Collared Flycatcher caught by a cat

By | 14 April 2017

A cat was photographed just after he caught a Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) at Rhourde el-Baguel, Ouargla province, eastern Algeria. The scene was captured by Fethi Saadaoui on 7 April 2017. Cats are known to catch a wide variety of birds, but catching an agile bird like a flycatcher is not easy. The bird must have been exhausted after crossing the Sahara desert and probably tried to catch some insects but the cat had another idea and took advantage of this.

In the twitted photo at the end we can see a Moroccan cat with a Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) proudly staring at the photograph (Rachid El Khamlcihi). Cats are killers!

Updates on some Moroccan rarities:

The White-throated Bee-eater was still present on 11 April.

The Sudan Golden Sparrows and the resident Golden Nightjars were still present on 7 April.

The Kelp Gull at Akhfenir was still present on 3 April.

Collared Flycatcher / Gobemouche à collier (Ficedula albicollis) caught by a cat, Rhourde el-Baguel, eastern Algeria, 7 April 2017 (Fethi Saadaoui).

Collared Flycatcher / Gobemouche à collier (Ficedula albicollis) caught by a cat, Rhourde el-Baguel, eastern Algeria, 7 April 2017 (Fethi Saadaoui).

Something caught the attention of the cat just after killing the Collared Flycatcher.

Something caught the attention of the cat just after killing the Collared Flycatcher, Rhourde el-Baguel, eastern Algeria, 7 April 2017 (Fethi Saadaoui)

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