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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 15th April 2018, 21:57
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Xenospiza
Rhyothemis plutonia is a good match, but not sure...

Rhyothemis plutonia is a good match, but not sure if there are any lookalikes.
http://odonatavietnam.blogspot.de/2014/12/rhyothemis-species-from-cat-tien.html
Forum: Germany Monday 9th April 2018, 18:13
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Xenospiza
First, sign into ornitho.de to make the most of...

First, sign into ornitho.de to make the most of local observations! You can search the database better after you've made a certain number of entries, so start reporting those pigeons and...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 8th April 2018, 21:10
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Xenospiza
A rapid assessment at least showed some splits in...

A rapid assessment at least showed some splits in island forms (São Tomé & Príncipe, Cape Verde kestrels), West African Wattle-eye. Cisticolas look to have been treated more conservatively; Gosling's...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 5th April 2018, 20:27
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Xenospiza
I bought the 2nd edition because my 1st edition...

I bought the 2nd edition because my 1st edition hard cover was a bit (read: much!) too heavy to carry.
* Text and maps next to the plates is an advantage.
* Something I had not noticed, but was...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 17:31
Replies: 3,853
Views: 648,501
Posted By Xenospiza
I'll send a pm.

I'll send a pm.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 2nd April 2018, 20:44
Replies: 3,853
Views: 648,501
Posted By Xenospiza
Purple-naped Spiderhunter was the underwhelming...

Purple-naped Spiderhunter was the underwhelming last one of a great bunch in Vietnam, with good views of all the localised laughingthrushes targeted (including Golden-winged).

No thanks to our...
Forum: Vietnam Friday 16th March 2018, 11:41
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Xenospiza
I think there is a 50/50 chance of a tickable...

I think there is a 50/50 chance of a tickable view being available later this year. We got night heron shapes flying back to roost calling; I assume 4 birds in total. Maybe an evening fly by would...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Saturday 3rd March 2018, 16:47
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Xenospiza
I think Rafael means something like this:...

I think Rafael means something like this: https://www.xeno-canto.org/399631 or this: https://www.xeno-canto.org/373756
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 28th February 2018, 21:17
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Xenospiza
One of the Dutch researchers would tell vismig...

One of the Dutch researchers would tell vismig counters there had been good migration that night. Funnily, this often did not correlate with the numbers counted at all because the birds flew too high...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 28th February 2018, 14:32
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Xenospiza
Every autumn, migration across the North Sea is...

Every autumn, migration across the North Sea is tracked by radar. Israel uses radar to check if bird migration is particularly strong as well, because flying into a flock of storks is not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th February 2018, 18:28
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Xenospiza
Come on, it's not identifiable from that...

Come on, it's not identifiable from that picture!

If you want to base it on statistics... A few birds have indeed been present on site (Rekem, Vallei van de Zijpbeek) since 17 February, with Common...
Forum: Vietnam Friday 23rd February 2018, 15:37
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Xenospiza
I hope to be in Ba Be in 2½ weeks, so let's see...

I hope to be in Ba Be in 2½ weeks, so let's see...
Forum: Netherlands Thursday 22nd February 2018, 17:07
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Xenospiza
As another Dutch birder abroad, but one who knows...

As another Dutch birder abroad, but one who knows which bird you are talking about, this is definitely a Snow Goose: https://waarneming.nl/fotonew/3/15855533.jpg
Most Dutch birders just jot it down....
Forum: Sea Watch Wednesday 21st February 2018, 19:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Xenospiza
Completely agree with John on it being a nasty...

Completely agree with John on it being a nasty trick.
Forum: Sea Watch Tuesday 20th February 2018, 20:59
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Xenospiza
I don't know if it has been tried, but during my...

I don't know if it has been tried, but during my chemistry PhD I smelt the stuff. It is one of the worst smells I have ever witnessed (and I worked with many sulphur compounds): absolutely...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th February 2018, 17:40
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Xenospiza
Yes and yes.

Yes and yes.
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 18th February 2018, 14:32
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Xenospiza
Nightingale was (still) at Fishers Green in 2017....

Nightingale was (still) at Fishers Green in 2017. Not easy to see there (no surprise) and I never tried in...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 17th February 2018, 13:36
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By Xenospiza
I have switched to the IOC logic and removed most...

I have switched to the IOC logic and removed most hyphens even if I do not mind them too much.
It can be a lot worse. For the birds of South America, Van Remsen wants monophyletic compound bird names...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 17th February 2018, 11:48
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Xenospiza
I started writing down my notes on 15 April 1984,...

I started writing down my notes on 15 April 1984, but I had always been watching birds: I saw 150 species before I started keeping notes (this is the number remaining after getting rid of all the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 4th February 2018, 18:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,458
Posted By Xenospiza
There were plenty for sale (from veldshop.nl) at...

There were plenty for sale (from veldshop.nl) at the Dutch Birding Day yesterday.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 3rd February 2018, 19:38
Replies: 2,876
Views: 447,561
Posted By Xenospiza
They even lost coverage on the M25. We can all...

They even lost coverage on the M25. We can all agree that coverage in Britain is crap, can't we? (Germany must be in the bottom 5).

They admitted W Sahara was rather "surprisingly good" instead of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 3rd February 2018, 17:31
Replies: 2,876
Views: 447,561
Posted By Xenospiza
They held an entertaining talk at the Dutch...

They held an entertaining talk at the Dutch Birding day today. They really rubbed it in that the Dutch don't care about Cat C birds ("WP listers must see (or hear) them") and they also mentioned the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 30th January 2018, 17:38
Replies: 33
Views: 2,364
Posted By Xenospiza
The illustrator is no endorsement for me. I will...

The illustrator is no endorsement for me. I will stick to the old book.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 25th January 2018, 21:25
Replies: 97
Views: 5,003
Posted By Xenospiza
Some people are willing to learn and happy to be...

Some people are willing to learn and happy to be corrected, others less so. It will be clear quite quickly what type of person you are dealing with.
I usually try tactics like: "It's not that easy,...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 19th January 2018, 20:24
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By Xenospiza
In some African countries you will be vaccinated...

In some African countries you will be vaccinated on the spot if you can't present your papers.

The current status is always mentioned on travel advisory pages, such as this one from the...
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