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    MJB replied to the thread The annual 'whose got Swifts' thread.
    We've had a sudden and unexpected increase in numbers seen over and around the town. Each year, numbers seemed steadily to reduce, but...
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    MJB replied to the thread Anyone else like Birds AND planes?.
    By that time, had 43 got FGR2 with AWG-12 radars? When I did the engineering plan for Treble-One's move to Leuchars from Coningsby in...
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    MJB replied to the thread Avian misnomers.
    I'm thinking you beat Farnborough John in the race for that comment! MJB
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    MJB reacted to Sangahyando's post in the thread Avian misnomers with Like Like.
    You're right, that seems awkward and unnecessary. Personally, I'm not particularly bothered by already-existing eponyms, unless they...
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    MJB replied to the thread Avian misnomers.
    I was merely reporting the suggestion of others...!:devilish: MJB
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    MJB reacted to Andy Hurley's post in the thread Muscovy duck? with Like Like.
    I have seen them in the Azores on Säo Miguel nesting and with young. So they are becoming more widespread, albeit from introduced...
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    MJB reacted to Jim LeNomenclatoriste's post in the thread Phylogeny of Passeridae with Like Like.
    Päckert M., Hering J., Belkacem A.A., Sun Y.H., Hille S., Lkhagvasuren D., Islam S. & Martens J. (2021). A revised multilocus phylogeny...
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    MJB replied to the thread Avian misnomers.
    Steppe Grey Shrike** (whose status over the decades has swung between species and subspecies) characteristically occupies desert, saxaul...
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    MJB replied to the thread Muscovy duck?.
    The BirdLife DataZone map indicates that Muscovy Duck has been introduced in an area centred on Raleigh...
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    MJB replied to the thread Water rail call? Kashmir.
    There are many people on this site who are keen to help other birders, so if you want to find out something, just ask! MJB
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    MJB reacted to jurek's post in the thread Avian misnomers with Like Like.
    It is interesting how creation of official lists of bird names and bird name commitees, or the stabilitzation, is harmful. It prevented...
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    MJB replied to the thread Australian bird from the gallery.
    Wrong thread, KC? The IOC list v11.1 has all 3 species in Cincloramphus, but The Complete Guide to Australian Birds has Tawny Grassbird...
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    Just another 10,000 to go! Welcome from me, too. MJB
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    MJB replied to the thread Water rail call? Kashmir.
    Western Water Rail Rallus aquaticus ssp korejewi breeds in the eastern 70% of Kashmir. Eastern WR R. indicus breeds no nearer than...
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    MJB replied to the thread Avian misnomers.
    Could it be that the reason that so many English names of birds were 'stabilised' in the late 19th- to early 20th-century have anything...
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