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topoNumber of rarities this month topoCitations / Citaciones / Com citar
topoRarity distribution this month topoRarity forecast 
topoSearch within Rare Birds in Spain topoAvailable past reports
topoMonth Overview topoResumen del mes
topoBird news topoResum del mes
topoSpecies index (n= 10 + 26 =36) + 2 Only Canary Islands
Cygnus cygnus Anas crecca x carolinensis Aythya collaris
Anser brachyrhynchus Anas rubripes Melanitta perspicillata
Anser erythropus Anas discors Mergus merganser
Anas carolinensis  


Podylimbus podiceps Buteo rufinus Larus cachinnans
Puffinus assimilis Aquila clanga Larus glaucoides
Morus capensis Falco biarmicus Larus hyperboreus
Pelecanus onocrotalus Crex crex Apus affinis
Egretta gularis x garzetta Vanellus gregarius Motacilla citreola
Egretta tricolor Calidris melanotos Pycnonotus barbatus
Phoenicopterus minor Tryngites subruficollis Phylloscopus collybita tristis
Gyps ruepellii Stercorarius longicaudus Emberiza rustica
Circus macrourus Larus atricilla  
  Larus philadelphia Emberiza pusilla


Anser albifrons Anthus spinoletta  
* processing of these rarities dealt by CR/SEO, hence their inclusion here
topo See also last month news for late updates or long-stayers


Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus (1-5,6-8,9)
(1-5) Lugo The 5 Cygnus cygnus (2 ad. & 3 juv.) first seen at ría de Foz, Lugo, on 9-10.11.2007 were still in the area on 10.3.2008 (José Antonio López Lozano). The 1w birds are already acquiringt their yellow bills. See two thumbnails here
.Seen again on 15.3 (Toño Salazar).On 24.3 the party was joined by three additional Whoopers (L.J.Salaverri; J.Miguel Alonso).On 28,3 they remained there (L.J.Salaverri) but on 29.3 there were only four birds (Toño Salazar; Ricardo Hevia, J.M.Alonso).
(6-8) Lugo. Three more Whoopers joined the above five group at ría de Foz on 24.3 (Luis José Salaverri). At 08:15 hours the new three group met the 5-family. This new group was formed by 2 adults and a 1w. They disappeared later to be seen again in the evening (J.Miguel Alonso). This party was shown in the Galicia TV on 24.3 as having been present for a few days at Remior place, Barreiros, a few km from Foz, so they are probably foraging in that area during the day and roosting at Foz (L.J.Salaverri). See a photo below of the 8 Swans altogether (L.J.Salaverri). Still present on 25.3 (J.M.Alonso Pumar) and 28.3 (L.J.Salaverri).

Cygnus cygnus

(9) A Coruña A Whooper moulting the inner primaries was seen on 20.3 at A Frouxeira, Valdoviño, A Coruña (Antonio marín et al). It was still there on 22.3 (Antonio Gutiérrez) and 24-26.3 (Pablo Gutiérrez). See thumbnails here.

Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus (1-2)
(1-2) Huelva There were 2 at Hinojos marsh, Huelva, on 3.3 (Xurxo Pinheiro)

Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus (1)
(1) Huelva There was one at Hinojos marsh, Huelva, on 1.3 (Paco Chiclana) and 3.3 (Xurxo Pinheiro)

Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis (1)
(1) Asturies. The overwintering drake at El Cierrón, Villaviciosa, Asturies, was seen again on 1.3 (Clemente Álvarez Usategui). It had been discovered on 12.10.2007 (Xuan Cortés). Still around on 6.3, when photographed (see a thumbnail here, Clemente Álcarez Usategui). Seen again on 21.3 (Luis Mario Arce y Belén Alonso).newStill there on 30.3 (Xuan Cortés).

Green-winged x Teal Hybrid Anas crecca x carolinensis (1)
(1) Girona. The hybrid drake found at PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona was still there on 4.3 (Jordi Martí-Aledo,Àlex Ollé) and 6.3 and 10.3 (Jordi Martí-Aledo, Teresa Montràs) and 13.3 (Jordi Martí-Aledo) to 17.3 (Toni Mampel, Àlex Ollé i Jordi Martí-Aledo)and 28.3 (Jordi Martí-Aledo).

American Black Duck Anas rubripes (1,2,3)

Pontevedra A hybrid drake Mallard-Black Duck (Anas platyrhynchos x rubripes), perhaps son of Pepiño (?), was observed and photographed at Ribeiras do Louro, O Porriño, on 18.1, perhaps still present (March 2008) there (Óscar Martínez Roza/
(2) A Coruña A drake was seen on 9.3 at Rosadoiro reservoir, Sabón, Arteixo (Ignacio Fernández Otero/Galiciaves).

(3) Lugo. A hybrid rubripes x platythynchos was seen at Foz, Lugo on 15.3 (Toño Salazar). It is not clear that it may be Josito since this bird was paler than it.

topoBlue-winged Teal Anas discors (1)

(1)Fuerteventura. There was a female at Catalina García pond, Fuerteventura on 16.3 (Bas van der Burg)

topoRing-necked Duck Aythya collaris (1)

(1)Fuerteventura. The drake seen at Catalina García pond, Fuerteventura on 1.2, was still around on 16-18.3 (Bas van der Burg) and 28.3 (Juan Manuel Pérez de Ana). See thumbnails here.

Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata (1)
(1) Huelva The 1w drake seen from Odiel marshes, Huelva on 17.1 remained there on 20.3 (Juan Sagardía, Xurxo Pinheiro).

Goosander Mergus merganser (1)
(1) A Coruña One male was seen and photographed on 20.3 at Ponte do Porto, Camariñas, A Coruña (Josè Ramòn Gòmez,Ana Isabel Pèrez). See thumbnails here.


Pied-billed Grebe Podylimbus podiceps (1)
(1) Lugo The bird seen at Riocaldo lagoons, Begonte, Lugo on 23.8.2007 was still present in the area now in full breeding plumage and near three Little Grebes Tachybaptus ruficollis (Cosme D. Romai, Atocha Ramos). Seen again, this time alone, on 8.3 (José Antonio Salazar).There is a thumbnail here.

Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis (1)
(1) Lugo One bird was seen from Rinlo, Ribadeo, Lugo on 24.3 (José Miguel Alonso Pumar)
.There is a chronicle of that day birdwatch in Spanish in José Miguel blog here.

Cape Gannet Morus capensis (1)
(1) Málaga On 27.3 an adult well seen c.100 m offshore was recorded from Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga (Andy Paterson). A full description has been sent to the Spanish RC (CR/SEO).

White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus (1-2)
(1-2) Valladolid On 23.3 there were two birds (see photos below) at Castronuño reservoir, Valladolid (Juan Sagardía).

Pelecanus onocrotalus Pelecanus onocrotalusPhotos above: ©Juan Sagardia

Presumed Hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret Egretta gularis x garzetta (1,2,3)
(1) Gran Canaria The bird at Vecindario pond, Santa Lucía, Gran Canaria was seen again on 1.3 (Miguel Avelino).
(2) Tarragona. The bird from Ebro delta was seen again on 2.3 near the Tancada lagoon (Josep Tantull, Roser Solé). See a photo below.Egretta garzetta x gularis
Photo above: ©Josep Tantull / Roser Solé

(3) Sevilla There was a hybrid at Veta la Palma fish factory (P. Natural de Doñana), La Puebla del Río, Sevilla on 11.3 (José Luis Arroyo, Iván San Martín). See a thumbnail here.

topoTricoloured Heron Egretta tricolor (1) 1ST FOR SPAIN
(1) Tenerife The bird first present from 15.11.2007 to 1.12.2007 at Gran Canaria Island then relocated at Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, on 2.2.2008 was still in the area on 1.3 (Juan Sagardía). See a photo below. newStill there on 28.3 (Gottlieb Dändliker, Cyril Schonbacher)Egretta tricolorPhoto above: ©Juan Sagardia

Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor (1,2-3,4-8,9-10)
(1) Cuenca On 2.3 there was an adult at Manjavacas lagoon, Cuenca (Juan Diego Acevedo, Alfonso López). It was the same reported last month at Pedro Muñoz, Ciudad Real.See a thumbnail here.Seen again on 19.3 (Iván Sarabia). See a thumbnail here.
(2-3) Málaga. There were two at Fuentedepiedra lagoon, Málaga on 3.3 (Cristian Jensen, Mike & Stephanie Brown/Audouin Birding Tours).Still present on 14.3 (Andy Paterson, Bob Hibbett).
(4-8) Sevilla. There were 2 on 11.3 at Veta la Palma (Parque Natural de Doñana), La Puebla del Río, Sevilla (José Luis Arroyo). Besides these two, there were three more in another pond within the same area, totalling five (Luis García). J.L. Arroyo says that Luis García is watching 5 Lesser Flamingos at Veta la Palma in the last months. See a photo below.

Phoenicopterus minorPhoto above: ©J.L.Arroyo

(9-10) Cádiz. On 12.3 there were 2 additional Lesser Flamingos to the previous seen at Sevilla at Salinas de Santa Teresa (Parque Natural de Doñana), Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz (José Luis Arroyo, Iván San Martín). See a thumbnail here.

Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii (1)
(1) Alicante One 2w-3w bird was seen on 22.3 at the feeding point at Alcoi, Alacant (Àlvar Seguí). See the full story in Spanish in Naturalicante web here.

topoPallid Harrier Circus macrourus (1,2)
(1) Lanzarote There was a 1w at Los Ancones, Lanzarote, on 3.3 (Juan Sagardía Pradera). See two thumbnails here.

(2) Navarra. On 22.3 there was a male at Pitillas lagoon, Navarra (Pedro Arratíbel). It was not seen the following day.

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus (1-2)
(1-2) Cádiz There was one near La Hoya, Tarifa, on 5.3
(David Cuenca Espinosa/Fundación Migres).See two photos below (David Cuenca). This bird had already seen on 29.9 with a darker bird featured in flight here.Two birds altogether were seen at the same site on 12.3 (David Cuenca)newThe pale bird was seen again on 14.3 (David Cuenca)
Buteo rufinusButeo rufinusPhotos above: ©David Cuenca

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga (1)
(1) Huelva There was again one at Hinojos marsh on 4.3 (Paco Chiclana)

Lanner Falco biarmicus (1)
(1) Cádiz One was seen coming from the sea, in direct flight from Africa at Punta Carnero, Algeciras, on 17.3. The bird was very pallid, overall brown coloured and rather pale, recalling an immature erlangeri (Keith Bildstein, Margarita Harms, David Cuenca).

Corn Crake Crex crex (1)
(1) Málaga One individual was seen in a cereal area close to a wetland in the Campillos-Ronda road, Málaga, on 18.3 (Juan Pérez-Contreras). It flew away while being approached.

Sociable Plover Vanellus gregarius (1,2,3)
(1) Zaragoza. A bird was seen at Quinto de Ebro, Zaragoza, on 2.3 (Alfredo Sánchez Galán). See thumbnail here.
(2) León. Another bird was seen at Chozas de Arriba area, Chozas de Abajo, León, on 20.3 (Florentino Fernández Bayón, Carlos Bayón Arnanz, Ana Álvarez Vega). See three thumbnails here.
(3) Palencia. One, the Leon bird?, was at La Nava lagoon, Palencia, on 28.3 (Enrique Gómez Crespo)

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos (1)
Barcelona On 25.3 one was seen at Filipines marsh, Llobregat Delta, Viladecans, Barcelona (Joan Castelló).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis (1)
Valencia On 31.3 a bird was found at Tancat de La Pipa, Catarroja, P.N. de l'Albufera (Bosco Dies), the 6th for l'Albufera de València. Read more about the record at Birding Albufera here.

Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus (1,2)
Cádiz A dark 1w was seen from the Chipiona coast, Cádiz, on 8.3 (Rafael García Costales).
(2) Cádiz An adult was seen on 20.3 off Tarifa island, Cádiz. It was flying E close to the coast (María León, David Cuenca/Fundación Migres)

Laughing Gull Larus atricilla (1)
(1) Barcelona On 7.3 Atze, the Laughing gull seen usually at Blanes, Girona, was seen coming from the sea with the fishing fleet at Arenys de Mar, Barcelona, the next fishing harbour S of Blanes, Girona (Xesco Macià). See thumbnails here. The ring was seen and now the bird is almost in breeding plumage

Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia (1)
(1) Pontevedra
An adult bird was seen at Estuario del Miño, A Guarda, Pontevedra (Tito Salvadores). It has been seen all month long and it is probably (due to behaviour) the same individual seen the previous years of 2004, 05, 06, 07 and this 2008 (César Vidal, a thumbnail here.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
(1) Barcelona. A 1w bird was seen on 4.3 at Barcelona harbour, near the Barceloneta fishermen dock (Joan Ferrer).
(2) Ciudad Real. The 1w found near Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real on 16.2 was seen again on 1.3 (Gabriel Martín).
(3) Tarragona. There was a 1w bird at Riudecanyes reservoir on 2.3. It was seen amongst a flock of 40.000 Mediterranean Gulls (Albert Cama, Pere Josa, Matxalen Pauly, Joan Ferrer, Eugeni Capella i altres). See a photo below (A. Cama) and thumbnails here.
Larus cachinnansPhoto above: ©Albert Cama

(4) Asturies. The 1w found on 22.2 at Ría de Avilés, Asturies was seen again on 11.3 (Daniel López Velasco).And 31.3 (César A.Laó).See a thumbnail here.
(5) Valencia. A 1w was found at Marjal de Catarroja, Albufera de València, on 9.3 (Toni Alcocer). More information of the sighting here. See a photo below (Toni Alcocer).

Larus cachinnansPhoto above: ©Toni Alcocer

(6) Madrid. A 1w was found at Pinto dump, Madrid, on 16.3 (Miguel Juan). See two thumbnails here.
(7) Girona. A 1w was detected on 23.3 at Solius dump, Girona. A drawing was done after the two minutes observation, see below (Carlos Álvarez Cros)

Larus cachinnansDrawing above: ©Carlos Álvarez Cros

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
(1) Gipuzkoa There was an adult, presumably of the kumlieni ssp at Getaria, Gipuzkoa on 4.3 (Asier Aldaur).See thumbnails here.
(2) Cantabria. One 1w was seen at Asón estuary, Cantabria, on 6.3 (Alejandro García Herrera, Xulio Valeiras, Esther Abad, Ignacio Olaso y Loreto Bengoechea). Seen again on 9.3 (Juanjo Menéndez). See photos in Naturaleza y aves en Cantabria blog here.
(3) Lugo The 1w seen at Lago beach, Xove, Lugo last month was seen again in the area on 8.3(Luis José Salaverri) and 11.3 (Toño Salazar).See a thumbnail here. Seen again on 15.3 (Toño Salazar)and 21.3 (L.J.Salaverri).
(4) Lugo The1w seen at Burela, Lugo last month was still there on 8.3 (L.José Salaverri) and 24 and 28.3 (L.J.Salaverri).
(5) A Coruña The 1w bird found at playa de Cedeira, Cedeira, A Coruña last month, remained in the area on 9.3 (Luis José Salaverri). See a thumbnail here. Probably the same bird moved to Pantín beach, Valdoviño, A Coruña, on 11.03 (L.J.Salaverri) but was back at Cedeira on 12.3 (Antonio Gutiérrez,Ricardo Hevia, Pablo Gutiérrez, see a photo below too).

Larus  glaucoidesPhoto above: ©Pablo Gutiérrez

(6) A Coruña There was a 2w individual at La Concha beach, Cariño, A Coruña on 22.3 (Ricardo Hevia). See a thumbnail here.
(7) Asturies One was seen on W passage from Punta de la Vaca, Luanco, Gozón, Asturias, on 23.3 (Jorge Valella Robledo, Juan Bueno Pardo y Nacho Vega)
(8) Pontevedra. The 1w bird found on 24.1 at Playa da Xunqueira,Moaña, not seen during February, was relocated on 22.3 (José Ramón Gómez)

Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus (1,2)
(1) Pontevedra. The bird found on 20.1 at Vigo harbour and seen throught February remained there on 24.3 (Josè Ramòn Gòmez). See two thumbnails here.
(2) Asturies. On 31.3 the 4th summer last seen at ría de Avilés on 7.2 was seen again. This bird reached the area on 22nd May 2006 and since then it has remained in the area without leaving it!, something unprecedented in Iberia. See a thumbnail here.

Little Swift Apus affinis (1-2,3-4)
Cádiz There were 2 birds at Guadalquivir river mouth, Cádiz, on 8.3 (Rafael García Costales).
(3-4) Sevilla. On 15.3 there were two at Sierra Norte de Sevilla, Lora del Río. One of them was carrying presumed nesting material (Manolo Villaécija, Paco Chiclana).

topoCitrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola (1)
(1) Lanzarote There was an adult male at near a goat farm,at Famara plains, Lanzarote on 19.03 (F.J.García Vargas, Juan José Ramos). See two photos below (F.J.García Vargas)

Motacilla citreola

Motacilla citreolaPhotos above: ©F.J.García Vargas

Garden Bulbul* Pycnonotus barbatus (1)
(1) Málaga A bird was seen at Club Miraflores, Fuengirola on 12.3 (Steve Penn). This is the same site where it was seen last year.

Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis (1)
(1) Barcelona On 2.3 one was trapped and ringed at Filipines marsh, Viladecans, Llobregat delta, Barcelona (Joan Castelló). It was retrapped the following day (J.Castelló).

Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret (1)
(1) Lleida Reportedly, on 11.3 a 1w was ringed at Sant Ponç reservoir dam, Solsonès, Lleida (Josep Cabrera). It was retrapped again on 27.3 (Josep Cabrera). See a photo below (Raül Bastida). If submitted and accepted could be the 2nd cabaret for Spain and 5th overall Redpoll

Carduelis cabaret

Photo above: ©Raül Bastida

Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica (1)
(1) Tarragona On 18.3 one was seen and trapped and ringed at Buda Island, Ebro Delta, Tarragona (see all the information at Audouin Birding Tours here, communicated by Cristian Jensen). The 1st for Catalonia.

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla (1)
(1) A Coruña
An adult, Euring 4, probably female, was trapped and ringed at Ponteceso, Cabana de Bergantiños, A Coruña on 29.3 (Grupo de Anillamiento Hércules/Francisco Rosende, Felipe Calviño y Miguel Maestro; José Luis Rabuñal). See a photo below.

Emberiza pusillaPhoto above: ©Grupo Anillamiento Hércules /F.Rosende

* processing of these rarities dealt by CR/SEO, hence their inclusion here. Send putative records to Juan Antonio Lorenzo at
** check out national-wide rarities also seen in the Canary islands within the main section text, written in violet colour rather than black and marked with a dot.

topoWhite-fronted Goose Anser albifrons (1)
(1) Gran Canaria The adult seen at La Majadilla, Telde, Gran Canaria, on 15-16.9.2007 was last seen on 5.3.2008, last record for the area (Miguel Avelino)

newWater Pipit Anthus spinoletta (1-3)
(1-3) Lanzarote The 3 at Campo de golf de Tías, Tías, Lanzarote found on 30.11.2007 remained there on 19.3.2008 (F.J.García Vargas, Juan José Ramos)

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Suggested citations / Citaciones recomendadas /Citació recomanada:

  • Whole document/ Documento entero/ Document sencer: Gutiérrez,R. (ed) (year, latest update), Recent Reports: [month year]. Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from 
    • e.g. Gutiérrez, R. (ed) (2002, April 3). Recent Reports: April 2002. Rare Birds in Spain.Retrieved from 
  • Single records/ Citas sueltas/ Cites aïllades: Author (year). [Species] in Gutiérrez,R. (ed) (year, latest update), Recent Reports: [month year]. Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from 
    • e.g. Rebassa, M. (2002) Great White Egret Egretta alba in Gutiérrez, R. (ed) (2002, April 3). Recent Reports: April 2002.Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from

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Latest highlights:

Vanellus gregarius
The Ebro river Sociable Plover, probably on its way back to breeding grounds with overwintering Lapwings (Alfredo Sánchez)
The Riocaldo Pied Billed Grebe as on early March (J.A.Salazar)
The Caspian Gull at Riudecanyes reservoir, Tarragona (Albert Cama)
Azte the Laughing Gull seen at Arenys de Mar, Barcelona this month (Xesco Macià)
The Lesser Flamingo at Manjavacas lagoon, Cuenca (Alfonso López)
The probable Kumlien's Gull at Gipuzkoa this month, seen after a servere N Gale (Asier Aldaur)
Another shot of the overwintering Green-winged Teal from Asturies (Clemente Álvarez Usategui)
The Pallid Harrier at Lanzarote on 3.3 (Juan Sagardia)
The straits of Gibraltar area is holding a number of Long-legged Buzzards. At least two (above and below, the latter same bird as in the main section of the web) in late february - early march (David Cuenca).
The 3 1w Whooper Swans from Foz are beggining to seem their parents, already showing a yellowish bill (J.A.López)
The Iceland Gull at Cedeira (see another photo in flight in the main section) has been seen again this month (L.J.Salaverri)
And so has been the Xove bird, which has been linked to the area all this winter (L.J.Salaverri)
Too many Lesser Flamingos to be escapes!! There are 10 this month in Spain at least, perhaps 3 more!. These two (with a Greater in the middle) are from Salinas de Santa Teresa, Sanlucar de Barrameda (J.L.Arroyo)
Also from Doñana comes this regularly featured bird: the presumed hybrid Little x Western Reef Heron, this time at Veta la Palma area (J.L.Arroyo)
The 'pale' Long-legged Buzzard from Tarifa, seen again by mid month (David Cuenca)
A 1w Caspian Gull was found at Pinto Dump, Madrid on 16.3 (Miguel Juan)
The Ring-necked Duck at Fuerteventura, the only reported this month. Above (Bas van der Burg) by mid month and below (Juan Manuel Pérez de Ana) by late March.
The 'new' Swans at Foz (J.M.Alonso)
The 'new' Whooper at A Coruña. (Pablo Gutiérrez, above; Antonio Gutiérrez, below)
The Goosander from Camariñas, A Coruña (José Ramón Gómez)
The Citrine Wagtail from Lanzarote, a bird moving north! (F.J.García Vargas)
This is the Manjavacas lagoon Lesser Flamingo as on 19.3 (Iván Sarabia)
The Sociable Plover found at Chozas de Arriba, León, on 20.3 (Carlos Bayón)
The 2w Iceland Gull at Cariño, A Coruña on 22.3 (Ricardo Hevia)
The Vigo Glaucous Gull, perhaps a small one, but present for the last three months (J.R.Gómez).
There has been an adult Bonaparte's Gull at Estuario del Miño, A Guarda, Pontevedra, all March and it is believed to be the same individual of last winters (Tito Salvadores).
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The 4th summer Glaucous Gull that has taken residence at ría de Avilés these last two years (César A.Laó)
Another bird present at Avilés was this Caspian Gull (César A.Laó)
One of the birds of the month was this Lesser Redpoll ringed near the Catalan Pyrenees, at Embassament de Sant Ponç (Raül Bastida)

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The Whitefront from Gran Canaria was last seen on 5.3. (Miguel Avelino)



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