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Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 12th August 2020, 16:28
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By cajanuma
I'm not really sure why you're assuming that I...

I'm not really sure why you're assuming that I would think that conservationists/conservation donors having birds named after them is 'really bad'? My take is exactly the opposite, anyone who has...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Wednesday 12th August 2020, 15:40
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By cajanuma
The first two authors of the description of...

The first two authors of the description of Grallaria alvarezi are Colombian, so I'm guessing they were the ones who chose the Latin and English names. They decided to honor a Colombian ornithologist...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 2nd August 2020, 06:25
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Views: 253
Posted By cajanuma
Birds of southeast Brazil

A new photographic guide to the birds of southeast Brazil. It's in Portuguese, and it's not clear to me whether it's available outside of Brazil, but it looks good from the sample pages and the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 21st July 2020, 12:59
Replies: 109
Views: 37,398
Posted By cajanuma
In addition to the Rufous Antpitta tick-fest,...

In addition to the Rufous Antpitta tick-fest, this also came out today (open access): https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jzs.12408

It provides more support for many of the Amazonian...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 21st July 2020, 04:44
Replies: 14
Views: 3,468
Posted By cajanuma
Finally out:...

Finally out: https://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4817.1.1

Abstract

Populations in the Rufous Antpitta (Grallaria rufula) complex occupy humid montane forests of the Andes from...
Forum: Colombia Friday 10th July 2020, 17:17
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By cajanuma
Birding in and around Leticia is fantastic,...

Birding in and around Leticia is fantastic, underrated, and inexpensive. In the town itself there is a huge White-winged Parakeet roost that is attended every evening by 1-2 Orange-breasted Falcons,...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 6th July 2020, 08:48
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By cajanuma
Yes, AOS publishes the comments from committee...

Yes, AOS publishes the comments from committee members on the same webpages where it posts the proposals. Comments for the first set of 2020 proposals have not been posted yet...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 6th July 2020, 08:41
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By cajanuma
The reply from them arrived today and I just paid...

The reply from them arrived today and I just paid via PayPal, the price was actually 34 euros instead of 42 and shipping is free, so an excellent deal! I assume that the free shipping is only for...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 5th July 2020, 13:08
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By cajanuma
The book should be available at a much cheaper...

The book should be available at a much cheaper price directly from the publisher: http://www.edizionibelvedere.it/novita/the-birds-of-italy-2-english

I say 'should' because the order procedure seems...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 05:31
Replies: 220
Views: 7,208
Posted By cajanuma
I'm guessing this is at least partly...

I'm guessing this is at least partly tongue-in-cheek, as they propose changing Black-headed Gull to Laughing Gull (it would match the Latin name, at least), Iceland Gull to Glaucous Gull (the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 09:57
Replies: 220
Views: 7,208
Posted By cajanuma
But the same is true of warbler, sparrow, finch,...

But the same is true of warbler, sparrow, finch, flycatcher, hawk, bunting, etc.

I mean if you're going to rename all North American 'tanagers' to Piranga, then what's the point of having Scarlet...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 7th June 2020, 09:09
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By cajanuma
Well this was timely:...

Well this was timely: https://soundapproach.co.uk/which-came-first/?fbclid=IwAR0HmEzaoZkNp1Ua8zu-TOZ0wxxq6hVoPrixAvmcVQLZE7HBGl26jyxLEBc

About the leiern song, Blackcaps in Italy, especially in the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 6th June 2020, 17:05
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By cajanuma
Icterine is a common spring migrant throughout...

Icterine is a common spring migrant throughout Italy, although it does not breed. They tend to be thin on the ground inland, although they do sing some on migration, but along the coast and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 6th June 2020, 16:28
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By cajanuma
I was actually asking myself that very question!...

I was actually asking myself that very question! I'd never given it too much thought, as again this is not an infrequent occurrence, but my sense is that it happens most often in late spring/early...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 6th June 2020, 14:50
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By cajanuma
I don't know how directly relevant this is to the...

I don't know how directly relevant this is to the discussion above, but here is a Blackcap I recorded just this morning here in southern Italy: https://www.xeno-canto.org/565719

It was doing quite a...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 7th May 2020, 10:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,148
Posted By cajanuma
Yes, it turns out the typer series on inornata,...

Yes, it turns out the typer series on inornata, which was collected in Tunisia in spring, were actually migrant Moltoni's. See this paper:...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 07:47
Replies: 319
Views: 16,839
Posted By cajanuma
Caserta province (just north of Naples)

Caserta province (just north of Naples)
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 21st April 2020, 12:36
Replies: 319
Views: 16,839
Posted By cajanuma
An excellent day from the balcony today (50...

An excellent day from the balcony today (50 species so far) adds Honey Buzzard, Hobby, and Spotted Flycatcher to the European list (though my personal highlights were Collared Flycatcher and Lesser...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 19th April 2020, 18:49
Replies: 319
Views: 16,839
Posted By cajanuma
Subalpine Warbler and Montagu's Harrier from the...

Subalpine Warbler and Montagu's Harrier from the last two days' balcony watch, also Alpine Swift a couple of weeks ago. It's hard to scan these lists for missing birds, I hadn't realized Blue Rock...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 14th April 2020, 13:57
Replies: 319
Views: 16,839
Posted By cajanuma
I was a little hyperbolic, that's true. The...

I was a little hyperbolic, that's true. The ringing station on Ventotene caught their first on April 7 this year. Still, this is very much a May migrant in Italy, with the standard quip upon sighting...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 14th April 2020, 07:10
Replies: 33
Views: 2,510
Posted By cajanuma
Let me just second this one. One of my favorite...

Let me just second this one. One of my favorite reads of all time.

Louis J. Halle's Spring in Washington also deserves a place on this list
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 14th April 2020, 07:05
Replies: 319
Views: 16,839
Posted By cajanuma
A very early Garden Warbler from the balcony today

A very early Garden Warbler from the balcony today
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 12th April 2020, 05:30
Replies: 319
Views: 16,839
Posted By cajanuma
Common Quail joining the Scops Owls in song...

Common Quail joining the Scops Owls in song tonight as I poked my head out of the bathroom window should be new for the European list.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 11th April 2020, 12:55
Replies: 319
Views: 16,839
Posted By cajanuma
I'd forgotten Hen Harrier, with one on March 29...

I'd forgotten Hen Harrier, with one on March 29 and another one today. Also Little Owl pre-dawn this morning.
Forum: Zeiss Friday 10th April 2020, 10:56
Replies: 225
Views: 25,375
Posted By cajanuma
Duly noted, thanks! BTW I'm not on this thread...

Duly noted, thanks!

BTW I'm not on this thread to discuss the virus either; my main binoculars since 2009 have been a pair of Victory FL 7x42 that I am very happy with, so I am keen to follow new...
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