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Andrea Corso
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Andrea Corso

   Biography

Born at Catania, Sicily in August 1975. Since last 25 years always interested in birds, mainly migration, taxonomy and identification. My main interest became raptors since I was 8yo, and since 12yo I started raptor watching at migration site such as Messina, Israel, Tunisia, Kazhastan, etc. I've been taking part of innumerable surveys for LIPU, RSPB, IOC, SPNI, SOC, GSRO, Ornithological Society of Sempach (Birds and Raptors migration in Cyprus) etc. I've been studying raptor identification widely and deeply, and I have published several articles in many birding magazines, Also published several articles in scientific journals about raptor migrations, moult pattern, taxonomy, biology, and so on.

Free lance and in cooperation with LIPU mainly
Via Camastra,10  
Siracusa,  Sicily  96100  Italy
Phone: 339-7587155 (0039 from outside Italy)
Email: volerrante@yahoo.it


   Research Interests

Raptors migration and identification
Breeding biology (mainly Eleonora's Falcon, Lanner, Lesser Kestrel, etc.)
Conservation of birds

Species of Interest: 
  • Amur Falcon
  • Lanner Falcon
  • Eleonora's Falcon
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • Long-legged Buzzard
  • Pallid Harrier
  • Western Marsh-harrier
  • European Honey-buzzard


   Publications

Corso, A. 1999. [Data on the migration of the Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus in Italy.] Alula 6:125-130.

Corso, A. 1999. Separating juvenile Imperial and Golden Eagles, in particular the pale morph of 'fulvescens'. Dutch Birding 21:150-151.

Corso, A. 1999. Identification of Marsh Hawk. Birding World 12:82.

Corso, A. 1999. Sexing of juvenile Montagu's Harrier. Dutch Birding 21:189-192.

Corso, A. 2000. Identification of European Lanner. Birding World 13:200-213.

Corso, A. 2000. [Partial albino Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus reminiscent of Amur Falcon F. amurensis.] Limicola 14:216-219.

Corso, A. 2001. Notes on the moult and plumages of Lesser Kestrel. British Birds 94:409-418.

Corso, A. 2001. [Biology, distribution and identification of Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus in Europe.] Limicola 15:1-41.

Corso, A. 2001. Raptor migration across the Strait of Messina, southern Italy. British Birds 94:196-202.

Corso, A. 2002. Separation of Black Kite from Red Kite: the pitfall of the eastern form and rufous variants. Birding World 15:248-252.

Corso, A. 2002. Active pre-breeding wing moult in honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus) during spring migration. Pp. 105-106 in R. Yosef, M.R. Miller, and D. Pepler (eds.), Raptors in the new millenium: Proceedings of the joint meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation and the World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls. International Birding & Research Center in Eilat, Eilat, Israel.

Corso, A. 2002. Preliminary data on Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) migration across the Straits of Messina, southern Italy. Pp. 102-104 in R. Yosef, M.R. Miller, and D. Pepler (eds.), Raptors in the new millenium: Proceedings of the joint meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation and the World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls. International Birding & Research Center in Eilat, Eilat, Israel.

Corso, A. 2002. Is there a dark morph of the North African race of Long-legged Buzzard? British Birds 95:139.

Corso, A. 2002. Lesser Spotted Eagle wintering in Sicily, Italy, in 2000-01. Dutch Birding 24:213-214.

Corso, A. 2002. First data on moult of raptors of the genus Circus spp. during spring mgiration. Pp. 107-108 in R. Yosef, M.R. Miller, and D. Pepler (eds.), Raptors in the new millenium: Proceedings of the joint meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation and the World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls. International Birding & Research Center in Eilat, Eilat, Israel.

Corso, A. 2002. Nuovi dati sulla migrazione della Poiana delle Steppe Buteo buteo vulpinus in Italia e in Europea. Alula 9:105-108.

Corso, A.. 2005. Preliminary data on age-ratio among honey buzzards Pernis apivorus migrating through the Central Mediterranean in spring. Avocetta 29:25.

Corso, A., and C. Cardelli. 2004. The migration of Pallid Harrier across the central Mediterranean with particular reference to the Strait of Messina. British Birds 97:238-246.

Corso, A., and G.P. Catley. 2003. Separation of transitional second calendar-year Red-footed Falcon from Amur Falcon. Dutch Birding 25:153-158.

Corso, A., and W.S. Clark. 1998. Identification of Amur Falcon. Birding World 11:261-268.

Corso, A., G. Consolli, and C. Cardelli. 2000. [New wintering record of European Honey-buzzard in Italy.] Aves Ichnusae 3:33-36.

Corso, A., and P. Dennis. 1998. Amur Falcons in Italy - a new Western Palearctic bird. Birding World 11:259-260.

Corso, A., and D. Forsman. 1997. Hybrids between Black Kite and Common Buzzard. Alula 3:44-45.

Corso, A., and R. Gildi. 1998. Hybrids of Black Kite and Common Buzzard in Italy in 1996. Dutch Birding 20:226-233.

Corso, A., A. Giordano, D. Ricciardi, C. Cardelli, and G. Chiofalo. 2001. [The migration of the Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus in the Straits of Messina.] Avocetta 25:199.

Corso, A., and G. Monterosso. 2000. [An undescribed plumage of hobby Falco subbuteo and its separation from Eleonora's Falcon F. eleonorae.] Limicola 14:209-215.

Corso, A., and G. Monterosso. 2004. Further comments on dark hobbies in southern Italy. British Birds 97:411-414.

Corso, A., and G. Palumbo. 2001. [First Italian record of a hybrid of the Red Kite Milvus milvus and Black Kite Milvus migrans.] Picus 27:31-33.

Corso, A., and G. Palumbo. 2002. (Abstract) Wintering and migraiton of Lesser Kestrel in Italy. P. 139 in in R. Yosef, M.R. Miller, and D. Pepler (eds.), Raptors in the new millenium: Proceedings of the joint meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation and the World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls. International Birding & Research Center in Eilat, Eilat, Israel.

Corso, A., G. Palumbo, A. Manzi, M. Salerno, M. Sanna, and M. Carafa. 1999. [Preliminary results of a national investigation of the Red Kite Milvus milvus wintering in Italy.] Avocetta 23:12.

Grussu, M., M. Azzolini, and A. Corso. 1998. European Honey Buzzards in Italy in January 1995 and 1997. Dutch Birding 20:281-282.

Grussu, M., G. Conca, A. Corso, and H. Diensi. 2006. [Notable winter records of birds in Tunisia.] Bulletin of the African Bird Club 13:167-169.

Gustin, M., N. Agostini, C. Cardellli, and A. Corso. 2005. [La migrazione del falco pecchiaiolo Pernis apivorus nel Mediterraneo centrale: primo anno di attivitą del progetto LIPU "Rapaci migratori".] Avocetta 29:26.

Premuda, G., and A. Corso. 1999. [Observation of Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae in Bologna Province.] Picus 25:111-112.



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