Category: Coraciiformes

Distribution of the Roller Coracias garrulus in Portugal, an historical approach

Roller (Coracias garrulus) Science Article 1 abstract The Iberian Peninsula harbours the majorityof the Roller (Coracias garrulus) populationin Western Europe. In Spain, available datasuggest a population fragmentation and a generalnegative trend (Marti & Del Moral, 2004).Although residual in an Iberian context, thePortuguese population also appears to be declining,and once considered Rare in PortugueseRed List (SNPRNC, […]

Nesting of the Ringed Kingfisher in the United States

Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) Science Article 1 abstract According to the A.O.U. Check-list (fifth Ed., Baltimore, Amer. Ornithol. Union, 1957) the widespread neotropical Ringed Kingfisher (MegaceryIe torquata) is known from the United States only as ‘accidental on the lower Rio Grande in Texas (Laredo, June 2, 1888).’ More recent publications (Wolfe, Check-list of the birds […]

Recording of Hoopoes Upupa epops by means of audio playback in the conditions of Latvia: a preliminary evaluation

Hoopoe (Upupa epops) Science Article 1 abstract Playback is often used to improve recording of birds and therefore to gain more precise data on their numbers and distribution. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential suitability of this method for survey of Hoopoes Upupa epops in Latvia. Playback was carried out in […]