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Recent content by Joern Lehmhus

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    Big poo in Aberdeen

    I think this is from a goose species...
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    Large dead bird ☹️

    Pattern and direction of wing coverts are wrong for Common Pheasant, but these markings also do not seem to fit to a juvenile larger gull in my opinion? Black bill would be wrong at least for a living great bittern ... any more photos even if they do not look very different?
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    Which redstart? Southern Sweden

    I think common for first photo - I see red on breast . not sure for 2nd
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    Hybrid or Leucistic Canada Goose?

    irregular white patches on a pure Canada goose, not a hybrid, I think. It is blackbilled and the black neck sock seems to be sharply bordered towards the breast , also proportions of bill, head neck and body are like in the other Canada geese in the photo. All this is speaking against a hybrid...
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    Japanese live bird cam request id help

    agree, meadow bunting
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    Possible Gadwall/Mallard Hybrid? And a couple of questions...

    normal male gadwall also to me. Bill coloration in males changes towards summer. the female on the photo with the male mallard and the male gadwall is also a clear mallard, not a gadwall! see shape and pattern of tertials and bill shape (though bill coloration in this case may resemble...
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    A Great Egret with stout bill? China

    Comparing the branches with leaves (especially the not focuse done in the foreground) and the twigs in the nest in the first photo with the other photos it becomes clear this is the same nest in all photos, only ther ewas a shift of position of the photgrapher between the first and the...
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    Duck at Titchwell, UK

    Just seeing this as I haven´t visited Bird Forum for a while due to workload, but I also think pochard here due to size and extention of pale area on bill
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    Mystery duck - any ideas please? Warwickshire UK

    Helen, this is a definite ID . Head pattern is highly characteristic in this cross; and the hybrids appearance is confirmed by several captive bred birds with known parentage, even though there are not many photos found in the web currently (a few years ago that was different)
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    Strange bird on Mallorca, Spain

    agree on T. pityocampa, not pinivora on P. halepensis on Mallorca-wasn´t thinking
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    Mystery duck - any ideas please? Warwickshire UK

    Ringed teal x Wood duck (Callonetta leucophrys x Aix sponsa) Compare to a bird from Germany :
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    Strange bird on Mallorca, Spain

    The nest seems to be from pine processionary moth Thaumathopoea pinivora
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    Duck hybrid, 29.4.2022, Austria.

    Yes, Tufted duck x Common pochard
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    Is this a red kite? Northwest Turkey.

    As Tom has said and pointed out in details, there are those characteristics that fit for the vast majority of birds. But there are some birds which just seem to fall in between and may cause discussion for individual birds. As far as I understand, there are some more eastern black kites that...
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    Ducks, Toronto

    Agree on common merganser due to body shape and plain black and white coloration without the sccapular pattern of common goldeneye.
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