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Credits to contributors

The following friends have kindly provided photos and bird spotting information to these pages, which are hereby gratefully acknowledged. Each piece of information and each photo are credited individually on the respective pages. Many thanks to all!

Contributed photos, audio and sighting information

D. Wilczynska
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Grey Partridge, Common Pheasant, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Common Pochard, Garganey, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Gadwall, Ruddy Shelduck, Black-necked Grebe, Great Cormorant, European Shag, Great White Pelican, Great Egret, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, White Stork, Black Stork, Greater Flamingo, Lammergeier, Egyptian Vulture, White-tailed Eagle, Common Buzzard, Rough-legged Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, Western Marsh Harrier, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrel, Eurasian Coot, Common Crane, Eurasian Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Snipe, Common Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Ruff, Ruddy Turnstone, Common Ringed Plover, Northern Lapwing, Pied Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Black Tern, Whiskered Tern, White-winged Black Tern, Rock Dove, Common Wood Pigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Common Cuckoo, Little Owl, Common Swift, Common Kingfisher, European Bee-eater, European Roller, Eurasian Treecreeper, Hoopoe, Black Woodpecker, European Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Blue Tit, European Crested Tit, Marsh Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Penduline Tit, Eurasian Wren, Goldcrest, Willow Warbler, Wood Warbler, European Robin, Common Redstart, Black Redstart, Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, Isabelline Wheatear, Common Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, European Pied Flycatcher, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Barred Warbler, Bohemian Waxwing, Great Grey Shrike, Red-backed Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Eurasian Magpie, Eurasian Jay, Western Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, Rook, White Wagtail, Western Yellow Wagtail, Eurasian Skylark, Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit, House Sparrow, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Spanish Sparrow, Trump Finch, European Serin, Red-fronted Serin, Eurasian Siskin, European Goldfinch, Common Chaffinch, European Greenfinch, Eurasian Bullfinch, Hawfinch, Common Linnet, Common Rosefinch, Yellowhammer, Cirl Bunting, Common Reed Bunting, Corn Bunting, Black-headed Bunting, Barn Swallow, Common House Martin, Sand Martin, Eurasian Crag Martin, Savi's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Common Blackbird, Common Starling.

M. Eaton
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Goose, Common Eider, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Great Cormorant, Glossy Ibis, Cattle Egret, Little Bittern, White-tailed Eagle, Ruddy Turnstone, Ruff, Temminck's Stint, Sanderling, Dunlin, Common Greenshank, Common Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Eurasian Stone-curlew, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Pied Avocet, Common Ringed Plover, Spur-winged Lapwing, Black-winged Stilt, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, European Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Arctic Tern, Black Tern, White-winged Black Tern, Atlantic Puffin, Razorbill, Common Guillemot, Black Guillemot, Great Tit, Willow Warbler, Isabelline Wheatear, Sardinian Warbler, European Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Eurasian Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, House Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Arctic Redpoll, Common Redpoll, Eurasian Siskin, Brambling, Common Chaffinch, European Greenfinch, Sedge Warbler, Crested Lark, Redwing, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Common Blackbird, Ring Ouzel, Common Starling.

S. Cuturilov
We are very grateful to S. Cuturilov for his support in identifying several bird species presented on these pages.
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Squacco Heron, Greater Flamingo, Common Snipe, Wood Sandpiper, Black-winged Stilt, Little Ringed Plover, Mediterranean Gull, Whiskered Tern, European Turtle Dove, Common Kingfisher, European Bee-eater, Black Woodpecker, European Green Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Penduline Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Dunnock, Eurasian Wren, European Robin, Whinchat, Barred Warbler, Woodchat Shrike, Red-backed Shrike, Alpine Chough, White Wagtail, Common Crossbill, Common Rosefinch, European Goldfinch, Yellowhammer, Black-headed Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Cirl Bunting, Rock Bunting, Bearded Reedling, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Crested Lark, Sedge Warbler, Great Reed Warbler.

H. Dahlem-Senger
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Common Pheasant, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Barnacle Goose, Mallard, Common Shelduck, Mute Swan, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, White Stork, Black Kite, Common Buzzard, Gyrfalcon, Common Kestrel, Common Crane, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Common Ringed Plover, Northern Lapwing, Pied Avocet, European Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Tern, Common Wood Pigeon, European Crested Tit, Eurasian Wren, Eurasian Nuthatch, Eurasian Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, Carrion Crow, Common Raven, White Wagtail, House Sparrow, Common Linnet, European Serin, Corn Bunting, Barn Swallow, Common House Martin, Fieldfare, Common Starling.

M. Thomas
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Mute Swan, Gadwall, Little Egret, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrel, Eurasian Coot, Whimbrel, Sanderling, Black-headed Gull, Common Wood Pigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker, European Green Woodpecker, Great Tit, Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Dunnock, European Robin, Eurasian Nuthatch, Eurasian Blackcap, Hooded Crow, Carrion Crow, Hawfinch, Eurasian Bullfinch, European Greenfinch, Common Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Common Linnet, Common Blackbird, Common Starling.

A. Sarok
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Merlin, Penduline Tit, Black Redstart, Common Nightingale, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Collared Flycatcher, Western Yellow Wagtail, Hawfinch, Eurasian Siskin, Yellowhammer, Common Reed Bunting, Bearded Reedling.

K. Paunovic
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Ferruginous Duck, Long-eared Owl, Common Chiffchaff, Western Yellow Wagtail.

I. Medenica
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
European Nightjar, Common Kingfisher, Woodchat Shrike.

Beata from Warsaw
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Hoopoe, Red-backed Shrike, Sedge Warbler.

A. Heintz & I. Hamzaoui
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Barbary Partridge, Common Blackbird.

Agnieszka from Lodz
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Hoopoe.

Fink family
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Barn Swallow.

J. Mierzwinski
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Marsh Warbler.

M. Senger
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
House Sparrow.

P. Brown
Contributions can be found on the pages describing the following bird species:
Rock Dove.

M. Dahlem
Sound recordings credited to "MD" are our own.

General information

Some of the information presented here is adapted from various books and field guides, in particular:

German names of species