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Recent content by TringBirder

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    Wood Ducks Juvenile or Eclipse? - Eastern Ontario, Canada

    They are males in eclipse as juveniles wouldn't have adult male bills at this time of year.
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    Pied wagtail

    Looking between the tertials it doesn't look blackish so nothing there to indicate Pied or an intergrade. Cheers Roy
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    yellow wagtails flavissima - identification criteria

    The adult bird doesn't look like a male flavissima at all looking at the head colour. I don't see female flavissima that look like that either. It could be an intergrade and I wouldn't like to say which two taxa are involved in that, or it could just be a flava. Cheers Roy
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    Surrey UK - Small duck on River Wey

    I must admit when I first saw it I was thinking it was an escaped exotic but couldn't put a name to it so I wonder if it is a hybrid escaped from a collection which would widen the pool of potential species. Cheers Roy
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    What type of cormorant is this please

    The two left hand birds are Cormorants, the front bird is a juvenile. In case you don't know the two right hand birds are Shags - adult at the front and juvenile at the rear. Welcome to Birdforum. Roy
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    Seabird, Southeast FLorida

    Look like Brown Boobies to me.
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    Curlew sandpiper? SW Spain

    Yes the middle bird is just more advanced in its progress into summer plumage.
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    Tern species, southeast Florida

    Winter plumage American Royal Tern.
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    Pipit - Poland

    Meadow Pipits often show paler lines on the mantle but they are not as striking as those of a Red-throated Pipit and the markings on the flanks are variable as well - some are almost as narrow as those of a Tree Pipit but others are thicker. Roy
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    Pipit - Poland

    Hi Michal, I would say not to be honest. It doesn't look striking enough on the mantle and the greater coverts should have a wider wing-bar. This looks like a Meadow Pipit to me but the photos make an in-depth assessment difficult. Roy
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    Some birds-2 (in Turkey)

    Tree Pipit and Lesser Whitethroat.
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    Thrush - like ; Wales UK.

    Very fast wing beats doesn't work for a Fieldfare either. Size can be very difficult to accurately assess without something of known size to compare it to. Skylark for me too.
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    Two from Tunisia in Dec 85

    Agreed, they are both photos of a Hoopoe Lark.
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    Greater/Lesser Scaup Waterloo, Ontario?

    Lesser Scaup for me too. The peak/angle at the rear of the head can vary from looking crest-like to an almost right-angled corner according to posture, moult and/or indeed if the head is wet. The American nearctica sub-species of Greater Scaup has a different head shape from nominate marila...
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    Wader- Hampshire UK March 6th

    Yes it is a Green Sandpiper and they do like cress beds. Cheers Roy
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