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Aves, 57/3 | 2020 | 123-146
First nestings of the Baillon's Crake Zapornia pusilla in Wallonia
Alain Malengreau, Philippe Jenard, Robin Gailly, Colette Delmarche, Nathalie Picard, Matthieu Fabry & François Stocman
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In late June-early July 2019 two pairs of Baillon's Crake were discoverd in the Marais d’Harchies (Hainaut); they were in a bed of Carex in the centre of a hollow in a shale-heap. In view of the sensitivity of the site where the birds were living, this exceptional event was monitored by a combination of sessions of direct observation with automatic cameras and microphones. The complementarity of the two approaches proved their worth in helping document the life of a species of such a retiring nature. They confirm that at least one of the nestings was successful. This Wallonian First is the result of a record influx of the species in Western Europe in Spring 2019.
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Rare birds in Belgium in 2019
Frédéric Vanhove, Stijn Baeten, Raphaël Lebrun, Miguel Demeulemeester et les membres de la BRBC
Results of winter waterbirds censuses in Wallonia and Brussels area (Belgium) in 2019-2020
Jean-Paul Jacob, Marie-Charlotte Alvarez, Bernard Danhaive, Philippe Deflorenne, Mathieu Derume, Fabien Dormal, Rudi Dujardin, Elisabeth Godding, Claire Huyghebaert & Pierre Loly