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Icelend

Podiceps cristatus

Vogel des Jahres 2001
German Bird of the Year 2001

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'DAS BESTE' BERICHTE

ICELANDIC RARITY REPORT: DECEMBER 2000


Yann Kolbeinsson
ReykjavÝk, Iceland


ICELANDIC RARITY REPORT
November 2000

Legends:
IS = Iceland
ad = adult
juv= juvenile
1w = 1st winter
2w = 2nd winter
2cy= 2nd calendar year
3cy= 3rd calendar year
ind= individual(s)

GREY HERON [Grßhegri] (Ardea cinerea (Graureiher)
03.-10.12.2000 3 ind Hvaleyrarlˇn, Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW-IS)
14.-31.12.2000 2 ind Hvaleyrarlˇn, Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW-IS)

AMERICAN WIGEON [Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd] (Anas americana (Nordamerikanische Pfeifente)
16.09.-03.12.2000 1 male Njar­vÝkurfitjar (SW-IS)

AMERICAN BLACK DUCK [Br˙n÷nd] (Anas rubripes (Dunkelente)
09.09.-02.12.2000 1 male Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW-IS)
This male has been seen regularly in Gar­ur since 1993, and has been very easy to locate since Jan 1998.

RING-NECKED DUCK [Hring÷nd] (Aythya collaris (Ringschnabelente)
03.-09.12.2000 1 male Elli­aßrvogur, ReykjavÝk (SW-IS)

KING EIDER [Ă­arkˇngur] (Somateria spectabilis (Prachteiderente)
26.11.-24.12.2000 1 1w female Elli­aßrvogur, ReykjavÝk (SW-IS)

COMMON GOLDENEYE [Hvin÷nd] (Bucephala clangula (Schellente)
01.12.2000 1 female Ësar, Hafnir (SW-IS)
02.12.2000 4 ind Lake ┌lfljˇtsvatn (SW-IS)
25.-27.12.2000 max 4 Arnarnesvogur, Gar­abŠr (SW-IS)

WATER RAIL [KeldusvÝn] (Rallus aquaticus (Wasserralle)
28.-31.12.2000 1 ind H˙savÝk (NE-IS)

COMMON COOT [BleshŠna] (Fulica atra (Blń▀huhn)
30.11.-31.12.2000 1 ind Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW-IS)

Red Knot [Rau­brystingur] (Calidris canutus (Knutt)
Around 100 were noted in and around ReykjavÝk (SW-IS)
at the end of the month (of which there were at least 86 in one flock at Hafnarfj÷r­ur)
which is an excellent winter count. Over the last years 'only' 10-30 birds have wintered in this area.

Dunlin [Lˇu■rŠll] (Calidris alpina (Alpenstrandlńufer)
This rare winter visitor was seen on 26-28 Dec at Kˇpasker (NE-IS)
.

JACK SNIPE [DvergsnÝpa] (Lymnocryptes minimus (Zwergschnepfe)
27.12.2000 1 ind ArnarneslŠkur (SW-IS)

EURASIAN WOODCOCK [SkˇgarsnÝpa] (Scolopax rusticola (Waldschnepfe)
14.12.2000 1 ind ReykjavÝk (SW-IS)

BAR-TAILED GODWIT [Lappaja­rakan] (Limosa lapponica (Pfuhlschnepfe)
22.10.-02.12.2000 max 3 Sandger­i (SW-IS)

EURASIAN CURLEW [Fj÷ruspˇi] (Numenius arquata (Gro▀er Brachvogel)
02.09.-02.12.2000 max 18 Mi­nes (SW-IS)
Mi­nes is a regular wintering site.

KUMLIEN'S GULL [VestrŠnn bjartmßfur] (Larus glaucoides kumlieni (Polarm÷we Unterart kumlieni)
24.12.2000 1 ad Elli­aßrvogur, ReykjavÝk (SW-IS)

Little Auk [Haftyr­ill] (Alle alle (Krabbentaucher)
Only three were noted, all near Kˇpasker (NE-IS)
on 22 Dec.

Short-eared Owl [Brandugla] (Asio flammeus (Sumpfohreule)
One was noted at Kˇpasker (NE-IS)
on 22 Dec.

White Wagtail [MarÝuerla] (Motacilla alba alba (Bachstelze)
This extremely rare winter visitor was noted all month at Bl÷nduˇs (N-IS)
, at the end of the month the bird was caught and is now in care...

BOHEMIAN WAXWING [Silkitoppa] (Bombycilla garrulus (Seidenschwanz)
15.12.2000 1 ind H÷fn (SE-IS)
18.12.2000 1 ind Selfoss (S-IS)
30.12.2000 1 ind VÝ­ilundur, Gar­abŠr (SW-IS)

EUROPEAN ROBIN [Glˇbrystingur] (Erithacus rubecula (Rotkehlchen)
04.11.-27.12.2000 1 ind Kˇpasker (NE-IS)
05.-10.12.2000 1 ind HrÝsholt, Gar­abŠr (SW-IS)

Common Blackbird [Svart■r÷stur] (Turdus merula (Amsel)
12 ind. were noted this month.

Fieldfare [Grß■r÷stur] (Turdus pilaris (Wacholderdrossel)
6 ind. were noted this month.

SONG THRUSH [S÷ng■r÷stur] (Turdus philomelos (Singdrossel)
30.12.2000 1 ind Laugarvatn (SW-IS)

BLACKCAP [Hettus÷ngvari] (Sylvia atricapilla (M÷nchsgrasmŘcke)
29.10.-09.12.2000 1 male, 1 fem Selfoss (S-IS)
22.11.-09.12.2000 another male Selfoss (S-IS)
02.-09.12.2000 another female Selfoss (S-IS)
10.-31.12.2000 1 male, 2 fem Selfoss (S-IS)
03.12.2000 1 male Fannafold, ReykjavÝk (SW-IS)
12.-31.12.2000 1 female Smßragata, ReykjavÝk (SW-IS)
25.-31.12.2000 1 female Fannafold, ReykjavÝk (SW-IS)
A very good winter number!

CHAFFINCH [Bˇkfinka] (Fringilla coelebs (Buchfink)
08.11.-18.12.2000 1 male Selfoss (S-IS)
05.12.2000 5 ind Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW-IS)
22.12.2000 1 female Reynivellir, Su­ursveit (SE-IS)
25.12.2000 2 ind Fossvogur, ReykjavÝk (SW-IS)

Yann Kolbeinsson



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