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LLeida drylands, Catalunya, Spain 3/4/17

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Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) adult, on aerodrome.


INFO

Drylands of LLeida

Drylands of Lleida Alfés Itinerary

BirdLife factsheet 'Cogul-Alfés steppes' BirdLife

'WWBNES' - Where to Watch Birds in Northern & Eastern Spain. Michael Rebane & Ernest Garcia. Helm, 2008


GALLERY

Spain; LLeida drylands, 3/4/17.


BIRDS - 48 species

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos - 1 male near airfield.

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis - 50+ over rubbish tip.

Little Egret Egretta garzetta - 1.

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea - 2.

White Stork Ciconia ciconia - 6+ over rubbish tip.

Black Kite Milvus migrans - 20+.

Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus 10+.

Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus - 6+.

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus - 1.

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo - c4.

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus - 10+.

Merlin Falco columbarius - 1 female-type.

Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax - 1 male.

Eurasian Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus - 10+.

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago - 1.

Yellow-legged Gull - 50+ over rubbish tip.

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata - 3 south of aerodrome, in flight and calling.

Stock Dove Columba oenas - 3.

Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius - 2 on aerodrome.

Little Owl Athene noctua - 2+ around aerodrome.

Hoopoe Upupa epops

European Green Woodpecker Picus viridis - 1.

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra - aerodrome.

Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens - small groups on aerodrome.

Crested Lark Galerida cristata

Thekla Lark Galerida theklae - around Mas de Melons Info Centre.

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Common House Martin Delichon urbicum - 1 aerodrome.

Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis

White Wagtail Motacilla alba

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros - 2.

Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus - 1 male.

Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica - 1 male near Mas de Melons Info Centre.

Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala

Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis 3+

Common Magpie Pica pica

Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax - 10+, including a pair nesting at Mas de Melons Info Centre.

Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula

Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

European Serin Serinus serinus

European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris

European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

Common Linnet Carduelis cannabina - several flocks.

Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus - 1 male.

Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra - hundreds.


BUTTERFLIES

Spanish Festoon (Zerynthia rumina)

Western Dappled White (Euchloe crameri)