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Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 12th June 2019, 11:21
Replies: 47
Views: 7,536
Posted By Muppit17
Interesting. From the blog photo, the big records...

Interesting. From the blog photo, the big records on Attu for the 2019 crew appears to include Bluethroat. No mention in the blog or in John's list. Did he miss it?
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 19th May 2019, 13:40
Replies: 47
Views: 7,536
Posted By Muppit17
What else has gone? Lucy's Warbler dropped from...

What else has gone? Lucy's Warbler dropped from #601 to #599

Knowing some of the locations he has been, I am really surprised that some of the 'easy' species that he is missing - No;

White-faced...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Monday 6th May 2019, 20:41
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Muppit17
I suggest that you try the website...

I suggest that you try the website http://www.reptiles-of-ethiopia-and-eritrea.com. it is a great on line resource. You can always email the images directly to the author for a second opinion. I had...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd May 2019, 09:19
Replies: 47
Views: 7,536
Posted By Muppit17
Tikli As I noted and Joe confirmed, it appears...

Tikli

As I noted and Joe confirmed, it appears that John is trying something different and it appears to be meeting with mixed success.

He is roughly 50 species down from where he was in 2016 in...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 29th April 2019, 10:53
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By Muppit17
Confusing Ophrys - Minervois, France

All the attached were taken last week in the Minervois in France. Ophrys were plentiful, mainly lutea and a few scolopax and fuscus.

I found the ealy spider orchid types and associated confusing...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 29th April 2019, 10:34
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Muppit17
Thank you Paul

Thank you Paul
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Monday 29th April 2019, 10:34
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Muppit17
Thanks Rafael, keep on overlooking Psammodromus...

Thanks Rafael, keep on overlooking Psammodromus and now you point it out the keeled scales are obvious.

Many thanks for your assistance
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 28th April 2019, 15:32
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Muppit17
Clubtail from Minervois

Seen last week at Le Somail on the canal du midi in France.

This appears to be an immature Gomphus of some type.

Can anyone point me to which species this is please.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Sunday 28th April 2019, 15:17
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Muppit17
Is this a Catalan Wall Lizard?

Seen last week at the Rec above Gruissan near Narbonne, this lizard had me pondering due to the large lateral pale strip.

There doesn't appear to be a picture of this type, but the text mentions...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th April 2019, 11:28
Replies: 47
Views: 7,536
Posted By Muppit17
Well that answered that. John now back on...

Well that answered that. John now back on mainland. Guessing it appears he went for the pelagic and then blitzed Big Island as a bycatch.will wait for the blog to confirm.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 16th April 2019, 15:18
Replies: 47
Views: 7,536
Posted By Muppit17
Joe - I would welcome your informed opinion. It...

Joe - I would welcome your informed opinion. It appears that whilst the others in the non race are following a fairly consistent strategy, John has headed for something a bit more unusual by heading...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 10th April 2019, 15:22
Replies: 58
Views: 1,756
Posted By Muppit17
A.[b]. ambiguus does have a shorter primaries and...

A.[b]. ambiguus does have a shorter primaries and a more rounded wings than A scirpaceus although good views and photos would be needed to confirm.

The key question is whether ambiguus is a ssp of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th April 2019, 12:22
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Muppit17
I have no reason to doubt the identification,...

I have no reason to doubt the identification, although in flight there may/should have been some colour to aid id.

I suggest that you contact the country recorder Tommy Pedersen with the record. I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 8th April 2019, 07:02
Replies: 31
Views: 1,536
Posted By Muppit17
It seems that the only certain location is in...

It seems that the only certain location is in Chad and it is a very difficult place to do independent travel in. A decade ago, N'Djamena was difficult enough, going further was almost...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 5th April 2019, 15:54
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Muppit17
Having been in that area of Morocco this March, I...

Having been in that area of Morocco this March, I am aware that we saw a number of Iberian Chiffchaffs. Certainly Photo 2 (although I think all are the same bird) looks like an Iberian to me,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 10:43
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By Muppit17
I must admit, I have been a recent convert to...

I must admit, I have been a recent convert to ebird and although I do keep a separate spreadsheet based lifelist, and despite what I consider to be short comings, I am a fan.


The Clements base of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th March 2019, 13:33
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Muppit17
I guess it depends what you mean by...

I guess it depends what you mean by authority.

It is used by the Israeli Rarities and Distribution committee (IRDC) for example.

Also it is a direct translation of both the German and Swedish names...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th March 2019, 15:12
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Muppit17
I agree with the IDs 1. Looks like Blossom or...

I agree with the IDs

1. Looks like Blossom or Plum headed Parakeet, which ever species it is it will be an escape and by the plumage it appears to be an immature female. There does not appear to be...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 28th March 2019, 12:55
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By Muppit17
Thanks Paul - been out of the country and only...

Thanks Paul - been out of the country and only just returned.

Interesting ID - seems it is not mentioned for Ethiopia - unless I am missing something.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th March 2019, 12:50
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Muppit17
I agree with John - I can remember plenty of...

I agree with John - I can remember plenty of exceptions to the "rule" - but as I said it can help narrow down a search.

Some of the structural pointers are also difficult where birds of more than...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 27th March 2019, 13:57
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Muppit17
In my experience from living in the Gulf, the...

In my experience from living in the Gulf, the simple issue is look at feeding strategy of the birds. Lesser is much more active and tends to dash around. Greater tends to take a few steps and then...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 27th March 2019, 13:51
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Muppit17
I would agree that it looks like a good candidate...

I would agree that it looks like a good candidate for barabensis but they are difficult to separate and the colour of the mantle is notorious for being light sensitive. I would need to see other...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 19th March 2019, 09:45
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By Muppit17
Andy I am sure the intention is not to suggest...

Andy

I am sure the intention is not to suggest that given time that the two lists would be the same.

It is also worth adding that both are in a state of flux, due in part to increased...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 6th March 2019, 10:25
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Muppit17
I think I may have found the answer in Moraea...

I think I may have found the answer in Moraea schimperi, that appears to be a highland species that occurs in Ethiopia.

Happy to stand corrected
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 2nd March 2019, 10:10
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Muppit17
Totally agree, and thank you for the pointer. It...

Totally agree, and thank you for the pointer.

It is one thing that I am struggling with, there are widespread african species and the localised Ethiopian endemics. Trying to find guidance about what...
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