Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina) at Jbel Moussa

By | 21 May 2016

Observation of a 2cy Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina) at Jbel Moussa today at 1:47 p.m by Rachid El Khamlichi (photo 1). This is the fourth record of the species in Morocco.

The first one was observed at Merzouga in April 1996 by P.-A. Crochet et al. (Bergier et al. 1997), the second observed at Punta Cires near Tanger-Med Port on 14 September 2007 by J. Ramírez Román et al. (Bergier et al. 2010), and the third one observed also at Jbel Moussa on 26 September 2010 by Diego Jerez et al. (Bergier et al. 2012).

Aigle pomarin à Jbel Moussa

Observation d’un Aigle pomarin (Clanga pomarina) de deuxième année à Jbel Moussa le 21 mai 2016 à 13:47 heure local.

Il s’agit de la quatrième observation de l’espèce au Maroc après celles de Merzouga en avril 1996, de Punta Cires (à l’ouest de Jbel Moussa) en septembre 2007 et de Jbel Moussa en septembre 2010.

Update:

Lesser Spotted Eagle at Tanger-Med Port in autumn

A Lesser Spotted Eagle observed at Tanger-Med port on 1 October 2016 (photo 2). It was seen arriving with other raptors from the Strait of Gibraltar by Rachid El Khamlichi, Halima Bousadik and Sabine Zégres. This is the 5th record for the species in Morocco.

Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina), Jbel Moussa, 21 May 2016 (Rachid El Khamlichi)

Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina), Jbel Moussa, 21 May 2016 (Rachid El Khamlichi)

Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina), Tanger-Med port, Strait of Gibraltar, 1 October 2016 (Rachid El Khamlichi)

Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina), Tanger-Med port, Strait of Gibraltar, 1 October 2016 (Rachid El Khamlichi)

3 thoughts on “Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina) at Jbel Moussa

  1. Go-South

    Superbe observation !
    Il y a aussi un cas très proche : un jeune oiseau hybride Aigle criard x Aigle pomarin (Aquila clanga x pomarina – Greater x Lesser Spotted Eagle) bagué au nid en Lithuanie est allé hiverner au Sénégal. Il a traversé le nord du Maroc et l’est du Sahara Atlantique fin novembre – début décembre (http://www.go-south.org/?p=2943)

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