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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th April 2017, 02:03
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Laurie Knight
And if you want to be taxonomically more precise,...

And if you want to be taxonomically more precise, the flycatcher is M. a. melvillensis
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th April 2017, 01:57
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Laurie Knight
Salvin's Albatross? - Bass Strait, Tasmania

G'day

I photographed this bird early in January. I think this is an adult bird and that the darker face makes it a Salvins ...

Regards, Laurie
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th April 2017, 01:33
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Laurie Knight
Resting Thalassarche type Albatross - Bass Strait, Tasmania

G'day
I photographed this chap close to the Tasmanian coastline in January this year. It was sitting on the water, so I don't have an underwing shot. I'm mystified by the yellow spot back from the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th April 2017, 01:24
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Laurie Knight
Shy or Salvins Albatross - Bass Strait, Tasmania

G'day
I photographed this Thalassarche type Albatross in December. I believe the underwing pattern indicates it is either a shy or salvins.
Regards, Laurie.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th April 2017, 00:40
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Laurie Knight
OK, thanks John Regards, Laurie.

OK, thanks John

Regards, Laurie.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd April 2017, 08:10
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Laurie Knight
A Charadrius plover in Brisbane - Vagrant or aberrant plumage?

G'day

I've attached a few pix of Charadrius type plover located in Brisbane yesterday that has interested the local birders.

The local species is the Red-capped Plover, and it is possible that this...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd July 2016, 08:11
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Laurie Knight
Immature Crimson Chat? Northern Territory

G'day,

I came across this chap at Newhaven (off the Tanami Rd in Central Australia). I originally thought it was a hornbill/geregone, but now believe it is an immature Crimson Chat.

Regards,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st July 2016, 06:50
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Laurie Knight
Definitely bar-tails - you can see the barring on...

Definitely bar-tails - you can see the barring on some of them.

A proportion of them overwinter here. Some may be younger birds that aren't breeding this year ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th July 2016, 07:12
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Laurie Knight
Yes, the white rump suggests a Swamp Harrier. ...

Yes, the white rump suggests a Swamp Harrier. How was it behaving? Harriers have a characteristic cruising pattern ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th July 2016, 07:03
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By Laurie Knight
Little or Torresian Crow? (Australia)

G'day

I came across this corvid at the Devil's Marbles (NT) last week. At the time I thought it was an immature Little Crow (it looked slimmer and smaller than the average Torresian) but its bill...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th January 2016, 07:20
Replies: 2
Views: 2,966
Posted By Laurie Knight
Thanks Larry. At the time I thought the bird was...

Thanks Larry. At the time I thought the bird was smaller than a whistler and the white underparts are not consistent with the plumage of a female Rufous Whistler (which is typically buff to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th January 2016, 10:39
Replies: 2
Views: 2,966
Posted By Laurie Knight
A nesting woodland bird, Stanthorpe (Queensland, Australia)

G'day

I was out with my camera (but not my bins) this morning on a property near the NSW border. I came across a chest high nest with a pair of freshly hatched chicks. I moved away and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 5th December 2015, 05:45
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By Laurie Knight
Swiftlets at the Penang Port

G'day

I photographed these chaps while a ship berthed at Penang in October. Not sure if they are all the same species, but the jizz of a couple seems to be a bit different to the Black-Nest types...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 5th December 2015, 05:09
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By Laurie Knight
G'day Rob Thanks and sorry for the delay in...

G'day Rob

Thanks and sorry for the delay in replying - I photographed the bird at the end of October.

Regards, Laurie
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 5th December 2015, 05:06
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Laurie Knight
A scurvy looking Myna, Penang

G'day

I photographed this chap in Penang in October. Is it a mangy Common Myna, or is it a different species?

Regards, Laurie.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th November 2015, 10:26
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By Laurie Knight
A bit of an odd shearwater, Western Australia

G’day Chaps,

I photographed this bird at 20 32 S, 113 37 E (in the Indian Ocean roughly off NW Cape). These photos were taken over a 15 second period.

To me it doesn’t match any of the classic...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th November 2015, 07:54
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By Laurie Knight
Shearwater, Indian Ocean NW Australia

G'day

I photographed this chap a couple of weeks ago. It is likely a dark morph Wedge-tailed Shearwater, but it looks a bit odd. It isn't a Bulwer's Petrel. Are there any other dark suspects in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th November 2015, 06:45
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Laurie Knight
White-bellied Munia? Lombok, Indonesia

G'day

I photographed this chap in a hotel garden. Is it a WBM?

Regards, Laurie.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th November 2015, 06:06
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Laurie Knight
Hmmm, looks like a conflict of common names. In...

Hmmm, looks like a conflict of common names.

In Australia the "Black-shouldered Kite" is Elanus axillaris. I believe this bird is Elanus caeruleus (a species that doesn't occur in Australia). ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th November 2015, 05:59
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Laurie Knight
Glossy Swiftlet? Lombok, Indonesia

G'day

The swiftlet pix improved once I got away from the Indonesian smoke plume. Is this chap a Glossy?

Regards, Laurie.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th November 2015, 04:17
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Laurie Knight
Black-winged Kite, KL, Malaysia

G'day

Am I correct in identifying this chap as a Black-winged Kite?

Regards, Laurie
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th November 2015, 00:01
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By Laurie Knight
Pygmy Woodpecker, KL, Malaysia

G'day,

This chap was in the port carpark. Is it a Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker?

Regards, Laurie.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th November 2015, 23:53
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By Laurie Knight
Grey morph Striated Heron? KL, Malaysia

G'day

Is this a grey or dark morph bird?

Regards, Laurie.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th November 2015, 23:43
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Laurie Knight
Grey Heron, KL, Malaysia

Is this an adult or immature Grey Heron?

Regards, Laurie.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th November 2015, 23:32
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Laurie Knight
Swiftlets, Penang, Malaysia

G'day

Another group of swiftlets circling in the smoke.

Regards, Laurie.
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