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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 14:29
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Dave B
Plaintive

Plaintive
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 08:11
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Dave B
Yes, I would say these are spot on for...

Yes, I would say these are spot on for Short-tailed, a bird I am very familiar with from annual spring migration off the west Peninsular Malaysia coast. The head and bill shape are distinctively...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 08:08
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Dave B
I think it's partly an impression created by the...

I think it's partly an impression created by the angle, the wing width is foreshortened but not the length, and this doubles the effect of making them look long and spindly. The head and tail shape...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 08:03
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Dave B
Re the PBF, it's all in the jizz!

Re the PBF, it's all in the jizz!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th April 2018, 09:03
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Dave B
I'm thinking Abbott's now.[/QUOTE] Yes, I would...

I'm thinking Abbott's now.[/QUOTE]

Yes, I would agree.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th April 2018, 09:25
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Dave B
James says Hill Blue, and I think I agree (it's...

James says Hill Blue, and I think I agree (it's generally a good policy to agree with JE)!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th April 2018, 09:15
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Dave B
Hi Andy, Yes, a rare foray into Birdforum...

Hi Andy,

Yes, a rare foray into Birdforum land!

The babbler is a bit of a stretch, but the grey face and relatively small bill clinch it for me, just. If the underparts were visible, I would expect...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th April 2018, 09:03
Replies: 59
Views: 1,437
Posted By Dave B
You have a lovely set of 'nihonensis' race...

You have a lovely set of 'nihonensis' race Kentish Plovers there. Nihonensis is the taxon which breeds in Japan and winters largely in north Borneo. It is not recognised in most literature, but is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th April 2018, 08:57
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Dave B
1 and 3 are Germain's, 2 is House, 4 and 5 may...

1 and 3 are Germain's, 2 is House, 4 and 5 may well be Black-nest.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th April 2018, 08:51
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Dave B
1 and 5 are Plume-toed (formerly Glossy); 2-4 are...

1 and 5 are Plume-toed (formerly Glossy); 2-4 are Germain's.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th April 2018, 08:39
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Dave B
Sorry to be late on this thread, but here are my...

Sorry to be late on this thread, but here are my 2 cents:

1. Horsfield's Babbler
2. Fire-breasted Flowerpecker - agree.
3.Pygmy Blue Flycatcher
4. Ruby-cheeked Sunbird
5. ... a bit of a puzzle, ,...
Forum: Wildlife Art Monday 5th June 2017, 11:17
Replies: 3
Views: 3,515
Posted By Dave B
I've been quietly watching your progress...

I've been quietly watching your progress Wengchun, and it's time to break the silence! I think these are outstanding. You capture the character of each species unerringly well, while at the same time...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th March 2014, 22:46
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Dave B
Yes, this is a Malaysian Honeyguide. The...

Yes, this is a Malaysian Honeyguide. The behaviour you mention is interesting and should documented. Very curious.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th March 2014, 03:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dave B
Thanks, this is the best alternative explanation...

Thanks, this is the best alternative explanation to it being Aleutian yet. The bird in the photo you sent is extraordinarily small-billed for a Common Tern. The lightness of the underparts is also...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th March 2014, 14:06
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dave B
Two Common Terns can be seen at the right of the...

Two Common Terns can be seen at the right of the photo. The bill and head structure of these are markedly different from the bird in question. Additionally, it lacks the dark outer web to the outer...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th March 2014, 22:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dave B
Thanks Lou and all, Although the bill is the...

Thanks Lou and all,

Although the bill is the most obvious difference, I think there are other more subtle differences too, such the overall body bulk, headshape and structure, and lack of dark outer...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th March 2014, 14:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dave B
Wow - 156 views and no replies! That must either...

Wow - 156 views and no replies! That must either mean it's really easy or really hard!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th March 2014, 22:13
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dave B
Bumpety bump! A crop of the head added.

Bumpety bump! A crop of the head added.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th March 2014, 09:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dave B
Tern in Malaysia: Aleutian or something else?

Photographed today in Penang, Malaysia.

I'd be grateful for any thoughts on the tern arrowed. I did not see the bird in the field. I was taking photos of the roost from a boat, and only found it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th February 2014, 06:03
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By Dave B
All are Lesser. YOur last photo shows the...

All are Lesser. YOur last photo shows the distinctive structure of the bill, with the bulge on the culmen occurring on the final third only, rather than the final half of the bill on Greater. Greater...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th January 2014, 23:19
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Dave B
Thanks to all. It's good to have some...

Thanks to all. It's good to have some 'unprejudiced eyes' look at this. As soon as I saw the bird my reaction was 'stint', so I followed that line of inquiry, but looking at the photos again, I think...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th January 2014, 06:38
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Dave B
Thanks John No chance of it being a Broad-billed...

Thanks John

No chance of it being a Broad-billed I don't think. The bill shape is only clearly shown on one of the images - the other appears to show a downward kink at the end of the bill, but this...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th January 2014, 23:59
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Dave B
Long-billed stint in Malaysia

The stint on the left of the group of Red-necked Stints was photographed in Penang, Malaysia, yesterday.

As soon as I got onto the bird I was struck by the length of the bill. I managed to take 3...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th January 2014, 05:53
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By Dave B
The middle photo shows a Greater. All the others...

The middle photo shows a Greater. All the others are Lesser.
Forum: Kowa Friday 27th December 2013, 09:31
Replies: 88
Views: 36,495
Posted By Dave B
Good news! My calendars AND my prize arrived...

Good news! My calendars AND my prize arrived today! I'm looking forward to trying out the bins in the field.

Thanks very much to Kowa and to Birdforum for organizing the competition!

Dave
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