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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 12:54
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By THE_FERN
Least grebe. Overall colour (not brownish), thin...

Least grebe. Overall colour (not brownish), thin bill with pale lower part, pale eye, strong stripes on face
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 13:30
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By THE_FERN
The OP says it was with a male indicating it's...

The OP says it was with a male indicating it's female. However, if I'd just seen this photo without that info, I'd probably have said eclipse (non-breeding) male [restricted white mark at bill base,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th February 2020, 20:07
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By THE_FERN
The first one was definitely a bird... (...But I...

The first one was definitely a bird... (...But I thought anhinga too)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th February 2020, 20:05
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By THE_FERN
I've not seen either species of earthcreeper, but...

I've not seen either species of earthcreeper, but from the descriptions and images on neotropical birds I'd say scale-throated. Patagonian forest apparently is in at least somewhat shrubby/forested...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th February 2020, 19:59
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By THE_FERN
Agree, for the reasons you suggest

Agree, for the reasons you suggest
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th February 2020, 18:03
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By THE_FERN
Depends a bit which aspect of it. There's nothing...

Depends a bit which aspect of it. There's nothing which says that they need to provide a unified page for each species with photos, description, link to Macauley, ebird map etc.

>>Why do you think...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th February 2020, 13:16
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes: looks like

Yes: looks like
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th February 2020, 13:13
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By THE_FERN
Ummm been down this track before. Any chance of...

Ummm been down this track before. Any chance of updating the Opus entries [I did for paddyfield]?

...Esp. in the light of the recent neotropical birds announcement. How long will ebird remain...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 13th February 2020, 07:56
Replies: 247
Views: 17,530
Posted By THE_FERN
QED... https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Spec...

QED...

https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/home

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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 12th February 2020, 01:56
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By THE_FERN
Forster's. The black wedge around the eye not...

Forster's. The black wedge around the eye not connected to any cap is characteristic
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 11th February 2020, 13:35
Replies: 58
Views: 2,107
Posted By THE_FERN
The Tenerife and Gran Canaria races are...

The Tenerife and Gran Canaria races are candidates for species status. The DNA work suggests they have been separate from mainland races for a very long time [c2 M years]: longer than iberian...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th February 2020, 10:43
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By THE_FERN
Seems fair.

Seems fair.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th February 2020, 10:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By THE_FERN
So for believers in that taxon, bill thickness...

So for believers in that taxon, bill thickness goes: common <=Scottish <=parrot. From the pics I've seen, this is well to the right of that spectrum. Since "Scottish" isn't recorded from Poland that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th February 2020, 18:46
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By THE_FERN
I think it must be parrot with a bill that thick

I think it must be parrot with a bill that thick
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th February 2020, 18:01
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By THE_FERN
Sorry, I can't make any of these into the...

Sorry, I can't make any of these into the grackle. The first recalls giant cowbird a bit but it doesn't have a pale eye
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th February 2020, 13:07
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By THE_FERN
I can see it either way. First image bill seems...

I can see it either way. First image bill seems short and stubby for me, but second indicates perhaps longer. Both images show incomplete supercilium, missing in front of eye. Stint can show...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th February 2020, 10:46
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By THE_FERN
Why not a little stint with muddy legs?

Why not a little stint with muddy legs?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th February 2020, 10:40
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By THE_FERN
Two more possibilities, white-chinned and...

Two more possibilities, white-chinned and Parkinson's. However, the former has no black bill tip. Photos of the latter suggest a very short tail which seems to start right after the wings (i.e....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th February 2020, 00:36
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By THE_FERN
I'm not expert either. The all-dark appearance...

I'm not expert either. The all-dark appearance with silvery flight feathers and the pale bill with a dark tip mean I think it has to be between Westland Petrel and flesh-footed Shearwater, with the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th February 2020, 21:11
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By THE_FERN
Sounds sensible

Sounds sensible
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th February 2020, 16:23
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By THE_FERN
Do we (you) have any objection to adding these to...

Do we (you) have any objection to adding these to the relevant Opus pages? (Assume by "seems more out of your way" you mean "more timid")
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th February 2020, 19:30
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By THE_FERN
1) White-browed fantail If I say 3/4) is...

1) White-browed fantail
If I say 3/4) is Richard's pipit I'll get it wrong so I won't...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th February 2020, 15:26
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By THE_FERN
Good idea for 2), but I think we'd see evidence...

Good idea for 2), but I think we'd see evidence of the pale supercilium even on these pics in that case. So must be bran-coloured I guess
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th February 2020, 10:21
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By THE_FERN
So the important time is clearly winter when both...

So the important time is clearly winter when both are in the same country. I don't know about the territoriality of this/these species, but wonder how territorial they are likely to be at this time...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th February 2020, 18:41
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes I agree

Yes I agree
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