Friday, January 16, 2015

Little Bustard seen in Thrace, Northern Greece!

The Little Bustard is a very rare winter visitor to Greece; very few birds are seen every year and the vast majority are found in the northern areas. I was very luck to come across one individual, while on a bird trip in the region of Thrace, close to the borders with Turkey!
It was standing some 30 meters away, feeding on seeds and other plant material, moving with caution but sometimes being very confiding.

I really enjoyed that rarity, I only hope it will survive the winter because despite their small numbers, they are frequently shot by hunters...

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