Checklist S16335670

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Owner João Tiago Tavares

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  • 8

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: obviously square head with very dark crown, thick neck, pale patch on the cheek behind eye sort of going down the neck, another pale patch between eye and very high based triangular bill, seen alone

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1
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  2. Number observed: 1

    Details: Bird that came flying from the east where first seen at Ancão; huge, perhaps 120% of Mel nig (length in flight), white secondaries obvious in flight and seen also while preening, longer neck than nigra, typical head shape (with squarish peaked head, not so square as perspicillata nor rounded like nigra) forming unmistakeable concave profile with bill (no knobs or lumps); very obvious white round patch at base of bill (below lores) and more discrete cheek patch behind eye; a little yellow sometimes aparent subterminally to dark bill tip; (at least one dive with closed wings?)

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
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  3. Number observed: 100

    Details: in several flocks not surpassing the 60 each, which flew around every once in a while

  4. Common/Black Scoter

    Number observed: 1

    Details: First mentioned by Miguel Mendes on 8th Jan; located today by Pedro Ramalho at some distance so 60x scopes were useful, although fixed 32x was enough for most of what is described; Generally like male Mel nig, jet black plumage (a bit shiny but not glossy) with inner primaries paler than rest of wing, documented in pictures; bright orangey yellow patch obvious on bill, starting from top base of bill, where a small bulb was confirmedly seen by me more than once at 60x, above the nostrils -which seemed obvious in some positions (like black dots)- (thus ageing the bird as a 2nd cal male, which did not have a huge bulk over the culmen as some older males do), orangey yellow spread out to about 2/3 of bill (black tip) and that seemed to go almost to the sides of the gape (so quite broad transversally to the bill too). When preening chest feathers and facing us, it seemed like only the tip of the bill was black. Orangey yellow could apparently be seen with bird head pointing out to the sea (45% degrees or more away from us).

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
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Additional species seen by Pedro Ramalho:
  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 1
Additional species seen by Flávio Oliveira:
  1. Number observed: 1
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Additional species seen by Bruno Herlander Martins:
  1. Number observed: 1
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