4th Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) for Tunisia found at Djerba, Gulf of Gabes



This July 2014 video is about a Pacific golden plover in summer plumage in England.
This is a rare bird in Europe, like in northern Africa.
I personally never saw this beautiful species, though I did see its Atlantic relatives.

Predictors of the abundance of shorebirds and wading birds wintering in the Gulf of Gabès, Tunisia: here.

Wintering waterbird assemblages in the central part of the Gulf of Gabès in southern Tunisia: here.

North African Birds

A Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) was found at Djerba Island, Gulf of Gabès (Tunisia) on the 5th January 2015 by Italian ornithologists Andrea Corso, Michele Viganò, Chiara Sibona, Loris Golinelli and Leslie Parks. This is the 4th record for Tunisia.

Un Pluvier fauve (Pluvialis fulva) a été observé à Djerba, dans le golfe de Gabès (Tunisie) le 5 janvier 2015 par les ornithologues italiens Andrea Corso, Michele Viganò, Chiara Sibona, Loris Golinelli and Leslie Parks. C’est la 4ème observation pour la Tunisie de cette espèce rare qui se reproduit au Nord et l’Est de la Russie et l’Ouest de l’Alaska.

Andrea kindly sent us this observation along with the excellent photographs of the bird that Michele took. The following is the email of Andrea:

“Hello my friend

I am a true lover of N African birds and fauna and I visit Tunisia, Morocco, Sinai every…

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