South coastal Morocco september / october 2019

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South coastal Morocco september / october 2019

Postby Christoph Andrijczuk » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:05 am

Hey all,

Last autumn I spent the last week of september and the first days of october together with my wife in southern coastal Morocco. I would like to share some impressions with you. Morocco can be sometimes very tricky as you can visit the same places several years in the following. One time you will find a lot of reptiles, the other time you may find almost nothing...but it is always (also in good years) a lot of work in the field.
The weather in autumn 2019 was not the best (some nights the temperatures dropped down to less than 16°C) and we didn´t find a lot on the street. In the daytime there were few hours of cloudless weather (rhen the temperature rised up to 30-35°C) before the clouds and fog came again. Our main focus were Bitis arietans and Naja haje and luckily we found 4 Bitis (2 adult females, 1 adult male, 1 juvenile) and 2 cobras (1 juvenile male, 1 subadult male) in the field.
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Mating Mauremys leprosa saharica
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Habitat of Mauremys leprosa and Natrix maura at Laqsabi Tagoust
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Re: South coastal Morocco september / october 2019

Postby Christoph Andrijczuk » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:53 am

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Female Bitis arietans near Sidi Ouarzeg
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Female Bitis arietans near Sidi Ouarzeg
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Chalcides polylepis, Sidi ifni
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Juvenile male Naja haje found crossing a road south of Sidi Ouarzeg
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Juvenile male Naja haje found crossing a road south of Sidi Ouarzeg
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Juvenile male Naja haje found crossing a road south of Sidi Ouarzeg
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Juvenile male Naja haje found crossing a road south of Sidi Ouarzeg
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Chameleo chameleon near Sidi Ifni
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Juvenile Bitis arietans in situ near Sidi Ifni
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Juvenile Bitis arietans near Sidi Ifni
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Fresh "tracks" of Bitis
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Psammomys obesus...they are almost evrywhere
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Juvenile Saurodactylus brossetti (according to Javarnmadi et al. 2019 Saurodactylus harrisii) near Sidi Ifni
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Juvenile Malpolon monspessulanus saharatlanticus near Sidi Ifni
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Juvenile Malpolon monspessulanus saharatlanticus near Sidi Ifni
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Habitat of Naja haje, Bitis arietans and Malpolon monspessulanus
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Chameleo chameleon near Fort Bou Jerif
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Tarentola mauritanica juliae near Fort Bou Jerif
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Agama impalearis, near Fort Bou Jerif
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Juvenile Acanthodactylus boskianus juvenile, Guelmim
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Bufotes boulengeri
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Male Bitis arietans in situ
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Subadult male Naja near Sidi Ifni in situ
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Female Bitis arietans
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Female Bitis arietans
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Tracks of a resting Bitis
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Habitat of Naja and Bitis near Sidi Ifni
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Re: South coastal Morocco september / october 2019

Postby Gerald Ochsenhofer » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:38 pm

Thanks for sharing.
For sure something nice to find Bitis and Naja basking without any cover and being able to photograph them as they are :-)
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