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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 14:37
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By pbjosh
Most neotropical country lists are very high on...

Most neotropical country lists are very high on resident and expected migrant species and low on vagrants. Given the lack of people who twitch rarities in these countries, just looking at where the...
Forum: Argentina Today, 13:41
Replies: 8
Views: 87
Posted By pbjosh
Garibaldi Pass is approximately here:...

Garibaldi Pass is approximately here: -54.6894,-67.8417. It’s in eBird too, along with other sites around Ushuaia.

Pretty much anywhere you look for White-bellied Seedsnipe in summer you are going...
Forum: Argentina Today, 01:10
Replies: 8
Views: 87
Posted By pbjosh
Most people look for the Woodpecker in Tierra del...

Most people look for the Woodpecker in Tierra del Fuego NP. It is honestly a pretty common bird throughout its range in mature forest. There is no definite need to go to the park BUT if you have only...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 01:03
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By pbjosh
Absolutely Yellow-billed Cardinal (P capitata)...

Absolutely Yellow-billed Cardinal (P capitata) for the second.
Forum: Argentina Yesterday, 14:30
Replies: 8
Views: 87
Posted By pbjosh
The whole area is gorgeous. Los Glaciares NP is...

The whole area is gorgeous. Los Glaciares NP is quite nice. Patagonian Sierra-Finch (more tied to forest and less in towns than Gray-hooded) is quite common along the walkways and around the viewing...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Yesterday, 13:13
Replies: 121
Views: 68,463
Posted By pbjosh
The USA's continued use of imperial units is...

The USA's continued use of imperial units is mind-numbingly frustrating and backwards, I agree completely.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th February 2020, 12:28
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By pbjosh
As far as the eye goes I still wouldn't make any...

As far as the eye goes I still wouldn't make any decisions based on that, it could be a reflection of light off the eye or a photo artifact.

As far as coloration goes, juvenile Harris's Hawks are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th February 2020, 12:21
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By pbjosh
Sapphire-vented Puffleg for me. The white boots...

Sapphire-vented Puffleg for me. The white boots are visible in one photo and that tail is a pretty good field mark.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 18th February 2020, 12:08
Replies: 27
Views: 984
Posted By pbjosh
My favorite along these lines was a prior...

My favorite along these lines was a prior partner's story - she was birding casually in a park and was asked "What are those birds with the funny feet?" to which the answer was "American Coots." The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 18:15
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By pbjosh
I've just taken a bit more of a look at the...

I've just taken a bit more of a look at the photos. I do not see pale eyes in this bird, in any of the photos, but that's not the most important argument. In Santiago the most common birds would be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 17:01
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By pbjosh
#2 is definitely not a Variable Hawk / BC...

#2 is definitely not a Variable Hawk / BC Buzzard-Eagle - wing shape and structure are way off.

I would say it very much looks like a Caracara of some sort to me. My first impression, particularly...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th February 2020, 16:57
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By pbjosh
It's been a long time since I looked at...

It's been a long time since I looked at Nicaraguan Grackles, but the species is pretty tightly linked to reedbeds. I would suggest that the "habitat" alone makes the ID very suspicious, as you...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 17th February 2020, 16:55
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By pbjosh
Related to this subject: "The vocal organ of...

Related to this subject: "The vocal organ of hummingbirds shows convergence with...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 15th February 2020, 16:18
Replies: 247
Views: 17,408
Posted By pbjosh
In my experience I find mis-IDd photos in...

In my experience I find mis-IDd photos in eBird/Macaulay with quite some frequency these days, though they are indeed easy to flag.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th February 2020, 15:40
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By pbjosh
Agree with Greenish Elaenia and Fuscous...

Agree with Greenish Elaenia and Fuscous Flycatcher. Unless it was just at the edge of a grassier / more open area, Bran-colored isn’t usually in humid forest like that.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th February 2020, 14:09
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By pbjosh
And the situation is really quite complex, with...

And the situation is really quite complex, with some phenotypes not matching up with genetic divisions - particularly, some insular "Mangrove" warblers look remarkably like migratory northern...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 5th February 2020, 13:17
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By pbjosh
Both suggestions are good, but if you have...

Both suggestions are good, but if you have limited time and have never been to South America, spending extra time in Aguas Calientes by not doing just a one-day trip to Machu Picchu will yield much...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 4th February 2020, 02:47
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By pbjosh
First bird - Dark morph Short-tailed Hawk. A...

First bird - Dark morph Short-tailed Hawk. A prominent secondary bulge, the peculiar but actually typical pointed profile to the wing without "spread fingers", the dark outline to the remiges, and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd February 2020, 18:33
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By pbjosh
Agreed these are going to be Plume-toed. The...

Agreed these are going to be Plume-toed. The other kind of possibility on the nest type is Mossy-nest, but they have a less blue gloss as I recall, and I would assume are less likely to nest under a...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 3rd February 2020, 18:32
Replies: 35
Views: 1,169
Posted By pbjosh
This is interesting to me, from an...

This is interesting to me, from an engineering/manufacturing perspective. While I understand completely, and I'm not questioning it at all, I still find it interesting that this cannot be more...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 3rd February 2020, 16:26
Replies: 26
Views: 1,112
Posted By pbjosh
I think folks have covered the standard...

I think folks have covered the standard recommendations here. For me the Conquest HD and Monarch HG are the most appealing of the lot, for reasons mentioned. The Meostar and Kowa are certainly...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd February 2020, 14:53
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By pbjosh
For what it is worth Aplomado juvenile is a bit...

For what it is worth Aplomado juvenile is a bit closer in some structural aspects - tail length and tail projection past wings. But under tail pattern, length of UTCs, tarsus length, amount of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd February 2020, 12:58
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By pbjosh
I apparently won't find an exact match to your...

I apparently won't find an exact match to your satisfaction as you've most likely searched more than I have (and that is not meant in any way as a snarky comment). The images I'm seeing reinforce...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd February 2020, 03:22
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By pbjosh
YH Caracara for me and not a falcon - structure...

YH Caracara for me and not a falcon - structure is just not like a falcon at all to my eye - lanky, long necked and long legged, prominent pale bill. Looks fine for a Caracara. I don't see anything...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd February 2020, 03:21
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By pbjosh
I would agree with Blackpoll Warbler. And as...

I would agree with Blackpoll Warbler. And as Microtus said, YR Warbler is a continental level mega for S America, and as yet unrecorded in Ecuador.
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