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Forum: Conservation Friday 10th July 2020, 13:24
Replies: 27
Views: 603
Posted By jurek
Good idea! Wild bison are now culled in Poland,...

Good idea! Wild bison are now culled in Poland, because foresters don't accept their higher density. Projects like these could save some of them.

The area where the bison would live could also be...
Forum: Conservation Friday 10th July 2020, 10:57
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By jurek
Why people should not sort their trash

I came across this article with a provocative title:

Should the Swiss stop sorting their trash?
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/should-the-swiss-stop-sorting-their-trash-/45843158

Somebody counted how...
Forum: Wildlife Art Thursday 9th July 2020, 19:03
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By jurek
Beautiful pictures :)

Beautiful pictures :)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 9th July 2020, 11:26
Replies: 25
Views: 1,135
Posted By jurek
Looking forward to all these extralimital...

Looking forward to all these extralimital records. ;) For example wrong-ocean Brown Boobies in Central America.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 9th July 2020, 11:24
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By jurek
I suspect this 'attack' was a surprised bird...

I suspect this 'attack' was a surprised bird crashing or narrowly swerving to avoid a high-speed cyclist. Possibly a freshly fledged juvenile. I was once "attacked" by a Woodpigeon when cycling. It...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 7th July 2020, 21:54
Replies: 212
Views: 17,431
Posted By jurek
I guess penduline is a straight taking of the...

I guess penduline is a straight taking of the scientific name Remiz pendulinus. It is intuitive, although a bit nonsensical. Unlike conventions of scientific names, the English name suggests that the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 7th July 2020, 15:07
Replies: 212
Views: 17,431
Posted By jurek
By the way, the word penduline is yet another...

By the way, the word penduline is yet another word which exists in English exclusively in a name of a bird: Penduline...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 4th July 2020, 08:12
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By jurek
Beaver for me, probably young. Coypu has bigger...

Beaver for me, probably young.

Coypu has bigger and slightly bulging muzzle which is slightly longer than eyes-to-ears area, more grey fur with a whitish area around whiskers, more prominent ears,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd July 2020, 16:24
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By jurek
European Nightjars and many other nightjars, hunt...

European Nightjars and many other nightjars, hunt from a low branch or from the ground most of the time. They take off like flycatchers and land back. You see it during spotlighting.

Nocturnal they...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 2nd July 2020, 13:55
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By jurek
If the call is 'strange' check Coot and Moorhen....

If the call is 'strange' check Coot and Moorhen.

Also, scops owl or long-eared owl - especially their chicks, flyover various herons and waders, quail...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 2nd July 2020, 11:54
Replies: 94
Views: 6,629
Posted By jurek
Regarding Crested Argus, I think an urgent...

Regarding Crested Argus, I think an urgent conservation action is needed.

Edward's Pheasant has been extinct in the wild for a decade, mammals kouprey and saola are probably extinct too. Edward's...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 2nd July 2020, 11:47
Replies: 212
Views: 17,431
Posted By jurek
Then follow what people elsewhere in Africa did -...

Then follow what people elsewhere in Africa did - nothing, too.



Because, in Africa and anywhere, people who really are oppressed don't care about words but facts. Political correctness in...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 1st July 2020, 20:14
Replies: 212
Views: 17,431
Posted By jurek
And maybe follow what South Africans did? That...

And maybe follow what South Africans did? That is, nothing.



To you maybe, but not to scientists during the last four centuries. Yes, there are animals named after Hitler and Genghis Khan. And also...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 30th June 2020, 19:33
Replies: 212
Views: 17,431
Posted By jurek
I want to point that Amerigo Vespucci was a slave...

I want to point that Amerigo Vespucci was a slave owner and expeditions which he joined conducted slave raids. United States of America and the continent of America are named after him. As are many...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 29th June 2020, 19:09
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By jurek
Isn't Alitalia bankrupt? It went bankrupt at...

Isn't Alitalia bankrupt? It went bankrupt at least once, and used this excuse not to refund my delayed air ticket and lost luggage.
Forum: Conservation Monday 29th June 2020, 19:08
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By jurek
And in my opinion, both racism and environment...

And in my opinion, both racism and environment are serious problems, but linking one and another simply muddles the issue and loses credibility.
Forum: Mammals Monday 29th June 2020, 19:06
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By jurek
They can range pretty far. Beavers can also...

They can range pretty far. Beavers can also easily cross watersheds. In Poland I saw them wandering in dry forest, wading in tiny ditches in a farmland and their tracks on a seashore. They are also...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 28th June 2020, 21:29
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By jurek
Check Musician Wren on xeno-canto. For me it...

Check Musician Wren on xeno-canto. For me it sounds like R2D2 from Star Wars and has something cheerful in it.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 27th June 2020, 23:27
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By jurek
There exist also names for all the worlds birds...

There exist also names for all the worlds birds in Polish. They were invented and published, apparently, in some relation to the wildlife trade law. This suggests that every bird name in Polish was...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th June 2020, 22:58
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By jurek
Also the lack of clear supercilium points to ...

Also the lack of clear supercilium points to Marsh Sandpiper.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 27th June 2020, 22:46
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By jurek
Apps for Android, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies, Europe

Which Android apps are recommended for West and Central Europe for:
- amphibians, generally I am interested in calls only?
- butterflies?
- dragonflies?
Must work offline.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th June 2020, 14:13
Replies: 208
Views: 5,316
Posted By jurek
Must be this way of thinking which named a...

Must be this way of thinking which named a hedgehog in English. For me it is just weird. And in parts of South Africa, a flatdog is a crocodile.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th June 2020, 11:21
Replies: 208
Views: 5,316
Posted By jurek
Back to funny bird names. In Poland, the Great...

Back to funny bird names. In Poland, the Great Tit is called sikora bogatka, or a Rich Tit, from the colorful plumage. And, guess, Marsh Tit is called sikora uboga, or Poor Tit.

I also love the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th June 2020, 10:46
Replies: 53
Views: 3,220
Posted By jurek
Love the idea. :)

Love the idea. :)
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 27th June 2020, 10:43
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By jurek
Out of interest, I went to google.de and put...

Out of interest, I went to google.de and put these in search.

The word Orangekehlbrillenvogel was used only once ever in German. It appears in a list of a natural history collection. All other links...
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