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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th June 2018, 15:51
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By James Lowther
bird 1 = spotted harrier? no idea with the...

bird 1 = spotted harrier?

no idea with the rest,

James
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 13th June 2018, 14:16
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By James Lowther
yes i recommend walking the length of the river,...

yes i recommend walking the length of the river, if you are travelling by public transport you will be starting right by the river mouth. They are present all year round and normally straightforward...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 13th June 2018, 13:49
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By James Lowther
no idea about wilts and east somerset sorry. In...

no idea about wilts and east somerset sorry.

In lyme regis dippers can be seen anywhere from the mouth of the river 50.724794, -2.932834
right up to the border with devon approx. 50.734420,...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 13th June 2018, 13:27
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By James Lowther
Hi, I'm not sure where you got that info from,...

Hi,
I'm not sure where you got that info from, but i don't believe Dippers have been seen on the River Wey for many years now. Certainly i've never seen them here.
best site in Dorset is the River...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th June 2018, 10:56
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By James Lowther
pretty much out of range for mekong wagtail i'd...

pretty much out of range for mekong wagtail i'd have thought?
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th June 2018, 08:38
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By James Lowther
1. should be Kloss's (white undertail) 4. is not...

1. should be Kloss's (white undertail)
4. is not Asian Brown i don't think due to white wing markings. Looks a bit like Mugimaki to me.

James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 28th May 2018, 16:23
Replies: 69
Views: 14,130
Posted By James Lowther
Treatment of races in north east China seems a...

Treatment of races in north east China seems a bit inconsistent. But birds in Beijing should be sericea s.s. I guess?
James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 27th May 2018, 09:01
Replies: 87
Views: 8,168
Posted By James Lowther
Rock dove is on category C (in addition to...

Rock dove is on category C (in addition to category A) of the British list ergo feral pigeons are tickable as far as i’m concerned. Not the most exciting and nicer to see wild type birds in natural...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 25th May 2018, 06:53
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By James Lowther
Ok thanks John and Andy, Leucopsis it is...

Ok thanks John and Andy,
Leucopsis it is then
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th May 2018, 21:26
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By James Lowther
Thanks Robson shows all plumages of leucopsis...

Thanks
Robson shows all plumages of leucopsis with white ear coverts though?
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th May 2018, 18:54
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By James Lowther
Wagtail, Cambodia

Be interested to hear opinions on the identification of this wagtail (including sub specific ID if relevant).
Photo taken (not by me) on 14th March in Cambodia.
I have my theory but prefer to hold...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 24th May 2018, 09:14
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By James Lowther
Moltoni's (note spelling ;) ) has a very...

Moltoni's (note spelling ;) ) has a very different call.
Other than that i can't help sorry.

James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 16:42
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By James Lowther
definitely greenshank sp. lower legs are...

definitely greenshank sp. lower legs are submerged otherwise that bird would have some impressively short tarsi!

James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 11th May 2018, 16:01
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By James Lowther
Western Marsh Harrier in case there is any...

Western Marsh Harrier in case there is any doubt
James
Forum: Vietnam Saturday 5th May 2018, 06:54
Replies: 29
Views: 919
Posted By James Lowther
Recently returned from Vietnam I can...

Recently returned from Vietnam I can unfortunately confirm that the National Park access road beyond the park gate and the various trails that start from the end of the road (including the contour...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd March 2018, 12:35
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By James Lowther
Was in Luang Prabang two weeks ago and saw...

Was in Luang Prabang two weeks ago and saw white-crested laughingthrush, sulphur-breasted warbler, Asian barred owlet, Japanese and chestnut-sided white eye, scarlet-backed flowerpecker,...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 3rd March 2018, 16:58
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By James Lowther
Interesting thanks James

Interesting thanks
James
Forum: Switzerland Tuesday 27th February 2018, 16:01
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By James Lowther
thanks for the advice again Florian, I think i...

thanks for the advice again Florian,
I think i will head up into the mountains with some hope but no expectations of my targets, and hopefully will at least see some good butterflies...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th February 2018, 21:11
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By James Lowther
Looks like grey plover to me... But not at all...

Looks like grey plover to me...
But not at all sure..

James
Forum: Switzerland Monday 26th February 2018, 21:02
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By James Lowther
Lausanne/Geneva in june

Hello all,
I may have a couple of days in western Switzerland in late June this year. I wonder if anyone has any good spots accessible by public transport in the general area. Sites for Pygmy owl,...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 24th February 2018, 17:33
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By James Lowther
Hi, Nice report. I think Indian pond heron rare...

Hi,
Nice report.
I think Indian pond heron rare in Vietnam though
James
Forum: Vietnam Saturday 24th February 2018, 09:44
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By James Lowther
I believe large mammals are supposedly recovering...

I believe large mammals are supposedly recovering if anything in cat tien (is that right?)
So shortage of leeches more likely linked to climatic changes?

I feel a bit like kent brockman extolling...
Forum: Vietnam Friday 23rd February 2018, 20:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By James Lowther
thanks Vincent James

thanks Vincent

James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 20th February 2018, 07:46
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By James Lowther
The point is there is no need to restore...

The point is there is no need to restore monophyly. Unless there’s evidence nearctic and palearctic crossbills are behaving as different species they stay lumped.

James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 19th February 2018, 15:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By James Lowther
are paraphyletic *species* disallowed under...

are paraphyletic *species* disallowed under whichever species concept the Swedish TSC uses?

If not then no problem with the current arrangement.

James
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