This male Sylvia melanocephala had made his home in the shrubs in the forest of Canastel just east of Oran. As you can see, the species is insectivorous.
Motacilla alba can be found in many places on this planet and it appears to do OK as a species, but it is thought that climate change is going to affect its migration. This individual was foraging on the bank of the river Danube in Slovakia.
When you visit Barcelona, you shouldn’t miss out on a walk in the surrounding hills. You’re quite likely to see a Regulus ignicapilla or at least to hear its high-pitched song.
Chloris chloris is an amazing singer, and this C. c. voousi in a woodland near Oran, Algeria, was no exception. This is also the reason why some nitwits put them into cages.
Corvus corax is an amazing bird. I saw this one in the Lion Mountains near Oran, but the species is fairly widespread in the Northern Hemisphere. Major threats are habitat loss and stupid people who think culling these intelligent corvids would actually be good for the planet.
This Upupa epops is our neighbour in Oran. ‘The species is declining throughout its range as a result of habitat destruction and over-hunting‘ (http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22682655/0) but I’m glad that there seem to be a few others to keep our friend company.
This Erithacus rubecula had made its home somewhere on the west coast of Scotland. The robins I’ve encountered in Scotland and England were a lot less shy than the ones in continental Europe.
The species is hunted around the Med, but generally the numbers seem to be on the rise.