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Request for information on Cyprus records

18 november 2021  ·  Peter Flint & Colin Richardson  ·  1019 × bekeken

Request for information on Cyprus records

We are preparing a third edition of The Birds of Cyprus (further details on ResearchGate). It will be a comprehensive and completely revised avifauna of the whole island of Cyprus to be published within the BOC (formerly BOU) checklist series. In the 30 years since the second edition (Flint & Stewart 1992) the island has undergone extensive climate and habitat change resulting in many changes to its breeding bird populations; many new species have also been added to the Cyprus list during that time. In researching the new edition we have traced several records of breeding and rarities which had not been published before and these will be passed to the Cyprus Rare Birds Committee and the island’s bird societies. If any readers have such records we would be very grateful for details of them. Lists of the species we are particularly interested in are below, though they are not exclusive. All contributions will be acknowledged and those records published will be credited to the observer.

Rarities:
Lesser White-fronted Goose Arctic Tern Temminck's, (African) Dunn's
Swans: Bewick’s and Whooper Pomarine Skua and Arabian
Egyptian Goose Divers: all Warblers: Dusky, Green,
Scoters: Common and Velvet Petrels: all Hume’s Leaf, Basra Reed,
Common Goldeneye Striated Heron Paddyfield, Blyth's Reed,
Smew, Goosander Dalmatian Pelican Common Grasshopper,
Bustards: all Lammergeier River, African Desert, Ménétries's
Diederik Cuckoo Cinereous Vulture and Mountain Chiffchaff
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Eastern Imperial Eagle Firecrest
Oriental Turtle Dove Crested Honey Buzzard Naumann's and Dusky Thrushes
Grey-headed Swamphen Bateleur White-winged Snowfinch
Allen’s Gallinule Greater Spotted Eagle Pipits: Blyth's, Long-billed
Grebes: Red-necked and Horned Red Kite and Buff-bellied
Lesser Flamingo White-tailed Eagle Dead Sea Sparrow
Sociable Lapwing Rough-legged Buzzard Eurasian Bullfinch
Kittlitz's Plover Falcons: Amur, Sooty and Lanner Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch
Baird’s and Pectoral Sandpipers Choughs: all Common Rosefinch
Red Phalarope Brown-necked Raven Desert Finch
Oriental Pratincole Bohemian Waxwing Common Redpoll
Gulls: Franklin's, White-eyed, Hypocolius Red-fronted Serin
Great Black-backed and Blue Tit Buntings: Little, Rustic and
European Herring Larks: Bar-tailed, Horned, Yellow-breasted

Breeding:
Gadwall Grey Heron Eurasian Penduline Tit
Little Swift Eurasian Sparrowhawk Eurasian Skylark
Common Cuckoo Pied Kingfisher Great Reed Warbler
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Eurasian Wryneck Eurasian Blackcap
Black-necked Grebe Red-backed Shrike Song Thrush
Collared Pratincole Eurasian Golden Oriole White Wagtail

If you can provide us with any new data on the above please contact us on richar@cytanet.com.cy. Thank you very much for your help.

Peter Flint & Colin Richardson

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Vincent Hart  ·  23 november 2021  15:12

Be sure to check the sightings at https://cyprus.observation.org/soortenlijst_wg_v3.php if you haven't already... If you need any help in contacting observers or anything else, feel free to contact me. Best of luck with the book!

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