Category Archives: Italy

Cattle Egret


Pelecaniformes

Place: Oristano, Sardinia
Dates: 17 June 2017.








[Bubulcus ibis, Family Ardeidae, Order Pelecaniformes, Wikipedia Entry: Cattle egret]

The sound of the cattle egret (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marco Dragonetti)

Distribution of the cattle egret across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Alpine Swift Nestling


Apodiformes

Place: Grotta di Nettuno, Sardinia
Dates: 19 June 2017.








[Tachymarptis melba, Family Apodidae, Order Apodiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Alpine swift]

The sound of the alpine swift (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marco Dragonetti)

Distribution of the alpine swift across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

More Kestrels


Falconiformes

Place: Taranto, Puglia, Italy
Dates: 11 June 2016.





Place: Riverside Countrypark, Gillingham, Kent
Dates: 4 July 2016.





Place: Shapwick Moor, Somerset Levels
Dates: 11 October 2016.


[Falco tinnunculus, Family Falconidae, Order Falconiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common kestrel]

The sound of the kestrel (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marco Dragonetti)

Distribution of the kestrel across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Calabrian Wren


Passeriformes #2

Place: Taureana, Calabria
Date: 19 May 2016.





[Troglodytes troglodytes, Family Troglodytidae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Eurasian wren]

The sound of the wren (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Patrik Åberg)

Distribution of the wren across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Hooded Crow


Passeriformes #1

Place: Pompei, Italy
Dates: 17 May 2016.


Place: Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy
Dates: 15 June 2016.










[Corvus cornix, Family Corvidae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Hooded crow]

The sound of the hooded crow (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Stuart Fisher)

Distribution of the hooded crow across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

My Pet Barn Swallows


Passeriformes #1

Place: Alberobello, Italy
Dates: 12 June 2016.









[Hirundo rustica, Family Hirundinidae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Barn swallow]

The sound of the barn swallow (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Tomas Belka)

Distribution of the barn swallow across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Bird Migration Modern Style


[a collared dove hitching a ride on the ferry all the way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona]

Columbiformes

Place: Civitavecchia to Barcelona ferry
Dates: 16 June 2016.





[Streptopelia decaocto, Family Columbidae, Order Columbiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Eurasian collared dove]

The sound of the collared dove (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist David Farrow)

Distribution of the collared dove across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).