First Wahlberg’s Eagle for Tunisia and 3rd for the Western Palearctic

An adult Wahlberg’s Eagle (Hieraaetus wahlbergi) photographed in spring 2018 at El Haouaria, Cap Bon, northern Tunisia (Mohamed El Golli). This is the first record for Tunisia and the third for the Western Palearctic. Not only that, it’s the first adult and the most northern record for the Western Palearctic (WP). The first for the… Read More »

The African Silverbill in Algeria is back from oblivion

The African Silverbill (Euodice cantans) is distributed mainly across the Sahel region, East Africa and in the south and south-west of the Arabian Peninsula. There are also some isolated populations from both sides of the Sahel. In the Western Palearctic, the species breeds only in southern Algeria but its status is poorly known. For example,… Read More »

Spanish Imperial Eagle status in Andalusia in 2018 & the first satellite-tagged bird in Morocco

Before diving to this post, here are two blog-posts that were recently updated:– ‘A complete list of the vultures of Northwest Africa’ (updated the text concerning the White-backed Vulture among others). ‘The African Royal Tern split form the American species’ (full text of the article available) The Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) in Andalusia is doing… Read More »

Andalusian Buttonquail in Spain declared extinct

The Andalusian Buttonquail (Turnix sylvaticus sylvaticus) is the first bird to become extinct in Europe since the extinction of the Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) almost 170 years ago. However, there are some differences. The Great Auk died out completely and gone forever, whereas the Andalusian Buttonquail still exists in Morocco. Moreover, other subspecies of the… Read More »