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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 13:57
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By jurek
Hi Oleic, This appears to be an eagle owl, and...

Hi Oleic,
This appears to be an eagle owl, and victims are long-eared owl (pic. 3) and black kite.
What is confusing that the largest bone on pic. 3 is broken. Eagle owl should not be able to do it....
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 21:07
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By jurek
As Opisska said, the best is to learn regular...

As Opisska said, the best is to learn regular calls.

Unless you have an exceptional memory for sounds, the only realistic strategy for voices of rarities is to vaguely know what rarity calls what....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 20:58
Replies: 70
Views: 14,915
Posted By jurek
By the way, I wonder if anything is practically...

By the way, I wonder if anything is practically done to protect the genetic diversity of the common pheasant? The biggest problem is release of farm hybrids range-wide in Eurasia.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 18:56
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By jurek
If you are unhappy, I can be aggressive...

If you are unhappy, I can be aggressive aggressive. The Ruddy Duck problem and the associated number of ducks killed and the monetary cost were increased several times because 'animal rights'...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 17:50
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By jurek
https://rm.coe.int/expert-meeting-report-on-the-ru...

https://rm.coe.int/expert-meeting-report-on-the-ruddy-duck-25-feb-2020/16809e17d3

I follow this issue with interest, also reactions of diverse bunny-hugger groups which considerably delayed this...
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 20th September 2020, 17:07
Replies: 36
Views: 2,185
Posted By jurek
Hi, I don't have now any of my old illustrations,...

Hi,
I don't have now any of my old illustrations, in fact I given most away to my family and friends. But your are better.

Re: smartphones. I don't recall seeing young birders with a bird book in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 16:44
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By jurek
According to waarneming.nl there is still low...

According to waarneming.nl there is still low tens of birds and some breeding going on in the Netherlands. According to invasive species group, the biggest population of ca 200 used to be in NW...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 19th September 2020, 14:56
Replies: 503
Views: 96,502
Posted By jurek
I received my copy of 'All the birds of the...

I received my copy of 'All the birds of the world'.
Overall a nice book. It is easy to spend half an hour or more browsing.
Low points are:
- Many pages are printed too dark, e.g. Common...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 19th September 2020, 11:07
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By jurek
Birds which are 'living dead'

Which birds are have already not functional populations and are about to die out in few years? For example:

Edward's Pheasant - probably extinct in the wild, but breeds well in zoos.
Streseman's...
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 18th September 2020, 20:24
Replies: 36
Views: 2,185
Posted By jurek
Beautiful pictures! I have no time to draw...

Beautiful pictures!

I have no time to draw anymore. But I hope that competition with Cornell/Lynx and such will spun creativity into showing birds and bird books in a way not seen before.

For...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 12th September 2020, 12:52
Replies: 70
Views: 2,922
Posted By jurek
Good article. I wanted to post some links to...

Good article. I wanted to post some links to Wikipdia pages titled 'Gutmensch' or 'baizuo' but this is nicer. :)
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 11th September 2020, 09:23
Replies: 70
Views: 2,922
Posted By jurek
No worries, such things are coming to the end....

No worries, such things are coming to the end.

Modern technology produces computer-generated animal images much more easily and cheaply than real ones. No need of generating carbon by traveling,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th September 2020, 23:46
Replies: 70
Views: 2,922
Posted By jurek
But all polar bears are starving because of...

But all polar bears are starving because of climate change. Every single documentary about polar bears during the last decade repeats it. Surely the most environmentally correct way is not to carry a...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 9th September 2020, 14:40
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By jurek
Thanks, I jokingly prepared some. But if they...

Thanks, I jokingly prepared some. But if they plan to update it and have 1900 authors, they don't need my help.

BLUE-WINGED GOOSE
Endemic to highlands of Ethiopia, on moorlands, marshes and...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 6th September 2020, 13:55
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By jurek
I could actually help writing such blurbs, also...

I could actually help writing such blurbs, also for some birds not covered currently, e.g. some from Africa and Indonesia. However:
-Is anybody interested?
-Will they be used, or will be just deleted...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th September 2020, 09:02
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By jurek
Greenfinch for me. Not the sound made flying away...

Greenfinch for me. Not the sound made flying away but more probably the shorter and quieter sound they sometimes make perching.

Wood warbler is much higher and accelerating. Bonelli is slightly...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 5th September 2020, 10:05
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By jurek
The point is that doing 'little for the...

The point is that doing 'little for the environment' cumulatively becomes significant burden.

And, as Jan noticed, with lots of environmental action the environment can still be destroyed....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 5th September 2020, 09:30
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By jurek
Where is the bear? In relation to the Ivory Gull?...

Where is the bear? In relation to the Ivory Gull? 3:-)
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 4th September 2020, 20:29
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By jurek
It also says that Mute Swan is 'agressive towards...

It also says that Mute Swan is 'agressive towards native waterfowl', implying that it is not native.

However, there are texts for birds found only in South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand,...
Forum: Conservation Friday 4th September 2020, 20:23
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By jurek
You are wrong. Most 'we' people will not...

You are wrong. Most 'we' people will not necessarily live to experience personally the eventual benefit (or otherwise) of less rubbish.



You are wrong, again. Recycling in Switzerland (and many...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 3rd September 2020, 10:07
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By jurek
I don't think so. Some of these short texts are...

I don't think so. Some of these short texts are partially wrong or strange, like saying a Brambling is only a winter visitor, or a Mute Swan is not native (worldwide?). I was wondering where they...
Forum: Bird Paleontology Thursday 3rd September 2020, 10:00
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By jurek
Shouldn't corvids and parrots be given extra...

Shouldn't corvids and parrots be given extra protection, at least from being shot as vermin, because they show intelligence rivaling apes?

Humanity grants special protection to chimpanzees, other...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 15:40
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By jurek
Ebird - species blurbs

I recently browsed Ebird, and wonder where the short descriptions of bird species come from? They look like lifted from several apps, guidebooks or similar.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 31st August 2020, 10:00
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By jurek
This paper in table 5 mentions extinct Gallinula...

This paper in table 5 mentions extinct Gallinula sp. nov. from Tonga. The plot thickens. What happened to this one?

Note, that there could be an extinct species of moorhen Gallinula sp. or another...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 30th August 2020, 09:35
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By jurek
Technically, it should be possible to x-ray the...

Technically, it should be possible to x-ray the specimen from various angles and determine shape of skull, neck and leg bones still embedded in the skin? Or I am mistaken? This could eventually help...
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