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How to save the Moroccan Marsh Owl from extinction?

The Marsh Owl (Asio capensis) has a very large breeding range across sub-Saharan Africa and locally in north-west Morocco and hence not a globally threatened species (currently rated as ‘Least Concern’ globally by the IUCN). In Morocco, however, where it is represented by a distinct subspecies tingitanus, is very restricted to a few remaining sites… Read More »

African Crimson-winged Finch: a new endemic species

The Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys sanguineus) sensu lato consists of two distinct taxa, alienus in Northwest Africa and sanguineus in the Middle East, Turkey, Caucasus, Central Asia and north-west China. The split of this taxon into two separate species, African Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys alienus) and Asian Crimson-winged Finch (R. sanguineus), was first proposed by Kirwan et… Read More »