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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 110
Posted By Nutcracker
When was the photo taken? If recently, then not...

When was the photo taken? If recently, then not Lesser Spotted, as they're in Africa at the moment :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 21:08
Replies: 3
Views: 45
Posted By Nutcracker
Carduelis flammea all three for me - the flanks...

Carduelis flammea all three for me - the flanks are too heavily streaked; also even male C. h. exilipes has at most only a pale pink blush on the chest, not strongly red.


PS welcome to Birdforum!
Forum: Gulls Today, 20:56
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Nutcracker
If it was in Northumbs it'd be a Herring Gull...

If it was in Northumbs it'd be a Herring Gull :-O

AKAIK, in Britain, Yellow-legged Gulls can only be found by reaching Mornington Crescent 3:-)
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 23:55
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Nutcracker
There is a third solution :king: . . . use a...

There is a third solution :king: . . . use a straight-through scope instead of an angled one :t:

Also, some angled scopes (not all though) you can rotate the angled part so you're looking in level...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:49
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, that's a better fit; a female :t:

Yes, that's a better fit; a female :t:
Forum: Mammals Yesterday, 23:31
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks! So my guess of the Tsangpo [Zangbu]...

Thanks!



So my guess of the Tsangpo [Zangbu] was right o:D
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:58
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Nutcracker
1 Black-bellied Korhaan (a small bustard) 2...

1 Black-bellied Korhaan (a small bustard)
2 Bateleur (immature) - short tail (tho' not so ridiculously short as in adults), and bulging secondaries


5 Sentinel Rock Thrush (not 100% sure)
Forum: Mammals Yesterday, 21:23
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Nutcracker
Wonder where the divide is? Brahmaputra/Tsangpo...

Wonder where the divide is? Brahmaputra/Tsangpo River gorge, perhaps?
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Yesterday, 18:42
Replies: 17
Views: 206
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, that fits well - same 4-leaflet leaves (a...

Yes, that fits well - same 4-leaflet leaves (a very unusual structure!) :t:



Don't know what it is, but definitely not a Casuarina, not even remotely like it!
c.f.:...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 00:31
Replies: 34
Views: 1,135
Posted By Nutcracker
Any thoughts on subspecies? Given that blythi...

Any thoughts on subspecies? Given that blythi Lesserthroats have increasingly been migrating west to winter in Britain in recent years, I'd not be at all surprised if this was more likely in winter...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th February 2020, 22:23
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Nutcracker
Again, the long, stout bill, and the dark flank...

Again, the long, stout bill, and the dark flank streaks :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th February 2020, 22:11
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By Nutcracker
Longer, heavier bill; and being almost as large...

Longer, heavier bill; and being almost as large as a Gordian Knot :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th February 2020, 22:09
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Nutcracker
Great Knot :t:

Great Knot :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th February 2020, 22:07
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Nutcracker
All Herring Gulls for me :t:

All Herring Gulls for me :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 26th February 2020, 14:42
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By Nutcracker
It is probably evolving steadily to be less...

It is probably evolving steadily to be less lethal, too - the strains that cause minimal symptoms are the ones most likely to escape notice and get passed on. People with more severe strains are more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th February 2020, 14:35
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks very 'ordinary' to me so I'll say Herring...

Looks very 'ordinary' to me so I'll say Herring Gull too (as that's the bog standard large gull around here) :t:
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Wednesday 26th February 2020, 14:32
Replies: 575
Views: 55,699
Posted By Nutcracker
One of the Empidonax flycatchers?

One of the Empidonax flycatchers?
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 26th February 2020, 11:26
Replies: 17
Views: 206
Posted By Nutcracker
Must be plenty of suitable habitat in the Jordan...

Must be plenty of suitable habitat in the Jordan Valley, and up the Med coast from there round to southern Turkey at least. Two limiting factors I can think of (1; most likely) the desert between the...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 26th February 2020, 09:55
Replies: 17
Views: 206
Posted By Nutcracker
Yellow Trumpetbush seems to be the most widely...

Yellow Trumpetbush seems to be the most widely accepted English name for Tecoma stans :t:
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 26th February 2020, 09:46
Replies: 17
Views: 206
Posted By Nutcracker
I call it Stan's Tecoma - though who Stan was,...

I call it Stan's Tecoma - though who Stan was, I've no idea :t: 3:-)





Makes you wonder why Nile Valley Sunbird doesn't colonise the region?
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 26th February 2020, 08:55
Replies: 17
Views: 206
Posted By Nutcracker
Actually a garden hybrid Lantana - true Lantana...

Actually a garden hybrid Lantana - true Lantana camara is rare, and not widely cultivated.
See https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=463177 and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th February 2020, 07:55
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By Nutcracker
The tail is too long for a crow - pretty safe to...

The tail is too long for a crow - pretty safe to say a grackle, tho' I still can't decide whether Common or Boat-tailed
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Wednesday 26th February 2020, 07:34
Replies: 575
Views: 55,699
Posted By Nutcracker
I'll try Eastern Wood Pewee

I'll try Eastern Wood Pewee
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th February 2020, 22:45
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks! Just to add, what comes out as pale pink...

Thanks! Just to add, what comes out as pale pink here, I think is just spots of bright sunlight, not actual pale plumage :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th February 2020, 22:42
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Nutcracker
Pallid for me too, tho' I'd go for adult female...

Pallid for me too, tho' I'd go for adult female (streaked breast, not plain orangey tones)
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