Monday, 11 March 2013

Morocco day two

Trumpeter Finch 
Desert Wheatear 
East of Tizi n Ticka 
Moth sp? 
Lizard sp?
Spent most of today making our way to the eastern stoney deserts. Had a few stops on the way and got a couple of WP ticks- Barbary Falcon and Moussier's Redstart to add to Levaillant's Woodpecker, House Bunting and Common Bulbul that I got yesterday. Loads of new sub-species but will do a seperate post about that later.
A good introduction to Moroccan desert specialities today. In one of the first areas of stoney desert (Hamada) that we arrived at this evening we had Desert Lark, Trumpeter Finch, 'Desert Grey Shrike' (elegans), Desert Wheatear, White-crowned Black Wheatear, Spectacled Warbler and Thekla Lark.
Tomorrow we're spending the day exploring more of the desert for additional specialities.


john.walshe400 said...

the moth looks like a Eublemma sp. (noctuid)

Bomber said...

Surely a Purple Marbled? E ostrina.

MiaLuella said...

Lizard may be a mesalina (lacertid).

Flappen Caboin said...

The lizard is indeed a Mesalina, Mesalina guttulata actually.

Peter Alfrey said...

cheers all