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Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 7th September 2020, 13:48
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Muppit17
The eBird descriptions are lifted directly from...

The eBird descriptions are lifted directly from Merlin, the Cornell ID app.

There is no source given.

It is interesting that as far as I can see, the descriptions are different from the other...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 3rd September 2020, 15:37
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Muppit17
I guess these are taken on mainland Spain, not...

I guess these are taken on mainland Spain, not the Balearics where Moltoni's is the breeding species?

Yes, currently eBird uses cantillans for Western and albistriata for Eastern and will do so for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 31st August 2020, 09:35
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Muppit17
Agreed This is a simple guide to distinguishing...

Agreed

This is a simple guide to distinguishing the two - focuses on under wing pattern

https://www.uaebirding.com/pallid-harrier-versus
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 19:33
Replies: 127
Views: 5,839
Posted By Muppit17
Two separate Lesser Emperors in the New Forest...

Two separate Lesser Emperors in the New Forest today. One at Hatchet Pond (south end) and one west of Holm hill.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 21st July 2020, 18:30
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Muppit17
Hi Mike I was back in the New Forest today....

Hi Mike

I was back in the New Forest today. Found two spikes of Bog Orchid at Hatchet Pond, one probably the largest I have ever seen of this species (still not saying much) and the other probably...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th July 2020, 13:13
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By Muppit17
Totally agree, in fresh plumage they are very...

Totally agree, in fresh plumage they are very distinctive. Less so when they are warn and bleached.I know, the last time I was in Ethiopia, in 2019, I was surprised how bleached out some seemed.

I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th July 2020, 11:58
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By Muppit17
I agree with 1 as Pied Wheatear, and I also...

I agree with 1 as Pied Wheatear, and I also suspect 2 is one as well. The mantle doesn't look dark enough to me to be Aby.

The question with 3 is the species of Cisticola. The default is Ethiopian...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th July 2020, 11:45
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Muppit17
I agree with all except 5. My initial reaction...

I agree with all except 5.

My initial reaction was for Plain Martin (Brown-throated Martin). I would expect some vent markings and a pale forehead in Rock Martin. However, this is not the best view...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th July 2020, 10:32
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Muppit17
James The algeriensis is part of the North...

James

The algeriensis is part of the North African complex that includes elegans, algeriensis and leucopygos. In Morocco. both elegans and algeriensis occur. It is certainly algeriensis on the...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 7th July 2020, 08:21
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Muppit17
I cant comment directly but I have been struck...

I cant comment directly but I have been struck how the season is very strange this year in Hampshire. Some species flowered 2 weeks early or more, but others have been right on cue, cf late flowering...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 11:47
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Muppit17
No question on the identity. There is a good...

No question on the identity.

There is a good resource on seabirds on the outer banks and the offshore gulf stream (North Atlantic conveyor) here https://patteson.com/seabird-diversity/

Brian...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd July 2020, 11:16
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Muppit17
Never been, but the ebird hotspot seemed to show...

Never been, but the ebird hotspot seemed to show good number of species and if you click on the 'bar charts' you can see that there are a lot of ducks etc in October....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 1st July 2020, 14:35
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By Muppit17
I agree, the paper seems to be simply drawing a...

I agree, the paper seems to be simply drawing a line in the sand based upon current understanding (which is different in each list) so no sure what it is trying to add. The short section on the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th June 2020, 09:02
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Muppit17
I had another look, and still think that Pennant...

I had another look, and still think that Pennant winged is the best bet for #1. See this photo of a juvenile with a grey tail, found in only slightly better condition than yours....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th June 2020, 13:46
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Muppit17
I am not going to claim any great ability to ID...

I am not going to claim any great ability to ID road kill, and having struggled with nightjar ID across Africa and settled on voice being my only way of being confident, these photos do pose...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 5th June 2020, 12:09
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By Muppit17
I believe it is juvenile Klaas's. Emerald should...

I believe it is juvenile Klaas's.

Emerald should not have white behind the eye and the throat should lack the impression of being barred on white as this bird has.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 13:32
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Muppit17
I agree Monty's - only answering to highlight the...

I agree Monty's - only answering to highlight the attached link is a very useful summary published on the UAE birding pages for separating Monty's from...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2020, 11:31
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Muppit17
Can you explain why you have dismissed 'Caspian'...

Can you explain why you have dismissed 'Caspian' Reed Warbler - A.s.fuscus, to me there are a number of features that don't quite fit a classic - overall rich colour, darkish edge to the supercilium,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st May 2020, 19:43
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By Muppit17
I have to agree that I don't see a skua in this....

I have to agree that I don't see a skua in this. The deep chesty appearance, white belly and rump remind me of Sooty Gull. I would guess an immature as it doesn't look clean enough for an adult. From...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th May 2020, 13:35
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By Muppit17
I have stayed away from this purely through being...

I have stayed away from this purely through being busy elsewhere.

I will only restate what I said at the beginning, I cant distinguish the tail coverts from the photo, and in not seeing the feather...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th May 2020, 15:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By Muppit17
I still believe this bird had grey tail coverts...

I still believe this bird had grey tail coverts and that makes it Red-breasted rather than Taiga.

I am still confused by how dark the bill looks but maybe this is a product of the angle of the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th May 2020, 10:25
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By Muppit17
I note that there have been at least 3 rbf...

I note that there have been at least 3 rbf reported across Israel over the last week end.

I am not so confident as andyb. The difference in the species is not on the tail itself by the upper tail...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th May 2020, 10:02
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Muppit17
I think the short answer is no, however On...

I think the short answer is no, however


On range it is highly unlikely to be Eastern (but certainly not impossible)
The face mask is narrow, with no black to the forehead and barely reaching over...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th May 2020, 14:37
Replies: 34
Views: 2,450
Posted By Muppit17
There are parts offered for free as part of eBird...

There are parts offered for free as part of eBird and Merlin, the link takes you to the same species - called Blythe's Shrike Babbler under Clements;
https://ebird.org/species/blyshb1
So range,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th May 2020, 11:57
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Muppit17
The photos clearly show a species of the Lesser...

The photos clearly show a species of the Lesser Short-toed Lark complex. Stubby bill, streaks on the breast and primaries clearly much longer than the tertials.

I guess the key question is whether...
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