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Islands in the Sun

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“Islands in the Sun” is about Macaronesia, the collective term used to define the Atlantic Islands of the Azores, Madeira, the Canaries and Cape Verde. Only on Cape Verde do we find a component of Afro-tropical breeding birds. On the eastern Canaries they are Palaearctic species.

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Hoopoe Lark

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Out into the Atlantic Ocean, 400 miles from the coast of Senegal, lies an archipelago of islands known as Cape Verde. The Hoopoe Lark’s former range in Cape Verde included the island of Boa Vista from which the third part of the latin trinomial is taken.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of June 2012)

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Expect lots of excruciating details, but for now drool over his potential Cape Verde Shearwater sighting, which will be both a lifer and a rare New York sighting assuming NYARC accepts it. No bird says summer to me like those flying cigars. Corey experienced what he described as one of the best sea watches he ever experienced.

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Amazing Seawatch from Robert Moses State Park

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I don’t remember who the first person was that said the words “ Cape Verde Shearwater ” but those words were uttered. Now Cape Verde Shearwater was described as a species in the 1890′s and later lumped in with Cory’s Shearwater. horrifically bad digiscoped images of a possible (probable?)

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It may be hard to swallow, but Bumpus could get bumped to the back burner

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There are few areas of the world where they have been introduced and not survived (Greenland and Cape Verde are examples of this bird’s local demise). That is why they are called “House” Sparrows and not “Wild” Sparrows, I suppose. House Sparrows were introduced to New York City in 1852 and later in other areas.

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Birding Hluhluwe, South Africa

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Other people – ornithologists, perhaps – ask whether Cape Verde kites exist ( probably not ). Serves the bird right for not living close to European ornithologists. Some people wonder whether god exists. They do, however, believe in the existence of the Yellow-billed Kite.

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Collaborative List 2017 – February

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The line passing down through the Atlantic separates Iceland from Greenland and passes to the west of the Atlantic islands within the 25W line of longitude, employing a tiny kink to include the Azores and a scoop to pick up the Cape Verde Islands.

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