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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 13:09
Replies: 1
Views: 37
Posted By andyb39
Any other images?

Any other images?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 11:22
Replies: 7
Views: 83
Posted By andyb39
I think it's more a case of African Emerald vs...

I think it's more a case of African Emerald vs Klaas's, if the latter occurs there.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 11:16
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By andyb39
The birds in the first image both look like male...

The birds in the first image both look like male Beautiful - the right-hand bird perhaps an eclipse male and the left-hand bird either that or a male in eclipse - it can't be a female with that dark...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 10:20
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By andyb39
I agree no.2 is a Wood Hoopoe, maybe a young...

I agree no.2 is a Wood Hoopoe, maybe a young Black (also known as Black Scimitarbill) on tail shape and the presence of gape flanges.

Agree with Andy on no.3 but not sure what no.1 is.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th May 2020, 15:50
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By andyb39
Not a Black-winged Kite but an Accipiter, a male...

Not a Black-winged Kite but an Accipiter, a male Shikra, I think.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th May 2020, 12:24
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By andyb39
Hi Steve, I had always thought that the breast...

Hi Steve,

I had always thought that the breast tabs were not remnants of the breast band but evolved independently of it and are in any case positioned slightly lower. I may be wrong. They are in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th May 2020, 09:45
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By andyb39
It might be an idea to consult David James on...

It might be an idea to consult David James on this - you can contact him at [email protected] He was very helpful indeed with my own chance sighting of CIF in Malaysia.

I thought it might be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th May 2020, 04:44
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By andyb39
I believe it's a 2nd-year Christmas Island - buff...

I believe it's a 2nd-year Christmas Island - buff head, lack of a breastband and lack of axiliary spurs makes it 2nd year, plus the diagnostic black breast "tabs" and heart-shaped belly patch make it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 04:48
Replies: 27
Views: 1,460
Posted By andyb39
Thanks John, but it was more of a rhetorical...

Thanks John, but it was more of a rhetorical question. I wanted to make a point, because in my opinion this bird is strikingly similar to the OP bird. I photographed it in Vietnam (sorry about the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 02:39
Replies: 27
Views: 1,460
Posted By andyb39
Hi Mac, I suppose my question was aimed at both...

Hi Mac,

I suppose my question was aimed at both of you. Your answer was interesting........ I'm not going to reveal where I photographed it, so it doesn't influence people.

I'm always up around...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 01:47
Replies: 27
Views: 1,460
Posted By andyb39
So by your reckoning this bird, with a...

So by your reckoning this bird, with a greyish-brown rump, should be Red-breasted too?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th May 2020, 10:00
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By andyb39
Grey orbital ring - mental note made. I missed...

Grey orbital ring - mental note made. I missed that when I was comparing images.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th May 2020, 08:40
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By andyb39
Could be - it resembles these birds...

Could be - it resembles these birds...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th May 2020, 17:33
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By andyb39
(Western) Black-eared Wheatear,

(Western) Black-eared Wheatear,
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th May 2020, 17:30
Replies: 27
Views: 1,460
Posted By andyb39
Looks more like a Taiga - black upper tail,...

Looks more like a Taiga - black upper tail, all-black bill, cold grey tones. The slight orange wash on the flanks is apparently not unusual in 1st-year birds.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st May 2020, 15:55
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By andyb39
A young Himalayan, isn't it?

A young Himalayan, isn't it?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th April 2020, 04:06
Replies: 29
Views: 1,434
Posted By andyb39
I'm not familiar with this species, but I've been...

I'm not familiar with this species, but I've been looking at some online images, and it seems the bill can appear thin if the bird is viewed from below. Perhaps not as thin as it appears in these...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th April 2020, 05:11
Replies: 29
Views: 1,434
Posted By andyb39
I can see why you thought it was a Starling with...

I can see why you thought it was a Starling with that chunky body, long drooping wings, full undertail-coverts and short square tail, but that bill is surely too long and thin for any Starling....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th April 2020, 02:39
Replies: 42
Views: 2,236
Posted By andyb39
Yes, to sum up, without calls heard and/or...

Yes, to sum up, without calls heard and/or behavioural notes, nowhere near enough evidence for a national first.

My first impression, though, was emphatically not abietinus Chiffchaff. I've just...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th April 2020, 01:39
Replies: 42
Views: 2,236
Posted By andyb39
Yes, indeed a fairly common winter visitor to...

Yes, indeed a fairly common winter visitor to wadis and in acacias on open gravel plains in the Hajjar Mountains and also around Jebel Hafeet near Al Ain. Also common in parts of the Musandam...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th April 2020, 13:34
Replies: 42
Views: 2,236
Posted By andyb39
I got a response from one more colleague, who was...

I got a response from one more colleague, who was more non-committal than the other two:

I agree that this does superficially look like a Plain Leaf Warbler at first glance, but my feeling is that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th April 2020, 07:17
Replies: 42
Views: 2,236
Posted By andyb39
This is where it gets interesting. Two of my...

This is where it gets interesting. Two of my friends here have looked at the images and said they see no reason why it can't be Plain Leaf. Structure looks better for it and plumage within variation....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd April 2020, 14:34
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By andyb39
I didn't know OTW got as far east as Urfa....

I didn't know OTW got as far east as Urfa. Upcher's is definitely present a little west of Gaziantep, which is some way west of Urfa.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd April 2020, 09:17
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By andyb39
Was it waving its tail around?

Was it waving its tail around?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd April 2020, 03:06
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By andyb39
It can't be anything else - Bali has only three...

It can't be anything else - Bali has only three species of Sunbird, Olive-backed, Brown-throated and Javan, and it certainly isn't one of the other two. Underparts are normally yellower on...
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