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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 17:18
Replies: 38
Views: 13,093
Posted By DMW
It was not especially uncommon in suitable areas...

It was not especially uncommon in suitable areas in central Vietnam when I first visited, and much more accessible than Crested Argus s.l. In Malaysia, but I believe it has undergone a serious...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 16:36
Replies: 208
Views: 5,065
Posted By DMW
LOL if you think this will end with common names....

LOL if you think this will end with common names. Think they won't go after "problematic" binomials next and bring down the whole system of zoological nomenclature?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th June 2020, 18:34
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By DMW
Hadn't thought of that... seems a much better...

Hadn't thought of that... seems a much better call.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th June 2020, 17:38
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By DMW
Looks like a Black-crowned Tityra, although I...

Looks like a Black-crowned Tityra, although I would expect the bill to look a little heavier than this.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 16th June 2020, 17:21
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By DMW
He seems a good lad and a sharp birder - I...

He seems a good lad and a sharp birder - I thought it was great the way he got sidetracked by the birds he could hear. Don't care about his background or what kit he owns.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th June 2020, 18:47
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By DMW
I would err on the side of Song Thrush too. It's...

I would err on the side of Song Thrush too. It's reminiscent of a bird that sang in my garden just pre dawn this spring, and eventually switched to regular song.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 13th June 2020, 13:17
Replies: 92
Views: 5,987
Posted By DMW
There's a very interesting and readable article...

There's a very interesting and readable article about White-faced Plover taxonomy here: https://avianhybrids.wordpress.com/2020/03/14/beyond-genetics-how-different-are-kentish-and-white-faced-plover/
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 12th June 2020, 06:51
Replies: 70
Views: 2,141
Posted By DMW
There's a conflation of two different topics...

There's a conflation of two different topics here. Nobody is arguing that a heard only record of a bird isn't a valid record. The question is whether it's acceptable to add a bird you have only heard...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 10th June 2020, 17:26
Replies: 70
Views: 2,141
Posted By DMW
My first Sumatran Cochoa unfortunately turned out...

My first Sumatran Cochoa unfortunately turned out to be Neil Bostock's tape recorder!

Scandinavians typically tick heard only birds for their life lists. I don't, but it's just personal preference...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 9th June 2020, 17:07
Replies: 28
Views: 1,114
Posted By DMW
Seconded. Superb mammaling too!

Seconded. Superb mammaling too!
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 9th June 2020, 15:54
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By DMW
In Jersey, we buy pretty much all our electricity...

In Jersey, we buy pretty much all our electricity from France, so I appreciate you subsidising our electricity too :t:
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 9th June 2020, 14:07
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By DMW
I agree that there's no perfect solution and we...

I agree that there's no perfect solution and we need to look at all alternatives, but it's really annoying to see industries and governments greenwashing and promoting some of the most harmful...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 9th June 2020, 09:48
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By DMW
Isn't large-scale use of wood pellets to generate...

Isn't large-scale use of wood pellets to generate electricity effectively a giant pyramid scheme? It takes what, about 30 years for a commercial plantation to grow to harvest. Carbon sequestration...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 7th June 2020, 11:48
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By DMW
So, basically, Karen wants to speak to the...

So, basically, Karen wants to speak to the manager.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 4th June 2020, 19:06
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By DMW
On a scale of things to get outraged by, a tog...

On a scale of things to get outraged by, a tog trying to lure a Red Kite closer with a chunk of meat tied to a length of string is a solid 0 for me.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 4th June 2020, 08:00
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By DMW
I can imagine some photographers might do this to...

I can imagine some photographers might do this to lure a bird closer.
Forum: Conservation Thursday 28th May 2020, 10:24
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By DMW
That is demonstrably untrue. YouTube is...

That is demonstrably untrue. YouTube is notoriously censorious and has removed or buried a great deal of material from popular content creators following politically-motivated complaints that have...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 27th May 2020, 13:32
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By DMW
The 600mm f4 will give you the advantage of...

The 600mm f4 will give you the advantage of shallow depth of field at f4, nicely isolating the subject, which will be harder to achieve with the 400m + extender. It also has image stabilisation which...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 25th May 2020, 15:05
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By DMW
I've never been on a Scillonian pelagic, but I...

I've never been on a Scillonian pelagic, but I assume there will be experienced birders on board who will be more than happy to help you out, although obviously a good idea to be as prepared as...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 25th May 2020, 13:20
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By DMW
Assuming you mean seawatching locally to where...

Assuming you mean seawatching locally to where you live, probably not. You are most likely only going to see a very small range of species, and having a book with dozens of confusingly similar...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 23rd May 2020, 12:37
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By DMW
If the contractual terms and conditions Manu...

If the contractual terms and conditions Manu Expeditions had in place at the time of booking allowed them to cancel a tour due to force majeure, and retain money paid by clients, then why not just...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 22nd May 2020, 18:22
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By DMW
As has been pointed out previously on this...

As has been pointed out previously on this thread, the non-refundable deposit is a red-herring here, and it seems strange that Manu Expeditions is proffering as the reason for withholding $600...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 18:31
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By DMW
Correct, with a bonus Green-headed Tanager behind.

Correct, with a bonus Green-headed Tanager behind.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 18:30
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By DMW
Hi, it's a Shear-tailed Grey Tyrant. Nice bird!

Hi, it's a Shear-tailed Grey Tyrant. Nice bird!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 11:11
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By DMW
There's a paper online somewhere, from memory one...

There's a paper online somewhere, from memory one specimen with an all dark rump, a few with reduced white probably related to late-summer wear. Swinhoe's is rare, but pretty much annual in WP...
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