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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th July 2018, 15:15
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Jim M.
True, but not particularly relevant when the...

True, but not particularly relevant when the original poster is from the United States.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 14th July 2018, 16:55
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Jim M.
FA, Here is a link to an eBird map showing...

FA,

Here is a link to an eBird map showing Red-headed Woodpecker observations in the last three years in your...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th July 2018, 07:21
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By Jim M.
Juvenile Dark-eyed Junco.

Juvenile Dark-eyed Junco.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 7th July 2018, 13:52
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Jim M.
The quote is from a thread discussing grackles...

The quote is from a thread discussing grackles killing sparrows, so I don't think he is referring to the situation in Hawaii.



I think this hits the nail on the head. Some common Icterids such as...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 26th June 2018, 21:58
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Jim M.
Thanks. Someone on another site subsequently...

Thanks. Someone on another site subsequently suggested Desmia (Grape Leaffolder moths) as well. But I don't believe they have any bright orange on the underside as seems to be visible here. Oh...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th June 2018, 13:12
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Jim M.
Northern Waterthrush.

Northern Waterthrush.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 23rd June 2018, 20:28
Replies: 167
Views: 35,646
Posted By Jim M.
This thread is about anticipated future...

This thread is about anticipated future books--not most desired guides. This is the first we've heard of a new guide for Thailand, so there would have been no reason to mention it. In any event,...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 23rd June 2018, 19:34
Replies: 167
Views: 35,646
Posted By Jim M.
Robson's Thailand guide was published in 2002. ...

Robson's Thailand guide was published in 2002. There have been splits since then that it does not cover. The compact version of his Southeast Asia guide came out in 2005, covers about 300 more...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 23rd June 2018, 16:38
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Jim M.
Eight-spotted Forester Moth? (MD, USA)

There don't seem to be many North Americans on the sub-forum, but I will give this a shot anyway. Twice over the last month I have encountered a strikingly marked, but maddening insect in low...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 21st June 2018, 12:27
Replies: 53
Views: 3,285
Posted By Jim M.
2 new families: Southern Storm-Petrels and...

2 new families: Southern Storm-Petrels and "Royal Flycatchers," including not only the Royal Flycatchers, but also the Myiobius flys, and Ruddy-tailed Fly. So. Storm-Petrels has already been...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 20th June 2018, 15:10
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Jim M.
I know. That's why I didn't say there aren't any...

I know. That's why I didn't say there aren't any options. My impression from other's comments is that Arlott is like van Perlo--he prioritizes publication speed rather than quality, so I'm not sure...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 19th June 2018, 15:01
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Jim M.
Have a look at the compact version of the Craig...

Have a look at the compact version of the Craig Robson guide to Birds of Southeast Asia. It covers all those areas; there aren't many other options.
Forum: Brasil Thursday 14th June 2018, 00:55
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Jim M.
My principal recommendation is the example I...

My principal recommendation is the example I gave. That is where we went on a Birdquest tour after visiting Intervales. It was about a day's drive. A nice change of pace to be in mostly open...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th June 2018, 12:24
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Jim M.
I thought capped appearance as well when I first...

I thought capped appearance as well when I first looked at the photos. But I think we are really just seeing a consistent shadow in the eye socket (as suggested above); I can see gray above that...
Forum: Brasil Monday 11th June 2018, 18:33
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Jim M.
Have you visited cerrado habitats, e.g. Serra da...

Have you visited cerrado habitats, e.g. Serra da Canastra NP?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th June 2018, 05:00
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Jim M.
Each to his own. I've found it to be 100%...

Each to his own. I've found it to be 100% reliable for distinguishing the two eastern orioles. Orchard will always be yellow-green without a hint of orange (except the dark maroon of the adult male...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th June 2018, 16:18
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Jim M.
Yes. Females/young birds are variable. Orchard...

Yes. Females/young birds are variable. Orchard Oriole never shows the light orange color shown in the photo.
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 10th June 2018, 13:24
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Jim M.
Thanks all for the reports. Please add more if...

Thanks all for the reports. Please add more if you have them. Interesting that no one has so far reported going for monofocal lenses with superior close vision in both eyes. Not sure if that is a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th June 2018, 02:09
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Jim M.
It is an adult White-throated Sparrow. As Sibley...

It is an adult White-throated Sparrow. As Sibley notes, adults range from drabber "tan-striped" to "white-striped." Savannah Sparrow you will typically find in open grasslands; White-throated is...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 5th June 2018, 13:18
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Jim M.
Cataract surgery--lens choice experiences?

Hi all,

There have been several past threads on cataract surgery, but none of these focus on the question of the type of artificial lens to choose to replace your natural lens. So with cataract...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 24th May 2018, 16:19
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Jim M.
Yep, but just to clarify, I think that's a...

Yep, but just to clarify, I think that's a different question from whether it is generally considered part of Central America for birding or other purposes. The latter is more a question of...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 24th May 2018, 12:56
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Jim M.
I'm not sure many others share that view. ...

I'm not sure many others share that view. Southern Mexico is part of the Neotropics. But the main field guide is titled “A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America,” which...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 18:55
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Jim M.
After reviewing photos, I've moved into the...

After reviewing photos, I've moved into the undecided camp. Bird seems to have the proportions of a BWHA, but the some aspects of the plumage would be unusual.



They have more primaries than...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 12:29
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Jim M.
What about the patterning and structure says...

What about the patterning and structure says RSHA?

The features noted above--short-tail, bulky compact body, white throat with single stripe, plus the short and thick malar all support BWHA. The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 05:58
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Jim M.
BWHA was my first impression.

BWHA was my first impression.
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