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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 26th March 2020, 13:59
Replies: 74
Views: 5,175
Posted By Kratter
The FOSRC is on the third round of voting for the...

The FOSRC is on the third round of voting for the submission to add the House Crow to the State List. Votes of 7/7 or 6/7 pass, 0/7 or 1/7 to not be accepted. Otherwise back on the docket it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th March 2020, 00:03
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Kratter
Agree with all Forster's. The lighting/exposure...

Agree with all Forster's. The lighting/exposure is making the upperpart grays look much darker than normal. Forster's s the only small tern with gray inner webs and white outer webs in the outer...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd March 2020, 10:28
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Kratter
Western Wood Pewee. Long wide bill, wing bars,...

Western Wood Pewee. Long wide bill, wing bars, mostly blackish bill.
Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th March 2020, 02:15
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Kratter
The gray face and breast and contrasting white...

The gray face and breast and contrasting white malar indicates Cassin’s Kingbird.
Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th March 2020, 20:10
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By Kratter
All depends on availability of their prey: apple...

All depends on availability of their prey: apple snails. Probably way too dry in Lima area (average 6 mm year rainfall/year) for apple snails. Western Ecuador is much much much wetter, over 1000 mm...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 10th March 2020, 14:34
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Kratter
We see this on Cedar Waxwings sometimes. Andy

We see this on Cedar Waxwings sometimes.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th March 2020, 14:33
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Kratter
Both Short-billed Dowitchers, for me. The long...

Both Short-billed Dowitchers, for me. The long straight bill and patterned back are wrong for STSA

Andy
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 9th March 2020, 17:06
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Kratter
The tail band in Cedar Waxwings is influenced by...

The tail band in Cedar Waxwings is influenced by diet. Various shades of red or orange (and likely pink) are not uncommon among those feeding on exotic honeysuckle vines during molt in the late...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th March 2020, 17:01
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Kratter
#1 Doesn't look much like a Mionectes to me, but...

#1 Doesn't look much like a Mionectes to me, but can't come up with an alternative

#2 Can't see this being being anything other than Yellow-winged Vireo. Those legs do not belong to any...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd February 2020, 12:58
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Kratter
I’m pretty solidly in the Louisiana camp too....

I’m pretty solidly in the Louisiana camp too. Buff flanks contrasting with white belly is distinctive, and the othe characters mentioned are pro-Louisiana. I think the slight blurring of the images...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 20th February 2020, 16:51
Replies: 65
Views: 1,953
Posted By Kratter
San Diego County (in southern California), at 32...

San Diego County (in southern California), at 32 degrees latitude, has recorded 505 species. Not bad for outside the tropics. It is only 5% the size of Great Britain. California (32-42 degrees...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th February 2020, 21:05
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By Kratter
#5 Looks like another Pine Warbler Andy

#5 Looks like another Pine Warbler

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th February 2020, 16:32
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Kratter
But as the mentioned in post 5, the first photo...

But as the mentioned in post 5, the first photo in that post is the bird in question and it is not showing the whiter lower breast.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th February 2020, 16:31
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Kratter
The underparts look too uniformly yellow below...

The underparts look too uniformly yellow below for a Baltimore Oriole. And the bill looks short. I think it's good for Orchard Oriole. Your first photos in post 5 show the smaller size and bill...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 13th February 2020, 01:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By Kratter
Among non-passerines, hummingbirds are well known...

Among non-passerines, hummingbirds are well known for learned songs.

Andy
Forum: California Friday 7th February 2020, 18:54
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Kratter
Niels A simple eBird search can really help. ...

Niels
A simple eBird search can really help. Here it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th February 2020, 20:52
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Kratter
#5; A Slaty-backed Gull showed up in St. Johns...

#5; A Slaty-backed Gull showed up in St. Johns yesterday, maybe it has been around a few weeks?


Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 4th February 2020, 14:30
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Kratter
Agree with Hepatic Tanager. Good wire bird (for...

Agree with Hepatic Tanager. Good wire bird (for those so inclined to keep lists of everything).

Andy
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 31st January 2020, 17:06
Replies: 40
Views: 3,874
Posted By Kratter
As mentioned by others, Krabbe is not a member of...

As mentioned by others, Krabbe is not a member of the SACC. This proposal comes from outside the SACC. The only action taken by the SACC so far is releasing the proposal to its public website.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th November 2019, 20:23
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Kratter
1) Eastern Whip-poor-will. Chucks are much more...

1) Eastern Whip-poor-will. Chucks are much more brown/rufous
2) Male Scarlet Tanager; jet black wings indicate male. They lose the red plumage before migrating.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th November 2019, 20:20
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Kratter
Male Ring-necked Duck second from left; others...

Male Ring-necked Duck second from left; others are mixed group of scaup, both Lesser and Gerater

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th October 2019, 10:00
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Kratter
Tennessee Warbler Andy

Tennessee Warbler

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th October 2019, 15:12
Replies: 48
Views: 2,158
Posted By Kratter
Look at the second close up video grab in the OP....

Look at the second close up video grab in the OP. What says it is soaring and not in powered flight?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th October 2019, 12:53
Replies: 48
Views: 2,158
Posted By Kratter
Raptors have short toes, thick short legs that...

Raptors have short toes, thick short legs that are feathered to the end of the tibiatarsus ( or even more distally to the tarsometatarsus in some). This bird has long toes and long skinny legs and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th October 2019, 19:13
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Kratter
Western Tanager looks good for 1, although...

Western Tanager looks good for 1, although Scarlet can sometimes show wingbars. Need to see the back to be sure. Western Tanager is rare but regular in Florida. Agree with Tennessee Warbler and Pine...
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