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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:31
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Nutcracker
I was thinking they do look in a fairly dire...

I was thinking they do look in a fairly dire state!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:14
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Nutcracker
They do look good for Parrot, yes!

They do look good for Parrot, yes!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:46
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Nutcracker
The feathering on the back looks rather matted...

The feathering on the back looks rather matted and in poor condition - I'd go with the oiling suggestion :-C
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Yesterday, 13:59
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Nutcracker
I suspect you'll need more pics than that - get...

I suspect you'll need more pics than that - get pics with the flowerhead from behind (the structure of the base of the flowerhead can be an important ID factor), and the leaves too. Otherwise . . ....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 13:54
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By Nutcracker
Not Torskfiskdykpetrell or Torskfisködykpetrell?...

Not Torskfiskdykpetrell or Torskfisködykpetrell? 3:-)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 01:02
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, correct. Wish the Australians & Americans...

Yes, correct. Wish the Australians & Americans would do likewise! Far too many trees called 'pine' which aren't pines, and called 'cedar' which aren't cedars.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 00:59
Replies: 212
Views: 17,373
Posted By Nutcracker
Though some consistent misspelling of...

Though some consistent misspelling of Aegithalidae at the top of the page!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th July 2020, 00:13
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Linnet; a Serin would have a smaller,...

Ditto to Linnet; a Serin would have a smaller, stubbier bill, and be more yellowish-toned overall.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th July 2020, 00:12
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Nutcracker
I'd go with Herring and/or LBB Gulls :t:

I'd go with Herring and/or LBB Gulls :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 7th July 2020, 22:46
Replies: 4,216
Views: 758,985
Posted By Nutcracker
Glad I asked about it now!! o:D

Glad I asked about it now!! o:D
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th July 2020, 22:40
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Nutcracker
I'll hazard a guess on phoenicuroides for #2, and...

I'll hazard a guess on phoenicuroides for #2, and isabellinus for ##1, 3, 4 and perhaps 5. Probably wrong on some or all of them . . .
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Tuesday 7th July 2020, 11:23
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Nutcracker
If adding this photo to the Opus page, use the...

If adding this photo to the Opus page, use the version from the ID forum as it is better resolution than the downsized one in the gallery :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th July 2020, 11:13
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Nutcracker
Buzzard for me too.

Buzzard for me too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th July 2020, 11:10
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Nutcracker
An oily half-spingus . . . is this for real?...

An oily half-spingus . . . is this for real? Whoever came up with a name like that! :eek!:
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 6th July 2020, 21:31
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks! Surprised you can get it from ebird as I...

Thanks! Surprised you can get it from ebird as I thought clements didn't accept stejnegeri as distinct from maurus?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 21:22
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Nutcracker
Ooops! Yes, aethereus!

Ooops! Yes, aethereus!
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 6th July 2020, 15:40
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Nutcracker
Don't suppose you know offhand if the same...

Don't suppose you know offhand if the same applies to the Hanoi area in Vietnam, please?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 6th July 2020, 15:34
Replies: 212
Views: 17,373
Posted By Nutcracker
Balle-pelucheuse à longue queue? 3:-)

Balle-pelucheuse à longue queue? 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 15:21
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Nutcracker
A small box-filling error on the gallery page...

A small box-filling error on the gallery page needs correcting; currently says:
Scientific Name: White-tailed tropicbird
Equipment: phaethon lepturus


Should of course read:
Scientific Name:...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 6th July 2020, 10:53
Replies: 9
Views: 120
Posted By Nutcracker
Try to perch it as high as you can (windowsill,...

Try to perch it as high as you can (windowsill, or a tree branch), as close as possible to the nest. Its parents will find it when it calls for food. House Martins are usually pretty good at finding...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 6th July 2020, 10:48
Replies: 212
Views: 17,373
Posted By Nutcracker
Except it isn't olive-coloured; that, as well as...

Except it isn't olive-coloured; that, as well as its not being a warbler, was one of the problems with the name! Grey with white wingbars, and an orange (male) or yellow (female) head.

Personally, I...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 6th July 2020, 09:29
Replies: 212
Views: 17,373
Posted By Nutcracker
Literally, 'Piner', "the one of the pine trees"....

Literally, 'Piner', "the one of the pine trees". From the Nahuatl word Ocote (pine Pinus spp.) + the Spanish word ending -ero.



As an aside, curious to ask, does that tagline mean you are in favour...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 6th July 2020, 08:38
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Nutcracker
Good call, hadn't thought of it, but sounds right...

Good call, hadn't thought of it, but sounds right :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 08:33
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Nutcracker
#1 is a juvenile Blacksmith Lapwing #2 a juvenile...

#1 is a juvenile Blacksmith Lapwing
#2 a juvenile thrush, not sure which species
#3 pass!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 4th July 2020, 23:43
Replies: 212
Views: 17,373
Posted By Nutcracker
Was the post in English? If yes, he's hoisted...

Was the post in English? If yes, he's hoisted himself on his own petard [alert! French word!!!] :-O


Of course in England, English is indigenous . . . . or is it??? (must dig out my palaeolithic...
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