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Forum: Mammals Saturday 4th July 2020, 08:12
Replies: 5
Views: 207
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: 736
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: 233
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: 6,456
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: 198
Views: 15,892
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: 198
Views: 15,892
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: 198
Views: 15,892
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: 4
Views: 170
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: 15
Views: 717
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: 198
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: 457
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: 541
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: 342
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: 119
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: 5,149
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: 5,149
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: 51
Views: 3,124
Posted By jurek
Love the idea. :)

Love the idea. :)
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 27th June 2020, 10:43
Replies: 16
Views: 541
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...
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 26th June 2020, 11:18
Replies: 235
Views: 10,219
Posted By jurek
Get well Jos!

Get well Jos!
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 26th June 2020, 11:15
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By jurek
Hi Kwame, What are restrictions in Ghana? I do...

Hi Kwame,
What are restrictions in Ghana? I do not mean restrictions put by foreign countries for traveling to Ghana.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 25th June 2020, 21:34
Replies: 208
Views: 5,149
Posted By jurek
I was inspired by the nonsense of this thread to...

I was inspired by the nonsense of this thread to start one about West Palearctic birds, but in Ruffled Feathers:
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=391435
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 25th June 2020, 13:15
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By jurek
A proposal to rename a third of European birds

- move to Ruffled feathers -
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 14:49
Replies: 148
Views: 37,683
Posted By jurek
Why not Fairie? Or it is too similar to the...

Why not Fairie? Or it is too similar to the purple-crowned fairy Heliothryx barroti?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 10:56
Replies: 67
Views: 29,553
Posted By jurek
Frankly, the illustration and the description...

Frankly, the illustration and the description could match several migrant or vagrant waders.

Even if small details do not match common migrant waders, details also do not match between the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 22nd June 2020, 10:04
Replies: 575
Views: 153,614
Posted By jurek
I doubt if they want to republish the whole...

I doubt if they want to republish the whole Primate volume, but a book like 'The illustrated checklist of primates' with the new illustrations I would buy, too.
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