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Egyptian vultures wintering in Extremadura

The Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is mostly a summer visitor, although the Balearic and Canary Islands populations are resident. Some winter regularly in Peninsular Spain and winter roosts, mainly in Cáceres (Extremadura) and Doñana National Park (Andalusia), have been found since the mid 1980s and the 1990s, respectively. Sánchez et al. (2015) have recently published data on the wintering [...]

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Sociable Lapwing in El Hondo (Alicante)

Last 1st of November, a Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarious) was observed in El Hondo Natural Park (Elche, Alicante) by Bryan Thomas. Subsequent observations in the same area has been reported by other observers until at least 13th of November. The bird was always observed with Northen Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus). This is the second record of the species in the Valencian Community where last time [...]

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