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Aves, 55/4 | 2018 | 197-203

  A discreet disappearance: the Twite Linaria flavirostris as a migratory and over-wintering species in Wallonia and Brussels
Jean-Yves Paquet

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In Wallonia the Twite Carduelis flavirostris is now a very rare passage or winter visitor, with only five confirmed observations since 1999. In the past, small numbers of Twites were observed every year - mostly in the East of the region. This drastic decline underlines the importance of monitoring bird numbers throughout the year, including counts outside breeding season.

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