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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 08:45
Replies: 702
Views: 109,071
Posted By MJB
Marham's not far from me. The sound they make at...

Marham's not far from me. The sound they make at times is diagnostic; I don't know for certain what the cause is, but it could be related to the exhaust nozzle position in a tight turn.
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 16:01
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By MJB
I believe the grounds for lumping were...

I believe the grounds for lumping were straightforward: the sample size was 1 (The paper, whose reference details escape me at present, dealt mainly with other southern gull taxa).
MJB
Forum: Conservation Yesterday, 15:42
Replies: 1,711
Views: 121,322
Posted By MJB
Your link appears not to work/no longer works,...

Your link appears not to work/no longer works, unfortunately... Clicking on the image does, fortunately!
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th June 2019, 19:09
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By MJB
It may be just the angle, but the primary...

It may be just the angle, but the primary projection might be long enough to fall into the range of Marsh Warbler. However, is the mouth colour against that?
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th June 2019, 12:44
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By MJB
John, The columbinus ssp of GSP is the smallest,...

John,
The columbinus ssp of GSP is the smallest, and just recently all the Cyprus records up to 1996 and Turkey records up to 1989 of LSP have been re-assessed as columbinus. I've see some variation...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th June 2019, 12:30
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By MJB
Stilts can and do swim, and they also bathe very...

Stilts can and do swim, and they also bathe very actively...
MJB
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 5th June 2019, 15:26
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By MJB
That should do well at the BBWF, Jim! I'm looking...

That should do well at the BBWF, Jim! I'm looking forward to that book.
MJB
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 5th June 2019, 15:21
Replies: 1,711
Views: 121,322
Posted By MJB
Hi,Henning, White Storks and Wood Storks are...

Hi,Henning,
White Storks and Wood Storks are both mostly white... that sets the bar at a level that surely excludes anyone citing Manville as an 'expert witness'... ... which was your point,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th June 2019, 08:43
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By MJB
As far as I can discover, there is no accepted...

As far as I can discover, there is no accepted record of Pied Harrier in Kazakhstan, although it may breed in Mongolia nearer to easternmost Kazakhstan than currently shown on the BirdLife Datazone...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 4th June 2019, 16:05
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By MJB
Thank you Laurent. Giovanni Forcina recently...

Thank you Laurent. Giovanni Forcina recently kindly sent me the 2012 reference and I have already seen the 2015 one.
Yours aye,
Mike
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 4th June 2019, 12:16
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By MJB
Thanks, Mike. Until that time, I'll take the...

Thanks, Mike. Until that time, I'll take the pragmatic view that alphabetic priority isn't too misleading!

Perhaps Laurent will come up with his usual lucid explanation!
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 4th June 2019, 12:13
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By MJB
Near Bandar Siraf on Google Maps the littoral...

Near Bandar Siraf on Google Maps the littoral southwards becomes more mountainous to the south, whereas to the north, there are more relatively open areas between ranges of mountains. Not much of a...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 4th June 2019, 08:29
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By MJB
Francolinus francolinus

Bonaparte 1856 described two subspecies of Black Francolin, asiae and henrici. Were they described together, or separately? Which has priority?

Peter Boesman in Dutch Birding 41(2) describes vocal...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd June 2019, 21:08
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By MJB
Or elevated to O. melanoleuca, according to...

Or elevated to O. melanoleuca, according to Schweizer et al 2019 & Schweizer & Burri 2019...
MJB
Schweizer, M, V Warmuth, NA Kakhki, M Aliabadian, M Förschler, H Shirihai, A Suh and R Burri. 2019....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 1st June 2019, 19:14
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By MJB
Jowers et al 2019 focused on the taxa within the...

Jowers et al 2019 focused on the taxa within the Buzzard superspecies via a battery of DNA techniques. Amongst their conclusions is that taxon cirtensis is best considered an allospecies of Common...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 26th May 2019, 08:30
Replies: 58
Views: 1,833
Posted By MJB
Best ask Nils...:t: MJB

Best ask Nils...:t:
MJB
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Sunday 26th May 2019, 08:24
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By MJB
Yep. Some say they often walk from flock to...

Yep. Some say they often walk from flock to flock...;)
MJB
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Saturday 18th May 2019, 11:32
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By MJB
"Stop that sketch! It's getting silly!": Graham...

"Stop that sketch! It's getting silly!": Graham Chapman, Monty Python c1970...

Oooops, sorry, you said 'ketch'. I must have misheard...;)
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 17th May 2019, 19:59
Replies: 702
Views: 109,071
Posted By MJB
As someone who worked in the E3 Sentry Project...

As someone who worked in the E3 Sentry Project Office/Engineering Authority, I can assure you that the Nimrod AEW was a project that had lived too long, each part of the development (cooling the...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 17th May 2019, 19:37
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By MJB
Mr Tweedy also stated "These chicken are...

Mr Tweedy also stated "These chicken are organised!"
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 29th April 2019, 16:07
Replies: 153
Views: 8,826
Posted By MJB
Given that we are speaking about (mostly?) UK...

Given that we are speaking about (mostly?) UK data from UK individuals, doesn't that mean if data that an individual wanted hidden, under the Data Protection Act it cannot be revealed intentionally,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th April 2019, 16:11
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By MJB
There's a considerable individual variation in...

There's a considerable individual variation in size of female Ruff. In Europe, I have had several encounters with (mostly elderly) birders who have challenged my opinion about small female Ruff,...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Sunday 14th April 2019, 11:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By MJB
Should have stuck with budgies...:eek!: MJB

Should have stuck with budgies...:eek!:
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th April 2019, 15:07
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By MJB
Also described thus: Caspian Reed Warbler...

Also described thus:
Caspian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus (scirpaceus) fuscus common summer breeder Iran wetlands common passage migrant throughout Khaleghizadeh et al 2017.
MJB
Khaleghizadeh, A, CS...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 13th April 2019, 07:53
Replies: 1,711
Views: 121,322
Posted By MJB
...but some infinities are larger than...

...but some infinities are larger than others...:eek!:
MJB
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