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Forum: Migration Yesterday, 22:28
Replies: 1
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Posted By Nutcracker
They are often resident in southern Portugal (and...

They are often resident in southern Portugal (and southern Spain). With global warming, this is likely to be happening more and more, and the habit spreading further north. Staying put in winter is a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:23
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By Nutcracker
Three Shags, and (top right) one Cormorant :t:

Three Shags, and (top right) one Cormorant :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:21
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By Nutcracker
I'd agree with Western Gull, a subadult probably...

I'd agree with Western Gull, a subadult probably 2-3 years old.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 22:17
Replies: 45
Views: 11,721
Posted By Nutcracker
Does this fit the requirements?...

Does this fit the requirements? :king:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phalacrocorax_carbo_5744_(4734980597).jpg
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 21:46
Replies: 45
Views: 11,721
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks all! Obviously, yes - but if...

Thanks all!



Obviously, yes - but if Linnaeus's specimens were the same as what we now call sinensis, then sinensis becomes a junior synonym of the nominate, and the rocky island, non-tree...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:30
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks like a Bonxie to me :t:

Looks like a Bonxie to me :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:30
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By Nutcracker
Dark-eyed Junco, of the 'Slate-colored' edition...

Dark-eyed Junco, of the 'Slate-colored' edition :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:16
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Nutcracker
IOC don't generally give wintering ranges of...

IOC don't generally give wintering ranges of taxa, only breeding distributions - can be very annoying at times!

Example:
No mention of Africa!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:14
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, spot on :t:

Yes, spot on :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:13
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Nutcracker
Rather different results to the Sound Approach...

Rather different results to the Sound Approach group who want to split Little Owl into several species!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:07
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Nutcracker
Try Tinbergen and imprinting 3:-)

Try Tinbergen and imprinting 3:-)
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Yesterday, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By Nutcracker
A racing pigeon ring - not a wild bird, someone's...

A racing pigeon ring - not a wild bird, someone's pet :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 09:59
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree with Little Egret - black legs, yellow...

Agree with Little Egret - black legs, yellow feet. @MJB - doesn't look gaunt/starving to me? Just normal. Would nominate E.g. garzetta really be a vagrant there, rather than just a regular winter...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 09:52
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Nutcracker
Presumably a lost gosling that was picked up by a...

Presumably a lost gosling that was picked up by a Brent Goose flock and stayed with them on migration. Look out for some strange hybrids in 2 or 3 years :-O
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 19th October 2020, 23:06
Replies: 45
Views: 11,721
Posted By Nutcracker
A query arising out of side discussion in this...

A query arising out of side discussion in this thread (https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=395662) - what is the type locality and precise [subspecific] identity of Linnaeus's Phalacrocorax...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th October 2020, 21:47
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to 1st winter [Greater] Whitefront

Ditto to 1st winter [Greater] Whitefront
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th October 2020, 21:43
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Nutcracker
All the Starlings breeding on Corsica are...

All the Starlings breeding on Corsica are Spotless, though they do get Common wintering as well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th October 2020, 21:36
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Nutcracker
What about Sweden? Could be playing with fire...

What about Sweden? Could be playing with fire here, if it turns out that the birds Linnaeus described actually fit into what is currently called 'sinensis' :eek!:

Linnaeus certainly described then...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th October 2020, 21:23
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Reed Bunting :t:

Ditto to Reed Bunting :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th October 2020, 17:51
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree with E. cirlus :t:

Agree with E. cirlus :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th October 2020, 12:38
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Nutcracker
A Mallard with a white domesticated duck...

A Mallard with a white domesticated duck somewhere in its ancestry :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 19th October 2020, 12:30
Replies: 141
Views: 5,634
Posted By Nutcracker
It's getting well into Pallid season now - was...

It's getting well into Pallid season now - was yours swift (sp.), or definite Common?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th October 2020, 11:56
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Nutcracker
As an aside, if central European and Chinese...

As an aside, if central European and Chinese Great Cormorants are found to differ (no evidence that I know of currently), the European ones would become Phalacrocorax carbo subcormoranus (Brehm,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th October 2020, 11:47
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks like it to me; a fairly pale individual...

Looks like it to me; a fairly pale individual (but not as pale as some can be) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th October 2020, 10:24
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Nutcracker
P. c. carbo most certainly occurs in NW Europe;...

P. c. carbo most certainly occurs in NW Europe; that is where Linnaeus described it from (https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727038). The great majority of cormorants in Britain away from the...
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