Cyprus February 2014

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Cyprus February 2014

Postby Carl Corbidge » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:35 pm

Whilst Bobby and Laura were having fun in Turkey I was having fun in Cyprus. Because of the time of year I decided to both herp and bird which considering the weather at times was poor meant I was never short of something to see. Full report on my blog but here are a few pics.
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Fringe Toed Lizard
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Black Whipsnake
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Kotchy's Gecko
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Snake Eyed Lizard
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Striped Skink
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Spur Winged Lapwing
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Greater Sandplover
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Cyprus Warbler
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Troodos Lizard
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Re: Cyprus February 2014

Postby Mario Schweiger » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:08 am

Nice report and pictures!
Love the Wallcreeper shots.
We have them here in Salzburg town (castle mountain) also, but never have seen them so close ;)

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Re: Cyprus February 2014

Postby Andre Schmid » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:34 am

Nice, most I like the various colored Hylas we found them from near orange to blue in all variants :)
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Re: Cyprus February 2014

Postby Daniel Kane » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:28 pm

Nice report Carl. That Cyprus warbler is nice. Shame you had no luck with Macrovipera but we have both been there ;) I was in Cyprus in July and saw plenty of Acanthodactylus in Tombs of the Kings, as well as two Dolichophis - both around 1m, maybe a bit more, and both without much black on them. Am I right in thinking that males develop the black colours whilst younger than females?
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Re: Cyprus February 2014

Postby Carl Corbidge » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:46 pm

Thanks for the comments.
Went around Tomb of the Kings twice, but no acanthodactylus but 6 other lizard species, I guess they like it hot as only saw 3 juveniles down the road near the lighthouse. I'm no expert on jugularis but I think mine was a female going on the obvious thinning of the tail and it was about 120cm ish, if I had to put money on it I would put it on males being blacker/get blacker younger. Yeah was chuffed to get a nice pic of the Cyprus Warbler it sat up nice for about 10 seconds.
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Re: Cyprus February 2014

Postby Bobby Bok » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:52 pm

Great pictures Carl! I love the jugularis and how different it looks from the Turkish animals. Also the spur-winged lapwing and the wallcreeper are really great birds!
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