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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th October 2020, 15:26
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By jurek
Yellow Wagtail for me. Citrine should have...

Yellow Wagtail for me. Citrine should have broader, more prominent wingbars. And the undertail looks yellow.

White Wagtail should be more grey above, and have black breast band not such random...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 18th October 2020, 21:30
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By jurek
No flying bird. A few birds can move wings...

No flying bird.

A few birds can move wings forward in display, or clap wings against each other in flight (e.g. domestic pigeons).
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 16th October 2020, 13:36
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By jurek
I believe it is indeed abnormally pale. Mantle...

I believe it is indeed abnormally pale.

Mantle feathers should be brown with black spots and at most fine white edges, your bird has broad white tips after the last black spot. General mantle color...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 15th October 2020, 18:28
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By jurek
One difference is that cranes flap wings raising...

One difference is that cranes flap wings raising them clearly above the body height, and outer primaries curve elegantly upwards.

Storks flap wings downwards, and primaries curve very little.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 15th October 2020, 18:17
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By jurek
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th October 2020, 14:12
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By jurek
I think some Hudsonians have background color of...

I think some Hudsonians have background color of belly and undertail and pale spots on upperwing buff-brown, not white. But others are just like Eurasian. I would myself be interested in learning...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 14th October 2020, 11:49
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By jurek
It looks like Shakespeare only wanted to have...

It looks like Shakespeare only wanted to have some easy word to find a rhyme - and produced centuries of confusion about owl sounds. ;)
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Wednesday 14th October 2020, 11:48
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By jurek
Hi Jan, Certainly it is relatively easy to find...

Hi Jan,
Certainly it is relatively easy to find an unknown tropical reptile or amphibian. Friends went to Madagascar for a week, and simply moved a day distance from the tourist circuit and got some...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 13th October 2020, 10:19
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By jurek
'Ku-wick' is a contact call or alarm call. 'hoo...

'Ku-wick' is a contact call or alarm call. 'hoo .. hooo' sound like a description of territorial call. Both can be given by male or a female. Rarely, one bird can give both one after another.

He...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 10th October 2020, 00:07
Replies: 39
Views: 1,249
Posted By jurek
I think some Pacific gulls are almost certain to...

I think some Pacific gulls are almost certain to be overloooked: Slaty-backed, Western, Glaucous-winged, American Herring or California. Especially their immature plumages (except American Herring). ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th October 2020, 23:45
Replies: 39
Views: 1,249
Posted By jurek
The main thing is that birds in North America are...

The main thing is that birds in North America are more often species-pairs with Eurasian birds. So Europe and Asia share Common Gull, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper etc, but Eastern North America...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th October 2020, 14:42
Replies: 39
Views: 1,249
Posted By jurek
Most overlooked rarities in Europe?

What vagrants are most likely to be overlooked in Europe?

I looked at pictures of Double-crested Cormorants, and a young bird could fly around whole Europe and not be noticed as unusual.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 6th October 2020, 17:29
Replies: 603
Views: 159,236
Posted By jurek
I hope they would add drawings like tooth pattern...

I hope they would add drawings like tooth pattern to more specific guides. Also, footprints of larger mammals would be very handy!

It would be very bad if LYNX went for reselling the material from...
Forum: UK & Ireland County By County Patches Tuesday 6th October 2020, 17:25
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By jurek
So, why a serious birder knows pattern of moles...

So, why a serious birder knows pattern of moles on his own body!

Just an advice: it is often better to change clothing immediately when leaving the field. However, ticks can live on clothes for two...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 5th October 2020, 19:50
Replies: 39
Views: 8,950
Posted By jurek
I strongly suspect it is just a cultural...

I strongly suspect it is just a cultural transmission, because echo parakeets in aviaries are raised (to my understanding) on the general parrot food, like rose-ringed parakeets.



Escaped...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 5th October 2020, 18:05
Replies: 39
Views: 8,950
Posted By jurek
I had an idea that echo parakeet chicks could be...

I had an idea that echo parakeet chicks could be put for raising in rose-ringed parakeet nests, to establish a population of echo parakeets living in urban and farmland habitat in Mauritius. Echo...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 1st October 2020, 00:15
Replies: 65
Views: 1,233
Posted By jurek
I wish I had. I must humbly say, that Greek...

I wish I had. I must humbly say, that Greek Mythology was a book we were forced to read in a public primary school. ;)
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 28th September 2020, 19:23
Replies: 65
Views: 1,233
Posted By jurek
Some exotic-sounding ones: Luapula Cisticola Dja...

Some exotic-sounding ones:
Luapula Cisticola
Dja River Warbler
Orinoco Softtail



Canyon Wren is named after an ex-river. :king:
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 13:57
Replies: 65
Views: 1,233
Posted By jurek
Stygian Owl. By the way, OBC images lists an...

Stygian Owl.

By the way, OBC images lists an alternative name for the Terek Sandpiper: Avocet Sandpiper.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Saturday 26th September 2020, 13:56
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By jurek
They were trying to hand a petition to all the...

They were trying to hand a petition to all the cetacean activists: come and swim here and now!

Why the usual name of the species: Killer Whale was not mentioned?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 13:57
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By jurek
Hi Oleic, This appears to be an eagle owl, and...

Hi Oleic,
This appears to be an eagle owl, and victims are long-eared owl (pic. 3) and black kite.
What is confusing that the largest bone on pic. 3 is broken. Eagle owl should not be able to do it....
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 21:07
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By jurek
As Opisska said, the best is to learn regular...

As Opisska said, the best is to learn regular calls.

Unless you have an exceptional memory for sounds, the only realistic strategy for voices of rarities is to vaguely know what rarity calls what....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 20:58
Replies: 71
Views: 15,345
Posted By jurek
By the way, I wonder if anything is practically...

By the way, I wonder if anything is practically done to protect the genetic diversity of the common pheasant? The biggest problem is release of farm hybrids range-wide in Eurasia.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 18:56
Replies: 33
Views: 758
Posted By jurek
If you are unhappy, I can be aggressive...

If you are unhappy, I can be aggressive aggressive. The Ruddy Duck problem and the associated number of ducks killed and the monetary cost were increased several times because 'animal rights'...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 17:50
Replies: 33
Views: 758
Posted By jurek
https://rm.coe.int/expert-meeting-report-on-the-ru...

https://rm.coe.int/expert-meeting-report-on-the-ruddy-duck-25-feb-2020/16809e17d3

I follow this issue with interest, also reactions of diverse bunny-hugger groups which considerably delayed this...
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