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Birds in Spain
Photos by Miguel Avelino
From 3-7.5.2004 a dark phase Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis gularis was seen at charca de Maspalomas, a pond at Maspalomas area, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria island (Miguel Avelino Suares Farias, José García Monzón, Eugenio Santana).
This bird is particularly similar to one seen at Delta de l'Ebre, Catalunya in august 2002
The photos show clearly the main structural features of the species, particularly bare parts structure and shape and presence of ornamental feathering.
The record has been submitted via snail mail to the Spanish Rarities Committee
All photos by © Miguel Avelino obtained through Kenko 20x50 telescope and Nikon Coolpix 4500.
a dark phase Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis gularis) as seen at charca
de Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands on may 2004 (© Miguel
Western Reef Heron at Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, May 2004
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