Rare warbler breeds in Israel
One of the Middle East’s most threatened species, the Basra Reed-warbler, has received a welcome boost.
Normally restricted as a breeding bird to the Mesopotamian marshes of southern Iraq (and probably also southwest Iran), a research team from SPNI (BirdLife in Israel) trapped and ringed four birds in Israel’s Hula Valley in June 2006.
The two males, a female with a brood patch, and an almost fully-grown juvenile, are the first of the species ever to be discovered breeding in Israel.
- Conservation knows no boundaries – as ties between Iraq and Norfolk show | Richard Porter (guardian.co.uk)
- From the comments: Readers side with warbler after man fined for building on bird habitat (mlive.com)
- Vol. 2, No. 3 – The Yellow Warbler (leesbird.com)
- It’s for the birds (timesofisrael.com)
- Rare Bird Alert (abirdersnotebook.wordpress.com)
- Mourning and Tennessee Warblers, Ramble (starrtrips.wordpress.com)
- DNR: Kirtland’s warbler a ‘conservation success story’ in Michigan (mlive.com)
Wow! That is wonderful news! Hopefully this little boost will help ensure this gorgeous little bird its survival!
Hi Jocelyn, thanks for reacting! This is only about a small number of birds, but still good news!
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