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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 19:20
Replies: 732
Views: 112,051
Posted By MJB
Indeed. One of the most valuable parts of the...

Indeed. One of the most valuable parts of the wartime archive was the Luftwaffe material that was obtained in the immediate aftermath of the war. Their coverage of Russia all the way to Moscow and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 10:59
Replies: 732
Views: 112,051
Posted By MJB
The PRMkIV Spitfire could reach Stettin...

The PRMkIV Spitfire could reach Stettin (Szczecin) in the Baltic. Although this is about 600km in a straight line, direct routes, having the disadvantage to the enemy of predictability, seldom were...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 17th July 2019, 14:26
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By MJB
Congratulations, Gonçalo!B (: MJB

Congratulations, Gonçalo!B (:
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 17th July 2019, 14:21
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By MJB
"Reassessment" is possibly more applicable, but...

"Reassessment" is possibly more applicable, but in the case of white-eyes, maybe "Reassessment 1" is probably prudent...:eek!:
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th July 2019, 12:44
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By MJB
Your best, if difficult, chance of Saker is...

Your best, if difficult, chance of Saker is probably 40-50km east-southeast of Vienna in the border area between Niederösterreich and Burgenland, where on a few of the many power-line pylons** that...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 8th July 2019, 18:41
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By MJB
From someone who has done a fair bit of...

From someone who has done a fair bit of proof-reading, I trust you meant 'Foreword'... Best wishes for the final product!
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 7th July 2019, 14:27
Replies: 39
Views: 3,156
Posted By MJB
There appears to be a fair bit of non-passerine...

There appears to be a fair bit of non-passerine rearrangement...
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 6th July 2019, 15:52
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By MJB
It's about 480km west of an isolated breeding...

It's about 480km west of an isolated breeding area just west of Kermanshah (source BirdLife Datazone map).
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 25th June 2019, 08:45
Replies: 732
Views: 112,051
Posted By MJB
Marham's not far from me. The sound they make at...

Marham's not far from me. The sound they make at times is diagnostic; I don't know for certain what the cause is, but it could be related to the exhaust nozzle position in a tight turn.
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th June 2019, 16:01
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By MJB
I believe the grounds for lumping were...

I believe the grounds for lumping were straightforward: the sample size was 1 (The paper, whose reference details escape me at present, dealt mainly with other southern gull taxa).
MJB
Forum: Conservation Monday 24th June 2019, 15:42
Replies: 1,767
Views: 126,368
Posted By MJB
Your link appears not to work/no longer works,...

Your link appears not to work/no longer works, unfortunately... Clicking on the image does, fortunately!
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th June 2019, 19:09
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By MJB
It may be just the angle, but the primary...

It may be just the angle, but the primary projection might be long enough to fall into the range of Marsh Warbler. However, is the mouth colour against that?
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th June 2019, 12:44
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By MJB
John, The columbinus ssp of GSP is the smallest,...

John,
The columbinus ssp of GSP is the smallest, and just recently all the Cyprus records up to 1996 and Turkey records up to 1989 of LSP have been re-assessed as columbinus. I've see some variation...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th June 2019, 12:30
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By MJB
Stilts can and do swim, and they also bathe very...

Stilts can and do swim, and they also bathe very actively...
MJB
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 5th June 2019, 15:26
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By MJB
That should do well at the BBWF, Jim! I'm looking...

That should do well at the BBWF, Jim! I'm looking forward to that book.
MJB
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 5th June 2019, 15:21
Replies: 1,767
Views: 126,368
Posted By MJB
Hi,Henning, White Storks and Wood Storks are...

Hi,Henning,
White Storks and Wood Storks are both mostly white... that sets the bar at a level that surely excludes anyone citing Manville as an 'expert witness'... ... which was your point,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th June 2019, 08:43
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By MJB
As far as I can discover, there is no accepted...

As far as I can discover, there is no accepted record of Pied Harrier in Kazakhstan, although it may breed in Mongolia nearer to easternmost Kazakhstan than currently shown on the BirdLife Datazone...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 4th June 2019, 16:05
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By MJB
Thank you Laurent. Giovanni Forcina recently...

Thank you Laurent. Giovanni Forcina recently kindly sent me the 2012 reference and I have already seen the 2015 one.
Yours aye,
Mike
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 4th June 2019, 12:16
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By MJB
Thanks, Mike. Until that time, I'll take the...

Thanks, Mike. Until that time, I'll take the pragmatic view that alphabetic priority isn't too misleading!

Perhaps Laurent will come up with his usual lucid explanation!
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 4th June 2019, 12:13
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By MJB
Near Bandar Siraf on Google Maps the littoral...

Near Bandar Siraf on Google Maps the littoral southwards becomes more mountainous to the south, whereas to the north, there are more relatively open areas between ranges of mountains. Not much of a...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 4th June 2019, 08:29
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By MJB
Francolinus francolinus

Bonaparte 1856 described two subspecies of Black Francolin, asiae and henrici. Were they described together, or separately? Which has priority?

Peter Boesman in Dutch Birding 41(2) describes vocal...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd June 2019, 21:08
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By MJB
Or elevated to O. melanoleuca, according to...

Or elevated to O. melanoleuca, according to Schweizer et al 2019 & Schweizer & Burri 2019...
MJB
Schweizer, M, V Warmuth, NA Kakhki, M Aliabadian, M Förschler, H Shirihai, A Suh and R Burri. 2019....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 1st June 2019, 19:14
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By MJB
Jowers et al 2019 focused on the taxa within the...

Jowers et al 2019 focused on the taxa within the Buzzard superspecies via a battery of DNA techniques. Amongst their conclusions is that taxon cirtensis is best considered an allospecies of Common...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 26th May 2019, 08:30
Replies: 58
Views: 1,981
Posted By MJB
Best ask Nils...:t: MJB

Best ask Nils...:t:
MJB
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Sunday 26th May 2019, 08:24
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By MJB
Yep. Some say they often walk from flock to...

Yep. Some say they often walk from flock to flock...;)
MJB
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