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Forum: Lists Thursday 5th September 2019, 14:49
Replies: 65
Views: 3,816
Posted By jurek
Yesterday night I woken to some noise in my home...

Yesterday night I woken to some noise in my home in Switzerland. It turned a mid-sized bat flew in and was hunting in the room. I closed the other doors and opened the window and finally it flew out.
Forum: Conservation Monday 22nd July 2019, 17:35
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By jurek
I hope Komodo will not follow such notorious...

I hope Komodo will not follow such notorious tourist traps like mountain gorillas or Galapagos.

Luckily, seeing Komodo Dragons in the wild will not become a luxury inaccessible for an average...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 11th July 2019, 19:16
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By jurek
I would prefer traveling light, and have a basic...

I would prefer traveling light, and have a basic knowledge of South Asian birds. So my idea was to take only 'The Birds of Indonesian Archipelago' and maybe learn few missing species.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 11th July 2019, 19:13
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By jurek
I think a similar situation was observed few...

I think a similar situation was observed few years ago in Poland. White-tailed Eagles raised a Common Buzzard chick together with their own.
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 11th July 2019, 16:26
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By jurek
Field guide / app Peninsular Malaysia and indonesia

I am going to Indonesia and have few days birding around Kuala Lumpur.

Would the book "Birds of Indonesian Archipelago" cover birds of Peninsular Malaysia? Which species exist on Peninsular Malaysia...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 9th July 2019, 19:40
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By jurek
You can probably do best by looking at places in...

You can probably do best by looking at places in observado at the start of your visit and checking 2-3 closest to your hotel.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th July 2019, 20:25
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By jurek
How regular is Snowy Owl breeding in Sweden?

How regular is Snowy Owl breeding in Sweden?
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 8th July 2019, 20:19
Replies: 37
Views: 1,423
Posted By jurek
You are probably teasing, but just to point. The...

You are probably teasing, but just to point.

The best development is allowing a range of visits, especially inexpensive ones. This, among others, allows most socially just development. Maximum...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th July 2019, 17:59
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By jurek
What about Eagle Owl? Also, I am quite a dude,...

What about Eagle Owl?

Also, I am quite a dude, but my guide to bird tracks says that Ural Owl has pellets up to 6,5 cm long and Short-eared Owl up to 6 cm. Animal Tracks and Signs says Long-eared...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 6th July 2019, 21:07
Replies: 26
Views: 1,769
Posted By jurek
It reminds me a sad sight few years ago. I was...

It reminds me a sad sight few years ago. I was driving at night, and saw three fox cubs on the road. Two were playing merrily. The third was lying dead few feet away, already killed by a car....
Forum: Mammals Saturday 6th July 2019, 19:57
Replies: 26
Views: 1,769
Posted By jurek
I think badgers may be foraging on the roadside,...

I think badgers may be foraging on the roadside, not trying to cross. Or are too slow to cross the road. An animal like a squirrel or a bird is fast enough almost to cross the road in front of the...
Forum: Bird Paleontology Thursday 4th July 2019, 21:47
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By jurek
Interesting record. Possibly California Condor...

Interesting record. Possibly California Condor might have benefited from the extinction of larger teratorns. But Andean Condor? Maybe it benefited frm the extiction of similar extinct condor just...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 13:03
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By jurek
Thanks, i did not get luck in Danum and I would...

Thanks, i did not get luck in Danum and I would prefer a place easier to get to.
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 13:01
Replies: 37
Views: 1,423
Posted By jurek
I am of the same opinion. Also, there is a...

I am of the same opinion.

Also, there is a remarkable difference from national parks in Europe and North America, where the idea of a national park appeared. First, the management understands that...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 09:43
Replies: 37
Views: 1,423
Posted By jurek
Sepilok in Borneo, if you stay in a homestay...

Sepilok in Borneo, if you stay in a homestay close to the entrance. Danum if you go to the smaller ecotourism resort. Costa Rica offers some places where you can effectively walk on your own. Some...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 09:34
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By jurek
Ebird shows a number of places with close to 100%...

Ebird shows a number of places with close to 100% chance of sighting this year. They seem to fall in nature reserves where poaching is controlled. My question is: which of these places gives good...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 20:51
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By jurek
Easy place for Helmeted Hornbill

Hello,
I am looking for a place where Helmeted Hornbill is relatively easy to see and is fast to get from Singapore. Plan to visit August this year and would not like to spend time on transport,...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Monday 1st July 2019, 17:42
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By jurek
Not a red-eared slider, but there is a number of...

Not a red-eared slider, but there is a number of Trachemys/Graptemys/whatever water turtles which are currently sold and released in place of the banned red-eater slider. If any consolation, they can...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 21st June 2019, 23:41
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By jurek
There are two species precisely because they have...

There are two species precisely because they have different habitat choice. Usually, the ecology says, when there are two species with identical habitat choice, one outcompetes another to extinction....
Forum: Indonesia Thursday 20th June 2019, 19:40
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By jurek
RFI: contact Zeth or Eliakim Wonngor, Arfak

Hello,
Anybody has email or a permanent phone contact with Zeth or Eliakim Wonngor, who lead birdwatchers in Arfak, New Guinea?
The mail address eliakimwonggorsyoubri-at-gmail.com bounces and we...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th June 2019, 18:11
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By jurek
In your place I would pick a nice locality and...

In your place I would pick a nice locality and check local cuisine. If it includes lots of vegetables, fruit, seafood and chicken, contact the tour operator.

Ask what meals are there, and whether...
Forum: South Africa Tuesday 11th June 2019, 11:50
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By jurek
Hi again, your question formulated this way will...

Hi again, your question formulated this way will be very difficult to answer for most people. Better think of common foods you can and cannot eat and contact the lodge directly. If stuck, think of a...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th June 2019, 11:40
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By jurek
I have a friend who simply takes food with him in...

I have a friend who simply takes food with him in case his food would not be available for a couple of days. Once he ended up bringing a heap of tuna cans from Thailand back to Europe.

Otherwise it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd June 2019, 19:44
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By jurek
This is juvenile Greater Spotted. Underdeveloped...

This is juvenile Greater Spotted.
Underdeveloped black neck markings and pink undertail are normal for juvenile of this species.
Middle Spotted has much more intensive belly streaking, red cap is...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 1st June 2019, 12:02
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By jurek
Hi DMW, I am interested in it. What to look for,...

Hi DMW, I am interested in it. What to look for, and how to find a brand which I can buy in my country? I got something called worldwideinsurance for some time, but they stopped offering it outside...
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