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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th October 2004, 15:32
Replies: 15
Views: 2,265
Posted By banyantree
I don't have much experience of Sacred Kingfisher...

I don't have much experience of Sacred Kingfisher but I've seen a lot of Collared Kingfishers in SE Asia including the Philippines and if I'd seen this bird I would never have questioned its being...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th October 2004, 14:08
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By banyantree
Sorry,I don't think it does - I think that we...

Sorry,I don't think it does - I think that we need underwing covert pattern to help on this. However, I need to look at some photographs of skins which I took at Academia Sinica - this will not be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th October 2004, 14:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By banyantree
If I saw this bird in South China I would be...

If I saw this bird in South China I would be fairly confident of its being Oriental C. (s.) saturatus.

This is based on the assumption that it is a juvenile - photo 3 seems to show two ages of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th October 2004, 11:58
Replies: 9
Views: 2,258
Posted By banyantree
These are certainly excaptive birds....

These are certainly excaptive birds. Laughingthrushes don't migrate but are all too common in the cagebird trade - the damaged claw is a classic feature of an ex-cagebird.

They are very pretty but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th October 2004, 11:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By banyantree
I see no reason why this is not a genuine wild...

I see no reason why this is not a genuine wild bird. From the photo it seems to be in excellent condition. Hooded Pittas are listed as rare in NE India by Grimmett et al. Birds of the Indian...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th October 2004, 03:51
Replies: 518
Views: 48,701
Posted By banyantree
The excellent new photos at ww.magikbirds.com...

The excellent new photos at ww.magikbirds.com have convinced me that the bird is a Eurasian Curlew (and hence presumably a first winter male). Pity, I was looking forward to setting a twitching...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th October 2004, 12:33
Replies: 518
Views: 48,701
Posted By banyantree
I have just read this thread from the beginning,...

I have just read this thread from the beginning, looked at all the photos, checked BWP and exhaustively compared these with the BB paper on the Druridge Bay bird - you will understand this when I...
Forum: VideoScoping Sunday 4th July 2004, 15:48
Replies: 9
Views: 3,810
Posted By banyantree
Pc-330

I had (almost) decided to get the PC330, not just for birding reasons but also as a replacement for a long-in-the -tooth but well used early Sony DCR - posts on this forum have convinced me to go for...
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