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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Yesterday, 09:37
Replies: 32
Views: 2,576
Posted By James Lowther
nice link. However, the plates on NHBS are...

nice link.

However, the plates on NHBS are unquestionably from the new edition, the mapping is completely different, the text is revised and the flycatcher illustrations are new also,

re: taxonomy...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 17th October 2020, 20:31
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By James Lowther
Apparently it’s recommended not to bend down to...

Apparently it’s recommended not to bend down to pick up stones as this increases your vulnerability, even momentarily. Try to grab something at hand level! And, don’t risk your life by concentrating...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 13th October 2020, 15:02
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By James Lowther
or they just fly the most direct route across the...

or they just fly the most direct route across the sea and miss Japan entirely
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 9th October 2020, 15:38
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By James Lowther
think that shows mostly records in the...

think that shows mostly records in the non-breeding range. Equivalent map from birdlife attached,
cheers,
Jmes
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 5th October 2020, 16:35
Replies: 39
Views: 8,954
Posted By James Lowther
RNP is a generalist, Mauritius parakeet is a...

RNP is a generalist, Mauritius parakeet is a native forest specialist. They don’t hybridise apparently.
They are fairly different phenotypically e.g. size, structure, plumage (especially female) and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 2nd October 2020, 14:30
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By James Lowther
my feeling is a cory's shearwater see e.g....

my feeling is a cory's shearwater see e.g. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=961

this is a super-abundant species at sea near Madeira

but there's not enough detail to be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th September 2020, 21:13
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By James Lowther
Assume this was taken in Mauritius? Anyway, looks...

Assume this was taken in Mauritius? Anyway, looks like it with the downcurved bill. The rings are probably a good indicator too as I can’t imagine anyone bothering to ring Madagascar fody in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st August 2020, 18:35
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By James Lowther
Thanks for spelling check Rafael! Looks like 7/10...

Thanks for spelling check Rafael!
Looks like 7/10 birds from Catalonia and 9/9 from Valencia in that study were from the ambiguus clade, so local breeders in central Spain *should* be ambiguus also,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st August 2020, 15:54
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By James Lowther
I doubt it. it should be within breeding range...

I doubt it.

it should be within breeding range of ambiguus so the more apt question is can we rule out scirpaceus (on basis of migration timing)? I guess the answer to that is no also.

In case...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 19th August 2020, 16:03
Replies: 136
Views: 45,451
Posted By James Lowther
"academics who had already received a copy of the...

"academics who had already received a copy of the journal were urged to "physically remove" the article pages in a move that had no precedent in research publishing"

glad to say that's never...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th August 2020, 09:57
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By James Lowther
yes both harlequin James

yes both harlequin
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th August 2020, 15:04
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By James Lowther
I cannot offer any help with ID of the...

I cannot offer any help with ID of the "lemon-rumped" leaf warbler complex, but the location alone is strongly suggestive of Pallas's, although Chinese LW might just about be possible (e.g. there are...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 11th August 2020, 11:23
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By James Lowther
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_South "Not...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_South

"Not to be confused with Southern Hemisphere."

James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 12:18
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By James Lowther
Hi, i can't really help except it is definitely...

Hi,
i can't really help except it is definitely not a falcon, it's an immature Accipiter hawk, maybe African Goshawk, see e.g.
https://www.birdforum.net/opus/African_Goshawk
cheers,
James
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 30th July 2020, 11:48
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By James Lowther
Hi, can't help with the gulls beyond what's been...

Hi,
can't help with the gulls beyond what's been said already but your "wader" a few blog posts down is some sort of passerine, i guess a Horsfield's Bushlark
also you have australian reed warblers...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd July 2020, 10:06
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By James Lowther
3 = marsh harrier cheers, James

3 = marsh harrier
cheers,
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th July 2020, 12:26
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By James Lowther
yes that's all true. Apologies, i got the...

yes that's all true. Apologies, i got the elegans/algeriensis desert vs coast thing backwards in my head.

But i was making the point for the benefit of Josh that the whole excubitor/meriodonalis...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th July 2020, 18:48
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By James Lowther
what Tom means is that it is an "Algerian" Grey...

what Tom means is that it is an "Algerian" Grey Shrike, i.e.
subspecies algeriensis. There is no doubt about the identification. This is the common type in the Moroccan deserts

but on some lists...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th July 2020, 12:25
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By James Lowther
Cory's will be the default species at that...

Cory's will be the default species at that location

James
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 15th July 2020, 19:28
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By James Lowther
It’s difficult to work out where the right...

It’s difficult to work out where the right antenna tip is but my feeling is both antennae have orangish undersides to the tips (so Small skipper). It’s difficult to assess from this angle though....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th July 2020, 10:49
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By James Lowther
agree with this James

agree with this

James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 27th June 2020, 21:13
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By James Lowther
dunn's lark is split by birdlife international...

dunn's lark is split by birdlife international also,
cheers,
James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 26th June 2020, 12:25
Replies: 169
Views: 14,929
Posted By James Lowther
in general (brief) rationale for proposed splits...

in general (brief) rationale for proposed splits is given on this page

https://www.worldbirdnames.org/updates/proposed-splits/

cheers,
James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 15:44
Replies: 71
Views: 15,354
Posted By James Lowther
Ocellata sensu stricto going to be a super...

Ocellata sensu stricto going to be a super difficult species to see presumably. And maybe critically endangered?
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 15:02
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By James Lowther
me too. They are super common just over the...

me too. They are super common just over the border in the Masai Mara (like, absolutely everywhere). White-tailed are there too but much rarer, also smaller and cuter than the bird in the pic,

James
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