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Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th March 2019, 18:56
Replies: 3,988
Views: 689,445
Posted By Xenospiza
It didn't occur in the part of the Netherlands...

It didn't occur in the part of the Netherlands where I grew up (it used to be common in the centre and the southeast only). I saw my first one on a day trip to our only "tripoint...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 2nd March 2019, 21:49
Replies: 3,988
Views: 689,445
Posted By Xenospiza
Tengmalm's Owl, last week in Sauerland, Germany....

Tengmalm's Owl, last week in Sauerland, Germany. Despite having lived in Germany for 7½ years now, this was only my third lifer in Germany (the others are Hawfinch and -surprisingly- Iberian...
Forum: Germany Thursday 28th February 2019, 23:09
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Xenospiza
A Brit 50 km east of Dortmund for a year will...

A Brit 50 km east of Dortmund for a year will likely be in Paderborn/Gütersloh.
Some good suggestions were already given.

The farming areas around Soest are good for Montague's Harrier (breeding)...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 16th February 2019, 22:47
Replies: 157
Views: 5,217
Posted By Xenospiza
That's just Arnoud: he can't wait till we start...

That's just Arnoud: he can't wait till we start counting all that trash.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th January 2019, 10:01
Replies: 157
Views: 5,217
Posted By Xenospiza
I just mixed up Mohr and Moor!

I just mixed up Mohr and Moor!
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th January 2019, 10:00
Replies: 157
Views: 5,217
Posted By Xenospiza
Weidenlaubsänger, of course. Although the map of...

Weidenlaubsänger, of course.

Although the map of Europe in said book had Dutch names...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 26th January 2019, 22:59
Replies: 157
Views: 5,217
Posted By Xenospiza
Back to German names: for Bullfinch, the locals...

Back to German names: for Bullfinch, the locals here say "Dompfaff" where I will use the official "Gimpel", yet we know what we mean. Anything better than the nonsensical Dutch name (which means...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 24th January 2019, 20:38
Replies: 11
Views: 2,223
Posted By Xenospiza
I'm going through the excel-file: distribution of...

I'm going through the excel-file: distribution of Puffinus bailloni still includes P. persicus.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st January 2019, 20:29
Replies: 157
Views: 5,217
Posted By Xenospiza
Well, they are obviously listers and not...

Well, they are obviously listers and not scientists at all... what an amazing amount of arrogance.

It's a good thing I'm not a member of Club 300, because I would not be making myself very popular,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st January 2019, 18:20
Replies: 157
Views: 5,217
Posted By Xenospiza
Vernacular names have nothing to do with science...

Vernacular names have nothing to do with science and everything with the persons in charge wanting to make an imprint. This is not much different in the Netherlands, the UK or the US (I hate the name...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 18th January 2019, 19:11
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Xenospiza
There's still quality in Cuc Phuong, but all in...

There's still quality in Cuc Phuong, but all in all a depressing country. Amazing not even to see egrets or stilts in the rice paddies.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 18th January 2019, 19:07
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By Xenospiza
I had these in Addis Abeba. Didn't leave the...

I had these in Addis Abeba. Didn't leave the building!

Egyptian Goose
Speckled Pigeon
White-collared Pigeon
Dusky Turtle Dove
African Black Swift
White-backed Vulture
Yellow-billed Kite
Augur Buzzard
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 17th January 2019, 21:56
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Xenospiza
Prepare for rather birdless forests in the north....

Prepare for rather birdless forests in the north. This includes Cuc Phuong, where I almost reached 50 species in a day. People were poaching frogs 500 m from the headquarters: no one gives a ...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 15th January 2019, 19:08
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Xenospiza
On Corsica it looks quite different (long bill),...

On Corsica it looks quite different (long bill), but I found that it sounds very similar to the mainland birds.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 6th January 2019, 11:26
Replies: 129
Views: 3,394
Posted By Xenospiza
My list for 1 January from Oman. 4½ hour drive...

My list for 1 January from Oman. 4½ hour drive with one species didn't contribute to the list size... but at least the target (Crab Plover) was seen.

Grey Francolin
Greater Flamingo
Laughing...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 22:02
Replies: 3,988
Views: 689,445
Posted By Xenospiza
Crab Plover in Oman, along with assorted goodies...

Crab Plover in Oman, along with assorted goodies including Omani Owl. Fierce competition for the least impressive tick, but Yemen Serin and Plain Leaf Earbler were not as unremarkable as African...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 16th December 2018, 21:45
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Xenospiza
I guess E. decorata comes closest. Not completely...

I guess E. decorata comes closest. Not completely mature.
I'd be interested in the other one, as I think I have pictures of it too...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 29th November 2018, 19:06
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Xenospiza
Definitely Arhopala, but there are...

Definitely Arhopala, but there are many!
https://www.nss.org.sg/butterflies_list/check_list.php?cl_mst_id=1&ac=v
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 24th November 2018, 09:12
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Xenospiza
I am quite confident that it is Ypthima baldus.

I am quite confident that it is Ypthima baldus.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 23rd November 2018, 22:21
Replies: 114
Views: 40,574
Posted By Xenospiza
And why are the pied forms more attached to sandy...

And why are the pied forms more attached to sandy beaches and the black ones to rocky shores?
There must be very few genes regulating the pied plumage.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 23rd November 2018, 20:34
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Xenospiza
"Ring-necked Pheasant" is the standard name used...

"Ring-necked Pheasant" is the standard name used for the entire species in the USA.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 22nd November 2018, 21:14
Replies: 39
Views: 2,264
Posted By Xenospiza
Give it 30 years and White-tailed Eagles might...

Give it 30 years and White-tailed Eagles might spread from the continent. Already quite a few breeding pairs in the Netherlands. I know the British like to "return" all these flagship species, but...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 22nd November 2018, 20:38
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Xenospiza
I had already answered for Ghana, this was for...

I had already answered for Ghana, this was for the "ornamental feather" question.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 22nd November 2018, 18:08
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Xenospiza
First 5, number 4: Arnica angustifolia Second...

First 5, number 4: Arnica angustifolia

Second 5:
Veronica alpina
Pedicularis lapponica
Rhodiola rosea
Silene acaulis
Gentiana nivalis

Final one:
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 20th November 2018, 20:39
Replies: 63
Views: 1,710
Posted By Xenospiza
I had two Red Admirals flying about on Saturday...

I had two Red Admirals flying about on Saturday 17/11, when it was only 7 degrees!
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