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Forum: Wildlife Art Yesterday, 17:25
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By RafaelMatias
I like it a lot! Thanks for sharing!

I like it a lot! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Yesterday, 15:29
Replies: 551
Views: 55,042
Posted By RafaelMatias
#4 Barnacle Goose

#4 Barnacle Goose
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Yesterday, 00:22
Replies: 551
Views: 55,042
Posted By RafaelMatias
Pink-footed Goose

Pink-footed Goose
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 19th February 2020, 17:31
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By RafaelMatias
How about Brown Shrike for the last one?

How about Brown Shrike for the last one?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th February 2020, 14:31
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By RafaelMatias
I think you're right, it's a very good fit...

I think you're right, it's a very good fit plumage wise.
Regarding the "eye", there may be an answer in one the photos you posted above, this one: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/210052381. Note...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 21:27
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By RafaelMatias
I'm not sure this bird can be identified, even...

I'm not sure this bird can be identified, even just to genus level, from these photos. Sorry.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 21:19
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By RafaelMatias
#1 African Broadbill

#1 African Broadbill
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 19:25
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By RafaelMatias
The eye, on the attached montage, painted on the...

The eye, on the attached montage, painted on the left part of the image to highlight what I can see on the unmodified photo...

Mountain Caracara is rare within Santiago, although it occurs on the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 17:54
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By RafaelMatias
Look good for GP.

Look good for GP.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 17:39
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By RafaelMatias
That's what I think for Chimango :smoke: I'm...

That's what I think for Chimango :smoke:

I'm attaching 3 more or less radical treatments of one of the photos, and on all 3 (and also on the original image) the following features are visible that...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 17th February 2020, 15:11
Replies: 247
Views: 17,428
Posted By RafaelMatias
Thanks, I imagined this could be the case. It's...

Thanks, I imagined this could be the case. It's not that important, really. There were surely Purple Herons in the area on that day, and the observers know how to ID them (I'm sure). I believe this...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 15:05
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By RafaelMatias
They are already returning here in Portugal...

They are already returning here in Portugal...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 13:08
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By RafaelMatias
#1 perhaps a Ficedula flycatcher? #2...

#1 perhaps a Ficedula flycatcher?
#2 Yellow-browed Warbler (one white tipped tertial visible on photo 3)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 17th February 2020, 12:57
Replies: 45
Views: 1,267
Posted By RafaelMatias
All very interesting, many thanks Laurent. Just...

All very interesting, many thanks Laurent.
Just for completeness sake, and I hope I'm not beating a dead horse, it wasn't only the cedilla that was lost, but also the til on the last syllable, where...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 12:49
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By RafaelMatias
What led me to change my mind was more the shape...

What led me to change my mind was more the shape of the head, especially the loral area (not enlarged, as in HB) and shorter head, more triangular, not so elongated as in HB, also with a more robust...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 12:43
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By RafaelMatias
I can see where you're coming from with this...

I can see where you're coming from with this suggestion, but structurally this looks to my eye a more robust bird, without the agile and delicate appearance of a Chimango. Note the broad base to the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 02:04
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By RafaelMatias
So, not a Black-Chested Buzzard-Eagle (if all 3...

So, not a Black-Chested Buzzard-Eagle (if all 3 photos are of the same bird). My best guess is an immature Variable Hawk, but I'm less than confident on this.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 01:32
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By RafaelMatias
#1 Harris's Hawk #3 Harris's Hawk #2 could be...

#1 Harris's Hawk
#3 Harris's Hawk

#2 could be one, but wing shape looks odd. Where in Santiago region did you see it.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 01:21
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By RafaelMatias
#1 It looks to me like a Chilean; B&W has obvious...

#1 It looks to me like a Chilean; B&W has obvious black undertail
#2 most likely White Crested Elaenia, which is very common
#3 Plain mantled Tit-spinetail
#5 Rufous-tailed Plantcutter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 01:10
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By RafaelMatias
Based on the additional photo, I now agree with...

Based on the additional photo, I now agree with Andy that the first raptor is an immature Buteo (which species?); I was probably misinterpreting some feature on the bill cere as the nostril. The...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 16th February 2020, 23:13
Replies: 45
Views: 1,267
Posted By RafaelMatias
That was more or less my point above. Thanks.

That was more or less my point above. Thanks.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th February 2020, 20:35
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By RafaelMatias
Tom, I got the same impression, especially...

Tom, I got the same impression, especially because I believe I can see the elongated nostril (Honey Buzzard) on the 1st pic, but as I couldn't confirm what I thought I was seeing I preferred not to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th February 2020, 19:43
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By RafaelMatias
Agreed, nice one.

Agreed, nice one.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 16th February 2020, 19:35
Replies: 45
Views: 1,267
Posted By RafaelMatias
The 2 words are phonetically distinct. While the...

The 2 words are phonetically distinct. While the Portuguese word derives from the phonetically similar Tupi spoken word "aha'n", the English language word seems to result from an old "mistake" (I...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 15th February 2020, 18:02
Replies: 247
Views: 17,428
Posted By RafaelMatias
That's the default spelling because I wasn't...

That's the default spelling because I wasn't logged in... But my preferred spelling (personal setting) on my ebird account is UK English, if that helps ;)
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