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Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 18:02
Replies: 36
Views: 820
Posted By jurek
I could never understand cyber-bullying. Internet...

I could never understand cyber-bullying. Internet has practically unlimited number of sites and meeting places. If you don't like a person on a website, you just logout and go to another....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 29th March 2020, 11:27
Replies: 78
Views: 5,734
Posted By jurek
It was before it was known they are not related....

It was before it was known they are not related. Calling them 'warblers' can confuse people who might think that Parulidae are related to Eurasian warblers Sylvia. Besides, many of these 'wood...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 28th March 2020, 23:13
Replies: 78
Views: 5,734
Posted By jurek
European ornithologists should rename all...

European ornithologists should rename all American fake warblers to Arboreros.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 27th March 2020, 19:34
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By jurek
All conservation organizations worldwide should...

All conservation organizations worldwide should partner with health organizations worldwide and call for and enforce the ban of killing, butchering, trading and eating wild animals in East Asia and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th March 2020, 20:28
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By jurek
I think if you saw this bird many years ago, some...

I think if you saw this bird many years ago, some aspects could be blurred in your memory.

Anyway, I looked at 'canary color mutations' on google images and saw many yellow domestic canaries with...
Forum: Threatened Birds Of The world Wednesday 25th March 2020, 19:16
Replies: 39
Views: 45,016
Posted By jurek
In the Middle East, too, bald ibis nested in...

In the Middle East, too, bald ibis nested in cities.

I would guess that the main danger is pesticide use, and 'long distance from human habitations' is simply a proxy of low pesticide use....
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 23rd March 2020, 20:17
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By jurek
Looking forward, great trip! Re: 3rd photo - so...

Looking forward, great trip!

Re: 3rd photo - so that's how they look when fully ripe!
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd March 2020, 18:33
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By jurek
I have Scotsche Boombottle, but use it only when...

I have Scotsche Boombottle, but use it only when a bird requires backing off from the call source. Otherwise smartphone is sufficiently loud.

I could say much about playback. Basically it requires...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 22nd March 2020, 21:43
Replies: 205
Views: 3,949
Posted By jurek
One very useful...

One very useful article:
https://medium.com/@noahhaber/flatten-the-curve-of-armchair-epidemiology-9aa8cf92d652
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 18th March 2020, 19:09
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By jurek
Coronavirus and banning wild animal trade in China

I think all conservation organizations should now lobby together China to ban import and sale of wild animals.

After SARS and coronavirus, the case is clear. The fashion of eating wild animals...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th March 2020, 18:54
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By jurek
If you cannot find it in a book for native birds,...

If you cannot find it in a book for native birds, it is probably an escaped Canary or some estrildine finch or a parrot.
best,
Forum: Conservation Sunday 15th March 2020, 10:33
Replies: 24
Views: 912
Posted By jurek
Time to put international pressure on China to...

Time to put international pressure on China to permanently ban and enforce the ban on wildlife trade. Unless the world wants to be paralyzed every few years with another SARS or COVID-19 like...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 7th March 2020, 21:40
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By jurek
Coming back to the original question: I would...

Coming back to the original question:
I would welcome a bird guidebook with more details of common birds. I wouldn't mind rarities dumped in separate sections (like Collins guide does with waders) or...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 6th March 2020, 23:14
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By jurek
It is surprising how many common ID pitfalls for...

It is surprising how many common ID pitfalls for beginners are not or poorly addressed in bird guidebooks. Examples I can think of:
- Urban Duck = domestic x wild Mallard cross
- moulting dark male...
Forum: Israel Friday 6th March 2020, 18:33
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By jurek
Just in case: in any country, take photos of your...

Just in case: in any country, take photos of your car from every side, plus the boot and the steering wheel (ca 25 photos). This prevents the dishonest company or its representative from claiming...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th March 2020, 18:23
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By jurek
I am no expert, but guess Northern Fantail...

I am no expert, but guess Northern Fantail Phipidura rufiventris.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 2nd March 2020, 16:47
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By jurek
Good. I hope Mark Andrews will publish his guide....

Good. I hope Mark Andrews will publish his guide. He has lots of experience with less known African small mammals.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 2nd March 2020, 12:16
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By jurek
Thanks everybody, I think I will indeed get a...

Thanks everybody,

I think I will indeed get a new Kingdon and photo important pages from the HMW.

I hope Lynx Edicions will soon start offering mammal handbooks to various countries and regions...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 29th February 2020, 11:44
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By jurek
Not documentaries about birding and birds

Anybody knows interesting fiction, action, history books and films?

For example books about birders like The Big Year, or fictionalized films about birds like Winged Migration or a children...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 29th February 2020, 11:38
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By jurek
Best Mammal guide to Africa

I am going to West Africa and I am looking for a guidebook. It should cover also smaller mammals (like fruit bats, squirrels, galagos, genets etc., perhaps some groups are unidentifiable in the field...
Forum: Mammals Friday 28th February 2020, 18:11
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By jurek
The paper states that the Red Panda is two...

The paper states that the Red Panda is two species in 'phylogenetic' sense, and there was a gene flow from Chinese to Himalayan forms.

I will get to twitch both after I finish with 11 species of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 27th February 2020, 19:28
Replies: 39
Views: 1,771
Posted By jurek
Professional bird photography is very different...

Professional bird photography is very different from birdwatching. The good way is to say at the beginning that the trip is for bird watching not photography. Do not try to mix things.

I was on a...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 19th February 2020, 21:07
Replies: 795
Views: 46,453
Posted By jurek
Wonderful report, but painful for me. I was only...

Wonderful report, but painful for me. I was only few short days in Australia, and just got a one little bite of the country's wildlife. It is a place I hope to return one day and make a loong trip...
Forum: Australia Wednesday 19th February 2020, 21:05
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By jurek
I would preferably contact the local wildlife...

I would preferably contact the local wildlife rescue and ask if they can release the corella (rather than e.g. euthanise it).

The point is that we don't know how the bird got to the cage in the...
Forum: Argentina Wednesday 19th February 2020, 21:01
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By jurek
It was many years ago, but a friend saw...

It was many years ago, but a friend saw Bronze-winged Ducks on Lago Roca near Lapataia in Uhuaia. This was also the classical place for the Magellanic Woodpecker.
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