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Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 13th October 2019, 08:54
Replies: 39
Views: 1,246
Posted By MJB
It was easier when half the globe was...

It was easier when half the globe was pink...:eek!::eek!::eek!:
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 29th September 2019, 12:14
Replies: 78
Views: 24,604
Posted By MJB
That's what I intended by my post - in the second...

That's what I intended by my post - in the second half of October, I'll be looking out for it (in its NE distribution).

That '?' I cited is the quote in IOC Proposed Splits (I agree it would...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 28th September 2019, 16:15
Replies: 78
Views: 24,604
Posted By MJB
I'll be looking out for Quiet? in the second half...

I'll be looking out for Quiet? in the second half of October! From 2 October. we'll be in WA south of Perth, and so any info by PM will be gratefully received!o:)
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th September 2019, 20:53
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By MJB
Agreed, but even in Gujurat in India, I met...

Agreed, but even in Gujurat in India, I met birders who were still calling the birds they had seen in the past Lesser Spotted Eagles, and so I think that in the pre-diclofenac era, it may have been...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th September 2019, 20:36
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By MJB
Perhaps better called Western Cattle Egret...? MJB

Perhaps better called Western Cattle Egret...?
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th September 2019, 20:30
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By MJB
It would be a first for the Middle East, since...

It would be a first for the Middle East, since the taxonomic rearrangement of a decade or so ago! What scientific name are you associating with this image, Tony, and what source are you citing?

The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th September 2019, 19:40
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By MJB
Doubt if you've got enough on the bird to be...

Doubt if you've got enough on the bird to be certain, but many people are better than I am at identifying the taxa in that complex.... My tentative thought was Ménétriés' Warbler, but I've seen only...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th September 2019, 14:39
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By MJB
Following Olsson et al 2013, S. [curruca]...

Following Olsson et al 2013, S. [curruca] althaea, Hume's Whitethroat...?
MJB

Reference:
Olsson, U, P Leader, G Carey, AA Khan, L Svensson and P Alström. 2013. New insights into the intricate...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th September 2019, 14:34
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By MJB
English is full of oddities like that! MJB

English is full of oddities like that!
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th September 2019, 14:32
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By MJB
Northern Punjab fits with the BirdLife Datazone...

Northern Punjab fits with the BirdLife Datazone map for C. hastata...
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th September 2019, 10:27
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By MJB
I think you meant that its bill was too dull,...

I think you meant that its bill was too dull, that is if you were comparing it to the adults...
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th September 2019, 21:13
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By MJB
The ancient Polynesian sailors, and also still...

The ancient Polynesian sailors, and also still some of their present-day descendants, can from the top of the short mast on an outrigger recognise and interpret wave-interference patterns caused by...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 24th September 2019, 20:57
Replies: 748
Views: 119,065
Posted By MJB
Greta with considerable and ironic subtlety has...

Greta with considerable and ironic subtlety has now amended her website to describe herself as "A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future"...!:t:

Pity that irony is...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd September 2019, 19:21
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By MJB
At first I thought your shrike had evolved from...

At first I thought your shrike had evolved from the flycatcher in your thread tit!;)
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st September 2019, 18:42
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By MJB
Three 'sparrowhawks'. if you count 'Northern...

Three 'sparrowhawks'. if you count 'Northern Shikra' Accipiter (badius) cenchroides, a rare but increasing breeder in Armenia. It's almost a decade since Vasil Ananian et al 2010...
MJB...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st September 2019, 16:54
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By MJB
The nearest introduced populations are near...

The nearest introduced populations are near Sirnak in SE Turkey and around the Gashd-Rodkan Protected area, NW Iran (BirdLife Datazone map), but there's possible evidence of a former population in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th September 2019, 19:00
Replies: 797
Views: 123,101
Posted By MJB
Yep, Lockheed P-38.... MJB

Yep, Lockheed P-38....
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th September 2019, 14:12
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By MJB
If they've been foraging in sticky mud, the feet...

If they've been foraging in sticky mud, the feet can be obscured until they stand in clear water for a while...

At least we can rule out ssp nigripes with the nearest in the Sundas...
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th September 2019, 14:04
Replies: 797
Views: 123,101
Posted By MJB
Certainly weather research aircraft have been...

Certainly weather research aircraft have been known to have fewer windows than standard models, but then, so did some of the aircraft used to transport 'extraordinary rendition' suspects who ended up...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th September 2019, 12:29
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By MJB
Thanks for that reference! I've seen breeding...

Thanks for that reference! I've seen breeding Reed Warbler taxa in Greek Cyprus and in the Balearics, and they do seem compact. Migrant RW taxa stopping off in the reedbeds of Akrotiri Salt Lake, on...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th September 2019, 19:22
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By MJB
The indicated primary projection on the third...

The indicated primary projection on the third picture supports your view, Lou, but I have one question: does taxon fuscus share the same range of pp as taxon scirpaceus?

I'm not a ringer, and so I...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Monday 16th September 2019, 19:12
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By MJB
When I've been in areas in Oz where the locals...

When I've been in areas in Oz where the locals have alerted me to the risk of being 'swooped', I've resorted to fastening a cane or longish thick stick to my backpack with something tied like a cloth...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th September 2019, 19:02
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By MJB
The latter nicknamed 'Spotless Spotted...

The latter nicknamed 'Spotless Spotted Flycatcher'!;)
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th September 2019, 19:01
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By MJB
Thanks, Andy, I didn't pick up that inference! MJB

Thanks, Andy, I didn't pick up that inference!
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th September 2019, 10:49
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By MJB
Ummmm... Upcher's Warbler is in...

Ummmm... Upcher's Warbler is in Hippolais...:eek!:
MJB
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