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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th July 2020, 15:17
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By MJB
Someone who knew why waxwings were called...

Someone who knew why waxwings were called waxwings...?
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 5th July 2020, 16:56
Replies: 212
Views: 17,548
Posted By MJB
The word pétard transferred to English some time...

The word pétard transferred to English some time ago, its use referring to a small bomb to blow in locked doors
, appearing in Hamlet (but only in the second Quarto in 1604), and so Will probably was...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th June 2020, 20:02
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By MJB
Good one! B (: MJB

Good one! B (:
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th June 2020, 14:47
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By MJB
Boutillier et al 2014 (Conserv Genet 15:275–281....

Boutillier et al 2014 (Conserv Genet 15:275–281. doi 10.1007/s10592-013-0536-1) found "Evidence for genetic differentiation among Caspian tern populations in North America", and recommended that...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th June 2020, 14:31
Replies: 53
Views: 3,246
Posted By MJB
In 2011 in NSW, we heard one imitate a Trimphone,...

In 2011 in NSW, we heard one imitate a Trimphone, something that hasn't existed for decades, implying that the sound had been passed through many generations of Superb Lyrebirds, each generation...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th June 2020, 14:23
Replies: 986
Views: 151,436
Posted By MJB
That may go down well with those with good...

That may go down well with those with good spatial perception...!:king:8-PB (:
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 26th June 2020, 20:04
Replies: 986
Views: 151,436
Posted By MJB
I've seen claims on non-aviation sites that the...

I've seen claims on non-aviation sites that the Union flag motif is upside down....?
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 25th June 2020, 19:38
Replies: 51
Views: 2,986
Posted By MJB
No wonder you're halfway up and Alp...!;);) MJB

No wonder you're halfway up and Alp...!;);)
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 24th June 2020, 09:08
Replies: 208
Views: 5,395
Posted By MJB
It was Pallas who actually named that bird as...

It was Pallas who actually named that bird as Steller's Sea Eagle...:eek!::eek!::eek!:
MJB
PS Covert claims of otherwise could be described as Steller by Starlight...!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 15:57
Replies: 42
Views: 11,945
Posted By MJB
This paper may be relevant: Sternkopf, V. 2011....

This paper may be relevant:

Sternkopf, V. 2011. Molekulargenetische Untersuchung in der Gruppe der Möwen (Laridae) zur Erforschung der Verwandtschaftsbeziehungen und phylogeographischer...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 20th June 2020, 14:43
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By MJB
Thank you, Melanie! MJB

Thank you, Melanie!
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th June 2020, 19:56
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By MJB
But well-established, though. John Cantelo can...

But well-established, though. John Cantelo can give us chapter and verse on the 30+ species recorded: see https://birdingcadizprovince.weebly.com/cadiz-birding-blog-page/spains-newest-psiticines

MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 19:37
Replies: 208
Views: 5,395
Posted By MJB
Except that originally, it was named after the...

Except that originally, it was named after the ancient eye cosmetic kohl, a black eye-liner; the word originally comes from Arabic, However, the homonym 'coal' was substituted in written English. It...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 19th June 2020, 19:14
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By MJB
Melanie, presumably there will be an accessible...

Melanie, presumably there will be an accessible electronic version?
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 18th June 2020, 11:06
Replies: 208
Views: 5,395
Posted By MJB
Now if they want to extend outreach to the Great...

Now if they want to extend outreach to the Great American Public in general, a noble intent, then all the new names will require the word 'bird' added....:eek!::eek!::eek!:
MJB
Forum: Conservation Thursday 18th June 2020, 10:50
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By MJB
Alan Stewart has been advocating such a measure...

Alan Stewart has been advocating such a measure for a good number of years, now; it features in his books.:t:
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th June 2020, 14:30
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By MJB
The images very clearly show the more delicate...

The images very clearly show the more delicate proportions of the GSP's smallest subspecies that has often been misidentified as Lesser SP, Anarhyncus atrifrons, when in non-breeding plumage.
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 14th June 2020, 16:56
Replies: 70
Views: 2,263
Posted By MJB
In Austria, just north of the Danube and close to...

In Austria, just north of the Danube and close to Slovakia, I saw the staright courses of a motorcyclist (who wasn't hanging about) and a pheasant aiming to cross his path at about 90 degrees,...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 14th June 2020, 16:41
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By MJB
So there was a Spotted Flycatcher less than 10km...

So there was a Spotted Flycatcher less than 10km from me! You've made my day...!:t:
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 9th June 2020, 11:07
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By MJB
You're not justified in calling Andy that...

You're not justified in calling Andy that name!;);)
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 9th June 2020, 10:50
Replies: 27
Views: 8,666
Posted By MJB
Given that I've seen it in Washington State...

Given that I've seen it in Washington State (summer breeder) and Belize (resident), BirdLife's article does display the 'Buttons and bows' effect.**
MJB

**"East is east and west is west
And the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 7th June 2020, 16:20
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By MJB
From the increased numbers of Chaffinches,...

From the increased numbers of Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Greenfinches and Blackbirds this year, perhaps it's more 'antisocial distancing'!:-O
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 7th June 2020, 16:13
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By MJB
Thanks, Laurent, as always!:t: MJB

Thanks, Laurent, as always!:t:
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 7th June 2020, 13:31
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By MJB
None of the expected locations within 8 km of my...

None of the expected locations within 8 km of my house are occupied, it seems, this year. Maybe they've just moved away a little bit?
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 7th June 2020, 13:28
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By MJB
Michael Palin is a very nice guy, but his parrot...

Michael Palin is a very nice guy, but his parrot knowledge is questionable, so avoid him...:eek!:

You can download a copy of the paper...
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