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June 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 (short) list of rarities recorded in Israel during the period 25/5 - 25/6/10:

Thick-billed Lark - single birds still seen in S Negev and Arava, leftovers from the large invasion in spring.

Black Bush Robin - 1 at Hazeva, 2/6. Unusual summer record.

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

Chough sp. - 5 on Mt. Hermon, 11/6. Amir Ben Dov, Sassi Haham.

Hill Sparrow - many pairs completing their third breeding cycle in the high Negev Mts.

Red Phalarope
(Phalaropus fulicarius) Eilat, Oct.05

Little Green Bee-eater
(Merops orientalis) Yotvata, Mar.05

Nubian Nightjar
(Caprimulgus nubicus) Southern Dead-sea, Mar.06
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