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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 24th July 2012, 18:52
Replies: 37
Views: 30,128
Posted By Severtzov
I am not sure the Kuwait bird (quoted above) has...

I am not sure the Kuwait bird (quoted above) has been formally accepted by the Kuwait Ornithological Rarities Committee (KORC) as it has been suggested that it may be a Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 21st July 2012, 19:30
Replies: 37
Views: 30,128
Posted By Severtzov
Indian Pond Heron I see that Marcel Haas has...

Indian Pond Heron

I see that Marcel Haas has included Indian Pond Heron in his book on the basis of a claim in Egypt but this has been found to be not proven (like the Wire-tailed Swallow in the...
Forum: Say Hello Friday 13th April 2012, 18:31
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Severtzov
Hi Laith, Welcome and nice to hear from you...

Hi Laith,

Welcome and nice to hear from you again, long time no see. I am sure you will find lots of interesting information on here. Others may want to pick your brains about Jordan as you have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th February 2012, 13:31
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By Severtzov
The bunting looks like a female Pine Bunting in...

The bunting looks like a female Pine Bunting in transition between winter and summer plumage. It is also a common winter visitor to that area of north-east Kazakhstan. It does not appear to have any...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th February 2012, 19:15
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Severtzov
Rob, It appears to be an adult as there is no...

Rob,

It appears to be an adult as there is no contrast in the wing coverts and male on plumage.

So therefore it is a Pied Wheatear not a Cyprus Pied Wheatear for the following reasons.

The back...
Forum: Say Hello Monday 27th July 2009, 09:15
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By Severtzov
Hi Jens (& Hanne of course) Great to see you on...

Hi Jens (& Hanne of course)

Great to see you on here and good to hear that you are moving back to Oman shortly. Hope to see you there in the not too distant future.

Andrew Grieve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th April 2009, 10:37
Replies: 63
Views: 7,876
Posted By Severtzov
Hi CAU, I co-found that bird in late November...

Hi CAU,

I co-found that bird in late November 2003 and it was accepted as the first record of American Golden Plover for Oman and it shows the 4 primaries extending beyond the tertials. (see...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 26th March 2009, 21:25
Replies: 14
Views: 2,531
Posted By Severtzov
The total cost of artificially introducing...

The total cost of artificially introducing additional Cranes to the UK (in particular Somerset) over a period of 10 - 15 years just to establish a handful of successful (or even unsuccessful) pairs...
Forum: Sea Watch Tuesday 2nd December 2008, 18:46
Replies: 11
Views: 3,766
Posted By Severtzov
Hi John, There are several good birding sites...

Hi John,

There are several good birding sites around Salalah which can be reached by Taxi. The cruise ships anchor at the port which is a little distance from Salalah so you will need a taxi to get...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th November 2008, 23:04
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By Severtzov
Yes, you quite right. Kurdish Wheatear is a...

Yes, you quite right. Kurdish Wheatear is a common winter visitor to south-east Egypt, particularly in the Gebel Elba area, so it is not too surprising that you saw one not much further north up the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th November 2008, 22:28
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By Severtzov
I think the choice lies between Eastern Orphean...

I think the choice lies between Eastern Orphean and Menetries (both of which do winter) as Arabian Warbler would have a longer, more graduated tail, whiter underparts and has never been recorded in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th November 2008, 18:17
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By Severtzov
Hi, This bird appears to be an Eastern Orphean...

Hi,

This bird appears to be an Eastern Orphean Warbler, probably of the race jerdoni. This race tends to have a black hood compared to other Eastern and Westerm Orpheans which extends further back...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 12th November 2008, 19:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By Severtzov
Have you considered young female 'vittata' type...

Have you considered young female 'vittata' type Pied Wheatear, as I imagine this is what a first calendar female would look like with the pale throat?

I have seen similar plumaged females on spring...
Forum: Sea Watch Tuesday 12th August 2008, 14:20
Replies: 11
Views: 3,766
Posted By Severtzov
Hi Gerd, White-bellied Storm-petrel has never...

Hi Gerd,

White-bellied Storm-petrel has never been recorded for Oman or in Omani waters but there have been two records of Black-bellied Storm-petrel off the coast of Dhofar up to 2003 (Oman Bird...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 18th November 2007, 14:11
Replies: 25,775
Views: 7,008,543
Posted By Severtzov
Actually you appear to be the only person...

Actually you appear to be the only person claiming this bird other than the original finder who has been putting it on RBA nearly every day. The finder is not really an active birder and he has been...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 1st November 2007, 20:20
Replies: 26
Views: 4,419
Posted By Severtzov
The photograph of the hybrid at Martin Mere...

The photograph of the hybrid at Martin Mere appears to be a hybrid between a Blue Snow and a Ross's Goose, I can't see any plumage features of a Pink-footed Goose in the photographs. The same bird...
Forum: Say Hello Saturday 27th October 2007, 22:26
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Severtzov
Hi Ahmed, Is that you Ahmed? Thanks for the...

Hi Ahmed,

Is that you Ahmed?

Thanks for the information about the Sooty Falcons and welcome back to the Birdforum.

Andrew
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