
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2008 07:47:24 +0300
Today Adrian Drummond Hill found an Indian Roller at Badaan Farm Bahrain 
- this is the second record for Bahrain the first was way back in August 
1996 when I found one at Dair north of the Airport that one stayed 
around until the December so hopefully this one should stay long enough 
for all to see.

See O&B with AJ for  image
http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/aj_stub.php


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Subject: Millions of protected song birds to be exempted from protection in Italy
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2008 13:06:44 +0200
*Nature protection organisations to challenge the relaxation of local 
hunting laws in court *

 The Northern Italian regions of Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto 
have, at the beginning of August, announced the hunting regulations for 
the autumn 2008 hunting season and, as expected, have announced a wide 
assortment of huntable bird species. In addition to those species which 
may be hunted throughout Italy (Fieldfare, Redwing, Song Thrush, 
Blackbird and Skylark), these regions have also announced the lifting of 
the ban on bird species which are afforded protection throughout Europe.

Lombardy, which at this time of year almost traditionally publishes a 
list of species which hunters are keen to shoot, and which equally 
regularly loses its case in the courts, will permit the shooting of 
hundreds of thousands of  Chaffinches, Bramblings as well as Italian and 
Tree Sparrows. In addition, from 21 September onwards Starlings, which 
are a huntable species under EU law but are on the Italian list of 
protected species, may also be shot

In Emilia-Romagna Starling, Italian and Tree Sparrow may also be shot 
from the end of September onwards and in addition hunting of Cormorant 
and Collared Dove will also be permitted.

Veneto surpasses all other regions with its liberal regulations. Here 
may not only Starling, Chaffinch and Brambling be shot, but also the 
Meadow Pipit - a species which has suffered large population declines, 
not only in Europe but also in the rest of Europe.

Each region has different regulations with regard to the numbers of 
birds which may be killed. On average, each of the 150,000 hunters in 
the three affected regions is permitted to shoot 3 individuals of every 
species on each of the 55 days of the hunting season. This amounts to a 
theoretically numerical blood-letting of almost 25 million protected birds!

CABS, together with its Italian partner organisation Lega Abolizione 
Caccia (LAC) , is examining what legal 
steps are necessary in the individual regions. The first legal 
complaints against the relaxation of the hunting laws in Lombardy are in 
preparation.

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Subject: another hybrid duck
From: "Norman D.van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 01:16:51 +0200
This week I found what looks to me like a Pintail Anas acuta hybrid. If you 
feel you know the other taxon involved please let me know. Look at the 3rd and 
4th picture here please: 



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Subject: Shearwater and plastic waste in Mediterranea
From: Cyril Schönbächler <troglodyte AT bluewin.ch>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 17:07:27 +0100
Hi folks,
I'm looking for publications or informations about the problematic of 
plastic waste and Shearwaters ssp. in the Mediterranea basin.
Anything like these websites but specifically about Cory's, Balearic or 
Levant's Shearwater ? Or even Gulls or Storm-Petrels ?
Any pictures of dead young Shearwater full of plastics (like for the 
Albatross) ?

http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/
Algalita Marine Research Foundation : http://www.algalita.org/index.html
Pacific Trash Vortex : 
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/oceans/pollution/trash-vortex 



Thanks for your help
Cyril
Geneva, Switzerland

PS : it is for an NGO called "Participe Futur" (cf 
www.participefutur.org ), for a 4 years project in Mediterranea.
You can see some of their maps here : 
http://www.participefutur.org/ressources/macro-general.html



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Subject: Re: [BirdsinRussia] eastern Black-headed Wagtails
From: "Norman D.van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 16:37:59 +0200
And I Magnus was very interested why you thought my bird was in it's 2nd 
calendar year! Where is your answer to that? On dark-headed males thunbergi 
Ahlström et al say they only very rarely occur and that they are never jet 
black! As far as I am aware there are no pictures of them. Perhaps they were 
in fact feldegg as well, who knows? Here you can see male thunbergi's on 
passage in late May in The Netherlands:

 
http://members.lycos.nl/radioactiverobins/wagtails-eastrn-othr%20white-/grey-headed%20yellow%20wagtail%20motacilla%20flava%20thunbergi.htm 


Norman

Magnus Hellström wrote:> Norman, I would be very interested to hear about 
records of (true)
> feldegg with such extensive spotting across the breast. I don't
> exclude the possibility, but it sure would be rare... The hindneck of
> your bird fits a dark headed thunbergi well. Several such birds are
> recorded every spring in N Europe and is treu pitfall for the
> identification of feldegg.<

> 2008/7/18 Norman D.van Swelm :
>> Lee, the pictures here:

 
http://members.lycos.nl/radioactiverobins/wagtails-eastrn-othr%20white-/sykess%20yellow%20wagtail%20motacilla%20flava%20beema.htm 


Norman wrote: >Why is this bird in it's 2nd calender year Magnus? As for the 
spotting I
>>> can't imagine the relevance of that is as decisive as you say, it can be
>>> seen in many other flava races, have a look at the Sykes'Wagtails that 
>>> were
>>> present as well:

 
http://members.lycos.nl/radioactiverobins/wagtails-eastrn-othr%20white-/sykess%20yellow%20wagtail%20motacilla%20flava%20beema.htm 


>> Magnus Helstrom wrote: >On my screen the neck looks grey (with a faint
>> blueish hue), and the
>> bird shows a rather extensive dark spotting on the breast. I don't
>> think there are any feldegg genes involved at all, but instead a
>> dark-headed 2nd calender year thunbergi.<

>> 2008/7/17 Norman D.van Swelm :
>>> This spring saw prolonged periods of easterly winds in Western Europe 
>>> and
>>> consequently many vagrants of eastern origin followed. Among them a male
>>> 'White-chinned' Black-headed Wagtail M.f.feldegg/ melanogrisea see here:

 
http://members.lycos.nl/radioactiverobins/wagtails-eastrn-othr%20white-/black-headed%20%20wagtail%20motacilla%20flava%20feldegg.htm 


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Subject: More Greylag Geese colour-marked on Rügen - assistance needed for reading and reporting of neck ring numbers
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 13:25:51 +0200
In 2007 33 Greylag Geese were ringed on the Nonnensee near the town of 
Bergen on Rügen Island. In June/July this year a further 139 geese were 
fitted with yellow neck rings (the letter 'N' and 'H' and two figures 
rotated through 270°). The capture and ringing was carried out by 
members of the Rügen Ornithology and Conservation Specialist Group 
(Thomas Heinicke, Matthias Bräse etc.) with the assistance of the 
Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) Berlin (Norbert Kenntner 
etc.), who conducted tests for lead shot deposits in the birds.

In addition to 2 birds from the local population (1 ad. and 4 juv.) a 
further 134 moulting non-breeders were marked. The aim of the study is 
to find out the geographical origin and migration behaviour of the 
numerous moult visitors. The Nonnensee, with some 2,300 Greylags in June 
2007 and almost 2,200 in June 2008, is at present the largest Greylag 
moult area in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and indeed the whole of 
Eastern Germany.

There have been interesting sighting reports of last year's birds. 
 Single observations were made from Italy, Hungary and the Czech 
Republic as well as two from Poland and numerous others from the German 
states of Western Pomerania, Brandenburg and eastern Saxony. This 
indicates that most of the moulting birds are probably part of the 
Central European population.  Only one bird Was reported from Holland 
where it unsuccessfully attempted to breed and where it also moulted. 
Two of the young birds which fledged at the Nonnensee were also observed 
in Holland, Lower Saxony and Brandenburg, which indicates that the 
Nonnensee breeding population follow the migration route of the 
Northwest European population to West and South west Europe. The 
majority of the moult visitors and also the ringed birds have now left 
the moult water again so that ringed birds can be expected to arrive at 
other rest areas.

 
We would like to call on all ornithologists, particularly those who 
regularly check the rest areas in North and Eastern Germany, to look out 
for Greylags with yellow neck rings. In addition to general details of 
the ring reading we would be grateful for any additional 
information/observations on rest habitat, size of groups and social 
status of the birds. Observations can be recorded at the website 
www.geese.org  (for registered users) or to the 
contact address below- All observers will of course be sent a life 
history of her or his goose!

 

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Subject: Re: [BirdsinRussia] eastern Black-headed Wagtails
From: "Norman D.van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 00:12:21 +0200
Lee, the pictures here:


http://members.lycos.nl/radioactiverobins/wagtails-eastrn-othr%20white-/sykess%20yellow%20wagtail%20motacilla%20flava%20beema.htm 


were taken during spring migration in The Netherlands . I am unaware of 
differences in Blue-headeds from Central and Western Europe. There has been an 
article by Dubois in Birding World describing beema look-a-likes from NW 
France. 

Very best wishes, Norman 

Lee G R Evans wrote: >Am I missing something here but surely the selection of 
images in your link 

relate to Blue-headed Wagtails (flava of Central Europe). What makes them 
Sykes' Wagtails? I see nothing in your images that would not lead me to believe 

that they are not normal flava.<

>Why is this bird in it's 2nd calender year Magnus? As for the spotting I can't 
imagine the relevance of that is as decisive as you say, it can be seen in many 
other flava races, have a look at the Sykes'Wagtails that were present as well: 



http://members.lycos.nl/radioactiverobins/wagtails-eastrn-othr%20white-/sykess%20yellow%20wagtail%20motacilla%20flava%20beema.htm 


Norman

Magnus Helstrom wrote: >On my screen the neck looks grey (with a faint blueish 
hue), and the 

bird shows a rather extensive dark spotting on the breast. I don't
think there are any feldegg genes involved at all, but instead a
dark-headed 2nd calender year thunbergi.<

2008/7/17 Norman D.van Swelm :
> This spring saw prolonged periods of easterly winds in Western Europe and
> consequently many vagrants of eastern origin followed. Among them a male
> 'White-chinned' Black-headed Wagtail M.f.feldegg/ melanogrisea see here:
>
> 
http://members.lycos.nl/radioactiverobins/wagtails-eastrn-othr%20white-/black-headed%20%20wagtail%20motacilla%20flava%20feldegg.htmHave 

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Subject: Re: [BirdsinRussia] eastern Black-headed Wagtails
From: "Norman D.van Swelm" <Norman.vanswelm AT wxs.nl>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:22:57 +0200
Why is this bird in it's 2nd calender year Magnus? As for the spotting I can't 
imagine the relevance of that is as decisive as you say, it can be seen in many 
other flava races, have a look at the Sykes'Wagtails that were present as well: 


 
http://members.lycos.nl/radioactiverobins/wagtails-eastrn-othr%20white-/sykess%20yellow%20wagtail%20motacilla%20flava%20beema.htm 


Norman

Magnus Helstrom wrote: >On my screen the neck looks grey (with a faint blueish 
hue), and the 

bird shows a rather extensive dark spotting on the breast. I don't
think there are any feldegg genes involved at all, but instead a
dark-headed 2nd calender year thunbergi.<

2008/7/17 Norman D.van Swelm :
> This spring saw prolonged periods of easterly winds in Western Europe and
> consequently many vagrants of eastern origin followed. Among them a male
> 'White-chinned' Black-headed Wagtail M.f.feldegg/ melanogrisea see here:
>
> 
http://members.lycos.nl/radioactiverobins/wagtails-eastrn-othr%20white-/black-headed%20%20wagtail%20motacilla%20flava%20feldegg.htmHave 

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Subject: Rosefinches completed
From: "John Murray Penhallurick" <jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:32:43 +1000
Dear Friends,

I am delighted to say that I finished updating my account of all the
Rosefinchs on my website http://worldbirdinfo.net
 

,covering the genera Urocynchramus,Carpodacus,Pyrrhospiza and Kozlowia.  All
the splits are there are fully explained. Check it out, it’s free!

 

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Subject: Re: Late spring in Tromsø
From: John Tongue <jspk AT iprimus.com.au>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 22:18:25 +1000
Thanks, Wim, for your very interesting reports from the far north.  I  
love the descriptions for the bird songs in this latest.

Cheers,
John  Tongue
Ulverstone, Tasmania

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Subject: Synonymy of Anatidae finished
From: "John Murray Penhallurick" <jpenhall AT bigpond.net.au>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 17:34:10 +1000
Dear Friends,

I both delighted and relieved to say that I have completed the entry of
synonyms for the whole of the Anatidae, Ducks on my website,
http://worldbirdinfo.net  

 

.  This is the first time, as far as I know, that anyone has attempted it
since Salvadori’s 1895,Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum,27.  I
have also added much detail to many of the distribution fields.  I also
welcome corrections, additions and comments.

Enjoy.

 

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Subject: Malta: CABS team and environmental police unit catch Ortolan Bunting trapper
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 21:40:44 +0200
David Conlin reports from the CABS operations centre on Malta:

CABS operations on Malta resulted in a significant blow against illegal 
bird trapping on 1^st May 2008. In the early morning hours officers of 
the environmental unit A.L.E., following up information gained from a 
CABS stake-out of a trapping site, apprehended a poacher in the south of 
the island who had trapped a total of 18 endangered song bird species 
including Ortolan Buntings, Short-toed Larks and Red-throated Pipits.  
The birds were caught for the local song bird trade and had an estimated 
total value of some 3,000 Euros.

Two clap nets were seized and the birds were subsequently released into 
the wild.

You can read more about this spectacular operation from 03 May 2008 at 
www.komitee.de/en

Although the Maltese Government has completely banned hunting this 
spring after coming under pressure from Brussels, CABS, International 
Animal Rescue and BirdLife Malta observers have registered more than 
3,500 shots at migrant birds in only a fortnight, and found numerous 
dead or dying birds including Marsh Harriers, falcons, Turtle Doves and 
a Cuckoo.

In addition 3 illegal active trapping sites and several electronic bird 
lures have been located and reported to the police. A comprehensive 
photographic documentation of the operation will appear online on the 
CABS website (see above) shortly.

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Subject: DESTRUCTION OF CORMORANT COLONY ON LAKE CONSTANCE
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2008 15:40:54 +0200
Please  add your support this weekend if you have not already done so:

The Freiburg City Council, in southwest Germany, plans to destroy the
only existing Cormorant colony on the German shores of Lake Constance.
The operation will involve driving off the birds from their nests on an
icy April night, leaving the eggs to grow cold and already hatched
chicks to freeze to death.
The colony is in a nature reserve which is part of a European Special
Protected Area (SPA). The action will also affect other endangered
species such as the Red-crested Pochard, Marsh Harrier and Black Kite.

Please go to

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and send a protest mail.

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Subject: DESTRUCTION OF CORMORANT COLONY ON LAKE CONSTANCE
From: Proact Campaigns <proact-campaigns AT online.de>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:42:53 +0200
Please action and pass to your lists and contacts:

The Freiburg City Council, in southwest Germany, plans to destroy the 
only existing Cormorant colony on the German shores of Lake Constance. 
The operation will involve driving off the birds from their nests on an 
icy April night, leaving the eggs to grow cold and already hatched 
chicks to freeze to death.
The colony is in a nature reserve which is part of a European Special 
Protected Area (SPA). The action will also affect other endangered 
species such as the Red-crested Pochard, Marsh Harrier and Black Kite.

Please go to 

http://www.proact-campaigns.net/germany/cormorant_persecution_lake_constance.html 

and send a protest mail.

Thank you,

David
--
David Conlin
Proact International www.proact-campaigns.net/team joining costs nothing 
..... doing nothing costs birds
Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) http://www.komitee.de/en/ .... 
actively operating against illegal hunting across Europe
Skype: david_conlin  

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Subject: Problematic Wader Bahrain
From: Howard King <howardk AT batelco.com.bh>
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2008 17:00:00 +0000
Have a wader thats causing me some problems -- Seen near Dur on the 
eastern shore of Bahrain in a small wadi being used to dump semi treated 
water - (smells a lot but the birds like it)

As always when you get a problematic bird its always too far away or 
badly placed in respect to the sun to get a good photo; this bird was 
both but still have some record shots - on viewing these they just 
didn't look right for the usual little stint as seen around such pools - 
have ruled out the bigger sandpiper and Temmicks which it certainly 
isn't. The camera can lie but looking at the pics am at odds to 
possitively identify the bird. have place the photos on the web pages
(Images are bigger than screen display  being 1024 wide use view image 
to enlarge)

> http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/id_stub.php


Any suggestions would be appreciated
Howard King
Bahrain


Subject: Problematic Wader Bahrain
From: Howard King <howardk AT batelco.com.bh>
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2008 17:00:00 +0000
Have a wader thats causing me some problems -- Seen near Dur on the 
eastern shore of Bahrain in a small wadi being used to dump semi treated 
water - (smells a lot but the birds like it)

As always when you get a problematic bird its always too far away or 
badly placed in respect to the sun to get a good photo; this bird was 
both but still have some record shots - on viewing these they just 
didn't look right for the usual little stint as seen around such pools - 
have ruled out the bigger sandpiper and Temmicks which it certainly 
isn't. The camera can lie but looking at the pics am at odds to 
possitively identify the bird. have place the photos on the web pages
(Images are bigger than screen display  being 1024 wide use view image 
to enlarge)

> http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/id_stub.php


Any suggestions would be appreciated
Howard King
Bahrain