We here thank to Frank Zino for sending us his trip report about the bird species observed in Porto Santo island on the 13th of April 2013.
Dam below Pico Concelho
2 Ruddy Shellduck Tadorna ferruginea - a pair
Walk up Pico Branco
5 Buzzards Buteo buteo
3 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus canarienesis
6 pairs of Red-legged partridges Alectoris rufa
3 Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla - males singing madly up in trees on top
4 Atlantic Canaries Serinus canaria flying and singing
1 “raptor” chasing a Collared Dove way below
"No small birds on the way up. Not even a Berthelot’s, but I suppose there was too much thick grass.
The flora is beginning to get dry, but there are still plenty of flowers. Lots of Clouded Yellows butterflies and only one Red Admiral butterfly."
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