White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis)

White-throated Bee-eater / Guêpier à gorge blanche (Merops albicollis), Dakhla bay, 2 March 2017 (Arnoud van den Berg).

White-throated Bee-eater at Dakhla: 2nd WP record

White-throated Bee-eater at Dakhla Bay: the second record for the Western Palearctic of this Afrotropical species. The White-throated Bee-eater was found at Dakhla Bay, Oued Dahab region on 28 February 2017 by Billy Herman and Annelies Jacobs. It’s the second WP record for the species. It should be remembred that the first record was observed …

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White-throated Bee-eater / Guêpier à gorge blanche (Merops albicollis), Dakhla bay, 10 March 2017 (Phil Abbott).

First White-throated Bee-eater for the Western Palearctic

A White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis) was observed at ‘Gleb Jdiane’, Oued Dahab, on 5 and 6 December 2013 by Noëlle and Hervé Jacob (see below a short video). This would be the first record for Morocco if accepted by the MRBC. There was no previous observation of White-throated Bee-eater in the Western Palearctic, so this …

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