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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Today, 02:24
Replies: 14
Views: 4,316
Posted By Nutcracker
What is Trogon gigas Vieillot (pic & text at BHL...

What is Trogon gigas Vieillot (pic & text at BHL (https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/52230235)), please?

Tried searching online but I just get hundreds of fine art dealers selling prints of the...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Today, 00:03
Replies: 16
Views: 273
Posted By Nutcracker
That's not going to happen now. If anything,...

That's not going to happen now. If anything, it'll be the opposite - harriers will likely get taken off the protected list at the behest of the landowners, and any option to investigate harrier...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Today, 00:00
Replies: 125
Views: 77,176
Posted By Nutcracker
Gettable from sci-hub...

Gettable from sci-hub

https://sci-hub.tw/10.1093/auk/ukz070
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 23:56
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, the UK birds (and most invasive populations...

Yep, the UK birds (and most invasive populations elsewhere, as far as I know) are the Indian [sub]species. Better adapted to cold winters (northern edge of the range, in the Himalaya), if nothing...
Forum: Migration Wednesday 11th December 2019, 22:37
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By Nutcracker
They breed all year round, unless the...

They breed all year round, unless the temperatures are very cold, if they have a good food supply. Same with Woodpigeon and Feral Pigeon - a few years ago my 1 January yeartick Woodpigeon was a newly...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th December 2019, 22:29
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Nutcracker
Typical Willow Warbler for me!

Typical Willow Warbler for me!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 11th December 2019, 22:27
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Nutcracker
These, nesting in the local park in Denmark when...

These, nesting in the local park in Denmark when I was staying with grandparents as a kid :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 11th December 2019, 22:05
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Nutcracker
Info & video from North Wales Police...

Info & video from North Wales Police twitter:
https://twitter.com/NWPRuralCrime/status/1204749408522448897?s=20

(love the Welsh accent!)
Forum: Migration Wednesday 11th December 2019, 12:17
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By Nutcracker
I suspect it is due to hunting vs no hunting -...

I suspect it is due to hunting vs no hunting - countryside Woodpigeons here are also very shy. But generations of urban ones have grown up now knowing they won't be shot at, and will happily let you...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th December 2019, 12:12
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree with Eastern Crowned Warbler - those pale...

Agree with Eastern Crowned Warbler - those pale lemon-yellow untertail coverts are distinctive :t:

(PS no hyphen ;) it is a Crowned Warbler from the east, not a warbler with a crown on its eastern...
Forum: Migration Wednesday 11th December 2019, 11:29
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By Nutcracker
Disappearing, slowly but surely. Probably due to...

Disappearing, slowly but surely. Probably due to the onslaught of ever-increasing numbers of increasingly tame Woodpigeons outcompeting them.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Wednesday 11th December 2019, 11:26
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Nutcracker
:-O Too blurry! And all broadleaves . . . if...

:-O

Too blurry! And all broadleaves . . . if there'd been some conifers there, I'd have been in with a chance 8-P
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th December 2019, 10:27
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Nutcracker
To me, more of a Greenshank vs Marsh Sand...

To me, more of a Greenshank vs Marsh Sand comparison - Redshank is stockier than Lesserlegs.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th December 2019, 10:21
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Nutcracker
That's my recollection, though they'd gone from...

That's my recollection, though they'd gone from the area before I ever visited over there. The talk I'd heard (verbal, don't know if documented, unfortunately) was that it was basically the same...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Wednesday 11th December 2019, 10:14
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Nutcracker
Common Yellowthroat? And Northern Shovelers :t:

Common Yellowthroat?


And Northern Shovelers :t:
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Tuesday 10th December 2019, 21:36
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Nutcracker
Lesser Black-back?

Lesser Black-back?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th December 2019, 18:43
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Nutcracker
Nice! In Britain it is the other way round,...

Nice! In Britain it is the other way round, Linnet is very common and Twite is rare, so people usually hope they will be Twite and they are usually wrong :king:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th December 2019, 17:25
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Nutcracker
Black on the bill tip is also a common sign of...

Black on the bill tip is also a common sign of immaturity in large gulls. I'd hazard a guess it is a 3rd-4th year Slaty-backed, but with the proviso that's a species I have no experience of!


I see...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th December 2019, 17:23
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Common Sandpiper; note the long tail...

Ditto to Common Sandpiper; note the long tail extending well beyond the wing tips :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th December 2019, 15:05
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Nutcracker
Probably a good idea! I'm pretty clueless about...

Probably a good idea! I'm pretty clueless about east Asian gulls (never been there) but given the pure white tails, I can't see any hard evidence for any Black-tailed parentage in there.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 10th December 2019, 02:10
Replies: 134
Views: 48,270
Posted By Nutcracker
*Hudsonian - all the New World subspp;...

*Hudsonian - all the New World subspp;

*Eurasian - the rest (no mention of any split for variegatus despite it looking so distinct)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th December 2019, 02:06
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Nutcracker
Pied or [Eastern] Black-eared Wheatear (not sure...

Pied or [Eastern] Black-eared Wheatear (not sure which!) :t:
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 9th December 2019, 22:56
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Nutcracker
That must've been a cathartic moment for them.

That must've been a cathartic moment for them.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th December 2019, 22:51
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Nutcracker
Easy done! Like the Scottish ssp., I'm not aware...

Easy done!

Like the Scottish ssp., I'm not aware that any of them are anything very strikingly distinct.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 9th December 2019, 22:49
Replies: 177
Views: 49,962
Posted By Nutcracker
Excellent, thanks!

Excellent, thanks!
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