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Showing posts with label seabird. Show all posts
Showing posts with label seabird. Show all posts

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

BROWN BOOBY (Sula leucogaster) Greystones South Beech, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland


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The Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) is of the family Sulidae which is in the genus Sula. This large seabird has a pan-tropical range and very rarely occurs in North East Atlantic waters.
Found on 13th July 2020, this is the third Irish record but unfortunately had to be taken into care today (14th July) when its condition deteriorated. There are two previous Irish records, a tideline corpse in Co. Cork on 2nd January 2016 and one seen from a fishing trawler off Co. Kerry on 13th and 14th August also in 2016. 

Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds

Four subspecies are recognised; map showing the world distribution
Sula leucogaster, verspreidingskaart met subspp, a.png
     Sula leucogaster plotus     Sula leucogaster nominate     Sula leucogaster etesiaca     Sula leucogaster brewsteri
Reference:
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_booby

Sunday, 22 September 2013

BLACK HEADED GULL (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) first winter or first calender plumage, Skerries Harbour, Skerries, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland

 
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 The Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is of the family Laridae which is in the genus Chroicocephalus.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

SANDWICH TERN (Thalasseus sandvicensis) Skerries, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland

 
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In Europe, Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)  is a summer resident  which breeds in coastal colonies and spends the winter in Africa

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

ROSEATE TERN (Juvenile) (Sterna dougallii) Gormanston Beach, Gormanston, Co. Meath, Ireland

 
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In Europe, the Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) is a rare summer visitor which breeds in a small number of coastal colonies and spends the winter in West Africa

Saturday, 15 June 2013

PYGMY CORMORANT Microcarbo pygmaeus BSPB, Poda Nature Reserve, Burgas, Black Sea Coast, Bulgaria

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PYGMY CORMORANT Microcarbo pygmaeus BSPB, Poda Nature Reserve, Burgas, Black Sea Coast, Bulgaria

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GREAT CORMORANT Phalacrocorax carbo ssp. P. c. sinensis Poda Nature Reserve, Burgas, Bulgaria

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GREAT CORMORANT Phalacrocorax carbo ssp. P. c. sinensis Poda Nature Reserve, Burgas, Bulgaria

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