Ray-finned Fishes

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What

fish Class Actinopterygii

Observer

cullen

Date

June 18, 2014 11:52 AM CDT

Description

Caught with bread in the middle of Istanbul at the mouth of the Golden Horn.

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

January 1, 2014

Description

A number of Oriental plane trees were used prominently in the landscaping of the Tokapi Palace. Some of them were centuries old, whereas the palace itself is about six centuries in age. This species is known only to the Old World in natural occurrence, and is a native taxon here in Turkey. This tree was well known to the ancient Greeks, who controlled this part of Turkey as early as c. 300 BC.

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What

Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) Fulica atra

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

January 1, 2014 06:36 AM EET

Description

About a dozen of this species were seen on the open waters of the Bosphorus Strait in the dim early morning light. This individual was about a 36 cm size bird.

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Square

What

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) Phalacrocorax carbo

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

January 1, 2014

Description

Seen not far from the Bosphorus water edge on the New Town side of the Golden Horn in the vicinity of the ferry terminals, somewhat east of the Dolmabahce Palace.

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Square

What

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

January 1, 2014

Description

A number of these gulls were seen floating in the quiet Bosphorus near shore waters on the New Town side of the Golden Horn.

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Observer

joachim

Date

June 30, 2013 05:00 PM EEST

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What

Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

Observer

anita363

Date

October 14, 2012 08:00 AM EDT

Description

Adult. On a nearby roof; superzoom shot from our hotel rooftop breakfast terrace.

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What

Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

Observer

anita363

Date

October 14, 2012 10:27 AM EDT

Description

2nd-year. This was on our hotel rooftop breakfast terrace.

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What

Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

Observer

anita363

Date

October 15, 2012 09:32 AM EDT

Description

First-winter. Princeton Field Guide (Birds of Europe, Svensson) says "many 1st-winters acquire second-generation inner wing coverts and tertials by October, much earlier than same age Herring Gull." You can see the molt between the worn juvenile plumage below & the fresh first-winter coverts, which are lighter, above.

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What

slender-billed gull Chroicocephalus genei

Observer

daojames

Date

February 25, 2013

Description

Ok, so this is cheeky. This is really a photo of the 14th century Galata Tower across the Golden Horn, in the heat of Istanbul. The gulls were piratically pirouetting across the foreshore, where the famous fried fish kiosk serves delicious kebabs to locals from dawn till dark. Fishermen also line the bridge, and there are plenty of pickings for the most persistent gulls.

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What

Hooded Crow Corvus cornix

Observer

anita363

Date

October 13, 2012 10:34 AM EDT

Description

On our hotel rooftop breakfast terrace, looking for a handout.

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What

typical carps Genus Cyprinus

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

May 20, 2009

Description

I saw carp and goldfish seen swimming inside the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, Turkey. What species live there?

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What

Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria

Observer

lampas

Date

December 18, 2011

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What

Whinchat Saxicola rubetra

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 1, 2010 11:40 AM IST

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

Description

record shot

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What

Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 3, 2010 07:13 AM IST

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

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What

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 1, 2010 07:45 AM IST

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

Description

record shot

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What

Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 1, 2010 07:02 AM IST

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

Description

record shot

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What

Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 2, 2010 10:49 AM IST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 2, 2010 11:56 AM IST

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

Description

(record shot)

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What

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 2, 2010 10:35 AM IST

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

Description

Large (for ID purposes): View On Black

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What

Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmaeus

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 1, 2010 08:03 AM IST

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

Description

record shot

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What

Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 2, 2010 10:42 AM IST

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

Description

Large (for ID purposes): View On Black

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What

Hooded Crow Corvus cornix

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 3, 2010 07:16 AM IST

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 1, 2010 11:41 AM IST

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

Description

record shot

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What

Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 3, 2010 07:38 AM IST

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

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What

Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio

Observer

marcellc

Date

October 1, 2010 01:08 PM IST

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

Description

Large (for ID purposes): View On Black

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What

Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) Corvus corone [inactive]

Observer

th0th

Date

October 13, 2011

Place

Istanbul (Google, OSM)

Description

East Mediterranean Carrion Crow

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Observer

wonderturquette

Date

April 4, 2010

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Kuyrukkakan1

What

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) Oenanthe oenanthe

Observer

wonderturquette

Date

April 4, 2010

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Marti12

Observer

wonderturquette

Date

April 1, 2010