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Tagged Sociable Lapwing found near Shabran

Photos © Elvin Məmmədsoy In the afternoon of 1 October 2022 some team members of the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count headed north to search for a satellite-tagged Sociable Lapwing from Kazakhstan. A tagged bird was reported by the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) very close to their counting station. After some… Continue reading Tagged Sociable Lapwing found near Shabran

BBBMC, Besh Barmag, bird migration, bird news, count2022

Second Black-throated Trush for the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count

Photo © Philip Elbek To cite Gabi Caucal, our count coordinator: 'When there is nothing, there is something!' Overall, a pretty slow day at Besh Barmag with strong southerly winds and a lot of dust and sand in the eyes and binoculars of the counters, but a quick birding walk in the nearby shrubland produced… Continue reading Second Black-throated Trush for the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count

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New insights into the occurrence of Penduline Tits in Azerbaijan published

The latest Sandgrouse issue contains an article about the occurrence of Caspian and Black-headed Penduline Tits in Azerbaijan by Michael Heiß and Christoph Himmel: https://osme.org/sandgrouse/sandgrouse-44-1/ Titel: Recent status of Caspian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus caspius and Black-headed Penduline Tit Remiz (pendulinus) macronyx in Azerbaijan. Summary: Caspian Penduline Tit and Black-headed Penduline Tit are known from the literature to occur… Continue reading New insights into the occurrence of Penduline Tits in Azerbaijan published

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First records of Little Bunting published in Sandgrouse

Text & Photos © Pia Fetting The first records of Little Bunting for Azerbaijan were recently published in the Sandgrouse magazine of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East: Fetting P & Buddemeier J (2021) First records of Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla for Azerbaijan. Sandgrouse 43(1): 146-150. https://osme.org/sandgrouse/ Summary: During a comprehensive survey of migratory birds at… Continue reading First records of Little Bunting published in Sandgrouse

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Possible new species to Azerbaijan: Caucasian Dunnock

A recently published paper suggests species level for the Caucasian subspecies Prunella modularis obscura, which is currently treated as subspecies: Pavia M, Drovetski SV, Boano G, Conway KW, Pellegrino I, Voelker G (2021) Elevation of two subspecies of Dunnock Prunella modularis to species rank. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 141(2):199-210. https://bioone.org/journals/bulletin-of-the-british-ornithologists-club/volume-141/issue-2/bboc.v141i2.2021.a10/Elevation-of-two-subspecies-of-Dunnock-Prunella-modularis-to-species/10.25226/bboc.v141i2.2021.a10.full?fbclid=IwAR2LIl2F3G_JrkKZwM2GJD1saGxI-we2fdffGxBVN3LkkrEBhtnN4oeImYA Abstract The Western… Continue reading Possible new species to Azerbaijan: Caucasian Dunnock