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Forum: Conservation Thursday 18th January 2018, 15:57
Replies: 451
Views: 40,180
Posted By MJB
Coupled with this...

Coupled with this summary:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42736397
MJB
Forum: Conservation Thursday 18th January 2018, 15:31
Replies: 226
Views: 34,015
Posted By MJB
It's a pity litebeam is moving on, although from...

It's a pity litebeam is moving on, although from his recent words he seems to be looking down his nose at we featherweights from so far on high he could actually be cross-eyed by now...;)
MJB
Forum: Conservation Thursday 18th January 2018, 15:24
Replies: 357
Views: 18,349
Posted By MJB
I can posit one possible reason for sudden...

I can posit one possible reason for sudden virulency appearing at microbial level. Given that, within limits, there is a correlation between microbial activity and increasing temperature, that in...
Forum: Conservation Friday 12th January 2018, 15:49
Replies: 357
Views: 18,349
Posted By MJB
The Eurasian Beaver occurs in Bulgaria, albeit in...

The Eurasian Beaver occurs in Bulgaria, albeit in the north, so that would be the nearest to Greece. North of there and east to France, the population is recovering well in most places. It's bigger...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th January 2018, 16:29
Replies: 435
Views: 68,356
Posted By MJB
You beat me to it, John!:t: MJB

You beat me to it, John!:t:
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th January 2018, 13:58
Replies: 435
Views: 68,356
Posted By MJB
Adam, The most recent online image I can find is...

Adam,
The most recent online image I can find is from 2016, and it probably shows the fuselage post-inspection prior to full reassembly of the aircraft at Fairoaks, Chobham Surrey in 2016. The...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 7th January 2018, 17:43
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By MJB
Not everything done by the Swiss is as precise as...

Not everything done by the Swiss is as precise as a Swiss watch, then!;)
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 6th January 2018, 17:15
Replies: 491
Views: 95,229
Posted By MJB
You're most welcome, Gary! MJB

You're most welcome, Gary!
MJB
Forum: Conservation Friday 5th January 2018, 15:54
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By MJB
Organised Crime and wildlife

Not specifically related to birds, this article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/rhino_poaching details the efforts made by organised crime to take as much rhino horn from the wild as...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 5th January 2018, 15:28
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By MJB
A scientist at AWC Mornington Camp (Western...

A scientist at AWC Mornington Camp (Western Australia) mentioned to me in September 2017 that Black Kites attending a bush fires had been observed carrying smouldering small branches and depositing...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 4th January 2018, 11:01
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By MJB
Rob, The BLI Datazone map has the winter...

Rob,
The BLI Datazone map has the winter distribution in a southeasterly direction from the Red Sea coast (Port Sudan to Eritrea) across to the Central African Republic border, then SW to Kenya.
MJB
Forum: Conservation Thursday 4th January 2018, 10:52
Replies: 451
Views: 40,180
Posted By MJB
I like your Marxian** allusion, but fear it has...

I like your Marxian** allusion, but fear it has been missed elsewhere...
MJB

**Groucho, of course
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 31st December 2017, 16:51
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By MJB
Seconded.:king: MJB

Seconded.:king:
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 31st December 2017, 13:10
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By MJB
That's a good job well done! If you are not...

That's a good job well done! If you are not already in contact with BirdLife International, you might like to let them know of this data, or at least ask to whom you might send it. You could try...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 30th December 2017, 14:40
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By MJB
I note that BirdLife Datazone maps it in two...

I note that BirdLife Datazone maps it in two disjunct areas, the first west of Rawalpindi between Fateh Jang, Attock and Mithial, and the other south of that in the Talagang-Kallar Kahar-Khura area,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th December 2017, 15:09
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By MJB
My suspicions, also. MJB

My suspicions, also.
MJB
Forum: Conservation Sunday 24th December 2017, 15:02
Replies: 451
Views: 40,180
Posted By MJB
Thanks, fugl, Here is a sizeable chunk of data...

Thanks, fugl,
Here is a sizeable chunk of data about the Arctic ice coverage, amid ample context.
: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/Report-Card-2017.
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 22nd December 2017, 14:27
Replies: 60
Views: 2,173
Posted By MJB
Here's the abstract from a PubMed paper of 2003,...

Here's the abstract from a PubMed paper of 2003, giving some worthwhile context:

"A comprehensive literature search of epidemiological studies and reports of transmissions of disease from feral...
Forum: Conservation Friday 22nd December 2017, 14:15
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By MJB
That's a very useful post as a clarifying...

That's a very useful post as a clarifying summary. It brings one thought to mind:

Given that many studies have shown that the severe culling or removal of a predator in one area from the food chain...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th December 2017, 20:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By MJB
Checking the elevations in that general region,...

Checking the elevations in that general region, there is a considerable area over 3500m asl of a reasonably consistent habitat mix. Therefore, from the 'sky island' concept, the Alborz region has the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 11th December 2017, 14:30
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By MJB
My post was intended to be tongue-in-cheek, hence...

My post was intended to be tongue-in-cheek, hence the smileys. ;)

However, any checklist writer worth his or her salt would ask someone with current in-depth taxonomic knowledge (eg a 'TSC' member)...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 10th December 2017, 12:38
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By MJB
Well, if they decided to have a Taxonomic...

Well, if they decided to have a Taxonomic Sub-Committee, surely such an oversight wouldn't happen...?:eek!::eek!::eek!:
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 8th December 2017, 14:59
Replies: 19
Views: 3,808
Posted By MJB
Niels, Harris et al 2017, in my reading,...

Niels,
Harris et al 2017, in my reading, emphasising the inadequacy of using only mtDNA data to interpret the physical distribution of yellow/citrine wagtail taxa, also allude to the confusing...
Forum: Australia Monday 4th December 2017, 12:54
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By MJB
It is. The OP duplicated his post on the ID...

It is. The OP duplicated his post on the ID thread.
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd December 2017, 14:21
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By MJB
As worn by a Monk Vulture?:eek!: MJB

As worn by a Monk Vulture?:eek!:
MJB
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