The Hoopoe is widespread in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. Most European and north Asian birds migrate to the tropics in winter. In contrast the African populations are sedentary year-round. Hoopoes have been known to breed north of their Europe and in southern England during warm, dry summers that provide plenty of grasshoppers and similar insects.
The Spectacled Warbler breeds in north west Africa, southwest Europe from Iberia to Italy, and then further east on the eastern Mediterranean islands and coastal regions. It is mainly resident in Africa, but other populations migrate to winter in more widely in north and west Africa and Egypt.
The Trumpeter Finch is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird breeds in the Canary Islands, across north Africa, and in the Middle East and into central Asia. There is a small European population in southern Spain.
The Southern Grey Shrike is a member of the shrike family. The plumage is generally similar to Great Grey Shrike apart from the differences noted below. It is closely related to the Great Grey Shrike, with which it used to be considered conspecific; where they co-occur, they do not interbreed and are separated by choice of habitat.
I have just returned from a week in Lanzarote were I found some time to catch up with some of the local wildlife in and around Costa Teguise.
Brilliant set Joe,looks like a great Birding place.ReplyDelete
Hope you had a Fab Holiday.