Sykes’s vs. Egyptian Nightjars

"Identical twins are endemically alike in many ways." - Edward Norton It was during my first trip to Oman, in November 2017. We arrived to Muntasar Oasis already in the evening and our main targets there were Grey Hypocolius and sandgrouse (we saw none). However, later at night, we did see a good number of [...]

The Band-rumped puzzle

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  – Marcel Proust The concept “cryptic species” is interesting and worrying at the same time. It’s quite scary to think we are overlooking some rare taxa among the common stuff. But… are all these cryptic species actually unidentifiable? Some papers [...]