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4th Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius lahtora pallidirostris for The Netherlands

On 12th September 2014 a first-calender-year Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius lahtora pallidirostris was spotted by Harry de Visser at Heinkenszand / Borsele / Zeeland.

If accepted (by the CDNA), this would be the fourth record for the Netherlands, after birds on:

4th – 23rd September 1994: Cocksdorp / Texel / Zuid Holland (first-calender-year)

27th October – 9th November 2012: Hoornder Nieuwland /Texel / Noord Holland (first-calender-year)

29th April – 3rd May 2014: Maasvlakte / Zuid Holland (second-calender-year)see

There have been about 84 records in Europe, 71 in autumn en winter (September – February) and 13 in spring and summer (March – August).

Presence in the months:

January: 3 / February: 3 / March: 2 / April: 2 / May: 5 / June: 3 / July: 0 / August: 1 / September: 12 / October: 30 / November: 23 / December: 8

 

Pictures from the individual of Heinkenszand:

4th-pallidirostris  4th-pallidirostris-2  4th-pallidirostris-1Photograph © Harry de Visser