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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th November 2019, 05:07
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By jmorlan
This is a Chipping Sparrow for the reason stated...

This is a Chipping Sparrow for the reason stated by Birdbrain22.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th November 2019, 05:05
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By jmorlan
By late October, I don't think a Dunlin would...

By late October, I don't think a Dunlin would look like that. I'm pretty sure it's not a Dunlin. As for eBird, I'd probably go with peep sp. (Calidris sp.)
Forum: Bats Tuesday 12th November 2019, 10:58
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By jmorlan
Spectacled Flying Fox (Pteropus conspicillatus)

14 September 2019, Madang, Papua New Guinea.

These large fruit bats are found in tropical Australia and New Guinea. Like other flying foxes in the genus Pteropus, they have dog-like faces and form...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 11th November 2019, 11:47
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By jmorlan
Decora Skimmer (Neurothemis decora)

14 September 2019, Madang, Papua New Guinea.

ID is tentative. Corrections welcome. This well marked dragonfly apparently has no accepted English name so I made one up. I have not been able to find...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Sunday 10th November 2019, 11:50
Replies: 507
Views: 228,680
Posted By jmorlan
The following have scientific name...

The following have scientific name misspelled:

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=34777
https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=80962

Should be Eurystomus...
Forum: California Sunday 10th November 2019, 00:56
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By jmorlan
Red-footed Booby (Sula sula websteri)

Took my birding class out to see this rarity. Likely the same individual which has been present on the Farallons since 23 October. Identified yesterday, 8 November by Peter Winch at the Greater...
Forum: California Tuesday 5th November 2019, 02:43
Replies: 0
Views: 63
Posted By jmorlan
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri)

4 November 2019, Emeryville Marina, Alameda Co, CA

This juvenile was originally found at a high tide roost 31 October 2019 by Sharon Jue. I swung by Emeryville Marina after a meeting at Golden Gate...
Forum: California Sunday 3rd November 2019, 23:35
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By jmorlan
Rock Sandpiper (Calidris ptilocnemis tschuktschorum)

3 November 2019, Heron's Head Park, San Francisco, San Francisco Co, CA

This individual was found yesterday by Teresa Ely and Ben Dudek at the end of the point. It was hidden behind a rock when we...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd November 2019, 03:41
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks Phil. Much appreciated!

Thanks Phil. Much appreciated!
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Saturday 2nd November 2019, 09:13
Replies: 507
Views: 228,680
Posted By jmorlan
The following are labeled Pied Imperial Pigeon...

The following are labeled Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor). They are actually Torresian Imperial Pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa) which has been split....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd November 2019, 04:20
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By jmorlan
Metallic or Singing Starlings - New Guinea

These were hanging out in the gutters of an industrial building at the main shipping port where they appeared to be nesting - 14 September 2019, Madang, Papua New Guinea. I'm not sure if they are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 27th October 2019, 01:00
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By jmorlan
Lincoln's Sparrow.

Lincoln's Sparrow.
Forum: California Thursday 17th October 2019, 09:55
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By jmorlan
Godwit trifecta

Three species of godwits (Hudsonian, Bar-tailed and Marbled) at Tunitas Beach, San Mateo County, 16 October 2019.

More details at my eBird list (https://ebird.org/checklist/S60682756).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th October 2019, 03:24
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By jmorlan
Carrion or Large-billed Crow, Japan

1 September 2019. Glover Garden, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. This is the only photo I was able to get.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th August 2019, 11:09
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By jmorlan
Angle is tricky but I'd call it a Least. Short...

Angle is tricky but I'd call it a Least. Short wings barely extending beyond base of tail. Big-headed, short tailed look. Complete white eyering. Short. broad looking bill with pale mandible. ...
Forum: Japan Thursday 22nd August 2019, 12:13
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By jmorlan
Southern Japan via cruise ship.

We are reasonably keen birders visiting Japan via cruise ship this fall and would be happy if anybody wants to go birding with us when we are in port. Otherwise any tips on birding these ports would...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Saturday 17th August 2019, 05:10
Replies: 507
Views: 228,680
Posted By jmorlan
Thank Niels. One...

Thank Niels. One more:

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=270210

Should be Circus pygargus not Circus macrourus
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th August 2019, 09:00
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By jmorlan
Seems Double-crested is most likely. However,...

Seems Double-crested is most likely. However, this bird resembles a mystery cormorant photographed and discussed here...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Wednesday 14th August 2019, 05:12
Replies: 507
Views: 228,680
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks Delia. Here are a couple...

Thanks Delia. Here are a couple more:

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=323619
https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=323793

They are not Fratercula cirrhata but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 13th August 2019, 23:46
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By jmorlan
Cormorant in California

Photographed 5 August 2019 near the Farallon Islands, off San Francisco, California.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 13th August 2019, 01:49
Replies: 85
Views: 8,985
Posted By jmorlan
One cool feature of eBird is multilingualism. If...

One cool feature of eBird is multilingualism. If I hire a guide who does an eBird list using Spanish names and he shares that list with me, the names on my copy are automatically in US English.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th August 2019, 18:05
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks for the help. After consulting with...

Thanks for the help. After consulting with others I am reasonably satisfied that this is an immature male Black-tailed Trogon. Immature males have narrow black and white barring on the outer...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Wednesday 7th August 2019, 02:40
Replies: 507
Views: 228,680
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks. These three are still incorrectly listed...

Thanks. These three are still incorrectly listed as Trogon violaceus:...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Tuesday 6th August 2019, 17:05
Replies: 507
Views: 228,680
Posted By jmorlan
Thanks Delia. Here are some...

Thanks Delia. Here are some more:

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=158768

Needs to be corrected to Trogon chionurus, not Trogon viridis because of the White-tailed Trogon...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 1st August 2019, 22:25
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By jmorlan
Plumbeous Pigeon or Ruddy Pigeon in Peru?

14 June 2019. Rio Marañon, Paba Chiero Creek, Nauta, Loreto, Peru

Part of a flock of three perched high in snags on a river edge. Our guide identified them as Ruddy Pigeon based on the dark red...
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