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Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 16th February 2019, 15:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283666966...

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283666966_Reprising_the_taxonomy_of_Cyprus_Scops_Owl_Otus_scops_cyprius_a_neglected_island_endemic

Grahame
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 16th February 2019, 14:58
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
By IOC Andy...

By IOC Andy https://www.worldbirdnames.org/bow/owls/

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th February 2019, 07:13
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
1,2, 5 & 6. Paddyfield Pipits 3 & 4 Water...

1,2, 5 & 6. Paddyfield Pipits
3 & 4 Water Pipits

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th February 2019, 18:18
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
1. Pallas's Fish Eagle 2. Common Hawk Cuckoo 3....

1. Pallas's Fish Eagle
2. Common Hawk Cuckoo
3. Taiga (Red-throated) Flycatcher
4. Drake Ferruginous Duck (centre) with Lesser Whistling-ducks
5. 1st-w male Snowy-browed Flycatcher

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th February 2019, 15:15
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Mike I am fairly certain you are dealing with two...

Mike I am fairly certain you are dealing with two individuals, assuming the moult strategy and timing is similar to CRB where, post-juvenile moult takes place Jul-Sep (early Oct) which includes a...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 2nd February 2019, 12:21
Replies: 118
Views: 8,516
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Mark the rate of 10-12% 'paradoxus' refers to...

Mark the rate of 10-12% 'paradoxus' refers to western populations. It doesn't necessarily follow that these rates apply to Eastern Black...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd February 2019, 07:31
Replies: 52
Views: 2,067
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Don't know why I have to repeat this since...

Don't know why I have to repeat this since Killian has already made the point, but the wing point is 2=3=4 which rules out any phylloscopus let alone WW. WW has a wing point 3 (4 slightly shorter)...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st February 2019, 19:26
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
1. Grey-backed Shrike 2. Dusky Warbler 3. Scarlet...

1. Grey-backed Shrike
2. Dusky Warbler
3. Scarlet Minivet
4. Grey-backed Shrike
5 Small Niltava

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st January 2019, 17:47
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
I have followed the discussion for a while and...

I have followed the discussion for a while and having seen the latest images I am still struggling to see why its not Tickell's on structure, in particular the short tail, which seems too short for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st January 2019, 15:26
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
If only it were so simple, even Arctic can be...

If only it were so simple, even Arctic can be very bright in fresh plumage https://www.shanghaibirding.com/2017/07/01/kamchatka2/ and here is one of three JLW's trapped on Koh Man Nai in Apr 2018 for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st January 2019, 13:26
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
With respect MacNara you are quoting an...

With respect MacNara you are quoting an out-of-date reference and I pointed this obvious error out to you in an earlier PM; JLW is (on average) the larger and with a broader-based bill and further,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st January 2019, 12:43
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
I am not disagreeing with the main thread of your...

I am not disagreeing with the main thread of your argument but I should make the point, that in fresh plumage at least, Japanese Leaf should be diagnosable in the hand to an experienced observer. I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st January 2019, 11:31
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
[QUOTE=MacNara;3813043]Eastern Crowned? I meant...

[QUOTE=MacNara;3813043]Eastern Crowned? I meant that Kamchatka was the commonest of the three birds split from the (old) Arctic Warbler. (Although, in fact, I imagine Kamchatka is the commonest of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st January 2019, 05:59
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Agree its one or other of the Arctic complex but...

Agree its one or other of the Arctic complex but beyond that it's not identifiable to species in the absence of a sound file. Higher quality images might provide some clues.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th January 2019, 11:09
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Willow Warbler. Grahame

Willow Warbler.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th January 2019, 14:22
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
1. Asian Koel 2. Yellow-eyed Babbler 3....

1. Asian Koel
2. Yellow-eyed Babbler
3. Black-crowned Night Heron
4. Pied Bushchat (female)
5. Yellow-crowned Woodpecker

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th January 2019, 14:04
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Winter plumage male. Grahame

Winter plumage male.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th January 2019, 14:43
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Agreed. Great Reed is an extremely rare vagrant...

Agreed.

Great Reed is an extremely rare vagrant to the region, I can only find 3 confirmed records; N.Balochistan (Oct 1914), Ladakh (Aug 1977) & W.Bengal (May 1990). A winter occurrence would seem...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 13:09
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Mike, re your Blunt-winged Warbler, there are...

Mike, re your Blunt-winged Warbler, there are only 3 recordings (1 call) on xeno-canto so I'd suggest uploading it there.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 06:00
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
And another good resource from Ayuwat's excellent...

And another good resource from Ayuwat's excellent blog https://ayuwat.wordpress.com

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 05:24
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Just a silly typo Mike, I meant to say the FORMER...

Just a silly typo Mike, I meant to say the FORMER (Manchurian) which it clearly is on seeing the additional image posted!

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st January 2019, 13:41
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
I should have thought combination of very short...

I should have thought combination of very short TF1 (see 1st & 3rd images) + rather long bill lacking dark tip eliminate Paddyfield which, leaves Manchurian or Blunt-winged. Based solely on face/head...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st January 2019, 12:13
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
images Mike? Grahame

images Mike?

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st January 2019, 06:16
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
3 is a Baya Weaver Ajayr-Streaked Weaver has more...

3 is a Baya Weaver Ajayr-Streaked Weaver has more heavily streaked (darker) upperparts.

Agree with the rest.

Grahame
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th January 2019, 11:24
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Grahame Walbridge
Agreed. In answer to McNara's query I was...

Agreed.

In answer to McNara's query I was merely stating females were inseparable on current knowledge which I later qualified in relation to the OP as being 'overwhelmingly likely' a Blue-and...
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