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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 bird-watchers 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 black-headed 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- Italy-SARDINIA – 04/2018
 

Mongolia - wykaz j.ANGIELSKI

Mongolia - introductory text - Pallas's sandgrouse
Birds-new galleries:
1. Pallas's Sandgrouse (T,V),2.Himalayan Vulture (T)3.Pallas's Sea-Eagle.(T)4.Demoiselle Crane(T).5.Upland Buzzard (T). 6.Siberian Scoter (T).7.Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush (T).8.Saker falcon.9.Golden Eagle.10.Azure Tit (T,V).11.Horned Lark  (T,V).12.Red-billed Chough (T,V).13.Mongolian Lark (T).14.Mongolian Herring Gull (T,G).15.Bar-headed 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.White-crowned Penduline-Tit (T,V). 23.Oriental plover (T). 24.Citrine wagtail (T). 25.Greater Sand Plover (T).26.Red-crested 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.Thick-billed warbler. 34.Asian brown flycatcher.35.Daurian jackdaw.36. Richard's Pipit.
Mamals-new galleries:
1. Przewalski's Horse (T). 2.Long-tailed 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.
Reptile-new galleries:
1. Variegated toadhead agama. 2. Steppes Ratsnakes (T).
Changes in birds galleries:
1.Cinereous Vulture (T) 2.Black Kite (T,V).3.Buff-browed Warbler(T,G).4.Olive-backed 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.Black-winged 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 Short-toed Lark.23.Steppe eagle.24. Horned grebe.25.White-winged Tern.26.Pied avocet.27.Isabelline wheatear. 28.Ruddy turnstone.29.Cormorant.30.Northern Wheatear.31.Common goldeneye.32.Common redshank.33.Garganey
Go to the gallery: MONGOLIA - F A U N A

TANZANIA- j.angielski

TANZANIA XII/17’- introductory text- Kori Bustard.
NEW GALLERIES:
BIRDS:

1. Kori Bustard (T). 2. Secretary-bird (T). 3. Rüppell's Vulture (T). 4. Red-billed Firefinch (V). 5. Yellow-necked Spurfowl (T). 6. White-bellied Bustard (V). 7. Blue-capped Cordonbleu. 8. Von der Decken's Hornbill (V). 9. Eastern Double-collared Sunbird (T,V) 10. Yellow-collared Lovebird (T,V). 11.Lappet-faced Vulture (T). 12. Superb Starling. 13. Pallid Harrier (T). 14.Common Ostrich. 15.Silvery-cheeked Hornbill. 16. Crowned Lapwing (V). 17.White-necked Raven (T). 18.Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (T).19.Double-banded Courser. 20. Gray-headed Silverbill. 21.Cape Teal. 22. Augur Buzzard. 23. Marabou Stork (T). 24. Red-and-yellow Barbet. 25.Red-necked Francolin (T). 26. Cape Robin-Chat (T,V ). 27.Yellow-billed Oxpecker. 28.Greater Flamingo (T). 29. Lesser Flamingo (T,V ) 30.Tawny Eagle. 31.Southern Ground-Hornbill. 32.Yellow-bellied Waxbill (V). 33.White-headed Buffalo-Weaver (V). 34.Hildebrandt's Starling (V). 35. Nubian Woodpecker. 36.Capped Wheatear. 37.African Spoonbill. 38.White-browed Sparrow-Weaver (V). 39. African Silverbill. 40.Verreaux's Eagle-Owl. 41. Rufous-crowned Roller. 42.Fischer's Sparrow-Lark. 43.Gray-breasted Francolin (T,V). 44.Hildebrandt's Francolin (T). 45.Yellow-throated Sandgrouse (T). 46.Golden-winged Sunbird (T,V). 47.Northern Red-billed Hornbill (V). 48.Black-breasted Snake-Eagle. 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. White-browed Robin-Chat (V). 59.Three-banded Courser. 60. Gray-headed Social-Weaver. 61. Hooded Vulture (T). 62. Rufous-tailed Weaver (V). 63.Pygmy Falcon. 64. White-browed Coucal. 65.White-throated Bee-eater. 66.Handsome Francolin (T). 67.Long-toed Lapwing. 68. Fischer's Lovebird  (T,V) 69.Speckle-fronted Weaver. 70. Slender-tailed Nightjar (T). 71. Rosy-throated Longclaw. 72. Buff-crested Bustard. 73. Grey-headed Kingfisher. 74.Brown-backed Woodpecker (T). 75.Black-faced Sandgrouse (T). 76.Spotted Morning-Thrush. 77. Green-winged Pytilia. 78.Common Waxbill. 79.Heuglin's white-eye (T). 80.Red-fronted Barbet. 81.Red-cheeked Cordonbleu. 82. Namaqua Dove. 83. Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater. 84.Montagu's Harrier (T). 85. Schalow's Turaco (V). 86. White-rumped Shrike. 87.Garden Bulbul (V). 88. Streaky Seedeater (T). 89. Dark Chanting-Goshawk. 90. Ashy Starling. 91.Thick-billed Seedeater. 92.Gray-backed Fiscal (V). 93. Magpie Shrike (V). 94.Rueppell's Starling. 95. Gull-billed Tern. 96. Mourning Collared-Dove. 97. African Pipit. 98. White-bellied Go-away-bird (V). 99.Mariqua Sunbird. 100. Short-tailed Lark. 101.Black-bellied Bustard (V). 102. Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler (T,V).103. Dusky Turtle-Dove. 104.Beautiful Sunbird. 105. Abyssinian Scimitar-bill. 106. Blue-naped Mousebird. 107.Martial Eagle (T). 108.Black Crake. 109. Pink-backed Pelican. 110. Red-capped Lark. 111. Lesser Masked-Weaver. 112. Baglafecht Weaver. 113.Knob-billed Duck. 114.Ovampo Sparrowhawk. 115.Rufous-naped lark (V). 116.Winding Cisticola (V). 117. Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver. 118.Ethiopian Boubou (T). 119.White-breasted Cormorant. 120.Little Sparrowhawk.121.Red-collared Widowbird. 122.Grey-hooded Gull. 123.Great Spotted Cuckaoo. 124.Silverbird. 125.Gray Kestrel. 126.Hottentot Teal. 127.Black-lored Babbler. 128.Vitelline Masked-Weaver. 129. Black-necked Weaver. 130.Chestnut Sparrow.131. Schalow's Wheatear. 132.Mountain Thrush (T). 133.Eastern Chanting-Goshawk (V). 134.Mountain-Greenbul (T). 135. Ashy Flycatcher. 136. White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher. 137. Abdim's Stork. 138.Long-tailed Fiscal. 139. African Dusky Flycatcher.  140.Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill. 141.Lilac-breasted Roller.142.Arrow-marked Babbler.
MAMMALS:
1. African savanna elephant (T). 2. Leopard (T). 3.Lion (T). 4. Yellow baboon (V). 5. Black-backed jackal. 6. Cheetah (T). 7.Spotted hyena (V). 8.Grant's zebra (V). 9. Günther's dik-dik  10. Hartebeest. 11.Common hippopotamus (V).12.Common eland. 13.Blue wildebeest. 14. Blue monkey. 15.Rock hyrax. 16. Bat-eared fox. 17. Grant's gazelle. 18.Bohor reedbuck. 19.Sassaby.  20.African golden wolf. 21.Common dwarf mongoose. 22.Bushy-tailed Mongoose. 23.Thomson's gazelle. 
REPTILES:
1. Savannah monitor. 2. Mwanza flat-headed rock.  3. Southern Long Tailed Lizard.  
CHANGES in GALLERIES:
BIRDS:
1. White-b
acked Vulture (V). 2.Long-crested Eagle (V). 3. Black-headed Heron. 4.Red-billed Oxpecker (T). 5. Helmeted Guineafowl (T,V). 6. Little Bee-eater. 7. Blacksmith Lapwing. 8. African Jacana.  9.African Paradise-Flycatcher (V). 10. Yellow-billed Kite (T). 11.Palm-nut Vulture. 12.Spur-winged Goose. 13. Bateleur.14. Little Egret (V). 15. Brown Snake-Eagle. 16.Glossy Ibis (T). 17. Brown-crowned Tchagra. 18. Chinspot Batis. 19. African Hoopoe (T,V) 20.Spotted Thick-knee. 21. Sacred Ibis. 22. Black-winged Lapwing. 23.Water Thick-knee. 24. Gray Crowned-Crane. 25. Red-billed Quelea.26. Fork-tailed Drongo.27. Speckled Pigeon. 28.Wahlberg's Eagle.  29.Three-banded Plover. 30. Kittlitz's plover. 31.Wattled Lapwing. 32.Steppe Eagle. 33.Grosbeak Weaver. 34.Yellow-fronted Canary. 35. Squacco Heron. 36.Goliath Heron. 37.European Roller. 38. Cattle Egret. 39. Yellow-billed Stork. 40. Woodland Kingfisher. 41.Lesser Striped-Swallow.42. Great White Pelican. 43. Speckled Mousebird. 44.Red-winged Starling (V). 45.Red-rumped Swallow (V).46. Pied Avocet. 47. African Stonechat. 48.Ring-necked Dove. 49. Hamerkop (V). 50. White Stork (T). 51.African Openbill. 52.Black-winged Stilt. 53. Striped Kingfisher. 54. Pin-tailed Whydah. 55. Southern Fiscal. 56.Black-crowned Night Heron. 57.Black-winged Kite. 58. African Firefinch. 59. Marsh Sandpiper. 60. Laughing Dove. 61. Red-billed Teal. 62.Crested Francolin (T) 63.White-browed Scrub Robin. 64. Striated Heron. 65.White-faced Whistling Duck.  66. Spur-winged 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. Flap-necked chameleon. 3. Leopard tortoise.
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