Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)
Origins: An abundant and familiar bird in the Old World, it occurs across of Europe, much of Asia and northwest Africa. Generally not a long-distance migrant, the few North American records are generally though to be ship-assisted, although there is no evidence of this in Newfoundland.
Record Details: One record of (presumably) the same individual observed sporadically in and around St. John’s over several years (December 1994 – April 1999). While it was most often found in the eastern half of the city (including Robin Hood Bay landfill), it was spotted as far afield as Cape Spear.
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