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It occurs on the coasts of Europe and Asia most frequently. In Poland, an extremely rare visitor, though more and more often their hatching is said to be seen in our country. The pictures were taken in the Netherlands within the midday break in shooting the baillon’s crake. After a short conversation with the Dutch birdwatchers it was clear that pied avocets can be easily shot not so far away on the coast. They were not many there, probably less than 10 individuals living beside the colony of blackheaded gulls and sandwich terns. They were not afraid of us and allowed to take pictures without camouflaging. Light was the biggest problem as it was a sunny cloudless day. We waited a few hours for better light conditions in the afternoon. Also the audio recording was a big trouble. Pied avocets could be heard occasionally, but colony of gulls and terns were active and noisy all the time, and they were in number of hundreds of individuals. To make matters worse we could hear the noise of civilization, and finally paramotor put an end to the audio recording. I hope to have one more opportunity to exchange this imperfect, short audio recording for a better one in the future, but for now it is like that . Pied avocets reach a weight of 0.4 kilogram, and their wingspan is less than 80 centimeters. In the case of these birds their height is also worth pointing, as it is about 0.5 meters. Avocet in fact belongs to the stilt family, Recurvirostridae, and their legs so long are specific of the family of those birds. Despite quite low weight their figure is rather tall.
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Last minute news ItalySARDINIA – 04/2018
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Netherlands– introductory text  Baillon's crake
Nevs galleries:
1.Baillon's crake. 2.Pied avocet. 3. Bluethroat. 4. Carrion crow. 5. Common swift. 6. Muscovy duck.
Changes in galeries:
1. Barnacle goose.2. Barn swallow 3. Egyptian goose. 4. Lesser blackbacked gull. 5. Sandwich tern. 6. Blackwinged stilt.
Mongolia  wykaz j.ANGIELSKI
Mongolia  introductory text  Pallas's sandgrouse
Birdsnew galleries:
1. Pallas's Sandgrouse (T,V),2.Himalayan Vulture (T)3.Pallas's SeaEagle.(T)4.Demoiselle Crane(T).5.Upland Buzzard (T). 6.Siberian Scoter (T).7.Rufoustailed RockThrush (T).8.Saker falcon.9.Golden Eagle.10.Azure Tit (T,V).11.Horned Lark (T,V).12.Redbilled Chough (T,V).13.Mongolian Lark (T).14.Mongolian Herring Gull (T,G).15.Barheaded Goose (T, V).16.Amur Falcon (T,V).17.Rock Sparrow (T,V).18.Pine Bunting (T,V).19.Desert Wheatear (T,V).20. Merlin (T).21.Isabelline Shrike (T).22.Whitecrowned PendulineTit (T,V). 23.Oriental plover (T). 24.Citrine wagtail (T). 25.Greater Sand Plover (T).26.Redcrested pochard (T).27.Daurian redstart (T).28.Eastern marsh harrier (T).29.Swan Goose (T).30.Dusky Warbler.31.Taiga Flycatcher.32.Pacific Swift.33.Thickbilled warbler. 34.Asian brown flycatcher.35.Daurian jackdaw.36. Richard's Pipit.
Mamalsnew galleries:
1. Przewalski's Horse (T). 2.Longtailed ground squirrel (T,V). 3.Mongolian gazelle (T).4. Corsac fox (T).5.Bactrian camel (T).6.Yak (T).7.Bobak Marmot (T).8.Mongolian Pika.
Reptilenew galleries:
1. Variegated toadhead agama. 2. Steppes Ratsnakes (T).
Changes in birds galleries:
1.Cinereous Vulture (T) 2.Black Kite (T,V).3.Buffbrowed Warbler(T,G).4.Olivebacked Pipit (T,V).5.Litle Stint (T).6.Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler (T).7.Eurasian Hobby(T).8.Siberian Rubythroat (T,V).9.Carrion Crow (T,V).10.Pallas's Leaf Warbler (T).11.Blackwinged Stilt. 12.Ruddy Shelduck (T).13.Kentish Plover (T).14.Grey Heron (T).15.Eurasian Hoopoe(T).16.Griffon vulture (T).17.Arctic Warbler.18.Common swift.19.Common Shelduck.20.Whooper swan.21.Bearded vulture(T).22.Lesser Shorttoed Lark.23.Steppe eagle.24. Horned grebe.25.Whitewinged Tern.26.Pied avocet.27.Isabelline wheatear. 28.Ruddy turnstone.29.Cormorant.30.Northern Wheatear.31.Common goldeneye.32.Common redshank.33.Garganey
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TANZANIA XII/17’ introductory text Kori Bustard.
NEW GALLERIES:
BIRDS:
1. Kori Bustard (T). 2. Secretarybird (T). 3. Rüppell's Vulture (T). 4. Redbilled Firefinch (V). 5. Yellownecked Spurfowl (T). 6. Whitebellied Bustard (V). 7. Bluecapped Cordonbleu. 8. Von der Decken's Hornbill (V). 9. Eastern Doublecollared Sunbird (T,V) 10. Yellowcollared Lovebird (T,V). 11.Lappetfaced Vulture (T). 12. Superb Starling. 13. Pallid Harrier (T). 14.Common Ostrich. 15.Silverycheeked Hornbill. 16. Crowned Lapwing (V). 17.Whitenecked Raven (T). 18.Chestnutbellied Sandgrouse (T).19.Doublebanded Courser. 20. Grayheaded Silverbill. 21.Cape Teal. 22. Augur Buzzard. 23. Marabou Stork (T). 24. Redandyellow Barbet. 25.Rednecked Francolin (T). 26. Cape RobinChat (T,V ). 27.Yellowbilled Oxpecker. 28.Greater Flamingo (T). 29. Lesser Flamingo (T,V ) 30.Tawny Eagle. 31.Southern GroundHornbill. 32.Yellowbellied Waxbill (V). 33.Whiteheaded BuffaloWeaver (V). 34.Hildebrandt's Starling (V). 35. Nubian Woodpecker. 36.Capped Wheatear. 37.African Spoonbill. 38.Whitebrowed SparrowWeaver (V). 39. African Silverbill. 40.Verreaux's EagleOwl. 41. Rufouscrowned Roller. 42.Fischer's SparrowLark. 43.Graybreasted Francolin (T,V). 44.Hildebrandt's Francolin (T). 45.Yellowthroated Sandgrouse (T). 46.Goldenwinged Sunbird (T,V). 47.Northern Redbilled Hornbill (V). 48.Blackbreasted SnakeEagle. 49.African Gray Hornbill. 50. Pied Crow (V). 51. Kenya Rufous Sparrow. 52.Collared Pratincole. 53.Purple Grenadier. 54.Senegal Lapwing. 55.Usambiro Barbet (V). 56. Bronze Sunbird. 57.Coqui Francolin (T). 58. Whitebrowed RobinChat (V). 59.Threebanded Courser. 60. Grayheaded SocialWeaver. 61. Hooded Vulture (T). 62. Rufoustailed Weaver (V). 63.Pygmy Falcon. 64. Whitebrowed Coucal. 65.Whitethroated Beeeater. 66.Handsome Francolin (T). 67.Longtoed Lapwing. 68. Fischer's Lovebird (T,V) 69.Specklefronted Weaver. 70. Slendertailed Nightjar (T). 71. Rosythroated Longclaw. 72. Buffcrested Bustard. 73. Greyheaded Kingfisher. 74.Brownbacked Woodpecker (T). 75.Blackfaced Sandgrouse (T). 76.Spotted MorningThrush. 77. Greenwinged Pytilia. 78.Common Waxbill. 79.Heuglin's whiteeye (T). 80.Redfronted Barbet. 81.Redcheeked Cordonbleu. 82. Namaqua Dove. 83. Cinnamonchested Beeeater. 84.Montagu's Harrier (T). 85. Schalow's Turaco (V). 86. Whiterumped Shrike. 87.Garden Bulbul (V). 88. Streaky Seedeater (T). 89. Dark ChantingGoshawk. 90. Ashy Starling. 91.Thickbilled Seedeater. 92.Graybacked Fiscal (V). 93. Magpie Shrike (V). 94.Rueppell's Starling. 95. Gullbilled Tern. 96. Mourning CollaredDove. 97. African Pipit. 98. Whitebellied Goawaybird (V). 99.Mariqua Sunbird. 100. Shorttailed Lark. 101.Blackbellied Bustard (V). 102. Cinnamon BrackenWarbler (T,V).103. Dusky TurtleDove. 104.Beautiful Sunbird. 105. Abyssinian Scimitarbill. 106. Bluenaped Mousebird. 107.Martial Eagle (T). 108.Black Crake. 109. Pinkbacked Pelican. 110. Redcapped Lark. 111. Lesser MaskedWeaver. 112. Baglafecht Weaver. 113.Knobbilled Duck. 114.Ovampo Sparrowhawk. 115.Rufousnaped lark (V). 116.Winding Cisticola (V). 117. Redbilled BuffaloWeaver. 118.Ethiopian Boubou (T). 119.Whitebreasted Cormorant. 120.Little Sparrowhawk.121.Redcollared Widowbird. 122.Greyhooded Gull. 123.Great Spotted Cuckaoo. 124.Silverbird. 125.Gray Kestrel. 126.Hottentot Teal. 127.Blacklored Babbler. 128.Vitelline MaskedWeaver. 129. Blacknecked Weaver. 130.Chestnut Sparrow.131. Schalow's Wheatear. 132.Mountain Thrush (T). 133.Eastern ChantingGoshawk (V). 134.MountainGreenbul (T). 135. Ashy Flycatcher. 136. Whiteeyed SlatyFlycatcher. 137. Abdim's Stork. 138.Longtailed Fiscal. 139. African Dusky Flycatcher. 140.Tanzanian Redbilled Hornbill. 141.Lilacbreasted Roller.142.Arrowmarked Babbler.
MAMMALS:
1. African savanna elephant (T). 2. Leopard (T). 3.Lion (T). 4. Yellow baboon (V). 5. Blackbacked jackal. 6. Cheetah (T). 7.Spotted hyena (V). 8.Grant's zebra (V). 9. Günther's dikdik 10. Hartebeest. 11.Common hippopotamus (V).12.Common eland. 13.Blue wildebeest. 14. Blue monkey. 15.Rock hyrax. 16. Bateared fox. 17. Grant's gazelle. 18.Bohor reedbuck. 19.Sassaby. 20.African golden wolf. 21.Common dwarf mongoose. 22.Bushytailed Mongoose. 23.Thomson's gazelle.
REPTILES:
1. Savannah monitor. 2. Mwanza flatheaded rock. 3. Southern Long Tailed Lizard.
CHANGES in GALLERIES:
BIRDS:
1. Whitebacked Vulture (V). 2.Longcrested Eagle (V). 3. Blackheaded Heron. 4.Redbilled Oxpecker (T). 5. Helmeted Guineafowl (T,V). 6. Little Beeeater. 7. Blacksmith Lapwing. 8. African Jacana. 9.African ParadiseFlycatcher (V). 10. Yellowbilled Kite (T). 11.Palmnut Vulture. 12.Spurwinged Goose. 13. Bateleur.14. Little Egret (V). 15. Brown SnakeEagle. 16.Glossy Ibis (T). 17. Browncrowned Tchagra. 18. Chinspot Batis. 19. African Hoopoe (T,V) 20.Spotted Thickknee. 21. Sacred Ibis. 22. Blackwinged Lapwing. 23.Water Thickknee. 24. Gray CrownedCrane. 25. Redbilled Quelea.26. Forktailed Drongo.27. Speckled Pigeon. 28.Wahlberg's Eagle. 29.Threebanded Plover. 30. Kittlitz's plover. 31.Wattled Lapwing. 32.Steppe Eagle. 33.Grosbeak Weaver. 34.Yellowfronted Canary. 35. Squacco Heron. 36.Goliath Heron. 37.European Roller. 38. Cattle Egret. 39. Yellowbilled Stork. 40. Woodland Kingfisher. 41.Lesser StripedSwallow.42. Great White Pelican. 43. Speckled Mousebird. 44.Redwinged Starling (V). 45.Redrumped Swallow (V).46. Pied Avocet. 47. African Stonechat. 48.Ringnecked Dove. 49. Hamerkop (V). 50. White Stork (T). 51.African Openbill. 52.Blackwinged Stilt. 53. Striped Kingfisher. 54. Pintailed Whydah. 55. Southern Fiscal. 56.Blackcrowned Night Heron. 57.Blackwinged Kite. 58. African Firefinch. 59. Marsh Sandpiper. 60. Laughing Dove. 61. Redbilled Teal. 62.Crested Francolin (T) 63.Whitebrowed Scrub Robin. 64. Striated Heron. 65.Whitefaced Whistling Duck. 66. Spurwinged lapwing (T,V).
MAMMALS: 1. African buffalo. 2. Northern giraffe. 3. Common warthog. 4.Impala. 5. Waterbuck. 6. Egyptian mongoose.
REPTILES:1. Nile crocodile. 2. Flapnecked chameleon. 3. Leopard tortoise.
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ItalySardinia introductory text  Eurasian scops owl
New gallery Eurasian scops owl (T,V).
Changes in galleries: 1. Scopoli's Shearwater (T), 2. Greater Flamingo (T,V). 3. Eurasian spoonbill (T). 4. Squacco heron (T). 5. Sardinian warbler (T,V). 6. Common Shelduck (T,V). 7. Blackwinged Stilt. 8. Water Pipit (T). 9.Cirl bunting (T). 10. Pied avocet. 11. Yellowlegged Gull. 12. Curlew Sandpiper. 13. Monk parakeet.
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