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Common grackle

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I was in Morocco for some birding.
here are four of the more exotic and larger species we saw

#1 Iberian green woodpecker


#2 Egyptian Nightjar (thx Heikki)

It took the local guide two days to find it. when it closes its eyes, it is indistinguishable from a stone

#3 Pharaoh eagle-owl


#4 Long-legged buzzard


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Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

I was in Morocco for some birding.
here are four of the more exotic and larger species we saw

#2 Nightjar
I think the exact species in this case is Egyptian nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius).

ObBird: Greylag geese (Anser anser) in thick fog

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 March 2024 at 15:58
Seen and shot today

Phalcrocorax carbo or Aalscholver


Aythya fuligula of Kuifeend


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European Stonechat

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Nice one Domien!

Spotted one last weekend, but didn't carry my 100-400mm
Only managed to capture a dunnock with the Tamron FE 28-200mm (cropped)


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Dunnocks are funny birds.
You see them everywhere, once you know what to look for.
In the old days priests used them as the ultimate monogamy- example.
It turned out later, that there genes were ‘ spread everywhere, all the time’
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I envy you your trip Domien, your nightjar could be our frogmouth owl, another master of camouflage and same family I believe.

Some evening shots of a sulphur crested cockatoo.

2 still haven't got over how the eye focus will lock on even through foliage.

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4 and some crests or combs...

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Originally posted by Brandy Brandy wrote:


I envy you your trip Domien, your nightjar could be our frogmouth owl, another master of camouflage and same family I believe.
Thanks Peter
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Originally posted by Brandy Brandy wrote:

I envy you your trip Domien, your nightjar could be our frogmouth owl, another master of camouflage and same family I believe.
Nope, frogmouths and nightjars are not in the same family of birds (since frogmouths and nightjars are bird families), they belong to the same clade though, although still not that closely related. And frogmouths are not owls either.

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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

Originally posted by Brandy Brandy wrote:

I envy you your trip Domien, your nightjar could be our frogmouth owl, another master of camouflage and same family I believe.
Nope, frogmouths and nightjars are not in the same family of birds (since frogmouths and nightjars are bird families), they belong to the same clade though, although still not that closely related. And frogmouths are not owls either.
They use comparable cloaking techniques though
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Thought I'd see how my Min AF 300/4 worked with a Kenko Pro 300 DG 1.4x converter. Plenty of CA, but not too bad.

Canada geese.
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Not too bad indeed Phil!
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