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Sunday, 10 November 2013

EUROPEAN NIGHTJAR (Caprimulgus europaeus) Old Sanatorium, Sigri, Lesvos Island, Greece


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The European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus), Eurasian Nightjar or Nightjar is a crepuscular and nocturnal species in the family Caprimulgidae which is in the genus Caprimulgus. It returns from its wintering areas in sub-Saharan during April and breeds across most of Europe, temperate Asia and north western Africa.
The preferred habitat is dry open country with some trees and small bushes, such as heath lands, forest clearings or newly planted woodland. It feeds on a wide variety of flying insects.
The return migration south to its winter quarters commences in late August.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_nightjar

Saturday, 2 March 2013

GOLDCREST (Regulus regulus) Broadmeadow Estuary, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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The Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) is of the family Regulidae which is in the genus Regulus.
  
 

Thursday, 24 January 2013

COMMON REDPOLL (Acanthis flammea subspecies A. f. caberet) Broadmeadow Estuary, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland

 
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 The Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) or more simply known as a Redpoll is of the finch family Fringillidae which is in the genus Acanthis. 
 There are several subspecies recognised including the Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis flammea caberet) which is resident in Ireland and Britain. It also breeds in Central Europe and Southern Scandinavia where it is a partial migrant, which moves south and west to more temperate regions for the winter.

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Monday, 21 January 2013

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

WHITE STORK (Ciconia ciconia) Białowieski Park Narodowy, Hajnówka, Belarus

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The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is of the family Ciconiidae which is in the genus Ciconia.

WHITE STORK (Ciconia ciconia) Białowieski Park Narodowy, Hajnówka, Belarus

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The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is of the family Ciconiidae which is in the genus Ciconia.


WHITE STORK (Ciconia ciconia) Białowieski Park Narodowy, Hajnówka, Belarus

 
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The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is of the family Ciconiidae which is in the genus Ciconia.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

MEADOW PIPIT (Anthus pratensis) Knockanamorough, Cape Clear Island, Baltimore, Co. Cork, Ireland

 
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The Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) is of the family Motacillidae which is in the genus Anthus.