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Latest sheets

  • Colibri fauve

    This small bird measures 12 cm in length. The male has a distinct crest, like the other 3 species of the genus that was formerly all together. The front of the head, including dark eyes, is black, except in its symmetry. Behind the black is a light beige collar from the back of the head to the chest (white in the other 3 species). A black mark marks the light forehead that continues into a narrow, high crest, light reddish, becoming blackish on the back of the Buffy Helmetcrest's (Colibri fauve) crown. Under the black, ... read more (Rédigé par Jean François)

  • Hirondelle de rivage

    The Sand Martin is a small brown swallow, entirely brown on the top, white and brown underneath, very closely linked to water. I specify the habitat because another brown swallow frequents our countries, the Rock Dove, but this one frequents wild rocky habitats.On the perched bird, the slightly fork-tailed tail ends up at about the same level as the tip of the wings. There are no nets. On the top of the chest, a wide brown collar separates the white throat from the rest of the white underside of the body. The eye, the beak ... read more (Rédigé par Jean François)

  • Sarcelle d'été

    Garganey is a small, surface-feeding duck, slightly larger than its cousin, the Winter Garganey. The adult male can be recognised at first glance by its long white eyebrow going up to the neck, tapering off, outlined by the blackish cap and highlighted by the vine-coloured cheeks. To identify the rest, just look at a beautiful profile photo showcasing the finely grey speckled white flanks and the long grey scapulars above them. In flight, the wings display their attraction. Above, the grey covert feathers of the arm precede ... read more (Rédigé par Jean François)

The latest articles

  • Dans cet épisode, le bioacousticien Olivier Swift, membre de Oiseaux.net, nous raconte la Nyctale de Tengmalm, un petite chouette qui vit dans les loges de Pics ...

    ... lire la suite(Un article de Marc Mortelmans)

  • Tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur le Condor des Andes dans ce hors-série exceptionnel... pour un oiseau hors du commun. Cet oiseau est part ailleurs le totem de Marc, le créateur du podcast BSG, au sein de l'équipe.

    ... lire la suite(Un article de Marc Mortelmans)

  • Gaston Gast

    (version reéditée) Terminologie BOISTE en 1808 donne à l'adjectif sétacé la définition; "qui est long, grêle et effilé les soies (poils) de certains animaux". Bescherelle en 1846 introduit l'adjectif sétiforme. (Dictionnaire alphabétique et analogique de la langue française, Paul Robert tome 6 éd 1964) Définition : Les plumes sétiformes garnissent exclusivement le front , les commissures du bec et plus rarement les yeux chez la plupart des oiseaux. Elles affectent des formes différentes suivant ... lire la suite(Un article de Gaston Gast)

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