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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 11th May 2018, 16:01
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By James Lowther
Western Marsh Harrier in case there is any...

Western Marsh Harrier in case there is any doubt
James
Forum: Vietnam Saturday 5th May 2018, 06:54
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By James Lowther
Recently returned from Vietnam I can...

Recently returned from Vietnam I can unfortunately confirm that the National Park access road beyond the park gate and the various trails that start from the end of the road (including the contour...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd March 2018, 12:35
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By James Lowther
Was in Luang Prabang two weeks ago and saw...

Was in Luang Prabang two weeks ago and saw white-crested laughingthrush, sulphur-breasted warbler, Asian barred owlet, Japanese and chestnut-sided white eye, scarlet-backed flowerpecker,...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 3rd March 2018, 16:58
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By James Lowther
Interesting thanks James

Interesting thanks
James
Forum: Switzerland Tuesday 27th February 2018, 16:01
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By James Lowther
thanks for the advice again Florian, I think i...

thanks for the advice again Florian,
I think i will head up into the mountains with some hope but no expectations of my targets, and hopefully will at least see some good butterflies...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th February 2018, 21:11
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By James Lowther
Looks like grey plover to me... But not at all...

Looks like grey plover to me...
But not at all sure..

James
Forum: Switzerland Monday 26th February 2018, 21:02
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By James Lowther
Lausanne/Geneva in june

Hello all,
I may have a couple of days in western Switzerland in late June this year. I wonder if anyone has any good spots accessible by public transport in the general area. Sites for Pygmy owl,...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 24th February 2018, 17:33
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By James Lowther
Hi, Nice report. I think Indian pond heron rare...

Hi,
Nice report.
I think Indian pond heron rare in Vietnam though
James
Forum: Vietnam Saturday 24th February 2018, 09:44
Replies: 22
Views: 992
Posted By James Lowther
I believe large mammals are supposedly recovering...

I believe large mammals are supposedly recovering if anything in cat tien (is that right?)
So shortage of leeches more likely linked to climatic changes?

I feel a bit like kent brockman extolling...
Forum: Vietnam Friday 23rd February 2018, 20:13
Replies: 22
Views: 992
Posted By James Lowther
thanks Vincent James

thanks Vincent

James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 20th February 2018, 07:46
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By James Lowther
The point is there is no need to restore...

The point is there is no need to restore monophyly. Unless there’s evidence nearctic and palearctic crossbills are behaving as different species they stay lumped.

James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 19th February 2018, 15:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By James Lowther
are paraphyletic *species* disallowed under...

are paraphyletic *species* disallowed under whichever species concept the Swedish TSC uses?

If not then no problem with the current arrangement.

James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 18th February 2018, 19:32
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By James Lowther
Icelandic redpoll is a weird mix of 2 basic...

Icelandic redpoll is a weird mix of 2 basic types, pale arctic-like birds and dark streaky birds
James

Edit: and everything else in between
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 17th February 2018, 16:03
Replies: 2,876
Views: 458,985
Posted By James Lowther
Congratulations Klacke and team. A great effort...

Congratulations Klacke and team. A great effort and very entertaining read
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th February 2018, 08:05
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By James Lowther
4 is ruby cheeked sunbird I think (straight...

4 is ruby cheeked sunbird I think (straight bill)
5 maybe crimson sunbird?

James
Forum: Vietnam Friday 16th February 2018, 11:42
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By James Lowther
cheers Glenn, James

cheers Glenn,
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th February 2018, 19:48
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By James Lowther
First calendar year means hatched this calendar...

First calendar year means hatched this calendar year.
James
Forum: Chile Wednesday 14th February 2018, 17:52
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By James Lowther
October is end of the winter - there are more...

October is end of the winter - there are more likely to be problems with the road at that time of year I think.
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th February 2018, 15:42
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By James Lowther
Agree with 1-4 but 5 is surely a bulbul, maybe...

Agree with 1-4 but 5 is surely a bulbul, maybe cream vented rather than red eyed as iris does not appear two-toned

James
Forum: Chile Sunday 11th February 2018, 11:22
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By James Lowther
Worth considering that ignoring the high...

Worth considering that ignoring the high mountains and the coast, where there are similarities throughout the whole country (although many differences also as detailed above), chile has essentially 4...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th February 2018, 11:12
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By James Lowther
Think the apparent whitish belly on the swiftlet...

Think the apparent whitish belly on the swiftlet is (probably) an artefact caused by the bright sun.

James
Forum: Vietnam Saturday 10th February 2018, 19:54
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By James Lowther
Thanks Glenn, Does the site have a proper...

Thanks Glenn,
Does the site have a proper Vietnamese name (for the taxi driver)?
James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 9th February 2018, 12:30
Replies: 37
Views: 4,009
Posted By James Lowther
as Nutcracker says, this is just blowback from a...

as Nutcracker says, this is just blowback from a right wing newspaper that most people in the UK (apart from its core readership of gullible old people) think is about as believable as Donald Trump's...
Forum: Vietnam Wednesday 7th February 2018, 16:25
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By James Lowther
Orange-breasted Laughingthrush

Hello,
recordings of orange-breasted laughingthrush on xeno-canto are embargoed due to the risk of bird trappers using them. Does anyone have a recording they could forward to me?
In case it's a...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 5th February 2018, 21:45
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By James Lowther
I guess that depends. Some look more different...

I guess that depends. Some look more different than others. Probably no worse than the Manx complex (yelkouan, fluttering, hutton’s etc)
James
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