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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Today, 14:56
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Posted By Nutcracker
Feral domesticated birds

Am I right in thinking that the scientific subspecific names sometimes proposed for domesticated birds (e.g. Columba livia "domestica", Cairina moschata "domestica") are invalid? IOC for example,...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Today, 14:43
Replies: 128
Views: 44,984
Posted By Nutcracker
Should IOC, H&M, etc., be advised of this? Or is...

Should IOC, H&M, etc., be advised of this? Or is it better to 'let sleeping dogs lie'?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 14:35
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to European Stonechat :t:

Ditto to European Stonechat :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 14:30
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Nutcracker
Not an ideal angle, but looks like a juvenile...

Not an ideal angle, but looks like a juvenile Arctic to me :t:

More detail of location would be useful, please!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 14:28
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Common Crossbill (though, by being on a...

Ditto to Common Crossbill (though, by being on a larch, a wanna-be Two-barred 3:-))
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:00
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to juvenile Common Blackbird :t:

Ditto to juvenile Common Blackbird :t:
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Yesterday, 21:46
Replies: 5,665
Views: 559,942
Posted By Nutcracker
& Helianthus annuus :t:

& Helianthus annuus :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th September 2019, 13:39
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Nutcracker
Isn't the keel just narrowed by end-view...

Isn't the keel just narrowed by end-view perspective?

Looking on maps, Grey is primarily a wintering species in that part of the world, only a few breeding, so you'd not get many in June but they...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 14th September 2019, 23:18
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Nutcracker
"by my house" suggests window collision to me....

"by my house" suggests window collision to me. Might be worth fitting some hawk silhouettes in the windows to make the sparrows think again about flying into them :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th September 2019, 23:15
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Nutcracker
Moorhen, juvenile :t:

Moorhen, juvenile :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th September 2019, 23:15
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Nutcracker
#3 in post 1 is surely a Grey Heron - big heavy...

#3 in post 1 is surely a Grey Heron - big heavy bill doesn't fit Purple, nor does the grey neck.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th September 2019, 23:09
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Nutcracker
It is in a bramble - maybe it has been eating the...

It is in a bramble - maybe it has been eating the blackberries and got its bill stained by the fruit juice :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th September 2019, 23:08
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Nutcracker
In winter plumage :t:

In winter plumage :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th September 2019, 23:07
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Chaffinch; it is in a Field Maple (Acer...

Ditto to Chaffinch; it is in a Field Maple (Acer campestre) which has smaller leaves than many other maples - that would make the bird appear larger by comparison :t:
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 14th September 2019, 09:14
Replies: 128
Views: 44,984
Posted By Nutcracker
Excellent, thanks!

Excellent, thanks!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th September 2019, 09:13
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Nutcracker
Markedly larger than the Whitefronts they are...

Markedly larger than the Whitefronts they are with - wouldn't that suggest Taiga?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 13th September 2019, 23:56
Replies: 128
Views: 44,984
Posted By Nutcracker
Anyone know if this is available online, please...

Anyone know if this is available online, please (I couldn't find it):
Bonnaterre, 1790. Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature. Ornithologie (specifically Livr.38 pl.94...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th September 2019, 23:50
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Nutcracker
Many waders have quite a short period in summer...

Many waders have quite a short period in summer plumage, often only April/May to July; by August a lot (though not all) are back into winter plumage :t:
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 12th September 2019, 22:57
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Nutcracker
Wow!!

Wow!!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th September 2019, 21:25
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, a juvenile Red-legged Partridge, likely...

Yep, a juvenile Red-legged Partridge, likely recently released from a game shooting estate (:storm:); young ones have duller, paler legs than adults.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th September 2019, 23:43
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Nutcracker
Head looks pretty pale to me - that's with...

Head looks pretty pale to me - that's with blowing the pics up several x original size.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th September 2019, 13:54
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree Common Tern on bill structure.

Agree Common Tern on bill structure.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th September 2019, 13:51
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Nutcracker
B-l Kittiwake is far more likely in inshore...

B-l Kittiwake is far more likely in inshore coastal waters; Sab's generally migrate well out in the ocean. Bonaparte's would be commoner, but (like Sab's) doesn't have the blackish collar.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th September 2019, 22:38
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Nutcracker
Here you...

Here you are!
https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Northern_Harrier
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th September 2019, 21:53
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Nutcracker
Northern Harrier, juvenile / 1st-winter :t:

Northern Harrier, juvenile / 1st-winter :t:
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