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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th January 2019, 08:30
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By cuckooroller
For me, somaliensis. The separation must be done...

For me, somaliensis. The separation must be done with schoanus. The other two barbatus-related taxa in the region are dodsoni, and spurius, and they both have yellow crissa. The only reliable...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 21st September 2013, 19:37
Replies: 7
Views: 2,105
Posted By cuckooroller
Yes, it would suggest that, however the taxon is...

Yes, it would suggest that, however the taxon is not a juliae, whatever it is. It does resemble a race trochilus (there is a photo on OBI). However, the closest trochilus range in SC Mindanao (S...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 21st September 2013, 11:57
Replies: 7
Views: 2,105
Posted By cuckooroller
Thanks much Richard. It is obvious that race...

Thanks much Richard. It is obvious that race association of puella sensu stricto is not quite ready for prime time. I have no problem with the split itself, it is understanding the zoogeography...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 20th September 2013, 04:32
Replies: 7
Views: 2,105
Posted By cuckooroller
Peter, Boyd affirms that Fabre sampled only three...

Peter, Boyd affirms that Fabre sampled only three taxa of the complex. We are currently reviewing the taxonomy for the Philippines, and the race association to this split seems to be long on...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 4th September 2013, 19:29
Replies: 19
Views: 6,035
Posted By cuckooroller
Des is still in Africa I think. I have requested...

Des is still in Africa I think. I have requested the file as we are currently updating the philippine taxonomy.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th August 2013, 15:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By cuckooroller
Andrew, you have convinced me. Thanks. At least...

Andrew, you have convinced me. Thanks. At least it makes sense!

http://www.pbase.com/wmarissen/image/147623919
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th August 2013, 11:57
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By cuckooroller
An enormously out-of-range immature male...

An enormously out-of-range immature male Periporphyrus (discounting the white pectoral band as being an artefact)?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th August 2013, 11:43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By cuckooroller
I can't make it one. I am almost wondering if...

I can't make it one. I am almost wondering if somebody didn't just paint this bird and release it just to make people go nuts. The rump, the crissum, the belly, appear to be red. There appears to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th August 2013, 08:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By cuckooroller
Unknown Bird Species Mata Atlantica

I haven't the foggiest idea of what this is, and it is driving me nuts!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fshufelt/7913340626/
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 2nd May 2013, 08:03
Replies: 18
Views: 5,337
Posted By cuckooroller
Several booksellers are taking pre-publication...

Several booksellers are taking pre-publication orders. Other than avespress, I saw that NHBS was doing so about three months ago. I wrote Lynx about it, and after initially giving a mumbo jumbo...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 1st May 2013, 06:56
Replies: 523
Views: 131,817
Posted By cuckooroller
I received the volume yesterday. Very...

I received the volume yesterday. Very disappointing art work. Of course, the above reflections about the speciosity of certain groups is cogent. We will probably see even worse art work for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th February 2013, 10:27
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By cuckooroller
Bombycilla garrulus? Tough photo.

Bombycilla garrulus? Tough photo.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 2nd January 2013, 06:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By cuckooroller
Yes, you are right on the Anisognathus. ...

Yes, you are right on the Anisognathus. Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th December 2012, 08:13
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By cuckooroller
In this location, with this morphology, I see no...

In this location, with this morphology, I see no alternatives. Not parvulus. The second one looks like a classic adult female candicans. The first is also candicans, but I am not able to age it....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th December 2012, 12:52
Replies: 6
Views: 3,390
Posted By cuckooroller
Agree with 1, 8, 10, 11, 12 as above. 9 is an...

Agree with 1, 8, 10, 11, 12 as above. 9 is an immature A. panayensis.

Yes, Brown Prinia - polychroa.

The pigeon photos are not clear enough to allow more than a guess in my estimation. The tail...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th November 2012, 16:30
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By cuckooroller
The white egret is a Little Egret - Egretta...

The white egret is a Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

The other is a non-breeding Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 26th June 2012, 18:22
Replies: 4
Views: 1,208
Posted By cuckooroller
You did not happen to get a photo?

You did not happen to get a photo?
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 26th June 2012, 18:16
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By cuckooroller
EPA Unveils New Weapon In Drive To Exterminate Those Pesky Birds

In keeping with the absolutely schizophrenic approach of the (sic) environmentalists, and in conjunction with the extremely effective eolic meat-grinders already providing the large communities of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 26th June 2012, 08:44
Replies: 27
Views: 4,395
Posted By cuckooroller
It is basically a question of globalization. ...

It is basically a question of globalization. There is an increasing number of global birders a great portion of which are mother tongue English speakers (...and yes, I do include the peculiar...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 25th June 2012, 15:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,221
Posted By cuckooroller
Niels, Just one note, and that is to go through...

Niels,
Just one note, and that is to go through the HD after disinstalling the McAfee. Vestigial files belonging to that program have given me problems with interference with subsequent AV...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th June 2012, 14:47
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By cuckooroller
Mac, I looked at some photos for the Passer. In...

Mac,
I looked at some photos for the Passer. In my view, not the Passer given the bill being too elongated, and not thick enough at the bill base. The bill of the Passer is an almost perfect short...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th June 2012, 14:40
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By cuckooroller
The bill length is the big distinguisher (other...

The bill length is the big distinguisher (other than the range in this case). Longer and straighter for the Metopias (Orthotomus). By the way, the Cisticolas drive me nuts too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th June 2012, 14:37
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By cuckooroller
Hi Chris, Yes, I agree on the analysis, with the...

Hi Chris,
Yes, I agree on the analysis, with the exception that the Dollarbird is not a Passerine which I am sure you know but just forgot.
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Sunday 17th June 2012, 11:45
Replies: 1
Views: 5,392
Posted By cuckooroller
Hi Richard, There are extremely few decent...

Hi Richard,
There are extremely few decent photos. A link to a site that I moderate, and probably the best I have...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 25th May 2012, 10:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,208
Posted By cuckooroller
I can only make general suggestions. If wanting...

I can only make general suggestions. If wanting to remain on Vava'u, get a map showing remaining vegetation stands and ask some locals.

Here is someone to contact: ...
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