Ortolan Bunting – Emberiza Hortulana

Emberiza Hortulana  is relatively long-billed, rather round-headed, and rather plump bunting. Epitome of trio which also includes E. buchanani and E. caesia and displays in all plumages common characters of bright eye-ring, pale sub-moustachial stripe contrasting with dark malar stripe, and rufous or at least warm buff underparts. Male shows diagnostic olive-toned head and breast…

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Eurasian Bullfinch – Pyrrhula Pyrrhula

Pyrrhula Pyrrhula is a bulky bull-headed bird. Male has grey mantle. Rump is white, contrasting with blackish tail. Wings are blackish with only one pale wing bar. Underparts are pink-red, with white vent. Head has black crown, nape, lores and chin. Cheeks and throat are pink-red. Eyes are black. Crown is bluish-black with glossy feathers….

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Antillean Siskin – Carduelis Dominicensis

Carduelis Dominicensis  is small, quite tubby but elegant finch with short but noticeably forked tail, sharing with Redpoll arboreal, tit-like behaviour and with serins yellow-green and streaked plumages. At all ages, shows fine bill (like Goldfinch and unlike all serins except Citril Finch) and striking combination of yellow band on wing and yellow basal patches…

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Fire-fronted Serin – Serinus Pusillus

Serinus Pusillus is slightly larger than Serin but with similar stubby form on ground and in flight. Distinctive serin, with sooty head and breast, fiery orange-red forecrown, and heavily streaked back and flanks; rump orange in centre. Juvenile has rufous-buff face, cheeks, and throat. Within Serinus, unmistakable at all ages, but beware confusion with (1)…

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Brambling – Fringilla Montifringilla

Fringilla Montifringilla  is medium-sized, elegant finch, with general character and behaviour of Chaffinch and rather similar basic plumage pattern but different, less varied colors in male. Both sexes show diagnostic combination of long, oval white rump and almost completely black tail. Male distinguished in breeding season by glossy black head and mantle, bordered by orange…

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Rock Sparrow – Petronia Petronia

Petronia Petronia  is bulky, long-winged, square-tailed sparrow, with heavy bill on rather large head (apparent size of head due partly to its linear patterning). Differs from other west Palearctic Petronia in larger size and strongly striped, streaked, and spotted greyish-brown plumage; combination of dark lateral crown stripes and white spots on tail-tip diagnostic. Rock Sparrowis…

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Ashy-throated Warbler – Phylloscopus Maculipennis

Phylloscopus Maculipennis is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category. Phylloscopus Maculipennis is distributed from Kashmir through the Himalayas to south China and Turkey. In the breeding season it is found in mixed forest with thick undergrowth including rhododendron at…

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Mediterranean Shearwater – Puffinus Yelkouan

Puffinus yelkouan  is 36cm. Medium-sized shearwater with blackish-brown upperparts contrasting sharply with almost entirely white underparts and underwings. Underwings only dark on tips, tailing edge and diagonal band across secondary coverts. Some brown on flanks, axillaries, undertail and underwing coverts. Feet are proportionally larger and extend slightly beyond tail, thus appearing longer-tailed at long range….

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Red-throated Loon – Gavia stellata

Gavia stellata is the smallest, slightest of the divers. It stands at 53-69 cm., and its wingspan ranges from 106-116 cm. During the breeding season, the upper body is a solid dark brown. The head and upper neck is grayish, with a large, glossy colored patch on the foreneck. It is white underneath and the…

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Black Stork – Ciconia Nigra

Ciconia Nigra is a large waterbird, in adult plumage glossy black in colour, with white underparts and red bill and legs. Non-breeding adult has plumage and bare parts duller. Juvenile all dingy brown with dull green bare parts. Black Storkinhabits a large part of Eurasia and also South Africa. Some birds of Southern Europe are…

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