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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 23:06
Replies: 37
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Posted By Nutcracker
A query arising out of side discussion in this...

A query arising out of side discussion in this thread (https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=395662) - what is the type locality and precise [subspecific] identity of Linnaeus's Phalacrocorax...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:47
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to 1st winter [Greater] Whitefront

Ditto to 1st winter [Greater] Whitefront
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:43
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By Nutcracker
All the Starlings breeding on Corsica are...

All the Starlings breeding on Corsica are Spotless, though they do get Common wintering as well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:36
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Nutcracker
What about Sweden? Could be playing with fire...

What about Sweden? Could be playing with fire here, if it turns out that the birds Linnaeus described actually fit into what is currently called 'sinensis' :eek!:

Linnaeus certainly described then...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:23
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Reed Bunting :t:

Ditto to Reed Bunting :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 17:51
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree with E. cirlus :t:

Agree with E. cirlus :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 12:38
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Nutcracker
A Mallard with a white domesticated duck...

A Mallard with a white domesticated duck somewhere in its ancestry :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 12:30
Replies: 140
Views: 5,572
Posted By Nutcracker
It's getting well into Pallid season now - was...

It's getting well into Pallid season now - was yours swift (sp.), or definite Common?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 11:56
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Nutcracker
As an aside, if central European and Chinese...

As an aside, if central European and Chinese Great Cormorants are found to differ (no evidence that I know of currently), the European ones would become Phalacrocorax carbo subcormoranus (Brehm,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 11:47
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks like it to me; a fairly pale individual...

Looks like it to me; a fairly pale individual (but not as pale as some can be) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 10:24
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Nutcracker
P. c. carbo most certainly occurs in NW Europe;...

P. c. carbo most certainly occurs in NW Europe; that is where Linnaeus described it from (https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727038). The great majority of cormorants in Britain away from the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 09:50
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Nutcracker
American Herring Gull; I'd go with a 1st year...

American Herring Gull; I'd go with a 1st year though.

The smaller adult gulls are Ring-billed Gulls.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 09:38
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By Nutcracker
That'll be a video, which can't be posted here;...

That'll be a video, which can't be posted here; save a copy as an mp3 audio file, and you can post that :t:

Alternatively, post the video on Birdforum's TV section (I've never tried this myself, but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th October 2020, 19:56
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Nutcracker
Not enough detail visible in the pic to tell...

Not enough detail visible in the pic to tell :king:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th October 2020, 19:53
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By Nutcracker
I'd agree with C. livia - paler underwing than C....

I'd agree with C. livia - paler underwing than C. oenas. Here's the 1st pic brightened a bit.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th October 2020, 19:17
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Nutcracker
RNG in North America don't have 'downward...

RNG in North America don't have 'downward pressure' from any larger grebe, like European ones do from Great Crested Grebes (and minimal range overlap with Western Grebe). So evolution has given them...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th October 2020, 19:12
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Red-eyed Viro :t:

Ditto to Red-eyed Viro :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th October 2020, 19:09
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Nutcracker
Domesticated goose - fat rear end, fat hanging...

Domesticated goose - fat rear end, fat hanging down from the chin.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th October 2020, 17:59
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Nutcracker
The big, heavy, loon-like bill is a difference...

The big, heavy, loon-like bill is a difference from the European subspecies of Red-necked Grebe - ours have a smaller, somewhat slenderer bill. Don't know about relative amounts of yellow though. :t:
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 16th October 2020, 23:16
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Nutcracker
First live record?

First live record?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th October 2020, 12:26
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Nutcracker
They do tend to, but don't know if that's...

They do tend to, but don't know if that's invariable.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th October 2020, 11:06
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Nutcracker
A Teal, yes; age isn't easy, nor is sex while...

A Teal, yes; age isn't easy, nor is sex while males are still in eclipse.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th October 2020, 08:34
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Nutcracker
Can even see the ruby crown, just - a rare event!

Can even see the ruby crown, just - a rare event!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th October 2020, 08:31
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Nutcracker
2nd bird definitely male Bushtit - it has a dark...

2nd bird definitely male Bushtit - it has a dark eye.

1st bird has a pale eye, so could be either female Bushtit or Wrentit. If it was together with the 2nd bird, then female Bushtit.

They're also...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 15th October 2020, 22:59
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Nutcracker
Can't recollect ever seeing one that pale myself.

Can't recollect ever seeing one that pale myself.
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