The Gadwall a silent and shy duck

My new post brings bird facts and photography on the Gadwall. (Anas strepera).

The Mallard the most familiar duck in northern hemisphere

This post features some bird fact on the Mallard which is by far the most common duck in the Western Palearctic. Find bird facts and images.

The Rüppell’s Vulture an African now also settling in Spain

Rüppell’s Vulture (Gyps rueppelli) is an Old World Vulture belonging to the genus Gyps. At sizes of only 85-97 cm it is rather a largish vulture, with a wing span measuring 228-250 cm. Compared to the much larger Monk Vultures and Griffon Vulture this one looks a bit small.  As an adult Rüppell’s Vulture bearsContinue reading “The Rüppell’s Vulture an African now also settling in Spain”

The Lanner Falcon rare native to south and east Europe

Read about bird facts on the Lanner Falcon a rather rare species in Europe. Bird photography, distribution and breeding.

Greater White-fronted Goose – a species of the arctic geese

The (Greater) White-fronted Goose belongs to the so-called Grey Geese group and is one of the species breeding in the arctic regions of the northern hemisphere. Read more on bird facts, distribution and conservation status.

Common Crane Migration and most important Wintering Ranges

Essential reading about migration and wintering ranges of the Common Crane in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Bearded Vulture – Meeting the Lammergeier at Gemmi Pass

We followed the Bearded Vulture and went to Gemmi Pass in the Swiss Alps. Although late in the year, we were quite lucky to have some eventfull days with plenty of sightings of these beautiful birds.

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