Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) at Essaouira

By | 21 December 2015

A Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) was photographed yesterday at Essaouira by Naima Mars (photo 1). This is the second record for Morocco. The bird photographed at Oualidia lagoon in June 2014 was the first record for Morocco and continental Africa.

Harelde boréale à Essaouira

Naima Mars a photographiée une Harelde boréale dans la zone humide d’Essaouira. C’est est la deuxième observation pour le Maroc. L’oiseau photographié à la lagune d’Oualidia en juin 2014 était la première mention pour le Maroc et l’Afrique continentale

Updates:

Naima Mars went back at the wetland of Essaouira on 30 December and found the bird still there

After reading the news, Brahim Bakass visited Essaouira on 4 January 2015 and found the duck still at the same site. Brahim took the last two photos of the bird.

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis - Harelde boréale), Essaouira, 20 December 2015 (Naima Mars)

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis – Harelde boréale), Essaouira, 20 December 2015 (Naima Mars)

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis - Harelde boréale), Essaouira, 4 January 2015 (Brahim Bakass)

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis – Harelde boréale), Essaouira, 4 January 2015 (Brahim Bakass)

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis - Harelde boréale), Essaouira, 4 January 2015 (Brahim Bakass)

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis – Harelde boréale), Essaouira, 4 January 2015 (Brahim Bakass)

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