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July 2010

Yoav Perlman

Below is a summary featuring the most interesting observations from this month, based on reports from the ISRABIRDNET mailing list and other sources.
Following is a list of rarities recorded in Israel during the period 25/6 - 25/7/10:

Purple Swamphen - 1 madagascariensis at Neve Eitan, Bet She'an Valley, 3/7. Avner Rinot.

Bridled Tern - 3 off Eilat's north beach, 23/7.

One flock of 80 Sand Partridge - all togather, Maale Akrabim road 2.7.10, Amir Ben Dov, Shachar Alterman.

Thick-billed Lark - 2 lingering birds in the central Arava, 30/6.

Rock Martin breeding in Ramat Beit Hakerem (in the western part of Jerusalem. Nissim Primo 12/7.

 Rock Martin (Ptyonoprogne fuligula) 
Rock Martin (Ptyonoprogne fuligula)

1 Lapwing in Hazorea fish ponds, Ohad Hatzofe 11/7.

3 Ad. White-cheeked Tern, Itai Shani 30/7.

Red-fronted Serin - 1 on Mt. Hermon, 9/7. Eyal Shochat.

Hooded Wheatear
(Oenanthe monacha) Arava valley, Oct.05

Cinereous Bunting
(Emberiza cineracea) Lotan, Mar.06

Blue Rock-Thrush
(Monticola solitarius) Mt. Arbel, Feb.06
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