Three Golden Nightjars (Caprimulgus eximius) were heard calling at Oued Jenna, Aousserd by Dutch birder Norbert van de Grint two days ago (5 February 2017).
– On 12 February, Bart van Hoogstraten and his birding colleagues heard one signing at Oued Jenna. Here is Bart’s comment: “Despite some strong wind and a loud cricket concert, I was able to make a good sound recording of Golden Nightjar, in the evening of 12 February at Oued Jenna. (Later that night [13-02-’17)] I heard two birds calling). Interesting fact: everybody who hears this bird thinks it is far away but it is simply not that loud, like other species of Nightjar. They are closer than you think!”
– Also on the night of 12/13 Feb., the ‘Big Year WP’ team (Erik Rask, Mårten Wikström and Claes Wikström) heard two birds calling at Oued Jenna (Sound recordings of Golden Nightjars are compiled here).
– From 26 Feb. to 2 March, Arnoud van den Berg got excellent results, here’s his comment:
“In a Sound Approach trip for a forthcoming publication on Moroccan birds, C & I visited for a third time Oued Jenna, Aousserd, in the south-east of Western Sahara. Every night of five days camping-out resulted in recordings of the elusive Golden Nightjar / Goudgele Nachtzwaluw (Caprimulgus eximius). In addition to the now well-known song, four other sound types were registered. The photograph concerns a male at dusk”.
– On 4 March, a Golden Nightjar at Adrar Soutouf, Oued Dahab region (Dan Brown/BiOME Consulting)
– One bird heard again on 21 March (Mats Dahlen and colleagues).
– Golden Nightjars at Oued Jenna on 4 April (Paul French) and on the 7th (Cantley Steve).
– Two birds – male and female – were observed on 29 April by Sander Bot and Lenze Hofstee.
Breeding of Golden Nightjar at Aousserd confirmed in 2019.
Engoulevents dorés à Oued Jenna, Aousserd
Trois Engoulevents dorés ont été observés le 5 février 2016 à Oued Jenna par le birdwatcheur néerlandais Norbert van de Grint.
Hier, il a observé aussi un troupeau de 20 Moineaux dorés dans le même site. La taille du troupeau de Moineau doré rappelle les observations faites à Bir Anzarane en 2015. D’autre part, cette dernière observation est un bon rappel à Bilel Gueroui et d’autres collègues à Djanet et dans le sud d’Algérie en général pour ouvrir les yeux.
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