Monday, May 31, 2010

Some of Greece's most wanted species

During the last weeks I managed to see some of the most wanted bird species, those that birders are looking for when they visit Greece.

One of them is Rufous-bush Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes) - Κουφαηδόνι, a species that one can find around Athens, in Vravrona and Markopoulo area. These birds were in Mesolongi Lagoons, where they breed during the summer

The couple...

Looking for food in the ground

Another interesting species is Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica), found in Oropos area, close to Athens

Finally, Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) - Μικρογαλιάντρα is another species in most birders wish list. You can find it is Spata area and also in Oropos estuary

Apart from that, I got the 44th species in my Garden Bird List, an awesome a couple of Eastern Olivaceous Warblers (Hippolais pallida) - Ωχροστριτσίδα are breeding in the olive trees above our garden!

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