Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Showing results 1 to 25 of 47
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Scelorchilus
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 23:49
Replies: 24
Views: 3,822
Posted By Scelorchilus
The jaegers do not hunt? Whaaaat. That is all...

The jaegers do not hunt? Whaaaat. That is all they do in the Arctic, hunt!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 2nd February 2018, 00:11
Replies: 53
Views: 9,997
Posted By Scelorchilus
Andy. Actually "California" Common Ravens sound...

Andy. Actually "California" Common Ravens sound more like Chihuahuan Ravens, and they seem to rarely if ever give the complex clicks, pops, etc. that Holarctic Ravens give. As well, I think the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 24th August 2016, 18:40
Replies: 53
Views: 11,936
Posted By Scelorchilus
Western Willets commonly over-summer along the...

Western Willets commonly over-summer along the East Coast. Usually they are in small flocks, show molt and rattier plumage than the breeding Eastern Willets in the same area. So yes, you can find the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 11th September 2014, 00:14
Replies: 56
Views: 11,185
Posted By Scelorchilus
Hi there, I am glad you had a great birding trip...

Hi there, I am glad you had a great birding trip to California! It is a nice place to bird, eat and drink. As a local here I should mention that there are various way out of range birds in the report...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 19th August 2014, 01:01
Replies: 80
Views: 22,073
Posted By Scelorchilus
Six degrees....no one degree of Ilheringi

Six degrees....no one degree of Ilheringi
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 13th August 2014, 14:21
Replies: 128
Views: 30,581
Posted By Scelorchilus
Of course other nuthatches like oaks, Oak...

Of course other nuthatches like oaks, Oak Nuthatch may be an appropriate name for several out there, but they already have names. Names do not have to be exact, or the most appropriate, the more...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 9th August 2014, 22:12
Replies: 128
Views: 30,581
Posted By Scelorchilus
Kirk, there has been no use of the names for...

Kirk, there has been no use of the names for these nuthatches for decades. So for the average user of bird names, there really is no tradition to them. At this point it is nearly a blank slate I...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 7th August 2014, 00:56
Replies: 128
Views: 30,581
Posted By Scelorchilus
Nuthatches, on tours I jokingly would use...

Nuthatches, on tours I jokingly would use Nuthatch, Oakhatch, and Pinehatch. Oak = Slender-billed, Pine = Rocky Mountain. It sort of works for habitat, although Pinehatches become fond of the oaks by...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 26th April 2014, 00:02
Replies: 51
Views: 9,285
Posted By Scelorchilus
I don't think any of the forms should retain the...

I don't think any of the forms should retain the old "Clapper Rail" name, but I don't see why the use of Clapper Rail could not remain in one of the other taxa names. In particular, there are oodles...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 24th July 2013, 19:21
Replies: 37
Views: 11,688
Posted By Scelorchilus
Hi there - just a note that Palo Alto Baylands...

Hi there - just a note that Palo Alto Baylands have not been good for Black Rails for some years now. About 5 years ago they stopped being seen with regularity in the winter high tides unfortunately.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 5th June 2012, 17:37
Replies: 27
Views: 5,822
Posted By Scelorchilus
That should have been "informed opinion" rather...

That should have been "informed opinion" rather than "informed information"... talk about ill informed.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 5th June 2012, 17:36
Replies: 27
Views: 5,822
Posted By Scelorchilus
Michael's point about the taxonomic committee...

Michael's point about the taxonomic committee being ill informed is a good one. I am on a taxonomic committee (SACC) and always consider myself ill informed about most things we are dealing with. I...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 25th July 2011, 04:57
Replies: 119
Views: 18,525
Posted By Scelorchilus
In Chile we have a Scytalopus that is visually...

In Chile we have a Scytalopus that is visually different from S. magellanicus, ecologically different yet sings nearly the same song. I am not sure if any specimen exist of the thing, but having a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th April 2011, 02:54
Replies: 9
Views: 1,955
Posted By Scelorchilus
Perhaps this thread is better off in the ID...

Perhaps this thread is better off in the ID section...but whatever. The first photo is troubling, it looks like neither to me. In fact it looks like a Grey-flanked Cinclodes of all things, but what...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 30th December 2010, 05:34
Replies: 14
Views: 5,192
Posted By Scelorchilus
In the San Francisco Bay Area the birds breeding...

In the San Francisco Bay Area the birds breeding in the bay, in salt marsh habitats are distinctly darker and have less of a median crown stripe than birds that breed in uplands (such as the coast...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 14th November 2010, 20:21
Replies: 8
Views: 3,407
Posted By Scelorchilus
Richard, Mountain White-crowns if anything are...

Richard, Mountain White-crowns if anything are allied to Gambell's. They just happen to look like Easterns, but biogeographically, they are unlikely to be related to Easterns. They also have local...
Forum: Chile Sunday 17th October 2010, 15:28
Replies: 27
Views: 6,855
Posted By Scelorchilus
For detailed site specific information you can...

For detailed site specific information you can start fiddling with e-bird (www.ebird.com). Go to view and explore data. Make a bar chart for a specific region in Chile. This will let you know when...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 30th September 2010, 01:42
Replies: 222
Views: 108,019
Posted By Scelorchilus
Hi From looks at specimens and friends who...

Hi

From looks at specimens and friends who have seen and heard Hispaniolan Crossbills, they suggest that they are in fact "red" crossbills, not White-wings. They happen to have white wingbars,...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 28th September 2010, 06:37
Replies: 222
Views: 108,019
Posted By Scelorchilus
I am a tad surprised at the discussion on learned...

I am a tad surprised at the discussion on learned vocalizations. Fringillids are well known to learn song, not only that they learn calls which is highly unusual in passerines. On the other hand they...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 30th August 2010, 16:06
Replies: 12
Views: 6,443
Posted By Scelorchilus
Folks, we at Field Guides (the tour company)...

Folks, we at Field Guides (the tour company) regularly send in suggestions to Cornell regarding Clement's groups which need some changes. They have been very receptive and thankful and have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st August 2010, 05:55
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By Scelorchilus
It is a Sharp-tailed Grouse. Nice!!

It is a Sharp-tailed Grouse. Nice!!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th July 2010, 06:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Scelorchilus
The raptor is a juvenile Mountain Caracara - look...

The raptor is a juvenile Mountain Caracara - look at wing shape and the pale windows on the primary bases. Cheers - Alvaro Jaramillo.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 2nd July 2010, 18:47
Replies: 12
Views: 2,420
Posted By Scelorchilus
Niels - I have birded in Antigua a bunch of times...

Niels - I have birded in Antigua a bunch of times and can say with confidence that I have seen and photographed several birds there that are hybrids, as well as a number of good Little Egrets. Also...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th May 2010, 14:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,479
Posted By Scelorchilus
Folks - I was alerted to look at this photo. It...

Folks - I was alerted to look at this photo. It is indeed a Rufous-banded Miner. The southernmost population is in the area, of Torres del Paine and Sierra Baguales but they are very rare here. Do...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th April 2010, 05:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By Scelorchilus
That is a Golden-crowned, I have them in the yard...

That is a Golden-crowned, I have them in the yard all winter. The bill color is useful, dull like this on Goldens, yellowish with dark culmen on coastal White-crowns, pinkish-orange on Taiga...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 47
 


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.25504303 seconds with 10 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 13:31.