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Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th March 2020, 22:52
Replies: 142
Views: 1,280
Posted By MacNara
MacNara...

MacNara (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@34.6990972,135.7984982,3a,75y,267.05h,74.05t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sJ6Wd96jOXmdIxDmurWiMyQ!2e0!5s20131001T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en) at his patch!

Banzai!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th March 2020, 13:11
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By MacNara
Yes, I seem to have looked at these photos in the...

Yes, I seem to have looked at these photos in the order on opening in the browser, in which case they end up in reverse order to the posting. Apologies.

But I still think I'm right about black >...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th March 2020, 11:39
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By MacNara
Am I right that your description is in reverse...

Am I right that your description is in reverse order to the photos?



black > white?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th March 2020, 11:35
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By MacNara
Ditto. Lightened photo attached.

Ditto.

Lightened photo attached.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th March 2020, 06:04
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By MacNara
The same to you all three; and indeed all others...

The same to you all three; and indeed all others on BF likewise!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th March 2020, 05:54
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By MacNara
I think you mean depth (top to bottom) not...

I think you mean depth (top to bottom) not breadth (side to side), Andy. If so, I agree.

I hope you are OK in the coronavirus confinement. At the moment here in Japan, we are still free, though...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th March 2020, 03:29
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By MacNara
Surely much too bright for Anteating? Familiar...

Surely much too bright for Anteating? Familiar looks good to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th March 2020, 03:22
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By MacNara
Blue Rock Thrush...

Blue Rock Thrush (https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Blue_Rock_Thrush) (also Blue Rockthrush), in that location presumably ssp pandoo. Immature male developing to adult plumage, I would guess.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th March 2020, 11:28
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By MacNara
Northern Puffback (Dryoscopus gambensis), I think.

Northern Puffback (Dryoscopus gambensis), I think.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th March 2020, 06:28
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Thank you for replying again, Grahame. Apologies...

Thank you for replying again, Grahame. Apologies to you, too, if I seemed to question your expertise earlier in the thread. As I said a few posts up, I sometimes get a little obsessed on details,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th March 2020, 05:01
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Hi Steve and John: Thank you both for your...

Hi Steve and John:

Thank you both for your primary analysis which has impressed me a lot.

In post #47, Steve compared my Kansai, Japan reddish/paleish birds to his Taiwan breeding/winter-visitor...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 07:59
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Thanks very much. I've learned a lot from you and...

Thanks very much. I've learned a lot from you and Grahame and others.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 03:00
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Hi Steve, Thank you for your gracious reply...

Hi Steve, Thank you for your gracious reply here.

I sometimes do 'slightly obsessive older man' on BF - often following little details which strike me as interesting or possibly significant, and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd March 2020, 11:00
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Well, it was the post of SteveMM from Taiwan...

Well, it was the post of SteveMM from Taiwan which made me look more closely. I really have chosen these photos with certainty that it's not lighting or posture (precisely because this was what I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd March 2020, 06:47
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
You seem again to be relying on 'authorities'....

You seem again to be relying on 'authorities'. You seem to be assuming that the species and their taxons have been fixed along with their distribution. But I thought that species differentiation and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd March 2020, 04:48
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Hi Steve, I repeat my apology for appearing to...

Hi Steve,

I repeat my apology for appearing to diss your post #11 with photos of a pale ‘White’s’ and a more russet ‘Scaly’. As I said when I asked you later why you had removed them, I thought they...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th February 2020, 12:46
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Thank you for these references. Unfortunately...

Thank you for these references. Unfortunately they are a bit expensive for me given that they mostly deal with areas for which I am not likely to need specialist guides.

Looking at them on Amazon,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th February 2020, 11:34
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Grahame, none of the sources that I have seen...

Grahame, none of the sources that I have seen which split Scaly and White's (species or sub-species) mention this difference.

Mark Brazil and my Japanese language books specifically mention the 12...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th February 2020, 11:01
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
I truly apologise for the apparent sarcasm of my...

I truly apologise for the apparent sarcasm of my post, which was not intended. In my experience, photos of this bird vary a lot in colour tone depending on whether they are in shade or not and what...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th February 2020, 10:20
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Thank you again, Grahame. As you will have...

Thank you again, Grahame.

As you will have worked out, I have lived in Japan for a long time, but I have only birded for about ten years here (and on travels in Africa and Australia and elsewhere as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th February 2020, 06:41
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Thanks for this John. But part of the point is...

Thanks for this John. But part of the point is that if strongly respected sources disagree to this extent, is there any point in trying to fit particular birds into one or other of the species?...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th February 2020, 04:14
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Thanks, Rafael. That was my judgement exactly -...

Thanks, Rafael. That was my judgement exactly - 12 retrices with the blackish fourth on the right missing. The tail looks fully spread and I can't see any other places where feathers are obviously...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th February 2020, 02:42
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Hi Steve: Why did you remove your reddish bird...

Hi Steve: Why did you remove your reddish bird photos? I thought they were useful and interesting.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th February 2020, 02:41
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Yes, but HBW doesn't include scaly in Taiwan even...

Yes, but HBW doesn't include scaly in Taiwan even as a wintering bird. That was my point.

I'm not trying to be clever; I'm just trying to point out some inconsistencies in the published information,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 28th February 2020, 23:28
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By MacNara
Thank you Grahame, that's helpful. I think you...

Thank you Grahame, that's helpful.

I think you are mistaken about the retrices, however. I think it's Amami Thrush, the variant endemic to Amami Island, just south of Kyushu, which has 12 retrices,...
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