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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:41
Replies: 9
Views: 150
Posted By njlarsen
Possibly but far from certain. Eurasian CD has...

Possibly but far from certain. Eurasian CD has been in captivity as well and some of those are really pale. The relative paleness of undertail coverts relative to underside further forward usually is...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Yesterday, 20:37
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By njlarsen
I have used Howell and Webb as a field guide and...

I have used Howell and Webb as a field guide and find it really good. I have some knowledge of the US birds and bring Sibley's app when I travel to Mexico, so have a way around that lack. The H&W...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:11
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By njlarsen
Same for raptor migration at northern European...

Same for raptor migration at northern European observation points, all the harriers can occur high. (or could 25 years ago when I regularly were in those areas.)

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 02:02
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By njlarsen
I learned something new: I was not aware of...

I learned something new: I was not aware of Pacific males getting a paler head (according to Sibley). I am still a little concerned with the bill being dark, but I have difficulty with which...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 24th May 2018, 15:59
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By njlarsen
We have had the "where does Mexico fit"...

We have had the "where does Mexico fit" discussion many times. Howell and Webb includes a paragraph somewhere about the biogeographic split at the Isthmus. Others, in earlier threads, have argued...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 24th May 2018, 15:52
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By njlarsen
OK, that is something I have not done in forever....

OK, that is something I have not done in forever. I thought you were trying to download your own observations which is a thing one can do within "my ebird"

Niels
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 23:24
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By njlarsen
Here are two previous threads on these, there...

Here are two previous threads on these, there might be something relevant in there (I have not...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 18:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By njlarsen
I have always had it download as a *.csv file....

I have always had it download as a *.csv file. Which steps do you go through? (more details please)

Niels
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 12:34
Replies: 85
Views: 7,467
Posted By njlarsen
Several years ago a guy told me that the biggest...

Several years ago a guy told me that the biggest loon/diver ever measured on Heligoland was a black-throated

Niels
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 13:43
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By njlarsen
I wonder if there is a story behind the use of...

I wonder if there is a story behind the use of the word peculiar?

Niels
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 21st May 2018, 18:22
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By njlarsen
Slightly off: Air Caraibes have a route from...

Slightly off: Air Caraibes have a route from Paris to French Guiana:...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 18th May 2018, 17:26
Replies: 38
Views: 6,994
Posted By njlarsen
I am not sure what you mean: at the species...

I am not sure what you mean: at the species level? at the subspecies level?

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th May 2018, 19:40
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By njlarsen
Regarding the possible Ash-throated: any chance...

Regarding the possible Ash-throated: any chance of seeing the underside of the tail?

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th May 2018, 18:41
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By njlarsen
So you are saying that the color was noticeable...

So you are saying that the color was noticeable in the field, so we can exclude photo artifacts?

In that case, could it be that this bird has visited a location with more iron or other stuff in the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th May 2018, 22:02
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By njlarsen
IF the usage had been for the thing most of us do...

IF the usage had been for the thing most of us do (have the hobby of birdwatching, having several hobbies) then you are certainly right. I am curious to see if the majority thinks it is the same...
Forum: Mexico Monday 14th May 2018, 20:32
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By njlarsen
Tulum seems to be a major tourist attraction so I...

Tulum seems to be a major tourist attraction so I would be surprised if you cannot find something around there. The hotel strip in Cancun itself is uninspiring, some of the larger resorts further...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th May 2018, 23:52
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By njlarsen
This is a little funny, because I do not...

This is a little funny, because I do not recognize that tail as typical for the Broad-wings I most often have seen: Caribbean birds in Dominica (there is at least one additional prominent pale band...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th May 2018, 23:43
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By njlarsen
More guesses than certainty: which brown wren is...

More guesses than certainty: which brown wren is more likely in that county? And I think crow for the larger bird

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th May 2018, 14:26
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By njlarsen
There are several versions of Sibley, the big...

There are several versions of Sibley, the big book; east and west smaller books; and the app version. I have the latter. The text especially might differ a little between versions.

Niels
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th May 2018, 01:51
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By njlarsen
I am actually leaning the opposite direction....

I am actually leaning the opposite direction. Even without the tail tip, you can still see the dark edge and rufous (or at least brighter if that is part of your color blindness) on most of the tail...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 13th May 2018, 01:18
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By njlarsen
But on the other hand: in some contexts, a result...

But on the other hand: in some contexts, a result that has been talked about at a conference is already considered published. For example, you cannot patent something if a part of it has been talked...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 12th May 2018, 19:24
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By njlarsen
I am not enough of a statistician to truly...

I am not enough of a statistician to truly evaluate the merits of this paper. However, In the intro, Thomas gives some good arguments for why it is worthwhile to at least try to improve on status...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 12th May 2018, 14:08
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By njlarsen
As far as I know, microsoft office can also be...

As far as I know, microsoft office can also be bought on apple products. Same for photo products from Adobe, ACDSee, etc.

Whether that change would work for you is up to you. Most people who have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 11th May 2018, 18:43
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By njlarsen
Compare with...

Compare with https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=595303 and imagine that bird progressed further towards full summer plumage.

Yours also seems to have the wrong bill color for...
Forum: Mexico Friday 11th May 2018, 14:07
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By njlarsen
Julian, you do not name the level of cost you are...

Julian, you do not name the level of cost you are prepared to incur?

A rather expensive option but set in a wonderful park with birding on ground and within easy reach in a car would be Hacienda...
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