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Recent content by Cettia

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    Human carnivory as a major driver of vertebrate extinction

    We are, as humans, happy to forget what we want... I am sure some people here have ever heard of Silent spring (maybe a few ever read it). I barely remember it. Was it because of the massive problems to the environment generated by products used in agriculture or am I wrong and it was due...
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    Human carnivory as a major driver of vertebrate extinction

    That makes completely sense. Just because we raise very large mammals for food consumption. How the true is transmitted depends on the message that the sender wants to transmit. If they, rather than biomass, would use number of individuals, the message would have been different (and the true...
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    Terrapin, Algarve, Portugal

    Trachemys scripta elegans. An alien species.
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    Palm warbler? Kingston ON

    Yes, it is!
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    [Norway] Common sandpiper?

    Sure!. oh... I have not been there birdwatching for almost 10 years :confused:
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    Gull ID please France

    I would say Yellow-legged gull. cheers
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    Oman. Saunder's or Little Tern?

    Some thoughts and pics in this link regarding the moult of those guys: https://subalpinebirding.com/blog/moult-in-early-spring-saunderss-terns-in-oman
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Palm warbler. Awful pics of it...
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    Iceland or Glacuous Gull, UK

    congratulations for your wife for the Iceland gull. It is always nice to have a lifer, but it is much nicer when it came shaped as a gull :)
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    Chiffchaff or Iberian Chiffchaff? El Clot, Gran Alacant, S. Costa Blanca, Spain. 23/10/2018.

    Its (to my eyes) a straightforward collybita. You can find some info on ibericus id (in English) here: https://subalpinebirding.com/blog/iberian-chiffchaff-identification-the-state-of-the-art
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    Climate Change Changing Bird Migration Patterns?

    Completely agree. I am not climatologist, but I do academic research on wildlife, and of course, climate change is often around. The scenario is so complex that there will be no definite answer globally. Then, the problem arose from the general media, who choose where to put emphasis. For...
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    Woman attacked by a magpie

    Aussie magpies and masked lapwings are quite agressive towards humans while breeding, specially against small kids. The funny thing of the "plovers" (lapwings) is that often choose to made nests in frontyards (or roundabouts etc) so they still agressive towards humans but at the same time...
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    Crested/Thekla Lark, Costa Blanca, Spain

    Sounds good for thekla lark to me.
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    Completed the Ebird List-a-Day challenge, but ...

    I normally do birdwatching on daily basis, and for some months I have been listing everyday. Sometimes I just don't bother to carry the phone, or like now, I am new to the area and don't really know the birds (yet)
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    Manx or Barolo Shearwater, Canaries

    You may find some more info about boyds in the canary islands here https://subalpinebirding.com/blog/a-boyds-shearwater-in-a-barolo-colony