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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th April 2020, 04:47
Replies: 5
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Posted By Valéry Schollaert
2 is juvenile Yellow-billed Kite indeed, dark...

2 is juvenile Yellow-billed Kite indeed, dark iris and dark bill, thinly barred tail and streak breast...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th April 2020, 20:17
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Looks good for Green Sandpiper

Looks good for Green Sandpiper
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th April 2020, 12:28
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Yes, juvenile is usually very clear, it is the...

Yes, juvenile is usually very clear, it is the very first plumage, before the first moult. In raptors, it can be confusing because the moult can last months or even years. Is it juvenile until the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th April 2020, 07:07
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
This is how I understand it : "almost adult",...

This is how I understand it : "almost adult", adult type with a few remaining feathers or bare part colour as immature. I guess we might probably find different definitions in different references...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th April 2020, 02:57
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Yes, a Common Kestrel indeed

Yes, a Common Kestrel indeed
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th April 2020, 12:49
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
First looks like a gnatcatcher, and second like a...

First looks like a gnatcatcher, and second like a kinglet to me...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th April 2020, 12:21
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Thanks you so much for this detailed answer,...

Thanks you so much for this detailed answer, Graham, much appreciated. Greetings from sunny Flores (Indonesia) with a lot of birding, no pandemic and no lock down... 3:-) .
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th April 2020, 07:26
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Thanks, but is that enough to be positive ?

Thanks, but is that enough to be positive ?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th April 2020, 11:55
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Additional Photos

Can we reach a conclusion with those additional photos I received ?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th April 2020, 10:14
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Front left is African Spoonbill, no Great Egret...

Front left is African Spoonbill, no Great Egret here IMO.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th April 2020, 04:50
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Nice thread, thanks and keep safe guys !

Nice thread, thanks and keep safe guys !
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th April 2020, 03:26
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Nope, Komodo is closed up to 31th of May. I don't...

Nope, Komodo is closed up to 31th of May. I don't plan to go to Timor, unless I keep being stuck here longer. I spent 15 days near the coast, I should go inside the forest for another 2 weeks from...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th April 2020, 03:13
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
I understand you and have the same feeling, I...

I understand you and have the same feeling, I didn't bird in Africa since November 2015 (last lifer, Fox's Weaver - African list at about 2050).

However, I cannot complain ; since I left Africa I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th April 2020, 03:00
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Yes, you are right indeed :) . In birds, two...

Yes, you are right indeed :) . In birds, two parents cannot be two males 8-P
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th April 2020, 02:48
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Because Olive-naped Weaver was only recently...

Because Olive-naped Weaver was only recently split from Black-necked, and Black-necked is very different.

You can see a juvenile Olive-naped Weaver here, with its parents :...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th April 2020, 02:03
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Because this is an adult male (on your last...

Because this is an adult male (on your last photo).

Spectacled Weaver is not in Lagos, but occur in the far East Nigeria only. Olive-naped Weaver does not occur with Spectacled Weaver ; as you have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th April 2020, 21:12
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
I agree with you, so what do you think, how would...

I agree with you, so what do you think, how would you name it ?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th April 2020, 12:20
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Yes, this is...

Yes, this is (https://valeryschollaert.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/terathopius_ecaudatus_5fr.jpg) a 4cy+ bird, male, but still probably too young to be called sub-adult.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th April 2020, 12:17
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Thanks guys, but I don't feel anyone positive...

Thanks guys, but I don't feel anyone positive enough for a new species for an island (although not new for West Indies), are you ? That's also my feeling. Sure in Oman, I wouldn't hestitate much...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th April 2020, 07:18
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
I'm not sure Spectacled Weaver occurs in Lagos....

I'm not sure Spectacled Weaver occurs in Lagos. I'd rather expect Olive-naped Weaver (Ploceus brachypterus), sometimes treated as a subspecies of Black-necked Weaver there.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th April 2020, 12:01
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
I think so.

I think so.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th April 2020, 12:00
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Much young that sub-adult IMO, I'd call it...

Much young that sub-adult IMO, I'd call it juvenile, may be 2cy. It takes 7 years to be adult.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th April 2020, 09:45
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
My best guess for the first photo would be Common...

My best guess for the first photo would be Common Tailordbird with the patch on the neck side.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th April 2020, 06:26
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Young Bateleur.

Young Bateleur.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th April 2020, 06:24
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Valéry Schollaert
Golden Plover in Guadeloupe (West Indies)

Photo from Claire Affagard, shared with permission ; December 2019/January 2020. She has been told this bird is a Pacific Golden Plover (first for the island of Guadeloupe) while American Golden...
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