Third CREX rarities report 2019

This document is the third report from the Extremaduran Rarities Committee (CREX). The committee was created in 2016 and was formed by seven members. 95 records have been assessed for the year 2019, apart from some pending acceptance by the Spanish national rarities committee. 82% of the records received were accepted. The most noteworthy records that appear in this report are Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla and Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus tristis, which represent the first records of these species for Extremadura. 2019 also featured the second Extremaduran records of Green-winged Teal Anas crecca carolinensis, American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica, Sabine´s Gull Xena sabinii, European Herring Gull Larus argentatus and Rosy Starling Pastor roseus, as well as the third record of Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita. Other noteworthy records were the fifth Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris and three new records of Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius that confirmed its presence as a rare winterer in the region. There were new winter records of Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria and Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella. A higher number of sightings of Spotted Crake Porzana porzana (including five individuals seen together) in spring 2019 corresponded to a small influx of that species here.

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