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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 03:13
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By THE_FERN
This gets my vote because of the strong...

This gets my vote because of the strong horizontal barring
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 00:29
Replies: 134
Views: 48,202
Posted By THE_FERN
Sorry, haven't read the refs. Where are we with...

Sorry, haven't read the refs. Where are we with the other whimbrel "subspecies" now?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 02:04
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By THE_FERN
2-4 the "channel" is a groove which runs along...

2-4 the "channel" is a groove which runs along the upper bill, close to the upper edge. Books say this is difficult to see, but I've found it OK in the field (sp. validated by voice). I don't see it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th December 2019, 11:13
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By THE_FERN
Tom I for one find your observations...

Tom

I for one find your observations interesting. Any chance you could add them to the opus o pages?

Obviously, these 2 sp. come up time and again, and much of what is online /out there wrt id is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th December 2019, 00:40
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By THE_FERN
Looks more like a Buteo to me

Looks more like a Buteo to me
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 00:50
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By THE_FERN
Skipped over that one. I agree it is. Presume...

Skipped over that one. I agree it is. Presume American Golden Plover ought to have a more pronounced supercilium too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd December 2019, 17:18
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By THE_FERN
To the extent that they (semi-/Western) are...

To the extent that they (semi-/Western) are separable at this time of year, I think key are bill shape and breast sides
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd December 2019, 16:56
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By THE_FERN
[edit: that should have read post ocular of...

[edit: that should have read post ocular of course)]
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd December 2019, 16:51
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By THE_FERN
I agree. I'm not sure we can be 100% sure about...

I agree. I'm not sure we can be 100% sure about the semi-palmated sand in the last photo given the view but I think it's most likely
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st December 2019, 23:40
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes: compare this with the other wader Q which...

Yes: compare this with the other wader Q which just came up:

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=384097

You can see why I said the middle birds of pic 1 there are dowitchers when compared...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st December 2019, 23:38
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes: glad you're confused:—you can see why I...

Yes: glad you're confused:—you can see why I suggested the woodnymph. But look carefully at your [first] pic and you'll see there's a very pale beige wash to the plumage. Also look at the eye:...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st December 2019, 19:43
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By THE_FERN
Surely not with those pale bill bases and thick...

Surely not with those pale bill bases and thick bills? Stilt sand should have a more curved all-dark bill, with a more gently sloping forehead.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st December 2019, 19:00
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By THE_FERN
Not sure about the 2 in the middle in 1): think...

Not sure about the 2 in the middle in 1): think ?short-billed dowitcher (or dowitcher sp at least). I think 5) is immature snowy egret because of the yellow lores, only lower half of beak is pale...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st December 2019, 12:22
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By THE_FERN
On reflection I think this is right. The heavy...

On reflection I think this is right. The heavy bill have me pause, but the white feathers in the crissum area looked wrong for the brilliant (Also the apparently strongly forked tail with white outer...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th November 2019, 15:05
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By THE_FERN
2nd is female long-tailed sylph. First looks like...

2nd is female long-tailed sylph. First looks like female fork-tailed woodnymph
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th November 2019, 14:31
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By THE_FERN
Someone will prove me wrong, but I'm not sure...

Someone will prove me wrong, but I'm not sure it's possible to be sure on this view. We can't see the bill properly, and while the eye seems to be dark that doesn't necessarily rule out black -...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th November 2019, 14:14
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By THE_FERN
Young birds? Tails in the east can be longer...

Young birds? Tails in the east can be longer...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th November 2019, 14:12
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By THE_FERN
I also paused on that one. But facial...

I also paused on that one. But facial "expression" is greenshank
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th November 2019, 01:57
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By THE_FERN
Maybe I misread the mood but I thought a...

Maybe I misread the mood but I thought a consensus was building around stout
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th November 2019, 01:50
Replies: 30
Views: 658
Posted By THE_FERN
Your grebe looks more like silvery to me. The...

Your grebe looks more like silvery to me. The gull is a kelp gull
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th November 2019, 01:44
Replies: 30
Views: 658
Posted By THE_FERN
Grey-breasted Martin: the swallow has a different...

Grey-breasted Martin: the swallow has a different face shape and a clean, white sharply demarcated throat
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th November 2019, 16:44
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes I think you're right. Stout cisticola

Yes I think you're right. Stout cisticola
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 29th November 2019, 15:35
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By THE_FERN
Read this... Possibly do-able by canoe given...

Read this...

Possibly do-able by canoe given they weren't in a motor boat for that long. But with all the dangers of remoteness mentioned. Also, possibly squirrels (if...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th November 2019, 15:10
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By THE_FERN
Actually, looking at ebird photos, I think your...

Actually, looking at ebird photos, I think your first suggestion of rattling looks better. Why did you change your mind?

...From what I can see, croaking should have a much less rufous head than...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 28th November 2019, 11:27
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By THE_FERN
In Paraguay, access to the river is free to...

In Paraguay, access to the river is free to anybody. The land is all owned by someone. If you went to bahia negra you could travel at least some way up on your own. You would probably see quite a bit...
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