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    long shot: Common Snipe (?) in flight | Izumi Crane Center, Kyushu Japan | march 2020

    I have been trying to understand the different species in JP for quite some time now (on and off) but with no personal record to be ID'd (and few records on inaturalist), the need was not there to actually take in the information. Now I had an example - how ever badly grabbed it is- so there is...
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    long shot: Common Snipe (?) in flight | Izumi Crane Center, Kyushu Japan | march 2020

    Morning all, While scanning the fields with scattered Hooded cranes feeding this snipe was probably flushed by a Hen Harrier. I managed to get some rubbish shots with the subject at least in it... I know this is a difficult species group anywhere, not least in East Asia. The crop compilation...
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    Stonechat, Flycatcher or other? (Netherlands, May 22, 2022)

    Looks like a sun-bleeched photo of a strongly marked male Stonechat. The chest usually should be orange but I suppose as the bird faces away from us, it is not visible. Nice place...one of my favourite spots* in my area to go birding *Edit: it is actually better for dragon- & butterflying but...
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    snipe | march 2020 | Izumi, Southern Japan

    Thanks Jeff, I thought it might be a trick of light, but it is broad as can be true.... Common it is. cheers, Ge rben
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    snipe | march 2020 | Izumi, Southern Japan

    This is the one group i fear to have to delve into but there it is was: a flying snipe in the fields surrounding the Izumi Crane Center in Southern Japan, march 2020. I only have these flight shots which are not even half-decent, but is there something in there that determines its ID? I...
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    Black-faced Bunting, which subspecies? East of China.

    Masked or Black-faced Bunting...as i understand it spodo has a grey hood, perso has a yellow throat and a less grey head. I think an adult male black-faced. More expertised ppl will hopefully join soon. edit: they did: I apologize for the quick and erroneous conclusion. Cheers, G
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    Greetwell hollow, 13/05/2022, Raven sound/ repost

    1 is most probably, 2 and 3 are certainly Raven cheers G erben
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    Grey-backed Thrush? South Korea

    Wow, gorgeous bird, I should think you can not be wrong here. cheers, G
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    Dark-sided or Grey-streaked Flycatcher? Sarawak, Borneo

    Glad to hear that. What group was it confirmed in Andy? cheers, G
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    Eagle - Madrid

    I think it would be wise to remove the nesting photos. Just to make not posting those a habbit. Where would those of ill faith (concerning wild birds) rather go than a wild bird forum? cheers, G erben
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    Dark-sided or Grey-streaked Flycatcher? Sarawak, Borneo

    Don't take my word for it, but I would think Dark-sided. As the streaking is vaguely edged, supercilium and malar stripes seem not well defined. Undertail is not clean white but a bit greyish. Bill is not long, lacking an orange base. I hope my suggestion is confirmed by those more...
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    One of the thrushes...but which one? | 10 March 2020 Izumi, Kagoshima, Japan

    Thanks for the confirmation John, KC... I will put it down more safely as - my first : ( hopefully not only* - Pale Thrush. cheers, G erben *Luckily I still have about 8-10 days of Japan-photos to process.
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    One of the thrushes...but which one? | 10 March 2020 Izumi, Kagoshima, Japan

    Thrush spec: observado.org link Sho, Izumi, Kagoshima, Japan | 10 March 2020, 8:52AM location: 32°04'49.8"N 130°16'47.3"E · 1272 Shō, Izumi, Kagoshima 899-0435, Japan (approx. 1 km south of the Izumi Crane Center) I have not even noted down this record in my obsmapp app at the time, probably...
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    Short-toed or Eurasian Treecreeper in the Netherlands--Drents-Friese Wold

    Hi Butty, I thought nordic familiaris were whiter than Northern Dutch birds (megarhynchos). Central European brachydactyla a grade lighter than mega. (drawings in a 1999 guide (Svensson, Mullarney, Zetterström, Grant) suggest that too, although colours are very much more subtle than in the...
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    Short-toed or Eurasian Treecreeper in the Netherlands--Drents-Friese Wold

    The black square seems to be there but your wingbar is rather less neat and tidy than you would hope to see to give it a positive ID. Also the flank of familiaris should be white. Of course the brownish smudge could be shadow or dirt, but it does not look like it. Not saying it is not one, but...
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