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newAllen's Gallinule at Gran Canaria , December 2008

Photos by Eugenio Hernández & Miguel Avelino Suarez

Comments edited by Ricard Gutiérrez

Phots above:©Samuel Paz. 18.8.2008

Introduction 

A 1w bird was found at Maspalomas pond, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, on 26.12 having reached the area after severe weather conditions (Eugenio Hernández; Miguel Avelino). This area is frequented by (the scarce) local observers who took the opportunity of taking the superb included photos below which certainly can help as reference for any possible further claim of this stunning species elsewhere.

The record fails within the expected observation dates of the species in S Europe, coinciding with the dry season in W Africa, moment in which birds leave their breeding areas (De Juana,E 2006. Aves raras de España. Lynx eds.)

See a compilation of the photos of the bird below.

Photographs

Photos ©Eugenio Hernández and Miguel Avelino Suarez

Porphyrio alleniPhoto above:© Eugenio Hernández. 26.12.2008

Porphyrio alleniPhoto above:© Eugenio Hernández. 26.12.2008

Porphyrio alleniPhoto above:© Eugenio Hernández. 26.12.2008

Porphyrio alleniPhoto above:© Eugenio Hernández. 26.12.2008

Porphyrio alleniPhotos above:© Miguel Avelino. 26.12.2008

Porphyrio alleniPhotos above:© Miguel Avelino. 26.12.2008



Acknowledgements

Thanks to Eugenio Hernández and Miguel Avelino Suárez and all the observers who sent information to Rare Birds in Spain and made possible this webpage.


Citation
Hernández, E. & Avelino Suarez,M..2008. Allen's Gallinule at Gran Canaria, December 2008. Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsf054.htm 





 

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Allen's Gallinule at Gran Canaria, December 2008

Summary:
Introduction
Photographs
Acknowledgements
Citation





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