Colour-ringed birds

Index of articles about the observation of colour-ringed birds and the use of colour rings in general.

Black-tailed Godwit / Barge à queue noire (Limosa limosa) hunted in Morocco // طائر بقويقة سوداء الذيل تم اصطياده في المغرب

قنص ‘بقويقة سوداء الذيل’ هولندية في المغرب

Colour-marked Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) hunted in Morocco. See below. تمتد مواطن تعشيش ‘بقويقة سوداء الذيل’ على منطقة واسعة ولاكن بشكل متقطع من اسلندا إلى شرق روسيا. في المغرب و شمال إفريقيا يعد هذا النوع من الطيور المهاجرة و المشتية: أي أن البعض يعبر المنطقة في فترات الهجرة فقط، و البعض الآخر يقضي فترة الشتاء …

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Cinereous Vulture / Vautour moine (Aegypius monachus), Iouik, Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania, 7 December 2017 (Rob Honing).

First record of Cinereous Vulture for Mauritania

Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) is considered an accidental visitor in Morocco. But based on recent observations, the species should be regarded as a migrant and wintering visitor in Morocco. For example, 4 birds were counted at Jbel Moussa in spring 2017 and 6 birds in spring 2016 (including 3 birds photographed together on 7 May). …

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Finnish Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) rescued from poachers in Morocco

Rare falcons rescued from poachers in Morocco

About two years ago Karim Rousselon shared with us the story of how a Swedish Peregrine Falcon was rescued from poachers at Casablanca. The same story happened again last November with a Peregrine Falcon from Finland and a Saker Falcon. This account is based on the report by K. Rousselon and his co-authors published today. …

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Peregrine Falcon ‘CX’ in his home city Västerås, Sweden (Anders Nylén).

Swedish Peregrine rescued from poachers at Casablanca, Morocco

A 3-year old male Peregrine Falcon ringed in Sweden was captured in south of Casablanca by poachers on 18 December 2015. It was released by Karim Rousselon after negotiations with the captors. Un Faucon mâle pèlerin d’origine suédoise de 3 ans capturé par des braconniers le 18/12/2015 au sud de Casablanca. Remis en liberté par …

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Two Eurasian Spoonbills colour-ringed in The Netherlands wintering together at Oued Martil, northern Morocco, 1 November 2013.

Regular wintering of Dutch-ringed Spoonbills in northern Morocco

Two Eurasian Spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia) have connected The Netherlands with their wintering areas in northern Morocco during several years. These Spoonbills were ringed at two different Dutch islands and observed regularly wintering in the wetlands of northern Morocco during the autumns of 2011 and 2013 and again in 2015 and 2016. Spoonbill 1 This bird …

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Breeding of Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) at Smir heronry, northern Morocco

Breeding of Glossy Ibis at Smir heronry, northern Morocco

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) has finally returned to breed in northern Morocco after it has deserted the region for nearly a century. An important breeding colony of the species was discovered in the heronry installed in dune vegetation near Smir marshes (northern Morocco) by one of us, Rachid El Khamlichi, on 1st May 2011. Several …

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