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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 14:35
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Muppit17
I agree, the paper seems to be simply drawing a...

I agree, the paper seems to be simply drawing a line in the sand based upon current understanding (which is different in each list) so no sure what it is trying to add. The short section on the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th June 2020, 09:02
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Muppit17
I had another look, and still think that Pennant...

I had another look, and still think that Pennant winged is the best bet for #1. See this photo of a juvenile with a grey tail, found in only slightly better condition than yours....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th June 2020, 13:46
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Muppit17
I am not going to claim any great ability to ID...

I am not going to claim any great ability to ID road kill, and having struggled with nightjar ID across Africa and settled on voice being my only way of being confident, these photos do pose...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 5th June 2020, 12:09
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By Muppit17
I believe it is juvenile Klaas's. Emerald should...

I believe it is juvenile Klaas's.

Emerald should not have white behind the eye and the throat should lack the impression of being barred on white as this bird has.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 13:32
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Muppit17
I agree Monty's - only answering to highlight the...

I agree Monty's - only answering to highlight the attached link is a very useful summary published on the UAE birding pages for separating Monty's from...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2020, 11:31
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Muppit17
Can you explain why you have dismissed 'Caspian'...

Can you explain why you have dismissed 'Caspian' Reed Warbler - A.s.fuscus, to me there are a number of features that don't quite fit a classic - overall rich colour, darkish edge to the supercilium,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st May 2020, 19:43
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Muppit17
I have to agree that I don't see a skua in this....

I have to agree that I don't see a skua in this. The deep chesty appearance, white belly and rump remind me of Sooty Gull. I would guess an immature as it doesn't look clean enough for an adult. From...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th May 2020, 13:35
Replies: 27
Views: 1,593
Posted By Muppit17
I have stayed away from this purely through being...

I have stayed away from this purely through being busy elsewhere.

I will only restate what I said at the beginning, I cant distinguish the tail coverts from the photo, and in not seeing the feather...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th May 2020, 15:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,593
Posted By Muppit17
I still believe this bird had grey tail coverts...

I still believe this bird had grey tail coverts and that makes it Red-breasted rather than Taiga.

I am still confused by how dark the bill looks but maybe this is a product of the angle of the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th May 2020, 10:25
Replies: 27
Views: 1,593
Posted By Muppit17
I note that there have been at least 3 rbf...

I note that there have been at least 3 rbf reported across Israel over the last week end.

I am not so confident as andyb. The difference in the species is not on the tail itself by the upper tail...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th May 2020, 10:02
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Muppit17
I think the short answer is no, however On...

I think the short answer is no, however


On range it is highly unlikely to be Eastern (but certainly not impossible)
The face mask is narrow, with no black to the forehead and barely reaching over...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th May 2020, 14:37
Replies: 34
Views: 2,049
Posted By Muppit17
There are parts offered for free as part of eBird...

There are parts offered for free as part of eBird and Merlin, the link takes you to the same species - called Blythe's Shrike Babbler under Clements;
https://ebird.org/species/blyshb1
So range,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th May 2020, 11:57
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Muppit17
The photos clearly show a species of the Lesser...

The photos clearly show a species of the Lesser Short-toed Lark complex. Stubby bill, streaks on the breast and primaries clearly much longer than the tertials.

I guess the key question is whether...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th May 2020, 10:12
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Muppit17
Andy - can you confirm who uses Admirable as the...

Andy - can you confirm who uses Admirable as the naming convention?

From what I can see both IOC and Clements are using Talamanca, but a search of the web shows them being used interchangeably on...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 2nd May 2020, 10:09
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By Muppit17
Very useful summary - a couple of additional...

Very useful summary - a couple of additional points

Remember Route 6 is a toll road, at least until the Route 40 junction near Be'er Sheva. Your hire car needs to have the electronic tag to use the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th April 2020, 17:44
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Muppit17
I agree. Never seen a Common Chiffchaff with the...

I agree. Never seen a Common Chiffchaff with the bold supercilium meeting over the top of bill, but typical of the Mountain Chiffchaffs I saw in Georgia.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th April 2020, 14:04
Replies: 42
Views: 2,460
Posted By Muppit17
I was meaning out of range and this particular...

I was meaning out of range and this particular one. Certainly in UAE not an issue, although if it were say in Safa Park that was, rather than in the mtns, I am not sure that it would be accepted...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th April 2020, 18:46
Replies: 42
Views: 2,460
Posted By Muppit17
Seen plenty. Relatively common winter visitor in...

Seen plenty. Relatively common winter visitor in the mountains between Dubai and Fujairah. I personally would not count one if I hadn't heard it call. Always reminded me in the field of an unbarred...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th April 2020, 11:12
Replies: 42
Views: 2,460
Posted By Muppit17
I am not going to venture an opinion at this...

I am not going to venture an opinion at this point, however the comparisons must have taken you time and effort. However I would suggest that surely your default Chiffchaff should be P.c.abietinus...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 24th April 2020, 10:23
Replies: 88
Views: 3,855
Posted By Muppit17
The standard fields are as you say; - location,...

The standard fields are as you say;
- location, but in addition the app enables you record the track of where you have been and see that on Google maps (the track is not available to third parties on...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd April 2020, 10:13
Replies: 49
Views: 1,923
Posted By Muppit17
Down here in Hampshire, they have been appearing...

Down here in Hampshire, they have been appearing for about a week now, although I haven't seen one. The earliest record ever was the 2nd April, and the normal timing is mid April.

Of course they...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd April 2020, 09:35
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By Muppit17
When I lived in Dubai, Upchers was a very...

When I lived in Dubai, Upchers was a very numerous migrant around this time of year. The easiest way to spot the species was it habit of swinging its tail, something of course doesn't come across in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd April 2020, 08:50
Replies: 88
Views: 3,855
Posted By Muppit17
I agree Paul. Of course you can use the notes...

I agree Paul. Of course you can use the notes field to record it but that does not capture the information for easy reference.

I also questioned the lack of altitude recording directly with Cornell....
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 21st April 2020, 16:01
Replies: 88
Views: 3,855
Posted By Muppit17
I would offer that the eBird app would be...

I would offer that the eBird app would be tailor-made in these circumstances. You can work off line, attaches date and time, has space for notes on individual species or against the location/list,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 21st April 2020, 15:43
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Muppit17
I looked at this as well. The eye is very large...

I looked at this as well. The eye is very large for the size of the head and I think I can see rictal bristles, together with the broad and flat bill, that would suggest that it is a flycatcher of...
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