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Recent content by Tom Tarrant

  1. Tom Tarrant

    Crimson-breasted Woodpecker? central Bhutan

    Thanks Andy, we don't get too many 'Woodies' in Oz, but several of us on the tour questioned it's taxa. I'm not sure if we brought up it's 'age'... Tom
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    Crimson-breasted Woodpecker? central Bhutan

    Saw this woodpecker near Trongsa, Bhutan in mid-May 2019, it responded to a Crimson-breasted WP call, the other two (2 and 3) are of another CB WP taken less than 100 kms away in Yongkhola last year. This years one (1 and 4) has much heavier-streaking on the breast and less red on the head. Is...
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    Eastern Tibet & Western Sichuan, May 2016

    Great report Tom, am still working on mine (from May this year....) Just wonder if you could check your web-links as some of the pages are not displaying correctly (ie don't seem to be able to view page 16...and a couple of others) Cheers, Tom
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    Sichuan Birding

    Hi Giovanni, Could the single note one be Hume's Warbler, it was fairly easy to see/hear in Sichuan forests this May, but I don't have the technology to listen properly today ( on a train) Check that out with XenoCanto Tom
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    Female flycatcher in Sichuan, China

    Well done Mark, am not sure why I 'missed' Rufous-gorgetted....they were fairly common in the area. Tom
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    Sichuan Birding

    re: Female flycatcher from Longanggou Well-done Roland, I think you've 'nailed' it...female Rufous-gorgetted for sure! They were very common throughout the area, (as were Slaty-backed Ian), but I did get a female Slaty-backed very close to this bird (...again, apologies for poor-quality of the...
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    Female flycatcher in Sichuan, China

    Took this flycatcher pic along the Longcanggou Mountain road, Sichuan, China in May 2016. We thought at the time that it might be a female Slaty-blue Ficedula tricolor (I believe our guide Summer Wong has seen them here before) but some of the plumage features look inconsistent to me. It appears...
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    Sichuan Birding

    Female flycatcher from Longanggou Took this flycatcher pic along the Longcanggou 'parrotbill' road fairly close to the new 'under-construction' panda resort. (Apologies for the poor-quality!) It was about 30m up a deciduous-tree in very poor light. There was a Chestnut-headed Tesia along the...
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    Sichuan Birding

    Thanks for the 'heads-up' Andy, a fantastic trip, our guide was on 'top-form' and we saw some great birds and my first 'wild' wolves in forest near Baxi. I've posted some phyllosc pics from Longcanggou, Summer ID'd Claudia's, Emei and possibly Eastern Crowned in the area but I'm not sure if...
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    Sichuan Birding

    Zoothera thrush? Last week we saw this thrush near Baxi near forested slope. We initially thought it was a Chinese Song Thrush but I think the wing-bar would have made it a Zoothera and not a Turdus thrush. Probably one of the 'newly'-created species formerly known as Plain-backed? Tom
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    Sichuan Birding

    Flower Lake_odd gull? Some nice birds at Flower Lake today (13 May 16) including the 'mystery' gull attached (Common or Mew?) Temminck's Stint Dunlin Whiskered and White-winged Terns Common Kingfisher Tibetan Lark Citrine and Yellow Wagtails X10s
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    Sichuan Birding

    Looking forward to my visit in early-May with guide Summer Wong and a couple of good friends, hope to get the 'Ultimate Chicken', other pretty 'Chooks' and heaps of singing migrants etc. I'm intending to make Ebird-lists for each location visited but am a bit apprehensive of the 'broadband'...
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    Birding in Sichuan, China?

    Been birding in Sichuan yet? Why not have a go at our ID-quiz? You might want to go afterwards http://www.aviceda.org/aus/?p=76 (Note: there is a 'bug' which doesn't show the next question after answering one, please just click the 'Next' button if this occurs) Tom
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    Nightjar from Abu Dhabi

    European race unwinii? OBC
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    Nightjar from Abu Dhabi

    My friend Lemuel Cabahug recently (September 2015) photographed this nightjar in Abu Dhabi, he asks....is it European, Egyptian or Syke's? Tom
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