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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd March 2020, 20:43
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By sicklebill
Agree with Golden-bellied Gerygone, aka Flyeater

Agree with Golden-bellied Gerygone, aka Flyeater
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd March 2020, 21:02
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By sicklebill
Another for lucionensis Brown Shrike, look at the...

Another for lucionensis Brown Shrike, look at the orangey feathering showing along the upper flanks, and this taxon has a very grey crown which fit nicely.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd March 2020, 20:59
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By sicklebill
Yep, fair enough, Agree with Brown Honeyeater, a...

Yep, fair enough, Agree with Brown Honeyeater, a good learning exercise and as you say juvs. can be problematic, I got misled by the blackish around the eye and was too hasty.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th March 2020, 21:58
Replies: 415
Views: 16,665
Posted By sicklebill
We have a 2-acre fenced area around the house and...

We have a 2-acre fenced area around the house and sheds before the mid-altitude rainforest reserve of 120 acres, located at Topaz near Malanda on the Atherton Tablelands of Far North Queensland. We...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th March 2020, 23:11
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By sicklebill
Yep, Singing H.

Yep, Singing H.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th March 2020, 19:47
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By sicklebill
Australian Reed Warbler, habitat right,...

Australian Reed Warbler, habitat right, colouration right, lack of streaks eliminates Little Grassbird, and the tail may simply be worn or wet
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th March 2020, 03:17
Replies: 23
Views: 671
Posted By sicklebill
Shape wrong for Square-tailed Kite, but a dark...

Shape wrong for Square-tailed Kite, but a dark Little Eagle matches nicely
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd March 2020, 21:06
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By sicklebill
Agreed. Your house sounds most intriguing.....

Agreed. Your house sounds most intriguing.....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 27th February 2020, 06:45
Replies: 56
Views: 2,100
Posted By sicklebill
White's or Scaly Thrush Taiwan

Our local guide thought this was the endemic race of Scaly Thrush, but I need to be persuaded it's not a White's Thrush. Dasyueshan, Taiwan at 2100m, Feb 2020.
Tough to separate these but if anyone...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd February 2020, 20:36
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By sicklebill
Carrion by the head shape

Carrion by the head shape
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 21st February 2020, 20:57
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By sicklebill
Great to see Faansie Peacock as the artist, the...

Great to see Faansie Peacock as the artist, the plates should be fantastic, but I suspect November publication is optimistic. Curious as to what they will do with taxonomy, sure hope they split out...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th February 2020, 09:17
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By sicklebill
Which doesn't occur here anyway, and this beast...

Which doesn't occur here anyway, and this beast has the typical rufous hind neck of Denham's.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 14th February 2020, 23:32
Replies: 247
Views: 18,436
Posted By sicklebill
Thanks Niels, a great shame this merger happened,...

Thanks Niels, a great shame this merger happened, I will miss using My Birding and used to enjoy contributing to IBC, I guess we have to wait and see how it goes
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 13th February 2020, 20:05
Replies: 247
Views: 18,436
Posted By sicklebill
Hmm, so presumably those of us with subscriptions...

Hmm, so presumably those of us with subscriptions to HBW Alive will still be able to access until the sub runs out? I'm also very unclear on what is going to happen to the IBC, does it get lumped...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th February 2020, 19:55
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By sicklebill
The shape looks better for Whistling Kite, and...

The shape looks better for Whistling Kite, and the pale wing panels fit that species well
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 11th February 2020, 21:26
Replies: 49
Views: 13,965
Posted By sicklebill
Could you send me one too please? I disagreed...

Could you send me one too please? I disagreed with the Irestedt revisions of the type and opted to retain the traditional treatment of same in my Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds, a good decision in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th February 2020, 11:27
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By sicklebill
Appears to have a split supercilium and greeny...

Appears to have a split supercilium and greeny legs, which indicate Broad-billed Sand, but bill not very clear, seems very odd for Little Stint
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 31st January 2020, 10:33
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By sicklebill
Looks like Black-headed Gull to me, and...

Looks like Black-headed Gull to me, and Black-naped Tern
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th January 2020, 07:38
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By sicklebill
They get some weird variation in Common Cranes...

They get some weird variation in Common Cranes with the Hooded Cranes at Arasaki, some are meant to be hybrids, others I wonder about the range of variation in these eastern birds, such as the pale...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 23rd January 2020, 11:19
Replies: 40
Views: 3,025
Posted By sicklebill
Just realised I got 7 armchair ticks this time, I...

Just realised I got 7 armchair ticks this time, I had not followed up Swinhoe's, Himalayan and Deignan's Prinias, plus Eastern Black-eared Wheatear, Maghreb Wood Owl, Cryptic Honeyeater and Hudsonian...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 21st January 2020, 08:23
Replies: 89
Views: 27,057
Posted By sicklebill
So much for aligning the various taxonomies, I...

So much for aligning the various taxonomies, I though Imitatress Honeyeater was a ludicrous choice, but there we are....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 12th January 2020, 21:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,219
Posted By sicklebill
Terry Stevenson tells me the second edition is...

Terry Stevenson tells me the second edition is due out in October, but don't hold your breath as these schedules are notoriously elastic; I don't have a link to anything summarising changes
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 12th January 2020, 21:41
Replies: 127
Views: 35,600
Posted By sicklebill
West African Crested Tern is cumbersome but...

West African Crested Tern is cumbersome but accurate, as it's closer to Lesser Crested than it is to Royal, so West African Royal would not be right
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th January 2020, 21:23
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By sicklebill
Looks good for Swamp Harrier

Looks good for Swamp Harrier
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th January 2020, 19:51
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By sicklebill
Would that not be Yellow-billed Kite occurring...

Would that not be Yellow-billed Kite occurring there?
Regarding eBird accuracy, I was dismayed to find that eBird Cassowary House list for N Queensland was a ludicrous 213 species, whereas Black...
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