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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 01:01
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By johnallcock
I agree with Falcated Ducks. Besides the plumage,...

I agree with Falcated Ducks. Besides the plumage, note that the bill is too long and slender, and all-dark, unlike on either wigeon species.
It looks like there are a couple of eclipse males in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 4th September 2018, 02:54
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By johnallcock
Juvenile Long-tailed Shrikes have brown tones in...

Juvenile Long-tailed Shrikes have brown tones in the plumage (at least, the subspecies in SE China does). The first bird is a juvenile, and most of the other photos also have some retained juvenile...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th August 2018, 13:12
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By johnallcock
1. I'm finding this one a bit tricky. I get an...

1. I'm finding this one a bit tricky. I get an impression of a small (possibly young) Great Egret but not entirely sure.
2. Not sure.
3. Agree with Bar-tailed Godwit and Greenshanks.
4. The white...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 06:22
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By johnallcock
I would have said that the bird on the right...

I would have said that the bird on the right (photos 1 and 2) and left (photos 3 & 4) is most likely a Pintail Snipe, as it appears from the tail structure that it has many narrow outer tail...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th August 2018, 05:55
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By johnallcock
I've ever sen one, but I'd agree with Malaysian...

I've ever sen one, but I'd agree with Malaysian on this bird. As well as the upperpart pattern, the head pattern and structure also fit. The main confusion would be White-faced I think, but the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th August 2018, 06:05
Replies: 50
Views: 1,353
Posted By johnallcock
No need to apologise, you are entitled to an...

No need to apologise, you are entitled to an opinion. Following your suggestion I have taken another look at the photo, and still consider that (in my personal opinion) it looks like a Common...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th August 2018, 14:00
Replies: 50
Views: 1,353
Posted By johnallcock
Another vote for Common Sandpiper from me. The...

Another vote for Common Sandpiper from me. The breast pattern looks wrong for Green, with the dark extending forward from the sides of the wing and the centre of the breast pale - Green should be cut...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th August 2018, 13:45
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By johnallcock
The original recording sounds like a Hwamei to...

The original recording sounds like a Hwamei to me, it seems a bit too high and unstructured for the Leiothrix. I don't know whether there are similar-sounding birds on Hawai'i that also need...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th August 2018, 23:49
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By johnallcock
Possibly schaeferi, which is slightly...

Possibly schaeferi, which is slightly larger-billed than other subspecies.

I think this is a species pair that gets easier with familiarity, once you start to learn the 'jizz'. Even though I look at...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th August 2018, 14:22
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By johnallcock
These look like Lesser to me. Especially on the...

These look like Lesser to me. Especially on the second bird, which is partly in breeding plumage and shows the black forehead and broad breast-band of 'atrifrons-group' LSP. Both this and the first...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd July 2018, 02:51
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By johnallcock
I agree it's a tailorbird, but the whitish vent...

I agree it's a tailorbird, but the whitish vent and the extent of rufous on the crown look more like Common Tailorbird to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 19th July 2018, 01:53
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By johnallcock
Perhaps a worn individual with the iridescent...

Perhaps a worn individual with the iridescent parts of the feather having worn off. On the photo it looks like there is a little iridescence around the leading edge of the wing, but most would not be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th July 2018, 05:01
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By johnallcock
For me, this photo is typical of an adult male...

For me, this photo is typical of an adult male Brown-throated Sunbird.
Could you clarify what it is that makes you think it is unusual, or could be a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th July 2018, 00:07
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By johnallcock
I'm another that's been watching the thread but...

I'm another that's been watching the thread but cautious to comment because I have no experience.
Just to play Devil's advocate, I would have expected Rock Sandpiper to show more of a black belly...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th July 2018, 08:46
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By johnallcock
For me, the head pattern and structure are not...

For me, the head pattern and structure are not right for Yellow-bellied. I would have said Plain Prinia on this.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th July 2018, 09:52
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By johnallcock
I agree with this being a juvenile leucopsis. The...

I agree with this being a juvenile leucopsis. The yellow wash to the head is typical on a juvenile, and they usually also show slightly darker ear coverts, as on this bird. This combination can...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th July 2018, 14:42
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By johnallcock
Dusky Warbler

Dusky Warbler
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th July 2018, 16:00
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By johnallcock
Sounds like a Yellow-bellied Prinia.

Sounds like a Yellow-bellied Prinia.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th July 2018, 11:17
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By johnallcock
On my screen, the bird doesn't look particularly...

On my screen, the bird doesn't look particularly brown. The wings and tail are quite worn and faded, making them look browner-toned than other parts of the body, which suggests that this is a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th July 2018, 05:04
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By johnallcock
That's a male Grey Bushchat. Male Mugimaki does...

That's a male Grey Bushchat. Male Mugimaki does retain the orange throat in winter.




As Grahame mentioned, this seems to be a second calendar year male (ie hatched during 2017). For me the orange...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th July 2018, 08:21
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By johnallcock
I think Red-breasted would be surprising in...

I think Red-breasted would be surprising in Liaoning in May, and Taiga would be much more likely.
But, as Grahame has pointed out, this bird is a Mugimaki.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th July 2018, 00:07
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By johnallcock
Yes, that's a Great Egret. The Asian birds do...

Yes, that's a Great Egret.
The Asian birds do get a black bill when breeding, it's one of the reasons that a split has been proposed.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd July 2018, 10:13
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By johnallcock
Juvenile Oriental Magpie Robin (note the white...

Juvenile Oriental Magpie Robin (note the white stripe in the wing and white outer tail feathers).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th June 2018, 00:26
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By johnallcock
I don't agree. The head/bill profile and pale...

I don't agree. The head/bill profile and pale underwing coverts do not fit for Brahminy Kite. As Grahame pointed out it's an immature White-bellied Sea Eagle.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th June 2018, 02:04
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By johnallcock
Agree with Andy.

Agree with Andy.
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