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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:42
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Nutcracker
Most likely some sort of domesticated breed of...

Most likely some sort of domesticated breed of Mallard. See if you can get some pics!
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 20:27
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Nutcracker
Eurasian Curlew recruitment rates are well below...

Eurasian Curlew recruitment rates are well below what is needed to maintain populations - very few breed successfully in either intensive agriculture (broods killed by farm machinery), or on grouse...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 19:42
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, Barwit; with Dunlins in the foreground.

Yes, Barwit; with Dunlins in the foreground.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 19:41
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Hippolais polyglotta :t:

Ditto to Hippolais polyglotta :t:
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 08:28
Replies: 55
Views: 14,066
Posted By Nutcracker
About on the border between those two, from this...

About on the border between those two, from this map:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phasianus_colchicus_distribution.png
AFAIK, pretty similar to torquatus though.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 18th September 2020, 21:48
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By Nutcracker
As ever, one rule for the rich, another for the...

As ever, one rule for the rich, another for the poor - except this time with more fatal consequences :storm:

I wonder just how many people have died directly as a result of people taking their cues...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th September 2020, 21:37
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Nutcracker
Pom Skuas are heavier, so more affected by...

Pom Skuas are heavier, so more affected by gravity 8-P


One of those ones where one [thinks one] knows it's a Pom, but explaining why is another thing altogether! So yes, please do step in 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th September 2020, 21:33
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Nutcracker
I'm thinking winter plumage male too

I'm thinking winter plumage male too
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th September 2020, 19:27
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Nutcracker
#2, I'm thinking juvenile Green Heron? Doesn't...

#2, I'm thinking juvenile Green Heron? Doesn't look big-headed enough for Black-crowned Night Heron?


Edit: cross-posted with Howiewu
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th September 2020, 19:24
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Rock Pipit, presumably the Baltic...

Ditto to Rock Pipit, presumably the Baltic subspecies littoralis in Poland :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th September 2020, 19:21
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, though the proofreading pedant in me points...

Yep, though the proofreading pedant in me points out, just "Hermit Warbler", not "Hermit Warbler," - the species doesn't have a comma in its name :t:

Nice extra photos!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 18th September 2020, 18:01
Replies: 55
Views: 14,066
Posted By Nutcracker
And meanwhile of course, most of the feral stocks...

And meanwhile of course, most of the feral stocks in Europe are a mixture of hybrids between colchicus and torquatus ... 3:-)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 18th September 2020, 17:28
Replies: 55
Views: 14,066
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks :t:

Thanks :t:
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 18th September 2020, 16:50
Replies: 55
Views: 14,066
Posted By Nutcracker
Not available on sci-hub yet . . . :-C

Not available on sci-hub yet . . . :-C
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th September 2020, 16:31
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Nutcracker
Think it's just another Dunlin, a large...

Think it's just another Dunlin, a large individual (they're quite variable in size!); though mostly in 1st-winter plumage it still has a couple of juvenile plumage dark feathers on the flanks, which...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th September 2020, 16:21
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Nutcracker
Still a subspecies Motacilla alba leucopsis in...

Still a subspecies Motacilla alba leucopsis in IOC (and I think in all the main taxonomy authors) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th September 2020, 16:12
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Nutcracker
I've corrected 'Knee' to 'Ankle' :t: (edit: at...

I've corrected 'Knee' to 'Ankle' :t:


(edit: at least it should be, once the old cached copy is displaced!)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th September 2020, 15:50
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, a Caspian Tern :t: The skua looks good for...

Yes, a Caspian Tern :t:


The skua looks good for Pom for me too.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Friday 18th September 2020, 15:40
Replies: 694
Views: 65,389
Posted By Nutcracker
Sabine's Gull?

Sabine's Gull?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th September 2020, 21:30
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Nutcracker
Sharp-shins - look how slender ('sharp') those...

Sharp-shins - look how slender ('sharp') those legs are!
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 17th September 2020, 18:00
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Nutcracker
Is it not just as a major producer of guano?

Is it not just as a major producer of guano?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th September 2020, 17:59
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Tawny Pipit - any other pipit would be...

Ditto to Tawny Pipit - any other pipit would be more streaked below :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th September 2020, 17:57
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, Caspian - no other tern has such a massive...

Yes, Caspian - no other tern has such a massive bill; also the dark undersides of the primaries is characteristic :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th September 2020, 17:55
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to [Eurasian] Whimbrel :t:

Ditto to [Eurasian] Whimbrel :t:
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Thursday 17th September 2020, 17:52
Replies: 694
Views: 65,389
Posted By Nutcracker
Buff-breasted Sandpiper :t: (and no I didn't...

Buff-breasted Sandpiper :t:


(and no I didn't know there was one in South Wales today, it's just immediately recognisable!)
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