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Terns and Shrikes at Larnaca this morning, Saturday 23rd August 2014

Waterbird count time at Larnaca today. Everywhere still very dry so most birds were found at the Sewage Works. Garganey, Northern Shoveler and Eurasian Teal have joined the resident Mallard there and two Gull-billed Tern flew over towards the coast with a Whiskered Tern and two White-winged Tern feeding over the pools. 55 more words


Streaky-headed Canary (Serinus gularis)

Unlike canary look for me, this prominent white brow, streaky head, greyish cheeks. It is also called a Streaky-headed seed-eater, which occurs in woodlands, thickets and often associated with aloes. 24 more words


Happy and Humming....bird

Sometimes I wish I could speak “hummingbird”.  Sometimes they fly right in front of me and hover.  And then they rest on our orange-colored clothesline.  They look at me.  36 more words


Friday 22nd August 2014

After a couple of wet cold evenings, tonight was somewhat drier and warmer and a walk around Thornton Carrs produced 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Sandpipers… 7 more words

Southern Tchagra (Tchagra tchagra)

These are bush shrikes and the pattern on the head is diagnostic of the group. The Southern Tchagra is endemic to South Africa and more specific the eastern coastline and just inland. 51 more words


2 new papers about birds in Angola

Calling all birders! Check out the Birds Angola website for two new papers to download, regarding the Short-winged Cisticola and the Dusky Twinspot. The Birds Angola website hosts all the latest news and information about birds in Angola, including the latest research and conservation updates. 8 more words