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. If you are interested to see more posts from Cape Verde and to increase awareness of the islands avifauna, vist Redgannet or follow this link. Birds Cape Verde Hoopoe Lark

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. I have a feeling that this summer is going to be weird. How else to interpret the sudden arrival of April showers (and temperatures) in June after already enjoying summer weather?

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Birding Hluhluwe, South Africa

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Other people – ornithologists, perhaps – ask whether Cape Verde kites exist ( probably not ). Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa – it was established in 1895.

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. Cape Verde Shearwater both above and below If only I had managed to get better shots but I managed to mess up the focus, to say nothing of the motion blur.

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). The academic tour sites and the research sites were far flung across the region, so I’ve regularly traveled between the vicinity of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Kruger Park, the Waterberg, Kimberly, the Kalahari, Cape Town and a couple of other locations.

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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. The beats have been mostly sedentary during February with only Corey venturing beyond his normal range. Tom has made an altitudinal migration, but stayed within his accepted beat. Redgannet has been wandering aimlessly as is his brief.

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