Home
 
Rarities Committee
IL400 Club
Checklist
 
Monthly Summaries
Birding Reports
Rarity Alerts
Historical Records
Articles
Gallery
 
Video Clips
Links
About Us
Contact Us

>> Rarity Alerts

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo)


Tomer Landsberger

On April 2nd at early morning, an adult Demoiselle Crane was seen flying with a large flock of Common Cranes, heading north from their roosting site at the Hula nature reserve. The bird was reported by 4 birders from the UK: Eric Palmer, Peter Dalton, Oscar Campbell and Juliette Kerrreported.
On the following day, the Crane was re-located in the fields of the Hula re-flooded area by Amir Ben Dov, and was subsequently observed by several other birders.

Possibly the same bird was also sighted migrating north over Eilat mts on the 29th of March, and again over Km 33 on the 30th.

Demoiselle Crane is a very rare passage migrant in Israel, with a bias towards eastern valleys in spring and the coastal strip and northern valleys in autumn.

Last seen on: 07/Apr/06
Demoiselle Crane Demoiselle Crane Demoiselle Crane
Keywords relevant for this page:

Demoiselle Crane


Demoiselle Crane migration


Demoiselle Crane in Israel


Anthropoides virgo


Anthropoides virgo in Israel


Anthropoides virgo sighting



Little Green Bee-eater
(Merops orientalis) Yotvata, Mar.05

Palm Dove
(Streptopelia senegalensis) Tel-aviv, Apr.06

Striated Heron
(Butorides striatus) Eilat, Apr.05
 
Back to top

 
This site is best viewed at 1024x768 or higher screen resolution.
All photos in this website are courtesy of the photographers - Please do not copy or use them without permission.
Please direct comments and contributions to the: Authors