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Rare Birds in 2006

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Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Starmřri, ┴lftafj÷r­ur (E)
29 June 2006

Adult.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Tree Pipit - Trjßtittlingur - Anthus trivialis
H÷fn (SE)
25 June 2006

Singing male.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Tree Pipit - Trjßtittlingur - Anthus trivialis
H÷fn (SE)
24 June 2006

Singing male.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Grey Plover - Grßlˇa - Pluvialis squatarola
H÷fn (SE)
18 June 2006

Male (a pair was present at this site).
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Rose-coloured Starling - Rˇsastari - Sturnus roseus
Freysnes, ÍrŠfi (SE)
16 June 2006

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© Hrafn Svavarsson

Laughing Gull - Hlßturmßfur - Larus atricilla
13th for Iceland
FossßrvÝk, Berufj÷r­ur (E)
7 June 2006

First-summer. The fourth Laughing Gull this spring !
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Lesser Scaup - K˙f÷nd - Aythya affinis
River Sog (SW)
4 June 2006

Adult drake with Tufted Ducks.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lesser Scaup - K˙f÷nd - Aythya affinis
River Sog (SW)
4 June 2006

Adult drake (second from the right) with Tufted Ducks.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lesser Scaup - K˙f÷nd - Aythya affinis
River Sog (SW)
4 June 2006

Adult drake (right) with a Tufted Duck.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Mandarin Duck - MandarÝn÷nd - Aix galericulata
Egilssta­ir (E)
3 June 2006

Up to three drakes have been seen at Egilssta­ir this spring.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Peregrine Falcon - F÷rufßlki - Falco peregrinus
ÍrŠfasveit (SE)
2 June 2006

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Grey Plover - Grßlˇa - Pluvialis squatarola
ÍrŠfasveit (SE)
2 June 2006

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
H÷fn (SE)
2 June 2006

Male.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Eastern White-fronted Goose - AustrŠn blesgŠs - Anser albifrons albifrons
11th for Iceland
ÍrŠfasveit (SE)
22 May 2006

Returning for its third consecutive spring.
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© Hrafn Svavarsson

European Turtle Dove - Turtild˙fa - Streptopelia turtur
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
22 May 2006

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Black-crowned Night Heron - Nßtthegri - Nycticorax nycticorax
9th for Iceland
Neskaupsta­ur (E)
21 May 2006

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© Hßlfdßn Helgi Helgason

White-winged Scoter - VestrŠn korp÷nd - Melanitta fusca deglandi
ca 6th for Iceland
Engidalur, Skutulsfj÷r­ur (NW)
20 May 2006

Adult drake.
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© B÷­var ١risson

European Turtle Dove - Turtild˙fa - Streptopelia turtur
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
17 May 2006

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© Hßlfdßn Helgi Helgason

Black-crowned Night Heron - Nßtthegri - Nycticorax nycticorax
9th for Iceland
Neskaupsta­ur (E)
15 May 2006

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© KristÝn ┴g˙stsdˇttir

Hawfinch - KjarnbÝtur - Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Akureyri (N)
14 May 2006

Three have been found this spring.
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Common Crane - Grßtrana - Grus grus
Hraun, Ílfus (SW)
12 May 2006

In flight, with Whooper Swans.
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© Hrafnkell Karlsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Heimaey (S)
8 May 2006

A record influx of Swallows has occurred in Iceland this spring, with over 120 recorded
until this date (9 May) !

© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Willow Warbler - Laufs÷ngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Reynivellir, Su­ursveit (SE)
6 May 2006

Singing male.

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Wood Duck - Br˙­÷nd - Aix sponsa
6th for Iceland
Rif, SnŠfellsnes (W)
30 April 2006

Drake.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Wood Duck - Br˙­÷nd - Aix sponsa
6th for Iceland
Rif, SnŠfellsnes (W)
30 April 2006

Drake.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Green-winged Teal - Rßk÷nd - Anas carolinensis
Arnarstapi, SnŠfellsnes (W)
30 April 2006

Two drakes and a female Teal Anas crecca/carolinensis.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Ring-necked Duck - Hring÷nd - Aythya collaris
Hofgar­ar, Sta­arsveit (W)
30 April 2006

The first record of a pair in Iceland !
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Hellissandur (W)
29 April 2006

Adult.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Laughing Gull - Hlßturmßfur - Larus atricilla
11th for Iceland
Rif, SnŠfellsnes (W)
29 April 2006

The second this spring !
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Long-billed Dowitcher - Kanadu­ra - Limnodromus scolopaceus
5th for Iceland
Seltjarnarnes (SW)
27 April 2006

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Green-winged Teal - Rßk÷nd - Anas carolinensis
Skˇgtj÷rn, ┴lftanes (SW)
26 April 2006

Drake.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Pied-billed Grebe - St˙fgo­i - Podilymbus podiceps
2nd for Iceland
Baulutj÷rn, Mřrar (SE)
26 April 2006

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
26 April 2006

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
25 April 2006

Adult.
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© Hlynur Ëskarsson

Lesser Canada Goose - KanadagŠs - Branta (canadensis) hutchinsii
Fagurhˇlsmřri, ÍrŠfi (SE)
23 April 2006

With Pink-footed Geese.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Chaffinch - Bˇkfinka - Fringilla coelebs
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
23 April 2006

Male.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

House Sparrow - Grßsp÷r - Passer domesticus
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
23 April 2006

A few pairs breed at Hof, this sparrow's only breeding site in Iceland.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Northern Shoveler - Skei­÷nd - Anas clypeata
Seltjarnarnes (SW)
18 April 2006

Drake. A rare breeding bird in Iceland.

© Gu­mundur Geir

Northern Shoveler - Skei­÷nd - Anas clypeata
Seltjarnarnes (SW)
18 April 2006

Female. A rare breeding bird in Iceland.

© Gu­mundur Geir

Common Shelduck - Brand÷nd - Tadorna tadorna
Skˇgtj÷rn, ┴lftanes (SW)
18 April 2006

Drake. A rare but increasing breeding bird in Iceland.
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© Gu­mundur Geir

Wood Duck - Br˙­÷nd - Aix sponsa
6th for Iceland
Rif (W)
17 April 2006

Drake.
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© Bjarni Íssurarson

American Herring Gull - VestrŠnn silfurmßfur - Larus smithsonianus
H÷fn (SE)
12 April 2006

First-winter.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

American Herring Gull - VestrŠnn silfurmßfur - Larus smithsonianus
H÷fn (SE)
12 April 2006

First-winter.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Long-billed Dowitcher - Kanadu­ra - Limnodromus scolopaceus
5th for Iceland
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
10 April 2006

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Long-billed Dowitcher - Kanadu­ra - Limnodromus scolopaceus
5th for Iceland
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
10 April 2006

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© Hrafn Svavarsson

Little Gull - Dvergmßfur - Larus minutus
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
9 April 2006

Adult, with Black-headed Gull and Northern Fulmar.
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© Írn Ëskarsson

American Black Duck - Br˙n÷nd - Anas rubripes
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
9 April 2006

The long-staying drake, paired with a Mallard.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Laughing Gull - Hlßturmßfur - Larus atricilla
10th for Iceland
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
8 April 2006

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Kumlien's/Thayer's Gull - Hugsanlegur nor­mßfur - Larus glaucoides/thayeri
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
8 April 2006

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Kumlien's Gull - VestrŠnn bjartmßfur - Larus glaucoides 'kumlieni'
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
8 April 2006

Subadult.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Njar­vÝk (SW)
7 April 2006

Drake.
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© Gu­mundur Geir

Common Shelduck - Brand÷nd - Tadorna tadorna
H÷fn (SE)
5 April 2006

A recently established breeding, and migrant, species in Iceland.

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
HelguvÝk, KeflavÝk (SW)
2 April 2006

Adult drake, with Common Eiders

© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Hybrid Common x King Eider - Kynblendingur Š­arfugls og Š­arkˇngs - Somateria mollissima x spectabilis
HelguvÝk, KeflavÝk (SW)
1 April 2006

Displaying drake, with female Common Eider
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
HelguvÝk, KeflavÝk (SW)
1 April 2006

Adult drake and female, with Common Eiders.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

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