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Forum: Information Wanted Friday 20th April 2018, 20:32
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By lewis20126
This book (2nd ed) was too large and the plates...

This book (2nd ed) was too large and the plates too hopeless and not nearly comprehensive enough to be worth it - I haven't got the fourth ed. - I assume it is much better.

cheers, alan
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 20th April 2018, 20:28
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By lewis20126
Steve For the common butterflies 'Butterflies of...

Steve

For the common butterflies 'Butterflies of pen Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand' by Kirton was ideal for Vietnam. Most of the nice big things are pretty widespread. It might not be as good...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 11th April 2018, 19:23
Replies: 69
Views: 4,744
Posted By lewis20126
No direspect to Jos, but the most hardcore...

No direspect to Jos, but the most hardcore birding trip Ive read recently was Ros Galardy's Snow Mountain Robin hike. Makes me scared, just reading it. I'm not sure Big Blue will be following in his...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 6th April 2018, 18:49
Replies: 69
Views: 4,744
Posted By lewis20126
My mum is 72 and still wandering around cloud...

My mum is 72 and still wandering around cloud forests and mountains on her own. One day I'll go and try and find her. ;)

cheers, alan
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 6th April 2018, 10:45
Replies: 554
Views: 197,708
Posted By lewis20126
Neblina Pygmy...

Neblina Pygmy Owl

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=359566&highlight=neblina

[Thanks to Andy Adcock]

Another as yet undescribed Owl species, to add to the Principe Scops Owl - are there...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 6th April 2018, 10:03
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By lewis20126
I don't know anything about the area, but wonder...

I don't know anything about the area, but wonder if there are any overlaps with the tepui endemics? Perhaps the Neblina Pygmy-owl might also occur on the tepuis, if that is the case.

cheers, alan
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 6th April 2018, 07:55
Replies: 69
Views: 4,744
Posted By lewis20126
Heard via the grapevine this was in the car park...

Heard via the grapevine this was in the car park at Monteverde!! Hardly 'the middle of the forest'. You should,have had a cup of coffee, a piece of cake and watched the hummingbird feeders.

cheers,...
Forum: Vietnam Monday 5th March 2018, 11:00
Replies: 39
Views: 6,176
Posted By lewis20126
Hi, useful information - whereabouts were the...

Hi, useful information - whereabouts were the parrotfinches? I'm off to Vietnam soon and had not realised these were at all likely.

thanks
alan
Forum: UK Rarity Gallery Sunday 4th March 2018, 21:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,930
Posted By lewis20126
My best from this morning - should be some...

My best from this morning - should be some amazing shots from the big lenses.

cheers, alan
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 2nd March 2018, 14:55
Replies: 16
Views: 2,380
Posted By lewis20126
Yes, exactly - I was referring to the Panama...

Yes, exactly - I was referring to the Panama side; yes I know the Dacnis is (now) well known on the Columbia side, but as you say is widely strung on the Panama side! Still no images as far as I...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 27th February 2018, 20:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By lewis20126
Excellent thanks - good enough views for...

Excellent thanks - good enough views for me!

cheers, alan
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 27th February 2018, 20:22
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By lewis20126
Great stuff Jos - I didn't realise the...

Great stuff Jos - I didn't realise the Rosefinches were there in such numbers. What are the views of the White-eyed Gulls like?

cheers, alan
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 27th February 2018, 17:41
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By lewis20126
Went onto c6 about ten years ago, when they...

Went onto c6 about ten years ago, when they stopped being self sustaining. Sarcastic emoji required.

Cheers, alan
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd February 2018, 09:09
Replies: 30
Views: 1,346
Posted By lewis20126
Could it be a Richard's Pipit? I cannot recall...

Could it be a Richard's Pipit? I cannot recall the status on the Philippines.

cheers, alan
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 21st February 2018, 20:33
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By lewis20126
Just over from car park - i used plastic pint...

Just over from car park - i used plastic pint pots and dug them in at dusk; kipped in car; lots of fisherman around so hard not to attract attention.

Cheers, a
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 21st February 2018, 19:38
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By lewis20126
Yes, overnight pit falls on seaward side of...

Yes, overnight pit falls on seaward side of beach, high tide line down, baited with dog food!

Cheers, a
Forum: Madagascar Wednesday 21st February 2018, 19:28
Replies: 54
Views: 4,257
Posted By lewis20126
I do not think there are any convincing records...

I do not think there are any convincing records of Dusky Yellowbrow. There are no photographs of live birds, no recordings and no known locations of extant populations. I will ask pete morris to...
Forum: Madagascar Tuesday 20th February 2018, 21:25
Replies: 54
Views: 4,257
Posted By lewis20126
I think it is worth looking at the text in the...

I think it is worth looking at the text in the BLI checklist v2, closest relative the Yellow-brow IIRC?

cheers, alan
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 15th February 2018, 18:23
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By lewis20126
Bluetooth adaptor for MP3 player

Can anyone recommend one that works - I've just bought one from Amazon and it won't pair with either of my two bluetooth speakers. I've got a nice flashing green light though.

cheers, a
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th February 2018, 11:31
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By lewis20126
I suspect Long-billed but cannot prove it on this...

I suspect Long-billed but cannot prove it on this image.

cheers, alan
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th February 2018, 19:37
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By lewis20126
Doesn't look 'full on' to me, as he doesn't seem...

Doesn't look 'full on' to me, as he doesn't seem to have been for much yet and there have been a few wintering rarities to mop up which he hasn't seen. Good luck to him though - I'm sure he'll see...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th February 2018, 17:39
Replies: 2,876
Views: 449,532
Posted By lewis20126
I quite like Science, even though I'm not a...

I quite like Science, even though I'm not a scientist! I like to follow taxonomic decisions, even if they are not 'birder friendly', so take the same view with faunal regions however difficult they...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th February 2018, 17:33
Replies: 2,876
Views: 449,532
Posted By lewis20126
Difficult perhaps but not impossible, I wonder...

Difficult perhaps but not impossible, I wonder about using Siberian birds going to SE Asia and using those breeding ranges, in aggregate, or average, to try and define the eastern extent of the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th February 2018, 16:24
Replies: 2,876
Views: 449,532
Posted By lewis20126
Covered on previous threads i think; colorado...

Covered on previous threads i think; colorado river in sw or go down to tehuantepic isthmus. Obviously colorado river, as rio grande is not much if a barrier but a fair approximation to some faunal...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th February 2018, 16:18
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By lewis20126
No, taped them out. ;) Cheers, a

No, taped them out. ;)

Cheers, a
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