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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 3rd January 2019, 12:43
Replies: 54
Views: 1,965
Posted By macrourus
Of course Valery... Iit is a typo and in my bad...

Of course Valery...
Iit is a typo and in my bad enbglish, as I am quickly writing from the Museum pf Zoology in Roma with limited time ( I am only a guest here at the moment, without my...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 3rd January 2019, 12:08
Replies: 54
Views: 1,965
Posted By macrourus
I also got the link for an opinion. Well, many...

I also got the link for an opinion.

Well, many species have been mentioned, as Golden (never even close) or Booted, that is in fact the very hard one to tell apart (but normally Botted is hardly so...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th March 2017, 20:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By macrourus
Hello Some consideration: 1) there is absolutely...

Hello
Some consideration:
1) there is absolutely no way to ID in the field and even less so some in such photos hybrids (that I don't know why should be called Gibraltar Buzzard when was first...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 4th January 2017, 13:10
Replies: 83
Views: 18,658
Posted By macrourus
Tyrrhenian Flycatcher is a perfect name, as the...

Tyrrhenian Flycatcher is a perfect name, as the taxon nominotipico (the type taxon or type subspecies Muscicapa tyrrhenica tyrrhenica if you like) is tyrrhenica and it is from tyrrhenian sea area....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 23rd December 2016, 14:55
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By macrourus
Original type description of Falco biarmicus tanypterus

Hello

Could you help me in tracking the Original description of Falco biarmicus tanypterus Schlegel, 1843?
A PDF ?
And is here anybody that know email contact to get photos of the type specimens...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 23rd December 2016, 14:44
Replies: 17
Views: 6,700
Posted By macrourus
Simply a warning note: sure some birds are...

Simply a warning note: sure some birds are hybrid, as myself has proven even before the quoted articles (see my paper in Dutch Birding) ...Indeed, I have followed the adult birds breeding, one a...
Forum: Leica Saturday 3rd December 2016, 11:14
Replies: 43
Views: 14,908
Posted By macrourus
I've been using now since 1 month a new pair of...

I've been using now since 1 month a new pair of LEICA NOCTIVID 10 x 42 ---- And since I am the Italian testimonial for Leica my reviews here and somewhere else may sounds too much in favour...however...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 26th May 2016, 11:32
Replies: 65
Views: 25,445
Posted By macrourus
A gap in the paper, giving to the complex an...

A gap in the paper, giving to the complex an uncomplete figure is that there are no samples taken in Italy and even worse from Sicily, that are rigth in the middle of the distribution range and that...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 6th April 2016, 20:23
Replies: 431
Views: 110,188
Posted By macrourus
ooops Richard, sorry I was not shouting ...its...

ooops Richard, sorry I was not shouting ...its always may way to underline and stress some parts I want to be better visible... Now I know (after so many years, I am getting slow in get the tecnology...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th April 2016, 20:22
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By macrourus
3 and 4 are dark morph booteds

3 and 4 are dark morph booteds
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 4th April 2016, 20:12
Replies: 431
Views: 110,188
Posted By macrourus
I do not quite understand why while its...

I do not quite understand why while its absolutely normal for many European birders and all great Britain ones to call British Storm Petrel a bird breeding all over Europe and to call many taxa...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th March 2016, 10:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By macrourus
Well, several years agò, I wrote a paper in...

Well, several years agò, I wrote a paper in Ornithos (French magazine but extensive english summary and english caption to photos!) where I reported for that Barbary Falcon (whatever is lumped or...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 28th February 2016, 11:10
Replies: 38
Views: 14,347
Posted By macrourus
Yes they indeed looks paler, BUT the fact that...

Yes they indeed looks paler, BUT the fact that "...the upperparts are often heavely worn and bleached" sure IS NOT a character itself or anything that lead towards a different taxon. Simply, these...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 06:56
Replies: 222
Views: 108,026
Posted By macrourus
I could supply sound recordings of the population...

I could supply sound recordings of the population of Crossbills from ETNA volcano, in Sicily. Very interesting and un-named population, with huge bill and plumage colour like N African birds
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 06:48
Replies: 29
Views: 10,461
Posted By macrourus
Indeed, harterti has not included in the paper...

Indeed, harterti has not included in the paper with more photos and no illustration by Lorenzo, as recently has been impossible to visit Lybia :-(((( and there are very few photos of alive birds...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 3rd December 2015, 08:08
Replies: 83
Views: 18,658
Posted By macrourus
Wait...and sorry...was a typo writing in forums...

Wait...and sorry...was a typo writing in forums as usually too much in a hurry :-C. Both Michele and me meant that indeed balearica is distinct, it is a valid taxon, and it is different from...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 1st December 2015, 16:06
Replies: 83
Views: 18,658
Posted By macrourus
Michele already answered extensively...just to...

Michele already answered extensively...just to confirm and underline Miki's points : Italy is IN Mediterranean basin as well as part of Spain France as well as Greece etc etc. So plenty of different...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 15th August 2015, 10:57
Replies: 51
Views: 23,814
Posted By macrourus
All very interesting researches that however...

All very interesting researches that however arise many questions that they not vene tried to address or solve even less: so, why in Sicily there is Passer italiae according to the genetic done but...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 29th May 2015, 08:41
Replies: 0
Views: 676
Posted By macrourus
Falco naumanni pekinensis - PDF open

Hello

please noticed theta the corrected version of the open download PDF on the Chinese Lesser Kestrel and naumanni ssp. and vaeriability is on line now

at ...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 24th May 2015, 20:49
Replies: 39
Views: 12,118
Posted By macrourus
Mohamed, note also that as back as in 2001 I...

Mohamed,

note also that as back as in 2001 I reported in a identification paper about the fact that Barbary Falcon from Middle East to Morocco show two different main types A - typical field guide...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 24th May 2015, 20:43
Replies: 86
Views: 33,604
Posted By macrourus
there would be also a paper on the differences in...

there would be also a paper on the differences in the calls by Robb in the same relevant issue of DB

indeed, Richard, very very busy:smoke:B (:B (:

other 5 new papers to come soon :eek!::eek!:8-P8-P
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 24th May 2015, 20:40
Replies: 31
Views: 13,223
Posted By macrourus
and of course as usuall you're rigth Laurent...

and of course as usuall you're rigth Laurent ...:king::king:
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 24th May 2015, 18:09
Replies: 31
Views: 13,223
Posted By macrourus
Hello Valéry, read only now your post... I knew...

Hello Valéry,
read only now your post...

I knew of course and sound recorded as well the call of cirtensis being very close or identical to buteo, and indeed that's why also they mate so easely in...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 24th May 2015, 17:16
Replies: 86
Views: 33,604
Posted By macrourus
Of course, for Morocco, the fact is that...

Of course, for Morocco, the fact is that observers could not be sure about positively ID iberiae, as you'll read in our paper they are identical or almost so in most plumages -(but not on call and...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 24th May 2015, 17:09
Replies: 83
Views: 18,658
Posted By macrourus
They ARE DIFFERENT, and believe me, they ARE...

They ARE DIFFERENT, and believe me, they ARE identifiable in the field !

And YES the call is clinching too

Wait wait till the next work by Michele Viganò will come, with also our ID paper...
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