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Besides the common English, Scientific and Maltese names, each photo states in which month the image was taken.  Most birds were photographed in one of the very few areas in Malta where constant monitoring is carried out in favour of the protection of birds. Just imagine if all our island was protected in the same manner! I would like to thank the management at Ghadira and Simar Nature Reserves for the dedication and professionalism performed throughout the year, and also a number of farmers and landowners who grant me permission to take photos in their property, especially in the Manikata area. Please note that ALL the images are taken in Malta.

 

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea

russett griz

 November 2012

Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus

durrajsa tal-qasab

 November 2012

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos

malvizz

 October 2012

Common Chaffinch [male]

Fringilla coelebs

sponsun

 October 2012

Linnet

Carduelis cannabina

gojjin

 October 2012

Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

bekkacc

 October 2012

European Roller

Coracias garrulus

farrug

 September 2012

House Martin

Delichon urbicum

hawwiefa

 September 2012

Hobby

Falco subbuteo

seqer tal-hannieqa

 September 2012

Black Kite

Milvus migrans

astun Iswed

 September 2012

Saker Falcon

Falco cherrug

bies tal-lvant

 September 2012

Citrine Wagtail

Motacilla citreola

zakak tal-lvant

 September 2012

Common Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

spanjulett

 September 2012

Black Stork

Ciconia nigra

cikonja sewda

 September 2012

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

sparvier

 September 2012

Honey-buzzard

Pernis apivorus

kuccarda

 September 2012

Turtle Dove

Streptopelia turtur

gamiema

 September 2012

Marsh Harrier

Circus aeruginosus

Baghdan ahmar

 September 2012

Marsh Harrier

Circus aeruginosus

Baghdan ahmar

 September 2012

Subalpine Warbler

Sylvia cantillans

bufula passajra

 September 2012

Common Redstart (male)

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

fjamma

 August  2012

Northern Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe

kuda

August 2012

European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster

qerd in-nahal

August 2012

Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

kwakka

August 2012

Eurasian Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia

paletta

June 2012

Eurasian Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia

paletta

June 2012

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

russett ahmar

June 2012

Tawny Pipit

Anthus campestris

bilblun

June 2012

Little Ringed Plover (adults with 2 days old chicks)

Charadrius dubius

monakella

June 2012

Little Ringed Plover (2 days old)

Charadrius dubius

monakella

June 2012

Short-toed Lark (carrying food to nest)

Calandrella brachydactyla

bilbla

 June 2012

Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

isfar

 June 2012

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

agrett abjad

 May 2012

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

agrett abjad

 May 2012

Grey Heron

Motacilla alba

russett griz

 May 2012

Grey Heron

Motacilla alba

russett griz

 May 2012

Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius dubius

monakella

 May 2012

Little Stint

Calidris minuta

tertuxa

 May 2012

Curlew Sandpiper (winter plumage & summer plumage)

Calidris ferruginea

pispisella  hamra

 May 2012

Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

isfar

 May 2012

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

russett ahmar

 May 2012

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

russett ahmar

 May 2012

Turtle Dove

Streptopelia turtur

gamiema

 May 2012

Icterine Warbler

Hippolais icterina

bekkafik isfar

 May 2012

Woodchat Shrike

Lanius senator

kaccamendula

 May 2012

Common Redstart (male)

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

fjamma

 May 2012

Ruff

Philomachus pugnax

girwiel

 May 2012

Turtle Dove

Streptopelia turtur

gamiema

 May 2012

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

agrett abjad

 May 2012

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

agrett abjad

 May 2012

Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

xifa

 May 2012

Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

xifa

 May 2012

Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

kwakka

 May 2012

Spectacled Warbler [male]

Sylvia conspicillata

bufula hamra

 May 2012

Golden Oriole (male)

Oriolus oriolus

tajra safra

 May 2012

Golden Oriole (female)

Oriolus oriolus

tajra safra

 May 2012

European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster

qerd in-nahal

 April 2012

European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster

qerd in-nahal

 April 2012

Marsh Harrier [male]

Circus aeruginosus

Baghdan ahmar

 April 2012

Lesser Kestrel [female]

Falco naumanni

spanjulett sekond

 April 2012

Tawny Pipit

Anthus campestris

bilblun

 April 2012

Tawny Pipit

Anthus campestris

bilblun

 April 2012

Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

isfar

 April 2012

Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

isfar

 April 2012

Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

isfar

 April 2012

Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

isfar

 April 2012

Montagu's Harrier [male]

Circus pygargus

baghdan griz

 April 2012

Black-eared Wheatear [male]

Oenanthe melanoleuca

kuda dumnikana

 April 2012

Isabelline Wheatear

Oenanthe isabellina

kuda ramlija

 April 2012

Isabelline Wheatear

Oenanthe isabellina

kuda ramlija

 April 2012

Northern Wheatear [female]

Oenanthe oenanthe

kuda

 April 2012

Black-eared Wheatear [male]

Oenanthe melanoleuca

kuda dumnikana

 April 2012

Ruff

Philomachus pugnax

girwiel

 April 2012

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

huttafa

 April 2012

Yellow-Legged Gull

Larus michahellis

gawwija prima

 April 2012

Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus 

fras-servjent

 April 2012

Spanish Sparrow [male]

Passer hispaniolensis

ghasfur tal-bejt

 March 2012

Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

gallozz iswed

 March 2012

Mediterranean Gulls & Black-headed Gulls

Larus melanocephalus & Larus ridibundus

gawwija rasha Sewda u gawwija rasha kannella

 March 2012

Mediterranean Gull [adult]

Larus melanocephalus

gawwija rasha Sewda

 March 2012

Northern Wheatear [male]

Oenanthe oenanthe

kuda

 March 2012

Blue Rock Thrush [male]

Monticola solitarius

merill

 March 2012

Common Stonechat [female]

Saxicola torquatus

bucaqq tax-xitwa

   March 2012

Moustached Warbler

Acrocephalus melanopogon

bufula qastnija

  February 2012

Moustached Warbler

Acrocephalus melanopogon

bufula qastnija

  February 2012

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos

malvizz

  February 2012

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos

malvizz

 February 2012

Mallard [male]

Anas platyrhynchos

kuluvert

  February 2012

Shoveler [male]

Anas clypeata

palettuna

 February 2012

Common Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna

kulvuert tas-salib

 February 2012

Black-necked Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis

blongun sekond 

 February 2012

Linnet [male]

Carduelis cannabina

gojjin

  February 2012

European Serin [female]

Serinus serinus

apparell

  February 2012

Common Chaffinch [female]

Fringilla coelebs

sponsun

  February 2012

Common Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

sturnell

  February 2012

 

All photos taken in Malta by Aron Tanti.

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