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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 22:03
Replies: 24
Views: 4,588
Posted By Nutcracker
Presumably that's why they call it 'cryptic...

Presumably that's why they call it 'cryptic diversity' - they're different genetically, but can't be distinguished visually. Song / calls, or some other behavioural clues, perhaps?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 22:00
Replies: 70
Views: 5,065
Posted By Nutcracker
But they're not related to Pheucticus ;)

But they're not related to Pheucticus ;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 21:57
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By Nutcracker
Collared...

Collared Dove
https://www.google.com/maps/@55.1866056,-1.5066967,3a,21.1y,164.22h,114t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s03MiwsdXQMTnOR5HHcMolQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 21:16
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By Nutcracker
Google Street View birding

While we're in lockdown, how about seeing how many birds can be found on Google Street View :t:

Rules: the bird must be captured incidentally by a street view camera, not by any other camera...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 21:03
Replies: 70
Views: 5,065
Posted By Nutcracker
They are a taxonomic unit, but not a complete...

They are a taxonomic unit, but not a complete one: calling them 'Scrub-jay' but not calling other Aphelocoma species 'Scrub-jay' as well, suggests that e.g. Mexican 'Non-scrub' Jay and Unicolored...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:47
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By Nutcracker
Pics 3 & 4 are all Whoopers, yes.

Pics 3 & 4 are all Whoopers, yes.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:46
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, that's the one. Worth adding, pic 2 is...

Yep, that's the one.


Worth adding, pic 2 is just a crop of pic 1.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 09:43
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree 5 Whoopers and a Bewick's [Tundra] Swan :t:

Agree 5 Whoopers and a Bewick's [Tundra] Swan :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th March 2020, 19:25
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Nutcracker
Lesser Brown Blobbird for me 3:-)

Lesser Brown Blobbird for me 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th March 2020, 19:23
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Nutcracker
I wondered about Sarnie but got the impression of...

I wondered about Sarnie but got the impression of a reddish bill too :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th March 2020, 10:24
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree Sterna hirundo :t:

Agree Sterna hirundo :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th March 2020, 10:23
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree with Alauda arvensis :t:

Agree with Alauda arvensis :t:
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 27th March 2020, 10:15
Replies: 168
Views: 3,857
Posted By Nutcracker
I'd really rather not return to (or come to,...

I'd really rather not return to (or come to, since I've not met it yet) that virus if I can possibly avoid it :king:
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 26th March 2020, 20:16
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes; lots of other sites do that :t:

Yes; lots of other sites do that :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th March 2020, 20:13
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Nutcracker
If you do, you risk getting a woodpecker showing...

If you do, you risk getting a woodpecker showing what damage a real bill can do! That plate is there to stop nest raids by woodpeckers :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th March 2020, 00:59
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, adult [Great] Cormorant; the white thigh...

Yep, adult [Great] Cormorant; the white thigh patch is only there in adult summer plumage.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 25th March 2020, 23:07
Replies: 24
Views: 4,588
Posted By Nutcracker
If anybody could send me a copy of this paper, I...

If anybody could send me a copy of this paper, I would be much obliged.[/quote]
At sci-hub here: https://sci-hub.tw/10.1111/zsc.12274

If you can't download it from there, Private message me your...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 23:03
Replies: 801
Views: 32,450
Posted By Nutcracker
The 'delete' button remains viable for about a...

The 'delete' button remains viable for about a day or so; after that, it dies. So somewhat less persistent than Coronavirus can be on surfaces :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th March 2020, 22:54
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree - the Mallard parent could have been...

Agree - the Mallard parent could have been something like the 4th pic down here: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/domducks.htm
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th March 2020, 22:49
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Nutcracker
Excellent, thanks! Happy with YLG :t:

Excellent, thanks! Happy with YLG :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th March 2020, 21:38
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Nutcracker
Gull, Mallorca, from wiki commons

This one has been bugging me for ages - is it identifiable?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Despegando_(4975368092).jpg

Thanks!
Forum: Threatened Birds Of The world Wednesday 25th March 2020, 21:36
Replies: 39
Views: 44,982
Posted By Nutcracker
It'll also depend on local attitudes in the past...

It'll also depend on local attitudes in the past - if the birds were harassed or persecuted in any way, even by just one or two individuals, it could take them a long time (even generations?) to...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 25th March 2020, 16:38
Replies: 31
Views: 7,123
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks! No, there's no mention of Lamsdell in the...

Thanks! No, there's no mention of Lamsdell in the preview. I'll check again if/when the whole article becomes accessible on sci-hub.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 25th March 2020, 16:32
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Nutcracker
For some; but not for birds of prey - the...

For some; but not for birds of prey - the criminals involved in raptor killing don't have any scruples about the law, whether raptor protection law or coronavirus restriction law, so will take...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 25th March 2020, 16:24
Replies: 31
Views: 7,123
Posted By Nutcracker
Couldn't see it in the refs on a casual glance;...

Couldn't see it in the refs on a casual glance; what's the author & title of these observations?


The Schweizer paper isn't available on sci-hub yet, but worth trying again in a few days.
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