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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd September 2018, 17:48
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By BirdingRob
Thank you both for such prompt responses. Rob

Thank you both for such prompt responses.

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd September 2018, 17:03
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By BirdingRob
Actually that's my starting position but I didn't...

Actually that's my starting position but I didn't want to lead the discussion. I had one definite one 20 metres away two weeks ago.

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd September 2018, 16:47
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By BirdingRob
LBJ, Nouakchott, Mauritania

Seen today.

All help gratefully received as ever.


Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th August 2018, 22:14
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By BirdingRob
Thank you both, Many tens of black terns on their...

Thank you both, Many tens of black terns on their way south today in Nouakchott.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th August 2018, 15:03
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By BirdingRob
Which tern, Nouakchott, Mauritania

Seen today.

Which species (singular or plural) are these two terns please?

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 14:12
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By BirdingRob
I am reluctant to intervene with two titans of...

I am reluctant to intervene with two titans of birdforum slugging it out. But what about the hind claw? Is it not supposed to be long in an african pipit (it was even deemed cospecific with richards...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th August 2018, 06:34
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By BirdingRob
Seems house sparrows do....

Seems house sparrows do. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17216183

I have learned something from this thread

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th August 2018, 00:47
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By BirdingRob
It is well known that Spanish sparrow nest in...

It is well known that Spanish sparrow nest in colonies under stork nests. I am not sure I have ever heard or seen house sparrow doing this.

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th August 2018, 07:38
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By BirdingRob
Now Tib has mentioned it, I also think it is a...

Now Tib has mentioned it, I also think it is a female type striolated bunting. They are resident in the area.

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 2nd August 2018, 12:29
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By BirdingRob
Thank you both. Rob

Thank you both.

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 2nd August 2018, 05:44
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By BirdingRob
The wheatear is a red-tailed wheatear. Rob

The wheatear is a red-tailed wheatear.

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 2nd August 2018, 05:33
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By BirdingRob
Which sunbird? Kigali, Rwanda

Seen two weeks ago.

All help gratefully received.



Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th July 2018, 19:06
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By BirdingRob
Thanks everyone. Red-billed it is.

Thanks everyone. Red-billed it is.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th July 2018, 17:09
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By BirdingRob
Yellow bird, Kigali, Rwanda

I suppose its a weaver though the apparent forked tail took me elsewhere at first.

Looking forward to replies.

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th July 2018, 14:00
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By BirdingRob
Balck-bellied has an eye ring. Here is one of...

Balck-bellied has an eye ring. Here is one of many examples
http://www.avitoon.nl/en/exotic-birds/my-birds/black-bellied-firefinch/
Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th July 2018, 11:23
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By BirdingRob
Red-billed or black-bellied firefinch, Uganda

Seen in Entebbe today.

The eye ring isn't so yellow, the mandible appears pink below and darker-blacker above, there are no white spots on the flanks, the vent is dark entending on to the belly. It...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th July 2018, 18:45
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By BirdingRob
Sunbird, Entebbe, Uganda

Female type sunbird seen today in the botanical gardens.

All help gratefully received as ever.

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th July 2018, 18:08
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By BirdingRob
Thank you both. Saw a long crested eagle today...

Thank you both.

Saw a long crested eagle today which puts the puny crest on the harrier-hawk into perspective.

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th July 2018, 17:34
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By BirdingRob
Thank you. I didn't realise it could be found in...

Thank you. I didn't realise it could be found in Uganda. I thought it was only a west African species.

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th July 2018, 17:10
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By BirdingRob
Weaver, Entebbe, Uganda

I can't work out which weaver this is.

All help is welcomed.

Rob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th July 2018, 17:04
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By BirdingRob
Bird of prey, Entebbe, Uganda

Seen today. Doesn't seem to match (well) any of the illustations of crowned/crested eagles in the "Birds of Africa south of the sahara".

All help gratefully received as ever.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th May 2018, 19:39
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By BirdingRob
Aberrant reed warbler? Mauritania

Lots of passage still in Nouakchott today.

This was one of the warblers. I can only make it into a European reed warbler regrowing an almost white tail.

What is it please?

All help gratefully...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th April 2018, 23:33
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By BirdingRob
Black or common redstart, Mauritania

Seen at first light today.

Common redstart is a common passage bird in Nouakchott. Black redstart is a rare wintering one.

My camera doesn't cope well with poor light. As far as I can see, the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th April 2018, 21:05
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By BirdingRob
Western reef heron for me but this one is tough...

Western reef heron for me but this one is tough even though I get lots of practice down here. Yes, the curvature and thickness of the bill are important as is the general robustness of the overall...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 18th March 2018, 16:03
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By BirdingRob
I have been in Mauritania full time for over 18...

I have been in Mauritania full time for over 18 months now and I still find the separation difficult between "Pallid heron" and grey heron. I have been to Banc d'Arguin where they breed and have...
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